Mangaluru, Sep 27: The department of anaesthesiology, critical care and pain medicine in association with Indian Society of Anaesthesiologists (ISA) City Branch, Mangaluru organized a day-long hands-on Workshop, ‘Yenepoya Regional Anaesthesia Workshop- YENRAW 2023’ on September 24 in auditorium, 8th floor, EMD building & ACTSYEN, YMCH.
The objective of this workshop was to discuss the recent advances in the field of regional anaesthesia and provide hands-on training to all the regional anaesthesia enthusiasts from all over India, by learning scanning techniques of both basic and advanced peripheral nerve blocks by pioneers in regional anesthesia.
The programme was attended by nearly 146 delegates consisting of both postgraduates and practicing consultants from various states like Karnataka, Delhi, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Goa.
Workshop was inaugurated by our chief guest Dr J Balavenkata Subramanian, senior consultant & academic director, Ganga Hospital Coimbatore who addressed the gathering and emphasized on the importance of regional anaesthesia and the need of hands-on workshops to train all young anaesthetists. Dr M Vijayakumar, vice chancellor Yenepoya (Deemed to be University), the guest of honour highlighted the importance of advancements in medical education and research. Dr Harish Hegde B, professor and head of the department welcomed the gathering. Dr Habib Rehaman A A delivered the presidential speech. Dr Murali Thondebhavi, Dr Azam Danish, Dr Venkateswaran, Dr Rammurthy Kulkarni and Dr Thrishul M graced the occasion by their presence and were an integral part of YENRAW 2023 by contributing as resource faculty. Dr Shilpa Bhat, assistant professor YMC and treasurer, ISA Mangaluru city branch delivered the vote of thanks, Dr Mumtaz Ahamed was the treasurer of the event and Dr Delma D’Cunha, senior resident, YMC, anchored the programme.
The day-long workshop consisted of extensive discussions on both basic and advanced regional blocks, followed by a hands-on workshop by scanning on volunteers conducted by the eminent resource faculty with expertise in regional anaesthesia. The resource persons included 4 faculties of Yenepoya Medical College and 6 national and international faculties in regional anaesthesia from Bengaluru and Coimbatore.
The programme was well appreciated and placed on high estimates by all attending delegates with special accolades to the venue and the overall arrangements. They suggested continuing the workshop for the coming years. The success of this workshop can be attributed to the contribution of all postgraduates and Faculty, department of anaesthesiology, YMC and ISA city branch, Mangaluru.