Donetsk, Nov 15 – DAN. The first DPR International Medical Forum ‘The Science of Battling Illness’ has kicked off in Donetsk today, DAN correspondent reports.

The event is taking place in Donetsk National Medical University, the DPR Head Alexander Zakharchenko opened the forum.

"I am happy to welcome all the medics who have gathered here, including the doctors from Kiev-controlled territories. Very important topics will be discussed today. I congratulate all the participants and wish you efficient work today!" Zakharchenko said.

DPR Health minister Alexabder Oprischenko and other Republican professionals in medicine are also taking part; overall about 300 people have registered.

Seven sections will be working within the Forum for experts in pediatrics, obstetrics, gynecology; urgent and elective oncological surgeries, etc.

Pharmaceutical and medical equipment development achievements will be showcased at the conference.*ot