Max holds its 4th annual liver & biliary science symposium

The 3-day symposium organized by Max Hospital brought together over 200 doctors, prominent clinicians, physicians and nurses from 20 countries to discuss how liver transplantation is a successful form of treatment for liver cancer

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New Delhi: In its endeavor to bring focus to the recent advancements in liver cancer treatment and transplants, the Centre for Liver and Biliary Surgery (CLBS) at Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket has organized the 4th Annual Centre for Liver and Biliary Science Symposium. The 3-day symposium will bring together over 200 doctors, prominent clinicians, physicians and nurses from 20 countries to discuss how Liver Transplantation is a successful form of treatment for Liver Cancer.

The symposium is designed to enable knowledge-sharing and experiences of the eminent speakers, on latest trends and treatment options related to liver transplant. Multimodality treatment and therapy methods such as: Radiofrequency ablation, trans-arterial chemoembolization, stereotactic external beam radiotherapy, down staging therapy, internal radiotherapy and liver transplantation will be discussed in length. While the first two days are dedicated to academic conference and research paper discussions at Eros Hostel, Nehru Place, the third day will witness a Live Workshop on Hepatobiliary Interventional Radiology which will be organized at Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket.

Dr Subash Gupta, Chairman – Max Centre for Liver and Biliary Sciences, Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket, said, “Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) or liver cancer is one of the common types of cancer in the world, and especially in India where there has been a high incidence rate of Hepatitis B infection. Apart from Hepatitis B, it can also be caused by other diseases that lead to cirrhosis of the liver such as Hepatitis C infection, and alcohol abuse. Unfortunately, like many other cancers, liver cancer may go undetected until a late stage.”

He added, “Liver Transplant today has given fresh lease of life to thousands of patients with liver cancer and is becoming an extremely viable treatment option for end-stage liver disease and acute liver failure. There is no doubt that Liver Transplant is a life-saving procedure for many.”

The event is organized by the Centre for Liver and Biliary Sciences, under the leadership of Dr Subhash Gupta. The centre has successfully conducted over 300 living donor transplants per year, and over 2500 liver transplant operations over the years. With a team of 200 members and 20 years of experience, the center is dedicated towards delivering best in class healthcare services to its patients.