5th Biennial Conference of Gastrointestinal Infection Society of India


November 6-7, 2015

Organised by:

Departments of Microbiology & Medicine

Govt. Medical College & Hospital, Jammu (J&K) – 180001, INDIA

GISICON 2015 Programme

Venue: Auditorium (Level 3), Govt. Medical College, Jammu

Day 1 - November 6, 2015 (Friday)

9.00AM - 10.00AM Registration
Session 1: Chairpersons:
10.00 AM – 10.30 AM Key Note Address: Hepatitis E: A Global Health Problem - From Discovery towards Cure and Control Prof. M. S. Khuroo,
Director, Digestive Diseases Centre, Srinagar
Ex-Director, SKIMS, Srinagar
10.30 AM – 10.50 AM Hepatitis C virus – An update on prophylaxis and therapy Prof. Atul Sachdev,
Director Principal, GMCH, Chandigarh
10.50 AM – 11.10 AM GI pathogens in Hospital Care – Screening and Management Prof. Pallab Ray,
Microbiology Dept., PGIMER, Chandigarh
11.10 AM – 12.00 PM Inauguration & High Tea
Session 2. Chairpersons:
12.00 PM – 12.20 PM Preterm gut microbiota: Prevention of Necrotising Enterocolitis and sepsis Dr. Neelam Kler, Chairperson, Neonatology,
Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi
12.20 PM – 12.40 PM Gastro Intestinal Bleed – Infective aetiology and its management Prof. S K Sinha, Professor & Head,
Gastroenterology, PGIMER, Chandigarh
12.40 PM – 01.00 PM Stepping out of Lab: Bedside interpretation of antibiogramme Prof. Chand Wattal, Senior Consultant,
Microbiology, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi
01.00 PM – 01.10 PM Discussion
01.10 PM – 01.40 PM Debate: Management of Acute Infective Necrotising Pancreatitis: Surgeon’s versus Physician’s Perspective Prof. Rajoo S Chhina, Dean & Gastroenterologist,
DMC, Ludhiana and Dr. Mohit Sharma, GI
Surgeon, SGRDIMSR, Amritsar
1.40 PM – 2.30 PM Lunch (College Cafeteria: Ground Floor)
Poster display (Auditorium floor: Level 3)
2.30 PM – 3.30 PM Oral free paper sessions (Auditorium floor: Level 3)
Preliminary PG Quiz (P&SM Dept. Level 3). Coordinator: Prof. Varsha Gupta, GMCH, Chandigarh
3.30 PM – 4.30 PM General Body Meeting Evaluation of Posters
8.00 PM Dinner (Principal House Lawns, Maheshpura Chowk, Bakshi Nagar, Jammu)

Day 2 – November 7, 2015 (Saturday)

Session 3. Chairpersons:
9.30 AM – 10.00 AM Enhanced Liver Fibrosis (ELF) Test: A novel non-invasive solution for evaluating liver fibrosis. Dr. Richard Rumnong, Mumbai
10.00 AM – 10.20 AM Multiplex detection of GI pathogens in clinical stool specimens Dr. Anil Tarigopula,
Consultant, Apollo Hospitals, Chennai
10.20 AM – 10.40 PM GI Fungal infections Prof. Jagdish Chander,
HOD Microbiology, GMCH, Chandigarh
10.40 AM – 11.00 AM Approach to management of Hepatic Hydatidosis Prof. Jagdish Chander,
Prof. Gabriel Sunil Rodrigues, GI Surgeon Kasturba Medical College, Manipal
Session 4. Chairpersons:
11.10 AM– 11.50 AM PG Quiz (Finals) Coordinator: Prof. Varsha Gupta
11.50 AM – 12.10 PM Faecal Transplants – Recent advances in Management of IBD Prof. Chetna Vaishnavi, Microbiology Division,Gasteroenterology, PGIMER, Chandigarh
12.10 PM – 12.30 PM Genetically modified food and altered gut milieu. Prof. Rekha Harish, HOD, Paediatrics, GMCH, Jammu
12.40 PM– 01.00 PM Valedictory
1.40 PM Lunch

Important Dates

Early Bird Registration

September 15, 2015

Abstract Submission

October 06, 2015

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Conference Secretariat:

Department of Microbiology,

Govt. Medical College, Jammu (J&K) 180001

Mobiles: 09419142264, 09906091412

E-mail: gisicon2015@gmail.com

Website: www.gisi.in/gisicon2015