International Neurosurgery Conference begins in Srinagar

International Neurosurgery Conference begins in Srinagar

On the first day of the conference, extensive sessions on various brain tumors such as ependymomas, pineal tumours, syringomyelia, and glioblastomas were delivered. Besides, there were also educative sessions on brain and spinal traumas and diseases of the brain. Intra-cranial Hemmorages (ICH) management with evidence based interventions were also discussed and appreciated by participants.

The three-day 5th International Conference of Neurological Surgeons Society of India (NSSI) organized by Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) was inaugurated at SKICC here today.

The organizers said the conference is the biggest event on the calendar of Neurological Surgeons Society of India (NSSI). They said it is for the first time that this conference is being held in Kashmir. Neurosurgeons from many countries and renowned surgeons from many states presented papers that dwelled on various emerging techniques and issues in Neurosurgeries. NSSI 2016 is a collaborative effort of NSSI and Department of Neurosurgery, SKIMS.

On the first day of the conference, extensive sessions on various brain tumors such as ependymomas, pineal tumours, syringomyelia, and glioblastomas were delivered. Besides, there were also educative sessions on brain and spinal traumas and diseases of the brain. Intra-cranial Hemmorages (ICH) management with evidence based interventions were also discussed and appreciated by participants.

The theme of this year’s NSSI was Evidence Based Medicine (EBM), which the organizing chairman and HoD Neurosurgery at SKIMS, Dr. Altaf Umar Ramzan said was to improve the outcomes in neurosurgery. 

“A neurosurgeon has to have a justification based on the evidence for any procedure that is carried out. The theme is in line with the increasing impetus on bio-ethics and coherent with the advances in medical sciences,” he said.

As per Srinagar based surgeons, over 40 neurosurgeries are carried out everyday at SKIMS. Most of these surgeries deal with brain and spine traumas. In addition, tumors and haemorrhages are also a big component of neurosurgery at SKIMS.

The conference will continue for two more days and will conclude on Friday. A full session has been devoted to Nurses Symposium which would take threadbare vital issues in nursing care.

On the concluding day, a poster presentation is also scheduled. The organizers hoped that the conference will open up vistas for more MICE tourism in Kashmir. “We have everything needed for MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Events) tourism. And in addition to our tourism sector, our health sector can take strides with conferences of such magnitude,” said an organizer at SKICC.