UPASICON 2021 concludes at JNMC


Aligarh: Surgeons from various Uttar Pradesh based medical colleges, hospitals and institutes discussed high-definition cameras and micro instruments, which enter the human body through small incisions, replace the eyes and hands of the surgeon—and other amazing innovations, poised to change the future of medicine and elevate the level of precision and efficiency of surgeries in the two-day UP Chapter of Association of Surgeons of India Conference (UPASICON) 2021— which concluded on October 23 at the Department of Surgery, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC), Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

The Chief Guest, Prof Abhay Dalvi (President, Association of Surgeons of India) said, “This is an exciting time to be involved in surgery. The future of surgery will bring innovative technologies, enhanced understanding of disease and wider collaboration among experts and innovators to improve patient care. The partnership between patients and clinicians will remain at the centre of healthcare”.

He added: “With conferences like these, surgeons can explore what the future looks like, which technologies are likely to have the greatest impact, and what this means for patients and surgical professionals”.

Prof Dalvi also extended gratitude to the AMU administration for organising the academic feast.

The Chief Patron of the conference, AMU Vice Chancellor, Prof Tariq Mansoor discussed how sweeping changes launched around the turn of the millennium have constituted a revolution in medical education.

He stressed on the need for improving academic standards in the medical field and continuous efforts to achieve it.

Prof Mansoor added: Academic medicine has substantial opportunities to lead the charge in building a quality infrastructure with the goal of delivering high-quality and cost-efficient health care to all. The Association of Surgeons of India and its UP Chapter have been working tirelessly to improve the quality of health care. Their efforts have led to the development of clinical practice guidelines, performance measures, data standards, and appropriateness criteria.

He appreciated the organising committee of the programme for providing hands-on-training to the participants in cadaveric and robotic surgery workshops for the first time in the history of UPASI.

Resource persons imparted skills and knowledge of robot-assisted surgery, allowing doctors to perform many types of complex procedures with more precision, flexibility and control than is possible with conventional techniques. Participators were also given surgical training in the cadaveric workshop to improve their skills in subsequent live surgeries.

Renowned surgeon and Member Trusty, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, Padma Shri Prof Samiran Nundy was the Guest of Honour.

“Acclaimed surgeons, Prof V S Rajput, Prof Ramakant and Prof R P Sahi were bestowed with the life-time achievement awards. Lt. General Dr Bipin Puri was conferred with the Presidential Medal and Plaque of Honour and Dr Wasif Mohammad (Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, JNMC) received the R L Subharti Oration Award,” said Prof Syed Amjad Ali Rizvi (Organising Secretary of the Workshop and Chairman, Department of Surgery).

He also extended the vote of thanks.

Eminent faculty of International repute from countries across the globe namely US, England, Scotland, Singapore, Philippines, and UAE (Dubai) shared their expertise through online orations, lectures panel discussions, case presentations, Poster and video presentations and scientific paper presentations.

Prof Rakesh Bhargava (Dean, Faculty of Medicine), Prof Shahid Ali Siddiqui (Principal, JNMC), Prof Afzal Anees, Dr Mohd Sadik Akhtar, Prof S H Harris, Prof Atia Zakaur Rab, Dr Wasif Mohammad Ali, Dr Rajeshwar S Chaudhary, Dr Shahbaz Habib Faridi, Dr Mansoor Ahmad, Dr Md Yusuf Afaque, Dr G P Varshney, Dr S Varshney, Dr Mohammad Nafees Ahmad and Dr Syed Aakif Faridi participated in the deliberations.