National Conference on Liver & Digestive Diseases (KPLD), organized by the Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology of Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), was inaugurated by Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS on 9th February, 2019 in the presence of Dr. B. Panigrahi, CEO, KIMS; Major General Dr. P. K. Patnaik, Principal; Dr. A. C. Anand and Dr. Mihir Mohapatra. 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 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 management of liver and digestive disorders across the country. This conference will enable the participants to interact with leaders in the field of Gastroenterology, who are recognized for their work in the field, such as Dr. JB Dilawari, Dr. Manu Tandan and Dr. MK Goenka.
It is a dedication of KIMS as part of KIIT Deemed to be University for research and education in 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.
A book “Progress in Gastroenterology & Hepatology 2019” which has been edited by Dr. Naresh Bhatt of Bangalore and Prof. A C Anand from KIMS was released on the occasion.