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Apollo Hospitals Hosts Advanced Course in Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Continuing with its tradition of clinical excellence, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, India’s First Internationally Accredited Hospital offering state-of-the art tertiary care in various pediatric specialties, commenced the Third Kunwar Viren Oswal Course in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Liver Transplantation and Nutrition. Starting with the first successful pediatric liver transplant in India in 1998, Apollo Hospitals has been a pioneer in the field of pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition.

The 5-day course, comprising of three days of lectures and a two-day hands-on component for conducting endoscopies. This course will see global experts address the delegates on pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology, liver transplantation and nutrition. The course has been endorsed by the Asian Pan-Pacific Society for pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology, liver transplantation and nutrition (APPSPGHAN). Faculty and delegates from 15 countries will be present.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Anupam Sibal, Group Medical Director, Sr. Consultant Pediatric Gastroenterology & Hepatology Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals and the course director said Apollo Hospitals has always laid emphasis on clinical excellence. To excel clinically, it is essential for clinicians to update their knowledge and hence we continue to organize such international courses. Upto 30% of patients visiting pediatricians have a gastrointestinal or liver problem. It is, therefore, important that we help share the latest treatment guidelines with pediatricians. We are relying on evidence-based content and hands-on learning modules so that delegates can benefit fully from the breadth of experience on offer by the faculty.”

About Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals

Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, India’s first JCI accredited hospital, is a joint venture between the Government of Delhi and Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited. Commissioned in July 1996, it is the third super-specialty tertiary care hospital set up by the Apollo Hospitals Group. Spread over 15 acres, it houses 57 specialties with more than 300 specialists and more than 600 operational beds, 19 operation theatres, 138 ICU beds, round-the-clock pharmacy, NABL accredited laboratories, 24-hour emergency services and an active air ambulance service.

Apollo Hospitals Delhi has the leading programme in kidney and liver transplant in the country. The first successful pediatrics and adult liver transplants in India were performed at Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals. The hospital is at the forefront of medical technology and expertise. It provides a complete range of latest diagnostic, medical and surgical facilities for the care of its patients.

The Hospital has introduced the most sophisticated imaging technology to India with the introduction of 64 slice CT and 3 Tesla MRI, Novalis Tx and the integrated PET Suite.

Indraprastha Apollo has also pioneered the concept of preventive health check programmes and has created a satisfied customer base over decades. The Hospital has been consistently ranked amongst the best 10 hospitals in India by The Week survey for the past few years

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