Keywords: COVID-19, pandemic, SMARTLION 2020, Proceedings of The Shevchenko Scientific Society, Medical Commission, webinar, Lviv Convention Bureau



This report with video supplement represents the 4th INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM «SMARTLION 2020» DEDICATED TO COVID-19: REALITY AND PROGNOSIS. It was carried out as a virtual meeting on September 29, 2020. The event was supported by Danylo Halytsky Lviv National Medical University (Lviv, Ukraine), Medical Commision of The Shevchenko Scientific Society, Lviv City Council and Lviv Convention Bureau.

About 400 participants from Ukraine, Poland and Germany actively took part in the symposium asking questions and sharing the event in Facebook. Among honored speakers were opinion leaders in the fields of medical science related to COVID-19 pandemic.  Professor Boris Lushniak (Dean of School of Public Health, University of Maryland, USA) focused on the history of Pandemics. Professor Serhiy Souchelnystyi (College of Medicine, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar) explained molecular insights with clinical applications as well as why COVID-19 is so aggressive. Doctor Andriy Cherkas (PhD, Sanofi, Frankfurt am Mein, Germany) discussed on dangerous combination – COVID-19 and Diabetes. Armen Yuri Gasparyan (MD, PhD, FESC, member of the World Association of Medical Editors, Associate Professor of Medicine of the University of Birmingham (UK)) talked about Infodemic and Misinformation in the COVID-19 era. Oksana Souter (PhD, CEO, Swiss organic solutions, Zürich, Switzerland) shared the experience of SwissCovidApp using in Switzerland and revealed social and ethical aspects of the COVID-19 digital environment. Professor Vasyl Lonchyna (University of Chicago, USA; UCU, Lviv, Ukraine) analysed medical education in the time of pandemic.   

Professor Oksana Zayachkivska (Head of Physiology Department, Danylo Halytsky Lviv National Medical University; Editor-in-Chief of the «Proceeding of the Shevchenko Scientific Society. Medical Sciences») summarized the symposium hoping that human intelligence would overpower the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Danylyak O, Stryiska I. 4TH SMART LION 2020 COVID-19: REALITY AND PROGNOSIS. Proc Shevchenko Sci Soc Med Sci [Internet]. 2020Oct.15 [cited 2021Sep.18];62(2). Available from: https://mspsss.org.ua/index.php/journal/article/view/348