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GI Surgeons Conference IASGCON 2023 held in Hyderabad

The event hosted by AIG Hospitals was a three-day scientific extravaganza focussed on various aspects of gastrointestinal surgery

The 33rd annual conference of the Indian Association of Surgical Gastroenterology commenced with participation of more than 1500 surgeons coming from all across India at the HICC, Hyderabad. The event hosted by AIG Hospitals was a three-day scientific extravaganza focussed on various aspects of gastrointestinal surgery. 

“This is by far the most attended IASG conference both in terms of delegate and faculty participation. The three-day conference packed more than 100 hours of scientific sessions across four halls featuring the best of the national and international speakers. We also received a record number of 580 research papers from gastrointestinal surgeons across the country. With the theme of GI Surgery in Digital and AI era, IASGCON 2023 set a benchmark in terms of showcase of advanced GI surgical techniques and technologies leveraging artificial intelligence, machine learning and robotics,” Dr GV Rao, Director, AIG Hospitals and Organizing Chairman, IASGCON 2023 said.

“One of the primary focus areas this year was to train the young GI surgeons on the latest surgical equipment; accordingly, we partnered with several industry experts to run continuous hands-on workshops on all three days of the conference. These young GI surgeons were also encouraged to present video case studies before the experts to get practical tips and tricks which will further help patient care across the country,” Dr Rao further added.

The conference also featured a unique fireside chat session featuring Celebrity MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor, Dr D Nageshwar Reddy, Chairman, AIG Hospitals and Dr Adarsh Choudhary, Head of GI Surgery, Medanta Hospital. All three representing the best of knowledge about how food influences our digestive system and role of nutrition in today’s healthcare.

“As a gastroenterologist, I often witness the profound truth that a flourishing gut microbiome is the cornerstone of vibrant health. Just as a garden thrives with diverse and harmonious flora, so too does the human body flourish when its internal ecosystem is balanced and rich in beneficial microbes. The food that we eat impacts this very ecosystem and that either leads to a healthy life or can bring several diseases. We should look into traditional Indian diet that suits our gut microbes and completely avoid ultra-processed foods like soft drinks, potato chips, ready-to-eat burgers, packaged noodles among others,” Dr D Nageshwar Reddy said.

On a pertinent topic of plant protein vs animal protein, Dr Adarsh Choudhary said, “Plant proteins pack more micronutrients and are easier on the gut than animal protein. There’s an environmental side effect to animal protein as well.”


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