International Conference


5-7 May, 2022, Tbilisi

About the Conference

5-7 May, 2022 a scientific conference “Translational and Clinical Medicine” in Tbilisi will be held that will be organized by the Faculty of Medicine, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. The conference is financed and supported by the Shota Rustaveli National Foundation of Georgia (SRNSFG) – Grant Number MG-ISE-22-108.

In 2021, the International Advisory Board was established at the Faculty of Medicine, TSU, which includes the scientists from different countries. The purpose of the Board is to introduce high international standards of research and education at the faculty and to increase the degree of internationalization. It was agreed that TSU will host an international scientific conference every two years with the participation of Board members. The first such international conference “Translational and Clinical Medicine” of TSU will be held on 5-7th May, 2022. Its purpose is to exchange information on the latest research in the medical field, to initiate international partnership studies at TSU, and to promote the involvement of young researchers and students in these studies. In this event, famous scientists from 11 countries are participating. The conference will include 6 scientific sessions, 3 satellite symposia and a “Lectorium”, which will be broadcast throughout the country by telecompany “Pulse TV”. The 2-year working plan of the International Advisory Board will be approved. 


Abstracts of the conference will be published in the TSU Journal “Translational and Clinical Medicine – Georgian Medical Journal”, indexed in Google Scholar and EBSCO. The conference will be supported by TSU Television “Universia“, telecompany “Pulse TV” and Tbilisi branch of Academia Europaea.

The work at the conference will proceed in the following sections:

  • Surgery and Transplantation
  • Innovations and Technologies in Medicine
  • Medical Imaging and Diagnostics
  • Oncology and Palliative Care
  • Research in Cardiology
  • Biomedical Research

Conference Program

Day 1: 5th May - Scientific Presentations

  • 9:00 – 10:00  –  Registration of Participants (Large assembly hall, TSU 1st building)
10:00 – 11:00
  • Welcome Speech – Prof. George Sharvashidze, Rector TSU
  • Prof. Nunu Mitskevichi – Vice Minister of Education and Science of Georgia
  • Prof. Valerian Gobronidze – Vice Minister of Education and Science of Georgia
  • Prof. Nino Okribelashvili – Vice Rector, TSU
  • Prof. Erekle Astakhishvili – Deputy Director of Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation
  • Prof. Dimitri Kordzaia – Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, TSU
11:00 – 11:30Coffee Break

Chairs: M. Kiladze, J. Paddilo

11:30 11:50Andrew A. Gumbs (France)  Study: International Multi-centric Minimally  Invasive Liver Resection for Colo-Rectal Liver Metastases (SIMMILR-CRLM)
11:50 – 12:10Javier Padillo (Spain) – 3D printing for personalized medicine in surgery
12:10 – 12:30Merab Kiladze (Georgia) – Successful Surgical Removal of Firmly Impacted Pancreatic Duct Stents
12:30 – 12:50Irakli Gogokhia (Georgia) – Use of dexmedetomidine in surgical practice for multimodal opioid free anesthesia
12:50 – 14:00Lunch
14:00 – 14:20Oleg Rummo (Belarus) – Liver transplantation within acute liver failure
14:20 – 14:40Sandro Kiladze, T. Kasradze, I. Chokhonelidze, G. Tomadze, O. Kalachik (Georgia) – Results of Kidney Transplantation (Single center experience)
14:40 – 15:00Teimuraz Chigogidze, Teimuraz Dochviri, Nino Gabunia (Georgia) – Supravesical urinary diversion by using the intestine
15:00 – 15:20Malkhaz Mizandari (Georgia) – Image Guided Percutaneous Pancreatic Duct Drainage: What for and Why?
15:20 – 15:40Irakli Chelishvili, Gocha Chutkerashvili, Giga Chachia  (Georgia) – Surgical treatment of the trigeminal nerve
15:40 – 16:00Discussion
Chair: Z. Kokaia
11:30 – 12:10 Wolfgang Aulitzky (Austria) – Open Medical Institute
12:10 – 12:30 Zaal Kokaia (Sweden, Georgia) – Restoration of cortical network after ischemic stroke
12:30 – 12:50 Zurab Kakabadze, Teona Paresishvili (Georgia) – Local drug delivery system for the treatment of tumor
12:50 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 14:20 Konrad Karcz (Germany) – Computer guided surgery – a coming reality by robot-assisted surgery
14:20 – 14:40 Nodar Khodeli, Zurab Chkhaidze, Nino Inauri (Georgia) – Machine perfusion based subnormothermic preservation of the organs in-situ, in block and ex-vivo
14:40 – 15:00 Gia Pataraia, Nana Chanturidze, Tatiana Mermanishvili (Georgia) – The need for investigation and prevention the long-term results of harmful exposure to lead
15:00 – 15:20 Oleg Golovachovi, Mariam Golovachovi (Georgia) – Colagenoplasty in Ophthalmology
15:20 – 15:40 Merab Khvadagiani, Giorgi Khvedelidze (Georgia) – Radiofrequency Volume Reduction (RAVOR) of the inferior Nasal Turbinates
15:40 – 16:00 Discussion

Chair: S. Kakhadze

12:30 – 12:50Christian Mawrin (Germany) – Molecular Neuropathology  in the 21th century
12:50 – 13:10Maximilian, Reiser (Germany) – Bone marrow edema as visualized in MRI – what does it mean?
13:10 – 13:30Merab Beraia (Georgia) – Electromagnetic properties of the arterial blood flow
13:30 – 13:50Ana Margvelashvili (Switzerland, Georgia) – Bio-medical imaging and its application beyond clinical medicine
13:50 – 14:30Lunch
14:30 – 14:50Sophio Kakhadze (Georgia) – Multiparametric MRI for prostate cancer characterization
14:50 – 15:10Liana Gogiashvili (Georgia) – Cardiac Myxoma: 13 clinical cases analysis and Review
15:10 – 15:30Mikheil Okujava (Georgia) – The role of neuroimaging in COVID-19 pandemic
15:30 – 15:50Alexander Truskinovsky (USA, online) – The Morphologic Features of Treated Carcinomas and Their Prognostic Significance
15:50 – 16:10Discussion
Chairs: S. Kaasa, T. Rukhadze
11:30 – 11:50 Stein Kaasa (Norway) – Patient centered care – An integrated part of oncology care?
11:50 – 12:10 Tamar Rukhadze (Georgia) – Benefits of implementation of early intervention of symptom management in patients-oriented care
12:10 – 12:30 David Tabagari, Mariam Zhvania, Tamta Makharadze, Elene Dolmazashvili, Salome Kordzaia (Georgia) – Successful immunotherapy for advanced cases of lung cancer
12:30 – 12:50 Levan Gogichaishvili (Georgia) – Risk of development, Outcome, and new tumor markers of a Hepatocellular Carcinoma
12:50 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 14:20 Kote Mardaleishvili, Tamar Baramidze, Davit Gviniashvili, Aleksandre Sulava (Georgia) – Immediate and distant consequences of surgical treatment of malignant tumors of the oral cavity
14:20 – 14:40 Mariam Kakabadze (Georgia) – Local drug delivery system for the treatment of tongue squamous cell carcinoma
14:40 – 15:00 Nugzar Kalandarishvili (Georgia) – Modern Radiotherapy for Brain Tumors
15:00 – 15:20 Mikheil Jangavadze (Georgia) – Application of liquid biopsy for Hepatocellular carcinomas using Plasma circulating p28/Gankyrin RNA and miRNA-s
15:20 – 15:40 Discussion

Chair: Vakhtang Chumburidze

11:30 – 11:50Bezhan Tsinamdzgvrishvili, Dali Trapaidze, Tamar Abesadze, Nino Gogilashvili (Georgia) – Hypertension screening in Georgia between 2017-2021
11:50 – 12:10Khatuna Jalabadze (Georgia) – QT prolongation after PVCs – a new diagnostic criteria for Long QT Syndrome or for life threatening arrhythmia
12:10 – 12:30Mikheil Tsverava, Dimitri Tsverava (Georgia) – Ultrasound in diagnosis of pulmonary congestion in patients with heart failure
12:30 – 12:50Merab Tsagareli, Ivliane Nozadze (Georgia) – NSAIDs Attenuate TRP Channels Activated by their Agonists 
12:50 – 14:00Lunch

Chairs: D. Prangishvili, D. Kordzaia

14:00 – 14:20Otto Rienhoff (Germany) – Quality Management in Data Driven Medical Research
14:20 – 14:40Davit Prangishvili (Georgia) – Evolution of virus-host interactions
14:40 – 15:00Revaz Solomonia (Georgia) – Myo-Inositol Limits Kainic Acid-Induced Epileptogenesis in Rats
15:00 – 15:20Givi Koberidze, Revaz Otarashvili, Ilia Chanukvadze (Georgia) – Less-known anatomical structure of the Liver – An anatomical substrate for intrahepatic portacaval shunting
15:20 – 15:40Daniel Hanley (USA, online) – Making clinical trials more efficient with cloud computing based tools
15:40 – 16:00Elene Nebadze, Roman Shakarishvili, Nana Kvirkvelia (Georgia) – Neuromuscular comorbidity of COVID-19
12:00 – 13:00Otari Gokhadze (Georgia) – New research opportunities for TSU Medical Faculty in the frame of GGSB at Juelich Forschungszentrum (FZJ)
14:00 – 16:00Wolfgang Aulitzky (Austria) – Meeting with OMI Alumni

Day 2: 6th May - Satellite Symposium

Meeting of the International Advisory Board of TSU Faculty of Medicine

Recorded by TV company “PulsiTV” and University Television “Universia”

13:00 – 13:40Henning Dralle (Germany) – Thyroid cancer: rising incidence, decreasing aggressiveness?
13:50 – 14:30Andrew A. Gumbs (France) – Artificial Intelligence Surgery and the Promise of Autonomous Actions
14:40 – 15:20Konrad Karcz (Germany) – Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence – Needed Supplements in Modern Medical Education


Recorded by TV company “PulsiTV” and University Television “Universia”

13:00 – 13:40Stein Kaasa (Norway) – Patient centered care pathways – More involvement of the patients – better patient care?
13:50 – 14:30Otto Rienhoff (Germany) – Principles and Foibles of Precision Medicine
14:40 – 15:20Maximilian Reiser (Germany) – What you should consider when writing a scientific medical article?

Recorded by TV company “PulsiTV” and University Television “Universia”

14:00 – 14:40Marom (Merab) Sareli (Israel) – Clinical and morphological rational of liver resection for the tumors
Chairs: N. Chikhladze (Georgia), M. Petzold (Sweden)
10:00 – 10:15 Mariam Andriadze, Maia Kereselidze, Nino Chikhladze (Georgia) – Epidemiological Trends in Pediatric Burn Injuries in Georgia
10:15 – 10:30 Maia Bitskhinashvili (Georgia) – Childhood adverse experience among students 
10:30 – 10:45 Nana Atchaidze, Nato Pitskhelauri (Georgia) – Perceptions and knowledge of health care professionals towards gender violence in Georgia
10:45 – 11:00 Ia Bagashvili (Georgia) – Unintentional poisoning hospitalisations among children under 5 years in Georgia
11:00 – 11:15 Giorgi Tskaroveli, Maka Jorbenadze (Georgia) – Injury/Road Traffic Injury epidemiology on the example of one Hospital in Tbilisi
11:15 – 11:30 Tamar Lobjanidze, Natia Skhvitaridze, Mariam Lobjanidze, B.Ramirez, Giorgi Shakarishvili (Georgia) – Determination of Admission criteria’s for Global Public Health Master Program
11:30 – 11:45 Nino Chikhladze, Nato Pitskhelauri, Natia Skhvitaridze (Georgia) – Accreditation of Doctoral Programs in Public Health in Georgia
11:45 – 12:00 Artashes Tadevosyan, Natalya Tadevosian (Armenia) – Development of PhD Programs in Public Health and Social Sciences
12:00 – 12:15 Nato Pitskhelauri, George Lobzhanidze, Nino Chikhladze (Georgia) – Georgian-Norwegian Master program in Public Health at Tbilisi State University: students perspectives
12:15 – 12:30 Discussion

Day 3: 7th May - Social program for international guests: Sightseeing Trip to Uplistsikhe (cave town), Mtskheta

Invited Speakers

Christian Mawrin

Professor, Neuropathology, Germany


Wolfgang Aulitzky

Professor, CEO of OMI, Austria


Nadey Hakim

Professor, Surgery, United Kingdom

Javier Padillo

Professor, Surgery, Spain

Stein Kaasa

Professor, Oncology, Norway

Otto Rienhoff

Professor, Medical Informatics, Germany


Henning Dralle

Professor, Surgery, Germany

Andrew Gumbs

Professor, Surgical Oncology, France

Konrad Karcz

Professor, Surgery, Germany

Maximilian Reiser

Professor, Radiology, Germany

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Oleg Rummo​

Professor, Surgery, Belarus


Daniel Hanley

Professor, Neurology, USA

Alexander Truskinovsky

Professor, Clinical Pathology, USA

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Marom Sareli

Professor, Surgery, Israel

Zaal Kokaia

Professor, Neurology, Sweden, Georgia

David Prangishvili

Professor, Biology, France, Georgia

Merab Kiladze

Professor, Surgery, Georgia

Gia Tomadze

Professor, Surgery, Georgia

Davit Tabagari

Professor, Clinical Oncologist, Georgia

Konstantine Mardaleishvili

Professor, Clinical Oncologist, Georgia

Organiser - Faculty of Medicine, Tbilisi State University (TSU)

The conference “Translational and Clinical Medicine” is organized by the Faculty of Medicine, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (TSU). The aim of the TSU Faculty of Medicine is to be established as a center of medical education and science developed in accordance with international standards and to be a leader within the country and an institution with a growing scientific and educational reputation at the international level – having the modern educational programs of all three levels, material-technical infrastructure and clinical centers, academic staff and graduates with international authority, and the scientific researches of world-wide recognition. Currently, more than 100 doctoral students are conducting research at the Faculty of Medicine, TSU. See more information here.

Scientific Committee

Prof. Dimitri Kordzaia

Keti Tsomaia

  • Prof. Javier Padillo​

  • Prof. David Prangishvili

  • Prof. Zaal Kokaia

Organizational Committee

Lika Svanadze

Mariam Mkervalishvili

Merab Vachnadze


Financial Support