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ENT Specialists' 2-day Conference begins in Kochi

Web Desk‌Updated: Saturday Mar 18, 2023

Dr. Sreenivasa Kamath inaugurates AOI Con 2023,

Kochi : AOI Con 2023, Kerala State Mid Term ENT Conference, has begun at VPS Lakeshore Hospital, Kochi on Saturday. The two-day conference was inaugurated by Dr. Sreenivasa Kamath. S K Abdullah, Managing Director, VPS Lakeshore Hospital, also spoke at the inaugural session. The conference was organized by VPS Lakeshore Hospital in association with Association of Otolaryngologists of India, Kochi and Cochin Society of Otolaryngologists for Medical Services.

As part of the conference, live surgical workshops were held led by Dr. Mohan Kameswaran, MD and Senior Consultant, Madras ENT Research Foundation; Dr. Madhuri Mehta, Director ENT, Jindal Institute of Medical Sciences, Hisar;  Dr. Idiculla K Mathews, HOD, ENT, VPS Lakeshore; Dr. Mohammed Noushad, Sr. Consultant, Dr. Naushad's ENT Centre and Dr. Mathew Dominic, ENT HoD, Medical Trust Hospital. Panel discussions and research paper presentations were also held attended by ENT specialists and medical students from across the country. Dr. Manoj Manikoth, Dr. Vadish Bhat, Dr. Sunilkumar P, Dr. Sharafudeen P K, Dr. Bini Faizal, Dr. Mathew Dominic, Dr. Ajay Bhandarkar, Dr. Shibu George, Dr. Suchit Roy, Dr. Rammohan T, Dr. Mohammed Naushad and Dr Ranjith Rajasekharan addressed various sessions.

On the sidelines of the conference, first of the free cochlear implant surgeries as part of Snehaswaram, VPS Lakeshore's CSR project to offer children from financially weak families, was also conducted at the hospital. The surgery was led by Dr. Idiculla K Mathews, HOD, ENT; Dr. Lakshmi Ranjith, Cochlear Implant Surgeon; Dr. Gokul E D, Associate Consultant and Dr. Shweta Shenoy, Consultant will lead the surgery team.