PROPOSED TOPICS

Dear Colleagues,

Given below is the proposed topics which will be covered in the 8th APGCC as suggested by the experts in Upper GI from all over the world. Fifteen International experts and around forty national experts of International repute will be participating in deliberations.

The final list of the “Topic and the Speaker” will be uploaded soon.

The conference also will have invited named orations and educational sessions which will help the youngsters to know about the opportunities across the globe for training.

Prof SM Chandramohan

Follow this page for regular update, as there will be interesting additions.

PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME & TOPICS

6th February 2020 : Thursday

VIDEO LECTURES BY EXPERTS ON TIPS AND TRICKS IN UPPER GI SURGERY

7th February 2020 : Friday

7:30AM to 8:30AM : E POSTERS/ ORAL PRESENTATIONS

8:30AM to 4:00PM : SYMPOSIA AND LECTURES

7th February 2020 : GALA DINNER

8th February 2020

7:30AM to 8:30AM : E POSTERS/ ORAL PRESENTATIONS

8:30AM to 4:00PM : SYMPOSIA AND LECTURES

Dear Colleagues,

Given below is the proposed topics which will be covered in the 8th APGCC as suggested by the experts in Upper GI from all over the world. Fifteen International experts and around forty national experts of International repute will be participating in deliberations.

The final list of the “Topic and the Speaker” will be uploaded soon.

The conference also will have invited named orations and educational sessions which will help the youngsters to know about the opportunities across the globe for training.

Prof SM Chandramohan

Follow this page for regular update, as there will be interesting additions.

PROPOSED TOPICS

7th and 8th February 2020


GERD

  • Current Status of evaluation modalities
  • Drug therapy: When ? What ?? How long ???
  • ENRD : What next?
  • Barrett’s in Asian population: Is it on the rise ?
  • Complications of GERD
  • Endotherapy for GERD :
  • Indications and contra indications for surgery in GERD (Absolute, Relative, Desirable)
  • Surgery for GERD
    What to do and when to do?
  • GERD Management: The future
  • Current Trials for GERD

Esophageal Outflow Obstruction (EOO)

  • Definition and Causes of EOO
  • Evaluation strategies for EOO
    Role of drugs and endotherapy in Management of Achalasia Cardia (Excluding POEM)
  • Current status of POEM in Management of Achalasia Cardia
  • LHM for Achalasia Cardia – When and What ?
  • Managing Recurrent Achalasia
  • Role of Esophagectomy for Achalasia Cardia (Including Malignancy in Achalasia)

ESOPHAGEAL CANCER

  • Esophageal Cancer: Global Scenario in 2020
  • Evaluation strategies in Esophageal Cancer – What is new in 2020
  • Current status of neoadjuant strategies in Esophageal Cancer
  • How to manage a complete responder after neo-adjuvant therapy
  • Controversies and Consensus in surgical treatment of Esopghageal Cancer
    (In regard to extent of resection and lymphadenectomy)
  • Thoracotomy, Thoracoscopy or Robot for Esophagectomy (Deciding the access)
  • Role of adjuant chemotherapy in Management of Esophageal Cancer
  • Beyond Surgery and Conventional chemotherapy in Management of Esophageal Cancer
  • Current landmark Trials in Esophageal Cancer (Adeno Ca and SCC)

Esophageal Emergencies

  • Causes of Esophageal Perforation: The common, uncommon and rare ones
  • When to suspect and how to confirm Esophageal Perforation
  • Non surgical therapy for Esophageal Perforation
  • Surgery for Esophageal Perforation – What and When?

Corrosive Injury to Esophagus

  • To scope or not to scope at the time of first presentation (Benefit Vs Risk)
  • Dilatation :
    When to Start ?
    What dilator ?
    How long ?
    What is the endpoint?
  • Management of perforation during dilatation
  • Is there a role of stents in corrosive injury
  • Beyond acute stage: How to evaluate ?
  • When to consider surgery for corrosive injury to upper GI Tract
  • Optimal replacement for corrosive strictures of upper GI tract (Ideal Conduit)
  • Isolated gastric strictures : What options in Management
  • High pharyngeal strictures: Issues in Management
  • Conduit Necrosis : Options in management in acute phase
  • Failed conduit : What are the definitive options.
  • Malignancy developing in corrosive injured esophagus

CHALLENGES

  • Boerhaave Syndrome
  • Tracheo Esophageal Fistula : Endotherapy, Repair or Resection
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Esophageal tuberculosis
  • Giant Para-esophageal Hernias

GE Junction Tumours

  • GEJ Tumours: Is there a change in scenario: Global Perspective and Asian Perspective
  • GEJ Tumours: Which classification to follow in 2020 !
  • Evaluation and staging strategies for GEJ tumours
  • Role of Endotherapy (early and advanced GEJ tumours)
  • Role of Neoadjuant Therapeutic modalities in GEJ Tumours
  • What is optimum surgery for GEJ tumours
    (Extent of Resection, Lymphadenectomy, Reconstruction)
  • The Role of Proximal Gastrectomy in 2020
  • Role of adjuant therapy in GEJ Tumours

Gastric Cancer

  • Epidemiology of Gastric Cancer: What is the status in 2020
  • Diagnosis of  Early Gastric Cancer: Dream or Reality : Indian, Asian and Global scenario
  • Pre-Cancerous lesions of Stomach
  • Advances in staging modalities in Evaluation for Gastric Cancer
  • Nodal stations in Gastric Cancer
  • Surgery for Gastric Cancer (What is adequate gastrectomy and adequate lymphadenectomy)
  • Reconstructive Strategies after Gastrectomy (Distal and Total)
  • Open vs MIS vs ROBOTIC SURGERY IN MANAGING GASTRIC CANCER
  • Role of Neo Adjuvant therapy for Gastric Cancer (Chemotherapy/Radiotherapy)
  • Adjuvant therapy for Gastric Cancer (Chemotherapy)
  • Beyond Chemotherapy in managing Gastric Cancer
  • Role of Markers in Gastric Cancer
  • The Vision of Precision Surgery
  • Role of Multi organ resection in Gastric Cancer
  • HIPEC and PIPAC in Gastric Cancer: Will it change the outcome?
  • Complicated Gastric Cancer (Perforation / Bleed)
  • Familial Gastric Cancer : What is new?
  • Stromal Tumours of Stomach
  • Lymphoma of Stomach
  • Stump Carcinoma: Issues in Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Recurrent Gastric Cancer
  • Managing metastatic gastric cancer
  • Role of salvage gastrectomy
  • Vagal sparing gastrectomy – the role and limitations
  • Routine Screening for Gastric Cancer : Is it a feasibility?

SPECIAL LECTURES

  • Role of energy sources in managing upper GI disorders
    (For endotherapy and surgery)
  • Role of staplers in managing upper GI disorders

PANELS

  • Complications of Esophagectomy (Intra-operative and Post operative)
  • Complications of Gastrectomy (Intra-operative and Post operative)

ORATIONS

EDUCATIONAL SESSION ON OPPORTUNITIES FOR TRAINING ABROAD

6th February 2020

VIDEO WORKSHOP

  • THORACOSCOPIC ESOPHAGECTOMY
  • RAMIE
  • MYOTOMY AND FUNDOPLICATION
  • POEM
  • GASTRIC MOBILISATION AND TUBULARISATION
  • COLOPLASTY
  • IVOR-LEWIS  ESOPHAGECTOMY  FOR  GEJ  TUMOUR
  • ROBOTIC   D2 TOTAL GASTRECTOMY
  • ENDOTHERAPY  FOR  GERD
  • STENTS   IN  MANAGEMENT  ESOPHAGEAL  DISEASES
  • RECONSTRUCTION  AFTER  PROXIMAL  GASTRECTOMY
  • RECONSTRUCTION   AFTER   DISTAL  GASTRECTOMY
  • NECK  ANASTOMOSIS  AFTER  ESOPHAGECTOMY

                                                AND   MANY  MORE . . . . . . .