The 15th Vietnam-France-Asia-Pacific Conference on Obstetrics and Gynaecology took place in Ho Chi Minh City on May 14-15, focusing on a number of specialised issues such as prenatal diagnosis and newborn screenings.

Domestic medical experts together with their foreign peers from France, Italy, Brazil, Ireland and Canada presented more than 40 scientific reports on debated issues in the field.

Representatives from the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics also participated in the event.

Le Quang Thanh, Director of the city’s Tu Du Hospital, said the hospital has successfully applied global diagnostic and treatment techniques, helping improve the professional skills of health workers and better serving patients.

The annual conference started in 2000 and has become an important medical event in the south with the participation of nearly 2,000 leading domestic and foreign professors, doctors and experts in the field.

The 15 conferences have received nearly 1,000 reports on the latest scientific research on reproduction support, obstetrical and gynaecological screening and diagnosis, cancer treatment, stem cell banks, and cosmetic surgery.-VNA