The Society of surgeon of Nepal has successfully organized the 13th National Conference of Society of Surgeons of Nepal with the theme “Heal with skill” in Lumbini, the sanctuary of Lord Buddha on 10th, 11th and 12th November 2022.
This conference was attended by more than 250 national and international delegates. The Venue of the conference was Hotel Pawan Palace located here in the holy place of Lord Gautam Buddha. Overcoming all the hustle and bustle of their daily lives, all delegates took time to be present here and it made the event more delightful. The organizers extend their sincere thanks to all the distinguished delegates who traveled from near and far to attend this conference. There are infinite reasons to extend our gratitude to all the Guest and Participants for making this conference outstanding. The conference was marked with the attendance of young and brilliant surgeons, business delegates and talented student communities
Surgeons from various subspecialty from all over the country from Jhapa at the east to Dhangadi in far west and the plains of Janakpur to the himalayan region of Jumla attended the conference. International delegates came from several countries including India and Bangladesh. It was 3-day event. On 10th Nov 2022 there was pre-conference workshop held in Universal College of medical science, Bhairahawa. The workshop was on Vascular repair with facilitator Dr Santosh Shah. It was followed by video presentation on laparoscopic hernia repair by Dr Abhimanyu Kapoor and Dr Rakesh Gupta. Last session on that day was a topic on Research writing by Dr Raju Kafle. There was a total of 55 participants in the workshop.
On 11th Nov and 12 th November There were two orations, two on each day with elaborate dissertation by eminent guest. There were 4 scientific sessions with parallel sessions going on other hall for 2 days. 1st day Sessions covered General and GI Surgery, Urosurgery, Neurosurgery, Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic and Vascular surgery, Burn and Plastic surgery etc. Whereas 2nd day sessions covered GI and general surgery, general and pediatric surgery, Neurosurgery.
There were 37 guest lectures with subjects ranging from Liver transplantation, Oncosurgery to Evidence based medicine and palliative care and 48 free papers with 24 posters and 4 video presentation presented at the conference.
The inauguration of the conference was done by the Chief guest Vice Chairman of Lumbini Development Trust, Venerable Metteyya Shakya Putta on the evening of 11th November. He addressed the gathering and highlighted the importance of having regional cooperation for the development of health sector in the country.
President of SSN Prof. Dr. Sunil Sharma Dhakal highlighted the safety regarding Surgery. The inauguration was followed by national anthem and light lighting ceremony and had a cultural night event.
The Society of Surgeons of Nepal had a very humble beginnings 30 years ago, nearly comprising of a handful eminent surgeons and what we witness here today after 30 years of its establishment despite the challenges has been the collective vision of many knowledgeable, competent, and learned surgeons from the fraternity. An association which began in the 90’s progressing as the SSN, now has regional branches in almost all of the state in Nepal. This National conference was organized in cooperation with SSN Lumbini branch. After the establishment of Lumbini Branch SSN, two regional conferences have been successfully conducted and this is the first successive National Conference of SSN being held at Lumbini region. This event holds an utmost value to all of us because it’s the first National conference of the SSN to be held after the recent public health catastrophe caused by COVID 19.
We are grateful to the eminent surgeons who came together on a single platform to share their pool of knowledge and experiences and we hope that this conference will leave a positive impact on each one of us present here. on behalf of the organizing team, we once again thank all the participants, sponsors, speakers and scientific advisory board members for their active participation and immense help in making this event possible. We would like to place our hearty thanks to all volunteers and media partners for their cooperation for that event. We are very fortunate to thank the dedicated and well-motivated team of surgeons who are aware of their tasks and are very concerned about the result. We are also obliged to various delegate experts, company representatives and other eminent personalities who supported the conference by facilitating active discussion forums.
We sincerely thank the Organizing Committee Members. So as continuation of SOCIETY OF SURGEON OF NEPAL, we would like to heartily thank you, and We look forward to seeing your benign presence with active contribution and support to make this organization bigger and better than today we are. We hope that this conference has helped us bond together in a most beneficial way.