On this occasion (29th of February. 2012), a Yerevan-Moscow- Kiev-Kishinev-Astana space bridge hosted medical experts from different countries. The specialists presented current situation on the treatment of rare diseases in their countries, relevant issues also discussing possible cooperation perspectives.
Prof. Michael Narimanyan, PhD, Dr.Sc., Vice Rector for Science of Yerevan State Medical University (YSMU) and Prof. Tamara Sargsyan, Dr.Sc., Head of YSMU Department of Medical Genetics, Director of Center of Medical Genetics and Primary Health Care joined the space bridge from the news agency “Novosti Armenia”.
Dr. Michael Narimanyan presented the plans of implementing undergraduate and postgraduate education programmes toward early diagnosis and efficient treatment of rare diseases. Prof. Narimanyan also informed that the university clinics are engaged in the workings aimed at implementing methods for early diagnosis and treatment of phenilketonuria (PKU) and cystic fibrosis (CF or mucoviscidosis); also detailing that a Centre for Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF) is being formed.
Dr. Tamara Sargsyan presented many years’ experience of diagnosing and treating rare diseases in the Department of Genetics, at the Centre and the relevant extensive cooperation with Russia and European countries.