To commemorate the 21 st Anniversary of the first successful pediatric liver transplant in India at Apollo Hospital Delhi
Apollo Hospitals hosts the International Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology School
Indraprastha Apollo hospital hosted 5 days of academic activities in pediatric gastroenterology and hepatology at a scale which has not been seen before in India. Endoscopy – Basic and Advanced and Motility workshops were held on 30th and 31 st October 2019, the International School in Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology on 1 st and 2 nd November and the IX Update in Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Liver transplantation and Nutrition on 3 rd November.
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 4th year medical student. The second recipient has completed the 20 years following a transplant and is now an accountant in Canada.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Anupam Sibal, Group Medical Director, Senior Consultant Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals said, “our conference, which is now in its 9 th year has emerged as a key platform for pediatric gastroenterologists and pediatricians from across the world to meet, discuss and debate new techniques and treatments. This year, the conference will draw faculty and delegates from 22 countries in 4 continents. We have been privileged to promote academics in this super specialty. The first National Board of Examination (NBE) trainee in Pediatric Gastroenterology in India graduated in 2016 from our hospital.
Mr P Shivakumar, CEO, Apollo Hospitals Delhi said, “Such conferences go a long way in improving clinical excellence, something extremely 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 evidence-based 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 Pan-Pacific Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition (APPSPGHAN), Indian Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ISPGHAN) and accredited by the National Board of Examination(NBE)”.
Dr Sarath Gopalan, Sr. Consultant, Pediatric Gastroenterology 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 leanings to improve patient care”