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Live telecast of liver transplant from Korean hospital at Indian surgical conference

Covai Post Network

A liver transplant procedure will be beamed live from a hospital in South Korea to the venue of the Silver Jubilee National Conference of Indian Association of Surgical Gastroenterologists, starting on October 6.

Organising chairman Dr C Palanivelu told reporters here today that the live liver transplant in laparoscopic method, said to be the first of its kind, will benefit nearly 1,500 surgeons from India and abroad, attending the conference.

The four-day programme includes liver surgeries, international summit and updates on cancer treatment of the gastrointestinal tract, which is the main theme, Palanivelu said.

Besides the liver transplant, various laparoscopic cancer surgeries will be telecast live from GEM Hospital to the venue in the latest 4K and 3D format on the first day.

The 2nd Asia Pacific expert committee meeting will be held on laparoscopic liver resection on October 8 during the event, with an aim to popularise the procedure in the Asia Pacific region, Dr P Senthilnathan, a committee member representing India in the forum, said.

At the event, 35 world experts will deliberate on the standard of care for pancreatic cancer, and bring out a position statement on the present literature evidence on laparoscopic pancreatic resection.

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