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SGPGI plugs into satellite for GI Week

TO PROVIDE a better hospitality and share knowledge conveniently, the Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences has decided to break the 15-year-old tradition.

india Updated: Feb 13, 2006 00:28 IST

TO PROVIDE a better hospitality and share knowledge conveniently, the Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences has decided to break the 15-year-old tradition.

The forthcoming 13th Surgical Gastroenterology Week (GI Week), beginning March 24, would have two venues, including the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (Cochin). The venues would be connected with help of the newly developed telemedicine centre at the SGPGIMS.

“The decision comes in the wake of the difficulty to manage a large number of GI surgeons at one place regarding training sessions, debate and hospitality,” said Dr VK Kapoor, the organising secretary of the international event.

The annual feature of the department is 15 years old and a wide range of subjects has been covered and this year it’s going to be pancreas and related problems.

It was a tradition that the programme was held at SGPGIMS only and surgeons from across the globe gathered here to upgrade their knowledge.

“We have planned that every session and the lectures listed would go live simultaneously to the other venue, which has been kept specially in view of maximum participation from south India,” said Dr Rajneesh K Singh, the convenor of the scientific sessions.

The list of topics to be discussed includes problems of gallbladder, complications of GI operations, intestinal diseases, cancer pancreas and even the complications of surgery related with these complications.

The lectures held here would directly be beamed to Cochin through satellite and then the interaction session would also be shared between doctors at two venues.

Some of the interesting topics to be covered are: What is tropical chronic pancreatitis? By Dr G Choudhari, Indications of surgery and surgical options for chronic pancreatitis, how to choose by Dr Sorabh Kapoor and pancreatitis in children by Dr Richa Lal.

The scientific session will include ‘Workup of obstructive jaundice with lower CBD block’, “Preoperative biliary drainage — yes or no?’ and ‘Pain in cronic pancreatitis’ to name few.

This programme has been so arranged that doctors at both places can share the knowledge commonly and even interact as they do at a common venue.
Though continued medical education programme has been shared through telemedicine centre but an annual feature of the institute would go for such an experiment for the first time.

But, there is a problem too. The doctors who attend the programme at Cochin would miss the north Indian cuisine!