As you all are aware, the latest upsurge in the COVID-19 pandemic in India has taken every one of us by a surprise and has caused an inexplicable strain on the health system. It is in this context, the Executive committee of the Indian Chapter if IHPBA has decided to postpone the 18th annual conference which was supposed to be held in August 2021 to 11th, 12th,, and 13th of February 2022. The current organizing team of Department of surgical gastroenterology, PGIMER, Chandigarh would only be organizing the meeting on the newly scheduled dates. All the delegates who have already registered and have uploaded their abstracts should be aware that all these registrations would be carried forward as existing. The updates on the changed dates for the registration and the deadlines for the abstract submission would be soon communicated to everyone through our conference website (www.ihpbaindia2021.org).
May god give us the strength to get through these difficult times.
Dr. Thakur Deen Yadav