Institute of Clinical and Preventive Medicine


May 8th, 2018 

Discuss Ethics and responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) Aspects in Collaborative Research Projects

Yesterday on May 7th, a seminar on ethical and responsible research and innovation (RRI) aspects of co-operation projects was organized by the Institute of Clinical and Preventive Medicine of the University of Latvia. The seminar was attended by the Institute's collaborators from the University of Tampere (Finland) - researchers Veiko Ikonen and Janika Tyynela. Within the framework of the seminar, the current issues of ethics, data security and responsibility of scientists were discussed, as well as an implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation in research practice.

                             In the picture:
                            Participants of the seminar during the discussion     
May 7th, 2018 

KPMI Priority Research Areas in year 2018

1) GISTAR study on the prevention of malignancy in digestive diseases (, incl. its expansion (regional pilot studies) outside of Latvia

2) Development of BioBank

3) Microbiological studies (digestive system, upper respiratory tract)

4) Studies on volatile markers (exhaled markers: gastric cancer and control group, population group, tuberculosis and control group; skin markers: tuberculosis and control group)

5) Studies on tuberculosis and lung diseases

6) Development of new research areas, incl. in cooperation with strategic partners (eg HIV infection, hepatitis C)



April 12th, 2018 

At the International Conference also reports data from H.pylori strains obtained in Latvia

The initial results on the H.pylori global genome project have been reported during the VIII International symposium on Helicobacter pylori and gastric cancer in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Data from H.pylori strains being obtained during the studies in Latvia were included.

                          In the picture:
                         Constanza Camargo with the poster     

  • Doctoral Studies School invites to a seminar on the human gut microbiome

April 11th, 2018. In May at RIGA EAST UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL  "Gaiļezers" educational sector will be host the next Doctoral School workshop devoted to the Human Gut Microbioma. The seminar will be led by a microbiologist researcher Darta Pupola. Details of the exact time and location of the seminar will be provided.

In the picture: microbiologist Darta Pupola

  • We invite to participate in the IV World Congress of Latvian Scientists  June 18 - 20

April 9th, 2018. Celebrating the centenary of the Latvian state, from 18 to 20 June 2018, the Latvian National Library will host an important event in the science of Latvia - the IV World Congress of Latvian Scientists. The Congress is one of the most ambitious events of Latvia's 100th anniversary organized by the Ministry of Education and Science, which will bring together scholars of Latvian origin from all over the world, as well as their strategic partners and supporters, in order to jointly look at the accomplishments and define the future tasks of Latvian science for the development of the state and society.

More information about the congress, its course and program, current events, speakers, registration for participation and submission of the stand's reports can be viewed here.

  • Baltic and Eurasia Masterclass in Clinical Oncology, 12-15 July 2018 -  Riga, Latvia April 6th, 2018

April 6th, 2018. The European School of Oncology is very glad to invite you to attend the “BALTIC AND EURASIA MASTERCLASS IN CLINICAL ONCOLOGY ” that will be held in Riga, Latvia on 12-15 July 2018.

Chair: N. Pavlidis (GR), F. Peccatori (IT), Host Chair: J. Eglitis (LV).

A more detailed description of the application can be found here.

Further details can be found on the flyer that can be downloaded here or on the website.


  • Institute is inviting  to the seminar, headed by asoc. prof. Lilian Tzivian

April 5th, 2018. Researchers interested in the successful publication process are kindly invited to the seminar on April 16th, 16:00 - 17:30, RAKUS, Gailezers, Hipokrāta Street 2 - cabinet No. 223.

A lecture is planned on how to quickly and correctly write a manuscript, find the appropriate magazine to publish it and make it easier the process of publication . Together we will focus on how  to correctly plan a manuscript, which parts are needed and how much it needs to be, which tables and images are needed, and how to respond to reviewers.
The lecture will combine knowledge from three courses on this subject: Course "Good practices in scholarly publishing" (lecturer Dr. Katarzina Gaca, Western European consultant from the Elsevier magazine group), course "Scientific writing" (lecturer Jane Schroder, Editor of the journal Environmental and Health perspectives ) and course "The deep secrets of getting your paper published" (lecturer Mark Nieuwenhuijsen, ISGlobal Director, editor of Occupational and Environmental Medicine magazine).

Content of the lecture - research protocol, its coordination with foreign partners, coordination with local co-authors, publishing opportunities, fast writing of articles.

In the picture: Lilian Tzivian

  • The team of the institute wishes Happy Easter!

March 29th, 2018.

  • Institute of Clinical and Preventive Medicine also presented at the The European Consortium myCROBIOME  

March 5th, 2018. In the European House of Gastroenterology in Vienna, meeting of the newly established consortium myCROBIOME was held. More than 20 organizations from Europe, Israel, and the US are represented. The consortium forming initiative was supported by a grant from the United European gastroenterology (UEG).

  • The University of Latvia signs a memorandum of cooperation with Kazakhstan's Innovative Medical Technology Organization  

February 21th, 2018. Vice-rector of the University of Latvia Valdis Seglins and Chairman of the Innovative Medical Technology Organization (Kazakhstan) Niyaz Malayev signed a memorandum of cooperation between the two organizations.
The document is based on the promotion of scientific cooperation not only in the medical and educational sector, but also in clinical medicine and public health, with the main emphasis on wider use of innovative technologies in diagnostic and therapeutic areas. The purpose of the Memorandum is to promote closer co-operation between organizations and in communication with governmental and non-governmental institutions.
It is expected that this memorandum will be the basis for developing further cooperation, looking for the possibility of joint project and research realization in the future.


  • The University of Latvia will host the International Gastric Cancer Prevention Research Forum for a week  

February 8th, 2018. The International Gastric Cancer Prevention Research Forum, organized by the Institute of Clinical and Preventive Medicine of the University of Latvia, will take place on February 19-23. It will bring together leading European experts and representatives from countries with high levels of gastric cancer, as well as representatives from international professional and patient organizations. During the week, various topical issues related to research on gastric cancer prevention will be discussed, the projects implemented in Latvia will be presented and opportunities for future cooperation with foreign partners will be discussed.

More information about the Forum is available here.

  • The team of the Institute is wishing wonderful Holidays and a Happy New Year!

December 29th, 2017.

  • The University of Latvia is presented by IKPM at Horizon 2020 Health Partnering Event

December 7th, 2017. Horizon 2020 Health Partnering Event is taking place in Brussels. Institute of Clinical and Preventive medicine is representing University of Latvia in this event. Bilateral meetings with representatives from several leading European Universities and Research Organizations is scheduled.

More information on this event here.

In the picture: : Philippe CUPERS (Acting Head of Unit, Strategy, Health Directorate, DG RTD,. European Commission) introducing the H2020 2018-2020 program.

  • Professor M.Leja plans the scientific program of European Gastroenterology Week

December 4th, 2017. November 30 – December 1, 2017 the director of the Institute of Clinical and Preventive Medicine of the University of Latvia M.Leja was participating in the work of the Scientific Committee of UEG (United European gastroenterology) for planning the scientific program of European Gastroenterology Week, 2018.

In the picture: Participants of the Scientific Committee of UEG

  • Student of the world-famous American pathologist visits Latvia

October 31st, 2017. On October 24-25th  Prof. Maria Blanca Piazuelo, professor of the University of Vanderbilt, visited Latvia.
On October 24th M.B. Piazuelo met with the leading researchers of the Institute of Clinical and Preventive Medicine of the University of Latvia -  Sergey Isaev, Arnis Kirchner and Sergey Parchutin. During the meeting M.B. Piazuelo was introduced to the GISTAR Information System and Histology Slide Storage System. There were discussed several topics – entering of the histological findings of the stomach biopsy in the GISTAR system, and the adaptation of histology slide resolution for system and research purposes. The definition of pre-cancerous stomach conditions, the methods used and their interpretation were discussed by scientists. During the meeting, samples of the biopsy of the most complicated patients in the GISTAR study were also analyzed.
On October 25th M.B. Piazuelo met with the scientific director of the GISTAR study, Professor of the University of Latvia, Marcis Leja. During the meeting GISTAR research activities and the progress on publications were discussed.
For information - Maria Blanca Piazuelo is one of the world's leading specialists in detecting pre-cancerous stomach conditions. This is the second time Prof. Piazuelo, within the framework of the collaborative study, arrives in Riga. It should be noted that prof. Piazuelo is a student and work successor of Pelayo Correa, the world-famous American pathologist.

In the pictures: Prof. Maria Blanca Piazuelo  /  Prof. Maria Blanca Piazuelo and Dr. med Sergey Isajev