Hernia Masterclass CME and Live Workshop

This was a single theme, single day CME and live operative workshop organized by Best Institute and Research Center in association with Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and A. V. Hospital. The venue was at PMSSY Auditorium, BMC Superspeciality Hospital and Research Institute, Victoria Hospital campus, Bangalore.

Dr. M. Ramesh, Director, Best Institute and Research Center and Medical Director of A. V Hospital was the Organising Chairman and Dr Seshagiri Rao, Prof and Head, Department of General Surgery BMCRI was the Co- organising hairman. Dr Tulip, Medical Director Of Dr. Tulips Obesity and Diabetic Surgery Center was the Organising Secretary and Dr. Ganesh Shenoy from V. Hospital was the Joint Organising Secretary and Chief Program Co-ordinator. This conference was endorsed by HSI and KSCASI. Dr. Sivakumar, Vice president, South zone, HSI and Dr. Narayana Hebsur, Secretary KSC ASI graced the occasion. Dr. M. K. Ramesh Vice Chancellor, RGUHS was the Chief guest for the inaugural ceremony. It was attended by 132 delegates from all across the state of Karnataka and neighbouring states. This conference was granted 2 credit hours by KMC. Dr Ravi Ningappa had come as an Observer from KMC.

The event included didactic sessions, debates, panel discussion and live operative workshop. It also included CME on Inguinal Hernia and Ventral hernia. The live operative workshop was telecast from AV Hospital to the venue. The live operative workshop included Laparoscopic TEP, TAPP, E- TEP for Inguinal hernia, Laparoscopic IPOM Plus repair for Umbilical Hernia and Laparoscopic Nissen’s Fundoplication for Hiatus Hernia. This is the first time in our state conference that laparoscopic e-TEP mesh repair was demonstrated in a live operative workshop.

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