Express news service : Chandigarh, Fri Oct 12 2012, 01:16 hrs
Continuing with the Golden Jubilee celebrations of PGIMER, Chandigarh, the Department of Hepatology, PGIMER and the Chandigarh and Department of Gastroenterology, AIIMS, New Delhi will jointly organize the Single Theme Conference on Hepatocellular Carcinoma (liver cancer) under the aegis of Indian National Association for the Study of Liver (INASL) on October 13 and Current Perspective in Liver Diseases (CPLD)-2012 on October 14 covering various aspects of liver diseases.
The Department of Hepatology has been organizing these conferences by alternating the venue with AIIMS, New Delhi each year since 2001 and this will be the 11 th PGI-AIIMS joint conference which will be attended by more than 250 Doctors working in the field of hepatology, gastroenterology, radiology and internal medicine.
Liver cancer is a common problem in this part of the country and is usually related to the infection with Hepatitis B Virus and Hepatitis C Virus, alcohol consumption and fatty liver disease related to overweight and diabetes mellitus.
The first day of the conference will be devoted to the discussion revolving around the epidemiology, diagnosis, pathogenesis and medical and surgical treatment of liver cancer with experts from all over the country dwelling upon the various aspects.
The second day of the conference will cover various aspects of liver diseases including Hepatitis C Infection, Hepatitis B Infection, Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and various complications of cirrhosis liver including hepatic encephalopathy, ascites and renal failure.
Malignancies of the gall bladder and the bile duct are also common in this part of the country and their management will also be discussed during the conference.
The conference will also include a session about the awareness and problems related to the organ donation in this country and the inauguration of a website related to organ donation.
This website will be unique and one of its kind and will give all the required information to the general public about various aspects of organ donation, including the various organs which can be donated after death, how to pledge for organ donation by filling in a donor card and other aspects of the process that people may want to know in order to donate an organ.
The conference will be inaugurated by Prof N K Ganguly, Distinguished Biotechnology Fellow & Advisor Translational Health Sciences & Technology Institute and Ex-Director General, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), New Delhi and will be graced by distinguished faculty.