The seventh annual conference of the Association of Surgical Gastroenterologists of Kerala concluded at Lakeshore Hospital on Sunday.
The focus of the two-day conference was to find solutions for difficult problems in the diagnosis and management of various gastrointestinal diseases. The conference was inaugurated by Philip Augustine, managing director, Lakeshore Hospital, Kochi. Doctors S Mahesh, Deepak Varma, K Prakash and Bijoy Abraham were also present at the meet.
Key subjects under discussion included gastrointestinal and liver cancer, quality of life issues, nutritional care, infection control, prevention of surgical complications and liver and pancreatic surgery, including liver transplantation, said H Ramesh, organising committee chairman.
Gastrointestinal surgeons from across the country took part.
The participants at the conference included Piyush Sahni from Delhi, Mohamed Rela and S M Chandramohan from Chennai, Varghese Mathai from Hyderabad, Sudeep Shah from Mumbai, and P Senthilnathan, Praveen Raj and Parthasarathy from Coimbatore.
A couple of medicos from the city like V P Gangadharan, Philip G Thomas, Pushpa Mahadevan and George Joseph shared their expertise at the conference, which was organised by the Department of Surgical Gastroenterology and Liver Transplantation, Lakeshore Hospital & Research Center.
A special programme for nurses on infection control and nutrition for patients was also held.