O. B. Dynnyk,
Candidate of Medical Sciences, Medical Director of the Institute of Elastography, President of the Ukrainian Association of Ultrasound Specialists (UAFUD), Member of the Executive Committee of the Association of Radiologists of Ukraine (ARU), member of the ESR, EFSUMB, EASL
Dear colleagues and partners!
Our meeting at the famous informational platform has become a good tradition, where we all have become good friends! I want to warmly congratulate you on the beginning of the 11th International Medical Forum “Innovations in Medicine — Health of the Nation”!
Every visitor here will fi nd something to meet own needs, and will get any help they require provided by the professionals – medical experts (at lectures and workshops), manufacturers and suppliers of modern medical equipment, products and services.
Any expert will fi nd partners and interlocutors here, accumulate theoretical and practical knowledge, meet like-minded people and listen to opponents, join the new trends in the reorganization of the health system, test developments in the fi eld of IT programs and understand the latest news in healthcare legislation. The specialists in ultrasound and functional diagnostics will fi nd it interesting to run a kind of testdrive of the latest equipment for the institutions at various levels. Today minimalist solutions in the form of portable and hand-held ultrasound devices for use by general practitioners find their market.
For doctors-instrumentalists there are several important components to keep ahead: the availability of modern equipment, practical skills in working with this equipment and adequate clinical order. One of the key slogans of the UAFUD today is: “Having mastered new devices and technologies, an ultrasound specialist has help clinician customers achieve their own technological level.”
Our community of sonography professionals has the honour to invite you to participate in the All-Ukrainian National School of Ultrasound and Functional Diagnostics, which will be held in the framework of the Medical Forum. You will have the opportunity to improve your understanding of modern technology and your professional skills. The acquaintance with the current Guidelines and international protocols for ultrasound diagnostics of the World (WFUMB) and European (EFSUMB) Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology is among important issues. Modern trends are represented by minimally invasive intervention techniques, in particular those with Fusion navigation, 3D/4D reconstruction, elastography, steatometry of the liver, etc.). Moreover, the techniques of clinical diagnostics of microcirculation, telemedicine solutions for ECG and spirometry, remote monitoring of patients condition are essential.
This, in particular, solves the urgent problem of primary care doctors.
That is why after the School we are holding a School on the basic technologies of ultrasonic and functional diagnostics and FAST protocols for GPs. We will advise which diagnostic devices are better to purchase for the primary and the secondary care levels; will describe clinical situations in which GPs perform brilliantly on their own, and provide examples of conditions where it is better to engage specialized professionals and work in tandem. The key role of primary care doctors is in organizing and implementing the concept of screening for major non-contagious diseases of the mankind and conducting instrumental population diagnostics, in particular, Ukrainian expertise in the fi eld of early ultrasound diagnostics of such a dangerous condition as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and its consequences.
Ultrasound and functional diagnostics are intended as the support for the clinician to make quick, informed and the only correct evidence-based medicine decision. We are looking forward to seeing you at our events! You will defi nitely fi nd them interesting, creative and useful!