The international educational courses “Modern problems of the neurobiology and psychopharmacology of addiction” were held on 18-19 May, 2015 in Tomsk and on 21-22 May, 2015 in Novosibirsk. Courses have been organised under the auspices of Collegium Internationale Neuro-Psychopharmacologicum (CINP) in cooperation with institutions of Federal Agency for Scientific Organisations of Russia on the initiative of Mental Health Research Institute (headquarter of the International Association of Ethnopsychologists and Ethnopsychotherapists, Tomsk, Russia).
In Tomsk, 129 persons attended the educational courses, including 26 psychiatrists and addiction specialists, 58 researchers, 10 residents and postgraduate students, 35 graduate students from the following institutions: Mental Health Research Institute, Siberian State Medical University, Tomsk State University, Tomsk Regional Clinical Psychiatric Hospital, Tomsk Regional Narcological Dispensary and Kemerovo Narcological Dispensary.
In Novosibirsk, 112 persons took part in the educational courses including 53 doctors (psychotherapists, psychiatrists, addiction specialists, clinical psychologists) working in practical healthcare, mental hospitals, central regional hospitals of Novosibirsk and the Novosibirsk Region, Kemerovo Regional Psychiatric Hospital; 4 interns and residents; 55 scientists were from institutes of Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences: Research Institute of Physiology and Fundamental Medicine, Research Institute of Fundamental and Clinical Immunology, Research Institute of Molecular Biology and Biophysics, Institute of Cytology and Genetics, Research Institute of Clinical and Experimental Lymphology; scientists from educational institutions: Novosibirsk State Medical University, Novokuznetsk State Institute of advanced training for doctors, Kemerovo State Medical Academy.
The program of courses is available to view. Leading domestic and foreign specialists working in the field of neurobiology, neuropsychopharmacology, psychiatry and narcology have taken part in the courses. Lectures of invited foreign specialists were translated into Russian.
The educational courses were finalized by discussion of lectures which were characterized by high professionalism and educational level of the foreign and Russian speakers and whose topics attracted lively attention of the researchers, clinical psychiatrists, medical students who asked many questions.
Successful experience of organisation of CINP educational courses in Siberia testifies the high practical significance and prospectivity of further collaboration both in educational sphere and in the field of carrying out the basic research.