The lesson was devoted to professions whose aim it is to increase people’s life expectancy and improve the quality of life. Teachers, students and their parents across the country were able to follow an online broadcast of the lesson on Proektoria.online portal, as well as on VKontakte and Odnoklassniki social networks.
The previous demo lesson had 10 million views, bringing together more than 26,000 schools. Students from schools in Kursk, Kaliningrad, Rostov-on-Don and Smolensk took part in the lesson by video link-up.
During the lesson, German Klimenko stressed the importance of big data in introducing telemedicine, a discipline that will become part of tomorrow’s everyday reality. “In today’s world, four billion sonograms, 500 million CT and MRI scans are performed every year. The volume of data will only continue to grow. There is no way doctors can grasp this amount of data so quickly. Getting an education is a lengthy and challenging process and requires five to six years. Of course, new technology cannot heal people by itself or replace doctors, but it is our goal to streamline diagnostics,” the Presidential Adviser pointed out. He went on to tell students that they should master several professions, since digital medicine is based on a broad range of various competences.
Taking part in the event were also the Director General of National Medical Research Radiology Centre of the Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation, Head of the Hertsen Moscow Oncology Research Centre Andrei Kaprin, MEPhI Rector Mikhail Strikhanov and First Vice-Rector of Sechenov University Andrei Svistunov.