22 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 to participants, sharing their new achievements and best practices. During the clinical symposia and plenary sessions some national Rus-sian guidelines were discussed and approved, including: management of patients with GERD, diagnosis and treatment of chronic pancreatitis, diagnosis and treatment of H. pylori infection diagnosis, treatment of Clos-tridium difficile-associated disease, and diagnosis and treatment of IBS. A special meeting of the Profile Board “Gastroenterology” attached to the Ministry of Health of the Rus-sian Federation was held in the course of Russian Gastroenterology Week. The Gastroenterologist-in-Chief of the Ministry and President of RGA, Vladimir Ivashkin, stressed the goals of decreasing morbidity and mortal-ity from gastroenterological diseases. Also in attendance were the Gastro-enterologists- in-Chief of: Privolzhski Federal District O. Alexeeva (Nizhni Novgorod, Russia), South Federal District N. Korochanskaya (Krasnodar, Russia), and Ural Federal District I. Chlynov (Ekaterinburg, Russia).They noted that the main causes of mortal-ity from gastroenterological diseases nowadays remain malignant tumors of the gastrointestinal tract, liver, and pancreas, upper gastrointestinal bleeding (including bleeding caused by nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs NSAIDs), and liver diseases. They stressed the roles and importance of preventive gastroscopy and colonos-copy in patients aged 45-70 years for screening premalignant changes and detection of tumors in early stages, the timely eradication of H. pylori infection (including patients taking of NSAIDs), the improvement of follow-up of patients with peptic ulcer and liver diseases, the increase of patient compli-ance, the active fight against alcohol consumption, and the postgraduate education of physicians Members of the Profile Board presented complex programs of measures for decreasing the morbidity rate of gastrointestinal bleeding (Arkady Sheptulin, Moscow, Russia) and liver diseases (Marina Maevskaya, Moscow, Russia). A clinical case competition was held as part of the week’s scientific program. A jury comprised of leading Russian gastroenterologists selected the 10 best projects and awarded the authors with certificates and grants. The following presentations were recognized as the best ones: • First Place: “Clinical case of a child with the extremely short bowel syndrome” by V. Kyrjani-nova, S. Masalsky, M. Stojan (Stavropol, Russia) • Second Place: “Clinical case of Whipple’ disease” by A. Charitidis (St. Petersburg, Russia) • Third Place: “Primary sclerosing cholangitis, associated with stom-ach form of Crohn’s disease” by E. Pasenko (St. Petersburg, Russia) All abstracts were submitted and published in a special supplement to the Russian Journal of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Coloproctology. The scientific program, full of interesting and valuable presentations, lectures, and brilliant clinical dem-onstrations, enabled the participants to tap deeper into the latest develop-ments in the study of the etiology and pathogenesis of many gastrointestinal diseases. The participants of URGW noted the high level of scientific re-ports and stressed its important role in the continuing medical education of physicians of various specialties. Russian Gastroenterology Week Exhibition. Russian Gastroenterology Week Plenary Session. The Board “Gastroenterology” meeting.
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