The Indian Society of Peripheral Nerve Surgery (ISPNS) conducted its 8th National Conference in Chennai from 8th – 10th February 2019. The three-day long conference included a full-day live workshop along with other 2-days of scholastic lecturers by eminent surgeons from across the World.
The Live workshop on 8th February 2019 was inaugurated by Prof. S. Kalyanaraman, Former HOD, Department of Neurosurgery, Madras Medical College. The workshop sessions presented some of the cases of peripheral nerve surgery that generally possess high degree of challenge before the surgeons in terms of desired outcomes. The participants in the conference witnessed some of the finer surgical techniques that can be deployed to achieve astounding surgical outcomes in these kind of surgeries.
The commencement of the didactic and deliberation sessions followed on 9th & 10th February 2019 after a formal inauguration ceremony. Shri. Banwarilal Purohit, Hon’ble Governor of Tamil Nadu, inaugurated the Conference and delivered an inspirational speech to the clinical fraternity. Shri. Ravi Pachamoothoo, Chairman – SRM Group & Chancellor, SRM University, NCR Delhi, was the Special Guest for the event, who is also the Chief Patron for ISPNSCON’2019. Dr. K. Sridhar, Director of Institute of Craniofacial, Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery at SIMS Hospital, who also currently holds the post of National President of ISPNS, has been the guiding force behind this international academic event. Dr. R. Krishnamoorthy, Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon and Dr. K. R. Suresh Bapu, Neurosurgeon at SIMS Hospital have meticulously planned and steered the event as the Organizing Chairman and Co-Chairman respectively, along with their team.
The conference was aimed to bring together the highly skilled neurosurgeons under one roof, enabling free exchange of knowledge and experience. More than 150 delegates from all over the country participated in the conference along with many eminent faculties. There were about forty lectures delivered on recent advances in the field of peripheral nerve surgeries. Renowned Brachial Plexus Surgeon Dr. Kazuteru Doi from Japan and Dr. Rajiv Midha from Canada were among the international faculties to share their experiences.