The 15th Annual Conference of Hernia Society of India was held at Aurangabad on 12th and 13th November 2021. Conference was hosted by Aurangabad Surgical Society, Krupamayi Hospitals and Seth Nandlal Dhoot Hospital. Venue of Conference was Hotel Rama International. COVID Protocol was followed.

On 11th November Executive Committee Meeting has held, presided by Dr. Deepraj Bhandarkar, was well attended by E.C. Members and followed by fellowship and dinner.

12th November 2021 conference was inaugurated digitally at the hands of Founder Trustee of Hernia Society of India Dr. Pradeep Chowbey. Presidential address for year 2020-2021 was delivered by Dr. Ramesh Agarwalla. Dr. Ramesh Agarwalla was felicitated at the hands of Dr. Pradeep Chowbey and conferred citation.

This was followed by prestigious H G Doctor Oration. This was delivered by Prof. M.C. Mishra, former Director of AIIMS Delhi.

Rest of the day was full with scientific sessions, didactic lectures, symposia, panel discussion till late evening.

This was followed by General Body Meeting and then Banquet.

Next day 13th November Live Operative Workshop was conducted. Operations were performed at state Art operation Theatre Complex at Krupamayi Hospital relayed to venue and also on virtual platform.

Six operative procedures were performed TEP by Dr. Manish Baijal, TAPP by Dr. Ashwin Masurkar, eTEP by Dr. Sarfaraj Baig, IpOM+ by Dr. Ramesh Agarwalla, Hiatus Hernia by Dr. Randeep Wadhwan and AWR Retrorectus meshplasty by Dr. Vijay Borgaonkar.

In the afternoon there was symposium on hiatus hernia and free paper session.

There was very good response for free paper/video session.

There were 14 free paper presentation, 7 video presentation for best video prize session. New Session in free presentation from delegates was added this year. It was “I have story to share” and there were 4 participants in these sessions.

First prize for best video was awarded to Dr. Adesh Solanki. Second Prize was awarded to Dr. Pinak Dasgupta.

There was good physical attendee for the conference. 35 faculties attended and participated, 250 registrations and nearly 350 virtual registration. The event was relayed on FaceBook and LapGuru.