Surgical Innovations at AF Bhopal

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The intertwined disciplines of Surgery and Transplantation have grown in leaps and bounds over the last few decades. Reduced mortality, shorter recovery periods and minimal scarring have become established norms. Given that both France and India are pioneers in the medical field, it was only a matter of time before the two decided to come together and share their expertise for the greater good. This was achieved within the framework of Bonjour India 2017-18 in the form of the first Indo-French workshop on Recent Trends in Surgical Innovations: Organ Transplantation. The two-day workshop was organised in AIIMS Bhopal by the Embassy of France in India and Alliance Française de Bhopal on November 24-25 in collaboration with CHU de Rennes, AIIMS Bhopal, Bansal Hospital (Bhopal) and CHU de Rangueil.

The Inauguration of the "Indo-French workshop on Recent Trends in Surgical Innovations: Organ Transplantation"

The Inauguration of the “Indo-French workshop on Recent Trends in Surgical Innovations: Organ Transplantation”

The impetus for the workshop came from the fact that two hospitals had recently carried out organ transplants successfully in the city. Furthermore, there was an ongoing drive to make people aware of the importance of organ donation. Dr. Grégory Verhoest (Urologist, CHU Rennes), Prof. Claire Haegelen (Neurosurgeon, CHU Rennes), Pro. Erwan Flécher (Thoracic and Cardiovascular surgeon, CHU Rennes), and Dr. Federico Sallustro (Urologist, CHU Rangueil) especially flew down to Bhopal for the workshop and interacted with Dr. Adesh Shrivastava (Neurosurgeon, AIIMS Bhopal), Dr. Saurabh Jain (Urologist | Assistant Professor, AIIMS Bhopal), Dr. Senthil Kumar (Hepato-biliary surgeon), Dr. Vikas Jain (Urologist), and Dr. Nitin Garg (Neurosurgeon, Bansal Hospital – Bhopal).

The panel present at the inauguration

The panel present at the inauguration

Through intensive lectures, workshops and simulations these French and Indian experts trained participants on how to perform kidney and heart retrievals. They also discussed transplants using laparoscopy and robotics. Deep Brain Stimulation techniques – used mainly in the treatment of functional disorders like Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy etc. – were demonstrated as well. On Nov 25, a public session on Organ Donation was organised in AIIMS Auditorium. This session was open to the general public and allowed laymen who are interested in organ-donation to interact with experts from France and India. It is important to note that this programme marks the beginning of collaborations, trainings, and exchange of medical expertise and education between the two countries.

A session in progress

A session in progress

Siddharth Bhatt

Rédaction, AF Magazine Inde-Népal

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Directeur de publication : Délégation Générale de la Fondation Alliance Française en Inde et au Népal

Rédacteur en chef : Laurent Elisio Bordier

Rédacteur/Coordinateur national : Siddharth Bhatt

Rédacteurs, contributeurs : Guillaume, Abhirami, Alexandre, Chintan, Cléa, David, Eleonore, Elie, Kanika, Karine, Nita, Thomas, Malvika, Marie-Joëlle, Meera, Mayuri, Mitushi, Alice, Prutha, Romain, Ritika, Manas, Supriya ...