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Working group of Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme of the Arctic Council in Yakutsk

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Yakutia is the coldest region in the world. The absolute value of the minimum temperature and the negative temperature total duration (from 6.5 to 9 months per year) has no analogues in the Northern Hemisphere. Total cooling and frostbite are some of the types of heavy cold trauma; they often lead to high levels of disability and death of the victims.

Most often, this pathology occurs in the territory of Siberia and the Far North, which is home to about 12 million people. 50% of the total cooling and frostbite is registered in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia).

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February 15-16, 2017 Yakutsk will host the working group of the Arctic Council AMAP (Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme). The delegation includes:

1.       John Odland, Professor of Public Health of the University of Tromsø, the Arctic University of Norway.

2.       Turid Austin Weller, Senior Consultant of the Arctic University of Tromsø (Norway).

3.       Eric Sveberg Ditrihs, Professor of the Arctic University of Tromsø, Resident doctor at University Hospital of Northern Norway.

4.       Timofei V. Kondratiev, Leading specialist of research group of emergency medical anesthesia, Arctic Institute of Clinical Medicine of the University of Tromsø, Norway.

5.       Vitaly A. Postoev, MD, Deputy Dean of the International Faculty of GP of Northern State Medical University, Head of the Arkhangelsk International School of Public Health.

One of the key objectives of AMAP is to establish the register. On the first day the Conference will discuss the monitoring of public health in the Arctic, research of the AMAP group, on the second day – discussion of the study of cold injury in the Arctic, as well as international cooperation and exchange of experience in the treatment of cold injury.

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