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Saturday, 26 December 2020

PGI gastro department bags awards at national forum

Chandigarh, December 25

The Department of Gastroenterology, PGI, has done the institute proud by bagging several awards at the virtual annual conference of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology (ISG) relayed from Pune. The society completed its diamond jubilee year this year.

Prof Usha Dutta, head of the department, delivered the prestigious CM Habibullah oration on 'gallbladder stones to gallbladder cancer: can the journey be stopped?'

Conferred the "ISG-Rakesh Tandon oration for exemplary mentorship in gastroenterology", Prof Dutta said the department continued to be one of the leading and sought-after centres in the country for teaching, training and research in gastroenterology.

Prof Kartar Singh, former head of the department, was bestowed the FP Antia Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to teaching.

Prof Rakesh Kochhar, another former head, has been bestowed upon the CM Habibullah award for his contributions in research. Dr Vishal Sharma was chosen for Dr SR Naik Memorial Award for best research publications. Dr Gaurav Muktesh won the second prize in the endoscopic video forum for managing a difficult case of GI bleeding. Dr Anuraag Jena was adjudged second in the young investigator session for his novel work on the role of oral fluconazole in management of inflammatory bowel disease.

Dr Narinder Grover got the second prize in the free poster session for his work in the role of genetics in inflammatory bowel disease. — TNS

from The Tribune

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