On October 22, 2018, in Ternopil at the Ternopil National Medical University named after I.Ya.Gorbachevsky, at the meeting of the specialized academic council D 58.601.02, defense of the candidate’s dissertation was held by Smandiy V.S., which was performed at the Buchach State Medical University “under the direction of prof. O.S. Hookhlin Head of Department of Internal Medicine №3 and Endocrinology prof. L.V. Zhuravleva acted as an official opponent. The defense was successful.