Mysuru: Students, trainees and surgeons studying and working in various colleges and hospitals including government hospitals showed keen interest to update their knowledge thronging at various venues of ASICON 2016, the annual national conference being held at KSOU campus. Students and trainees are being exposed to various aspects of surgeries in the past five days.
A few budding surgeons said that they cannot expect such information in the classroom. Dr Saurabh Varhney, Post Graduate student from JNMU, Aligarh said, “It’s a very good exposure for us. Events like this not only help us to enhance our knowledge, but also interact with seniors who have hands-on experience in the field. The live surgeries and doctors and interaction is really an awesome experience which we can’t learn sitting inside four walls”.
It’s not only students, but also those who are into the field and serving as surgeons for the past many years who are attending the event to get themselves updated. Dr Rajendra Nagavi, General Surgeon at Government Hospital in Bagalkot who is attending the national conference said, “The exposure which we have in the conference is really outstanding. Here one can have hands-on experience and can come to know the latest happenings in the field which enables us to do better when dealing with patients”.
Dr BN Jayaram, senior surgeon who too attended the conference on Thursday said, “Students will be exposed to experienced surgeons presenting their knowledge about various surgical problems which they may not be able to find in institutions where they are working in one area. Here, they are exposed to large groups of surgeons who share their data. It is a great educational experience. It’s very important to students and those who are into training as they can learn a lot in a short period of time. In just span of five days, they will be exposed to the maximum extent which they can’t even dream during their academics”. The conference will conclude in December 18.
Participants enjoy their stay
Surgeon, who have not only come from across the country, but also from SAARC and US to attend ASICON national conference are enjoying their stay in Mysuru. The participants who have come for the conference are also enjoying the free tanga ride which has been arranged by the organizers.
It’s not only educational and exchange of scientific skill, but also a get together for surgeons who have come from across the country, most of them along with their family members. The organizers have not only arranged live surgeries and various technical talks, but also arranged entertainment for the participants and their family members. The participants, especially the children are enjoying free tanga rides. The organisers have arranged ten of them where the participants are taken for free rides for nearly 200 mtrs.
Munna, who has arranged the sarots for the participants said, “Tanga ride still remains the main attraction for the tourists visiting Mysuru city. Most of the participants enjoyed the free ride. For a round at the palace, we charge Rs 100 to Rs 200. But here, the participants were taken for a free ride. On all the five days, daily from 10am to 6pm the participants can enjoy free horse ride”.
Surgeons displayed good chess skills with former state champion
At the expo, the surgeons had an opportunity to test their chess skills with former state champion YG Vijayeendra. Vijayeendra played simultaneously with many surgeons. On the given day, he played 250 matches with surgeons and their family members. “Among nearly 250 players who played the game, nearly 10 of them gave good fight. Some of the doctors after losing came back again and tried to win, but ended losing. It was nice to see their fighting skills. Most of the doctors, during their game showed a lot of patience,” said former state champion Vijayeendra. Some of the doctors even came out with good technical moves which impressed the champ.
Participants get attracted to rural set up at the venue
As part of the conference, the organisers had come out with a rural set up. Most of the participants didn’t miss an opportunity to take snaps with a rural backdrop. Dr Arun who was impressed with the setup said, “The setup is really good. It feels as if we are in a village”.
In the expo, surgeons spent time with a palmistry expert to know their future.
Apart from the above, experts with video presented technical talks on various surgeries. The audience for the talks was full most of the times.