On 20 to 22 July 2018, around 400 final year surgical trainees from the states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Orissa and Chhattisgarh attended the Regional Refresher Course organised by the Association of Surgeons of India. Hosted by Dr PV Ramana Murthy, Chairman of Andhra Hospitals, the event took place at NAC Function Hall in Vijayawada.
Professor Michael Lavelle-Jones, President of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) delivered a key note address and participated in a Symposium entitled ‘Challenges facing Surgical training in the UK and India’ convened by Dr P. Raghu Ram, Padma Shri awardee and Convenor for International Affairs of the Association of Surgeons of India (ASI).
During the symposium, RCSEd International Adviser Dr Raghu Ram proposed that ASI and RCSEd collaborate on the delivery of courses throughout India, which will help improve standards of surgical training. It is hoped that the two organisations will sign a MoU establishing formal collaboration in due course.
RCSEd Vice Presidents Professor Graham Layer and Professor John Duncan, Dr Dilip Gode, ASI President, and ASI Director of Surgical Studies, Dr Santhosh John Abraham, also participated in the symposium engaging in discussions on surgical training in India and the UK.
Image from L-R: Prof. John Duncan, Dr. Santhosh John Abraham, Dr Dilip Gode, Prof. Michael Lavelle Jones, President, RCS Ed, Dr. P. Raghu Ram, Convenor, International Affairs ASI & International Surgical Advisor, RCS Ed, Prof. Graham Layer & Dr PV. Ramana Murthy, Chairman Andhra Hospitals, Vijayawada)
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