Manipal, March 20, 2021: The Colorectal cancer survivorship program and CME was inaugurated at Kasturba Medical and College and Hospital today.
The Surgical Oncology of Kasturba Medical College and Hospital, Manipal under the Manipal Comprehensive Cancer Care Centre organised the event.
Dr H S Ballal, Pro-Chancellor of MAHE was the chief guest and Dr PLNG Rao Pro-Vice Chancellor, MAHE, Manipal was the guest of honour.
To cater to the growing number of cancer survivors the colorectal cancer survivorship program in this occasion.
“Organising this kind of Continuing Medical Education Programs will help in updating the surgeon with latest advancement in the technology and techniques,” MAHE Pro Chancellor Dr H S Ballal said after inaugurating the program.
The CME discussed about the latest treatment practices in colorectal cancer care. As many as 28 faculty members from 6 cancer centres, practising in various aspects of cancer care ranging from Cancer surgery, Chemotherapy, Radiotherapy, Radiology, Pathology and Palliative care participated in the event.
The Key note address was by Prof Dr Avanish Saklani, Colorectal and robotic surgeon, Tata memorial hospital, Mumbai. The CME was attended by more than 150 practising Doctors from Udupi, Mangalore, Shivamogga, Davanagere, Uttara Kannada and Kodagu districts.
Dr Sharath Kumar Rao, Dean KMC, Dr Avinash Shetty, Medical Superintendent, Kasturba Hospital, Dr Navin S Salins, Coordinator, MCCCC and Dr Naveen Kumar AN Head Department of Surgical Oncology were present in the Program.
Giving an overview Dr Naveen Kumar A N said that, around 200 colorectal cancer related surgeries have been performed by the department in the last two years.
Dr Sharath Kumar Rao welcomed the gathering and Dr Avinash Shetty proposed vote of thanks.