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On Thursday, 26 May 2005, wife of the President of Slovakia Silvia Gašparovičová addressed the participants of the international congress of the Slovak Gynaecological and Obstetrical Society, held under her patronage.
"Health is the most precious value due to its principal affect on the quality of our lives. That is why I always take patronage in the events intended to reveal new information in health prevention and in diagnostic and treatment methods, and, indeed, this international congress is one of them. Moreover, your field deals with the delivery of a human being and with our women‘s health, which has undoubtedly a direct impact on family lives and our society," said the First Lady at the beginning of her speech before gynaecologists from Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Poland, and Slovenia. The congress was dedicated to the 95th birthday of the late Professor Ernest Dlhoš, the founder and first chairman of the Slovak Gynaecological and Obstetrical Society.
On the ceremonial evening held in the Slovak National Theatre, Mrs. Silvia Gašparovičová and Professor Ján Štencl presented four Slovak gynaecologists with medals. Silvia Gašparovičová expressed her belief that this award would encourage them to make further progress in their professional work. She also congratulated new honorary members of the Society appointed at the congress. “They all being from abroad shows that our gynaecology and obstetrics are exchanging experience with top experts and institutions in other countries, which definitely helps making progress in this branch of medicine,” said Silvia Gašparovičová. She stressed how demanding this profession is and noted that as medicine is one of the most rapidly developing areas, doctors have to make a constant follow-up of recent findings and progress made in diagnostic and treatment techniques in order to make timely diagnosis and help as many patients as possible. In this context, she underlined the importance of this international event enabling the participants to learn up-to-date information, to confront and discuss their practice with Slovak and foreign colleagues, which is priceless experience. In conclusion, the First Lady emphasised her appreciation of this profession and expressed her belief that this congress as well as other professional events would help the participants to make a professional growth and a good reputation of the Slovak gynaecology and obstetrics.