November 11-12,2017


Marriott Hotel, Kochi

National Faculty


International Faculty


About FILD 2017

It gives us great pleasure to invite you to FILD 2017 (Frontiers in Liver Disease 2017), a comprehensive scientific meeting on the management of critically ill liver patients. This meeting is being organized jointly by the Integrated Live Care (ILC) team at Aster Medcity, Kochi and Aster CMI Hospital, Bangalore in association with INASL and Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia. This 2-day event will be held on the 11th and 12th of November 2017 at the Kochi Marriott Hotel.

As you are aware, the management of critically ill liver patients requires expert multidisciplinary care involving Hepatologists, Gastroenterologists, Intensivists, Nephrologists, Infectious Disease experts, Transplant Surgeons, Nutritionists and Physiatrists. FILD 2017 will feature a distinguished faculty comprising experts in liver care from across the world. This will be a great opportunity for an update on the advancements in the management of critically ill liver patients including:

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Aster CMI Hospital, Bangalore


Organizing Team

Dr. Mathew Jacob

Chair Person

Dr. Charles Panackel

Organizing Secretary

Dr. Naveen Ganjoo


Dr. Kaiser Raja

Scientific Committee

Dr. Sonal Asthana

Scientific Committee

Dr. Rajiv Lochan

Scientific Committee

Dr. Rehan Saif

Scientific Committee

Dr. Mallikarjun Sakpal

Scientific Committee

Dr. Jayanth Reddy

Scientific Committee

Dr. Noushif M

Scientific Committee


Frontiers in Liver Diseases

Integrated Liver Care Foundation and Aster DM Healthcare

INASL Single Theme Meeting On CRITICALLY ILL LIVER PATIENT – November 11 and 12, 2017

Marriott Hotel,Kochi

Event Schedule

What Next

1. First episode of variceal bleed in cirrhosis: what next? - Dr Prakash Zakariah

2. First episode of SBP: What next? - Dr Mamun Al Mahtab

3. Acute portal vein thrombosis in cirrhosis: What next? - Prof Varghese Thomas

Organ Dysfunction in Cirrhosis

1. Cardiopulmonary Dysfunction in Cirrhosis: How does it impact prognosis - Dr Michael Baram

2. Acute Renal Failure in Decompensated Cirrhosis – Truly the End of the Road - Dr Dharmesh Kapoor

3. Severe hepatic encephalopathy: Beyond lactulose and rifaximin. - Dr Harshad Devarbhavi

Optimizing the sick Cirrhotic

1. Nutrition in Cirrhotic patient. How to get that muscle mass back - Dr Joy Varghese

2. Hyponatremia in decompensated cirrhosis: Do Vaptans have a role?- Prof Udhay Zachariah

3. Albumin in decompensated cirrhotic patients - Does "Answer study" answer it all? - Prof Krishnadas D

State of art lecture

Acute Liver failure - Lessons learned since the adoption of the King's College criteria' - Prof Julia Wendon

ACLF- An entity in search of an Identity

1. Defining ACLF. Is it different from advanced decompensated cirrhosis? - Dr Vikram Bhatia

2. Prognostication in ACLF. Do we have an Ideal Score? - Dr Shalimar

3. Plasma Exchange in ACLF. Does it alter prognosis? - Dr Rakhi Maiwall

Liver Transplantation in ACLF

1. Liver Transplantation in ACLF; When is it futile? - Dr Sanjiv Saigal

2. Challenges in Transplantation for ACLF – A surgeon's perspective - Prof Doria Cataldo

State of Art Lecture

Extracorporeal support of failing liver: Can it prevent transplantation? - Dr Constantine J Karvellas

Inaugural Symposium and Dinner

Management of critically ill liver patient: A Multidisciplinary perspective

1. Dr Kaiser Raja (Moderator)

2. Prof Julia Wendon, Prof Derak Manas, Prof P N Rao, Dr Sunil aneja


Infections in Cirrhotics

1. Bacterial infection in cirrhotics – Advances in early diagnosis and management of MDR infections - Dr Anup Warrier

3. Fungal infections in cirrhosis – Are we missing it. - Dr Shareek P

2. Extracorporal devices to control cytokine surge in sepsis. What is the current evidence? - Dr Vaishali Solao

4. Transplanting patients with history of MDR infections - Dr B Venugopal

Debate and update

Patients with Severe Alcoholic Hepatitis should undergo early Transplant

For the topic - Dr Doria Cataldo

Against the topic - Dr Abraham Koshy

ALF Corner

1. AIH induced ALF – Treatment and when to transplant? - Dr Manav Wadhawan

2. Acute decompensated Wilson’s disease – How long to wait for improvement? - Dr Aabha Nagral

State of art Lecture

Neuromonitoring and Neuroprotection in ALF - Dr Constantine J Karvellas

Debate and update

LDLT in Acute Liver Failure should be done immediately once king's college criteria are met

For the topic - Dr Derek Manas

Against the topic - Dr Sudhindran

State of Art Lecture

Decompensated HCV cirrhosis – Have DAA’s improved Transplant free survival - Prof R K Dhiman

ICU Care of Sick Cirrhotics

1. Monitoring coagulation status in decompensated cirrhosis. How to optimize use of blood products? - Dr Neeraj Saraf

2. Ventilation and Sedation Strategies in Decompensated Cirrhotics. - Dr Swetha Singh

3. Renal replacement strategies in advanced liver disease - Dr Sathish B


Interventions in liver disease

1. Emergency TIPS in Child B patient: when does the window of oppurtunity close? - Dr Harikumar R Nair

2. Role of Interventional radiologist in acute Budd Chiari Syndrome - Dr Brijesh Ray

State of art lecture

Blood and fluid resuscitation in advanced liver disease - Dr Michael Baram

Surgery in liver disease

1. Non-hepatic surgeries in cirrhotics - Dr Richard Charnley

2. Post hepatectomy liver failure - Prof Steven White

Panel discussion

Moderator - Dr G N Ramesh

ICU Care of critically ill cirrhotic who is not a candidate for liver transplantation

Panelists - Dr Anish Kumar, Dr Benoy Sebastian, Dr V P Gupta, Dr Nandakumar, Dr Rakesh Sugathan,

Experts - Dr Zubair Umer Mohamed, Dr Prakash Doraiswamy, Dr Jojo K John

Event Sponsors


Prof. Julia Wendon

Consultant in Intensive Care and Hepatology, Executive Medical Director, Kings College Hospital, London, UK

Prof. Doria Cataldo

Nicoletti Family Professor of Transplant Surgery, Director, Jefferson Transplant Institute

Prof. Derek Manas

Consultant in HPB Surgery and Transplantation, Professor of Transplantation, Newcastle University

Prof. Steve White

Consultant in HPB Surgery and Transplantation, Professor of HPB/Transplant Surgery, Newcastle University

Mr. Richard Charnley

Consultant in Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Dr. Michael Baram

Interim Division Director Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, USA

Dr. Mamun Al Mahtab

Consultant Hepatologist, Associate Professor of Hepatology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Dr. Constantine J. Karvellas

MD, SM, FRCPC Associate Professor of Medicine Division of Gastroenterology (Liver Unit),Department of Critical Care Medicine University of Alberta

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Event Location

Marriott Hotel
34/1111 N. H. 47,
Lulu International Shopping Mall,
Edappally, Kochi, Kerala 682024

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Registration for the Conference is now CLOSED!

Contact Us

Organizing secretariat
Aster Integrated Liver Care
Aster Medcity Kochi
Manager – Mr Sashank Tiwari
Phone – 8111998039
email –