On September 16-17 2014, VI Annual International Conference of Marius Plouzhnikov’s Memorial Lecturing took place in the House of Scientists in St. Petersburg (Russia). Organizers of the Conference were First Pavlov State Medical University of St. Petersburg, Regional Public Organization “Doctors of St. Petersburg”; it was held under the auspices of International Academy of Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. The conference brought together experts in the field of otorhinolaryngology from Russia, Belarus, Germany, Netherlands, United States, and Egypt.
I gave a lecture “Opportunities of Halotherapy in treatment of respiratory diseases”. The lecture presented summarized experience of application of Halotherapy for the pathology of upper and lower airways; it showed peculiarity of mechanisms of action of dry sodium chloride aerosol in diseases of ENT-organs.
ENT-professionals have been using Halotherapy since more than 20 years. The studies proved the effectiveness of controlled halotherapy with certain concentrations of dry fine sodium chloride aerosol for the treatment of rhinitis, sinusitis, pharyngitis, tonsillitis, adenoiditis, pre- and post-surgical care of ENT patients.
From September 29 to October 2, 2014 the VI International Congress “Sanatorium rehabilitation, treatment and rehabilitation of patients with socially significant and occupational diseases” took part in Sochi at health resort AquaLoo. The congress was attended by leading experts of occupational pathology, cardiology, pulmonology, urology, immunology, orthopedics, traumatology et al. from different regions of Russia, working on issues of rehabilitation and recovery treatment.
I spoke on “Modern technologies in respiratory rehabilitation in sanatorium care” and was the moderator of the symposium “Current approaches to the health resort treatment and rehabilitation.”
During the Congress, postgraduate training of doctors was provided, at which I gave a lecture “Current aspects of application of Halotherapy in rehabilitation medicine.”