BLK sets stage for GI Endoscopy to effectively tackle Obesity & Diabetes

The Super Speciality hospital hosts ENDOCON 2019 to showcase new endoscopy technology as a game changer

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New Delhi: The evolving GI endoscopy can bring about a paradigm shift in the treatment of Gastrointestinal Diseases. It promises to be the most effective way to tackle diabetes and Obesity. The ENDOCON 2019 hosted by BLK Super Speciality is billed as turning point in the applications of endoscopy. The 3 day conference starts from February 15.

Experts of SAARC including India expressed the hope that new endoscopy is bound to transform the way Gastrointestinal Diseases are treated in India. Outcomes have indicated that endoscopy is all set to become a treatment modality of choice. They said obesity and Diabetes could best be tackled via endoscopy. The conference showcased changing clinical Future practices with new endoscopic technology. Over 1000 delegates from all across SAARC Countries participated. International Faculties from USA, Europe, Italy and Japan gave Endocon 2019 a global dimension. It will surely pave way for the future on how gastrointestinal diseases will be treated with best outcome through best practices sharing, deliberating lectures and live workshops.

Underlining the evolving characteristics of new endoscopy, Dr. Ajay Kumar, Chairman & HOD, BLK Institute for Digestive & Liver Diseases, BLK Super Speciality Hospital and Chairman Organising Committee –ENDOCON, said, ‘There are constant innovations, advancements in technology related to GI endoscopy. Challenge before medical community is to select the most appropriate technology, pathways for patients based on socioeconomic resources which can provide best cost effective outcomes with intelligent use of technology. The conference would be marked by didactic lectures, debates and hands on training workshops so that future of GI endoscopy can take its shape.’

Dr JC Vij, Senior Advisor, BLK Institute for Digestive and Liver Diseases said, ‘Recent advances in the field of gastroenterology need to be highlighted and adopted. This ENDOCON will provide an opportunity to update the knowledge and skills of Gastroenterologists.’

‘Over the years, new endoscopy technology has come as a boon for the patient. Highlight of this ENDOCON would be live workshops, where doctors will perform live surgeries at BLK hospital and telecasted live at the ENDOCON for the participants. This is going to be an enriching session for the medical fraternity at large.” said Dr Manav Wadhawan, Director –Gastroenterology & Hepatology, BLK Institute for Digestive and Liver Diseases, BLK Super Speciality Hospital and Organizing Secretary-ENDOCON.

India is witnessing rapid rise in gastrointestinal diseases due to modern lifestyle and irregular food habits. Among Non-Communicable Diseases, (NCDs), there were increases in the prevalence and mortality rates for pancreatitis, liver cancer, paralytic ileus and intestinal obstruction, gallbladder and biliary tract cancer, vascular intestinal disorders, colorectal cancer, and inflammatory bowel disease.

‘Keeping in view the increasingly alarming rate of death due to gastrointestinal diseases in India and world, it is high time that the entire healthcare fraternity come together and educate the world about the latest discoveries and inventions made to cure certain diseases that were once considered untreatable. ENDOCON ’19 is one such initiative to introduce to the people the latest medical advances that has been made to treat lifestyle diseases more efficiently than ever before”, said Dr Sanjay Khanna, Associate DirectorGastroenterology & Hepatology, BLK Institute for Digestive and Liver Diseases, BLK Super Speciality Hospital and Additional Organizing Secretary – ENDOCON.

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