SKIMS conducts International conference on Morbid Obesity

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 Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Science (SKIMS) on Wednesday conducted an international conference on the Laparoscopic Management of Hernia and Morbid Obesity.

The conference and workshop was conducted by the department of General and Minimal Invasive Surgery of SKIMS under the aegis of ENDISCIOUC and Laparoscopic Surgeon of Asia (ELSA).

The reputed experts in the field from Germany, Japan, Malaysia, and Singapore had detailed discussion on subjects with local surgeons, experts, and students.

The delegates included the international and national faculty of repute besides the the surgical fraternity of Jammu and Kashmir participated in the conference.

The conference was conducted under the leadership of Professor Ajaz Ahmad Malik, HOD General and Minimal Invasive Surgery with the support of senior faculty members of the Department, including Prof Fazl Q Parray, Prof Rouf Wani, Prof. Mubashir Shah, Prof. Munir Wani, Dr Natasha Thakur, Dr Gowher Aziz and Dr Bilal Ahmad.

HOD General Surgery Prof Ajaz Ahmad Malik informed that this conference was the first of its kind held in Jammu and Kashmir wherein a workshop, with hands-on training, was conducted in the skills development Lab for enhancing the skills of the budding surgeons.

He thanked the director of the institute, Prof Pervez Koul, and the administration for unflinching support in conducting such activities. The conference would go a long way in improving the care of such patients in our region, he added.

It is pertinent to mention that the Department of General and Minimal Invasive Surgery at SKIMS is providing advanced and quality health care to the patients and has been in forefront in improving the academics ,teaching, patient care and medical research at this prestigious Institute, a statement of the SKIMS said.

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