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From 21 to 24 September 2019, the World Congress of Gastroenterology was held in Istanbul. This meeting was organized with World Gastroenterology Organisation and Turkish Society of Gastroenterology. The event was attended by more than 2000 professionals from 49 countries. Ukraine was represented by a powerful delegation from many regions of Ukraine, headed by Professor I.M. Skripnik - President of the Ukrainian Gastroenterological Association. The Department of Therapy of NMAPE named after P.L. Shupik was represented by prof. A.E. Dorofeyev.

WGO-TSG Istanbul 2019 Meeting will include keynote presentations, oral presentations, poster presentations presentations, and exhibitions. Topical issues of modern gastroenterology and further development were discussed at the Congress. One of the issues that caused the most heated discussions were the features and role of the intestinal microbiome in the development of gastroenterological and other therapeutic diseases, as well as the current possibilities of its correction. In addition, congressional delegates participated in many sections on contemporary diagnostics and differential diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease, which presented the latest aspects of the pathogenesis of ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease.

Considerable interest of the Ukrainian delegation was caused by the section on diagnostics and treatment of pathology of the pancreas.

The highlight of the Congress was the section of the Roman Club for Innovation in the Functional Pathology of the Gastrointestinal Tract, where Presiding Prof. D.A.Drosman and other speakers presented up-to-date data on the pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of these diseases.

The innovative materials were presented by Prof. A.E. Dorofeyev and discussed at the meeting of the Department of Therapy of NMAPE named after P.L. Shupik.