The 10th Annual Live Workshop was conducted on 17th and 18th November 2007. It focused on Aortic Aneurysms. The workshop was inaugurated by Shri. R. Jagadish Chandran on the 17th morning during a crisp function. The visiting faculty were Prof. Thoralf Sundt from the world-famous Mayo Clinic, Prof. Jai S Raman, Director of Research, University of Chicago, Dr. V V Bashi, Chairman, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, MIOT Hospital, from Chennai, and Prof. Neelakandan, Trivandrum. On the 17th, two open cases and one endovascular procedure were done. The open cases included a Root/Ascending and Arch aneurysm and a complex thoracoabdominal aneurysm. The Endo-Vascular was an infrarenal aneurysm. The day ended with a very informative symposium on “Endovascular vs Open Surgery” chaired by Prof. Neelakandan, followed by dinner. On 18th, one open thoracoabdominal aneurysm on Cardiopulmonary Bypass and one endovascular stent of infrarenal aneurysm was demonstrated. Dr. Rajpal K Abhaichand, assisted by the surgical team, performed the stent-graft.
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GKNM Hospital started as a mother and child Hospital in 1952 and has currently grown to a 630-bed multi-specialty center. It has as its core competence unit, cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery. The specialty of cardiac surgery was started in 1974 and became fully operational with open heart procedures in 1986. It is currently a tertiary referral center performing all complex cases. The unit performs close to 1600 open heart procedures a year.
This department has been conducting the Annual workshops since 1998 focusing on one aspect of cardiac surgery each year. This meeting is acclaimed as the best in the country in terms of scientific content and conduct. Each year we have about 225 delegates participating and the numbers keep growing each year. The program is fully focused on the academic content and experts in that specific area are invited to address and demonstrate the skills and advances. We are one of the very few centres in the world that does live workshops headed by the masters, which we believe is the best form of learning and teaching.
Dr Chandrasekar, Course Director, is the architect of GKNM liveSURGE and has conducted 20 such live workshops since 1998. The annual event helps shape and advance the academics in the field of Cardio-thoracic surgery in the country.
This workshop is conducted under the auspices of Cardiac Surgical Academic and Research Trust.