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Deshmukh to inaugurate conference on robotics in surgery

Union Minister for Science and Technology Vilasrao Deshmukh will be in the city tomorrow to take part in a two-day conference on the use of robotics in surgeries.

Written by Express News Service |
April 7, 2012 2:01:13 am

Union Minister for Science and Technology Vilasrao Deshmukh will be in the city tomorrow to take part in a two-day conference on the use of robotics in surgeries. The conference has been organised by Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS),Nashik,Persistent Systems and Precision Automation and Robotics India Ltd (PARI) for promotion of research in instrumentation and robotics for surgery. The conference is being held at Persistent Systems auditorium on Senapati Bapat Road.

The consultation will bring together a multi-disciplinary community of eminent surgeons,physicians,engineers and computer scientists to discuss latest advances in the field of surgical robotics and medical instrumentation. The sessions will emphasize on promoting collaborative research in the field and will also hold discussions on India’s preparedness for building indigenous surgical instrumentation and robots.

Deshmukh will inaugurate the conference which will be attended by other officials,including those from MUHS and that from Persistent as well. Briefing about the conference,MUHS V-C Arun Jamkar said,“We need knowledge sharing platforms where experts can effectively collaborate and pave the way to bring out new advancements in healthcare sector in our country.”

“We are delighted to host this unique and progressive conference that aims to promote research in instrumentation and robotics for surgery in India,” said Dr Anand Deshpande,Chairman and Managing Director of Persistent Systems. “At Persistent Systems,we are continuously tracking new industry trends,innovations and fostering fresh ideas in healthcare,life sciences and other domains. Through this consultation,we aim to provide effective recommendations to MUHS for promoting research in the area of surgical instrumentation and robots,” Deshpande said. Some of the key speakers attending the consultation are Dr Ramakant Panda (Asian Heart Institute and Research Centre,Mumbai); Dr Hemant Bhansali (Consultant Laparoscopic & Thoracoscopic Surgeon); Imran Shaikh (LENITZ Medical Solutions Pvt Ltd); Nandkumar S (Perfint Healthcare Pvt. Ltd.),Dr Shailesh Puntambekar (Galaxy Care Laparoscopy Institute).

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