2015-10-14 12:49:56 UTC

AGA Plans for Future India Summit

Oct. 20, 2015

Because of the positive response from attendees and key leaders at the 2015 and 2016 summits, AGA has begun planning for a third summit tentatively scheduled for August 2016.

AGA held its second AGA India Summit in Mumbai on Aug. 29 to 30 with 400 attendees from across the country. Because of the positive response from attendees and key leaders at the first two summits, AGA has begun planning for a third summit tentatively scheduled for August 2016. 

This year's summit focused on IBD and pancreatic disorders, and was led by local key opinion leader Nageshwar Reddy. AGA speakers Suresh Chari, MD, James Scheiman, MD, Prateek Sharma, MD, and Bruce Sands, MD.  

The summit format consisted of lectures followed by extensive question and answer sessions led by panels of Indian experts, providing a highly interactive experience for summit attendees.

Topics included:

  • Imaging the Colon and Small Bowel in IBD;
  • Management of Severe Ulcerative Colitis;
  • Dysplasia and IBD;
  • Anti TNFs: When to Start and When to Stop, What to Do When They Don’t Work;
  • IgG4-Related Disease: Definition, Diagnosis and Clinical Spectrum;
  • Evidence-Based Approach to Pancreatic Cysts;
  • Exocrine Pancreatopathy: The New Kid on the Block; and
  • Practical Approach to Unexplained Recurrent Acute Pancreatitis 

The AGA India Summit was supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Alembic.

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