The two-day annual conference of Indian Society of Gastroenterology, ISGCON 2012, concluded here on Sunday.
Organised by the Salem branch of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology in association with Government Mohan Kumaramangalam Medical College and Vinayaka Missions Kirupananda Variar Medical College, the conference aimed to spread awareness among physicians in and around Salem region on GI and liver disorders.
On Saturday, the meet dealt with diet and nutrition and prevention of GI disorders.
Endoscopic technicians were demonstrated about cleaning and prevention of infection on the endoscopic instruments.
Psychological counselling to abstain from alcohol consumption was also discussed at the conference.
On Sunday, panel discussion, demonstrations, practical solutions and interactive session among doctors were held. The conference also saw discussions on clinical practices, newer entities in Pathology, Radiology, management of medical disorders and liver diseases and advanced endoscopic techniques.
Awards like Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Psychiatry, Anaesthesia, Surgery, Surgeon Par Excellence, Propagation of GI Endoscopy and Liver Surgery, Propagating Excellence in Liver Care, Distinguished Cardio-Thoracic Surgeon, Distinguished Professor of Paediatric Surgery and special award for popularising management of liver disorders during pregnancy were presented to doctors, who have excelled in their areas.
Earlier, Usha Srinivas, president of Indian Society of Gastroenterology, Tamil Nadu, and R. Surendran, Professor of GI and Liver Surgery, addressed the gathering.
G. Loganatha, organising president, N. Rajesh, organising secretary of ISGCON, and K.R. Palanisamy, patron, ISG, TN, also spoke.
Vallinayagam, Dean, Government Mohan Kumaramangalam Medical College, and P. Chellamal, Gynaecologist, distributed the awards.