Welcome to APDW 2019

Dear Colleagues,

It is a great pleasure and honor to extend to you a warm invitation to be with us in the Asian Pacific Digestive Week 2019 to be held at Kolkata, "the Cultural Capital of India" from December 12th – 15th, 2019.

APDW is the Annual Conference of Asian Pacific Association of Gastroenterology, Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver, Asian Pacific Society of Digestive Endoscopy and International Society for Digestive Surgery- Asian Pacific Section. The 2019 edition is jointly hosted by renowned Indian associations namely Indian Society of Gastroenterology, Society of GI Endoscopy of India and Indian National Association for Study of Liver diseases. I am happy to inform that all these three Indian Societies have merged their annual meetings with APDW 2019 to have a comprehensive gastrointestinal congress.

The theme "Expertise to Evidence" has been developed after an immense thought process to provide a wonderful forum to refresh knowledge base and explore the innovations in the specialty. The Conference will strive to offer plenty of networking opportunities, providing you with the opportunity to meet and interact with the leaders, researchers, friends and colleagues as well as sponsors and exhibitors.

In addition to attending the conference, you will have the chance to experience Kolkata, a must visit place in India. Being one of the leading national centers for sports, culture and artistic life, it offers an expansive variety of things to see and do. Luxurious architecture, rich history, ethereal theater plays and a lively night life are just a few examples of the reasons why you should be here.

Looking forward to Welcoming you all to Kolkata.


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Dr. Mahesh Kumar Goenka

President - APDW 2019
Governor (Indian Region)- American College of Gastroenterology
President - Society of GI Endoscopy of India (2016-17)
Editor-in Chief - Journal of Digestive Endoscopy
Director & Head - Institute of Gastrosciences, Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata

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This meeting is jointly hosted by the Indian Society of Gastroenterology (ISG), Society of GI Endoscopy of India (SGEI), and Indian National Association for Study of Liver (INASL).

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