Mysuru: Surgeons from not only across the country but also from SAARC and different countries including US and UK will be taking part in the national conference ‘ASICON2016’ which is one of the biggest medical conferences in India hosted by the Association of Surgeons at KSOU auditorium from December 14 to 18. For the first time in the history of ASICON, participants will have an opportunity to view the live telecast of robotic surgery performed by renowned surgeons at various hospitals.
The main purpose of this conference is to educate and update on the newer development in the various surgical procedures. Apart from traditional open operations, surgeons are increasingly using high end technology for performing more precise and more difficult procedures with better outcome. Video enhanced, minimal access precision surgery is being done on a regular basis across the country. This challenging specialty now takes care of surgical problems related to stomach, intestines, liver, breast, head and neck, foot ulcers, rampant infections, weight loss surgery etc.
The prime attraction of this conference is the simultaneous telecast of surgical procedures from Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Coimbatore, Bengaluru and Mysuru hospitals which will be seen by the audience sitting in Mysuru conference venue. A distinguished mix of International and National panels will also be part of the conference proceedings. Orations will be delivered by eminent personalities. Over 750 posters are being displayed indicating the huge enthusiastic research being carried out by our surgeons. Multiple sessions of presentations in many halls will ensure that many delegates will get the chance to present their ideas.
Dr G Siddesh, Organising Secretary of the event said, “This is the biggest medical event so for held in Mysuru. Experts and post graduate surgery students numbering more than 5000 will be part of the event. Surgeons across the country will be assembling once in a year to exchange their work and academic. On all the five days, various experts will be performing surgery which will be telecasted live from 9am to 6pm. The participants can interact with experts who will be performing surgeries. For the first time, live robotic surgery will be presented. With the instruction from doctor, robot will be performing the surgery. It will be very interesting for the participants. Nearly 1100 scientific papers will be presented on the occasion. Apart from this, lectures, oration and expert talks will also be presented by the experts”. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah is expected to inaugurate the conference on December 14. All activities will be held at KSOU and UOM, Manasagangotri campus.
He also mentioned that in most hospitals, surgeons are an indispensable backbone. “The conference of this nature is therefore a wonderful chance to bring surgeons who practice at both ends of the scale, from different places, different backgrounds amidst facing different challenges on to one platform,” added Dr Siddesh.