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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Simon Matskeplishvili

Simon Matskeplishvili

Deputy Scientific Director, Lomonosov Moscow State University Clinic; Member of the Board, Russian Society of Cardiology
Biography
Simon Matskeplishvili, MD, PhD, FESC, FACC, is a Professor of Cardiology and a Chief Scientific and Clinical Researcher at the Bakoulev Scientific Center for Cardiovascular Surgery in Moscow and an adjunct professor of life sciences at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.

He also serves as a member of the Education, Certification and Accreditation, European Communities Committees of the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging.

He graduated with honors from the Moscow Medical Academy in 1994 and had his postgraduate training and fellowship in cardiology at the Clinico-Diagnostic Department of the Bakoulev Center.

In 1997-1998 he received a degree of the International Master in Cardiology from the Institute of Clinical Physiology of the National Research Council of Italy in Pisa.

Simon Matskeplishvili is a Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology and a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. He has received numerous honours and awards, both in Russia and internationally, including the European Cardiology award in 2001. He is a founder and a Chairman of the echocardiography section of the Russian society of cardiology. In 2007 he became a full professor of cardiology.

For the development of new non-invasive method of intracardiac blood flow evaluation in 2012 he was awarded a State Prize of the Government of Russian Federation in science and technology.

In 2013 he was a captain of the Russian team to win an ESC Cardiology Quiz “Primus inter pares” at the European Congress of Cardiology in Amsterdam.

In 2012 Professor Simon Matskeplishvili had organized and implemented the Educational Program for cardiologists and internal medicine physicians in Moscow. He also conducts an English-language elective course “Amazing Cardiology” in cardiology, cardiac surgery and cardiovascular imaging at the Faculty of Medicine of the Lomonosov Moscow State University.

The Board of the European Society of Cardiology has appointed Simon Matskeplishvili as the Coordinator of the Congress Programme Committee of the European Society of Cardiology Congress 2015-2016.