Feb. 25, 2013
-- Muljibhai Patel Urological Hospital (MPUH) – Centre For Robotic Surgery (CRS) Nadiad is organizing a major International Seminar‘ American Urological Association (AUA) Segura International Urolithiasis Course’ during 21-23 February 2013. It is for the first time that the AUA Segura Course is conducted outside the USA. More than 450 faculty and delegates from about 20 countries are participating in the most prestigious programme on stone disease.
The Seminar was inaugurated on 21st Feb by the Chairman of MPUH, Shri Rohit J Patel in the presence of ‘who-is-who’
in the field of kidney stone management from abroad and India. Some of the big names participating in the conference include Prof. Glenn Preminger, AUA Representative;
Dr John Denstedt, Treasurer of Endourological Society; Dr. Luc Valiquette, President-elect of SIU, Dr Meyappan, President of Urological Society of India; Prof. Dr. Andreas J Gross; Dr. Michael Wong; Dr. Mahesh Desai, Medical Director of MPUH & President, World Endourological Society and Dr R B Sabnis, Chairman, Dept of Urology, MPUH.
MPUH is ‘complete’
in all respects, in the treatment of stone disease, having performed close to 26,000 procedures for removal of kidney stones by various techniques, e.g. ESWL, Flexible Ureteroscopy, PCNL, Micro-perc, etc. MPUH has published 165 peer reviewed/indexed scientific papers. It is in recognition of these high standards and expertise on stone disease that the AUA granted the permission to MPUH to organize the AUA Segura International Urolithiasis Course at Nadiad. Dr Segura was a pioneer in the stone disease, and was a Founder-Member of World Endourology Society. In 2004, MPUH had hosted the World Congress on Endourology (WCE) in Mumbai when Dr Segura was elected the President of World Endourology Society. Right now Dr Mahesh Desai, the Medical Director of MPUH is the President of the Society.
India has more stone cases than in any other country. With the advancement of technology and new techniques in management of stone diseases, patients will be the ultimate beneficiaries. We are looking at treatment modalities that can remove stones without surgery. For the last ten years, not a single open stone surgery has been done at MPUH. We propose to set up a Centre at MPUH for Research in stone disease. Dr. Jens Rassweiler and his daughter Dr Marie Claire from Germany demonstrated, for the first time outside Germany, a new technique ‘iPad guided renal access’ for clearance of stones. This technique may however take some more time for perfection.
This type of Conference provides great opportunities for the young and upcoming Urologists to learn from experts in the field and apprise themselves of the latest developments in the field of urology. During the conference, more than 20 surgical procedures are being telecast LIVE from the operation theatres to the Conference venue for the benefit of delegates. The participants can ask any questions directly to the operating surgeons to clear any doubts. They also have facilities for hands-on training on simulators and models in the JPAC labs. Many world renowned medical equipment manufacturers have set up their stalls at the Conference venue. The Conference was a grand success.
Encl: Photo of Conference Inauguration, and iPad-guided Renal Access PCNL.
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