A socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of nationwide and international conventions; exhibitions; and business, public, youth, sporting, and cultural events.

The Roscongress Foundation is a socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of nationwide and international conventions; exhibitions; and business, public, youth, sporting, and cultural events. It was established in pursuance of a decision by the President of the Russian Federation.

The Foundation was established in 2007 with the aim of facilitating the development of Russia’s economic potential, promoting its national interests, and strengthening the country’s image. One of the roles of the Foundation is to comprehensively evaluate, analyse, and cover issues on the Russian and global economic agendas. It also offers administrative services, provides promotional support for business projects and attracting investment, helps foster social entrepreneurship and charitable initiatives.

Each year, the Foundation’s events draw participants from 208 countries and territories, with more than 15,000 media representatives working on-site at Roscongress’ various venues. The Foundation benefits from analytical and professional expertise provided by 5,000 people working in Russia and abroad.

The Foundation works alongside various UN departments and other international organizations, and is building multi-format cooperation with 173 economic partners, including industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions, financial, trade, and business associations from 78 countries worldwide, and 188 Russian public organizations, federal and legislative agencies, and federal subjects.

The Roscongress Foundation has Telegram channels in Russian t.me/Roscongress, English – t.me/RoscongressDirect, Spanish – t.me/RoscongressEsp and Arabic t.me/RosCongressArabic. Official website and Information and Analytical System of the Roscongress Foundation:roscongress.org.

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Russell Andrews

Russell Andrews

Medical Advisor for Neurosurgery Applications, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA); Neurosurgeon, El Camino Hospital (Los Gatos)
Biography
Russell J Andrews is a neurosurgeon whose interests and background go beyond clinical neurosurgery. His training included a doctorate in Human Development from Harvard University, neurosurgery residency at Stanford University, and 6 months at the National Hospitals for Nervous System Diseases in London. His experience has included two years as a US Army Flight Surgeon, 15 years on the neurosurgery faculty of several university medical centers (including Stanford), and a similar period in private practice neurosurgery in Silicon Valley, California. He has also been a medical advisor for Nanotechnology and Smart Systems at NASA Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley for over 20 years.

He has had an interest in international neurosurgery in particular and international healthcare in general. He is Past Chair of the International Committee of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, and is Editor of the Newsletter of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS). He is on the board of several neuroscience and medical societies, President of the International Conference on Neuroprotective Agents, and a member of the WFNS Neurotrauma, Mass Casualty, and Neurorehabilitation Committees. He and neurosurgical colleagues in Chile and Pakistan have developed the Disaster Response Center Project – with the goal to taking the trauma and stroke center model and expanding it to address both natural and man-made mass casualties on an international basis.

He is author or co-author of over 75 peer-reviewed research articles and over 40 book chapters, as well as having made over 300 presentations at major scientific conferences worldwide (many as an invited speaker). He has published two books: (1) Editor: Intraoperative Neuroprotection. Williams & Wilkins, 1996; Author: Too Big to Succeed: Profiteering in American Medicine. iUniverse, 2013. Together with colleagues from NASA, he holds medical device patents.

He and his wife live in Los Gatos, California, and have 2 daughters and 3 grandchildren.