Track Categories

The track category is the heading under which your abstract will be reviewed and later published in the conference printed matters if accepted. During the submission process, you will be asked to select one track category for your abstract.

Gastroenterology is the field of medicine devoted specifically to treatment of the digestive system. The gastrointestinal tract is a tube-like structure which extends from the mouth to the anus. Histologically the gut comprises of four main layers:  the mucosa, which comprises epithelial cells (enterocytes, endocrine cells and others), the lamina propria and the muscularis mucosae; the submucosal; two muscle layers, an inner thick circular layer and an outer thin longitudinal layer; and a serosal layer. Functionally, the gastrointestinal tract supplies the body, including the gut itself, with nutrients, electrolytes and water by performing five different functions: motility, secretion, digestion, absorption and storage. The gut coordinates these functions by two control systems, intrinsic and extrinsic.  

  • Track 1-1Gastroenterology
  • Track 1-2Causes of gastrointestinal disorders
  • Track 1-3Diagnosis of gastrointestinal disorders
  • Track 1-4Gastrointestinal disorders: Treatment and management
  • Track 1-5Clinical research in gastroenterology
  • Track 1-6Novel innovations in gastroenterology

Gastroenterology is the field of medicine focused on the digestive system and its disorders. Diseases affecting the gastrointestinal tract, which include the organs from mouth to anus, along the alimentary canal, are the focus of this speciality. Physicians practicing in this field are called gastroenterologists. A gastroenterologist should understand the normal physiology of the alimentary canal organs in order to continue healthy digestion, absorption of nutrients, and excretion of waste for further metabolic processes. Gastroenterology branch includes the normal function and diseases of the esophagus, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts, liver stomach, small intestine, colon and rectum.

  • Track 2-1Imaging techniques
  • Track 2-2Current endoscopic management
  • Track 2-3Colonoscopy: basic principles and novel techniques
  • Track 2-4Novel innovations in gastroenterology

Pediatric Gastroenterology concerned with treating the gastrointestinal tract disorders of infants until age eighteen. Diseases concerned with are acute diarrhea, persistent vomiting, gastritis, and problems with the development of the gastric tract. Pediatric gastroenterology has grown greatly in North America and Europe. A pediatrician can provide treatment to many gastric diseases, but chronic diseases, related with the nutrition of the children, the pancreas or the liver needs to be treated by a specialist.

  • Track 3-1Pediatric Diet
  • Track 3-2Pediatric gastrointestinal disease
  • Track 3-3Pediatric gastrointestinal surgery
  • Track 3-4Pediatric hepatology
  • Track 3-5Pediatric gastric problems
  • Track 3-6Pediatric intestinal transplantation

Neuro-gastroenterology mainly focuses on the functions, malfunctions, and the malformations of the sympathetic and parasympathetic divisions of the digestive tract. Neuro-gastroenterology  is the study of the gut nerve and muscle physiology and morphology, and its interactions with the nervous system, the brain, hormones, neurotransmitters, pharmacology. Neuro-gastroenterology includes various sub disciplines that focus on the sensory neurobiology, motor function,  gut and brain interactions as well as the understanding and management of gastrointestinal motility and functional gastrointestinal disorders.

  • Track 4-1New technologies in clinical neuro-gastroenterology
  • Track 4-2Neurologic Aspects of gastrointestinal disease
  • Track 4-3Bio-markers in Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Track 4-4Treatment of visceral pain
  • Track 4-5Enteric Nervous System
  • Track 4-6Peristaltic Reflex

Stomach related framework surgery, or Gastrointestinal surgery, can be partitioned into upper Gastrointestinal surgery and lower Gastrointestinal surgery. Upper gastrointestinal surgery, regularly alluded to as upper Gastrointestinal surgery, alludes to a routine with regards to surgery that spotlights on the upper parts of the gastrointestinal tract. Lower gastrointestinal surgery incorporates colorectal surgery and surgery of the small digestive system.

  • Track 5-1Colorectal surgery
  • Track 5-2Adrenalectomy
  • Track 5-3Bariatric surgery
  • Track 5-4Nissen fundoplication
  • Track 5-5Pancreaticoduodenectomy

The new age of nanotechnology has signaled a stream of entrepreneurial possibilities in various areas, form industry to medicine. Drug delivery has benefited the most by introducing nanostructured systems in the transport and controlled release of therapeutic molecules at targeted sites associated with a particular disease. The well-characterized antimicrobial activities of numerous nanoparticles are currently being considered as a reliable and efficient alternative to the eminent world crisis in antimicrobial drug discovery. Drug loads can be delivered directly to the site of action, which can result in a reduction in incidence and severity of adverse systemic effects. The well-characterized antimicrobial activities of numerous nanoparticles are currently being considered as a reliable and efficient alternative to the eminent world crisis in antimicrobial drug discovery. Various applications of the most recently developed nanomaterials that have tremendous potential for the detection and treatment of gastrointestinal diseases.

  • Track 6-1Applications of nanotechnology in gastroenterology
  • Track 6-2Nano medicines in gastroenterology and hepatology
  • Track 6-3Nano-particles exposure to gastrointestinal tract
  • Track 6-4Parameters affecting nano-particles in gastrointestinal tract

Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology related to the basic science underlying digestive diseases and gastrointestinal cell biology, with particular emphasis on technological and thematic innovations in the field. Metaplasia, the procedure in which one kind of grown-up tissue replaces another, is a result of endless tissue injury. In the throat, gastroesophageal reflux sickness (GERD) is the condition that incessantly harms the squamous epithelium and causes its substitution by the intestinal-sort, columnar epithelium of Barrett's esophagus. The cell of beginning for this columnar metaplasia stays obscure, yet various competitors have been proposed. For instance, GERD may cause develop esophageal squamous cells to change into columnar cells (trans differentiation) or invigorate juvenile esophageal forebear cells (in the squamous epithelium or in the channels of esophageal submucosal organs) to separate unusually into Short-entrail disorder (SBS) happens after a long surgical resection of small digestive system.

  • Track 7-1Genetics in gastrointestinal diseases
  • Track 7-2Esophageal Sub mucosal Glands: structure and function
  • Track 7-3Metaplasia
  • Track 7-4Inflammatory Cytokines

The function of the Gastrointestinal system is to process nutrients and energy from food and fluids that you ingest. To do this, the Gastrointestinal system first needs to break foods down or 'digest' them into their simplest forms. The process of digestion breaks starch and sugars from carbohydrate-rich foods such as bread, potatoes and pasta into simple sugars such as glucose and fructose. In people with Gastrointestinal Disorders, these functions are impaired. Digestion of foods can be reduced, so fewer nutrients are converted into a usable form. The symptoms of the presence of a digestive disease are bloody stool, constipation , abdominal cramps, weight loss, heartburn, pale skin or yellowish skin. 

  • Track 8-1Gastrointestinal functional and motility disorders
  • Track 8-2Upper gastrointestinal disorders
  • Track 8-3Lower gastrointestinal disorders
  • Track 8-4Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Track 8-5Challenges in severe digestive disorders

The bacterial cells harbored within the human gastrointestinal tract outnumber the host’s cells by a factor of 10 and the genes encoded by the bacteria resident within the gastrointestinal tract outnumber their host’s genes by more than 100 times. These human digestive-tract associated microbes are referred to as the gut microbiome. The human gut microbiome and its role in both health and disease has been the subject of extensive research, establishing its involvement in human metabolism, nutrition, physiology, and immune function.

  • Track 9-1Microbes and immune regulation
  • Track 9-2Gut microbiota and brain function
  • Track 9-3Metabolic disorders
  • Track 9-4Dietary interventions
  • Track 9-5Fecal microbiota transplantation

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Gastroenterology involves comprehensive detection, treatment and management options for patients with acute and chronic gastrointestinal conditions. Gastrointestinal diseases are at an all-time high. According to various studies, 1 in 4 people is suffering from at least one of the gastrointestinal infections at any given point in time. The gastrointestinal diseases require treatment and the pharmacological treatment are divided into 2 categories- the prescription drugs and Over the Counter (OTC) drugs. Gastrointestinal drugs are prescribed based on the diagnostic results yielded during the hematological or imaging tests. The most common diagnosis is done through endoscopy.

  • Track 10-1Capsule Endoscopy
  • Track 10-2Colonoscopic Polypectomy
  • Track 10-3Double Balloon Enteroscopy
  • Track 10-4Latest advances in gastrointestinal therapeutics
  • Track 10-5Gastrointestinal advanced treatment procedure

 Gastroenteritis, commonly referred to as the "stomach flu, include combination of diarrheavomiting, and abdominal pain. Fever, lack of energy, and dehydration may also occur. This typically lasts less than two weeks. Depending on the cause, viral gastroenteritis symptoms may appear within one to three days after you're infected and can range from mild to severe Gastroenteritis can be due to infections by virusesbacteriaparasites, and fungus. The most common cause is viruses. In children rotavirus is the most common cause of severe disease.  .Gastroenteritis basically occurs due to eating improperly prepared foods, drinking contaminated water, or through close contact with an individual who is already infected. Treatment initially consists of self-care measures.

  • Track 11-1Viral gastroenteritis
  • Track 11-2Bacterial gastroenteritis
  • Track 11-3Food-borne germs and illnesses
  • Track 11-4Gastroenteritis treatment
  • Track 11-5Gastroenteritis: clinical trials

Gastrointestinal tract, including the liver and pancreas, is a complex system whose function is to process a wide range of nutrient and other products enabling their absorption as well as detoxification and excretion. During the process, food is converted into energy and into other substances that are used by cells throughout the entire body. Many diseases can affect the various organs of the gastrointestinal system and diet plays a relatively minor role in the onset of such gastrointestinal diseases. Gastrointestinal disease many result from deficiency or excess of specific nutrients in normal individuals. In allergic or susceptible subjects, diseases such as food allergy, disaccharidase intolerance and gluten sensitive enteropathy may occur with intake of normal daily requirements. It is also vital to understand the role of obesity and common eating disorders in regards to gastroenterology as well as the techniques of enteral and parenteral nutrition support.

  • Track 12-1Diet and obesity
  • Track 12-2Malnutrition
  • Track 12-3Anorexia Nervosa
  • Track 12-4Bulimia Nervosa
  • Track 12-5Behavioural and environmental factors causing obesity
  • Track 12-6Research advances in Obesity

Gastrointestinal Neoplasms refers to the group of cancers that affect the digestive system which includes cancers of the oesophagus, gallbladder, liver, pancreas, stomach, small intestine, bowel and anus. Symptoms of Gastrointestinal cancer related to the organ affected and can cause difficulty in swallowing or defecating, abnormal bleeding or other associated problems. Diagnosis of Gastrointestinal tumors ususally requires endoscopy, followed by biopsy of suspicious tissue. Treatment for Gastrointestinal cancer will depend on the type of cancer, the stage or its development, and other health factors. Treatment commonly includes surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy. The treatment depends on the location of the tumor, as well as the type of cancer cell and whether it has invaded other tissues or spread elsewhere. Gastrointestinal cancer is the most common form of cancer. More than 24,000 Australians are diagnosed with it each year and 33 Australians die of it each day. Gastrointestinal cancers do not discriminate between men and women.

  • Track 13-1Esophageal cancer
  • Track 13-2Colorectal Cancer
  • Track 13-3Pancreatic Cancer
  • Track 13-4Gastric Cancer
  • Track 13-5Gastrointestinal Cancer: Treatment & Management
  • Track 13-6Novel approaches for radiation therapy for gastrointestinal cancers

Organ Transplantation is a boon to the mankind whose internal organs have started to deteriorate and is no longer functioning. Although, with the regular lifestyle changes and the disease progression, the patients requiring transplant is ever increasing while the organ donors are lesser in number. Organ Transplantation is suggested only when the organ has stopped responding to the treatments and is almost failing. Most of the organs in the gastrointestinal tract can be transplanted. For being eligible to be able to receive a transplanted organ, one should be able to satisfy all the required regulations set by the transplantation committee. 

  • Track 14-1Kidney and pancreas transplant
  • Track 14-2Liver and intestine transplant
  • Track 14-3Intestine transplantation
  • Track 14-4Current status of intestinal transplantation

The study of livergallbladderbiliary tree, and pancreas as well as diagnosis and treatment of their disorders. More than two billion people have been infected with hepatitis B virus at some point in their life, and approximately 350 million have become persistent carriers. Over two billion individuals have been infected with hepatitis B at some point and around 350 million people are persistent carriers.  Hepatitis affects millions of individuals and is associated with several poor outcomes including liver transplant and liver cancer. Approximately 80% of liver cancers can be attributed to either hepatitis B or hepatitis C virus. With more wide spread implementation of vaccination and strict screening before blood transfusion, lower infection rates are expected in the future.

  • Track 15-1Hepatocarcinoma
  • Track 15-2Viral hepatitis
  • Track 15-3Hepatotoxicity
  • Track 15-4Liver cirrhosis
  • Track 15-5Liver diseases: Diagnosis and treatment