On bright sunny morning of auspicious days of Indian navsamvatsar holy Saturday 6th April 2019, Department of Surgery, G. R. Medical College, Gwalior in collaboration with ASI City Chapter, Gwalior, under the aegis of Hernia Society of India and Asia Pacific Hernia Society in the city of Gwalior hosted its first Midterm Conference of Hernia Society of India and welcomed over 350 delegates & faculty member to the new international auditorium of Cancer Hospital Research Center at Gwalior. The Chairman and secretary of this conference were Dr. Achal Gupta and Dr. Anurag Chauhan.
This increasingly popular conference aimed to train postgraduate medical students and practicing surgeons interested in a career in laparoscopic hernia surgery. This conference delivered exciting two days package with live operative workshops, video presentations, student poster, and paper presentation and if that was not enough, incredible talks from nationally renowned speakers like Dr. AK Kriplani, Dr. Rajesh Khullar, Dr. Deepraj Bhandarkar, Dr. Manish Baijal, Dr. Vijay Borgaonkar. Dr. Vandana Soni, Dr. Randeep Wadhawan, Dr. Sumeet Shah, Dr. Amitabh Goyal, Dr. Sudhir Kalhan, Dr. Sanjay Jain Dr. Siddarth Tamaskar and many others.
The first day of talks unfolded basics of Hernia surgery to video presentations on TEP, TAPP, eTEP, TAR, SCOLA and ended on a session on AWR., National HSI, President Dr. Sandeep Dave sent his blessings will an emotional message on Skype which captured the heart of audience.
A crisp informal inauguration by National Executives of HIS in the afternoon was followed by lunch. In late noon there were interesting video sessions & informative talks on current and newer advances in the management of hernia including concluding the session on AWR followed by a lecture on Robotic Surgery.
In the evening a Gala Dinner was Hosted by the organizing team in which Dr. Achal Gupta, the Organising Chairman mesmerized the audience with his performance on Electric Guitar. The second day of the conference begins with multiple live operative workshop session by eminent dexterous laparoscopic surgeons of national and international repute like Dr. Rajesh Khullar, Dr. CP Kothari, Dr. AK Kriplani, Dr. Randeep Wadhawan, Dr. Mukund Khaitan, Dr. Manish Baijal, Dr. Sumeet Shah. They efficiently demonstrated TAPP, TEP, eTEP, IPOM and IPOM plus, Rives Stoppa and open TAR and lastly open inguinal hernia repair techniques and provided a great learning opportunity to delegates and postgraduates from various part of country.
Free paper sessions and poster presentation were done simultaneously in other hall and enlightened the audience on research in Hernia Surgery. This was a Conference well appreciated by the Faculty and delegates and will be remembered for a long time.