Gastroenterology is constantly developing and covers every aspect of the gastro-intestinal tract. Much of a gastroenterologist's work focuses on autoimmune diseases. Good collaboration in surgical oncology and rheumatology is also important. Gastrointestinal symptoms can be the first indicator of a number of diseases. Variety is the reason I chose this speciality. For the last six years, I have been working in Finland where serious gastroenterological diseases are more common than in Estonia. I have now returned to Estonia part-time. I believe that every person should have a colonoscopy at least once in their life, at the latest by the age of 60, to prevent colon cancer!
Noteworthy professional further training
I regularly take part in professional further training. The United European Gastroenterology Week (UEGW), the congress of the European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation (ECCO), the congress of the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL), the training events of the Finnish Society of Gastroenterology and various smaller seminars.
Membership in professional organisations
- Estonian Society of Gastroenterologists
- Finnish Society of Gastroenterology
- Finnish Medical Association
- European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation (ECCO)