Department Of Hepatology

PGI Chandigarh

  • Fellow - National Academy of Medical Sciences (FAMS)
  • Fellow – American Association for the Study of Liver diseases (FAASLD)
  • Fellow- American College of Gastroenterology (FACG)
  • Fellow - Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy of India (FSGEI)
  • Life member – Indian Society of Gastroenterology
  • Life member – Indian Association for the Study of liver
  • Life member – Indian Medical Association.
  • Life member – International Society of Non-communicable Diseases
  • Life member – Indian Society of Organ Transplantation (ISOT)

Editor/ Associate Editor (Present and Past)

  • Associate Editor – Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology, An official journal of the Indian National association for study of the Liver (INASL) (2016 onwards)
  • Associate Editor- JGH open (2016 onwards)
  • Section Editor (Hepatology Elsewhere) - Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology - (2011-14)
  • Editor - Elsevier Clinical Update Series (ECAB) series on NAFLD and ALD

Member Editorial Board (Present and Past)

  • Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology – Member Editorial Board
  • World Journal of Hepatology - Member Editorial Board
  • Euroasian Journal of Hepato-Gastroenterology - Member Editorial Board
  • Indian Journal of Gastroenterology - Member Editorial Board
  • Hepatitis B Annual journal - Member Editorial Board
  • Indian Clinical Updates (Gastroenterology) by Wiley Science - Member Editorial Board
  • Hepatology Communications - Member Editorial Board
  • International Journal of Noncommunicable disease (IJNCD) – Member Editorial Board
  • Gastroenterology
  • Digestive Diseases and Sciences
  • Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
  • BMC Gastroenterology
  • Hepatology International
  • Diabetic Medicine
  • Annals of Hepatology
  • Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology
  • National Medical Journal of India
  • Indian Journal of Gastroenterology
  • Tropical Gastroenterology
  • Indian Journal of Community Medicine
  • Indian Journal of Medical Sciences
  • J of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology
  • Scientific Reports
  • Organizing Secretary - the 18th Current Perspectives in Liver Diseases (CPLD) with single theme meeting on ‘Alcoholic Liver Disease’ on 13-14th October, 2018 at PGIMER, Chandigarh.
  • Organizing Secretary - the 16th Current Perspectives in Liver Diseases (CPLD) with single theme meeting on ‘New Horizons in the management of Liver diseases’ on 26-27th November, 2016.
  • Organised a CME on ‘Organ Donation’ for the transplant coordinators and nurses on 7th March, 2015 at PGIMER, Chandigarh
  • Organizing Secretary - the 14th Current Perspectives in Liver Diseases (CPLD) with single theme meeting on Emergency care in Liver Diseases’ on 4th and 5th October, 2014.
  • Organizing Secretary - Indian National association for the study of Liver (INASL) single theme conference on NAFLD in Feb. 2014 at Chandigarh.
  • Organising Secretary - National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS)- PGI symposium on Nonalcoholic fatty Liver Disease in Children and Adolescents at PGIMER on 10th March, 2013.
  • Organising Secretary - ‘Current Perspectives in Liver Diseases – CPLD- 2012’ and the single theme conference on ‘Hepatocellular carcinoma’ organised jointly by the department of Hepatology, PGIMER, Chandigarh and Department of Gastroenterology, AIIMS, New Delhi on 13-14th October, 2012.
  • Organising Secretary - ‘CME on Nutrition in Liver Diseases’ organised jointly by the department of Dietetics and department of Hepatology on 9th September 2012.
  • Joint Organizing Secretary - 19th Annual Conference of the Indian National association for the study of Liver (INASL) held at PGIMER, Chandigarh in March, 2011
  • Joint Organizing Secretary- Current Perspectives in Liver Diseases in 2009 and midterm INASL- single theme conference on ‘Management Issues in Hepatology’ at Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh
  • Joint Organizing Secretary- Current Perspectives in Liver Diseases in 2007 and midterm INASL- single theme conference on infections in liver diseases at Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh
  • Joint Course Coordinator- Current Perspectives in Liver Diseases in 2005 and single theme conference on ‘Intensive care in Hepatology’ at Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh
  • Organized National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS) conference on NAFLD at PGIMER, Chandigarh in 2005.
  • Joint Organizing Secretary for Single theme conference on Ascites and CPLD-2004 at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi – 2004
  • Joint Course Coordinator for Single theme conference on “Fatty Liver Disease” in 2003 and Current Perspectives in Liver Diseases in 2003 at Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh
  • Joint Course Coordinator for Single theme conference on Hepatocellular carcinoma at All India Institute of Medical Sciences New Delhi – 2002 and Current Perspectives in Liver Diseases in 2002
  • Joint Course Coordinator for first PGI-AIIMS joint CME organized jointly by Department of Hepatology, PGIMER Chandigarh & Department of Gastroenterology, AIIMS, New Delhi. On October 7, 2001

GUEST SPEAKER (1999 – 2007)

  • Chaired a session on Diarrhoea at Gastro CME – 99 held at PGIMER, Chandigarh in August 1999.
  • Guest Speaker on “Acute Pancreatitis” at the CME of API chapter of HP held at Shimla in October 1999.
  • Guest Speaker on “Endoscopic management of CBD calculi” at the annual conference of Association of Surgeons of India (NC) held at Shimla in November 1999.
  • Speaker on “Liver Disease in Pregnancy” at CME on Internal Medicine held at GMCH, Chandigarh in November 1999.
  • Guest Speaker on “Helicobacter pylori - Recent Developments” in GE update held at IGMC Shimla in September 2000.
  • Guest Speaker on Natural History of subclinical encephalopathy its impact on daily functioning and role of treatment at the single theme conference in hepatic encephalopathy at PGIMER, Chandigarh in October 2000.
  • Guest Speaker on “Endoscopic Management on malignant biliary obstruction at Mid term CME of Northern Chapter of ASI held at IGMC Shimla in October 2000.
  • Guest Speaker on ‘Whether HBV mutant related liver disease needs treatment or not?’ hepatology workshop at MAMC New Delhi in March 2001
  • Guest speaker on ‘HBV – Extent of problem in HBV Nursing management organised by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in October 2001.
  • Presented a case capsule on ‘Overlap syndrome’ at the ‘Annual conference of Indian Association for study of the Liver in association with European Association for Study of Liver at New Delhi in March/April 2002.
  • Guest speaker on ‘Treatment of a patient with asymptomatic HCV infection’ at CME organised by IMA, Chandigarh in Sep 2002
  • Guest speaker on ‘Approach to a patient incidentally detected to be anti-HCV positive’ at the annual conference of the API-Himachal Pradesh chapter in September 2002 at Dharamsala
  • Guest Speaker on “Prognostic indicators and hepatocellular carcinoma” in the current perspectives in liver diseases, October 2002 held at AIIMS, New Delhi.
  • Guest Speaker on ‘Ascites – special reference to cirrhotic ascites’ at ACADIMA 2002 – Annual Conference of the Indian Medical Association held in December 2002 at New Delhi.
  • Guest Speaker on “Interpretation of Liver Function Tests” at the state level CME update organised by the IMA, Meerut in February 2003.
  • Guest speaker on “Approach to a patient with viral hepatitis” at the All India Homeopathic Congress held at Ambala on 25-27th April 2003
  • Guest speaker on “Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis- current concept” at 5th Annual conference of Himachal Pradesh-API Chapter at Palampur on 20-21 September 2003
  • Guest speaker on “Management of cholangitis” at the annual conference of Association of Surgeons of Himachal Pradesh at Dharamsala, in November 2003.
  • Chaired a session on “Drugs and Liver” 45th Annual conference of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology in association with Indian Association for the Study of Liver and SGEI at Jaipur in October 2004
  • Chaired a session on “Endoscopic potpourri” at 45th Annual conference of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology in association with Indian Association for the Study of Liver and SGEI at Jaipur in October 2004
  • Spoke on ‘Insulin resistance in chronic hepatitis C and its implications on treatment’ at the 46th Indian society of Gastroenterology in association with INASL and SGEI from 11-15th Nov 2005 at Vishakhapatnam.
  • Spoke on ‘NAFLD-East Vs West’ at Current Perspectives in Liver Diseases in Sep 2005 at Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh
  • Anchored a session on non-variceal bleed at 6th Annual conference of the Society of GI Endoscopy of India (SGEI) at Calcutta in March 2005
  • Panelist in the panel discussion on ‘Chronic hepatitis B’ at the mid term conference of ISG at Ooty in April 2005.
  • Guest speaker on ‘Insulin resistance in NAFLD-potential mechanisms’ at the ISG- National task force consensus meet on NAFLD held at Hyderabad on 2nd July 2005.
  • Chaired a session on ‘NAFLD and hepatotrophic viruses’ at the ISG- National task force consensus meet on NAFLD held at Hyderabad on 2nd July 2005.
  • Chaired a session on ‘Malignant hilar blocks’ at the International therapeutic Endoscopy workshop at AIIMS-PGI Endoscopy Course at New Delhi on 3-4th September 2005.
  • Guest speaker on ‘ Bone marrow and beyond’ in a single theme conference of INASL and APASL on ‘Hepatic Fibrosis’ at Calcutta in Dec 2006
  • Guest speaker on ‘Molecular targets for therapeutic intervention in NAFLD’ at the National Academy of medical sciences symposium on NAFLD at PGIMER, Chandigarh in Dec 2006.
  • Guest speaker on ‘ UGI Endoscopy- Beginner’s forum’ at the Annual conference of Indian Society of Gastroenterology in association with Society of GI Endoscopy of India (SGEI) and Indian Association for the Study of Liver (INASL) at Mumbai in Nov 2006
  • Guest speaker in a debate on ‘Routine screening of donated units for anti-HBc should be made mandatory for Indian Blood banks’ at the Annual conference of Indian Society of Gastroenterology in association with Society of GI Endoscopy of India (SGEI) and Indian Association for the Study of Liver (INASL) at Mumbai in Nov 2006
  • Guest speaker on ‘NAFLD- Therapeutic advancement’ at the Current Perspectives in liver diseases (CPLD-2006) at AIIMS, New Delhi on 2nd- 3rd Aug 2006.
  • Guest speaker on, ‘Lean NASH- is it an Indian entity’ at the Anuual conference of Indian association for the study of liver held at Nagpur in February 2006.
  • Moderator for the session on ‘Treatment of Inoperable liver cancer by radioembolization’ at the annual conference of Indian society of Gastroenterology at Bangalore from Nov 15- 17th, 2007.
  • Speaker on ‘Brief update on treatment of NAFLD’ at the Current Perspectives in Liver Diseases in 2007 and mid term INASL- single theme conference on infections in liver diseases at Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh in September 2007
  • Chaired a session on – “Extrahepatic biliary obstruction’ at the International Endoscopy workshop at AIIMS New Delhi in September 2007.
  • Guest speaker on ‘ NASH- Is there any effective treatment?’ at the 3rd Update CME in Gastroenterology at PGIMER, Chandigarh in Feb 2007
  • Guest speaker on ‘Leptin in Gastroenterology’ at the 3rd Update CME in Gastroenterology at PGIMER, Chandigarh in Feb 2007
  • Guest speaker on ‘Management of long term post OLT patients’ at the mid term conference of Indian Association for the Study of Liver (INASL) on ‘Liver transplantation’ at New Delhi in January 2007.

GUEST SPEAKER (2008-2009)

  • Speaker on “Non-absorbable disaccharides in the treatment of minimal hepatic encephalopathy’ at the MHE consensus conference at the Annual conference of INASL at New Delhi in March 2008
  • Speaker on Chaired a session on ‘Landmark studies in GE and Hepatology from the Asia Pacific region’ at the Asia Pacific Digestive week 2008 held at New Delhi in September 2008.
  • Speaker on ‘Is cirrhosis reversible? At the Mid Term INASL conference at GMCH Chandigarh in August 2008
  • Guest speaker on “HBeAg negative CHB – Viral profile and natural history’ at INASL single theme conference on HBV at Varanasi in December 2008.
  • Clinical discussant for the CPC held at the INASL single theme conference on HBV at Varanasi in December 2008.
  • Guest Speaker on “PGI data on ACLF” at INASL single theme conference on acute on chronic liver failure (ACLF) at Kolkatta in December 2008.
  • Guest speaker on ‘Role of FNAC in the diagnosis of HCC” Grand rounds on liver tumors at Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi in January 2009.
  • Guest speaker on “NAFLD in India – Is it different’, NAFLD- Treatment’ and ‘NAFLD – Dos and Donts’ at the INASL-NAFLD task force meeting at Puri in February 2009.
  • Guest speaker on “Milestones articles in Hepatology’ at the 'Gastroenterology Young Masters - Training Program' organized by ISG at New Delhi in Feb/March 2009.
  • Guest speaker on Imaging for Fat, Fibrosis and Inflammation in NAFLD - recent developments’ at the annual conference of the INASL at New Delhi in March 2009
  • Guest speaker on ‘Treatment Efficacy in HBeAg-negative CHB’ in the lunch symposium on Optimizing Treatment Outcomes in CHB at the annual conference of the INASL at New Delhi in March 2009.

GUEST SPEAKER (2009-2010)

  • Guest speaker on ‘Focal Nodular Hyperplasia’ at the single theme conference organized by Indian National Association of Study of Liver (INASL) at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in September 2009.
  • Panelist in the session on ‘Update in the management of liver diseases’ at the Annual Conference of the Indian society of Gastroenterology (ISG) at Kolkata in December 2009.
  • Speaker on ‘NAFLD and cardiovascular disease’ at the Current perspectives in Liver disease in December 2009
  • Guest speaker on ‘End points in the management of chronic hepatitis B’ at the Asia Pacific Symposium and INASL task force meeting on HBV at Mumbai in January 2010.
  • Invited speaker on “Abdominal Examination for Residents’ at the 'Gastroenterology Young Masters - Training Program' organized by Indian Society of Gastroenterology (ISG) at Gurgaon in Feb 2010.
  • Guest speaker on ‘Is any treatment worthwhile in patients with NAFLD’ and was a panelist in the symposium on ‘Management of chronic hepatitis C’ at the annual conference of the INASL at Bhubneshwar in March 2010.

GUEST SPEAKER (2010-2011)

  • Guest speaker on ‘Approach to a patient incidentally detected to be HCV positive’ and ‘Approach to a patient with incidental detection of Fatty liver’ at a ‘Hepatology CME’ organized by the department of Medicine at Dr RPGMC, Tanda in July 2010.
  • Guest speaker on ‘Management of Chronic hepatitis C in Chronic kidney disease’ at a single theme meeting on ‘Clinical Advances in Viral hepatitis’ organized by the Kolkata Gastroenterologists Society in August 2010.
  • Guest speaker on ‘Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) – The Indian Scenario’ and ‘Chronic Hepatitis C – Treatment Guidelines for Physicians’ at the Annual conference of the Association of Physicians of India (HP chapter) held at Dr RPGMC, Tanda in September 2010.
  • Spoke on ‘Timing of Liver Transplantation’ at the Current Perspectives in Liver Diseases (CPLD) organized at AIIMS, New Delhi in September 2010.
  • Guest speaker on ‘Chemotherapy of HCV does not prevent HCC’ at the Mid-term conference of the Indian National association for the Study of Liver (INASL) held at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi in September 2010.
  • Guest speaker on ‘Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease’ at the Gastroenterology CME organized at Fortis Hospital, Mohali in October 2010
  • Guest speaker on ‘Pathogenesis of Lean NAFLD – Is it different? and ‘Chronic hepatitis B – what should be the end point of treatment ?’ and also a panelist on ‘Drug Induced Liver Injury’ at the Annual conference of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology (ISG) held at Hyderabad in November 2010.
  • Guest speaker on ‘HBV infection in ALF – Bystander or culprit’ at the single theme meeting of INASL on Acute Liver failure at Medanta, Medicity Gurgaon in December 2010
  • Guest speaker on ‘Management of HBV infection prior to cancer chemotherapy’ at the 3rd Kolkata Liver Meeting of Liver foundation, West Bengal held at Kolkata in December 2010.
  • Chaired a session on ‘Therapeutic EUS’ at the mid-term meeting of SGEI on ‘Endoscopic Ultrasound -2011’ held at Apollo Hospital, Kolkata in January 2011.

GUEST SPEAKER (2011-2012)

  • Guest Speaker on ‘Nonalcoholic Fatty liver disease’ and ‘Acute on chronic liver failure – Current concepts’ and at the LIVERCON 2011 organized by Hepatitis Foundation Tripura at Agartala in April 2011
  • Guest speaker on ‘Nonalcoholic Fatty liver disease’ at the Annual conference of West Bengal ISG chapter at Kolkata in May 2011.
  • Guest Speaker on ‘Hepatitis C- Natural history and management’ and ‘CHC and CKD- Management issues’ at the Gastroenterology CME organized at IGMC, Shimla in May 2011.
  • Speaker on Nonalcoholic Fatty liver disease – Is it really a serious disease at the Hepatology made easy for Pysicians CME oragnised at the Medanta Medicity Gurgaon in July 2011.
  • Guest speaker on ‘Burden of HCV in India’ at the symposium on “Clinical Advances in viral hepatitis’ at New Delhi on 6-7 August 2011.
  • Guest speaker on ‘Acute on Chronic Liver Failure’ at the Annual conference of the HP-API Chapter at Mandi in September 2011.
  • Invited speaker on 'Clinical spectrum of alcoholic and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease’ and ‘Clinician’s expectation in liver biopsy of chronic hepatitis’ at the 'CME in Liver Pathology 2011', held at the Department of Pathology, PGIMER Chandigarh on October 2, 2011.
  • Guest speaker in a debate on ‘Liver biopsy is essential for management of NASH’ at the Mid-term meeting of INASL organised by Sir Ganga Ram Hospital at New Delhi in October 2011.
  • Chaired a session on NAFLD/ NASH at ‘Hot topics in AASLD’ organised by Science First Communications at Hyderabad in December 2011.
  • Guest Speaker on ‘Post Transplant – NAFLD’ and ‘Epidemiology of NAFLD in Asia’ and Fibroscan Vs Liver Biopsy’ at the Fortis International Liver Summit at Chandigarh in March 2012.

GUEST SPEAKER (2012-2013)

  • Guest speaker at a CME on ‘Viral hepatitis’ organised by the Indian Dental Association, Chandigarh chapter on ‘29th July 2012.
  • Guest speaker at a CME on ‘Liver Transplantation’ organised by the Gastroenterology and Liver Forum, Chandigarh on 21st July 2012.
  • Guest Speaker on ‘Management of occupational exposure to HBV and HCV’ at a CME organised by the Prime Academic Society, at Chandigarh on 29th September 2012
  • Guest speaker on ‘Pathogenesis of Fibrosis in HBV cirrhosis and Liver Cancer’ at the single theme conference on HBV organised by Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver (APASL) at Dhaka, Bangladesh on 6-7th October, 2012.
  • Guest speaker on ‘Timing of Liver Transplantation’ at a CME organised by IMA Chandigarh in November, 2012.
  • Guest speaker at the NASH Conclave organized by Indian National Association for the study of Liver (INASL) at New Delhi on 3-4th November, 2012.
  • Guest speaker on ‘NAFLD – Indian scenario’ and ‘Role of Fibroscan in Liver Diseases’ at a CME organised by the Doctors’ Forum, Patiala on 26th December, 2012
  • Moderator at the ‘Hot topics at AASLD’ and the Guest speaker at the ‘4th Kolkata Liver Meeting - Indo – European Summit on NAFLD/ NASH’ organised by the Science First Communications and West Bengal Liver Foundation at Kolkata on 14th- 16th December, 2012.
  • Guest speaker on four topics at the Annual conference of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology and Midterm conference of the Indian National Association for the study of Liver (INASL) on 29th Nov – 2nd December, 2012 at Jaipur
  • Guest speaker on ‘Asymptomatic rise in Transaminases’ and ‘Fibroscan in Liver disease’ at LIVERCON 2013 on 20 – 21st April 2013 at Agartala Govt. Medical College, Agartala organised by the Hepatitis Foundation of Tripura.

GUEST SPEAKER (2013-2014)

  • Guest speaker on ‘Approach to a patient with asymptomatic rise in transaminases’ and ‘Treatment of Decompensated HBV cirrhosis’ at the ‘Gastroenterology CME cum Update’ organised at IGMC, Shimla on 29th- 30th June 2013
  • Guest speaker on ‘Liver biopsy is mandatory in the management of patients with NAFLD’ at the ‘ConverGE- Controversies to Consensus in Gastroenterology’ organised at Bangalore on 1st June 2013.
  • Guest speaker at a CME on ‘Hepatitis C Virus’ organised by the department of Gastroenterology, DMC, Ludhiana on Sunday, 4th August, 2013.
  • Guest speaker on ‘Should Hepatitis C Be treated in patients with chronic kidney disease Prior to kidney Transplant’ at the conference on “Controversies in Hepato-Biliary Diseases” organised by the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital on 7th and 8th September 2013 at New Delhi.
  • Presented a paper entitled ‘Genetic polymorphism in Cluster of differentiation 14 (CD14) gene C (-159) T is associated with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) at the Asian Pacific Digestive Week / World Congress of Gastroenterology 2013, held at Shanghai (China) from 21 – 24<,sup>th
  • September 2013.
  • Guest Speaker on ‘Monitoring and Management in Alcoholic Liver Disease’ at HPAPICON 2013 organised by the Association of Physicians- HP chapter on 16-18th October at Chail (HP)
  • Guest Speaker on ‘Vascular Diseases of Liver - Etiologies – Known and Unknown’ at the ‘CPLD- 2013’ organised at AIIMS, New Delhi on 5th- 6th October 2013.
  • Chaired a session on ‘Treatment of HCV prior to Renal and Liver Transplantation’ at the International symposium on Alcoholic Liver and Pancreatic Diseases and Cirrhosis organised by Institute of Liver Biliary Sciences (ILBS), New Delhi on 15-17th November at New Delhi.
  • Guest speaker on ‘Chronic HBV Infection in a Young patient: When to Treat?’ and ‘Interferon in Chronic Hepatitis B – Time for an Obituary’ at the Annual Conference of Indian Society of Gastroenterology at Ahmedabad from 28th Nov to 1st December 2013.
  • Delivered the prestigious ‘Zydus – Alidac Oration on ‘Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease – The Indian Scenario’ at the Annual Conference of Indian Society of Gastroenterology at Ahmedabad from 28th Nov to 1st December 2013.
  • Guest Speaker on ‘Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease’ at the CME - API-DIAS (Dissemination of Updated Information through API Speakers) organised by API on 22nd December, 2013 at Chandigarh.
  • Panelist in the session on ‘Acute on Chronic Liver Failure’ at the 2nd International Liver symposium organised by the Medanta Institute of Liver Diseases and Transplantation, Medanta- The Medicity, Gurgaon on 23-25th January 2014.
  • Guest speaker on ‘NAFLD’ at the North-East Gastro meet organised by the Guwahati Medical College on 1st and 2nd February, 2014 at Guwahati.
  • Guest speaker on ‘Molecular targets in NAFLD’ at the Indian Science Congress organised at Jammu on 4th February, 2014.
  • Guest Speaker on ‘Detection and Management of HCC’ at the APICON – 2014 organised by the Association of Physicians of India at Ludhiana on 20th February, 2014.
  • Guest speaker on ‘Treatment of CHC in patients with ESRD and renal transplantation’, ‘Treatment of CHC in the presence of hepatic steatosis and metabolic syndrome’ and ‘CHC in ESRD – PGIMER Experience ‘at the INASL – HCV Task Force Consensus meeting organised at SGPGI, Lucknow on 1st and 2nd March 2014.
  • Invited speaker in the Annual conference of the Indian National Association for the Study of Liver (INASL) organised at Jaipur from 28th – 30th March 2014 and gave three talks on ‘Nonalcoholic fatty Liver Disease’ and one talk on ‘Chronic hepatitis C.

GUEST SPEAKER (2014-2015)

  • Guest speaker on ‘Diagnostic and Management Issues in NAFLD’ in a CME on Hepatology organised by the Indian Association of Clinical Medicine, at Ludhiana on 5th April, 2014.
  • Guest speaker on ‘Management of Chronic Hepatitis B infection’ at the Biennial conference of the Gastrointestinal Society of India held at Govt Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh on 11th-12th April 2014
  • Chaired a session on ‘Intracranial Pressure Monitoring’ at the 3rd Transplant Anaesthesia and Critical Care Symposium (TRANCRIT) -2014, organised at Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, New Delhi on 17th May, 2014.
  • Guest speaker on ‘What is new in Hepatology in 2014’ at the Annual Gastroenterology Update organised by Asian Institute of Gastroenterology at Srinagar on 24th-25th May 2014.
  • Guest speaker in a debate on ‘Fibroscan’ at the ‘Converge 2014 – Controversies in Gastroenterology’ organised at New Delhi on 7th – 8th June 2014.
  • Expert in the ‘ICMR - Expert Group meeting on Viral Hepatitis’ organised by ICMR, New Delhi on 13th June 2014.
  • Guest speaker on ‘Post exposure prophylaxis for HBV and HCV’ in a CME organised by IMA, Shimla on 15th June 2014.
  • Guest speaker on ‘Acute on Chronic Liver Failure’ in a CME organised by Gut Chat Club, Kolkata on 22nd June, 2014.
  • Guest speaker on ‘Approach towards raised transaminases’ in a CME organised by API Chapter, Jabalpur (MP) on 23rd August, 2014.
  • Guest speaker on ‘Risk Factors and Pathogenesis of NAFLD’ at GASTROCON 2014, a National Task Force Meeting organised by Elsevier Health Sciences in Gurgaon on 31st August, 2014.
  • Guest speaker on ‘Liver Transplantation’ at the workshop for Transplant Coordinators organised at Command Hospital Chandimandir on 3rd September, 2014.
  • Guest speaker on ‘Acute on Chronic Liver Failure – Is there a consensus now? at a conference ‘Advances in Hepatology’ organised by the South Asian Association for the Study of Liver (SAASL) and Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi on 6th – 7th September 2014.
  • Guest speaker on ‘Case based approach in NAFLD’ in a gastroenterology CME organised by BL Kapur Hospital on 20-21 September, 2014.
  • Guest speaker on ‘Loco-regional therapy, surgical resection or liver transplantation for management of hepatocellular carcinoma’ at ‘GASTROCON – 2014’ organised by the department of Gastroenterology, MLN Medical College, Allahabad on 27th and 28th September, 2014.
  • Spoke on ‘Burden of Hepatitis C virus in India.’ at the Regional Council Members Meeting of the International Coalition for the Hepatology Education Providers (IC-HEP) held at Shanghai (China) on 21st September, 2014.
  • Panelist in the Pre-conference CME and workshop on ‘Advances in TTI testing’ organised by the department of Transfusion Medicine, PGIMER, Chandigarh on 15th October, 2014.
  • Guest speaker on ‘Non Invasive Assessment of Chronic Liver Disease’ at the Hepatology CME organised by the Amritsar Gastrosciences Forum at Amritsar on 5th November, 2014.
  • Invited faculty at the ‘Gastroenterology Young Masters Programme’ organised by Indian Society of Gastroenterology at AIIMS, New Delhi on 7- 9 November, 2014.
  • Speaker on ‘Hepatic Lipotoxicity’ at the annual conference of Endocrine Society of India, organised by the department of endocrinology at PGIMER, Chandigarh on 14-16th November, 2014.
  • Guest speaker on ‘Autoimmune Hepatitis’ at a conference on ‘Decision making in Gastroenterology’ organised by the Department of Gastroenterology, Army Hospital (R & R), New Delhi on 15-16th November, 2014.
  • Guest speaker at the CME - API-DIAS (Dissemination of Updated Information through API Speakers) organised by association of physicians of India (API) on 28nd December, 2014 at Chandigarh
  • Guest speaker on ‘Hepatic steatosis and development of diabetes mellitus’ and ‘HEV induced ACLF – what should we do?’ at the annual conference of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology (ISG) along with mid-term conference of the Indian National Association for the study of Liver (INASL) organised at Mumbai from 19-23rd December, 2014.
  • Guest speaker on ‘Hepatic Steatosis and Portal Hypertension’ at the 5th Liver Kolkata Meeting organised by Liver Foundation, West Bengal on 12-13th, December, 2014.
  • Panelist in a session on Blood safety at ‘AIDSCON – Towards AIDS free world’- a conference organised by the State AIDS control society at on 5th December, 2014 at Panjab University, Chandigarh.
  • Guest Speaker at on ‘NAFLD- Indian Scenario’ at the Gastrocon – 2015, organised by Midas Medical Foundation, Nagpur on 10th – 11th January, 2015 and spoke on ‘Obesity and Liver’ in a public forum organised by the same foundation on 10th January, 2015.
  • Expert at the ‘Drugs for neglected diseases initiative (DNDi) - AIIMS Brainstorming meeting on innovative strategy for Hepatitis C Drug development’ organised at New Delhi on 30th January, 2015.
  • Guest speaker on ‘Diabetes and NAFLD – What to do’ at the ‘Diabetes Forum 2015 – 1st symposium on therapeutics of Diabetes and Hypertension’ organised by the Department of Medicine, RPGMC, Tanda (HP).
  • Guest speaker on, ‘Nonalcoholic fatty Liver Disease’ at the North-East Gastro meet organised by the Guwahati Medical College on 31st January and 1st February, 2015 at Guwahati.
  • Speaker on ‘How to get your research published?’ at a Research methodology workshop organised at PGIMER, Chandigarh on 7th - 8th Feb 2015.
  • Guest speaker on ‘Case based approach in NAFLD’ at the annual conference of the association of physicians of India – APICON 2015 on 20th Feb, 2015 at Gurgaon.
  • Panelist in the panel discussion on ‘Post menopausal metabolic syndrome’ organised by Indian Menopause Society, Chandigarh on 28th Feb, 2015.
  • Guest speaker on ‘Approach to patient with HBsAg positive’, ‘Monitoring of treatment on CHB’ and ‘Post exposure prophylaxis for HBV’ at a workshop on hepatitis B virus organised by the department of health, Central Tibetan Administration, Dharamsala (HP) on March 14-15, 2015.
  • Speaker on ‘Health effects of obesity and alcohol’ at a workshop on non-communicable diseases organised by the School of Public Health, PGIMER, Chandigarh on 19th March, 2015.

GUEST SPEAKER (2015-2016)

  • Guest speaker on ‘Drugs in the pipeline for HCV treatment’ at INASL School of Hepatology organised at SGPGI Lucknow on 2nd April, 2015.
  • Guest Speaker on ‘Lean NASH – Is it different’ at the Mid-term ISGCON organised by Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi on 4th April, 2015.
  • Guest Speaker on ‘NAFLD and HCC’ at the ‘Clinical School of Hepatology’ on ‘Primary Liver Malignancies’ organised by Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS), New Delhi from 25-27th April, 2015.
  • Guest Speaker on ‘Recent advances in the treatment of Hepatocellular carcinoma’ in a CME on Advancements in GI Cancer Management organised by the Department of Radiotherapy and Oncology, GMCH, Chandigarh on 9th May, 2015.
  • Guest Speaker on ‘Definition of ACLF’ at the brainstorming session of ‘Indian consortium for ACLF research in the East’ on 13th and 14th June, 2015 at Gopalpur (Odisha).
  • Guest Speaker on ‘Stepwise approach in the management of NAFLD’ ‘at the symposium on ‘Fatty liver and Fibrosis’ organized by Apollo Hospital Chennai on 5th July, 2015.
  • Guest Speaker on ‘Post Liver Transplant Metabolic Syndrome’ at the second Transplant Hepatology course at Medanta, Medicity, Gurgaon on 22-23rd August, 2015
  • Guest Speaker on ‘ ACLF- The Indian Scenario’, “Link between NAFLD and HCC” and ‘HBsAg quantification – Additional biomarker for HBV management’ at the annual conference of the Indian National Association for study of the Liver (INASL), held at New Delhi from 31st July to 2nd August, 2015.
  • Moderator for ‘Management of HCV’ at ‘Gastroenterology – 2015’ organised by BLK-Centre for Digestive & Liver Diseases, New Delhi on 19th September, 2015.
  • Guest Speaker on ‘NAFLD should be treated by a Gastroenterologist’ at the conference ‘Decision making in Hepatobiliary diseases’ organised by Sir Ganga Ram Hospital New Delhi on 5-6th September, 2015.
  • Guest Speaker on ‘Hepatitis C in the Elderly’ at the Annual conference of the Indian academy of Geriatrics, organized at GMCH, Sec 32, Chandigarh on 31st October, 2015.
  • Guest Speaker on ‘Management of CHC’ at the annual conference of the Association of Physicians of India (HP Chapter) held at Chail (HP) on 3rd October, 2015.
  • Invited faculty at the Annual conference of Gastroenterology held at Indore in November 2015 and gave two talks on ‘Work up in NAFLD – How far to go?’ and ‘Definition of ACLF- Work in progress’.
  • Guest Speaker on ‘Antivirals in HCV related HCC’ and chaired sessions on ‘Molecular diagnosis of HCV’ and ‘DAAs access through ECHO’ at the Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver (APASL) single theme conference on HCV organised by ILBS, New Delhi on 18-20th December 2015.
  • Guest Speaker on ‘Managment of HCV in CKD and post renal transplantation’ at the INASL Consortium for ACLF Research and Education (ICARE) meeting at SGPGI Lucknow from 4th March to 6th March 2016.

GUEST SPEAKER (2016-2017)

  • Chaired a session on ‘Designing Clinical trials in Hepatic Encephalopathy’ at the 19th ISHEN symposium organised at Gurgaon, Delhi (NCR) from 9-11th March, 2017
  • Chaired a session on ‘Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease’ at the 8th Ramanbhai Foundation, International Symposium on ‘Current Trends in Healthcare - Advances in New Drug Discovery Development’ at Ahmedabad from 2-4th February, 2017
  • Guest speaker on “NASH: do we really have an effective treatment?” Organised at Mumbai , APICON 2017 from 27-28th January, 2017
  • Chaired a session on “Management of ARDS in a Cirrhotic” organised by Institute of liver and Biliary sciences (ILBS) – Intensive care,from 24-25th January, 2017
  • Guest speaker on ‘Auto-immune Hepatitis’ at the ‘GI Immunology and Inflammation - Bridging the Clinician-Scientist Gap’ conference organised jointly by the Department of Gastroenterology, AIIMS New Delhi and Harvard Medical School, Boston at New Delhi on 14th and 15th January, 2017.
  • Guest speaker on “LiverAGE (Advanced Graduate Education)” training programme organised by Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, Hyderabad from 6-8th January, 2017.
  • Guest Speaker on ‘Can we predict future in NAFLD’, Expert on NAFLD in the session ‘Coffee with Experts’ and Chaired the ‘Datta Memorial Oration’ at the Annual conference of Indian Society of Gastroenterology organised at New Delhi on 15-18th December, 2016
  • Guest speaker on “Weight reduction, lifestyle modifications and bariatric surgery - the traditional in NAFLD” at Kolkata Liver Meeting organised by School of Digestive and Liver Diseases, Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research Kolkata and Liver Foundation, West Bengal on 1st – 3rd December, 2016.
  • Guest speaker on ‘Step-wise Approach in NAFLD’ at the Medicine Update being organised by department of Medicine at NSCB Govt. Medical College, Jabalpur (MP) on 19th-20th November, 2016.
  • Chaired the session on “Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease at the 15th Current Perspectives in Liver Diseases (CPLD) with single theme meeting on ‘New Horizons in the management of Liver diseases’ held at Chandigarh on 26-27th November, 2016.
  • Guest Speaker on ‘Role of Viral Load and genotyping in HBV and HCV infection’ at the Microcon 2016 – Annual conference of the Indian Society of Microbiology organised at Chandigarh on 25-27th November, 2016
  • Guest speaker on ‘Nutritional Approach in NAFLD – Facts and Fantasies’ at the Annual conference of Indian society of clinical nutrition being organised at Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, New Delhi from 14-16th October, 2016.
  • Guest Speaker on ‘ Management of CHC in CKD and post renal transplantation’ at the ISOT 2016 – Annual conference of the Indian Society of Organ Transplantation organised at Chandigarh on 7-9th October, 2016
  • Guest Speaker on ‘ Acute on Chronic Liver failure (ACLF) – Definition and prognosis at the Gastroenterology CME organised by the department of Gastroenterology, PGIMER, Chandigarh on 1-2nd October, 2016
  • Guest speaker on ‘Liver biopsy vs Fibroscan’ at the Gastroenterology CME being organised at IGMC, Shimla on 27th August, 2016.
  • Guest Speaker on ‘Management of Viral Hepatitis in Pregnancy’ at the Gynaecological CME organised by FOGSI in Chandigarh on 18th July, 2016
  • Guest speaker on ‘Simple steatosis – Is it really benign’, ‘HCC in Non-cirrhotic NASH’, ‘ACLF – The Indian Scenario’ and ‘ HCV – Indian Registry’ at the annual conference of the Indian National Association for study of the liver (INASL), organised at Gurgaon, Delhi (NCR) from 5-7th August, 2016.
  • Guest speaker on ‘Treatment and Prevention of Viral Hepatitis’ at the Public Lecture series on ’Viral Hepatitis in India’ organised by department of Gastroenterology, AIIMS, New Delhi on the occasion of World hepatitis day on 28th July, 2016.
  • Guest Speaker on ‘ Staging of HCC – Loco-regional Perspective’ organised at a Radiology CME on IRE at Chandigarh on 29-30th April, 2016
  • Guest speaker on ‘Acute on Chronic Liver Failure’ at the “Purbanchal GastroCon” 2016 organized by Gut Chat Club, Kolkata on 9th and 10th April 2016.
  • Guest Speaker on ‘ Non-invasive assessment of NAFLD’ at the 3rd International Liver Symposium organised by the Medanta, The Medicity at Gurgaon, Delhi (NCR) on 2-3rd April 2016

GUEST SPEAKER (2017-2018)

  • Guest Speaker on “‘New Molecular Targets for the Treatment of NASH’ at the ‘Workshop on Liver Diseases and Diabetes – Indo-French Perspective’ organised by Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS), New Delhi on 26th April, 2017.
  • Invited Expert- Medical Council of India’s Meeting of Expert Group to finalise the Syllabus, Teacher Eligibility Qualifications (TEQ) and Minimum Standard Requirements (MSR) for DM in Hepatology on 1st May, 2017 at New Delhi.
  • Guest speaker on - ‘Recurrent Diseases after Liver Transplantation – NASH, AIH, PSC’ at the "Third Transplant Hepatology Course 2017" at Medanta ‐ The Medicity, Gurgaon’ on 13th - 14th May, 2017 .
  • Member of the NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council) Peer Team to Visit - “Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, Delhi" from 19th – 21st June 2017 for Assessment and Accreditation of the institution.
  • Guest speaker on’ Role of genetics and microbiota in NAFLD’ at the ‘South Asian Association for the Study of the Liver (SAASL) Meeting’ organised by Sri Lanka Society of Gastroenterology at Colombo, Sri Lanka on 21st - 22nd July, 2017.
  • Guest speaker on ‘PPAR Agonists in NASH’ at the "Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: National Conclave on Emerging Therapies", organised by Fortis Medical Centre Institute, in Delhi on 25th June, 2017.
  • Speaker on - three talks at the 25th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Indian National Association for Study of the Liver (INASL), organised from 3-6th August, 2017 at New Delhi.
  • Guest speaker on ‘Recent Advances in the Pharmacological Treatment of NASH’ and a Panelist on ‘Obesity Management’ at the ‘GUT-2017- Annual Scientific Meeting of the Malaysian Society of Gastroenterology and Hepatology’ organised at Penang, Malaysia from 11-13th August, 2017.
  • Guest speaker on ‘Metabolic syndrome and NAFLD – the bidirectional link’ at the Asia Pacific Digestive Week (APDW 2017) organised at Hong Kong, China from 23rd – 26th September, 2017.
  • Guest speaker at the ‘Advances in Hepatobiliary Diseases – Clinician’s Perspective’ organised by Institute of Liver Gastroenterology & Pancreaticobiliary Sciences (ILGPS), Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi on 2nd-3rd September, 2017.
  • Guest speaker at the third module of ‘Hepatology Training Program for Young Gastroenterologists (HTYG) on ACLF’ organised by Spare Liver Trust at Fortis Escorts Hospital, New Delhi on 9th September, 2017.
  • Guest speaker on ‘Liver Assist Devices for ACLF” at the ‘Current Perspectives in Liver Diseases – CPLD 2017’ organised by All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi on 7- 8th October, 2017
  • Invited expert for the ‘Meeting of the National Action Plan for Viral hepatitis and Formulation of Strategic Plan Draft’ organised by National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare at New Delhi on 12-13th October, 2017.
  • Guest speaker on -‘Treatment approach in HCC’ at the ‘INASL LI-RADS HCC Consensus Meet’ organised at Gurgaon on 25th -26th November, 2017.
  • Guest speaker on -‘Newer modalities for the assessment of Hepatic Fibrosis’ and ‘Emerging pharmacological treatment of NASH’ at the annual conference of Indian Society of Gastroenterology, held at Bhubaneswar in December, 2017
  • Guest speaker on -‘Newer drugs for the treatment of NAFLD’ at the ‘North East Gastro Meet’ organised by the Department of Gastroenterology, Guwahati (Assam) on 3-4th February, 2018
  • Guest faculty - at the ‘Gastroenterology Young Masters (GYM)’ organised by the Indian Society of Gastroenterology at AIIMS, New Delhi on 9-11th February, 2018.
  • Guest speaker on ‘Approach to elevated ALT – A panel discussion’ at the ‘Gastrocon-2018’ CME organised by Midas Medical Foundation and Research Institute, Nagpur on 17-18th February, 2018.
  • Invited faculty - Gave three talks and chaired a session at the ‘APASL -2018’ Annual conference of the Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver organised by ILBS at New Delhi on 14-18th March, 2018.