14 December 2018 | News
The delegates got access to the latest robotic platform the Da Vinci Xi and laparoscopic simulator at the venue to have a free hands-on experience.
Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals is hosting the 3-day conference on 20th annual meeting of the Asia-Pacific Association of Pediatric Urologists (APAPU) which is being held in India for the first time, starting today. The conference, organised by Apollo Institute of Pediatric Sciences at Eros Hotel, New Delhi, witnessed a record participation of more than 320+ delegates from 20+ countries (US, UK, SAARC countries & Asia-Pacific nations). The event had detailed deliberations and presentations on new developments in the field of pediatric urology, where the delegates presented unique cases studies and medical papers to discuss new treatment techniques. Over 100 cases with their long term follow-up were also examined by the specialists with the audience in a separate session.
The delegates got access to the latest robotic platform the Da Vinci Xi and laparoscopic simulator at the venue to have a free hands-on experience. A pre-conference CME was organised to discuss myths, facts and current scenario of Pediatric Robotic Surgery. The meeting started with International children’s continence society (ICCS) certified course on Pediatric Urodynamics, Enuresis and Incontinence. Post which, a wet lab training in robotic and laparoscopic surgery was organised at the World Laparoscopic Hospital in Gurugram. Workshops to provide hands-on training by experts on robotic surgery and managing bladder disorders were also put in order.
Dr. Sujit Chowdhary, Consultant Pediatric Urologist, Director- Pediatric Sciences, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals and Organising Chairman, APAPU said, “It is heartening to see such an enthusiastic participation from medical professionals from all across the globe. We have made all the efforts to benefit new entrants as well as practicing Pediatric Urologists, Pediatric Surgeons, Urologists and Pediatricians. During the course of the conference intense educational exercises have been offered, covering both the practical and theoretical aspects of pediatric urology. Delegates who have attended the conference will find the knowledge they have gained to be beneficial in providing better care and improved outcomes for their patients. Once again, the Apollo Hospitals comes forward to play a pioneering role in promoting the latest techniques in paediatric treatment.”
Over the course of next two days, various sessions will deeply analyse different aspects of Pediatric Urology such as Bladder Exstrophy, Pediatric Renal transplant, Vesico-ureteric Junction Obstruction, Vesicoureteral reflux, Ureterocele, among others.