On behalf of Amrita Hospitals, the Interventional Pulmonology unit is honored and delighted to have the opportunity to host the ABIP (Amrita Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonary) 2019.

From the humble beginnings of being a sub speciality taking care of the sickest - consumptive disease (Tuberculosis), the field of pulmonology has embarked on providing care of the even more sick making advances by leaps and bounds in the field of non-TB pulmonology, Intensive Care Medicine and most recently in the last 2 decades, Interventional Pulmonology (IP). Mediastinum long considered the domain of the surgeon, is now accessible by EBUS - an outpatient procedure, done by the pulmonologist. The pleural space has become very accessible to diagnosis for all those unexpalined exudative pleural effusions via thoracoscopy. Airway tumors and bronchopleural fistulas are no longer an indomitable enemy for the Interventional pulmonologist. Navigational bronchoscopy has made distant peripheral lung nodules easily reachable and combining ENB with radial ebus has dramatically increased diagnostic accuracy for all these nodules. To learn more about what in happening currently worldwide in the field of IP, we welcome one and all to a 3 day educational treat on September 20,21 & 22nd 2019 at Amrita Hospital in Kochi, Kerala. During our second Annual scientific meeting of Amrita Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology (ABIP-2019), we will be hosting several renowned international experts in the field of IP who will share their expertise through didactic lectures as well as hands on workshops (limited spots). This will also be a wonderful opportunity to personally meet the experts and try to seek ways to further skills if you are considering this in your future skill set. Come and join us at the vibrant port city of Kochi in Kerala where learning happens in midst of the coconut palms and waterways. Kochi has something for the whole family all the way from the best of contemporary to the age old authentic spice or unique Kerala handicraft shopping, the mystic boathouse cruises through the famous backwaters to mouth watering malabar cuisine as well as some of the most picturesque beaches, heritage sites and unique wild life - the coveted label of ‘Gods Own Country’ is justified!

We look forward to have you join us for this fantastic event. Rest assured that no stone will be left unturned to make this a memorable educational experience for all the attendees.