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Otorhinolaryngology(ENT) CONFERENCE/CME : 2008

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CONFERNCE 26th Karnataka State ENT Surgeons conference (AOI- KSCON 2008) was held on 29th, 30th & 31st August at SSIMS&RC under the leadership of Dr. S M Siddalingappa, Dr. AM Shivakmar & Dr. KP Basavaraju. SSIMS&RC, JJMMC & Davanagere ENT Surgeons Association jointly hosted this mega event after 15years.
Dr. D S Grewal a renowned ENT Surgeon & former president of AOI inaugurated the conference. Dr. Shamnur Shivashankarappa presided the function. Dr. Kanteerava Balasaraswati, Dean SSIMS&RC inaugurated the Trade & Fair exhibition. Dr. H R Chandrashekar, Principal, JJMMC inaugurated State AOI website. Dr. P Nagaraj, Principal, SSIM&RC released the Souvenir. Dr H R Gurupadappa, Dr M G Rajashekarappa, AC Jayanna, Dr. Jyothi Swaroop, Dr. Hariharamurthy were present during the inaugural ceremony.
Dr. SM Siddalingappa welcomed the gathering & guests. Dr. A M Shivakumar delivered the vote of thanks. Senior ENT Surgeons of Davanagere were felicitated during the function.
Conference involved live surgical workshops on the first day followed by oration, lectures, panel discussion, and paper presentations by teaching faculty, PG’s, private practitioners & P G quiz.
Dr M Shaker inaugurated live surgical workshop on day one, Dr. Ashish Bhumker a young & dynamic surgeon from Thane performed intact canal wall Mastoidetomy with Tympanoplasty. Dr. Meghanadh from Hyderabad demonstrated FESS surgery and Dr. George Vergheese performed Augmentation Rhinoplasty on day one.
Second day included olio lactic orations from guest faculty Dr. Ashish Bhumker, Dr. Meghanath, Dr. George Verghese, and Dr. Nanjundappa. Dr. Venkatesh M D from Pune highlighted about case selection for cochlear implants, Dr. B M Balaraj, Prof Forensic medicine enlighted about Medico legal aspects in ENT. Dr. HC Ramesh gave bird view about implementation of national program for Prevention & Control of deafness.
Post Graduates presented their research work papers selected for the gold medal award. Other award-winning event was Innovations in ENT. Day 2 concluded with general body meeting.
Dr. K P Basavaraju moderated a panel discussion on Allergic Rhinitis panelists included Professors from various medical colleges.
Award winning events like Teaching Faculty Paper, Private Practitioner Paper & Video Session were conducted on day 3. Dr. Jyoti Swarup conducted panel discussion on Head & Neck Trauma. Last event on day 3 was Post Graduate Quiz conducted by Dr. Dattatreya. Post Graduates from BMC bagged the Ekalavya award sponsored by Dr. A M Shivakumar, PGs from JJMMC stud second. 29 teams from various parts of the state were participated in the quiz.
Needless to mention the hospitality, which included savvy tasters of Davanagere through out the conference, stunning dance performance by Yana Lewis Group, Bangalore, The nonstop laughing bouts by Richard Louis will be there in sweet memories of the delegates who came in large numbers from all the parts of the state to make this event a grand success.
More than 400 delegates registering for any state ENT annual conference, more than 350 new state ENT association memberships, delegates participating from neighboring states like Goa, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and also from other countries like Malaysia, Saudi Arabia made this conference a unique of its kind.
Thanks to the painstaking efforts of Dr. A M Shivakumar and team in giving such a wonderful academic feast.

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