The Amrita Basic Hand Surgery course was held on 4th and 5th August 2018 under the aegis of Indian Society for Surgery of the Hand at Amrita Hospital, Kochi. The meeting was organised by the Department of Orthopaedics and Plastic Surgery of Amrita Hospital and focussed on training orthopaedic and plastic surgeons from all over Kerala and adjacent states.
Faculty from outside and within the state delivered lectures and demonstrations during the one and half day programme. The delegates were taken through interactive lectures and surgical procedures. The meeting was led by Dr. Anil K. Bhat (Professor and Head of Department of Orthopaedics, KMC Manipal), Dr. Hari Venkatramani (Consultant, Department of Plastic, Hand and Reconstructive Micro Surgery, Ganga Hospital Coimbatore), Prof. Chandrababu K.K. (Professor and Head of Orthopaedics, Amrita Hospital), Prof. V. K. Bhaskaran (Professor, Orthopaedics, Amrita Hospital), Dr. Jim F. Vellara (Consultant, Orthopaedics, Amrita Hospital), Dr. Mohit Sharma (Professor, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Amrita Hospital), Dr. Binoy P. S. (Hand and Reconstructive Microvascular Surgeon), Dr. Anto Francis (Plastc Surgeon), Dr. Druvan S. (Assistant Professor, Orthopaedics, Amrita Hospital), Dr. Balu C. Babu (Assistant Professor, Orthopaedics, Amrita Hospital), Dr. Janarthanan R. (Assistant Professor, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Amrita Hospital), Dr. Sibi Gopinath (Professor, Neurology, Amrita Hospital), and Dr. Mathew George (Associate Professor, Anaesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Amrita Hospital).
In addition to the featured curriculum of topic presentations and hands-on video demonstrations, the CME also sponsored a worthy cause. In an effort to be environmentally mindful, all delegates received reusable jute bags and pens embedded with seeds. These special pens can be planted once they’ve run out, furthering the green initiative.