The XXIII National Conference (2013) was held in Kolkata from 3rd to 6th October 2013 at Swissotel, Kolkata
a) live operating workshop held at CMRI, Kolkata and transmitted to Swissotel.
b) CME programme
c) IASG-AIG Oration: Seeking the best staging system for Gastric Cancer: Takeshi Sano, Japan
d) Lucknow Oration: Management of Peri-Hilar cholangiocarcinoma: M Yamamoto, Japan
e) Veerabhai JR Das Aggarwal Oration: Surgical Gastroenterology, Looking back, Looking forward: H Ramesh, Cochin
Best paper: A prospective randomized trial on use of octreotide in patients with soft pancreas undergoing pancreaticoduodenectomy. K Prakash et al, PVS Memorial hospital, Cochin
f) Release of antibiotic guidelines of the IASG. For guidelines, click here