Over 4000 surgeons to attend 67th ASI conference

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Bhubaneswar, Dec 22: Over 4000 surgeons, including 12 eminent surgeons from abroad, will participate in the 67th annual conference of the Association of Surgeons of India beginning here from December 25.

Organising chairman Ajay Kumar Mishra told newsmen here during the two-day-long pre-conference workshop that some eminent surgeons would conduct and demonstrate 30 rare surgeries free of cost covering both laparoscopic and open procedures in six operation theatres at the Hightech medical college.

Some of the surgical procedures planned during the workshop were CBD exploration, Splenectomy, Nissen's Fundoplication, Pseudo Pancreatic Cyst, Hydatid, Rectopexy, Hemicolectomy, Ardrenalectomy, Incisional Hernia, Ureterolithotomy and Pancreatic-duodenectomy.

The operation would be shown to the delegates through television and it would be followed by an interactive session in the interest of the delegates. Around 200 scientific papers would be presented during the conference. While Orissa Governor M C Bhandare is scheduled to inaugurate the pre-conference workshop on December 25, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik would inaugurate the main conference on December 27.

Minister for Law Biswa Bhushan Harichandan will inaugurate the scientific and trade exhibition, organised in this connection.

As many as 150 entrepreneurs will display a wide variety of pharmaceutical, surgical and endoscopic and laparoscopic surgery equipment and state-of-the-art products during the exhibition. Finance Minister P C Ghadhei will preside over the concluding function on December 30, Dr Mishra said.

Organsing Secretary Pramod Mallik among others were present at the press meeting.


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