Sept 29-Oct 1
Society of Surgeons of Nepal successfully conducted the ‘AMASI Skill Course and Fellowship Exam’ held from September 29th – October 1st, 2023 for surgeons and gynaecologists in laparoscopic surgery at the Nepalese Army Institute of Health sciences at Sanobharyang, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India ( AMASI) was started in the year 2003 as a subsection of Association of Surgeons of India (AS1). Under the guidance of the Founder President Dr. C. Palanivclu, this chapter had phenomenal growth with members from every nook and corner of the country. The main objective of the chapter is to provide education & training to surgeons in the field of Laparoscopic Surgery. Dr. C Palanivelu is renowned internationally not only as an exceptional Laparoscopic Surgeon but also a good teacher and author.
This was the 97th Skill Course, held for the first time in Nepal, focusing on basics and advanced laparoscopy surgery for practicing as well as upcoming Surgeons and Gynaecologist. All together there were 104 participants which included 28 Gynecologist. There were three participants from India.
There were all together six faculties from India, including the President of AMASI along with the national faculties from Surgery and Gynecology Departments. President of AMASI, Dr. C J Varghese; Dr. Tamonas Chaudhuri, Past President AMASI; Kalpesh Jani President Elect; Hon Secretary, Dr. Deborshi Sharma as well as Dr. Roshan Shetty, Joint Secretary and Dr. Sameer Rege, Zonal Vice President, West represented AMASI. Local faculties were, Prof Padam Raj Panta President Elect of Nepal Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologist (NESOG), Prof, Ganesh Dangal Past president of NESOG, Dr. Mukund Raj Joshi PRESIDENT Nepalese Association of Surgical Gastroenterology (NASG), Dr Apurb Sharma and Dr Rahul Pathak. Dr Bikal Ghimire, Secretary of the Society of Surgeons was the course convenor.
President of SSN, Prof Sunil Kumar Sharma inaugurated the program along with the executive members of AMASI and emphasized the need of having interactions amongst surgeons of the SAARC for development of academics and skills for providing safe surgery. He is the current president of the SAARC Surgical Care Society as well.
This skill course served as an ideal platform to interact with the faculty and learn the basic techniques as well as helped the participants to upgrade their skills in Laparoscopic Surgery. It also discussed advanced laparoscopic surgery including Bariatric and Robotic surgeries.