Lviv clinical bulletin 2022, 3(39)-4(40): 87-91

7th McMaster International Review Course in Internal Medicine (MIRCIM) – 29.09-01.10.2022 (Krakow, Republic of Poland)

T. Negrych, O. Fayura, V. Chemes, L. Tsyganyk, I. Korniychuk, M. Farmaga, A. Fedets

Danylo Halytsky Lviv National Medical University

On September 28 – October 1, 2022, the 7th MIRCIM 2022 international conference was held in Krakow (Poland). The conference, which brought together internal medicine doctors, family doctors, narrow specialists of a therapeutic profile, had eight sections corresponding to eight main sections of internal medicine – cardiology, endocrinology, pulmonology, nephrology, rheumatology, gastroenterology, hematology, chronic infections. Professors with international recognition from the USA, Canada, Germany, France, Great Britain, Israel, India, and Mexico had the lectures.

In the endocrinological section, the determination of the content of thyroid hormone, the diabetes mellitus treatment new possibilities, the experience of diagnosis and treatment of glucocorticosteroid-induced adrenal insufficiency were discussed. In the section of cardiovascular diseases, the speakers proposed to discuss the issue of acute heart failure, differences in the occurrence and course of cardiovascular diseases in women and men. In the pulmonology session, the lectures on the modern treatment of asthma, the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in patients with respiratory diseases exacerbations, and the issue of the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease severity course reducing were presented. The nephrology section was presented by the reports on the topics: “Infections and kidneys”, “Optimal nephroprotection in patients with chronic kidney disease”. Professor Tracy Balboni emphasized the importance of spiritual care in the treatment of the critically ill patients and the role of spirituality in medicine and health care in general. The gastroenterology block of reports was devoted to the tactics of management and treatment of helicobacter pylori infection, intestinal polyps and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. As part of the hematology unit, Professor Andreas Greinacher spoke about heparin-induced, vaccine-induced and other immune thrombocytopenias. At the rheumatology section,