Apollo Hospitals Convenes the 3rd Edition of International Colorectal Symposium 2019

Apollo Hospitals Convenes the 3rd Edition of International Colorectal Symposium 2019

 Apollo Hospitals Convenes the 3rd Edition of International Colorectal Symposium 2019

Chennai, March 21st 2019: The Institute of Colorectal Surgery at Apollo Hospitals in Chennai in  collaboration wi th Cleveland clinic, USA and University College London, UK to conduct the 3rd  Apollo International Colorectal Symposium 2019” in Chennai between 22nd – 24th of March 2019. The conference will be a platform to unite sp ecialist from around the globe to share their expertise in Colorectal Cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Colon Cancer is the third most common cancer across the world, accounting for nearly 6, 94, 000 deaths per y ear worldwide. Out of 1.4 million new cases diagnosed every year, one in three cases of colorectal cancers are found to be localised in the rectum. This symposium congregates the unified spectrum of colorectal cancer, reg arding its prevention, analysis, treatment, supportive care, quality-of-life. It includes the use of technologies, both in diagnosis and treatment against colorectal cancer.

Rectal cancer, Anatomical considerations in rectal cancer, Emerging and new technologies available for colorectal surgery and treatment Robotics in Rectal cancer treatment, Adjuvant Chemotherapy in Colon Cancer, Global sc enario on the  colorectal disease pattern, Multidisciplinary management of Colorectal Diseases, Colorectal Liver Metas tasis Management, Cytoreduction Surgery etc, will be the primary subjects discussed during the two day confer ence.

Speaking to the media gathering, Ms. Preetha Reddy, Vice Chairperson, Apollo Hospitals Group said, “In India, the incidences of this deadly disease are rising due sedentary lifestyle and associated dietary habits resulting in more number of people being diagnosed with the disease at an earlier age. Therefore, it is important spread aw areness about colorectal cancer. Colon cancer has a strong genetic predisposition, hence, preventive care is reco mmended to identify the threat much earlier and increase the scope of getting it treated successfully. “

Dr. Venkatesh Munikrishnan, Colorectal & Gastrointestinal Surgeon, Apollo Hospitals said, “More than 450 colo rectal procedures are done every year with major focus on management of colorectal diseases. Colorectal canc ers are completely curable on early detection, with improved techniques and new surgical approaches. New less invasive surgical techniques are performed at Apollo Hospitals for the treatment of Colon Cancer and we are seeing excellent results. Apollo Institute of Colorectal Surgery focuses on preventive methods and screening pr ogrammes.  Changing to healthy food habits with high fibre and regular exercise might help in bringing down the occurrence. This conference

Photo Caption: (From Left to Right) : Prof. Hakan Yanar, Colorectal Surgeon, LIV Hospital, Istanbul, Dr. Matthew Albert, Colorectal Surgeon, Florida, Dr.Jay Warusavitarne, Colorectal Surgeon, St.Marks Hospital, London,  Dr. Venkatesh Munikr ishnan, Colorectal & Gastrointestinal Surgeon, Apo llo Hospitals, Prof. Steven Wexner Chairman of Colo rectal Surgery, University College,UK, Ms. Preetha Reddy, Vice Chairperson, Apollo Hospitals Group, Prof. Conor Delaney, Digestive Su rgery, Cleveland Clinic, USA, Prof.Scott Steele, Colorectal Surgeon,Cleveland Clinic, USA.

will provide an international platform to discuss the present and future challenges in treating genetical and imm unological disorders, symptoms & analysis of colorectal cancer. ”

The International Colorectal Symposium scheduled on the 22nd to 24th of March 2019 will be a platform to over —- Delegates, Surgeons, Phycisians, Nurses  and other healthcare professionals for exchanging innovative tho ughts and development in the field of Colorectal Surgery and Cancer.   It will host international surgeons and phy sicians including Prof. Steven Wexner Chairman of Colorectal Surgery, Director- Digestive Disease Cen te r,Univ ersity College,UK,  Prof. Antonio M Lacy Spain, Chief of the Gastrointestinal Surgery Department Hos pital Clini c Barcelona, Spain President of AIS Channel,  Dr. Manish Chand involved in the multidisciplinary management of colorectal diseases.


It was in 1983, that Dr. Prathap Reddy made a pioneering endeavour by launching India’s first corporate hospital – Apollo Hospitals in Chennai. Over the years Apollo Hospitals has established itself as home to the largest car diac practice in India with over 160,000 cardiac surgeries. Apollo Hospitals is also the world’s largest private ca ncer care provider and runs the world’s leading solid organ transplant program. As Asia’s largest and most trus ted healthcare group, its presence includes 9,215 beds across 64 Hospitals, 2,500 Pharmacies, over 90 Primary Care and Diagnostic Clinics, 110  plus Telemedicine Centres and 80 plus Apollo Munich Insurance branches spa nning   the length and breadth of the Country.

As an integrated healthcare service provider with Health Insurance services, Global Projects Consultancy capa bility, over 15 medical education centres and a Research Foundation with a focus on global Clinical Trials, epide miological studies, stem cell & genetic research Apollo Hospitals has been at the forefront of new medical break throughs with the most recent investment being that of commissioning the first Proton Therapy Center across Asia, Africa and Australia in Chennai, India. Every four days, the Apollo Hospitals Group touches a million lives, in its mission to bring healthcare of International standards within the reach of every individual.

In a rare honour, the Government of India issued a commemorative stamp in recognition of Apollo’s contri but ion, the first for a healthcare organization. Apollo Hospitals Chairman, Dr. Prathap C Reddy, was conferred with the prestigious Padma Vibhushan in 2010. For more than 30 years, the Apollo Hospitals Group has continuously excelled and maintained leadership in medical innovation, world-class clinical services and cutting-edge techn ology. Our hospitals are consistently ranked amongst the best hospitals globally for advanced medical services and research.