120 medicos take part in 3rd annual congress on IC/BPS in Mumbai

Our Bureau, MumbaiMonday, September 17, 2018, 14:20 Hrs  [IST]

About 120 urologists, gynecologists, pain therapists from India and abroad have attended a two-day 3rd annual scientific conference on interstitial cystitis (IC)/bladder pain syndrome (BPS) in Mumbai.

The conference titled IC/BPS GIBS 2018 “On the Horizon” was held by Global Interstitial Cystitis, Bladder Pain Society (GIBS) on September 1-2, 2018 at Hotel Orchid in association with Swati Spentose Pvt Ltd, Mumbai Urological Society, Mumbai Obstetrics and Gynecological Society, Mumbai College of Physicians and Surgeons, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital.

The objective of the annual congress was to enrich and strengthen the existing working principles as per the current international standards and take the plunge to innovative steps in the management of BPS. GIBS aimed towards making this a happening subject for each clinician practicing the uniformly so that every agonized patient gets her/his due finally by the heightened awareness and the results of newer modalities.

The conference began with opening remarks by GIBS Chairman Dr Rajesh Taneja and special talk by CMD Swati Spentose Vishal Jajodia on “Radical Innovations”, followed by small video and presentation on “Few Glimpses of GIBS Journey” presented by Dr Sanjay Pandey, scientific secretary of GIBS. The conference honored by the presence of esteemed Chief Guest Dr Ajit Vaze (Eminent Urologist in Mumbai & President-Urological Society of India), Guest of Honor Dr Narmada Prasad Gupta (Chairperson- Medanta the Medicity Hopsital , Gurugram) and Prof. JJ Wyndaele (President, European International Society for the study of IC/BPS), Dr Tomohiro Ueda (President, International Consultation on Interstitial Cystitis Japan), Dr Sandor Lovasz, (Director IC BPS, Hungary), Dr Rajeev Sood (Past President of Urological Society of India and Dean, postgraduate institute of medical sciences (PGIMER) and RML Hospital, Delhi), Dr JG Lalmalani (President of Mumbai Urological Society), Dr Bipin Pandit (President of Mumbai Obstetrics and Gynecological Society).

GIBS 2018 souvenir containing abstracts presented during the conference by the enthusiastic IC BPS experts and GIBS working guidelines for physicians to manage IC/BPS in India was released during the conference. Social entrepreneur “Vishal Jajodia”, also the CMD of Swati Spentose private limited actively participated and interacted with the faculty and delegates. His role in pushing the science behind the IC/BPS was well acknowledged during the conference. Proceedings of the first day scientific sessions were telecast live as a webinar across the globe. More than 200 viewers logged in and actively participated in the webinar.

Case based panel discussions, patient interactive session & release of GIBS 2018 Souvenir were the main attractions of the event. Patients from different cities of India have shared the misery they have been through and how they got relief of their symptoms after proper treatment.

Several unprecedented discussions were made on topics like Practical Implication of IC/BPS in Gyne Practice, Bladder Microbiome & Autoimmune disorders, Diagnostic Tools & Treatment “On the Horizon”, Anatomy & Pathophysiology of GAG Layer. The major emphasis was given on pain management in IC/BPS patients in Indian context.

Next GIBS Conference will be held on August 24-25, 2019 in Mumbai, with theme “Beyond Horizon”. More than 30 attendees registered themselves on the spot for the next annual meet.