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india Updated: Feb 16, 2007 22:57 IST
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THE THREE-DAY 24th annual conference of Madhya Pradesh branch of the Association of Surgeons of India (ASI) would be held at Shri Aurobindo Medical College and Hospital from Friday.

More than 300 surgeons from across the State have already registered themselves for the conference, which would see guest lectures on important topics by prominent surgeons at the national-level, Aurobindo Medical College chairman Dr Vinod Bhandari said at a media conference here on Wednesday.

Uro-surgeon from AIIMS, New Delhi, Dr A K Hemal would demonstrate a live robotic surgery during the conference while laparascopic surgeon and ASI national president Dr Palaniwel and breast cancer expert Dr Badwe among others would perform surgeries. They would also deliver talks on latest trends in the faculty, which would be telecast live for the benefit of participants.

PG students would be given a chance to present research papers during the conference. Apart from these, group discussions, workshops and surgical quiz would also be conducted during the three-day conference, Dr Bhandari said.
Continuing his point, co-chairman of the organising committee Dr C P Kothari said, “Such conferences give lot of exposure to PG students about latest trends in the field. Not just these, even young surgeons who have been posted in rural or remote areas too get to know many new things.”

Organising committee secretary Dr Rajiv Agrawal said, “There is a continuous information explosion in all fields. Medical field is no exception. With such conferences with tele-conferencing facilities for the rural areas, we can make sure that the patient is ultimately benefited by identifying him for a particular surgery.”

PWD Minister Kailash Vijayvergiya would formally inaugurate the conference on February 17 in the presence of director (Medical Education) Dr V K Saini, Dr Agrawal said.

‘Demonstrations to beamed live’
THE MOST important aspect of the conference is that for the first time modern methods of surgery shown during demonstrations would be beamed live to the District Hospitals in remote areas of the State via teleconferencing.

“Director (Public Health and Family Welfare) Dr Yogiraj Sharma has expressed his full co-operation for the effort following which we have made arrangements to telecast live surgeries.

Not just the doctors and surgeons from government facilities but the para-medical staff and nurses too would attend the meet at their respective health institutions at the district-level,” Dr Bhandari said. The facility would be maintained and used even after the conference, Dr Bhandari said adding, “They have already installed it at seven district headquarters apart from Bhopal, Jabalpur and Gwalior.”