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NEWS AND EVENTS
June 22, 2005
Tashkent hosts international scientific conference on neurosurgery
International scientific-practical conference on ?Actual issues of neuroendocrinology and neurosurgery. Modern aspects of diagnostics and treatment of hypophysis adenomas? was held in Tashkent on 21 June.

Uzbek Health Ministry of Uzbekistan, Scientific Research Institute of Endocrinology under Health Ministry, Royal University of London and St. Bartholomew hospital (Great Britain) organized the event.

Leading English specialists in the field of neuroendocrinology and neurosurgery ? Professors Ashley Grossman and Michael Powell ? arrived in Uzbek capital to share their experience with Uzbek colleagues.

?The cooperation commenced eight years ago, when employees of the Uzbek Endocrinology Institute arrived in England to conduct researches. And the purpose of our present visit to Uzbekistan is to continue the collaboration for successful implementation of the tasks set at that time,? Grossman said.

Along with the scientific forum, professors Grossman and Powell plan to conduct several operations on base of National Scientific Centre for Emergency Medical Aid. During this work the English specialists want to show their colleagues new achievements in the field of neuroendocrinology and neurosurgery.

?Our Uzbek colleagues are highly qualified specialists possessing good basic knowledge and modern technologies. I mean the field of combination of the two sciences - endocrinology and neurosurgery,? Grossman told UzReport.com.

Professor Said Ismailov, head of Scientific Research Institute of Endocrinology under Health Ministry, highlighted ?this conference has vast importance, as until recently in Uzbekistan endocrinology and neurosurgery have been in the making and with the help of outstanding specialists in the given sphere we shall activate the development of these perspective directions?.

?Our guests have great experience in the world practice. For example, Professor Powell conducts 5-6 operations on hypophysis every week, besides other operations on encephalon. Starting from this year, we will also practice operations on hypophysis, which are made with minimum traumas ? not opening the encephalon. Having been operated the patient may leave hospital after three days. Earlier such operations were conducted abroad only,? Ismailov noted.


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