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.
I'm looking forward to seeing you at the 30th Anniversary IASGO World Congress in Moscow!
SERGEY EDUARDOVICH VOSKANYAN
President of IASGO World Congress 2018,deputy chief of surgical care physician of the Burnazyan Federal Medical Biophysical Center FMBA of Russia, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor
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.
The World Congress differs from the other activities of the Association first and foremost by the wide range of its topics, including almost all modern issues in surgery, oncology, radiation therapy and organ transplantation. In particular, the previous year's achievements are discussed, and their future prospects and efficacy are assessed. Following the results of the Congress, international recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of various diseases are formulated. Thus, the event is not only of high scientific but also of practical significance for the world of medicine.
It is worth mentioning that the upcoming Congress is not IASGO's first event in our country. The exceptional meetings of the International Association were previously held at the Burnazyan Federal Medical Biophysical Center, as it is the official representative of the Russian branch of IASGO, but this year we are hosting the official annual congress for the first time. This event carries with it a determined sense of responsibility and respect. I am certain that after visiting the event of this magnitude in Russia, our specialists will be able not only to directly learn about the advances and challenges in the world of surgery, oncology, gastroenterology and related fields while becoming acquainted with the most advanced world experience, but also to demonstrate their own achievements and everything they have to show our foreign colleagues.