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Moot on minimal access surgery begins at FUMC
Islamabad: The 2nd International Minimal Access Surgery Conference began at the Foundation University Medical College (FUMC) of the Fauji Foundation Hospital here on Friday. The conference will continue till February 13.

The opening session was held at the FUMC auditorium here on Friday. It was presided over by Fauji Foundation Managing Director Hamid Rab Nawaz.

In the opening session, Major General (r) Naseem ul Majeed extended warm welcome to the guest lecturers and participants of the conference. He said that laparoscopic surgery is the need of the day. He said the conference will be interesting for the participants as it is a blend of surgical education, discussions on current surgical issues and comradeship among surgeons. The first day of the conference focused on training in laparoscopic surgery and role of laparoscopic surgery in gynaecology. The panellists of the morning session on the first day of the conference were Dr. Ghazala Mehmood, Dr. Saad Rana, Dr. Rizwan Chaudery and Brigadier Shahida Akhter.

Brigadier Shahida Akhter, in her lecture, said that laparoscopic surgery training should be implemented in surgical units of all teaching hospitals.

Professor Zafar Ali Chaudery emphasised on the need for involving postgraduate trainees in laparoscopic surgeries and make facilities available in the emergency for postgraduate trainees as a major part of their training in the emergency department.

Professor Asif Zafar Malik shared his experience of establishing a laparoscopic training unit at Surgical Unit-II of the Holy Family Hospital. He has established a laboratory at his unit where all trainees of the Rawalpindi Medical College and allied hospitals are enrolled for a modular training programme.

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