Bridging the diagnostic gap

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G.B. Pant Hospital

Feb. 17

This two-day symposium provided a forum for investigators in the field of gastrointestinal pathology from USA and India and included a workshop and a discussion panel to initiate dialogue and joint research collaborations. The workshop will engage pathologists from Delhi region with a focus on clinical aspects of case diagnosis. 

An immediate objective of the symposium was to create a platform for scholarly exchange using panel discussions on a series of challenging cases. The cases focused on resource utilization, current guidelines for common disease and awareness of uncommon disease relevant to gastrointestinal tract with a special focus on inflammatory bowel disease. The workshop segued into strategic partnership discussion which is the long-term objective of the symposium. It aimed to create a joint working group focussing on gastrointestinal disease. The intent was to identify respective needs and strengths in the areas of gastrointestinal pathology including, but not limited to, inflammatory bowel disease and gastric carcinoma to undertake novel research. 

The organizing team included Namrata Setia, M.D., Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology at the University of Chicago and Puja Sakhuja, M.D., Director Professor and Head Department of Pathology at Govind Ballabh Pant Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, New Delhi.

Speakers from India included:

Puja Sakhuja, M.D., Director Professor and Head Department of Pathology, GB Pant Hospital, New Delhi
Siddhartha Datta Gupta, M.D., Professor of Pathology, AIIMS, New Delhi
Kaushik Majumdar, M.D., GB Pant Hospital, New Delhi
Prasenjit Das, M.D., Associate Professor, AIIMS, New Delhi

Speakers from USA included:

Gregory Lauwers, M.D., Professor of Pathology, Moffitt Cancer Center, FL
Namrata Setia, M.D., Assistant Professor, University of Chicago, IL

This event was by invitation only.