UNAIR NEWS – Aerocity, New Delhi, India hosted the 27 th Annual Conference of the Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver (APASL) 2018, last March. On that occasion, two students of the Faculty of Medicine (FK) Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR) presented two scientific posters in front of hundreds of participants from various countries.
This year, the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences of India hosted the annual conference event in the field of hepatology. Hundreds of hematologists from various countries gathered there. Besides being attended by practitioners and lecturers, the event was also open to representatives from medical students.
For several days in India, Kartika Wensdi Renantrian and Nanda Della Alyda-two delegates from FK UNAIR-had a memorable experience. In addition to knowing more closely the Indian society, this opportunity is also used to gain the knowledge of medical science, especially in the field of hepatology.
Kartika and Nanda was accompanied by a number of lecturers from Department of Internal Medicine of Gastroenterohepatology Division RSUD Dr.Soetomo-FK UNAIR. One of them was dr. Ummi Maimunah, Sp.PD, K-GEH, FINASIM.
Kartika and Nanda presented two scientific papers on Hbe Ag serology in patients with chronic hepatitis B in Dr. Soetomo Surabaya. They also presented the relationship between liver elasticity and the course of chronic hepatitis B disease.
In addition to presenting the results of scientific research in the form of posters, there were also conferences from expert lectures. The participants had the opportunity to broaden their scientific knowledge by participating in a symposium event that featured many discussion themes related to the latest development of hepatologic science field, including, the latest guideline in the field of hepatology.
Kartika and Nanda felt inferior when they presented their posters alongside other scientific posters made by students from other countries.
“A lot of insights and new things we get after seeing various scientific posters from various countries. This is what makes us feel insecure because there were many new ideas and findings that they examine, “said Kartika.
According to her, compared to other countries, there were still many things that have not been meticulously studied in Indonesia, especially the field of hepatology or other medical fields.
“We are grateful to be part of this conference, and for the opportunity to present the posters in front of other participants. We realize that there is no stop for learning and no stop to work, “said Nanda. (*)
Author: Sefya Hayu Istighfaricha
Editor: Binti Q. Masruroh