On February 8, 2018, the opening of the Second Speed Chess Championship among the medical institutions of higher education of Ukraine was held at NMAPE.

The competition was dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the Academy.

Higher educational institutions of Ivano-Frankivsk, Poltava, Dnipro, Lviv, Vinnytsia and Sumy, as well as several teams from Kyiv, took part in the competitions. A special atmosphere of the tournament was created by the participation of foreign chess players from the number of students and postgraduates studying in Ukrainian higher medical educational establishments.

 The Organizing Committee pointed out that the championship was a success and it should strengthen friendly relations between higher medical educational institutions of different regions of the state, their scientific and pedagogical workers, students, postgraduate students, as well as promote the ancient and wise game, involve young people in a healthy lifestyle.