The obstetrics and gynaecology department of Armed Forces Medical College conducted a pelvic cadaveric dissection workshop at the Continuing Medical Education (CME) on Setting Standards of Care-GYNECON 2013.
The CME,held earlier this week,was inaugurated by Air Marshal B Keshav Rao,Director and Commandant of AFMC. He highlighted the training opportunity the workshop provided young specialists attending the conference.
It is a unique initiative of the AFMC and is being conducted for the first time in the country to provide a teaching-training surgical platform. It gives an opportunity to postgraduates and practicing specialists to revisit the anatomy of the pelvis and learn complex surgical procedures without having to pay the price for a surgical error, he added.
Rao also advised the delegates to study issues of national interest like reducing the nations maternal mortality rate,providing facilities for early detection of cancers and pre-natal diagnosis to urban and rural women across the country.
While delivering the inaugural address,Dr Nozer Sheriar,secretary general of Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI),spoke on For whom the Bells Toll – Coping with Complications.
He spoke on the need for good communication skills while conversing with patients and their relatives to avoid unwarranted situations. He also stressed on the importance of surgeons to practise evidence-based medicine,
so that patients could benefit from good clinical and surgical practices.
Over 200 delegates,including gynaecologists from the armed forces and other practicing gynaecologists from across the country attended the CME. Other faculty included Dr Prashant Mangeshikar,chief of International Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy,and Dr Sanjay Gupte,former president of FOGSI.