Conferences & Meetings
Event : ONCOLOGY GRAND ROUNDS
Venue : Pune
Role: Invited Faculty
Subject : Video demonstration on ” Intersphincteric resection ” in rectal cancer.
Intersphincteric resection is a technique of sphincter saving surgery for rectal cancer. In the talk I discussed tips and tricks, troubleshooting and showed a couple of techniques which I use to make this procedure easy.
I thank Dr. Sujai Hegde for organizing such a fabulous event and for the invite.
OGP- Oncology Group Pune is conducting grand rounds in oncology every year.
The faculty list included many of my teachers from Tata Memorial Centre, who gave outstanding talks on various surgical aspects. The highlight of the session was focus on uncommon techniques and advanced surgeries.
Event: Orientation to Surgical Oncology
Venue: Thunga Hospital, Malad, Mumbai
Oftentimes, we don’t realise the scope of other specialities that are not connected to us directly. A little orientation can enable us to help others in need.
Nursing staff is the backbone of any hospital. This orientation talk was intended to introduce them to the scope of work I do and how it can impact patients.
Event : Natcon Conference
Topic : Cytoreductive Surgery – Video Demonstration
Place : Madurai, Tamil Nadu
Every year, Indian Association of Surgical Oncology ( IASO) organizes a national conference , which is a fantastic place to update oneself with the latest developments in the field of oncology. This time it happened in Madurai.
I was honoured to be invited to present a video demonstration of cytoreductive surgery.
Cytoreductive surgery is the key component in the treatment of peritoneal cancers but has a considerably long learning curve. In the presentation I showed several tips to improve the surgical efficiency.
NATCON is also a great event to catch up with friends and colleagues who are practising in various parts of the country.
Event : ACRSICON 2022
Organised by Association of Colo- Rectal Surgeons of India and Pink City Surgeons association.
Role : Invited Speaker
Presentation of original work
ASCRICON 2022 Jaipur was a rocking event. The event had a separate oncology section which was studded with insightful programs – talks, panel discussions, debates and lots of video presentations.
It was also, sort of , a reunion of colorectal unit of Tata Memorial Centre, which I am proud to be a part of. I am grateful to my teacher and guide Prof. Saklani, who played an important part in the conference, for his guidance in my career progress. Under Dr. Saklani and Dr. Ashwin the colorectal unit in TMH is doing ground breaking work.
It was an honour for me to present some of my work and original data from TMH in the conference.
Invited Talk: HIPEC in Pseudomyxoma Peritonei
Paper presented: Poorly responding rectal cancers that remain CRM positive after neoadjuvant treatment: Factors affecting outcomes
- Extended TME for rectal cancer
- Laparoscopic synchronous anterior resection and distal gastrectomy
Occasion: Opening of our 6th center – Speciality Surgical Oncology(SSO) Clinic, in Vashi
Venue: Vashi, Mumbai
Event: Best of ASCO 2022
Organized by : MOC – Mumbai Onco Care
Date : June 2022
Role : Invited Faculty
ASCO ( American Society of Clinical Oncology) conference always showcases ground breaking research work from all over the world that can change clinical practise.
Hence best of ASCO in India.
I thank team MOC for the invite to participate.
Such events help us get deeper insights into several unanswered questions in cancer management. It also shows which way the cancer research is heading.
Event : CME
Organized by : Malad Medical Association
Venue : Malad
Date : May 2022
Role : Speaker – Current advances in cancer surgery
Occasion: Opening of our first centre – Specialty Surgical Oncology Hospital and Research Centre, in Ghatkopar
Venue: Ghatkopar, Mumbai
Type : Oncosurg 2020
Venue : Webinar, Mumbai
Due to the pandemic this time Tata Memorial Centre had to switch to online mode for conducting ” ONCOSURG”. ONCOSURG has gained a huge reputation in the country as single most comprehensive live surgical oncology workshop. Skilled surgeons who have mastered the craft and surgeons who have pioneered surgical techniques, from Tata and beyond, demonstrate complex oncological surgeries in ONCOSURG.
However , this time only prerecorded and edited videos were shown. Neverthless, the discussion was still exciting and enriching just like it always was.
I was happy to be on the panel to discuss the finer points of colorectal cancer surgeries.
Type : Awareness Talk – Facebook Live – Minimal Access Surgery in Cancer
Venue : Nanavati Super Specialty Hospital , Mumbai
08 March 2020
CME on “PERITONEAL MALIGNANCY AND TREATMENT OPTIONS” for General practitioners
Type : CME
Venue : Goregaon
Spreading awareness about peritoneal malignancy and the options available…Cytoreductive Surgery, HIPEC, PIPAC at a CME hosted by Dr Sameeksha Dubey and SRV Hospital for general practitioners.
01 March 2020
2nd Update on Cancer care in Urban India- ‘Expanding Horizons in Cancer Care’, 2020 ,Andheri
Type : Panel discussion, Conference
Venue : Andheri, Mumbai
18 Feb 2020
Annual Update in Peritoneal Surface Oncology
Venue : Tata Memorial Center, Mumbai
Date : Feb 2020
Under the aegis of Society of Peritoneal Surface Oncology of India the Annual Update in Peritoneal Surface Oncology was held in amchi Mumbai, in Feb 2020.
The program had international faculties from all over the world , including Prof. Sugarbaker ( USA),
Prof Yonemura (Japan) , Prof Glehen ( France) , Prof Quenet ( France) , Dr Alyami( Saudi Arabia) , Dr Simon ( Netherlands).
Poster presentations. Our team presented three scientific posters in the conference and one of them also won best poster prize.
12 Feb 2020
Breast cancer awareness program organized by SRV Hospital, Goregaon.
Type : Awareness Program
I had gone with minimal expectations to give a health talk on Breast cancer awareness on the occasion of women’s day celebration…but..was pleasantly surprised by the turnout…and they did ask lot of questions…
22 Dec 2019
Presentation on “Minimal Access Surgery in GI cancers”
Type : CME organized by Malad Medical Association
Venue : Malad
08 Dec 2019
6th Innovations in Oncology
Type : Panel Discussion on Stage 3 lung cancer
Role : Panelist
Venue : Bombay Hospital, Mumbai
Moderated a live demonstration of ” TaTME” by Prof Takemasa, in Tata Memorial Centre.
Superb demonstration of a unique technique for rectal resection that comes in handy for large tumors in narrow pelvis.
16 Feb 2019
Annual Update in Peritoneal Surface Malignancies
Type : Conference
Date : Feb 2019
Venue : Chennai Under the leadership of Prof Ramakrishan, the annual update in PSM was held successfully in Chennai.
Moderating a session on “Case studies in Ovarian cancer”
25 Dec 2015
Second international symposium on colorectal diseases, Thailand
Type : Conference
Role : Speaker
Venue : Phuket, Thailand
Oral presentation on our experience at Tata Memorial Center with daVinci Ci robotic surgery system in colorectal cancer surgery. Tata Memorial center was the first center in India to install daVinci Xi system. I was fortunate to work with Dr Saklani and Dr de’Souza in Colorectal Services in the same period.