On February 21-22, 2019 in the city of Ternopil, the All-Ukrainian scientific and practical conference with international participation “Actual questions of diagnostics, treatment, rational pharmacotherapy, prevention and rehabilitation in the practice of a family doctor” was held. The event was devoted to the 20th anniversary of the Department of Primary Health Care and General Practice of Family Medicine of the Ternopil State Medical University named after. I.Ya. Gorbachevsky, headed by Professor L.S. Babi Professor L.V. Zhuravlyova made a speech “Gastroenterological aspects of metabolic syndrome”.