Vat t i k u t i Global Robotics 2015 30 Jan-1 Feb, 2015 ITC Maurya, New Delhi #VGR2015 Contents 04 A Warm Welcome 07 The Next Step 08 A Dream Come True 12 Program Overview 13 Highlights 16 Program at a Glance 18 Faculty 22 Vattikuti Network of Institutions 24 Abstract Submission Guidelines and Dates 25 Venue Details 26 Master Classes 27 VGR Registration Information A Warm Welcome A A Warm Welcome Dear Friends, We are very pleased to welcome you to the The scientific program for the conference We must thank you for contributing valuable Vattikuti Global Robotics 2015 Conference to comprises a combination of specialties content to the Foundation’s website, be held at ITC Maurya, New Delhi. With this, and has been tailored to suit the needs www.vfrsi.vattikutifoundation.com, which has the second conference of its kind in India, we of both the younger surgeons and their a rich collection of surgical videos by expert are continuing the Foundation’s commitment experienced counterparts alike. That is what surgeons to further learning in the medical of being a leading partner in the growth of this Conference is about- the sharing of community. We must also acknowledge the robotic and other minimally invasive surgical knowledge unselfishly amongst surgeons who support of the Vattikuti Network of Institutions techniques throughout India and the world. might otherwise be considered competitors. and the surgeons who have generously This conference and the semi-annual Robotic supported the activities of the Foundation Surgeons Council of India (RSCOI) are the with their time travelling to India, mentoring sincere efforts of the Foundation to provide surgeons and accepting them at their own academic platforms for intense interaction centers. Dr. Menon deserves a very special across the disciplines and for surgeons to mention for his unparalleled academic learn from each other and build relationships, leadership and continued commitment in laying the foundation of strong international leading the field of robotic surgery. When we started our mission in India in 2010, there were just six robots with low volume output. Now, we have twentyfive truly multidisciplinary programs with close to 150 skilled surgeons contributing to approximately 3,000 procedures per year. The Foundation is well on the way to achieving its target of 300 fully trained collaboration. We also wish to thank you for making the robotic surgeons. Soon, we will have fifty Since VGR 2012, we have shifted the focus commitment of your valuable time to be high volume robotic surgery programs all to the Indian medical scenario: in contrast here. The staff of the Vattikuti Foundation has over the country. Even more remarkable, to VGR 2012 where we had a large number been hard at work for VGR 2015. Leading Indian surgeons have become active partners of international faculty with little Indian surgeons have worked diligently to prepare to the innovation program launched by the participation, VGR 2015 will provide a central their presentations for you. Let VGR 2015 Foundation. They are actively contributing stage to Indian surgeons. be the conference where we join hands to high quality data in the Vattikuti Collaborative Quality Initiative (VCQI) and publishing extensively in high impact journals. Everything we do is informed by our aim to improve health outcomes of our patients. reaffirm our commitment for better quality of life for each and every person. Despite the encouraging developments in Look forward to meeting you at the We at the Foundation are very excited to the last few years, we are aware of the long conference. see the global response to the ongoing VUI/ road ahead of us as we work to disseminate Medanta/IKDRC collaboration for the Robotic the benefits of high-tech surgery to the large Kidney Transplant with Regional Hypothermia masses who currently cannot afford it. Warm regards, project. Raj & Padma Vattikuti Founder and Co-Founder Vattikuti Foundation 4 www.vfrsi.vattikutifoundation.com A Warm Welcome When we started our mission in India, there were only six robots with low volume output. Now, we have 25 truly multidisciplinary programs with close to 150 skilled surgeons contributing to approximately 3,000 procedures every year. The Foundation is well on the way to achieving its target of 300 fully trained robotic surgeons. A Warm Welcome While these were the first steps, at least as I see them, they were just the beginning. Indian and Asian surgeons have embraced robotic surgery, and extended the boundaries wherever possible. The Next Step The Next Step VGR 2015 is the latest step in a journey that with the goal being the implementation of the Vattikuti Foundation and I began in 2000. robotic programs in India. They realized At that time, Padma and Raj Vattikuti had a dream, that patients with prostate cancer would be able to undergo a kinder, gentler operation for their problem. They founded the Vattikuti Urology Institute at Henry Ford Hospital, and authorized the purchase of the first da Vinci System used for the treatment of how important proper training and a proper team were and came up with a structured introduction of robotics in India. One of the key steps was the Vattikuti Global Robotics Conference in 2012; a second step was the extensive use of surgical mentors from the USA at several robotic sites. cancer in the world. Over the next 15 years, While these were the first steps, at least as robotic surgery has supplanted open surgery I see them, they were just the beginning. at the VUI, and surgical techniques developed Indian and Asian surgeons have embraced there by an extraordinary team of Urologists robotic surgery, and extended the boundaries (Jim Peabody, Ashutosh Tewari, Ashok Hemal, wherever possible. VGR 2015 is a result of Alok Shrivastava, Khurshid Guru, Ketan YOUR work, and is a recognition of YOUR Badani, Craig Rogers, Khurshid Ghani… to contributions. name a few) have been at the forefront of developing a host of techniques that are now in common use across the world, wherever robotic surgery is being performed. It is not Thank you for allowing me the privilege of being part of your work and celebrate your success. a coincidence that many of these pioneering surgeons have strong connections with the Indian subcontinent. Mani Menon, MD Raj’s dream did not stop in Detroit or with Raj and Padma Vattikuti Distinguished Chair urological cancer. In 2010, he started a Vattikuti Urology Institute collaboration with Dr. Mahendra Bhandari, Henry Ford Hospital www.vfrsi.vattikutifoundation.com 7 A Dream Come True A Dream Come True The Vattikuti Global Robotics 2015 The Foundation has also demolished the The Foundation would not be where it is today Conference (VGR 2015) showcases Indian myth that robotic surgery is expensive and without the support of the Vattikuti Network Surgeons dedicated to the art of robotic unfeasible. Our innovative multispecialty of Institutions and its surgeons. I must surgery. model, comprising enhanced capacity acknowledge the unwavering commitment utilization and economical use of instruments, of Raj and Padma in supporting the activities has helped reduce cost of robotic surgery of the Foundation. And Dr. Menon continues significantly. Robotic surgery programs at to lead by example, expanding the scope publicly funded institutions are now treating and the growth of robotic surgery across the even the poorest of the poor. world. demonstrations by the world’s leading robotic We have witnessed the emergence of When I moved to the United States nine years surgeons convinced conference participants an enduring partnership between Indian ago, my dream was to be part of a mission of high-quality outcomes and the manageable surgeons, the Foundation’s global network of that would give back to my home country, learning curve for robotic surgery. robotic surgeons, hospitals and the Vattikuti India. Seeing so many positive results from Foundation. With the help of robotic surgery, the work of the Vattikuti Foundation and our we work toward the singular objective of partners here makes me feel that my dream giving the best chance of recovery to our has been realized. Thank you for sharing my patients. journey. surgeons at newly commissioned robotic Our goal for VGR 2015 is that, once again, I look forward to meeting you at this exciting surgery programs across the country. During it will be an occasion to bring novices and event. the process of learning and teaching, the experts face-to-face for the fruitful exchange stakeholders were conscious of ensuring of ideas. I hope this conference leads to patient safety. This was exemplified in further surgical innovation and collaboration. The conference’s predecessor, VGR 2012, was the first of its kind in India. It ignited the fire of robotic surgery in the hearts and minds of our surgical leaders. Sound empirical data, masterly presentations and live surgical Over the past three years, the Vattikuti Foundation has transformed the excitement of VGR 2012 into reality. With our skilled team of network surgeons, we have trained the smooth and safe development of the historical robotic kidney transplant programs, which have been recognized for adhering to the IDEAL guidelines for surgical innovations. It was a collaborative effort between the Vattikuti Urology Institute in Detroit, the Medanta Vattikuti Institute of Robotic Surgery, the Institute of Kidney Diseases at Ahmedabad and The Ohio State University. The scientific program will include best practices, tricks of the trade, patient safety Mahendra Bhandari, MD, MBA and training issues. Hospital managers Director, Robotic Surgery Education and will learn from the success stories of Research current programs and lessons for building Vattikuti Urology Institute economically viable programs. The Henry Ford Hospital conference will also set an agenda for CEO, Vattikuti Foundation the Vattikuti Collaborative Quality Initiative (VCQI), a multi-institutional, multi-procedural database and template for future growth. 8 www.vfrsi.vattikutifoundation.com Sincerely, A Dream Come True When I moved to the United States nine years ago, my dream was to be part of a mission that would give back to my home country, India. Seeing so many positive results from the work of the Vattikuti Foundation and our partners here makes me feel that my dream has been realized. Thank you for sharing my journey. A Dream Come True 10 www.vfrsi.vattikutifoundation.com A Dream Come True www.vfrsi.vattikutifoundation.com 11 Program Overview Program Overview Over the course of three days, the Vattikuti specially designed to suit the requirements of from experts in the field. Days 2 and 3 Foundation and its partner hospitals look practicing surgeons and postgraduates alike. include sessions on gynaecology, urology, to provide a comprehensive and exciting We have a very strong team of international thoracic surgery, gastrointestinal, colorectal, program dedicated to the work of robotic faculty collaborating with the national vascular, and ENT surgeries, featuring surgeons in various specialties. faculty to enrich the scientific content. The detailed discussions on surgical techniques highlights of the conference will include a using stop-frame videos allowing attendees common session on the first day from the to group together for in-depth discussions stalwarts in robotic surgery from across the and didactic sessions based on their own world, involving general sessions across all specialties. Vattikuti Global Robotics 2015 is a truly multispecialty surgical conference with focus on robotic surgery and other cutting edge, minimally invasive surgical techniques. It is for urologists, gynecologists, oncologic surgeons, thoracic surgeons, upper gastrointestinal and colorectal surgeons, thyroid surgeons, vascular surgeons, kidney transplant surgeons and hepatobilliary surgeons. The scientific program has been specialties. The program includes in-depth discussions on Training, Patient Safety, Anesthesia in Robotic Surgery. Hospital managers will get tips on how to make the robotic surgical discipline a center of excellence and how to make it cost effective Surgeons will learn the tricks of the trade from the experts in preventing and skillfully dealing with surgical complications in a combined session comprised of live examples. ITC Maurya Sheraton, VGR 2015 Conference Venue 12 www.vfrsi.vattikutifoundation.com Highlights Highlights Common Scientific Program: the cost effectiveness of robotic surgery, be moderated by a panel of experts who will benefits of creating a multi-specialty robotic share their experience and provide tips for surgical group, anesthesia, patient safety prevention and timely management of such The opening day of the conference has and team training and tips of efficient complications. been designed to cut across different management of human and material disciplines of surgery. The experts share resources. their vast experience on pertinent subjects such as Endless Pursuits of Mastery, The Age of Digital and Tissue Interaction and How to Innovate a New Procedure. Hospital administrators participate in discussions on VGR 2015 has a dedicated time for discussions on various aspects of different The second half of the last day of VGR would surgical techniques. We have outstanding be dedicated to real examples of robotic and experienced faculty to demonstrate the surgery complications as encountered in right techniques to minimize complications different surgical specialties. The session will following this surgery. www.vfrsi.vattikutifoundation.com 13 Highlights Highlights Robotic Urologic Surgery: Robotic application in the field of urologic surgery is at its most advanced stage. Close to 80% of urologic surgery is performed with the assistance of a robot at the expert robotic centers with excellent patient outcomes. VGR 2015 will offer a complete spectrum of non-robotic urologist and kidney transplant reconstruction, discussion will include living surgeons, pediatric surgeons and also the related liver resection for the purpose of accomplished robotic surgeons to learn transplantation. from each other. There will be joint session with the gynecologists to discuss the role of robotic surgery in the management of incontinence in women. Bariatric Surgery: Bariatric surgical procedures performed with robotic assistance has established Gynaecologic Surgery: its superiority over a period of time over would be on improvised techniques of robotic A dedicated program has been planned for In morbidly obese patients where the margin radical prostatectomy and renal conservation practicing gynecologists, residents, fellows of safety is less, robotic assistance offers surgery. It will also involve how robotic and post graduates in the specialty. The lower rate of gastrointestinal leaks, lower risk radical cystectomy has radically changed faculty has been carefully chosen to include of follow-up surgery and lower risk of failure patient outcomes by significantly reducing the experts in the management of benign disease of laparoscopic procedure needing conversion morbidity of the procedure. as well as gynecologic cancers. Complex to open surgery. Ergonomically, the robotic subjects such as the surgical management application significantly reduces surgeon of endometriosis and the female have been fatigue. robotic urologic procedures. Special focus Both the interest of young robotic surgeons and their experienced counterparts have not been ignored: emphasis would be on the fineries of the techniques of robotic radical prostatectomy and the robotic partial nephrectomy as well as complex procedures. The faculty experts will present their techniques to perform high end procedures such as robotic kidney transplant surgery, clearance of IVC thrombus, autotransplantation and retroperitoneal lymph node dissection. conventional open and laparoscopic surgery. included in the program. Techniques of myomectomy and radical hysterectomy will be discussed by the experts. Complex Hepatic, Pancreatic and Biliary Surgery: Colorectal Surgery and the Surgery of Upper Gastrointestinal Tract: VGR 2015 brings in a mix of very experienced open, laparoscopic and robotic surgeons involving in a healthy debate to establish The faculty of VGR 2015 includes the best the rationality of the robotic technique. robotic, laparoscopic and open surgical Application of the da Vinci system permits experts in the field of liver, pancreas precise removal of cancerous tissue, low Guest lectures, plenaries and stop frame and the biliary tract surgery to inculcate blood loss, quick return of bowel functions, video teaching of the techniques will enhance healthy debates on the rationality to and low rate of complications and early the learning experience. The scientific apply an appropriate modality to suit the resumption of normal diet. It is ideal for program for Urology has been tailored requirements of differing patients. Besides low anterior resection and other sphincter to balance the needs of postgraduates, liver and pancreatic resections and complex preserving surgery. It permits quicker return of sexual and urinary functions. 14 www.vfrsi.vattikutifoundation.com Highlights Robotic Vascular Surgery: Aortobifemoral bypass remains an effective and durable treatment for aortic occlusive disease and is the procedure against which all other procedures are benchmarked. Robotic assisted laparoscopic aortic surgery has the potential to provide vascular surgeons with an option that diminishes the short term complications associated with open abdominal operations and at the same time maximizes the long-term success. This meeting will give the vascular surgeons a unique opportunity to understand the technical know-how of this state of the art operation by interacting with surgeons having Asia’s largest experience in Robotic Resection, Robotic Esophageal Surgery, and Robotic Surgery for Posterior Mediastinal and diaphragmatic pathologies. There will be elements and themes of interest for any thoracic surgeon looking to upgrade and supplement his or her skills with state-oftheart robotic technology. There will be extensive, lively and open discussions on an expansive menu of topics and “How I do It” sessions with leading robotic thoracic surgeons, as well as with Dr. Robert James Cerfolio, a world leader in the field of robotic thoracic surgery. Scientific content for the sessions has been planned in a comprehensive manner to meet the requirements of practicing surgeons and postgraduate students. Assisted laparoscopic Aorto Bifemoral Bypass operations. Robotic Thoracic Surgery: Minimally invasive thoracic surgery has come a long way since its inception in the early twentieth century. Today, a large number of complex procedures are being handled by Robotic assisted thoracic surgery, an established entity with an ever-increasing spectrum. The technology is poised to produce major enhancements in the level of healthcare. This conference provides an opportunity to learn about the spectrum of Robotic Thoracic Surgery including Robotic Mediastinal Surgery, Robotic Pulmonary www.vfrsi.vattikutifoundation.com 15 Program at a Glance Program at a Glance 9 AM to 11 AM 30 January Plenary Kamal Hall (A & B combined) 11 AM to 1 PM Status Session How to Learn and Master Robotic Surgery? Birth of Robotic Surgery in India Simulation Endless Pursuit of Mastery Modular Training Concept The Era of “Digital Tissue Interaction” Patient Safety and Controlled Learning Challenges of Surgery in a Child Basic Laparoscopic Skills Dynamics of Surgical Innovation The American Experience 1 PM to 2 PM The European Experience Kamal Hall C 31 January Kamal Hall A Lunch Radical Prostatectomy Step-by-Step Stop Frame Video Teaching Partial Nephrectomy Step-by-Step Technique Panel Discussion and Audience Interaction Panel Discussion and Audience Interaction Value of PSA Testing Kamal Hall B Gynecological Cancers Gynecological Cancers Kamal Hall C Chaitya 1 February Kamal Hall A Surgery for Morbid Obesity Hepatobillary and Complex Pancreatic Surgery Pediatric Urology Robotic Renal Transplant Surgery Robotic Surgery Beyond Envelope Kamal Hall B Benign Gynaecology Benign Gynaecology Kamal Hall C Chaitya 16 Lunch www.vfrsi.vattikutifoundation.com Lunch Thoracic Surgery Thoracic Surgery Program at a Glance Key: 2 PM to 3 PM General Sessions Urology 3 PM to 4 PM Gynecology 4 PM to 5 PM Vattikuti Collaborative Quality Initiative (VCQI) Recent Advances in the Management of Pelvic Epithelial Tumors How to Make Robotic Surgery Cost Effective Randomized Control Trials in Surgery Anesthesia in Robotic Surgery How Did We Learn Robotic Surgery? How and Why of Publications? Robotic Surgery for Obesity OR Efficiency Other 5 PM to 6:30 PM Inauguration Dinner & Cocktails Radical Cystectomy Step-by-Step Technique Stop Frame Video Reconstructive Urology and Urinary Diversions Panel Discussion and Audience Interaction Gynecological Cancers Gynecological Cancers Dinner Upper GI Tract Surgery Colorectal Surgery Surgery of Esophagus Female Urology for Incontinence and Prolapse Combined Complication Session and Panel Discussion TORS and Thyroid Surgery www.vfrsi.vattikutifoundation.com 17 International Faculty International Faculty Akshay Bhandari, MD Director of Robotic Urology Assistant Professor of Urology Columbia University Division of Urology Mount Sinai Medical Center Miami, Florida, USA Chief of Gynecology and Minimally Invasive Surgery Providence Vattikuti Women’s Robotic Surgery Institute Providence Hospital and Medical Center Southfield for St. John Providence Health System Southfield, Michigan, USA Robert Cerfolio, MD Pier Cristoforo Giulianotti, MD Prokar Dasgupta, MD Khurshid Guru, MD Professor of Surgery Chief Thoracic Surgery UAB James H Estes Endowed Chair Lung Cancer Research The Kirklin Clinic of UAB Hospital Birmingham, Alabama, USA Professor and Chair Institute of Robotic Surgery Guy’s Hospital, King’s College London London, United Kingdom Jack Elder, MD Chief, Pediatric Urology Vattikuti Urology Institute Henry Ford Hospital Detroit, Michigan, USA 18 Vijaylakshmi Gavini, MD www.vfrsi.vattikutifoundation.com Lloyd Nyhus Professor of Surgery Chief of the Division Division of Minimally Invasive & Robotic Surgery, University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago, Illinois, USA Attending Surgeon, Department of Urology Director, Robotic Surgery Robert P. Huben Endowed Professor of Oncology Roswell Park Cancer Institute Buffalo, New York, USA Walter Gotlieb, MD Professor of Oncology and of Ob-Gyn Director of Surgical Oncology McGill University - SMBD Jewish General Hospital Montreal, Canada International Faculty Mani Menon, MD Akshay Sood, MD Raj and Padma Vattikuti Distinguished Chair of the Vattikuti Urology Institute Henry Ford Hospital Detroit, Michigan, USA Urology Resident Vattikuti Urology Institute Henry Ford Hospital Detroit, Michigan, USA Alexander Mottrie, MD, Ph.D Ranjan Sudan, MD Assistant Professor of Urology University of Eastern Piedmont, Novara, Italy Director, OLV Vattikuti Robotic Surgery Institute, Aalst Belgium Associate Professor of Surgery Associate Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Vice Chair of Education, Department of Surgery Surgery / Metabolic & Weight Loss North Carolina, USA Surya Nalamati, MD Colon and Rectal Surgery Henry Ford Hospital Detroit, Michigan, USA Dipen Parekh, MD Chairman, Department of Urology Director of Robotic Surgery Professor Victor A. Politano Endowed Chair in Urology University of Miami Urology Miami, Florida, USA www.vfrsi.vattikutifoundation.com 19 National Faculty National Faculty Rajesh Ahlawat, MD Gagan Gautam, MD Parveen Bhatia, MD Jagdishwar Goud, MD Neerja Bhatla, MD N. P. Gupta, MD Vivek Bindal, MD Sabhyata Gupta, MD Surender Dabas, MD amita Jain, MD Medanta, the Medicity New Delhi Sir Ganga Ram Hospital New Delhi All India Institute of Medical Sciences New Delhi Fellow, Duke University Sir Ganga Ram Hospital New Delhi Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute New Delhi P. N. Dogra, MD All India Institute of Medical Science New Delhi Deepak Dubey, MD Manipal Hospital Bangalore 20 www.vfrsi.vattikutifoundation.com Medanta, the Medicity New Delhi Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences Hyderabad Medanta, the Medicity New Delhi Medanta, the Medicity Bangalore Medanta, the Medicity New Delhi Ali Zamir Khan, MD Medanta, the Medicity New Delhi SangEEta Khanna, MD Medanta, the Medicity New Delhi National Faculty Jagdish Kulkarni, MD Somashekhar S. P., MD Asian Heart Institute Mumbai Manipal Hospital Bangalore Arvind Kumar, MD Rupinder Sekhon, MD Sir Ganga Ram Hospital New Delhi Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute New Delhi Pranjal Modi, MD Rooma Sinha, MD Institute of Kidney Disease Research Centre Ahmedabad Indraprastha Apollo Hospital - Hyderabad Hyderabad ajit pai, MD Ananthakrishnan Sivaraman, MD Apollo Chennai Chennai Indraprastha Apollo Hospital - Chennai Chennai C. Palanivelu, MD Arvinder Singh Soin, MD GEM Hospital and Research Center Coimbatore Medanta, the Medicity New Delhi Arun prasad, MD Venkant Sripathi, MD Indraprastha Apollo Hospital - Delhi New Delhi Indraprastha Apollo Hospital - Chennai Chennai Shalini Rajaram, MD T. B. Yuvaraja, MD University College of Medical Sciences & Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital New Delhi Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital Mumbai www.vfrsi.vattikutifoundation.com 21 Vattikuti Network of Institutions Vattikuti Network of Institutions Vattikuti Urology Institute Henry Ford Hospital Detroit, Michigan, USA Medanta Vattikuti Institute of Robotic Surgery Medanta, the Medicity New Delhi, India KIMS Vattikuti Institute of Robotic Surgery KIMS Hospital Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India Asian Vattikuti Institute of Robotic Surgery Asian Heart Institute Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Manipal Vattikuti Institute of Robotic Surgery Manipal Hospital Bangalore, Karnataka, India 22 www.vfrsi.vattikutifoundation.com Vattikuti Network of Institutions OLV Vattikuti Robotic Surgery Institute OLV Hospital Aalst, Belgium Providence Vattikuti Women's Robotic Surgery Institute Providence Hospital Southfield, Michigan, USA Roswell Park Cancer Institute Robotic Surgery at Roswell Park Buffalo, New York, USA University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center Miami, Florida, USA Institute of Robotic Surgery King’s College London London, England www.vfrsi.vattikutifoundation.com 23 Abstract Submission Guidelines and Dates Abstract Submission Guidelines and Dates 1.The abstract must be in English with no more than 250 words, and it must be typed using Arial, 12-point font. Care must be taken when typing the submission, which will be directly photo printed. 2.The title must be in CAPITAL LETTERS on the first line. It should be short and concise. 3.The names of the authors should follow immediately under the title. Type first 7.Do not include graphs, tables or references in the abstract. 8.Use single-line, vertical spacing and leave one line between paragraphs. 9.Mark clearly which kind of presentation you prefer. 10.Please ensure that all posters are 24” x 36”. 11.All submissions of abstracts will be accepted through email only. initials and last name of the authors in CAPITAL LETTERS (eg. L. GARG) and underline the name of the presenter. DO NOT include degrees or professional The abstracts and materials should be submitted by 22 December 2014. designations. Names of institutions, city and country should be lowercase, following immediately after the authors. 4.Leave one line between the title/author/ institution block and the body of that abstract. 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Elder, MD Chief, Pediatric Urology Henry Ford Hospital Detroit, Michigan, USA Coordinator: Dr. Pranjal Modi Bariatric Surgery Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, 28-29 January 2015 International Faculty: Professor of Surgery Chief Thoracic Surgery UAB James H Estes Endowed Chair Lung Cancer Research The Kirklin Clinic of UAB Hospital Birmingham, Alabama, USA Colon and Rectal Surgery Henry Ford Hospital Detroit, Michigan, USA Coordinator: To be determined Coordinator: Dr. Arvind Kumar Gynaecologic Oncology Surgery Medanta, the Medicity, New Delhi, 2-3 February 2015 International Faculty: For more information, visit www.vfrsi.vattikutifoundation.com or contact Vishnu Madhavi Ranjan Sudan, MD Associate Professor of Surgery Associate Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Vice Chari fo Edcuation, Department of Surgery Surgeyr/Metabolic & Weight Loss Duke University School of Medicine Durham, North Carolina, USA Coordinator: Dr. Parveen Bhatia 26 www.vfrsi.vattikutifoundation.com Vattikuti Technologies Pvt Ltd Walter Gotlieb, MD Professor of Oncology and of Ob-Gyn Director of Surgical Oncology McGill University - SMBD Jewish General Hospital Montreal, Canada 55, Yashas Building Opposite to RT Nagar Police Station Visweswariah Nagar HMT Layout, Bangalore – 560032 Ph: 080 49693317 Coordinator: Dr. Sabhyata Gupta Email: [email protected] VGR Registration Information VGR Registration Information REGISTRATION FEE Early Bird 16 Dec 2014 (last date 15 Dec 2014) onwards Doctors (Resident Indian) INR 3,500 INR 4,000 Full Time Resident Indian Students INR 1,500 INR 2,000 Category For registration of 10 or more delegates from the same organisation, a 10% discount is being offered. 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