QS SFS Medicine 2021 (14–16 December)


Experts and leaders in medical education will explore the challenges and opportunities of a post-pandemic world at a virtual summit next week.

Sechenov University and the global higher education consultancy QS Quacquarelli Symonds are pleased to announce that registrations are open for the virtual QS Subject Focus Summit: Medicine. We will be bringing together a line-up of distinguished speakers from universities and organisations across the world.

The event will be of interest to medical school managers, government or industry stakeholders who work with medical schools, as well as those involved in university planning and strategy.

The online event will take place on 14–16 December, from 9:00 to 12:00 (Moscow, UTC+3).

The confirmed speakers include:

·         Mikhail Murashko, Minister of Health, Russian Federation

·         Petr Glybochko, Rector, Sechenov University

·         Oleg Salagay, Deputy Minister of Health, Russian Federation

·         Andrey Svistunov, First Vice-Rector, Sechenov University

·         Denis Butnaru, Vice-Rector for Research, Sechenov University

·         Malcolm Grant, The Chancellor, University of York and Founding Chair, NHS England (2011–2018)

·         Natasha Azzopardi-Muscat, Director of the Division of Country Health Policies and Systems (Europe), World Health Organisation

·         Adam Chee, Chief, Smart Health Leadership Centre, National University Singapore

·         Kirill Kaem, Senior Vice-President for Innovations, Skolkovo Foundation

·         Jason Matthew Harley, Director of Research, Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning, McGill University (Canada)

·         Daniel David, Rector, Babeș-Bolyai University (Romania)

·         Irina Markovina, Director of the Institute for Linguistics and Cross-Cultural Communication, Sechenov University

·         Nijasri Suwanwela, Director of Chulalongkorn International Medical Programme, Chulalongkorn University (Thailand)

The theme of the conference is Barriers Come Down: Exploring a new paradigm in medical education, research and healthcare, following three conference tracks:

·         Medicine: Challenges, Vision and Future

·         Reimagining Global Healthcare

·         Digitalisation and Humanities in Medical Education, Research & Healthcare

Petr Glybochko, Rector of Sechenov University:

‘In 2021, Sechenov University marks its 263rd birthday. By this impressive milestone, the University has developed as an academic, resource, and research centre of excellence in the Russian healthcare system. This year, the University entered the QS World University Rankings and continues its development as a multidisciplinary research and education hub focused on global health and wellbeing.

Hosting the QS Summit Medicine will become a new impetus for establishing scientific, academic, and industrial partnerships. The QS Summit will bring together the best world specialists and scientists, and will undoubtedly inspire a huge leap forward in developing the global medicine of the future’.

Ben Sowter, Senior Vice President at QS and Managing Director of the QS Intelligence Unit:

‘There has perhaps never been a time in history when the importance and value of medical research and healthcare has been at the forefront of so many people’s minds. The pandemic has shown us daily evidence of the amazing commitment and contributions made by healthcare workers in our medical centres and universities, as well as those in research centres and universities who have worked tirelessly to develop the COVID-19 vaccines which have already saved thousands of lives.

This QS Subject Focus Summit will explore what COVID-19 has taught us about healthcare and medical education and what the future will look like. I look forward to hearing the views of our expert speakers as they discuss important topics including genomic sequencing, digitalisation, and public health funding’.

For the full agenda and the list of speakers for the QS SFS Medicine, visit qssubjectfocus.com/medicine-2021/.

There is still time to register as a delegate here.

Sechenov University

I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (Sechenov University) trains future leaders of national and global healthcare. Annually 3,500 medics graduate from the University.

Professor Petr Glybochko, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, became the Rector in 2010.

The strategic goal of the University is to develop as a reference model for a first-class, international research medical university, which is the number one in Russia for co-operation with global partners in the field of biomedicine.

QS Quacquarelli Symonds

QS Quacquarelli Symonds is the world’s leading provider of services, analytics, and insight to the global higher education sector, whose mission is to enable motivated people anywhere in the world to fulfil their potential through educational achievement, international mobility, and career development.

The QS World University Rankings portfolio, inaugurated in 2004, has grown to become the world’s most popular source of comparative data about university performance. Their flagship website, www.TopUniversities.com — the home of their rankings — was viewed 147 million times in 2020, and over 79,000 media clippings pertaining to, or mentioning, QS were published by media outlets across the world in 2020.