The 5th “Arctic: Territory of Dialogue” International Arctic Forum took place on 9-10 April 2019 at the ExpoForum Convention and Exhibition Centre (St. Petersburg). It has been held in Russia since 2010 and is the largest forum for discussing topical issues and prospects for the development of the Arctic region with international partners. Heads of major international companies, politicians and diplomats, scientists and experts, prominent public figures from different countries took part in the Forum.
The panel session “Public Health: The Key to the Successful Opening up and Economic Development of the Arctic” chaired by the Head of the Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing Dr. Anna Popova was held on 9th April, 2019.
The Director of the St. Petersburg Pasteur Institute Areg Totolian, Head of the Laboratory of Zooanthroponotic Infections, Nikolay Tokarevich and Head of the Laboratory of Medical Bacteriology Lyudmila Kraeva participated in the session. They presented the results of the Institute’s work in the northern regions of the Russian Federation on zooanthroponotic infections, environmental microbiota, etc. It was also emphasized that the problems of the Arctic are common to all Arctic zone countries and should be addressed by them together.
For many years Saint-Petersburg Pasteur Institute has been cooperating on this topic with the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (Prof. Nikolay Tokarevich). In this regard, the Senior Researcher of the Department of Virology of Norwegian Institute of Public Health (Oslo, Norway), Prof. Åshild Andreassen and the Director of St. Petersburg Pasteur Institute, Academician of RAS Prof. Areg Totolian took part in the discussion.
Please see the Business programme (9th April, 2019 “Sustainable Development”)