Last night 29.01.2019, after a long illness, our dear professor Isolde Porfirievna died. We have lost a remarkable scientist, a wonderful person, Honorary Vice-President of our International Hirudotherapeutists and Hirudologists Association. It is her direct merit to bring us all together from different countries and continents so that the science and practice of using hirudotherapy develops in parallel, benefiting the people of the whole world.
Let the earth rest in peace, dear prof. Baskova.
We express our condolences to relatives and friends.


Suggestions of practicing hirudologists participants of the 3rd Symposium of the International Association of Hirudotherapists and Hirudologists in Tiflis 01-05.09.18
1.      The number of absolute contraindications need to be reduced:
a.      Anemia of the 1st degree (you can take a course of fact acting iron supplements)
b.     Gastritis (ulcer ventriculi) (many doctors have such patients in their practice, the effect of hirudotherapy is positive)
c.   All diseases in the treatment of which anticoagulant therapy is applied: it requires drugs abolition a week before the start of hirudotherapy, conduction of blood coagulation factor test, that will determine whether hirudotherapy is possibal.
d.  Allergic diseases (many doctors have such patients in their practice, the effect of hirudotherapy is positive)
e.       Colloidal scars
2.      Review and avoid a question of the application of hirudotherapy in oncology and autoimmune diseases
3.      Extend the list of readings:
a.       pediatrics;
b.      autism;
c.       DCP;
d.      titel, sinusitis;
e.       flexible diseases.
4.      Change the amount of leeches (treatment) used in the session to 3-20 depending on age, weight and diagnosis.
5.      High level of hirudotherapist education should be provided by the introduction of additional practical exercises into the curriculum
6.      Hirudotherapist training program should include at least 96 hours: 30% 30% of the time devoted to learning history, leech biology, but most of the time should be devoted to the diseases pathogenesis study, indications and contraindications, setting points and practical exercises.


On September 1, 2018, Georgia, the 3d Symposium of the International Association of Hirudotherapeutists and Hirudologists (IAHH) begins its work. On the agenda of the Symposium is the presentation and discussion of innovations that ensure the effectiveness of hirudotherapy as a method of evidence-based medicine in the complex treatment of various pathological conditions. This problem and the problem of recognizing a medical leech as a medicinal product has been on the agenda of modern hirudology over the past decades. In order to consolidate the efforts of doctors and hirudologists of different countries the International Association was organized in 2013, which continues the traditions of the Russian hirudotherapy and of the countries  the former Soviet Union in the middle of  XX century. We can not accept the active processes of discrediting hirudotherapy and mixing it with very dubious medieval methods of "cure", such as shamanism, astrology, parapsychology, extrasensory and other types of "healing". IAHH distances itself from so-called "folk" medicine "and the theses of reports devoted to" folk healing" will not be accepted for publication. Therefore, it is supposed to strictly evaluate the content of the abstracts, which will be published as a brochure. Abstracts must be sent to prof. Baskova I.P. The deadline for accepting theses is July 31, 2018.The volume of it can not be more than 3 pages in Russian and in English. (Interval between lines 1.5, font Time New Roman).  
Yours faithfully,
Organizing Committee of the 3d IAHH Symposium:
Dr. Farida Kalbahani - Chairman of the Joint Committee of IAHH                                                     + 359-895497799, Sofia,   

Professor Isolda Baskova - a veteran of hirudology, Biological Faculty of Moscow State University, Doctor of Biological Sciences, Moscow, + 7-916-5561522,


Dear Friends! Recent years are very rich in international meetings and conferences dedicated to the problems of health improvement of the population, and, first of all, the fight against thrombosis. It is significant that on October 14 is OUR PROFESSIONAL holiday, International Day of Fighting with Thrombosis, was celebrated. Having assumed the responsibility to treat various pathologies, including thrombotic complications, using hirudotherapy, we should not remain at the level of the past centuries, when this method, considered and called the method of PEOPLE medicine. In many countries, including Russia, it is not included in the Number of methods of evidence-based medicine.