21 WORLD GASTROENTEROLOGY NEWS MAY 2016 Editorial | Expert Point of View | Gastro 2016: EGHS-WGO | WDHD News | WGO & WGOF News | WGO Global Guidelines | Calendar of Events 21st United Russian Gastroenterology Week Vladimir Ivashkin, MD, PhD President of the Russian Gastroenterological Association Head of Internal Medicine Propaedeutic Chair Director of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Department First Moscow Sechenov Medical University Moscow, Russia Arkady Sheptulin, MD, PhD Internal Medicine Propaedeutic Chair First Moscow Sechenov Medical University Moscow, Russia The Russian Gastroenterological As-sociation (RGA) organized the XXI session of the United Russian Gastro-enterology Week (URGW) from 6-8 October 2015 in Moscow. More than 4,000 physicians from various special-ties (including gastroenterologists, endoscopists, surgeons, pediatricians, general practitioners, etc.) attended this congress. A preceding post gradu-ate course was attended by more than 500 physicians There were 35 plenary and sectional sessions, dedicated to such important problems as the role of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection in the development of various diseases, the association of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) with other illnesses, the modern possibilities of endosonog-raphy, new diagnostic and treatment technologies in gastroenterology (small and large bowel capsule endoscopy), diagnosis and treatment of malig-nant tumors of gastrointestinal tract, modern treatment of peptic ulcer, the concerns in pediatric gastroenterology, diagnosis and treatment of biliary tract and pancreas diseases, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and intestinal micro-biota, the diagnosis and treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases (current state and future), modern radiologi-cal methods in gastroenterology, and aspects of nutrition. There were also 44 clinical sym-posiums and workshops, which were dedicated to the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of gastroen-terological diseases: the treatment of refractory GERD, ways to increase the efficacy of H. pylori eradication, possibilities for prevention of gastric cancer, modern methods of diagnosis and correction of intestinal micro-biota disorders, and new horizons in hepatology (liver and atherosclerosis, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, patients with high risk of liver affec-tion, etc.). One of the symposia was conducted by the Russian Society of Endoscopy, with a discussion of modern methods of interventional endoscopy (including the use of self expanding metal stents in malignant esophageal strictures and stents for bile and pancreatic ducts). The 21st Russian Gastroenterology Week featured a poster exhibition which was well received by partici-pants. An award ceremony to honor the best presentation took place every day of the week. Six master class lectures were of-fered to the audience, among them “The tasks setting to Russian gastro-enterologists,” “The use of biological therapy in patients with inflamma-tory bowel diseases,” “The problems of inflammatory bowel diseases and modern possibilities of their solution,” “The prevalence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and modern possibilities of its screening,” and “The improve-ment of treatment results in patients with alcoholic and non-alcoholic liver disease and intrahepatic cholestasis.” Some well-known gastroenter-ologists (including: Hans-Dieter Allescher, Germany; M. Loer, Sweden; Mark Thursz, UK; Francis Megraud, France; and others) took part in the week and delivered their lectures Lifetime Achievement Awardee, 2015, Andrey Kalinin. Members of the Board Gastroenterology A. Samsonov (Moscow), T. Kolesova (Sa-mara), and V. Mordasova (Voronezh).
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