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On Saturday, the 25th of March, Children’s Liver Foundation in association with Indian Academy of Pediatrics, Mumbai organized their 5th collaborative meeting “Hepaticon 2017” a meeting on a single theme – “Wilson disease - Bench to the bedside” at Nehru Centre in Worli. The meeting was endorsed by Indian Association for Study of the Liver (INASL) and Movement Disorders Society of India (MDSI). Wilson disease is a rare autosomal recessive inherited disorder of copper metabolism that is characterized by excessive deposition of copper in various organs of the body, most commonly the liver and the brain. The interesting and yet challenging aspect of this disease is its myriad manifestations where patients may be as young as 3 years old to the adult 55 years old. The meeting served a much needed collaboration between Neurologists, Gastroenterologists and Pediatricians' experience of this disease whose manifestations may be complex and often get diagnosed late, misdiagnosed or even over-diagnosed. The conference was first of its kind where doctors from different specialties from different parts of India came and shared their perspectives and encounters with different presentations and outcomes of the disease. Besides our local faculty, we had institutions like AIIMS, Delhi, NIMHANS, Bengaluru, PGI Chandigarh, SGPGI, Lucknow, CMC Vellore, Apollo Hospitals Delhi and Chennai and ILBS Delhi and many others participate in the meeting. The highlight of the inaugural function was a poem recited by Janice – a patient of Wilson’s on her life journey from being a bed ridden patient to a normal life she leads now. Ojas – another patient of Wilson disease recounted his journey from presenting with acute liver failure to undergoing a liver transplant and now being well rehabilitated and pursuing undergraduation in Medicine. Dr Aabha Nagral of Children’s Liver Foundation, Dr Bela Verma from IAP, Mumbai, Dr RK Dhiman from INASL and Dr Pettarusp Wadia from MDSI inaugurated the meeting. The talks and presentations on this day helped us understand and opened our minds to the unlimited variables of how Wilson's disease can present. We were given interesting information about copper, how it can be beneficial in health and also how it's excess can damage our body. Through case presentations, management of different presentations was discussed and we learnt how differently the neurologists and gastroenterologists treat Wilson's. There was a healthy discussion and debate on whether the disease should be treated with zinc or penicillamine or a combination of both. Genetics, developmental pediatrics, speech therapy, physiotherapy, diet and psychology related issues of the disease were also discussed in great detail to emphasize the need for a more holistic approach. The audience was enlightened about the 600 different mutations Wilson's can have and the importance of family screening. The role of development, management of behavioural changes and counseling was emphasized by developmental Pediatrician and IAP President - Dr Samir Dalwai as being as important as taking medications. He proposed a collaborative study between CLF and IAP, Mumbai on studying the developmental and behavioural issues in these patients where very little work has been done. Light was thrown upon the unfortunate disappearance of the very important drug Penicillamine from the market, how much inconvenience it had caused the patients and how doctors and medical societies worked hard to get the medicine back into the market. In spite of the conference being on such a focused topic, the interaction amongst the delegates and faculty kept every person glued in for the 10 hours of the day that the meeting lasted with a resolve to develop guidelines in managing this disease with an Indian perspective.
The powerpoint presentations and video-recorded proceedings of the meeting will be available by 30th April 2017 on the website of Children’s Liver Foundation i.e.www.childrenliverindia.org

Children's Liver Foundation and

Indian Academy of Pediatrics, Mumbai


Invite you to


Single theme meeting on

    Wilson Disease – Bench to the Bedside

March 25th 2017, Nehru Center, Worli, Mumbai

               Endorsed by

Indian National Association for Study of the Liver

    Movement Disorder Society of India

2 MMC Credit hours

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Case based discussions and Talks on…

  • Genetics of Wilson disease – is there a role in clinical practice?
  • Diagnostic challenges
  • Neurological spectrum and management 
  • Psychiatric problems
  • Wilson disease beyond liver and the brain…
  • Histopathology – how accurate is it?
  • Speech and Developmental issues
  • Therapy and monitoring
  • How important is diet?
  • Management beyond drugs…
  • Pediatric and Adult Wilson disease - Is there a difference?
  • Role of liver transplantation
  • Current status of medicines in India


Organising Secretary: Aabha Nagral

Organizing Team: Priya Malde, Simpy Raj, Kritika Malhotra, Samir Dalwai, Bela Verma, Ajay Jhaveri, Ojas Unavane, Nishtha Nagral, Smita Sawant, Preet Shah, Pettarusp Wadia, Sushant Mane, Barkha Chawla, Fazal Nabi



Registration fees:
Upto 23rd March 2017
PG student: Rs. 1000
Delegates:   Rs. 3000

Spot Registration:  Rs. 5000

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HEPATICON 2017 Program


  • 8.00 am onwards Registration
  • 8.45 to 9.45 am
  • Twelve year old child presents with jaundice, ascites and coagulopathy
  • Presenter: Durga Prasad
  • Moderator: SK Yachha
  • Panelists: Aabha Nagral, Ashish Bavdekar, Banumathi Ramakrishna, Prakash Vaidya
  • 9.50 – 10.00 am
  • Inauguration
  • Aabha Nagral, Bela Verma, Pettarusp Wadia, RK Dhiman
  • 10.05 – 10.25 am Tea Break
  • 10.30 – 11.05 am
  • Copper in health and disease
  • Talk: Srinivas Sankaranarayanan
  • Chairpersons: Arnab Gupta, Bela Verma
  • 10.50 – 11.05 am
  • How do I diagnose Neuro Wilson disease at the bedside?
  • Talk: Prashanth LK
  • Chairpersons: Pettarusp Wadia, Smita Malhotra
  • 11.10 – 11.50 am
  • Patient with Neuro-hepatic Wilson disease – worsened on starting d-penicillamine Discussion on management beyond drugs – botox, physiotherapy, diet and neuro drugs
  • Presenter: Azad Irani
  • Moderator: Pettarusp Wadia
  • Panelists: Prashanth LK, Reena Javkar, Sheetal Mhamunkar, SK Yachha
  • 11.55 – 12.10 pm
  • Diagnostic challenges in Wilson disease, do scoring systems help?
  • Talk: Harshad Devarbhavi
  • Chairpersons: Banumathi Ramakrishna, Rukmini Mridula, Ujjal Poddar
  • 12.15 – 12.30 pm
  • Hepatic and Neuro Wilson disease – Is there a difference?
  • Talk: CE Eapen
  • Chairpersons: Fazal Nabi, Rukmini Mridula
  • 12.35 – 12.50 pm
  • Wilson disease… beyond the liver and brain
  • Talk: Ujjal Poddar
  • Chairpersons: BR Thapa, Pravin Rathi
  • 12.55 – 1.25 pm
  • Genetics- Is there a role in clinical practice?
  • Moderator: Rakesh Aggarwal
  • Panelists: Arnab Gupta, CE Eapen, Malathi Sathiyasekaran
  • 1.30 – 2.15 pm
  • 2.15 – 2.50 pm
  • Panel discussion – developmental, speech, psychiatric and counseling issues
  • Moderator: Sanjib Sinha
  • Panelists: John Matthai, N Shivashankar, Prashanth LK, Samir Dalwai, Sohini Chatterjee
  • 2.55 – 3.10 pm
  • Why did d-penicillamine disappear from the market and the current status of drugs in India
  • Talk: John Matthai
  • Chairpersons: Aabha Nagral, Rakesh Aggarwal
  • 3.15 – 4.00 pm
  • Case: Acute liver failure with hemolysis – needing a transplant
  • Presenter: Ravi Bhardwaj
  • Moderator: Anupam Sibal
  • Panelists: BR Thapa, Harshad Devarbhavi, RK Dhiman, Srinivas Sankaranarayanan
  • 4.05 -4.25 pm Tea
  • 4.30 – 4.40 pm
  • Key publications on Wilson disease in last 3 years
  • Talk: Moinak Sen Sarma
  • Chairpersons: Prabha Sawant, Seema Alam
  • 4.45 – 6.00 pm
  • Take home messages on management of Wilson Disease in the Indian scenario
  • Chairpersons: Aabha Nagral, Prashanth LK, SK Yachha
  • a. Wilson disease and pregnancy Talk: RK Dhiman
  • b. Wilsonian crisis Talk: Seema Alam
  • c. Role of MRI in Wilson disease Talk: Sanjib Sinha
  • d. Choice and Monitoring of Drug therapy Talk: Ashish Bavdekar
  • e. When does one use Zinc alone? Talk: Vinay Goyal
  • f. Complications of drug therapy Talk: Malathi Sathiysekaran
  • g. How do we monitor neurological improvement? Talk: Rukmini Mridula



  • Anupam Sibal Indraprasth Apollo Hospital, New Delhi
  • Ashish Bavdekar KEM Hospital, Pune
  • Arnab Gupta University of Calcutta, Kolkata
  • B R Thapa PGI, Chandigarh
  • Banumathi Ramakrishna SIMS, Chennai
  • C E Eapen CMC, Vellore
  • John Matthai PSGISMR, Coimbatore
  • Harshad Devarbhavi St. John’s Hospital, Bengaluru
  • Malathi Sathiyasekaran Kanchi Kamakoti, Chennai
  • Moinak Sen Sarma SGPGI, Lucknow
  • Prashanth L K Apollo Hospital, Bengaluru
  • R K Dhiman PGI, Chandigarh
  • Rukmini Mridula NIMS, Hyderabad
  • Rakesh Aggarwal SGPGI, Lucknow
  • Sanjib Sinha NIMHANS, Bengaluru
  • Seema Alam ILBS, Delhi
  • N Shivashankar NIMHANS, Bengaluru
  • Smita Malhotra Indraprasth Apollo Hospital, New Delhi
  • Srinivas Sankaranarayanan Kanchi Kamakoti, Chennai
  • S K Yachha SGPGI, Lucknow
  • Ujjal Poddar SGPGI, Lucknow
  • Vinay Goyal AIIMS, Delhi


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