Bhubaneswar: A two-day national conference on Liver and Digestive Diseases (KPLD) has been inaugurated by KIIT & KISS founder Dr Achyuta Samanta on Saturday.
The conference has been organised by the Gastroenterology and Hepatology Department of Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences.
The two-day conference will have 11 interactive sessions focusing predominantly on the recent advances during last 6 to 12 months in the field of Gastroenterology such as luminal (Gastro-Intestinal tract), pancreas, biliary tract and liver.
The session will enable the participants to interact with leaders in the field of Gastroenterology, Dr JB Dilawari, Dr Manu Tandan and Dr MK Goenka.
The basic aim is to provide an opportunity to update the knowledge and skill of young enthusiastic gastroenterologists and hepatologists especially the DM and DNB students, which will help them in the management of liver and digestive disorders across the country.
It is a dedication of KIMS as part of KIIT for research and education in Gastro-Intestinal (GI) Sciences. It will bring researchers and clinicians working in diverse areas of digestive sciences under one umbrella with an aim to formulate new research questions for further research, which will help in bridging the current knowledge gap.
This conference is a result of sincere efforts of Prof Subrat Kumar Acharya, Pro-Chancellor, KIIT & Professor Emeritus, KIMS and Prof Yogesh Kumar Chawla, Chairman of Academics & Professor Emeritus to create a research and educational hub in Eastern India.
This apart, a book titled as Progress in Gastroenterology & Hepatology 2019 which has been edited by Dr Naresh Bhatt of Bangalore and Prof AC Anand from KIMS was released on the occasion.
Dr B Panigrahi, CEO, KIMS, Major General Dr PK Patnaik, Principal, Dr AC Anand and Dr Mihir Mohapatra, were prominent among others present in the inaugural event.