Apollo Hospitals hosts the International Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology School

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Apollo Hospitals hosts the International Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology School

Udaipur: IndraprasthaApollo hospital is hosting 5 days of academic activities in pediatric gastroenterology and hepatology at a scale which has not been seen before in India. Starting with the first successful pediatric liver transplant in India in 1998, Apollo Hospitals has been a pioneer in the field of pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition. Apollo hospitals has performed 3431 liver transplants of which 341 have been in children, the most in not just India but the region. The first recipient of pediatric liver transplantation in 1998 is now 22 years old and leading a normal life. He is now a 4thyear medical student. The second recipient has completed the 20 years following a transplant and is now an accountant in Canada. Speaking on the occasion,DrAnupamSibal,GroupMedicalDirector, SeniorConsultantPediatricGastroenterologyand Hepatology,IndraprasthaApolloHospitals said,“our conference,whichisnowinits9thyearhasemerged as a key platform for pediatric gastroenterologists and pediatricians from across the world to meet, discussanddebatenewtechniquesandtreatments. This year, the conference will draw faculty and delegates from 22 countries in 4 continents. We have beenprivilegedtopromoteacademics inthis super speciality. The first National Board of Examination (NBE) traineeinPediatricGastroenterology inIndiagraduated in 2016 from our hospital. Mr PShivakumar, CEO,Apollo Hospitals Delhi said, “Such conferences go a long way in improvingclinicalexcellence, somethingextremely important to Apollo Hospitals. Clinicians must remain up-to-date with the latest techniques, findings and knowledge so as to be able to offer the best care possible.As many as 30% of patients visiting pediatricians have gastrointestinal or liver problems and the treatments options are improving every year. This conference acts as a perfect platform for sharing latest knowledge using evidencebased content and hands-on learning modules.” Dr N Subramanian, Director Medical Services and Senior Urologist, Apollo Hospitals Delhi said, “Important topics to be covered include hepatitis B, hepatitis C, infantile cholestasis, acute liver failure, liver transplantation, advanced endoscopy, celiac disease, pancreatitis, inflammatory bowel disease, motility and food allergy. This academic activity has been endorsed by the Asian PanPacific Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition (APPSPGHAN), Indian SocietyofPediatricGastroenterology,Hepatology and Nutrition (ISPGHAN) and accredited by the National Board of Examination (NBE)”.Dr Sarath Gopalan,Sr.Consultant,PediatricGastroenterology and Hepatology added, “Such a galaxy of speakers who are widely regarded as world authorities have not come on one single platform in India ever before on this scale in Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Even the most senior doctors will find the conference to be informative. Delegates will excited to go back and implement their new learnings to improve patient care”

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