Welcome to India!
We are delighted to invite you to the 17th ISHEN Meeting, which will be held from 9th to 11th March 2017 at The Oberoi, Gurgaon, New Delhi (NCR). Approximately 200 faculty, delegates, and young investigators will attend this scientific meeting.
Oberoi Hotels & Resorts has been voted World's Best Hotel Brand. The venue has been chosen to allow maximum interaction between participants. For the duration of the meeting we will have exclusive use of the hotel and facilities and all meeting attendees will stay on site.
ISHEN has always been a place to build friendships, have fun and advance the field in the understanding of hepatic encephalopathy. The aim of the present meeting is to explore all aspects of hepatic encephalopathy, i.e., pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment. This may allow strategies to better understand, diagnose, prevent and treat this debilitating condition.
India is a vast country with diverse terrain – from Himalayan peaks to Indian Ocean coastline – and history reaching back 5 millennia. You may visit different parts of India after enjoying academic feast at the ISHEN; I am sure that you will feel at home. India is a land where many different religions and practices live together in complete conglomerate, side by side. India has always been open to visitors. There has been an old famous saying in India, which says: “Atithi Devo Bhava” which literally translates to say, “Guest is God”. The Indians have lived by this thought since the very beginning and still practice it and you all are welcome with folded hands.
India is a unique country where cultures and thoughts intermingle to provide an altogether new way of living to the people. Come to India-the only country in the world where you shall find a Hindu temple, a church and a mosque adjoining each other and followers of any of them visiting each. This is the best part of the underlying Indian thought – tolerance and respect for everyone. So whatever be your culture, beliefs, religious practice, India can surely make you feel at home.
We look forward to seeing you in Delhi at the ISHEN meeting.
Radha K. Dhiman