The international conference “Modern directions of perinatal and reproductive medicine: from the theory of innovative research to practice” is dedicated to the memory of the outstanding professor Oleksandr Zelinskii. Gulsym Manasova, the Head of the Odessa Branch of the Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Ukraine, Honored Doctor of Ukraine, Professor of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of ONMedU, studied with Oleksandr Oleksiyovych. She recalls: “This is a teacher who loved what he taught and loved those he taught. He not only taught medical or obstetric science, but also taught his students to live. ” Today, Professor Zelinsky’s pupils carefully preserve his experience, knowledge, approaches to teaching and treatment in order to pass them on to young doctors and scientists.