From 14 to 17 of November International congress GASTRO 2016 was held in Abu Dhabi. The event was organized by WGO and EGHS of United Arab Emirates.
This congress became the biggest gastroenterological event for specialists of the Middle East and Africa. The event was attended by over 2 500 people, among whom were doctors hepatologists, gastroenterologists and endoscopists, scientists and even politicians.
Within 3 days under the GASTRO 2016 participants received new knowledge and shared their experiences.
One of the burning topics of the conference was the diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori. Doubts that the infection to determine the need for a long time no one there, but then, what methods to use at the same time, it became a hot topic for discussion.
Within the section, where were discussed issues of Helicobacter pylori, Kornienko Elena - Chief Pediatric Gastroenterologist St. Petersburg presented her scientific work Invasive and non-invasive ammonia tests for Helicobacter pylori diagnostics. The speech aroused great interest among the listeners, so there were a lot of questions. Elena said that Russian specialists prefer the rapid urease test AMA®RUT and breath test HELIC® and showed the data from various studies that confirm their high sensitivity and specificity.
GASTRO 2016 showed that the representatives of the gastroenterological community in the Middle East and Africa are open to everything new, that is why the company "Association of Medicine and Analytics” decided to take part in this large-scale event - Arab exhibition of Health, which will be held from 30 January to 2 February 2017 in Dubai.