Friday, September 22, 2017

International medical conference to be held in Yangon next month

Myanmar will host its second conference dedicated to the fields of gastroenterology and hepatology next month, according to organisers.

The two-day conference will be conducted by the Myanmar Medical Association’s Gastroenterology and Liver Society on January 28-29 at Traders Hotel, Dr Khin Maung Win, a professor of hepatology, said at a press conference last week.

Myanmar doctors will have chance to discuss modern medical techniques with about 60 colleagues from France, Russia, the United Kingdom, the United States, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and the Philippines.

“This conference will benefit Myanmar doctors because they will be able to discuss special medical technology with their international counterparts,” said Dr Tin Tin May, a retired professor and head of the Gastroenterology Department at Yangon General Hospital.

Topics to be discussed at the conference include treatments for hepatitis B and C, liver cancer, liver diseases, liver transplantations and gastroenteritis.

“We chose topics that all doctors can easily understand. The talks will provide information on up-to-date treatment methods for diseases that are common in Myanmar,” Dr Khin Maung Win said.

The conference will include individual lectures on gastroenterology, or the study of digestive system, and hepatology, the study of the liver and pancreas, as well as symposiums on particular topics.

A special feature of the conference will be a “meet the experts luncheon” program, which will give doctors the chance to discuss medical topics with their foreign counterparts.

“Attending international medical conferences is expensive and difficult for Myanmar doctors. Now they can gain cutting-edge medical knowledge here in Myanmar. It is a chance for us to improve our medical standards,” said Dr Than Than Swe, a retired professor and head of the Department of Gastroenterology at Thingangyun Sanpya General Hospital said.

About 400 tickets are on offer, priced at K30,000 for local doctors and US$150 for foreigners, on a first-come, first-served basis.

Registration forms are available at the respective departments of Yangon General Hospital, Thingangyun Sanpya General Hospital, Mandalay General Hospital, the 30th Street Clinic and Novel Square Clinic.

Alternatively, contact 30th Street Clinic on (01) 371-661, 371-662 or 30thclinic@mptmail.net.mm for more information.

Myanmar’s first gastroenterology and hepatology conference was held in February 2010.