Herniacon-2019, organised by Department of Surgery of Dayanand Medical College Hospital, Ludhiana was held on 22nd -23rd Nov. 2019. It was the first of its kind of event north of Delhi with Dr Atul Mishra as Chairman, Dr Amandeep Singh Nar as Secretary & Dr. Harmandeep Singh as the Treasurer in the core committee. Theme of the event was “Current Practice in Hernia & AWR Surgery”. The academic feast was attended by 400 delegates from all over north India including neighbouring states of Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan.
Day-1 on 22nd November show cased a Live Operative Workshop where eminent national faculty demonstrated various techniques such as TEP, TAPP, and eTEP for Inguinal Hernia & IPOM-Plus, eTEP RS, eTEP TAR & open TAR for Ventral Hernia.
Day-2 on 23rd November was a host to lectures panel discussion, master –video sessions, encompassing all the important topics in current practices in hernia & AWR.
The event was graced by eminent national faculty, Dr. Manish Baijal, Dr. Sarfaraz J Baig, Dr Parveen Bhatia, Dr Rahul Mahadar, Dr. Jignesh Gandhi, Dr. A. K. Attri, Dr. Atul Joshi & Dr. Hemant Nautiyal.
Zoom video conference talks were also presented by Dr. B Ramana from Kolkata & Dr. M Ramesh from Bengaluru. The conference concluded with the delegates taking home a crisp update in their knowledge of hernia surgery.