Multi-super specialty institute Medanta “ The Medicity organised 57th Annual Conference of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology (ISG) at Hotel Pullman Aerocity in New Delhi from December 15 to 18. The event highlighted the medical education, research and healthcare facility in gastroenterology available in India.
The four-day conference was held in association with the Society of GI Endoscopy of India (SGEI) and Indian Association of the Study of Liver (INASL).
The event was inaugurated by the Chief Guest and the Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Dr Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan, and Dr Naresh Trehan, Chairman and Managing Director, Medanta The Medicity, who was the Guest of Honour.
According to Dr Randhir Sud, Chairman, Medanta Institute of Digestive and Hepatobiliary Sciences, who was also the Organising Chairman of the conference, more than 2,500 delegates from India and neighbouring countries participated in the event.
“More than 30 eminent international speakers from USA, Europe, Japan & China deliberated on the recent relevancies in the field of gastroenterology, he said.
The highlights of the event was a leadership summit where the Presidents of American Society of Gastro-intestinal Endoscopy, American Gastroenterology Association, World Endoscopy Organisation and Indian Society of Gasteroenteroogy along with Dr Naresh Trehan and Dr Shiv Sarin, Member of Oversight Committee (MCI), deliberated and gave their views on raising the standards of affordable and ethical healthcare delivery in India by ensuring high standard medical education and research in the field of Gastroenterology, he added.
Dr Trehan said, Medanta the Medicity apart from being a state-of-the-art facility of patient healthcare is also focused on education and research in the field of medicine and is always in the forefront to promote such opportunities.
The event was carefully planned not only to give the latest on gastroenterology to delegates but also to give them the insights into how international cooperation in medical education and research can help in the delivery of affordable and ethical healthcare in India.
This is expected to open up the possible ways of Indian gastroenterologists initiating research by starting mentorship programmes by gastroenterologists in other countries.