Young HSICON 2022 was held in Kolkata on April 1 st and 2 nd , 2022. It was a one of a kind
event with a very forward-looking outlook. The singular theme conference focused on
various aspects of Hernia Surgery. It would be remembered as a benchmark event with
participation of “Young-er” surgeons than one would normally come across on such
The program was envisioned by HSI EC and local organisations was by Dr Sarfaraz Baig along
with Dr Pallawi Priya, and Dr Sumanta Dey. Fourteen young surgeons including Dr Mandar
Gadgil, Dr Nidhi Khandelwal, Dr Aditi Agarwal, Dr Vishal Soni, Dr Harsh Sheth, Dr Yusuf
Afaque, Dr Vikas Singhal, Dr Shivanshu Mishra, Dr Anmol Ahuja, Dr Ashish Dey, Dr Ashwin
Thangavelu, Dr Ganesh Shenoy and Dr Tarun Mittal from all across country were the
organisers and executors.
Novel approaches of learning & presentation like “WITC – What’s in the Case”, Debates took
the centre-stage over didactic lectures, Sessions like Bumble Corner provided an open mic
for the more-experienced surgeons to share their thoughts and the edutaining Quiz was a
quirky way to conclude the conference.
The choice of topics, the content of sessions & skills of surgeons in live surgeries were
admirable. Participation from various parts of the country was seen, highlighting the fact
that India harbours talents in all its corners.
We, as a surgical fraternity have a responsibility to prepare the next generation of able,
knowledgeable & skilled surgeons. Teaching & encouragement across various platforms is
the much-needed bridge to ensure the continuity & safety of surgical care being passed as
an intellectual inheritance.
Events like Young HSICON encourage & inspire younger surgeons to see & consider Hernia
Surgery more seriously and as a speciality branch in itself. The rejuvenated interest &
energy needs channelization and we see that happening with such platforms where young
contemporary surgeons can meet, become friends & fraternity for life.