WGO’s HENRY L. BOCKUS LECTURESHIP
Shiv Kumar Sarin, MD, DM
Does Portal Pressure Guide Management of Portal Hypertension and its Complications?
Monday, October 16 • 2:30-3:00 pm • Valencia Ballroom
Gain a deeper understanding of managing complications of portal hypertension and new prospects in treatment beyond beta-blocker therapy when Dr. Shiv Kumar Sarin presents the WGO Henry L. Bockus Lectureship.
During his distinguished academic career spanning 35 years, Dr. Sarin has contributed immensely to the field of hepatology. His contributions include “Sarin’s Classification of Gastric Varices”; variceal band ligation as primary prophylaxis which was a landmark NEJM paper. He has also defined new disease entities, portal biliopathy and acute and chronic liver failure. In addition, his seminal contributions on liver regeneration using growth factors have the potential for providing non-transplant options to ACLF patients. Prof. Sarin has authored more than 500 publications, helped develop 18 major guidelines, and edited 13 books. He is the founding Co-Chief Editor of Hepatology International. Dr. Sarin has been recognized by the government of India for his work, awarding him the Padma Bhushan, the third highest civilian award in India. He is a member of all three science academies of India. He has been a recipient of the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award, the highest Award in Science in India, The World Academy of Medical Sciences International Prize, EASL International Recognition Award, and “Most Distinguished Physician from India” from the American Association of Physicians of India.
About the Henry L. Bockus Lectureship: The Henry L. Bockus Lectureship and medal is awarded in commemoration of Henry L. Bockus, the first president of WGO, to a gastroenterologist who, in the opinion of the WGO Governing Council, has made a distinguished contribution to the clinical practice, science and/or teaching of gastroenterology.