On the third and culminate day of the three-day long conference held at Renaissance Conventional Centre in Powai on Friday. Topics addressed various issues about Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) were the focus of attention at the event.
The conference was organised by the Asian Endoscopy Group (AEG). The Chairman of this group is Professor and Doctor Ho Khek Yu, who is a senior Consultant at the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University Medicine Cluster, National University Hospital, Singapore.
He said, “There are three important things that form the core of this conference. Firstly, it is to spread the technology of EUS. It’s a very specific technology. Second, is to get more and more people to use it in a good way. And lastly, the idea is to develop this technique more.”
One of the striking factors of the conference has been research work. Professor Yu is a leading researcher in the field and also the Vice Dean of Research in the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine.
He said, “Research alone can help us in addressing the gaps in the society. Leading researches in the interventional EUS has led to a new linear EUS procedure. All of this just proves that research is very important.”
However, among one of the most discussed topics, the prevention of pancreatic cancer appears to be a prominent one. On the same, Prof Yu opines, “There is a strong need for early detection and screening of pancreatic cancer. Prevention is the way forward. Currently, there is no cure for pancreatic cancer. Hence, early screening and detection is the best way possible.”