9. International Symposium of Gastroenterology


31.05.2012 do 02.06.2012


Taszkent, Uzbekistan



Liczba uczestników



Inflammatory Bowel Disease; Autoimmune Diseases; Endoscopic approaches in the therapy of emergent GIT diseases and conditions; Hepatobiliary Diseases


Pierwszy raz świadkiem prestiżowego, międzynarodowego spotkania gastroenterologów był Taszkient. International Symposium of Gastroenterology (ISG) zorganizowane z inicjatywy i z poparciem PRO.MED.CS Praha a.s. przebiegało we współpracy z przedstawicielami wielu towarzystw gastroenterologicznych z krajów Europy, Federacji Rosyjskiej i państw Azji Środkowej.

Udział w sympozjum wzięło ponad 350 specjalistów z 17 państw Europy, Rosji i WNP (Wspólnota Niepodległych Państw). Mieli oni możliwość wymiany informacji, oceny ogólnych zasad leczenia oraz prezentacji własnych osiągnięć naukowych.

W pierwszym dniu spotkania odbyła się seria wykładów na temat zapaleniowych stanów jelit i metod leczenia, dzień drugi był poświęcony chorobom autoimmunizacyjnym a w dniu ostatnim dyskutowano na temat różnych aspektów metod endoskopowych w leczeniu nagłych stanów chorobowych oraz temat chorób wątroby i dróg żółciowych.

Wszystkie wykłady były prowadzone w języku angielskim, prócz tego uczestnicy mogli wykorzystać żywe tłumaczenie na rosyjski.

International Symposium of Gastroenterology for the first time in Central Asia

Tashkent, the capital city of the Republic of Uzbekistan, witnessed the prestigious international meeting of gastroenterologists for the first time. The Ninth International Symposium of Gastroenterology (ISG) was held from 31 May to 2 June 2012 at the initiative and support of the Czech pharmaceutical company PRO.MED.CS Praha a.s. and in cooperation with representatives of gastroenterology companies of a number of European countries, Russian Federation and countries of Central Asia.

The ISG is held every two years and is one of the most important specialised events in this field. “We are very pleased that the ISG, which has a great tradition in Europe (in the past it has been held in Andorra, Palma de Mallorca, Prague, Cracow, Tallinn, Kiev), is now, thanks to the cooperation of all the participants, is making headway in Central Asia,” said Prof. Armengol-Miró (Spain), one of the founders of this symposium, in his interview for the local press. The guests and participants of the conference were welcomed on behalf of the Uzbek government by the health minister, Adham Ikramov, in all three languages. The minister highlighted the importance of the problems considered by the participants of the conference as current and expressed the conviction that this event will make it possible for Uzbek doctors to present their experience in gastroenterology and will provide the opportunity for the effective exchange of opinions. The participants were also welcomed by Roman Masařík, a representative of the Embassy of the CzechRepublic who contributed to the successful organisation and proceedings of the symposium, but above all for the arrival of the guests to Uzbekistan.

The event brought together more than 350 invited specialists from 17 countries of Europe, Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States. It allowed for information to be exchanged, the general principles of the treatment of patients to be considered and the presentation of scientific results and research to colleagues. Highly qualified specialist doctors came to Tashkent – the best European hepatologists, gastroenterologists and representatives of traditional gastroenterology schools.

The first day was devoted to a cycle of lectures on the subject of inflammatory intestinal diseases, the second day to the subject of autoimmune diseases and the final day to the discussion of the issues of various aspects of endoscopic methods in the treatment of urgent conditions and also to the subject of hepatobiliary diseases.

There were 40 lectures in the three days of active work and thanks to the interesting and current subjects there was not one vacant seat in the hall. The participants of the symposium received information materials and during breaks between the lectures an active discussion was held about further papers whose results and conclusions of some specialists were presented on posters. All the lectures were presented in English, but participants could also listen to the lectures simultaneously interpreted into Russian.

The ISG 2012 became an important event in the life of the Central Asian medical public. “It is necessary to a large extent to make use of such forms of education such as annual national schools and gastroenterology conferences, and involve home scientists and leading specialists from near and distance foreign countries,” summed up the Uzbekistan health minister, Adham Ikramov.

Gulnara Nussipakynova, Medical Coordinator

Galeria zdjęć ISG 2012

371 physicians from 17 countries of the world were registered for the participation in the 9th International Symposium of Gastroenterology.
Also Prof. Julius Špičák, MD, Ph.D., President of the Czech Society of Gastroenterology, agreed to take an active part in the symposium.
40 works of experts from 10 countries were presented at the symposium. Russian gastroenterology was represented also by Prof. Dr. Vladimir Ivashkin.
The symposium was preceded by a press conference with the presence of representatives of the Uzbek press and TV (in the photograph – an interview with Assoc. Prof. Jan Kotrlík, MD, Ph.D., and Prof. Petr Dítě, MD, D.Sc.).
A multimedia hall at the Dedeman Silk Road Tashkent Hotel with a capacity of 500 people is one of the biggest in Uzbekistan.
Prof. Dr. Yeldos Izatullaev (Kazakhstan) gave a lecture on Clinical and Endoscopic Endpoints in Practice.
The international symposium was opened by Uzbek Minister of Health Dr. Adkham Ikramov (on the left) and representative of the Czech Embassy in Tashkent Roman Masařík, M.Sc. (on the right).
In the Hepatobiliary Diseases Section Prof. Dr. A. Nersesov gave a lecture on Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis.
The official language of the symposium was English and the presentations at this time were interpreted also into Russian.
Prof. Dr. José Armengol-Miró (Spain, on the right in the photograph) gave a lecture on the State of the Art: Notes from the Laboratory to Clinical Practice.
In the Inflammatory Bowel Disease II Section Prof. Dr. Mirvasit Karimov (Uzbekistan) gave a lecture on IBD as a Risk Factor for Colorectal Carcinoma.
Prof. Dr. Alexander Trukhmanov (Russia) gave a lecture on Enteric Antibodies and Gut Motility Disorders.
Blocks of presentations were headed by two chairs. The Inflammatory Disease I Section was facilitated by Prof. Dr Hab. n. med. Grażyna Rydzewska (Poland) and Prof. Milan Lukáš, MD, PhD. (Czech Republic).
Dr. Joan Dot Bach (Spain) gave a lecture on Problems with the Dislocation of Stents in the Biliary and Pancreatic Tree.
To pay the tribute to Dr. Rudolf Bares, the founder of PRO.MED.CS Praha a.s., a lecture on Effectiveness of Combined Treatment of Barrett’s Oesophagus and Erosive Oesophagitis Using Proton Pump Inhibitors and Ursodeoxycholic Acid was given by Prof. Dr. Vladislav Tsukanov (Russia).