From June 2 to 5, the VI World Congress on Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (WPGHAN 2021) was held on the virtual platform, organized by the Federation of International Societies and the European Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (FISPGHAN).
Speakers from all over the world presented their reports: from the USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil to Australia, Europe, Africa, and Asia.
The key issues of the congress were targeted therapy of cystic fibrosis and the use of intestinal organoids for personalized diagnosis and therapy of cystic fibrosis, hereditary diseases that occur with cholestasis syndrome, monogenic diseases that occur with inflammatory processes in the intestine, features of diet therapy for Crohn's disease, the possibility of home parenteral nutrition, the state of the digestive tract in COVID-19, the possibility of elastography in pediatric hepatology, milk fortification.
The event presented the results of studies of National Gastroenterological Societies: experience of using the National Register of Patients with Celiac Disease (Germany), results of a randomized pilot project of microbiota transplantation in ulcerative colitis in children (Canada), evaluation of the effectiveness of intrapiloric botulinum toxin injections in refractory nausea and vomiting in pediatric patients and percutaneous stimulation of the tibial nerve in children with functional constipation (USA), the consensus of the pediatric group on the quality of endoscopy in pediatrics (PEnQuIN).
Saratov State Medical University was represented at the congress by the staff of the Department of Hospital Pediatrics and Neonatology, Associate Professor, Candidate of Medical Sciences Olga Gumenyuk, Head of the Department, Doctor of Medical Sciences Yuri Chernenkov and 6th-year student of the Faculty of Pediatrics MilanaKatieva. Thanks to the won grant provided by FISPGHAN, scientists from Saratov state medical University were able to present a poster report and a publication in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition on the topic "Breastfeeding reduces the risk of developing breast diseases in women".
We congratulate the winners of Saratov state Medical University and wish them further success in their scientific and practical activities!