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Dr. C. R. Das
Dr. Sreejoy Patnaik
Organising Secretary



Dear Friends,

Greetings from the IAGES 2019 Organising Committee !
It gives us immense pleasure & privilege to invite you to the 16th National Congress of IAGES (Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endosurgeons) 2019, to be held from February 7-9, 2019, at Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

The Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endosurgeons (IAGES) is an organisation of surgeons formed to promote & spread the advancement of Endoscopic surgery throughout India & beyond. The advancements in technology has resulted in significant changes in treatment of patients. IAGES, is a growing & dynamic organisation.

IAGES 2019, having the theme of “Expanding new horizons and meeting new challenges”, aims at sharing the significant strides made in the field of minimal invasive surgery, both in endoscopy & laparoscopy. This social & academic event is being organised by IAGES ODISHA TEAM for the 1st time.

It will be an academic feast with the finest congregation of national & international faculty, who will share their knowledge & expertise, and contribute to the development of future trends in laparoscopic surgeries.

It would provide a great opportunity for learning, sharing your experiences, and meeting the stalwarts in the field of Minimal Access Surgery.

The conference will feature workshops, CME lectures, scientific sessions; with various national & international exhibitors showcasing the latest that science & technology has to offer. This conference would provide an excellent platform for presenting research work, new ideas, and learning new skills from the hands-on pre-congress workshop on February 6.

Academics apart, there would always be the lure and opportunity to immerse in the scenic & serene tourist spots near Bhubaneswar. The world renowned Golden triangle of Bhubaneswar, Puri & Konark is waiting to be re-explored ! A bouquet of social entertainment shall keep the visitors enthralled.

So, get ready to take a trip in the ocean of skills, knowledge & innovations & be a part of the most exciting event on the 2019 IAGES calendar.

Once again we extend a warm invitation to all of you to join us in Feb 2019 at the IAGES 2019 at SOA(Siksha 'O' Anusandhan) University, Bhubaneswar.

We eagerly await your participation !