MESSAGE FROM ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
Dear Friends & Colleagues
We thank the executive body of SELSI for giving us the privileged opportunity to host the prestegious 12th Annual National Conference of the Society of Endoscopic & Laparoscopic Surgeons of India (SELSICON 2019) to be held from 11th to 15th September 2019, @ New Delhi, India.
As we are all aware, Laparoscopic surgery requires certain specific skills different from open surgery and includes depth perceptions, working without tactile sensation, limited degree of freedom and hand eye coordination. SELSI was started by the founding members with an idea of dissemination of these skills and knowledge pretaining to Endo-Laparoscopy among the practicing surgeons and the surgeons in training.SELSI has always taken keen interests in training of both novice and trained surgeons in basic and advanced laparoscopy.
It is with this novel idea that we aim to organize this edition SELSICON 2019.We have decided to keep the Theme of this year’s conference as – “Current trends and Newer horizons in Minimal Access Surgery (MAS)”. The purpose is to bring abreast the latest innovations in the diverse fields of MAS. Newer techniques of abdominal wall reconstruction, increasing use of Robots, newer Bariatric procedures, entire gamut of VATS and thoracoscopic procedures and their future implications are all coming up on the surgical horizon and are a matter of intense debate. We will be inviting expert speakers to present video-based presentations on newer innovations and newer techniques in the field of MAS. In all three days of the conference, there will be live operations in the morning session and didactic lectures in evening.
Cadaveric workshops will be conducted on Laparoscopic Hernia, AWR, Bariatric, Thoracic and GI surgeries. It is an amazing platform for Hands- on for both Surgeons- in -training or the practicing surgeons. Like all previous years we hope that SELSICON 2019 will provide the platform for eminent surgeons and young colleagues to share their expertise and enrich the knowledge of the surgical fraternity. We would be organizing Master Classes for surgeons in training as well as discussing ways of improving surgical training.
Delhi offers much to see and do particularly in the month of September. The start of autumn would be pleasant enough toexplore lush green Delhi that looks most beautiful in its rain washed splendor. After the conference timings, one can enjoy sightseeing, shopping or just ambling through the sun-bathed evenings in and around CP, Old Delhi or India gate
We, on behalf of the organizing committee welcome all to India Habitat Center (IHC) and SELSICON 2019 and to make the conference a great success.
Selsicon Organizing Team