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Da Nang (VNA) – The 12th Gastroenterological Congress of Southeast Asian Nations and the 24th National Scientific Congress of gastroenterology are taking place in the central city of Da Nang on November 22-24.

The events, organised by the Vietnam Association of Gastroenterology, have drawn the participation of more than 600 domestic and foreign professors and doctors in this field.

Speaking at the congresses, Dr. Ta Long, President of the Vietnam Association of Gastroenterology, said in Vietnam, digestive diseases top the list of internal diseases, including gastrointestinal disorders, peptic ulcer, hepatitis, cirrhosis, gallstone, gastrointestinal bleeding and colon cancer.

At present, gastrointestinal endoscopy technique is developing strongly with modern machines which provide accurate diagnoses, helping patients ease surgery costs and pains, he said.

At the events, participants heard more than 30 professional reports delivered by leading gastrointestinal experts at home and abroad on the latest studies in the field. They include update on management of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), optimisation in treatment of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), and update on the diagnosis and treatment of ulcerative colon, among others.-VNA