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Apollo Hospitals hosts advanced course to disseminate knowledge in pediatric gastrointestinal and liver diseases

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Continuing with its tradition of clinical excellence, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, Indias First Internationally Accredited Hospital offering state-of-the art tertiary care in various pediatric specialties, commenced the Second Kunwar Viren Oswal Course in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Liver Transplantation and Nutrition. Starting with the first successful pediatric liver transplant in India in 1998, Apollo Hospitals has been a pioneer in the field of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition.

The six-daycourse, comprising of four days of lectures and a two-day advanced hands-on workshops for conducting endoscopies, is the first of its kind in Asia. This course will see global experts address the attendees on various aspects of pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology, liver transplantation and nutrition. The course has been endorsed by the Asian Pan-Pacific Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Liver transplantation and Nutrition (APPSPGHAN) and is being conducted in association with Delhi Branch of the Indian Academy of Pediatrics. The course brings together faculty and delegates from 23 countries.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. AnupamSibal, Group Medical Director, Sr. Consultant Pediatric Gastroenterology &HepatologyIndraprastha Apollo Hospitals and the course directorsaid Apollo Hospitals has always laid emphasis on clinical excellence. To excel clinically, it is essential for clinicians to update their knowledge and hence we continue to organize such international courses. Upto 30% of patients visiting pediatricians have a gastrointestinal or liver problem. It is, therefore, important that we help share the latest treatment guidelines with pediatricians.We are relying on evidence-based content and more hands-on learning modules so that attendees can benefit fully from the breadth of experience on offer by the faculty.

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