IV International congress “Central Asian Gastroenterological Week–2015” was held from September 30 to October 03, 2015 in Almaty city under the authority of the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL). Forum organizers – Ministry of Public Health and Social Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Research Institute of Cardiology and Internal Diseases of MPHSD of RoK, Kazakh Association for the Study of the Liver.
450 delegates and 95 lecturers from 24 counties were present at the forum. Leading scientists of non-CIS countries (UK, Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain, Greece, the USA, Canada, the United Arab Emirates, Israel, Turkey and others) and the CIS countries (Russia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan), the chief specialists – gastroenterologists, infectiologists, therapeutists, endoscopists, surgeons, oncologists, specialists of laboratory and functional diagnostics were invited.
Special interest was caused by the reports of Oleg Golovenko, MD, professor of the Department of Coloproctology RMAPO, Moscow – “Modern Principles of Treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease” and “Prevention and Treatment of Post-operative Recurrence of Crohn’s Disease.” The reports dealt with the differential diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease and use of Budenofalk and Salofalk in clinical practice.