The Russian American Consulting Corporation is preparing for the start of the Efim Shifrin tour, beginning on May 14th in the town of West Orange, New Jersey. The 55-year-old comedian, as we mentioned in previous blogs, will be flying in from Moscow to New York City on May 13th and tour 18 cities in celebration of his birthday. We hope that Shifrin enjoys playing in the United States and that the Russian audiences here have a great time at his performances.
In other RACC news, we recently helped organize a trip to Washington, D.C. for 36 doctors, academics, and educators coming from Russian medical universities and hospitals in Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk, Samara, and various additional cities. Together with VAO Intourist, our partner in Moscow, we set up their hotel arrangements, reserved their plane tickets, and found entertainment for the duration of their stay.
The professionals are attending QCor, a Quality of Care and Outcomes Research in Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke Seminar sponsored by the American Heart Association. The conference, which is taking place May 12th through the 14th at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, aims to improve the quality of care for patients with cardiovascular health and stroke issues, according to its website. QCor’s program contains workshops, lectures, and informal networking opportunities for attendees.
Thanks to the sponsorship of Zentiva, a pharmaceutical company that works in the Russian, Czech, Turkish, Slavic, Polish, and Romanian markets, the professionals are able to increase their knowledge about these topics at QCor. One of Zentiva’s goals is to support events like this, which promote further research and the study of cardiovascular diseases.
Along with the 36 medical professionals participating in the D.C. seminar, there are nine doctors flying from Russia to Denver, Colorado. From May 13th through the 18th, the American Thoracic Society’s International Conference is being held. The ATS’ comprehensive seminar will include “more basic, translational, and clinical science in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep than any other conference in the world.” It will feature over 5,500 scientific case studies and abstracts, and more than 800 speakers and 500 sessions.
Both groups of Russian medical professionals wanted to visit to learn more about America and the subjects they specialize in. We were happy to be part of the effort to provide this opportunity and anticipate that they will benefit greatly from their trip to the United States.