Scientific Program

  • DAY One
  • DAY Two
  • DAY Three

Day 1 Hall 1(POSTGRADUATE COURSE)

 

Duration (min)

Speaker

Chairperson(s)

Time

Registration

 

 

 

07.30-09.00

Special Interest Group (SIG) meeting on HCV (Hall 1)
a. Hepatitis C Control in Punjab
b. INASL HCV Guidelines: what’s new?
c. INASL HCV Online Registry: Ready to go
d. Discussion and Suggestions

60 min
15 min
15 min
14 min
15 min


R K Dhiman
Vivek A Saraswat
Ajay Duseja


SubratAcharya
VivekA Saraswat

08.00-09.00

Special Interest Group (SIG) meeting on HBV (Hall 2)

  1. The burden of HBV infection in India and global trends.
  2. The strategies to extend the antiviral therapies for masses in India.
  3. Limitations of antiviral drugs in India.
  4. The central registry for data collection in India of HBV related liver diseases.
  5. Discussion

60 min

12 min
12 min
12 min
12 min
12 min

 

Padaki N Rao
Vinod K dixit
Anil Arora
Ramesh R Rai

 

VinodK Dixit
Anil Arora

08.00-09.00

INASL PG COURSE

Complications of Cirrhosis

  1.   Acute kidney injury in patients with cirrhosis: Updated guidelines of the International Club of Ascites
  2.   Refractory ascites and hepatic hydrothorax - Management
  3.   Management of variceal bleed beyond pharmacotherapy

 

15+5 min

15+5 min
15+5 min

 

Paolo Angeli

S.K Acharya
D N Reddy

 

 

Anil C Anand
VA Saraswat
Mahesh Goenka

09.00-10.00

Debate

  1.   Beta-blockers are safe in decompensated cirrhosis of liver.

For
Against
Rebuttal
Discussion

 

10 min
10 min
2 min
8 min

 

SwastikAggarwal
Anil C Anand

 

SubratK Acharya
Abraham Koshy

10.00-10.30

Tea

30 min

 

 

10.30-11.00

NAFLD

  1.   NAFLD in developing countries: the paradox of the Indian subcontinent
  2.   Is simple steatosis really benign?
  3.   Emerging pharmacological treatment
  4.   Discussion

 

15 min
15 min
15 min
15 min

 

Atul Sachdev
Ajay Duseja
ArunSanyal

 

Ramesh R Rai
Shobna Bhatia
SP Singh
Govind Makharia

11.00-12.00

Viral Hepatitis

  1. Emerging therapies for chronic hepatitis B
  2. Immunotherapy for HBV
  3. How to follow-up HCV patients after “cure”?
  4. Resistance-associated variants in chronic hepatitis C patients treated with DAAs
  5. Combined Discussion

 

 

15 min
15 min
15 min
15 min
15 min

 

Shiv K Sarin
SMF Akbar
Anil Arora
RakeshAggarwal

 

 

SL Broor
P Kar
Sandeep Dhavan
Brij Sharma

 

12.00-13.15

LUNCH

 

 

 

13.15-14.15

EASL/INASL Session

  1. Hepatitis B: current guidelines and future options for cure
  2. Hepatitis E: from epidemiology to management
  3. Hepatitis C: the EASL guidelines and newest data
  4. Hepatitis C: Current and future burden in India
  5. NAFLD: cofactor for viral hepatitis and evolving disease entity
  6. Combined Discussion

 

20 min
20 min
25 min
15 min
20 min
20 min

 

Massimo Colombo
Rakesh Aggarwal
Xavier Forns
VivekA Saraswat
Frank Tacke

 

S K Sarin
Y K Chawla
Sita Ram Chowdhary

14.15-16.15

Tea

 

 

 

16.15.16.45

Liver Clinics (Case based discussion)

  1.   1st case:
  2.   2nd case:
  3.   3rd case:

 

20 min
20 min
20 min

 

Patrick Kamath

Panelists
Ashish Goel
Gaurav Pandey
Sunil Taneja
Shalimar
Mahiuddin Ahammed

16.45-17.45

Inauguration
Chief Guest:
DrHenkBekedam, WHO Representative to India, N Delhi

Guests of honour:
DrShiv K. Sarin,
Director, Institute of Liver & Biliary Sciences, N Delhi

DrSubrat K. Acharya

Dean, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, N Delhi

 

 

 

17.45-18.45

Dinner Symposium on Hepatic Encephalopathy

  1.   AASLD/EASL guidelines on HE and future treatment of HE
  2.   Management of difficult to treat/refractory hepatic encephalopathy
  3.   Discussion

 

25 min
20 min
15 min

 

Jasmohan Bajaj
Barjesh Sharma

 

 

Patick Kamath
VG Mohan Prasad

19.30-20.30

Dinner

 

 

 

20.30 - 22:30

Day 2 Hall 1

 

Duration (min)

Speaker

Chairperson(s)

Time

SIG meeting on NAFLD

  1.   Mechanisms of NASH progression
  2.   HCC in non-cirrhotic NASH – Fact or Fiction
  3.   NAFLD SIG – What next?
  4.   Discussion15 min
    60 min

    15 min
    15 min
    10 min
    20 min

 

Arun Sanyal
Ajay Duseja
SP Singh



SP Singh
Ajay Duseja

08.00-09.00

Plenary Session of Oral Paper Presentation

60 min

(5 speakers, each 8+3)

VinodK Dixit
RK Dhiman

09.00-10.00

Tea

30min

 

 

10.00-10.30

Presidential Oration: ChangingParadigm in Hepatology in last 10 yrs

20 min

V.K Dixit

Jang Dilawari
N Murugan

10.30-10.50

SR Naik Oration: Emerging trends in the assessment and treatment of NASH

25 min
(5+20)

Arun Sanyal

VinodK Dixit
RK Dhiman

10.50-11.15

Secretary’s Report

15 min

RK Dhiman

 VinodK Dixit

11.15-11.30

Symposium on Alcoholic Liver Disease

  1. Can NASH and ASH co-exist?
  2. Pathogenesis of alcoholic hepatitis and cirrhosis
  3. Prognostic scores and survival in alcoholic hepatitis
  4. Treatment of alcoholic hepatitis after STOPAH
  5. Combined Discussion

90 min

15 min
15 min
15 min
15 min
15 min

 

S.P Singh
Sandeep Sidhu
Sethu Babu
Virendra Singh

 

RS Chinna
Kaiser Raja
Praveen Sharma
Swastik Agrawal

11.30-12.45

 

 

 

 

 

LUNCH SYMPOSIUM: Management of Chronic Hepatitis C Genotype-1

  1.   Ledipasvir/Sofosbuvir (LDV/SOF) – Data
  2.   INASL guidelines for treatment of HCV Genotype1
  3.   Indian real-life experience with LDV/SOF
  4.   Panel discussion - Drug-Drug Interactions with LDV/SOF

75 min

25 min
15 min
10 min
10 min

 

Xavier Forns
SK  Acharya
Ajit Sood
Samir Shah (Moderator)

 

SK Acharya
Anoop Saraya
A Murali

12.45-14.00

EASL/INASL Session

  1.   Prognosis of liver cirrhosis: the ACLF concept
  2.   Current management of liver cirrhosis complications      
  3.   Minimal/Covert HE- Diagnosis, implications and management
  4.   HCC: screening, diagnosis and treatment    
  5.   Liver transplantation – the EASL guidelines 2016               
  6.   Combined discussion

 

20 min
25 min
20 min
20 min
20 min
15 min

 

Subrat K Acharya
Frank Tacke
RK Dhiman
Massimo Colombo
Xavier Forns

 

Jayanthi Venkataraman
S.P. Misra         
Sandeep Nijhawan

 

 

14.00-16.00

Translational Hepatology

  1.   Gut microbiome (including fecal transplantation)
  2.   Liver regeneration

 

30 min
30 min

 

Jasmohan Bajaj
Shiv K Sarin

 

Prabha Sawant
Vineet Ahuja
SK Sinha

16.00-17.00

Symposium on ACLF

  1.   Prognostic scores in ACLF: Which one is the best?
  2.   Emerging concepts in the management of ACLF
  3.   Prevention of ACLF- Thinking out of the box?
  4.   Combined Discussion

 

15 min
15 min
15 min
15 min

 

Patrick Kamath
Jasmohan Bajaj
Paolo Angeli

 

Atul Sachdev
AK Seth
Atul Sood

16.00-17.00

 

 

 

 

 

Translational Hepatology

  1. Gut microbiome (including fecal transplantation)
  2. Liver regeneration



22+08 min
22+08 min



Jasmohan Bajaj
Shiv K Sarin



PrabhaSawant
VineetAhuja
SK Sinha

17.00-18.00

Banquet Dinner

 

 

 

20:30 – 22:30

Day 2 Hall 2

 

Duration (min)

Speaker

Chairperson(s)

Time

SIG Meeting on HE
Management of HE in outpatients

  1. Burden Minimal/Covert HE – Does it matter in daily life?
  2. Approach to manage a patient with covert HE
  3. Primary/secondary prevention
  4. ALF Registry
  5. Discussion

60 min


10 min
15 min
10 min
10 min
15 min

 


Vivek A Saraswat
Jasmohan Bajaj
Barjesh Sharma
Sunil Taneja

 


Vivek A Saraswat
RK Dhiman

08.00-09.00

Symposium on Pediatric Hepatology

  1.  Pediatric NAFLD a serious issue or benign entity?
  2. Liver cirrhosis in children
  3. Transition of care from the pediatric to the adult hepatologist: how to plan and execute
  4. Dilemmas in management of Wilsons disease (D penicillamine with zinc vs D pen alone, neurological deterioration after chelation, and when to transplant in presentation with acute liver failure)
  5. Dilemmas in evaluation and management of biliary atresia (role of biopsy, age at surgery, prophylaxis with steroids for cholangitis, prophylaxis for varices)
  6. Combined discussion

 

15 min
15 min
15 min

15 min

 

15 min

 

Anil Dhawan
Anshu Srivastava
Aabha Nagral

H Devarbhavi

Malathi Sathiyasekaran

 

BR Thapa
SK Yachha
Anil Dhawan
Anupam Sibbal

11.30-13.00

LUNCH SYMPOSIUM: Management of Chronic Hepatitis C Genotype-1 (Hall 1)

60 min

 

 

13.00-14.00

Symposium onHepatobiliary Radiology

  1. Radiological differentials of SOLs liver: what a fellow should know?
  2. How I do it? Irreversible Electroporation
  3. Spontaneous shunts: clinical relevance and management
  4. Combined discussion

 

20 min
15min
15min
10 min

 

Patrick Kamath
Naveen Kalra
S.S Baijal

 

NK Khandelwal
D.N Srivastava
Shivanand

14.00-15.00

Symposium on ALF

  1. ALF mimickers
  2. Principle of ICU care in ALF
  3. Role of high volume plasma exchange, CVVH and other extracorporeal therapies in ALF
  4. Combined Discussion

 

15 min
15 min
15 min

15 min

 

A.C Anand
Vaishali Solao
Dharmesh Kapoor

 

 

Samir Shah
Manish Manrai
Joy Varghese
John Menachery

15.00-16.00

Debate
It is appropriate to consider infections as acute precipitating events of ACLF!
For
Against
Rebuttal
Discussion

 

 

10 min
10 min
2 min
8 min

 

 

Shalimar
Ashok Choudhury

 

 

KR Vinayakumar
Mathew Philip
PK Agarwal

16.00-16.30

 

 

 

 

 

Symposium on ECHO

  1.   Global perspective
  2.   INASL vision for ECHO
  3.   ECHO clinic

60 min

20 min
10min
30 min



Bruce B Struminger
RK Dhiman
S.K Acharya, VA. Saraswat,
Ankur Jindal, Gagandeep S Grover

 

Bruce B Struminger
R.K Dhiman

16.30-17.30

Symposium on HCC

  1.   Advances in early diagnosis: Biomarkers, imaging or histology?
  2.   Advances in systemic chemotherapy and radiation treatment
  3.   Impact of down-staging of HCC on liver transplantation
  4.   Discussion

 

15 min
15 min
15 min
15 min

 

Saeed Hamid
Neeraj Saraf
Sujoy Pal

 

Shashi Paul
KM Mohandas
Baldev Rana

17.30-18.30

GENERAL BODY MEETING IN HALL 2

60 min

 

 

18:30-19.15

Dinner Symposium on Chronic Hepatitis C

  1. INASL guidelines for management of HCV – Genotype 3 in India
  2. Challenges in treatment of prior nonresponders/relapsers, decompensated cirrhosis and post-liver transplant patients
  3. Treatment of patients with CKD and after renal transplant
  4. Combined Discussion

 

15 min
20 min

15min
10 min



VivekA Saraswat
Shiv K Sarin

Ajay Duseja



RandhirSud ManishaDwivedi

19.30-20.30

         

Day 2 Hall 3

 

Duration (min)

Speaker

Chairperson(s)

Time

SIG meeting on Ascites

  1.   What do we plan?
  2.   Management of refractory ascites
  3.   Beta Blockers in Cirrhotic Ascites: Recent advances
  4.   Recent advances in spontaneous bacterial peritonitis
  5.   Discussion

60 min



Virendra Singh
RakhiMaiwal
Paolo Angeli

 

V Singh
Rakhi Maiwall

08.00-09.00

EASL/INASL Scientific workshops for young clinicians and scientists

  1.   How to write a paper
  2.   How to conduct a clinical trial
  3.   How to design a basic science project

 

30 min
30 min
30 min

 

Massimo Colombo
Usha Dutta
Frank Tacke

 

Rakesh Aggarwal
Samir Malhotra

11.30-13.00

LUNCH SYMPOSIUM: Management of Chronic Hepatitis C Genotype-1(Hall 1)

60 min

 

 

13.00-14.00

Symposium on Nutrition

  1.   Assessment and impact of nutritional status in cirrhosis
  2.   Enteral and parenteral nutrition in cirrhosis
  3.   Sarcopenia in cirrhosis: Clinical implication and management
  4.   Discussion

 

15 min
15 min
15 min
15 min

 

Deepak Amarapurkar
Mamun Al Mahtab
Puneeta Tandon



Kartar Singh
YK Joshi
DS Pokharna

14.00-15.00

 

 

 

 

 

Symposium on Hepatobiliary Surgery

  1. Surgical shunts in portal hypertension and Budd-Chairi syndrome: Relevance in current era?
  2. Liver resection in cirrhosis: Assessment and planning
  3. Role of surgery in the management of cholangicarcinoma
  4. Combined Discussion



15 min

15 min
15 min
15 min

 

Arunanshu Behera

Subhash Gupta
Anand Khakar



Adarsh Chaudhary
Divya Dahiya

15.00-16.00

 

 

 

 

 

Symposium on Liver Fibrosis

  1.   Non-invasive assessment of liver fibrosis: Current status
  2.   Strategies for prevention/regression of fibrosis
  3.   Newer antifibrotic drugs
  4.   Combined Discussion

 

15 min
15 min
15 min
15 min

 

P Cales
PN Rao
Rakhi Maiwall

 

Ashim Das
GN Yattoo
Puja Sakhuja
Kaushik Das

16.00-17.00

Governing Body Meeting in Hall 3       17:00-18:00

Day 3 Hall 1

 

Duration (min)

Speaker

Chairperson(s)

Time

SIG meeting on ACLF

  • ICARE: Work till date and presentation of ACLF data; Online registry for data collection
  • Current projects (multicentre): SCLAFI (slow, continuous, low dose albumin-furosemide infusion) vs LVP for large Ascites
  • Discussion
  • Concluding remark

60 min

15 min

15 min

15 min
15 min



Ajay Duseja

Shalimar

Gaurav Pandey
Subrat Acharya



SubratK Acharya
VivekA Saraswat
SP Singh

08.00-09.00

  1. Madangopalan Oration: Management of symptomatic portal cavernomacholangiopathy (PCC): Lessons and Insights
  1. State of the Art Lecture - 1: Immunology of liver: Clinical implication

 

5+20 min


20+5 min

 

V.A Saraswat


S.M.F Akbar

 

Deepak Bhasin NarendraBhargava
Ajay Kumar
Sunil Dadhich

09.00-10.00

Tea

30min

 

 

10.00-10.30

Symposium on DILI

  1. Recognizing, assessing andmanaging DILI in liver disease
  2. ATT induced hepatotoxicity- risk factor and management
  3. CAM and DILI in India
  4. CombinedDiscussion

 

15 min
15 min
15 min
15 min

 

Patrick Kamath
Venkatakrishnan
H Devarbhavi



Abraham Koshy
BS Satyaprakash
Sivaprasad
SouvikGhosh

10.30-11.30

Symposium on Vascular Disorders of the Liver

  1.   Prevention of PCC and its complications
  2.   Budd-Chiari Syndrome- when to consider LT?
  3.   Role of anticoagulation in EHPVO and BCS in India
  4.   Veno-occlusive disease (SOS) and small hepatic vein obstruction
  5.   PVT in cirrhosis -lone bystander or an insult. Does it need treatment?
  6.   Combined Discussion

 

15 min
15 min
15 min
15 min
15 min
15 min

 

S.A Zargar
Sunil Taneja
Akash Shukla
CE Eapen
Sharat Putta

 

GK Dhali
Shalimar
Ajay Jain
S. Mallikarjun

11.30-13.00

Symposium onCritical Care in Liver Cirrhosis

  1.   Hemodynamics monitoring and fluid balance
  2.   Risk factors, outcome and prevention of bacterial infections in end-stage liver disease
  3.   Is there a role for palliative care in cirrhosis patients admitted to the ICU
  4.  Combined Discussion

 

15 min
15 min

15 min
15 min

 

Ashish Kumar
Dinesh Jotimani

Puneeta Tandon



D.K Aggarwal
NarendraChoudhary
Tarana Gupta

13.00-14.00

Valedictory Function

15 min

 

 

14:00-14:15

LUNCH

60 min

 

 

14.15-15.00

Day 3 Hall 2

 

Duration (min)

Speaker

Chairperson(s)

Time

SIG meeting on  DILI

  1.   What have we achieved thus far? The way forward!
  2.   Adaptation or DILI: That is the question
  3.   Newer concepts in DILI: 
      1.   DILI caused by biological, checkpoint inhibitors used to treat cancers, monoclonal antibody-induced DILI
      2.   HILI (herbal induced liver injury), SILI (statin-induced liver injury), CASH (chemotherapy associated steatohepatitis)
  4.   Combined Discussion

60 min
10 min
15 min

10 min

10 min

15 min

 

Harshad Devarbhavi
Mallikarjun

Harshad Devarbhavi

Varghese Thomas



H Devarbhavi
RK Dhiman

08.00-09.00

Symposium on Pregnancy and the Liver

  1.  ICP- Is it as benign as we believe?
  2. AFLP and HELLP for the Hepatologist
  3. Management of the pregnant patient with CLD
  4. HCV vertical transmission in pregnancy: Role of DAAs in the present era of DAA
  5. Combined discussion

60 min

12 min
12 min
12 min
12 min
12 min

 

Manisha Bangar
Uday Zacharia
Manoj Kumar
Kaushal Madan

 

SudhanshuPatwari SurinderRana
Balvir Singh
SameerTaneja

10.30-11.30

Symposium on Pediatric Hepatology (A case based approach)

  • PFIC
  • Autoimmune sclerosing cholangitis
  • ALF in children and neonates
  • Liver transplantation for metabolic liver disease



20 min
20 min
20 min
15 min

 

SurenderK Yachha
UjjalPoddar
Anil Dhawan
Neelam Mohan

 

BR Thapa
Neelam Mohan
Dinesh Rawat

11.30-12.45

Symposium on Liver Transplantation

  1. Marginal donors: Walking the tightrope
  2. Management of the brain dead donor
  3. Donor selection in LDLT program
  4. When not to transplant in ACLF and ALF
  5. Transparency in liver transplant in India
  6. Combined Discussion

 

15 min
15 min
15 min
15 min
15 min
15 min

 

L Kaman
Shweta Singh
Sanjiv Saigal
Avninder Soin
Sanjay Nagral

 

Anand Khakkar
Rajshekar Perumalla
Yogesh Batra
Rajat Shukla

12.45-14.00

 

 

 

 

 

LUNCH

60 min

 

 

14.15-15.00