January 2017 – A return visit to Moscow has had to be postponed due to staff shortages but doctors from Moscow, Rostov on Don, Omsk and Krasnoyarsk have signed up for the RBH online course ‘Managing the care of children and adults with cystic fibrosis’ and we expect them to visit the UK for a practical session on completion.
The ‘Russian School of Cystic Fibrosis’ took place in Moscow at the end of February 2016. The two day ‘master class’ was given by a team from the Royal Brompton Hospital sponsored by CHI.
It covered the basics of good CF care as practiced in the UK, the benefits of new-born screening, airway clearance techniques, nutrition and the use of pancreatic enzymes, transition from pediatric to adult care and diagnosing and treating difficult cases. Doctors from nine regional centers as well as three Moscow clinics attended. Twelve of them presented cases for review and discussion with the visiting multi-disciplinary team.
For the full visit report, click here.