Thank you to Prof S M Chandramohan, President, APGCC and Founder and President, ESOINDIA for submitting this academic meeting report.
The 8th Asia Pacific Gastroesophageal Cancer Congress and ESOINDIA 2020 was organised in Chennai, India, February 6th to 8th, 2020. The host was ESOINDIA (www.esoindia.org) and the institutional support was from SRIHER. It was organised by Prof S M Chandramohan, President APGCC and Founder & President of ESOINDIA.
The theme of the congress was “Global Convergence” – convergence of all specialists managing diseases of esophagus and stomach from all over the world. There were 13 international faculties from 8 countries and 70 national faculties of international repute. The congress benefited around 300 delegates which included faculty members from all specialities, post graduates and medical students.
The International Faculty included:
- Kulwinder S Dua, USA
- Sridhar Rathinam, UK
- Mark Smithers, Australia
- Inian Samarasam, Australia
- Cuong Duong, Australia
- Long Duy Vo, Vietnam
- Simon Law (Tele Lecture), Hong Kong
- Ramesh Gurunathan, Malaysia
- Mahadevan D Tata, Malaysia
- Jimmy So, Singapore
- HK Yang, Korea
- Masanori Tereshima, Japan
- Takeshi Sano, Japan
The sessions covered every aspect of both benign and malignant diseases with contributions from Gastroenterologists, GI Surgeons, General Surgeons, Pathologists and Medical Oncologists.
On Day 1, all the experts delivered video-lectures on “How I do it”- teaching the tips and tricks. Day 2 and 3 had Orations, Invited lectures, Symposia on Surgery, endoscopy, current trials, recent advances and complications.
The conference had few unique sessions:
- Prof N Rangabashyam Oration delivered by Prof Takeshi Sano, Japan on “Gastric Cancer Treatment: Current situation and perspective in Japan”.
- Dr K S Krishnagopal endowment oration delivered by Prof HK Yang, Korea on “The vision of Precision Surgery”.
- A special session where survivor volunteers interacted with experts.
- A session where students interacted with experts on opportunities on training abroad for career development.
We have introduced a special session named “SYMP-PANEL” which had the components of symposium. Presentations were made with power point and an interactive panel discussion was added as an extension of the symposium with experts in the field as panelists to answer questions and clear any doubts of delegates.
The sessions will soon be uploaded on the ESOINDIA YouTube Channel after obtaining consent from faculty members and survivor volunteers.
Link to meeting photographs: http://www.esoindia.org/8thapgcc