The main scientific topics were: Oncology, Surgery, Neurology, Pediatrics, Endocrinology, Varia. Presentations were made by eminent professors and other medical professionals from Georgia, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Belarus, Hellas, Latvia, Russia, Spain, Slovenia, Kazakhstan. Parallel sessions were held in 3 different halls and the totsal number of presentations was over one hundred. The Congress received European accreditation for a maximum of 15 CME credits. Thanks to the excellent work and support of the Georgian Medical Association the event was very successful. The participants had the chance to hear really interesting and valuable presentations.
During the event a SEEMF Board Meeting was held at which information was given for the recent activities of SEEMF Board and the nominations for Outstanding Physician of Southeast Europe and other SEEMF awards were voted, and a Resolution in support of the Albanian Order of Physicians was adopted.
Dear Colleagues, Dear Friends,
It is my great honor and privilege to welcome you to the VII International Medical Congress in Batumi, Georgia, organized in cooperation with the Georgian Medi-cal Association.
Following a series of successful congresses, previous years and the First Interna-tional Medical Conference held in Thessaloniki, Greece in June 2016, in Batumi SEEMF is availing of the opportunity to share again the professional knowledge and achievements in medical practice, to present the new findings in scientific medicine and exchange experiences. This annual event is bringing together spe-cialists from different countries and many disciplines.
More than ever today we are going through a dramatic increase of political, eco-nomic and armed conflicts that challenge SEEMF medical community to associate and commit to the mission of being the peacemaker of the future. The Georgian Medical Association, as a co-organizer of the event is making all efforts the VII Congress to be a successful continuation of SEEMF traditions and an excellent opportunity to promote medical science, practice and ethics together for institu-tional cooperation and personal friendship between the SEEMF community mem-bers.
I am convinced that we have the ability and means for improving health policies, the welfare of medicine, and contribute to the development of scientific medicine in all aspects of the medical profession.
I want to thank all of you, dear colleagues and friends for being part of our SEEMF society.
Our success is due to having all of you through the years, showing results of your excellent daily work as physicians, sharing your experiences and learning as sci-entists.
I wish you productive and meaningful work and enjoyable stay in the sunny city of Batumi.
Dr. Andrey Kehayov, MD, PhD