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The international conference Modern Management of Severe Orthopaedic Injuries in War, Mass Casualty Situations, and Humanitarian Disasters will be held as a satellite conference to the most important scientific event organised by Rīga Stradiņš University (RSU) – RSU Research Week 2023. The satellite conference will take place on 31 March. Leading traumatologists-orthopaedists, vascular surgeons, and microsurgeons from Latvia, Israel, Lithuania, the USA, the Netherlands, and Sweden will give lectures and conduct practical sessions at the conference.

Following the latest developments in the world, the conference is organised by the RSU Department of Orthopaedics in collaboration with Bar-Ilan University (Israel) and the Association of Traumatology and Orthopaedic Surgeons of Latvia.

'The security situation in the region has changed over the past year, making the issue of training military medics much more urgent,' says Professor Andris Jumtiņš, Head of the RSU Department of Orthopaedics.

'Such international conferences let us develop cross-border cooperation, share knowledge, and enhance the skills of prospective and existing traumatologists-orthopaedists and other specialists.'

The conference will cover topics such as tactical medicine on the battlefield, prevention of war trauma infections, vascular trauma, as well as other aspects of war medicine. The event will conclude with practical sessions using artificial bone models and demonstrations of the use of external fixation devices for severe injuries to extremities.

We would like to highlight that RSU Research Week 2023 will be opened by students with the 9th International Student Conference, Health and Social Sciences (ISC2023). From 29 to 31 March, four conferences will take place simultaneously:

To see the full conference programme and to read more about the participants and other news, visit the Research Week website, as well as the ISC2023 website. To subscribe to the newsletter, please contact conferenceatrsu[pnkts]lv. An interview with the keynote speaker of the opening ceremony of Research Week Janet Kelso, PhD in Biology from the Max-Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology is available here.

RSU Research Week 2023 will take place in hybrid format – both online and in person.

Participation in all events is free of charge. The official language is English.