I congratulate the organisers for their vision and energy as they plan torepeat and extend the success of the first QiQUM in 2010. That conference 5 years ago brought together an impressive range of experts from across the Russian Federation and around the world.
Apart from the interest and enjoyment that such an international gathering affords, the organisers’ ambitious scope is warranted by the challenges we face in ensuring that drug information is accessible, high-quality, and unbiased. This is a truly international issue which manifests in clinical, academic, and administrative settings around the world. QiQUM 2015 is well-placed to make an important contribution to this ongoing effort.
David B Menkes, MD, PhD, FRANZCP, Associate Professor of Psychiatry Waikato Clinical School, University of Auckland
I am extremely sorry that I am unable to attend the International Conference “Evidence-Based Medicine: achievements and barriers”. It was an honour to have been invited and I was looking forward to hearing a wide variety of what I am sure will be very interesting talks. I have every confidence that the hard work of my friend Lilja Ziganshina will ensure that this conference is a great success. My very best wishes, Joel Lexchin
Joel Lexchin MD, Professor School of Health Policy and Management, Faculty of Health, York University, Toronto, Canada