The Department of Surgery of Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Research Institute, Pondicherry was hosting the 39th AMASI Skill Course under the aegis of Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India . This event had about 220 participants taking part in the mega event. It was a 3 day course from 11 – 13 th feb 2016.
I day had lectures and videos and discussions about the Basic Principles of Laparosocpy and it was attended by Surgeons and Gynaecologists.
II day had two parallel sessions for surgery and Obstetrics and Gynaecology where there were basic and advanced Lap procedures were discussed.
III day had advanced Lap procedures and there was an Examination which was conducted by our Internal Surgical and Obst. and Gynaec. faculty.
All the three days there were about 15 endotrainers available in the Skills Lab annexe and it was well utilized by all the participants. The participants were from different parts of India from Delhi to Karnataka to Kerala To Telegana.
The inauguration was organized on the Second day with the national AMASI Secretary Dr. P. Senthilnathan and AMASI National President Dr. Suresh Chandra Hari participating and there were felicitations by Prof. Seetesh Ghose, Head, Dept. of OG, MGMC and Prof. M. Ravisankar, Dean, MGMC & RI and Prof. N. Ananthakrishnan, Dean PG Studies and Allied Health Sciences and the Chief Guest of the day was Prof. K R. Sethuraman Vice Chancellor, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth , Puducherry . The gathering was welcomed by Prof. T. Tirou Aroul, Organising Secretary and the Vote of Thanks by Dr.K.V.Rajan.