Scientific Program

Day 1 (28 Sept 2013)

Time Subjects Chairpersons
8.00am - 8.50am Registration  
8.50am - 9.00am Welcome address by Ramesh Gurunathan  
9.00am - 10.55am Gastric Cancer Symposium 1 Dharmendran & Mahadevan
9.00am - 9.20am New technologies in diagnosis of Gastric Cancer Akiko Shiotani
9.20am - 9.40am How to tailor preoperative work up Ahmad Sudirman
9.40am - 10.00am Prevention of Gastric Cancer by H Pylori eradication - The Japanese Experience Tomoari Kamada
10.00am - 10.20am Diagnotic laparoscopy: why, when and how Ramesh Gurunathan
10.20am - 10.40am Managing Post op complications after gastrectomy Ahmad Mardzuki
10.40am - 10.55am Q & A session  
10.55am - 11.10am Tea Break  
11.10am - 1.00pm Gastric Cancer Symposium 2 Azrina & Vijaya Shankar
11.10am - 11.30am LADG preserving Vagus Nerve Matsumoto Hideo
11.30am - 11.50am Linitis plastica: treatment options Jimmy So
11.50am - 12.10pm Endoscopic therapy for early cancer in the Upper GI tract Sanjiv Mahadeva
12.10pm - 12.30pm Treatment options for gastric GIST Nik Ritza
12.30pm - 12.50pm Improving Survival in inoperable gastric cancer Sangeetha
12.50pm - 1.00pm Q&A session  
1.00pm - 2.00pm Lunch Symposium Astra - Chairperson: Kandasami P
Peptic Ulcer Bleeding in 2013: Where are we with the current treatment strategies
Jose D, Sollano JR
2.00pm - 3.40pm Esophageal Cancer Symposium Chin KF, Ramesh G
2.00pm - 2.20pm Treatment strategies for Barrett's High grade Dysplasia Tan Huck Joo
2.20pm - 2.40pm Nerve preserving partial cardiectomy Matsumoto
2.40pm - 3.00pm Optimal nodal dissection for adenocarcinoma esophagus Philip Chiu
3.00pm - 3.20pm Definitive radiotherapy for SCC Esophagus: Comparable to Surgery? Muhammad Azrif
3.20pm - 3.40pm Less invasive esophagectomy for cancer patients - Surgical Oncotaxis Toshihiro Hirai
3.40pm - 4.00pm Q & A session  

Day 2 (29 Sept 2013)

Time Subjects Chairperson
8.30am - 10.00am GERD and Achalasia Symposium Andrew Gunn, A. Sudirman
8.30am - 8.50am Risks and benefits of surgery for GERD Wei Jie Lee
8.50am - 9.10am Refractory GERD Sheik Anwar
9.10am - 9.30am POEM for achalasia Philip Chiu
9.30am - 9.50am Debate: Endoscopic Treatment vs Surgery for achalasia Ganes & Jimmy So
9.50am - 10.00am Q & A session  
10.00am - 10.30am Tea Break  
10.30am - 12.00pm Obesity Symposium Nik Ritza, A. Mardzuki
10.30am - 10.50am Metabolic Surgery: The asian perspective Suthep U
10.50am - 11.10am Detecting and managing complications of Metabolic Surgery Asim Shabbir
11.10am - 11.30am Pre op nutrition optimization of upper GI cancers Chin KF
11.30am - 11.50am Q & A session  
11.50am - 12.00pm Closing remarks