Results October 2015

Kazan, October 16-17, 2015: III International Fair
“Medicine & Treatment in Russia and Abroad”.


Organizer: “OPTIMA EXPO” Exhibition Company.

Official support: Ministry of Healthcare of the Republic of Tatarstan, State Committee for Tourism of the Republic of Tatarstan, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Tatarstan, Turkish Healthcare Travel Council (ТНТС), Association of Physicians in Medical Tourism.

Informational support was provided by over 40 federal and regional specialized periodicals and Internet resources.

The Fair hosted over 30 clinics and healthcare institutions from all over the world: Russia, Austria, Belarus, Hungary, Germany, Israel, Spain, China, Lithuania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey. For many of the participants this was their first visit to the Republic of Tatarstan. Russia was represented by Kazan-based medical centers and the famous Crimean resort Palmira Palace.


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The grand opening ceremony was attended by honorary guests:


  • Sergey A. Osipov, First Deputy Minister of Healthcare of the Republic of Tatarstan;

  • Sergey E. Ivanov, Head of the State Committee for Tourism of the Republic of Tatarstan;

  • Pavel L. Antipov, General Director of the “OPTIMA STUDY” Group;

  • Galina P. Gurova, Managing Director of the “OPTIMA STUDY” Group.

This was the second time that the Fair took place in Tatarstan; and this year the citizens and guests of Kazan were able to see the complete range of lines of medicine (oncology, neurosurgery, gynecology etc.). The visitors were also offered individual consultations from specialists and to learn the best offers in the sphere of health improvement and spa/resort rehabilitation abroad, as well as to obtain first-hand information about medical centers.

dia enThe things that attracted the visitors most were diagnostic (check-up) services abroad, the possibility of getting the ‘second opinion’ as to a disease, and treatment in the lines of gynecology, cardiology, urology, orthopedics, and disposal of addictions. The exhibitors, in their turn, offered the visitors the best price and quality solutions of treatment with regard to specifics of illnesses and the desired level of cost and service.

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The Fair agenda included the seminar organized by the Ministry of Healthcare of the Republic of Tatarstan: “Development of Medical Tourism in the Republic of Tatarstan”. There was some very active discussion as to the competitive ability of the medical market in Russia, the prospects of its development and associated problems. The participants of the seminar made it a point that the Kazan medical centers lack a good marketing strategy.

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There were reports from such medical institutions of Kazan as “State Clinical Hospital No. 7” (state autonomous healthcare institution), “Republican Clinical Hospital” of the Ministry of Healthcare of the Republic of Tatarstan, “Children’s Republican Clinical Hospital” of the Ministry of Healthcare of the Republic of Tatarstan, “Republican Clinical Oncology Health Center” of the Ministry of Healthcare of the Republic of Tatarstan, and the Interregional Clinical and Diagnostic Center. The foreign companies were represented by guests from Slovenia (quite recently, Tatarstan and Slovenia were engaged in agreements on cooperation): one of the largest medical tourism centers in Eastern Europe, “Rogaska”, and LifeClass HOTELS & SPA. European medicine was also represented by one of the largest Austrian clinical corporations, Sanlas Holding GmbH.

09 320x200The delegation of hospital administrators and representatives of medical institutions of Samara had a round of visits to the Kazan clinics. The Samara specialists appreciated the high level of healthcare in the Republic of Tatarstan which is on the level with the leading medical tourism destinations. All clinics have a modern material and technical base, are well equipped with consumables in compliance with the latest international requirements, and have unique developments in different domains of medicine. The Samara group learned the experience of their colleagues from the neighboring region and signed up agreements on cooperation and joint work.

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The next International Fair “Medicine and Treatment in Russia and Abroad”
will take place on March 11-12, 2016 in Samara.

Organizer: “OPTIMA EXPO” Exhibition Company