the VGR 2015 brochure and registration information

Vat t i k u t i
Global
Robotics
2015
30 Jan-1 Feb, 2015
ITC Maurya, New Delhi
#VGR2015
Contents
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A Warm Welcome
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The Next Step
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A Dream Come True
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Program Overview
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Highlights
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Program at a Glance
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Faculty
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Vattikuti Network of Institutions
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Abstract Submission Guidelines and Dates
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Venue Details
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Master Classes
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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A Dream Come True
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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
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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Lunch
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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
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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
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Vijaylakshmi Gavini, MD
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Venue Details
Venue Details
This year, the Vattikuti Global Robotics 2015 Conference will be held at the luxurious ITC Maurya
hotel in New Delhi.
We had positive experiences with ITC Maurya with the previous Robotic Surgeons Council
meetings and look forward to a similar interaction this time.
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Fax +91 11 2611 3333
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Special Room Rates
Room Category
Special Offer per Day
Occupancy
Key Benefits the Rate
Includes
Executive Club
INR 13,853
Single
Room, Breakfast, Internet
Executive Club
Exclusive
INR 16,301
Single
Room, Breakfast, Internet
Towers
INR 17,675
Single
Room, Breakfast, Internet
ITC One
INR 20,124
Single
Room, Breakfast, Internet
• Double Occupancy rate will be INR 1,500 Extra per day.
• To reserve rooms for a group: Reservation requests are to be sent with the subject line “VGR
2015’’ along with credit card guarantee for all rooms as proposed in the rooming list. List
all first and last names, incoming and departing flight date, time and flight number, if airport
pickup or dropoff is needed, room category, non/smoking, credit card name, number, expiry
date, and any additional remarks or details.
• Airport transfers charged extra at INR 1427 – One Way
Cancellations
• 45 days + prior to check in date: no retention charge
• 44 – 30 days prior to check in date: one night retention charge
• 30 – 0 days prior to check in date: 100% retention charge for the complete stay
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Master Classes
Master Classes
Pediatric Urology
Oesophagus
Colorectal Surgery
Institute of Kidney Diseases and
Research Center, Ahmedabad,
28-29 January 2015
Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New
Delhi, 2-3 February 2015
Location - TBD
2-5 February 2015
International Faculty:
International Faculty:
Robert Cerfolio, MD
Surya Nalamati, MD
International Faculty:
Jack S. 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
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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.
Cancellation Terms
• Before 15 December 2014, 85% refund (15% processing fee retained)
• After 16 December 2014, 5 p.m. – No refund
• Name substitutions allowed before 25 January 2015. Name substitution must be within the
same registration fee category.
All requests for cancellations, refunds, name substitutions or any enquiry concerning
registrations should be emailed to [email protected]
Registration and Payment Options
c Online Registration (Visit: vfrsi.vattikutifoundation.com)
c By Credit Card
Please complete your Visa or MasterCard credit card details on the secure online form.
c By Cheque / Demand Draft
Please make draft payable to: KW Conferences Pvt. Ltd.
Please write VGR 2015 and your name and company on the back of the Demand Draft
Bank Name____________________________________________________________
Amount_______________________________________ Date____________________
Courier one of the above along with a demand draft to: VGR 2015
KW Conferences Pvt Ltd, A-56/12, DLF Phase-1, Gurgaon, Haryana 122002
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Vattikuti Foundation
1000 Town Center, Ste. 700
Southfield, MI 48075
Ph: +1 248 281 2527
Email: [email protected]
Conference Secretariat:
KW Conferences Pvt. Ltd.
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Tel: +91 124 463 6700, Fax: +91 124 410 2075
Email: [email protected]
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