The Conference is annually organized within the framework of scientific cooperation of medical specialists from Germany and Russia in conjunction with the Koch – Metschnikow Forum. The idea of scientific exchenge was announced and implemented at the sixth meeting of the "Petersburg Dialogue" in Dresden in 2004 in the presence of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and the Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel. The agreement was signed by Academician A.V. Shabrov from the North-West State Medical University named after I.I. Mechnikov, Professor Helmut Hahn, President of the Koch – Metschnikow Forum (KMF) and the Berlin Medical Society, and the Deputy Secretary General of the DAAD Professor Wilfried Bergman (http://petersburger-dialog.ru).
9 leading experts from universities and clinics of Germany and 18 from Russia will make presentations at the conference. Nearly 400 endocrinologists from St. Petersburg, Leningrad region and other regions of Russia take part in the conference annually. Participation of specialists from Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Estonia is planned.
Within the framework of the conference, a conference of young scientists is to be held.