XXII Congress of Surgeons of Ukraine was held in Kiev on October 21-23. It was initiated by the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine, Ministry of Public Health of Ukraine, the Association of Surgeons of Ukraine, O.Shalimov National Institute of Surgery and Transplantation. The delegation of I.Horbachevsky Ternopil State Medical University consisted of Professors Ihor Dziubanovskyi, Stepan Zaporozhan, Volodymyr Maksymliuk, Anatolii Bedeniuk, Ihor Deikalo, Petro Herasymchuk, Victor Shidlovskyi, Ihor Venher, Associate Professors Oleksandr Shidlovskyi, Sviatoslav Kostiv, Ivan Smachylo, who presented their scientific achievements.
Congress participants got acquainted with reports on topical issues during plenary and breakout sessions and discussed urgent matters during satellite symposia and workshops.
The Board and President of the Association of Surgeons of Ukraine were elected during the congress. The Head of O.Shalimov National Institute of Surgery and Transplantology, the Chief Independent Physician of the Ministry of Public Health in Surgery Professor Oleksii Usenko became the Head of this organization.
The scientists of TSMU presented three reports and one supporting paper at the congress. Gunshot injuries due to warfare in the east of Ukraine were the topical issue of this congress. The reports were presented by military and civilian surgeons, who assisted the injured in ATO region. The surgeon scientists of the leading clinics from all over the world, Germany, the USA, Belarus and Poland, took part at the congress.
The next Congress of Surgeons of Ukraine will be held in Kyiv in 2019.