Setting another milestone in its journey of achieving clinical excellence, SIMS Hospital, Chennai launched an exclusive centre for aortic diseases, AORTIC ANEURYSM CENTRE, on 19-September’2019. It was an apt occasion for the launch, as the day is observed as the Aortic Disease Awareness Day across the world. The centre was formally inaugurated by Mr. N. Ram – Chairman, The Hindu Publishing Group, who graced the event as the chief guest. Among other dignitaries present were, Dr. Raju Sivasamy – Vice President, SIMS Hospital, Dr. V. V. Bashi – Director, ICAD.
8th International Aortic Summit Announced
Over 200 cardiac surgeons gather in Chennai for South Asia’s largest Aortic Diseases Summit
Chennai 20th November: Institute of Cardiac & Advanced Aortic Disorders (ICAAD) – SIMS Hospital is hosting the “8th International Aortic Summit 2018”, from 22nd – 24th November 2018. The summit will witness participation of over 200 veteran Cardiac & Cardiothoracic Surgeons from all over India. A plentiful presence of foreign faculties from Italy, Germany, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Japan, Belgium, Oman and Canada will edify the participants. Mr. Ravi Pachamoothoo, Chairman – SRM Group will grace the inaugural session as the Chief Guest. Dr. Raju Sivasamy, Vice President – SIMS Hospital will preside over the summit. The academic sessions will proceed under the guidance of the Course Director Dr. V.V. Bashi, Director – ICAAD, SIMS Hospital.
“There is an increase in the number of patients with aortic diseases in India, and a severe shortage of specialists trained in Aortic Surgery prevails. Approximately 6 lakh people suffer from various types of Aortic Aneurysms in India every year; out of which only 1000 people are getting treated. The prime objective of this international Aortic Summit is to provide decision-making and technical skills to Cardiac Surgeons and impart knowledge on the recent updates in treating Aortic diseases. This will in turn benefit our patients by providing affordable treatment.” Said Dr. V.V. Bashi.
While speaking on the occasion Mr. Ravi Pachamoothoo said, “We have instituted a chain of multi super specialty tertiary care hospitals, to name a few SRM Medical College Hospital & Research Institute at Kattankulathur, Chengalpattu and Chennai, with a combined bed capacity of 1600. Offering affordable healthcare to all the people at the vicinity of our centres, is our motto. By hosting this international Summit on Aortic Diseases, we assure our commitment in offering healthcare to everyone at affordable cost”.
This Summit is set to exchange knowledge and experiences on treatment and management of Aortic Diseases. A large segment of people are affected by various kinds of Aneurysms in India. Dissecting Aneurysm is a very serious aortic disease that results in higher mortality rate in the first 24 hours without treatment. Various modalities of treating this disease will be presented and discussed during the Summit.
Salient Features of the Summit:
- 30 international faculties from eight different countries
- Deliberation on recent advances and modalities in treating Dissecting Aneurysm
- Hands-on workshop with simulated training on an animal organ