ISGCON 2018

59th Annual Conference of Indian Society of Gastroenterology

28th November - 1st December 2018
Lulu Bolgatty International Convention Centre, Kochi, Kerala


PROGRAM

DAY 1
Pre Conference CME - Scientific Program
28.11.2018, Wednesday - 08:45 to 17:45
Hall C
 
08:45 - 09:00 Session 1
08:45 - 09:00 Inauguration
Naresh Bhat, Govind Makharia, P Augustine, Mathew Philip, Sunil Mathai, GN Ramesh, H Ramesh
One minute silence for flood victims, Lamp Lighting
 
09:00 - 10:00 Session 2: Interface with Basic Sciences
Coordinator:
Varghese Thomas, Chairs: VG Mohanprasad, KT Shenoy, Usha Dutta, Vijay Yajnik, Ashok Chacko
9:00 - 9:20 Modulation of the GI Micro biome: towards probiotics and FMT in GI disease Vineet Ahuja
9:20 - 9:40 Understanding the colonic cancer genetic syndromes Ismail Siyad
9:40 - 10:00 Genetic studies in chronic pancreatitis: separating the grain from the  chaff D Nageshwar Reddy
 
10:00 - 11:05 Session 3: Interface with Oncology
Coordinator:
KR Vinayakumar, Chairs: SL Broor, George Chandy, Philip Abraham, V Jayanthi, George Kurian
10:00 - 10:15 H Pylori and carcinogenesis Amarender S Puri
10:15 - 10:30 Diagnosis and management of early esophageal cancer Prasad Iyer
10:30 - 10:50 GB cancer: is there new light at the end of the old tunnel? Anil Aggarwal
10:50 - 11:05 DAA therapy and the risks of hepatocellular carcinoma- Is the risk real and what are the solutions? S K Acharya
 
11:05 - 11:50 Session 4: interface with radiology
Coordinator:
Roy Mukkada, Chairs: SP Misra, Anu Eapen, Lijesh Kumar, Shanmugasundaram, Prathapan V K
11:05 - 11:20 Elastography – can it replace biopsy? Nori Vijayabhaskar
11:20 - 11:35 Left gastric artery embolization- can it replace other obesity treatments Rajesh Antony
11:35 - 11:50 PET- CT in GI malignancies: where do we stand, and where do we go from here? Sudeep Shah
 
11:50 - 13:00 Session 5: Interface with Hepatology
Coordinator:
Yogesh K Chawla, Chairs: RK Dhiman, PN Rao, S Sudhindran, Sudhanshu Patwari, Tayumanavan, Sudheer OV
11:50 - 12:05 Portal biliopathy: a consequence of procrastination? Ajay Duseja
12:05 - 12:25 Hepatitis C- Have we found the right formula? Paul J Thuluvath
12:25 - 12:40 Transplantation for acute alcoholic hepatitis: where do we stand? Dharmesh Kapoor
12:40 - 13:00 ACLF management-a practical approach Shiv K Sarin
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
 
14:00 - 14:45 Session 6: Interface with Endoscopy-1
Coordinator:
Rama P Venu: Chairs: Krishnadas, RK Wadhwa, L K Venkatakrishnan, C Ganesh Pai, Robert Panakkal
14:00 - 14:15 Image enhanced endoscopy Sneha John
14:15 - 14:30 Robotic Endoscopy – towards reality? Lawrence Ho
14:30 - 14:45 Intraductal endoscopy- The Flips and the flops Randhir Sud
 
14:45 - 15:45 Session 7: Interface with Gastrointestinal Surgery
Coordinator:
Puneet Dhar Chairs: K Prakash, Vikram Bhatia, CJ Varghese, Baiju Senadhipan
14:45 - 15:05 IPMN: observe or resect and when? Adarsh Chaudhary
15:05 - 15:25 Current role of metabolic surgery Praveen Raj Palanivelu
15:25 - 15:45 Newer approaches in rectal cancer to improve R0 resection Rohin Mittal
 
15:45 - 16:45 Session 8: Interface with Endoscopy-2
Coordinator;
Sunil K Mathai, Chairs: KR Palaniswami, P Zacharias, Sundeep Lakhtakia, Joseph T K
15:45 - 16:05 EUS guided vascular interventions- Fact or Fancy Kenneth Binmoeller
16:05 - 16:25 Third space endoscopy - present and future Amit Maydeo
16:25 - 16:45 EUS guided biliary drainage –who, when , which and how? Kazuo Hara
 
16:45 - 17:45 Session 9: Gazing into the crystal ball: recent advances and a look into the future
Coordinator:
KT Shenoy, Chairs: TS Chandrasekar, Ismail Siyad, Geetha M, Thomas CP, Varghese Jaison
16:45 - 17:05 Personalized genomic medicine: is it feasible in gastroenterology? Douglas Corley
17:05 - 17:25 Statin prescription in portal hypertension – are we practising evidence based medicine? CE Eapen
17:25 - 17:45 Crohn’s disease in children: are the goal posts different? Malathy Sathyasekharan
18:00 Onwards Inaugural Program followed by Dinner


ISGCON 2018- Scientific Agenda
DAY 2
Timings Luminal- Hall A Endoscopy- Hall B Liver- Hall C
08:00-09:00 G E Clinics
Moderators :
Naresh Bhat ,G N Ramesh
1.Stuck up right there -
Ramesh Satarkar
2.A traumatic situation -
Saurabh Kaushik
3.Hide and seek in the gut -
Jimil Shah
4.Lightening strikes twice -
Bhavesh Bhut
5.Dilemma in a little darling-
Bhaswati C Acharyya
6.Menopause of the mind -
Kiran Josy
09:00-09:20 Presidential address
Chairpersons:
TS Chandrasekhar, Ajay Kumar
Speaker:
Naresh Bhat
Topic: Challenges of the young Gastroenterologist…Are there any solutions?
09:20-09:42 PN Chuttani Oration
Chairpersons:
Rakesh Tandon, JB Dilawari, Sharad Shah
Speaker:
Vivek Saraswat

Pushing the limits of conventional therapy to improve outcomes: Slow continuous low-dose infusion of furosemide, albumin and terlipressin (SCLIFAT) for large ascites in ACLF
09:43-10:05 CM Habibullah Oration
Chairpersons: MP Sharma, Kartar Singh, RR Rai, Md.Aejaz Habeeb
Speaker: Uday C Ghoshal
Topic: Indian contribution to G I motility and Functional GI disease research
10.05-10.10 Glimpse of APDW 2019: Dr Mahesh Goenka
10:10-11:10 Plenary session ( 8+2 Minutes)
Chairpersons:
Anoop Saraya, Manisha Dwivedi, V Jayanthi, SP Misra
1.Outcome of management protocol to reduce von Willebrand factor (vWF) in acute hepatic dysfunction: epatotoxicity due to yellow phosphorus (rat killer) poisoning as a prototype
Debasis Sardar (CMC, Vellore)

2. Optimizing infliximab therapy using a Dashboard approach – An Indian experience
Devendra Desai (PD Hinduja Hospital, Mumbai)

3. Time-dependent associations of acute pancreatitis with gut microbial dysbiosis and altered intestinal permeability: Lessons learnt from experimental model
Aparna Jakkampudi (AIG, Hyderabad)

4. Normative values of sarcopenia in the Indian population
Sandeep Sidhu (DMCH, Ludhiana)

5. Utility of neutrophil CD64 and in distinguishing bacterial infection from disease flare in severe alcoholic hepatitis
Gaurav Pande (SGPGI, Lucknow)

6. Predictive models of the outcome of medical management of acute severe ulcerative colitis using principal component analysis and artificial neural network
Uday C Ghoshal (SGPGI, Lucknow)

11.10-12:10 Young Investigator Award (8+2 Minutes)
Chairpersons: SK Acharya, VA Saraswat, Ashok Chacko
1.
Quantitative proteomic analysis identifies dysregulated platelets in severe alcoholic hepatitis
Adil Bhat (ILBS, Delhi)

2. Generation of secondary humanized livers through intra-omental transplantation of bioengineered livers for the management of end-stage liver diseases
Sandeep K Vishwakarma (Hyderabad)

3. Pentazocine, a kappa-opioid agonist, is better than diclofenac for analgesia in acute pancreatitis: A randomized controlled trial
Soumya Jagannath Mahapatra (AIIMS, Delhi)

4. Thromboelastography guided blood product transfusion in patients with chronic liver disease undergoing invasive liver-related procedures: A randomized controlled trial
Sudheer Kumar Vuyyuru (AIIMS, Delhi)

5. Hepatitis B virus-infected pregnant females with higher circulating HBsAg levels showed impaired immune imprint in their newborns at birth
Ashish Kumar Vyas (LHMC, Delhi)

6. Gut microbiome diversity in acute severe colitis is distinct from mild to moderate ulcerative colitis
Saurabh Kedia (AIIMS, Delhi)


12.10-13:00 ISG Zydus oration:
Chairpersons:
Philip Augustine, YK Joshi, Vinay Thorat
Speaker:
Anil Arora
Topic: Journey of fat in the body: A source of energy or a scourge of diseases
Panel discussion: (30 min)

Topic:
How to take care of high burden of GI diseases in India

Chairpersons:
Prabha Sawant,George Chandy

Moderator:
Gourdas Choudhuri
Panelists:
Philip Abraham, Govind Makharia, Abhay Verma
State of art lectures
Chairpersons:
Parimal Lawate, Mandhir Kumar, David Greenwald, Ramesh Rajan
LAMS in GI diseases: (20 min)
Kenneth Binmoeller

EUS guided tissue acquisition future trends (15 min)
Lawrence Ho

Endoscopic management of pancreatic fluid collection: What is optimum
Rajesh Puri (15mts)
NAFLD - Therapy beyond weight loss
Chairpersons: Abhijit Chaudhary, Devanand Mohapatra, Santhosh Sundaresan, CR Panda, Anish Kumar

NASH: Standard of care in 2018 (20 min)
Ajay Duseja

Newer strategies in NASH: Which way is the wind blowing? (15 min)
Manav Wadhawan

Lean NAFLD: Indian scenario
AC Anand (15 min)
13:00-14:00 Lunch and Poster session
14:00-15:00 Enhancing care in IBD
Chairpersons:
KR Palaniswamy, AK Seth, Rajiv Khosla, Sanjeev Chatni

Concept of IBD Comprehensive Care Unit
Simon PL Travis


Biologicals in IBD: India specific Issues
Vineet Ahuja

Anti-integrins in IBD
Vijay Yajnik
Challenges in colonoscopy

Chairpersons:
Devinder Singh,KK Rawal, Kalyan Bose, Amit Mathur

Best practices for safe and effective colonoscopy
Mahesh Goenka

Large colonic polyp resection: EMR/ESD/UEMR
Kenneth Binmoeller

Colonoscopy in IBD –detection and management of dysplasia
C.Ganesh Pai
Hepatitis C Virus- Treatment and Beyond
Chairpersons: YK Chawla, Chitranshu Vashistha, Haribhakti Sebadas, Nipun Verma

Chronic hepatitis C: National guidelines
RK Dhiman

Treatment of HCV: Cirrhosis and DAAs non-responders

Paul Thulvath

Incidentally detected asymptomatic HCV infection: Natural history and way forward

Pankaj Puri
15:00-15:40 GI Bleeding- Management issues
Chairpersons:
Atul Sachdev, Sunil Jain, N Prem latha, Prem Nair

Anti-platelets, anti-coagulating agents in patients with GI bleeding: What to stop, when to start?
David Greenwald

Peptic ulcer bleeding: Best practices in 2018
Philip Chiu
Endoscopy: Back to Basics

Chairpersons:
S
houkat Ali Zargar, SS Sharma , Venkatakrishnan K Iyer, Mollina Khanna


Sedation for basic and advanced endoscopy:
What is safe and effective?
Nita George

Reporting of endoscopic findings: What is the optimum?
Vikram Bhatia

Quality assurance in endoscopy
Manu Tandon
Liver disease in India
Chairpersons:
George Kurian, PN Rao, ,Narayanan V A

Burden of liver diseases in India
Abhijit Chowdhury(20 min)


Panel discussion: (40 min)
How to decrease burden of liver disease in India

Moderator:
Abhijit Chowdhury ,
Panelists:
Rakesh Aggarwal, Abraham Koshy, RK Dhiman, Kaushal Madan
15:40-17:00 GERD - Indian scenario
Chairpersons:
Naresh Bhat, D Nageshwar Reddy, Philip Abraham, NH Banka

Indian Guidelines on GERD (25 +10 min)

Shobna Bhatia, Abhinav Jain

Management strategies and surveillance in Barrett’s esophagus (20 +5 min)
Prateek Sharma

Surgical option in GERD: When and What? (17+3 min)
Ramesh Ardhanari
Seeing beyond the gut- Endosonography
Chairpersons:
Vikas Singla, Nitin Pai, CC Chaubal,Ishwar Lal Acharya,Palaniappan S

EURCP: Expanding wings
Sundeep Lakhtakia

EUS guided liver biopsy in diffuse liver disease: Evidence based practice:
Surinder V Rana

Maximizing EUS: Where can we place CEUS, elastography and cofocal laser endomicroscopy
Rajesh Puri

Endoscopic gall bladder drainage- Indications and techniques:
Kazuo Hara
State of art lectures
Chairpersons:
AR Venkataswaran, Ashish Jha, Ravi Ramalingam, Gautham Roy, PK Sethy

Leadership in Medicine
Bhaskar Nandi

Societal responsibilities of Gastroenterologists
SP Misra

Crisis management in hospital
KN Panda
17:00-18:00 Medicolegal issues in GI practice
Chair persons: Rajeev Jaydevan, Jacob Philip, Sunil Kumar, Sandeep Gopal Moderator:GN Ramesh


Medical negligence:- Residents duty of care, culpability and liability.
Ashwini Kumar Setya

Legal pitfalls in training residents
Neeraj Nagpal

Interaction with audience and Q&A

Post graduate session in endoscopy

How I do it (Video lectures)
Chairpersons:
Sanjay Kumar , Kinsuk Das, Subhash Nandani, Radhakrishnan S

G-POEM
Amol Bapaye

Large balloon biliary sphinteroplasty
Piramanayagam P

WOPN-Direct Endoscoic Necrosectomy
Ravi R

EUS guided rectal varices coiling
Raj V V

GERD X
Rajesh Kalpala

EUS guided fiducial implantation:
Roy J Mukkada
Complications of cirrhosis

Chairpersons:
JC Vij, Manisha Banger, Sushant Sethi, Shobana Devi, Thankappan K R

Management of AKI in cirrhosis:
Rakhi Maiwall

Blood product transfusion in cirrhosis: Risks and benefits
Ashish Kumar

Pulmonary complications of cirrhosis: diagnosis and management
Gaurav Pandey

Sarcopenia in cirrhosis
Ashish Goel
18.00-18.45   QUIZ
TS Chandrashekhar
North:- Sanchit Sharma, Vijay Kumar HJ, Balaji M
East:- Debakanta Mishra, Kishan, Hardhik Rughwani
West:- Abhijeet Karad, Vasudha Goel, Karthik Goyal
South:- Chandrasekar Patel, Prajob Prasad, Abhinav Kumar
19.30 onwards Dinner
DAY 3
08:00-09:00 Espresso with experts
09:00-10:00 Issues in Pediatric Gastroenterology

Transition from pediatric clinic to adult clinic
Panel discussion (30 min)

Moderator:
Anshu Srivastava
Panelists:
Abha Nagral, Geetha M, Rohan Malik, C Ganesh Pai

Topic- Clinical challenges in Pediatric GI practice
Chairpersons:
BR Thapa, Satheesh K, S V Rana,

Bowel evacuation disorders in children (15 min)
Ujjal Poddar

Challenges in early onset IBD (15 min)
Malathi S
Challenges in ERCP

Chairpersons:
Pravin Rathi, Monika Jain, Piyush Ranjan, Anil John,Nandakumar R

Enhancing biliary and pancreatic duct Cannulation: Success and Safety
Randhir Sud

Biliary drainage in altered anatomy: How to enhance success
Nilay Mehta

Management of difficult CBD Stones –tools and tricks?
TS Chandrasekhar

Malignant Hilar Strictures: when to step in?
Vipulroy Rathod
Clinics in Liver Diseases

Moderators: Yogesh K Chawla, C E Eapen
1. Dyspnea in a child with liver disease – Chandan Kumar
2. An unusual case of liver failure in a child – Priti Vijay
3. Severe aplastic anemia following liver transplantation – Sameer Paghadar
4. Refractory refilling high SAAG ascites, normal HVPG and subnephrotic proteinuria - Manjul Mishra
5. A rare case of hepatic tumor in a child – Nikhil Sontahlia
6. A case of recurrence of hepatitis after Liver transplant – Karan
10:00-10:35 Guidelines:

ISG guidelines on diagnosis and management of H pylori (35 min)

Chairpersons:
SP Singh, Manoj Sahu, KT Shenoy
Speakers:
Amit Dutta, Usha Dutta, Vineet Ahuja, Uday Ghoshal
Complications during endoscopy/ERCP
Chairpersons:
KR Vinayakumar,Arvind Khurana, Alexander M J,George Alexander

Post-POEM complications
Mohan Ramchandani

Post ERCP duodenal perforation:
RK Wadhwa

Post sphincterotomy bleeding: Best practices
Praveer Rai

Colonoscopy related perforations- management
Chelapathy Rao


Acute liver failure- burning issues
Chairpersons:
Premashish Kar, Atul Sood, Bijay Mishra , Mathew Jacob

Ammonia lowering therapy in ALF
SK Acharya

CRRT in ALF and ACLF
Neeraj Saraf

Plasma exchange in ALF and ACLF: When and Why?
Ashok Choudhary
10:35-11:00 State of Art lecture
Chairpersons:
SL Broor, BD Goswami, Ujjalla Ghoshal, Shrikant Mukewar

Clostridium difficile infection: pathophysiology, diagnosis, new guidelines on therapy, novel treatments, immunity and immunization:
Ciaran P Kelly
11:00-12:00 IBD- Challenges in management
Chairpersons:
Vijay Yajnik, Sameer Al Awadhi, GK Dhali, Sunil Dahich, Shivaprasad B

CMV in IBD: Unresolved issues
Simon PL Travis

FMT in IBD:when to consider ?
Vandana Midha

Therapeutic drug monitoring in IBD- should it be the standard of practice ?
Devendra Desai

Diet as therapy in IBD
Saurabh Kedia
State of the art lectures
Chairpersons:

Mathew Philip, Prashant Bhandarkar, T M Ramchandran, Ashish Sethi

Endoscopic innovations: Thinking outside of the box
D Nageshwar Reddy

Neuroendocrine tumors of stomach and duodenum: optimal management
Koji Matsuda

Technique of performing endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty
Amit Maydeo
Autoimmune liver diseases- Management issues

Chairpersons:
K Narayanaswami, Arvind Kelkar, Rajesh Dharmasi,Charles Panakkal

Drug therapy of autoimmune hepatitis: my choice -Corticosteroids or Budesonide
Yogesh Chawla

Management of AIH: Special situations (Decompensated cirrhosis, Pregnancy and elderly)
Anil Arora

Seronegative autoimmune hepatitis: Diagnosis and management
Manoj Sharma

Overlap syndromes: How to approach
Murugan N
12:00-13:00 Management issues in acute pancreatitis
Chairpersons:
Rupesh Pokharna, Sandeep pandey, Rajkumar Soloman, Suresh Zinzuvadia, George Thomas

Early inflammatory events and mediators in acute pancreatitis: Lessons from mouse and humans
Rupjyoti Talukdar

Fluid management in early days after onset of pain
Sudipta Chowdhury

Respiratory complications in acute pancreatitis: Assessment and management
Surinder V Rana

Early nutrition in acute pancreatitis
Anoop Saraya
State of art lectures
Chairpersons:
Rama P Venu, B Ramesh Kumar, GS Lamba, Suvdip chatterjee

Endoscopy in patients suspected to have malabsorption
Saroj K Sinha

Endoscopy scoring for IBD: How to use and which one to choose
Raja Affendi Raja Ali

Optimizing polypectomy techniques
VG Mohanprasad

Symposium on ACLF

Chairpersons:
AK Jain, Ajith Kumar, Sujit Chaudhary, Rajashekhar Perumalla, Madhu sasidharan


ACLF patients awaiting transplant: Options for bridge therapy
Sanjeev Saigal

Newer treatment strategies for treatment of hepatic encephalopathy in ACLF

RK Dhiman

ACLF: Can we predict and prevent it?
Joy Varghese

Liver transplantation in multiorgan failure
Paul Thulvath
13:00-14:00 Lunch and Poster session
14:00-15:00 Symposium: Functional GI Diseases
Chairpersons:
DK Bhargava, Chetan Bhat, Rajesh Upadhyay, Ajith Tharakan, Anand Joshi

Functional dyspepsia: State of Art in 2018
Justin Wu

Indian Guidelines on constipation
Uday Ghoshal

Overlap between functional and physical diseases: Impact on the management
Sandeep Grover
State of art lectures
Chairpersons:
N Vishwanath, Kuldip Solanki, RS Thangkhiew, Manish Bhatnagar, Anantakumar Agasti

What is new in endoscopy which is likely to change the practice?
Ajay Kumar


POEM: Tricks of the trade for the beginner
Amit Maydeo

Tricks to predict and detect
early mucosal cancers in the GI Tract
Pankaj Dhawan
Hepatitis B Virus- What is New
Chairpersons:
Anil Arora, SC Samal, Deepak Agarwal, Saxena S P, G Loganathan


Prevention of perinatal HBV transmission: vaccine, immunoglobulin or drugs
Rakesh Aggarwal

HBV: Newer strategies for eradication
V A Saraswat

Post treatment surveillance of Chronic HBV
VK Dixit
15:00-16:00 Intestinal failure -update

Chairpersons:
Philip Abraham, AS Puri, PK Agarawal, Gayathri Gopalakrishnan

Concept of intestinal functions and intestinal failure
Govind K Makharia
CIPO: When to suspect and how to proceed
Sanjiv Sachdeva

Short bowel syndrome: Nutritional management
Vishal Sharma
Endoscopy in Children

Chairpersons:
Sandeep Dhawan, Sadhna Lal, Jayaram Das,Rema Krishna Kumar

Challenges of endoscopy in children: are we well equipped?
Vidyut Bhatia

Small bowel evaluation in a child: What is optimal
Rohan Malik

POEM in children: Do we have evidence?
Zaheer Nabi

EUS in pediatric practice:
Maya P
Alcoholic liver disease
Chairpersons:
GN Yatoo, Shanti Vijayaraghavan, Manas Panigrahi, Aejaz Habeeb, Rahul Pathak

Management of alcoholic hepatitis: beyond steroids
Virendra Singh


Deaddiction strategy in chronic alcoholics
Atul Ambekar

Optimizing nutrition in cirrhosis
Aakash Shukla

Liver transplantation for alcoholic liver disease: unresolved issues
Mohammed Abdum Nayeem
16:00-17:00 GI cancers- Indian scenario
Chairpersons:
AT Mohan, Pedaveeraju E, Hariprasad Yadav, Ebby Simon,Subhash Nandwani

Epidemiology of GI Cancer in India:
Devender Desai

How to implement a GI cancer screening program on a national basis
Douglas Corley

Choosing patients for Chemotherapy in biliary malignancies
Atul Sharma
Endoscopic resection update
Chairpersons:
Sunil K Mathai, Sanjay Sikka, Sabu antony, Ashik sainu,Prakash Dalai

ESD in Colorectal Neoplasia: The Technique
Prakash Zacharias

How to make ESD/EMR safe
Shinya Kodashima

Zenker’s diverticulum : Endotherapy
Pankaj Desai

Endoscopic full thickness resection (FTR) – the technique
Amol Bapaye
Challenges of liver transplantation

Chairpersons:
Ravi Mohanka, Naresh Bansal, Deepak Lahoti, KP Rao, Prakash K

Liver transplantation for HCV cirrhosis in the DAA era
Kaushal Madan

High MELD patients: When is transplant futile?
Dharmesh Kapoor

Liver with steatosis can be used for liver transplantation
Prashant Bhangui

Deceased donor liver transplant in India: The hurdles and way forward
Viniyendra Pamecha

17:00-18:30     General Body Meeting
19:30 Onwards Banquet Dinner
DAY 4
08:00-09:00 Endosocpy Clinics Moderators- D Nageswar Reddy,Mathew Philip

Outlet for outlet obstruction
Raja Yogesh

Management of complication during WON drainage
Rohit Gupta

Pseudoaneurysm causing mirrizi
Piyush Somani

Modified POEM using ultraslim gastroscope in Infant
Amol Bapaye

Giant esophageal leiomyoma
Nitin Jagtap

Unusual case of Gastric outlet obstruction
Soumya Jagannath
09:00-10:00 Chronic pancreatitis- burning issues
Chairpersons:
Pramod Garg, Rajesh Gupta ,Ramesh Ardhanari, Thomas C P

Can acute pancreatitis progress to chronic pancreatitis?
David Whitcomb

Surgery in chronic pancreatitis: Who, When, and How?
H Ramesh

Can we prevent the progression of disease in chronic pancreatitis: Role of precision medicine
David Whitcomb
Deep journey in the bowel
Chairpersons:
Karamvir Chakravorti, RK Wadhwa, Anshuman Somani, Shakeer VK, Ratna Swamy

Small bowel endoscopy: Push/Balloons/spiral/capsule: How to choose?
Sneha John

Small bowel bleeding: Realistic approach in clinical practice
Shajan Peter

Small bowel strictures: endotherapy
Mohan Ramchandani
Day to day management of cirrhosis

Chairpersons:
Varghese Thomas , Arun ML, Yogesh Batra, Shailesh Alkot, V S Hemamala, Deepak Verma


Management of insomnia and anxiety disorder in cirrhosis? What’s new?
Sethu Babu

Portal vein thrombosis in cirrhosis: When and How to treat
PN Rao

Muscle cramps in cirrhosis
Ajay Jain

Umbilical and inguinal hernia in cirrhotic patients
B Venugopal
10:00–11:00 Celiac disease - Screeing and managemnt issues
Chairpersons:
Rajoo Singh China, Vijay Prakash , Shravan Bohra, Sushil Falodia

Screeing for celiac disease - Whom and How ?
Govind K Makharia

Non responders to gluten free diet- an approach
AS Puri

New, non-dietary, treatment for celiac disease: why and how?
Ciaran P Kelly

What is new in Endoscopy?

Chairpersons:
BS Satyaprakash, Anurag Govil, BV Tantry, Jose Filipe Alvares, Maryam Al Khatry

Endoscopy in metabolic diseases: Is it the way forward
D Nageshwar Reddy
EUS guided Pancreatic ductal interventions
Koji Matsuda Hybrid endoscopic surgery:where do we stand today:
GV Rao

Common issues in liver diseases

Chairpersons:
AC Anand, Manas Behra, HP Nandeesh, Sanjeev Issar, Jaladharan G


Treating tuberculosis in cirrhosis
Harshad Devarbhavi

Invasive fungal infection in cirrhosis
Sunil Taneja

Treatment of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis in the era of antibiotic resistance
L Venkitakrishnan

FMT in liver diseases - when to consider/
Cyriac Abby Philip
11:00-12:00 State of art lectures
Chairpersons
Richa Dewan, Ajay Bhalla, Nagarjun Kumar, Anuradha Sathisekaran

What’s new in Gastroenterology which will likely change the practice
Usha Dutta

Patient is exsanguinating: what to do in the middle of the night ?
David Greenald

Interpretation of small intestinal mucosal biopsies in a patient with malabsorption
Anna Pulimoodu
Pancreatic diseases – Current approach

Panel Discussion on acute pancreatitis: Management of suspected infected pancreatic necrosis (30 minutes)

Moderator:
Pramod Garg
Panelists:
Samir Mahindra, Deepak Gunjan, Siddharth Srivastava, Peush Sahni

State of art lectures:
Chairpersons
Sudhanshu Patwari, Sunil Dhadhich, Devesh Yadav, Rohit Gupta

Evaluation of a pancreatic head mass (15 min)
Raju Sharma

Groove pancreatitis: Diagnosis, Clinical course and management (15 min)
Joseph A J
Pediatric liver diseases:

Chairpersons:
VK Mishra, Ashmeet Chaudhary, Prasanth K, S Bhanu V Pillai

Approach to metabolic liver diseases, relevant to adult gastroenterologists:
Seema Alam

Recent advances in management cholestatic liver diseases
Neelam Mohan

Management of Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C in children
Abha Nagral

Management of EHPVO: Not just about treating varices
Ujjal Poddar
12:00-13:00 Panel discussion (40 min)

Integration of medical, surgical, Oncological treatment in
carcinoma gallbladder
Moderator:
Vivek Saraswat
Panelists:
Praveer Rai, Atul Sharma, Anil Agrawal, Lijesh Kumar


State of art lecture (20 min)
Chairpersons
AC Anand, Vinaya chandran Nair K, Shivanand Patil
Corrosive strictures Management - an update-
Ajay Kumar
Endoscopy Training – enhancing quality

Panel discussion (40 min)
Endoscopy Training in 2018: Ways and Means
Moderator:
Mahesh Goenka

Panelists:
D Nageshwar Reddy
Pramod Garg
Saroj K Sinha
Sneha John
Sameer Al Awadhi David Greenwald

State of art lecture
Chairpersons:
Rakesh Kochhar, Avinash Balekunduru, Ramachandran TM, B Shankar Sharma

Accreditation and relicensing (20min)
Prateek Sharma
State of art lecture:
Chairpersons
: Nutan Desai, Jeevan Kumar, George Joseph, Pratibha Issar

LI-RADs: Primer for clinicians (20 min)
Raju Sharma

Panel discussion (40 min)
Risk assessment in chronic liver disease and surgical clearance
Moderator:
Dr Shalimar
Panelists:
Rajesh Gupta
Kaushal Madan
Madhumita Premkumar
Ashok Choudhary
Lakhsmi Kumar
13:00-14:00 Lunch Break
14:00-15:00 Women Initiatives in Gastroenterology

Moderator:
Jayanthi V,Gourdas Choudhuri
Panelists:
Abha Nagral, Sneha John, Mariyam Al Khatry, Usha Dutta, Neelam Mohan, Philip Abraham, Rao GV



State of art lecture
Chairpersons:
NP Bohidar, Pratap Mouli, Mohan Reddy, Peter Manak

IBD Management- Role of complementary and alternative therapies
Rupa Banerjee
Day to day Endoscopy
Chairpersons:
Praveer Rai, Manish Jain, Shravan Kumar, Lorance Peter, Neri G.A.Picardo


Tricks to remove difficult foreign body in the GIT:
Sandeep Nijhawan

POST EVL BLEEDING: LOGICAL APPROACH
Amit Dutta

Endoscopic management of GAVE
Deepak Gunjan

SRUS Management: Logical approach
AV SivaPrasad

State of art lectures:

Chairpersons:
Dinesh Kini, Kamal Chetri, Alok Mishra, Manas Behera

What is new in liver diseases, which is likely to change practice
Shalimar

Granulomatous liver disease: Beyond tuberculosis: How far to go
Krishnadas D

Anti-viral drugs in acute hepatitis: When and where
CE Eapen
15:00-16:00 Day to Day Practice in Gastroenterology
Chairpersons-
MR Kotwai, Saju Xavier, Sudhir Gupta, Prashant Buch, Sreekumar A,
Proctalgia Fugax
Nitesh Pratap
Anemia in IBD: Logical approach
Rajeev Chandy
Fecal Incontinence and Biofeedback

Rajesh sainani
Isolated ulcers in terminal ileum: Approach and clinical significance
Ashutosh Mahapatra

Symposium on HCC
Chairpersons:
Vivek Vij, RK Jain, VM Dayal, Shaji P

Evidence based treatment of HCC (BCLC-B)
Ashish Goel

Newer therapy in HCC:
Sunil Taneja

Bridging and down staging therapy for HCC among waiting list of liver transplantation
Sudhindran S
16:00-16:30 Valedictory function
Naresh Bhat, Ajay Kumar, Govind Makharia, Philip Augustine, Mathew Philip