13th PGI-AIIMS Current Perspectives in Liver Disease (CPLD) 2014

Single Theme Meeting: Emergency Care in Liver Diseases
Venue: Lecture Theatre Complex, Nehru Hospital, PGIMER, Chandigarh

Dear Colleagues,

It is our pleasure to invite to you to 13th Current Perspectives in Liver Disease (CPLD) 2014 on October 4-5, 2014 at Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh. The Department organises this event in association with the Department of Gastroenterology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi every alternate year. This time, it is the turn of our department.

First day of CPLD is devoted to ‘Single Theme Meeting’; this time the theme for this meeting is “Emergency Care in Liver Diseases”. National and International experts will discuss the Pathophysiology and the Management of conditions that require emergency care, such as, variceal bleeding, acute liver failure, acute on chronic liver failure, spontaneous bacterial peritonitis, Budd-Chiari syndrome etc. The main program of CPLD on 2nd day will include the topics of current interests such as management of chronic hepatitis B and C, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and metabolic syndrome, organ donation, alcoholic Liver disease and liver transplantation etc. The program is specially crafted for practicing physicians, residents and research scholars.

We hope you will join us in Chandigarh on October 4-5, 2014. We request you to block these dates for attending the above-mentioned scientific meetings. The weather of the Chandigarh will be pleasant during this period and you will enjoy both the academic and social feast.

Looking forward to welcome you in Chandigarh.

With kind regards,
Yours sincerely,

(Y.K. Chawla) (R.K. Dhiman) (V. Singh) (A. Duseja) (S. Taneja)

Organizing Committee

Patrons

Y. Chawla
Director, PGI
A. Gupta
Dean, PGI

Chairperson

R.K. Dhiman

Co-chairperson

V. Singh

Organizing Secretary

A. Duseja

Joint Organizing Secretary

S. Taneja

Advisory Committee
  • Acharya SK
  • Ahuja V
  • Batra YK
  • Behera A
  • Bhansali A
  • Bhasin DK
  • Chakrabarti A
  • Das A
  • Dutta U
  • Garg P
  • Kaman L
  • Kalra N
  • Khandelwal N
  • Kochhar R
  • Lal S
  • Makharia G
  • Radhika S
  • Rajwanshi A
  • Ray P
  • Rana S
  • Singh R
  • Saraya A
  • Shalimar
  • Sinha SK
  • Thapa BR
  • Varma S
  • Vasishta RK

Faculty

  • A.Murali

    Prof. of Medical Gastroenterology
    KMC & GRH, Chennai

  • Abhijit Chowdhury

    Professor & Head
    Department of Hepatology
    School of Digestive and Liver Diseases.
    Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research
    Kolkata -700020

  • Anil. C. Anand

    Senior Consultant Hepatology and Gastroenterology
    Indraprastha Apollo Hospital
    Sarita Vihar, New Delhi-110076

  • Ajit Sood

    Professor & Head
    Department of Gastroenterology
    New DMC&H, Ludhiana.

  • Avinash K Seth

    Gastro and Liver Clinic-81-A
    D.D.A Pocket - 2, Sector-6
    Dwarka, New Delhi, DL 110075

  • Anil Arora

    Chairman and Head Of Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
    Sir Ganga Ram Hospital
    NEW DELHI 110060

  • Anish Chopra

    Gastroenterologist
    Member GI/Hepatology Journal Club Ludhiana

  • Anita Sharma

    Prof and Head
    Department of Medicine, Sri Rama Himalayan University, Dehradun

  • Anoop Misra

    Chairman
    Fortis-C-DOC Centre of Excellence for Diabetes, Metabolic Diseases and Endocrinology
    Director, Centre of Internal Medicine (CIM) 
    Fortis Hospital, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi

  • Anshu Srivastava

    Additional Professor
    Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology
    SGPGIMS, Raebareily Road
    Lucknow 226014

  • Col Anuj Sharma
    Senior Advisor
    Dept. of General Surgery
    Command Hospital, Chandimandir
    Chandigarh

  • Arunanshu Behera

    Professor
    Department of General Surgery
    PGI, Chandigarh

  • Arvind Sahni
    Director, Department of Gastroenterology

    Fortis Hospital Mohali
    Sector 62, Phase-VIII, Mohali – 160 062

  • Ashim Das
    Professor

    Department of Histopathology
    PGIMER, Chandigarh

  • Ashish Kumar, MD, DM

    Associate Professor & Consultant Hepatologist
    Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
    Sir Ganga Ram Hospital
    Rajinder Nagar, New Delhi, 110 060

  • Ashok Sharma

    Prof. & Head
    Department of Medicine
    IGMC, Shimla

  • Atul Sachdev

    Prof. & Director
    Govt. Medical College & Hospital, Sector-32
    Chandigarh

  • Col Atul K Sood

    CHWC, Chandimandir

  • Avi Soin

    Director, Medanta Institute of Liver Transplantation and Regenerative Medicine
    Medanta-The Medicity , Sector – 38, Gurgaon
    Haryana 122 001, India

  • Baldev Rana

    Assistant Professor
    Tanda Medical College
    Tanda, HP

  • Barjesh C Sharma

    Professor
    Department of Gastroenterology
    GB Pant hospital, Jawaharlal Nehru Marg
    New Delhi 110002

  • B D Goswami

    Head, Deptt. Of Gastoenterology
    Guwahati Medical College
    Guwahati-7

  • Brij sharma
    Dept Of Gastroenterology
    IGMC, Shimla HP

  • BS Satyaprakash
    Distinguished Professor, Department of Gastroenterology
    MS Ramaiah Memorial Hospital
    Bangalore

  • C. E. Eapen

    Prof. & Head
    Department of Hepatology
    CMC, Vellore

  • Deepak Amarapurkar

    Senior Consultant
    Bombay Hospital
    MRC Building No. 12
    Marine Lines, Mumbai - 400020

  • Dharmesh Kapoor

    Senior Consultant
    Department of Hepatology
    Institute of Liver, Pancreatic disease and Transplantation
    Global Hospitals, Lakdi-ka-Pul
    Hyderabad

  • Dhiraj Kapoor

    Prof and Head
    Department of medicine
    R.P.Govt Medical college
    Tanda

  • Deepak Agarwal

    Director, Globe Medicare
    A-3, Nirala Nagar
    Lucknow.

  • DK Bhargava

    Prof., Medical Gastroenterology
    Indrapra Apollo Hospitals
    New Delhi

  • DK Bhasin

    Prof. & Head
    Department of Gastroenterology
    PGIMER, Chandigarh

  • Gaurav Pande

    Assistant Professor
    Hepatology and Liver Transplantation
    Sanjay Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences
    Lucknow

  • Gourdas Choudhuri

    Director and Head, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepato-Biliary Sciences,
    Fortis Medical Research Institute (FMRI)
    Gurgaon 122002, Haryana, India.

  • Harshad Devarbhavi

    Consultant, Gastroenterology
    Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital
    Mumbai

  • J Venkataraman

    Prof., Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
    The Global Hospitals, Chennai

  • Joy Varghese

    Senior Consultant
    Department of Hepatology & Liver Transplantation
    Global Hospitals & Health City
    Chennai, India – 600100

  • Kaiser Raja

    Consultant, Liver Diseases and Transplantation
    Global Integrated Liver Care Program
    BGS Global Hospitals
    Bangalore (India)

  • Kaushal Madan

    Senior Consultant
    Institute of Digestive & Hepatobiliary Sciences
    Medanta-The-Medicity
    Sector-38,Gurgaon

  • K.R.Vinaya Kumar

    Professor & Head of Gastroenterology
    Medical College Hospital
    Thiruvananthapuram

  • L Kaman

    Additional Profesor
    Department of General Surgery
    PGIMER, Chandigarh

  • Manav Wadhawan

    Senior Consultant
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
    Department of Liver Transplantation
    Indraprastha Apollo Hospital
    New Delhi – 110076

  • Lt Col (Dr) Manish Manrai

    MBBS, MD (Med) AFMC, DM (GE) PGIMER
    Physician and Gastroenterologist

  • Manisha Bangar

    Consultant Chief Hepatologist, Liver Transplant Specialist & Gastroenterologist
    The MEDICITI Hospitals , Hyderabad

  • Manisha Dwivedi

    Professor
    Dept. of Gastroenterology
    M.L.N. Medical College, Campus
    Allahabad -211 001(India)

  • Manoj Kumar

    Professor
    Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences
    New Delhi

  • Mohd. Rela

    Head, Department for Institute of Liver, Pancreas diseases and Transplantation
    Global Hospitals & Health City Group
    Chennai.

  • Mohinish Chhabra

    Gastroenterologist, Senior Consultant
    Hepatology working at Fortis Hospital
    Mohali, Punjab, India.

  • M P Sharma

    Prof., Head of the Dept. (Gastroenterology) & Member Advisory Board
    Rockland Hospital B-33, 34, Qutab Institutional Area New Delhi - 110016

  • N Khandelwal

    Prof. & Head
    Department of Radiodiagnosis
    PGIMER, Chandigarh

  • Narendra Choudhary

    Associate Consultant
    Medanta-The Medicity – Transplant Hepatology
    Medanta-The Medicity
    Sector – 38, Gurgaon
    Haryana 122 001, India

  • Naveen Kalra

    Additional Professor
    Department of Radiology
    PGIMER, Chandigarh

  • Neeraj Saraf

    Institute of Digestive & Heapatobiliary Sciences
    Medanta-The Medicity
    Sector – 38, Gurgaon
    Haryana 122 001

  • Pankaj Puri

    Prof. & Head
    Dept. of Gastroenterology
    R & R Hospital, New Delhi

  • P.N.RAO

    Chief Of Hepatology
    Asian Institute Of Gastroenterology
    Somajiguda, Hyderabad 500082

  • Pramod Kumar Garg

    Professor,
    Department of Gastroenterology,
    All India Institute of Medical Sciences,
    New Delhi 110 029, India

  • Premashish Kar

    Director, Professor of Medicine & Gastroenterologist,
    Department of Medicine,
    Maulana Azad Medical College,
    New Delhi - 110 002

  • Rajasekhar Perumalla

    Director & Sr. Consultant HPB & Transplant Surgeon
    SRM Institutes for Medical Science
    No1, Jawaharlal Nehru Road,
    Vadapalani, Chennai

  • Rajinder Singh

    Prof. & Head
    Department of General Surgery
    PGIMER, Chandigarh

  • Rakesh Aggarwal

    Prof, Department of Gastroenterology
    SGPGI, Lucknow

  • Rakesh Kochhar

    Professor
    Department of Gastroenterology
    PGI, Chandigarh

  • Rakesh K Vasishta

    Professor
    Department of Histopathology, PGIMER, Chandigarh

  • Rohit Gupta

    Consultant Gastroenterologist
    Department of Medicine, Sri Rama Himalayan University, Dehradun

  • Rajoo Singh Chhina

    Prof & Head, Deptt of Gastroenterology
    Dayanand Medical College & Hospital
    Ludhiana, Panjab

  • Sadhna Lal

    Associate Professor
    Department of Gastroenterology
    PGI, Chandigarh

  • Samir R. Shah

    Specialist in Hepatobiliary Diseases
    Consultant Gastroenterologist
    Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre and Breach Candy Hospital
    303, Doctor House, Opp Jaslok Hospital
    Peddar Road, Mumbai 400 026

  • Sandeep Dhavan

    Senior Gastroenterologist
    # 88, Sector-16
    Chandigarh

  • Sandeep Nijhawan

    Professor and Head
    Deptt of Gastroenterology
    SMS Medical College, Jaipur

  • Sandeep S. Sidhu

    Professor of Gastroenterology
    Dayanand Medical College & Hospital
    Ludhiana -141001

  • Sandeep Theraja

    Senior Consultant
    Dept. of Gastroenterology
    R & Hospital, New Delhi

  • Sanjiv Saigal

    Director, Transplant Hepatology
    Medanta-The Medicity
    Sector – 38, Gurgaon
    Haryana 122 001

  • Shalimar

    Assistant Professor
    Dept of Gastroenterology
    All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

  • Shobna Bhatia

    Professor and Head
    Department of Gastroenterology
    Seth G S Medical College and K E M Hospital
    Mumbai 400012

  • Shweta Singh

    Associate professor anesthesia
    Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences
    New Delhi

  • Siva Prasad

    Senior Consultant, Gastroenterology
    Visakhapatnam – 530002

  • Subrat K. Acharya

    Professor and Head
    Department of Gastroenterology
    All India Institute of Medical Sciences
    Ansari Nagar
    NEW DELHI 110 029

  • Shiv Kumar Sarin

    Director
    Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences
    New Delhi

  • S.P. Misra

    Secretary General, Indian Society of Gastroenterology
    Professor & Head, Department of Gastroenterology
    Moti Lal Nehru Medical College
    Allahabad 211001, INDIA

  • Subhash Verma

    Prof. & Head
    Department of Internal Medicine
    PGIMER, Chandigarh

  • Surinder Rana

    Assistant Professor
    Department of Gastroenterology
    PGIMER, Chandigarh

  • Uday George Zachariah

    Professor, Dept. of Hepatology
    CMC, Vellore

  • Usha Dutta

    Additional Professor
    Department of Gastroenterology
    PGI, Chandigarh

  • V.G.Mohan Prasad

    Consultant Gastroenterologist, Hepatologist & Therapeutic Endoscopist
    VGM Hospital, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.

  • Vikram Bhatia

    Additional Professor
    Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS)
    New Delhi

  • Vishal Sharma

    Assistant Professor
    Dept of Gastroenterology
    PGIMER, Chandigarh

  • Vinod K. Dixit

    Professor & Head
    Department of Gastroenterology
    IMS, BHU, Varanasi 221005

  • Yalaka R Reddy

    Assistant Professor
    Dept of Gastroenterology
    PGIMER
    Chandigarh

Emergency Care in Liver Diseases

4th October 2014



I. Symposium on Biliopancreatic Emergencies (10:00 - 11:00)

Grading and management of cholangitis

Duration: 15min

Speaker: SP Misra

Chairperson: Rajinder Singh

Fluid and nutritional management in acute pancreatitis

Duration: 15min

Speaker: Pramod Garg

Chairperson: R Kochhar

Endotherapy of pancreatic fluid collection: When and how?

Duration: 15min

Speaker: Surinder Rana

Chairperson:Manisha Bangar

Discussion

Duration: 15min

II. Symposium on UGI bleed (11:00 - 11:45)

Acute variceal bleeding: Beyond failure of conventional endotherapy

Duration: 15min

Speaker: Uday G Zachariah

Chairperson:DK Bhasin

Management issues: Ectopic varices and Post EVL ulcer bleed

Duration: 15min

Speaker: Anoop Saraya

Chairperson:S. Nijhawan

Discussion

Duration: 15min

Chairperson:DK Agarwal

III. Symposium on Acute on Chronic Liver Failure (11:45 - 13:15)

What constitutes ACLF? Definition and Classification

Duration: 15 min

Speaker: SK Acharya

Chairperson: VK Dixit

Infection/sepsis in ACLF: A primary event or a sequel?

Duration: 15 min

Speaker: S Thareja

Chairperson: Anoop Saraya

Prognostic scores and their significance in ACLF

Duration: 15 min

Speaker: G Pandey

Chairperson: Atul Sachdev

Current perspective of regenerative medicine for ACLF

Duration: 15 min

Speaker: SK Sarin

Chairperson: Anuj Sharma

Artificial liver assist devices and Liver transplantation in ACLF

Duration: 15 min

Speaker: A Soin

Discussion

Duration: 15 min

IV. Symposium on Acute Liver Failure (14:00 - 15:15)

ICU management of ALF

Duration: 15min

Speaker: D Kapoor

Chairperson: SK Acharya

Prognostication in ALF: When to refer for transplantation?

Duration: 15min

Speaker: Shalimar

Chairperson: Ashok Sharma

Liver support devices and newer therapies of ALF

Duration: 15min

Speaker: D. Amarapurkar

Chairperson:Rajasekhar Perumalla

Liver transplantation

Duration: 15min

Speaker: Mohmmed Rela

Chairperson:Shweta Singh

Discussion

Duration: 15min

V. Symposium on ICU Care of Chronic Liver Failure (15:15 - 16:30)

Assessment of hemodynamics and fluid status

Duration: 15min

Speaker: Joy Verghese

Chairperson: A Behera

Management of coagulopathy

Duration: 15min

Speaker: Shiva Prasad

Chairperson: Dhiraj Kapoor

Bacterial infections in end-stage liver disease: current challenges and future directions

Duration: 15min

Speaker: S Saigal

Chairperson:S. Lal

Management of PVT in ESLD

Duration: 15min

Speaker: Kaiser Raja

Discussion

Duration: 15min

VI. Potpourri (16:30 - 17:15)

Assessment of Hepatic Fibrosis – Transient Elastography and Beyond

Duration: 12min

Speaker: PN Rao

Chairperson: MP Sharma

Approach to clinical syndrome of jaundice and encephalopathy in the tropics

Duration: 12min

Speaker: AC Anand

Chairperson: R K Vasishta, Brij Sharma

Approach to a patient with incidentally detected HBsAg in pregnancy

Duration: 12min

Speaker: Manoj Kumar

Chairperson:Baldev Rana

Discussion

Duration: 9min

VII. Case Capsules (17:15 - 17:45)

Case Capsules

Duration: 30min

Speaker: Samir Shah

Chairperson: S. Saigal, Usha Dutta, Atul Sood, Vishal Sharma

Dinner Symposium - ‘Management of HCV in India: Current status and future challenges’ (19:00 - 20:00)

Burden of hepatitis C in India

Duration: 10min

Speaker: Ajit Sood

Chairperson: DK Bhargava

INASL Guidelines in the Management of HCV in India

Duration: 15min

Speaker: P Puri

Chairperson: AC Anand

HCV- Interferon Free Drugs in India – When will they see the light of the day?

Duration: 15min

Speaker: SK Sarin

Chairperson: M. Chhabra

Discussion

Duration: 20min

Management Issues in liver Disease

5th October 2014

I. Symposium on NAFLD (8:30 - 9:30)

NASH and no-NASH – Ways and importance of Differentiation

Duration: 15min

Speaker: Neeraj Saraf

Chairperson: Shobna Bhatia

Management of obesity in NASH

Duration: 15min

Speaker: K Madan

Chairperson: Ashim Das

Pharmacological treatment of NASH: What is new?

Duration: 15min

Speaker: SP Singh

Chairperson: RS Chinna

Discussion

Duration: 15min

II. Symposium on Hepatitis C (9:30 - 10:30)

Treating Hepatitis C in Lower-Income Countries: Regimens and challenges

Duration: 15min

Speaker: AK Seth

Chairperson: P Kar

HCV RNA replication and mechanisms of antiviral drugs

Duration: 15min

Speaker: A Chowdhury

Chairperson: BD Goswami

The HCV all-oral cocktail in genotype 3: Current status

Duration: 15min

Speaker: Gour Choudhuri

Chairperson: N. Choudhary

Discussion

Duration: 15min

III. Symposium on Hepatitis B (10:30 - 11:30)

Chronic hepatitis B: when to start and when to stop?

Duration: 15min

Speaker: Anil Arora

Chairperson: Manisha Dwivedi

Combination therapies for hepatitis B

Duration: 15min

Speaker: Vikram Bhatia

Chairperson: Rohit Gupta

Reactivation of hepatitis B: Diagnosis and management

Duration: 15min

Speaker: BS Satyaprakash

Chairperson: N Bhargava

Discussion

Duration: 15min

IV. Symposium on HCC (12:00 - 13:00)

Identifying HCC early: biomarkers vs imaging

Duration: 15min

Speaker: VG Mohan Prashad

Chairperson: N Khandelwal

Locoregional therapies for HCC

Duration: 15min

Speaker: N Kalra

Chairperson: A Murali

Molecular targeted therapy: Where do we stand?

Duration: 15min

Speaker: Ashish Kumar

Chairperson: KR Vinayakumar

Discussion

Duration: 15min

V. Nutrition in Liver Diseases (13:00 - 14:00)

Gut flora and liver disease

Duration: 15min

Speaker: R Aggarwal

Chairperson: S. Varma

Nutritional management of patients with cirrhosis

Duration: 15min

Speaker: BC Sharma

Chairperson: J Venkataraman

Nutritional management in a critically ill patient with liver disease

Duration: 15min

Speaker: C.E. Eapan

Chairperson: Anish Chopra

Discussion

Duration: 15min

VI. Symposium on DILI (15:00 - 15:40)

ATT induced hepatotoxicity- screening, prevention and management

Duration: 15min

Speaker: KR Vinayakumar

Chairperson: Anita Sharma

HAART and liver

Duration: 15min

Speaker: H Deverbhavi

Chairperson: Arvind Sahni

Discussion

Duration: 10min

VII. Potpourri (15:40 - 16:45)

Cirrhosis in an adolescent

Duration: 12min

Speaker: A Srivastav

Chairperson: S Dhavan

Surgical risk assessment in chronic liver disease

Duration: 12min

Speaker: L Kaman

Chairperson: Manish Manrai

Newer therapies for alcoholic hepatitis

Duration: 12min

Speaker: S Sidhu

Chairperson: YR Reddy

Immunosuppression in liver transplantation

Duration: 12min

Speaker: M Wadhawan

Discussion

Duration: 17min

Scientific Program

Emergency Care in Liver Diseases - 4th October 2014

  1. Symposium on UGI bleed
    • Evidence based lecture: Primary prophylaxis of variceal bleed
    • Acute variceal bleeding: Beyond failure of conventional endotherapy
    • Management issues: Ectopic varices and Post EVL ulcer bleed
    • Discussion
  2. Symposium on Acute Liver Failure
    • ICU management of ALF
    • Prognostication in ALF: When to refer for transplantation?
    • Liver support devices and newer therapies of ALF
    • Liver transplantation
    • Discussion
  3. Symposium on Acute on Chronic Liver Failure
    • What constitutes ACLF? Definition and Classification
    • Infection/sepsis in ACLF: A primary event or a sequel?
    • Prognostic scores and their significance in ACLF
    • Current perspective of regenerative medicine for ACLF
    • Artificial liver assist devices and Liver transplantation in ACLF
    • Discussion
  4. Symposium on Biliopancreatic Emergencies
    • Grading and management of cholangitis
    • Fluid and nutritional management in acute pancreatitis
    • Endotherapy of pancreatic fluid collection: When and how?
    • Discussion
  5. Symposium on ICU Care of Chronic Liver Failure
    • Assessment of hemodynamics and fluid status
    • Management of coagulopathy
    • Bacterial infections in end-stage liver disease: current challenges and future directions
    • Management of portal vein thrombosis in ESLD
    • Discussion
  6. Symposium on AKI in cirrhosis
    • Defining acute kidney injury in cirrhosis- newer concpets
    • Management of hepatorenal syndrome
    • Discussion
  7. Dinner Symposium : ‘Management of HCV in India: Current status and future challenges’
    • Burden of hepatitis C in India
    • INASL Guidelines in the Management of HCV in India
    • HCV- Interferon Free Drugs in India – When will they see the light of the day?
    • Discussion

Management Issues in liver Disease - 5th October 2014

  1. Symposium on NAFLD
    • NASH and no-NASH – Ways and Importance of Differentiation
    • Management of obesity in NASH
    • Pharmacological treatment of NASH : What is new?
    • Discussion
  2. Nutrition in Liver Diseases
    • Assessment of nutrition in liver disease
    • Nutritional management of patients with cirrhosis
    • Nutritional supplement in patients with cirrhosis Discussion
    • Discussion
  3. Symposium on Hepatitis C
    • Treating Hepatitis C in Lower-Income Countries: Regimens and challenges
    • HCV RNA replication and mechanisms of antiviral drugs
    • The HCV all-oral cocktail in genotype 3: Current status
    • Discussion
  4. Symposium on Hepatitis B
    • Chronic hepatitis B: when to start and when to stop?
    • Combination therapies for hepatitis B
    • Reactivation of hepatitis B: Diagnosis and management
    • Discussion
  5. Symposium on DILI
    • ATT induced hepatotoxicity- screening, prevention and management
    • HAART and liver
    • Discussion
  6. Symposium on HCC
    • Identifying HCC early: biomarkers vs imaging
    • Curative therapies for HCC
    • Molecular targeted therapy: Where do we stand?
    • Discussion
  7. Symposium on pregnancy and liver disease
    • Approach to a patient with incidentally detected HBsAg in pregnancy
    • Liver failure and pregnancy
    • Discussion
  8. Potpourri
    • Assessment of Hepatic Fibrosis – Transient Elastography and Beyond
    • Approach to clinical syndrome of jaundice and encephalopathy in the tropics
    • Newer therapies for alcoholic hepatitis
    • Surgical risk assessment in chronic liver disease
    • Discussion

In And Around Chandigarh

Chandigarh derives its name from the diety Chandi, the goddess of power whose temple was located in the vicinity of the site selected for the city. The city was conceived as the capital of Punjab in lieu of its lost capital at Lahore after partition in 1947. But Punjab was divided a second time in 1966 and Chandigarh today is the capital of both the States of Punjab and Haryana and a Union Territory. Chandigarh is one of the most famous and greatest experiments in urban planning and modern architecture; a bold venture which came to fruition with the juxtaposition of the vision of Jawaharlal Nehru and the genius of the French architect Le Corbusier. It combines elegant architectural forms with wide tree-lined avenues, green belts and gardens and offers an idyllic living experience to its residents and visitors.

Capital Complex, Sector 1 (more info)

The Capital Complex located in Sector 1 is the raison-d’etre for this city, the seat of the Government. The complex consists of the Secretariat, the Legislative Assembly and the High Court. The three edifices of the Capitol Complex were conceived as temples of democracy of free India. Their bold sculptural forms epitomize the plasticity of Le Corbusier’s architecture which considers concrete as “molten rock”.

The Open Hand Monument, Sector 1 (more info)

The most important monument in the Capital Complex is the Open Hand designed by Le Corbusier and the official emblem of the city. Made of metal sheet, it rises 26 meters and rotates freely in the wind from a high concrete pedestal.

Rock Garden, Sector 1 (more info)

Chandigarh has the distinction of having a unique world - acclaimed Rock Garden. It consists of art objects fashioned from industrial and urban waste It nestles amidst 20 acres of woods in the form of an open air exhibition hall, theatre trove and a miniature maze, all rolled into one vast fantasy land of art and landscape.

Sukhna Lake (more info)

The man-made picturesque Sukhna lake in the foothills of the Shivalik range is an idyllic place for quiet communion with nature. It also offers water sport activities such as boating, kayaking, water skiing, etc.

Leisure Valley (more info)

It is a continuum of various theme gardens, to take “Care of the Body and Spirit” of the city. Le Corbusier retained the eroded valley of a seasonal rivulet on the original site of the city and sculpted it into a linear park, now over 8 kilometers long. It traverses the heart of the city and has been developed into a series of special “theme gardens”, weaving a garland of gardens of varied hues, textures and colours.

The Leisure Valley starts from the foothills in Sector 1 in Rajendra Park. It stretches to the 20 acre Garden of Bougainvilleas in Sector 3 and the famous Rose Garden in Sector 16.

The Leisure Valley then stretches to phase two of Chandigarh in Sector 36, where we have the Hibiscus Garden, followed by the Garden of Fragrance.

Zakir Rose Garden, Sector 16 (more info)

Named after India’s former President, Zakir Hussain, the garden was established in 1967 under the guidance of Chandigarh’s first Chief Commissioner, late Dr. M.S Randhawa. The largest Rose Garden in Asia, it is spread over an area of 27 acres and has more than 17,000 plants representing some 1,600 varieties of roses as well as several fountains. This garden is the venue of the annual Festival of Gardens, an event listed on the national calendar of fairs and festivals.

Government Museum and Art Gallery, Sector 10 (more info)

Like the city of Chandigarh, the Museum owes its existence to the partition of the country. The collection of art objects, paintings, sculpture and decorative arts was housed in Lahore, the then Capital of Punjab. The Museum possesses the largest collection of the world famous Gandhara Sculptures.

Punjab University, Sector 14 (more info)

Educational activities are spread all over the city. However, the premier institution, Punjab University, is located in the North West corner of the city in sector 14. The focal point is the Gandhi Bhawan, which is the centre for learning the philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi.

Tourist Spots Around Chandigarh

Kasauli, 62 kms from Chandigarh (more info)

Kasauli is a hill station popular for its unspoilt charm and quiet nature trails. At night one gets a lovely view of the lights of Chandigarh from here. Several reputed public schools are located near Kasauli, the one at Sanawar being the most prestigious.

Chail, 120 kms from Chandigarh (more info)

Built by the Maharaja of Patiala as the summer capital of the old princely State of Patiala, Chail situated amongst dense rhododendron and deodhar forests, provides superb views of the Himalayas. The erstwhile palace is an elegant hotel today. Chail also boasts of the world’s highest cricket ground.

Solan-Shimla, 120 kms from Chandigarh (more info)

Shimla, capital of Himachal Pradesh and once the summer capital of British India continues to be a popular tourist destination. Driving from Chandigarh to Shimla, one passes through the hill town of Solan, famous for its brewery.

Pinjore Yadavindra Gardens, 20 kms from Chandigarh (more info)

This is a traditional Mughal garden, created in the 17th century by Nawab Fidal Khan, a cousin general of the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb. According to Hindu mythology, the Pandava brothers rested at this site during their exile. The gardens are laid out over more than 100 acres on a sloping site with fountains and pavilions, designed in an interesting blend of Mughal and Rajasthani architectural styles.

Mansa Devi and Chandi Mandir, 10 kms from Chandigarh in Panchkula (more info)

These two temples were pilgrimage spots long before Chandigarh came into being. They are typical examples of North Indian temple architecture. The goddess Chandi gave her name to the city. Attached to the Mansa Devi temple is a garden of sacred plants.

Chhatbir Zoological Park, 15 kms from Chandigarh on the Chandigarh –Patiala Road (more info)

The zoo is spreads over an extensive wooded area on the banks of the Ghaggar River. It houses more than 100 different species of mammals, birds and reptiles. There is a lion safari too. But the star attraction remain the Royal Bengal Tigers.

Bhakra –Nangal, 116 kms from Chandigarh (more info)

Bhakra Dam, the highest dam of its kind in the world, spans the river Satluj. Its power-houses light up all of North India. The main dam at Bhakra has a 40 square kilometer reservoir, Gobind Sagar, which has boating facilities and a restaurant. Nangal dam has recently been declared a ‘Ramsar’ heritage site and is a ‘must-visit’ for bird watchers.

Amritsar, 240 kms from Chandigarh (more info)

This ancient, beautiful and holy city, home to the world-famous Golden Temple, Amritsar (literally, “Pool of Nectar”) was founded by Guru Ramdas, the fourth guru of the Sikhs, in the year 1579.

Anandpur Sahib, 80 Kms on the Chandigarh-Manali Road (more info)

Anandpur Sahib or Takht Sri Keshgarh, is one of the four Takhts of the Sikh religion. It was here that the tenth guru, Guru Gobind Singh, baptised his followers in the Khalsa: the caste-less brotherhood of saint-soldiers.

Fatehgarh Sahib, 40 kms from Chandigarh (more info)

Fatehgarh Sahib is one of the great Tirath (centre of pilgrimage) of the Sikhs. The main Gurudwara commemorates the martyrdom of the two tender Sahibzadas (sons), Zorawar Singh (9 years) and Fateh Singh (7 years) of the tenth Sikh Guru, Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji, who refused to deviate from truth and religion under threat from their captor, the Suba of Sirhind. A great fair (Jor Mela) is held here for three days in the month of December.

Meeting Information

Venue

Lecture Theater complex
Nehru Hospital
PGIMER, Chandigarh 160012
India

Language

The official language of the Meeting is English.

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Department of Hepatology
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Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research,
Chandigarh 160012, India

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