of Laboratory City Display Area
The display area framework in the form of a city with streets, squares and avenues was first presented as a part of the I Russian Congress on Laboratory Medicine in 2015 and received much positive feedback. Next year, in 2016, we decided to continue the city theme. So, what are guests of our laboratory capital going to see in 2016?
It is the main and the broadest street – Chumakova street – that meets the guests. It leads to the central square named after V.V. Menshikov. This square is a favourite place of city residents, as comfortable benches, beds of flowers and a grand piano, where music by classical and modern composers is played during the pauses between sessions of the Congress, creates a wonderful atmosphere for recreation, slow talks and making new acquaintances. There are two avenues and twelve streets radiating from it. All of them are named after great Russian scientists, such as L.A. Zilber, Z.V. Ermolyeva, M.K. Voroshilova, G.E. Vladimirova, A.F. Moroz, etc. Every street has its houses as it is supposed to be in any city, and these houses are exhibition halls. Each of them has its address and its inhabitants – companies – and, what is most important, its unique architectural façade. There are excursionists walking down the streets; they come into the houses where welcoming hosts – representatives of companies-exhibitors – are waiting for them.
Saleswomen are pulling ice-cream carts in the streets, kiosks selling books on science and scientific periodicals are open. Fast food café is open too. There’s an alley of poster reports along Gamaleya avenue, where one can also meet the authors of these works.
You can walk from the central entrance via Menshikova square along Zilbera street to Davydovskogo street where conference rooms are situated. There are all conditions created to discuss joint projects, sign agreements or have scientific discussions.
There is a master class platform “Exhibition of Achievements of Laboratory Operation” in Anichkova street, not far from conference rooms. Here participating companies give public lectures on laboratory medicine and offer to have a closer look at their equipment.
Voroshilovoy street and Koltsova street lead to the satellite event hall where participating companies present their own events, such as educating workshops, trainings, master classes, presentations of products, conferences and so on.
The town hall of the laboratory city (administration of the Congress) is near the satellite event hall. It’s where all the organizational issues are solved.
There are seven thematic session halls for performances, each has its own name – N.A. Semashko, M.V. Lomonosov, N.I. Pirogov, I.P. Pavlov, I.I. Mechnikov, N.I. Vavilov and E.A. Kost, as well as its own themes of reports and its own leaders, or curators of the areas of focus.
All organizational, economical and legal aspects of laboratory service are discussed in the Semashko hall.
Issues of personnel development, advanced training for doctors and nursing staff, graduate and post-graduate training are addressed in the Lomonosov hall.
The area of focus in the Mechnikov hall is aetiology, early detection and laboratory control of contagious diseases.
The Pirogov hall is intended for discussing fundamental issues of clinical and laboratory medicine, and the theme of discussions in the Vavilov hall is the latest and promising technologies in the field of laboratory diagnostics.
All issues on pathogenesis and aetiology of the most significant and widespread diseases, as well as laboratory and clinical post-analytics will be examined in the Pavlov hall.
Discussions, special sessions and meetings are held in the Kost hall.
Several creative exhibitions are organized in the city – a photo show, an exhibition of badges dedicated to medicine, as well as a stamp exhibition, and there is also a mini art gallery.
In the evening people meet in the local trattoria to take part in concerts and evenings with members of the laboratory community.