The three day Mumbai Live Endoscopy 2018 conference from January 05 to 07 at the Grand Hyatt, ended on a high note. The conference witnessed a large number of participation of doctors and the delegates from India and across the world. Nearly 70 procedures in the field of endoscopy were showcased in last three days.
Talking about the highlights of the conference, Dr Amit Maydeo, course chairman of Mumbai Live Endoscopy 2018 and the director of Baldota Institute of Digestive Sciences, Global Hospital said every endoscopy procedure demonstrated was the highlight.
“On first day it was imaging. Second day, it was endoscopy related to bile duct and pancreas. Dissection techniques using EUS was also an important highlight of the three day conference. We showed how to remove tumours how to cut various things inside, how endoscopy can replace surgical procedures. We also demonstrated how to reduce the size of stomach. We also showed how to stop ulcer bleeding etc.,” said Dr Maydeo.
Apart from demonstrating the latest techniques of endoscopy, the high definition live telecast of all these procedures were also the talking point among the attendees.
In Mumbai Live Endoscopy, for the first time, a high definition live telecast of endoscopic procedures from BIDS Global Hospital, which is located 17 kms away from the Grand Hyatt, the venue.
“We had laid a fibre optic cable and by high definition technology and signals, we are transmitting the live telecast of the endoscopic procedures on screen. This is done for the first time in India where doctors could see what exactly is happening. The technology enabled seamless screening making one feel as if they are sitting in more than a 70 mm theatre,” said Dr Maydeo.
The three day long endoscopy carnival had around 1,200 attendees. ‘This has been the biggest Mumbai Live Endoscopy conference. We expected 700 to 800 gastroenterologists. But we saw the participation of 1,200 gastroenterologists from all over India and surrounding countries like Nepal, Sri Lanka and also Africa, “said Dr Maydeo.
As a parting note, Dr Maydeo said doctors have to start becoming flexible like endoscopy. “They can’t be rigid. We have to keep changing as per the time,” said Dr Maydeo.
While the next Mumbai Live will be held 2020, he added that for doctors his institute will conduct regular courses and one to one interaction.
“I am going to start an Indian College of Endoscopy. Though we have already established but that will become active now to train the youngsters. We want to develop the next generation of well-trained endoscopists,” Dr Maydeo singed-off.