This year, for the first time ever we will host the World Congress of the International Association of Surgeons, Gastroenterologists and Oncologists (IASGO) in Russia. This is a great honor and a clear recognition of the outstanding achievements of Russian medical doctors and their contribution to the development of medical science and its practice.
Despite the rapid development of technology in the diagnostics and treatment of cancer, death rates still remain high, and life expectancy after treatment is still low. This alarming trend can be observed all over the world, and the only way we can change it is through our collective efforts. It is therefore of the utmost importance that there is an international collaboration of oncologists, surgeons, anesthesiologists, intensive care specialists, gastroenterologists and transplant experts. For this purpose IASGO attracts thousands of medical doctors from all over the globe to its largest official annual congress.