The very first volume of Journal of Limb Lengthening & Reconstruction was issued on November 5, 2015, it was presented during the ILLRS Congress in Miami, Fl (USA). Now it is indexed in Index Copernicus International.
JLLR, Official Publication for Association of study & Application of methods of Ilizarov (ASAMI-BR) & International Limb Lengthening & Reconstruction Society (ILLRS), is a peer-reviewed online journal with Semiannual print on demand compilation of issues published. The journal’s full text is available online at www.jlimblengthrecon.org. The journal allows free access (Open Access) to its contents and permits authors to self-archive final accepted version of the articles on any OAI-compliant institutional / subject-based repository.
Director of the Ilizarov Center Alexander Gubin, MD, PhD, AOSpine education officer presents Russia in the Editorial board of the journal.
The journal covers technical and clinical studies related to health, ethical and social issues in field of limb lengthening deformity correction, treatment of nonunions, bone gaps, infections, post tumor reconstruction, congenital limb anomalies. Articles with clinical interest and implications will be given preference.
- September, 28
The national conference of nurses “ Professional competence of the hospital nurse” was held in the Ilizarov Centre. Over 200 participants from Russia and Kazakhstan, 100 students of the Kurgan medical college take part in the scientific and practical parts of the event.
Out-door mobile exhibition of local photographers “Nature of Zauralye” is located in front of the main entrance of the Ilizarov Centre. It is dedicated to the year of ecology in Russia and supported by grant of Ural youth forum “Morning-2017”.
A new alley dedicated to veterans appeared in Centre’s park. Pupils of the School # 43 named after G.Ilizarov and pensioners of the clinic planted 30 trees.
GuestsfromUlan-Bator (Mongolia) visited Kurgan orthopedic clinic. Three medical specialists discussed the following collaboration with Russian orthopedists in education and sharing of experience, visited operation hall and pilot plant.
Over 1000 delegates participated in the medical conference “BioTechMed-2017” in Gelendgik (Krasnodar region). The Ilizarov Centre was presented by A.Gubin, speaker of implants and orthopedic equipment section. The aim of the conference was to introduce new devices by young specialists, some of them will later appear in hospitals and policlinics of the country.
- September, 7
The hall of the Ilizarov Centre has changed the art collection, now the walls are decorated with a paintings of Irina Aroslanova, a talented artist, professor of the Art school and member of Russian union of artists. The core work of the exhibition is a historical triptych “Legend of Kurgan” depicting a beautiful Asian princess Nazieh and austere khan Kadyr.
The International Meeting “Ilizarov Readings ” has been accredited by the EACCME® with 12 CME credits
The EACCME (the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education) is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS). The aim of a CME system is to assure a high level of theoretic and clinical competences throughout the working life of medical specialists. The EAACI CME Accreditation Committee guarantees that the CME programmes are of a high scientific and educational standard in agreement with the European and American CME systems.
The International Meeting “Ilizarov Readings” is designated for a maximum of 12 hours of European external CME credits. Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.
Through an agreement between the European Union of Medical Specialists and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert EACCME credit to AMA credit can be found at www.ama-assn.org/go/internationalcme.
Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognized by the UEMS-EACCME for ECMEC credits are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
To convert EACCME credits, please contact the respective national accreditation body for more information.
- April, 3
Five foreign surgeons from Columbia, India, Kuwait and Great Britain have come to Kurgan for training, they will spend four weeks learning and practicing the Ilizarov philosophy and techniques. Over 2000 doctors from 82 countries all over the world have already attended the educational programs of the Ilizarov Centre.
Boris Nuvahov, the author of three books about Gavriil Ilizarov has published a new book dedicated to the Ilizarov Centre and its founder. “Directing the force of nature” is written by a chronologist of medicine who is related to the Centre not only on friendly terms but also as a patient.
This day is the 75th anniversary of the world-known athlete Valery Brumel. The Olympic champion in high jump (1964), record-holder (1963 - 218 cm) was one of the most famous patients of the Ilizarov Centre. He was cured by G.Ilizarov in 1968 after an open comminuted fracture resulted from a traffic accident. With the help of Kurgan surgeon Valery re-started his sport career and took the 205 cm height. On the 28th of April an opening of installation “Brumel’s gate” will be held in the Ilizarov Centre’s park. Among the guests of the event are young sportsmen, students and the widow of V.Brumel.
The Ilizarov Centre team has won the 6th competition of the Cup of Kurgan Healthcare department. 16 teams of medical institutions of the region have been competing within 2 months in volleyball, cross-country skiing, shooting, power lifting, table tennis.
The Ilizarov Centre in collaboration with Bionic company (Moscow) participated in the Skolkovo Robotics V conference. They presented a model of bionic hand prosthesis attached to the limb with the technique of osseointegration.
The round table on problems of accessibility of spaces and services for passengers with special needs was held in the building of Kurgan airport on the 28th of March. Deputy Governor on social politics Alexander Karpov, director of the airport Dmitry Kovalenko, representatives of the Ilizarov Centre, social associations of people with disabilities and mass-media participated in discussion.
During the tour around the airport D.Kovalenko demonstrated special equipment for passengers – wheelchair ramps, color navigation, call bells for staff, medical room, etc. Also two elevators and hoists are planned to be acquired.
Making the airport comfortable for disabled people is of a crucial importance for the Ilizarov Centre, as it is one of the major service consumers of the airport. Statistics says that annually about 1000 patients with motor disorders get flights to Kurgan from other cities of Russia and abroad to be cured in the Ilizarov Centre.