• Enrique Moreno assures that the biggest problem of pancreatic surgery is the late diagnosis

    February 17, 2011

    The winner of the Príncipe de Asturias prize offered a conference within the cycle of lectures organized by the Campus of International Excellence.

    Doctor Moreno during his lecture
    The surgeon and winner of the Príncipe de Asturias prize for Scientific and Technical Research explained the main challenges for the pancreatic surgery nowadays in a lecture full of clinic contents head to professionals and students of the Faculty of Medicine, inside the cycle organized by the Campus of International Excellence.

    The event was chaired by the rector, Vicente Gotor, and the Doctor Ignacio González- Pinto, head of the Hepatic Transplants Unit of the University Central Hospital of Asturias and teacher of surgery and medical- chirurgic specialities was in charge of presenting González- Pinto, who is considered one of the most relevant authorities in surgery and transplants worldwide. González- Pinto pointed out Moreno's ability while teaching and his capacity of innovation. Moreno indicated that one of the major problems of pancreatic surgery is that in most of the cases, diseases are diagnosed late. The key, he assured, lies in considering some symptoms which apparently are not justified as a possible sign of pancreatic illness.

    The head of General Surgery Service and Abdominal Transplants in 12 de Octubre Hospital in Madrid, revised yesterday all the tests and medical examinations which should be done if there is any suspect of disease, and the methods which have to be followed for the correct diagnosis. Enrique Moreno completed his conference with a detailed explanation of a chirurgical intervention. Moreno, awarded with the Príncipe de Asturias prize, came to Oviedo in order to take part in the meeting of the International Advisory Council of the Campus of Excellence belonging to the Asturian academic institution.