The South Zone conference Yuva FOGSI (Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India) commenced on Thursday with a parade by college students to coincide with the 150 year celebrations of Swami Vivekananda.

Srimath Swamy Anantanandaji Maharaj, president of Sri Ramakrishna Ashramam, Ulundurpet, presided over the session that followed on ‘What Vivekananda Expected From Youth’. The president of FIGO (International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics) S.Arulkumaran delivered the key note address on ‘Health Issues for Adolescents’.

Rajaram S.Samant, Chief Executive Officer of Akumentis Healthcare; M.Chenniapppan, medical practitioner; G.Balakrishnan and V.Sujatha, educationists; and Rani Muralidharan, entrepreneur, were invited as role models for a deliberation.

The four-day conference that would feature panel discussions, live surgical workshop, and a quiz competition is being organised by The Tiruchi Obstetrics and Gynaecological Society (TRIOGS) and All Tamil Federation of Obstetrics and Genecology.

According to the organising team, the programme is meant to educate doctors below 40 years and enrich their knowledge on latest developments in maternity and child health. To enable the medical students and junior doctors to gain experience, simulators have been designed to practice and learn. The 11 simulation sessions are open to public also on 17 and 18 August at Schwartz Hall.

The focus of the conference would be on High Risk Obstetrics (difficult deliveries and pregnancies). Practical sessions would be conducted for doctors and nurses on safe conduct of delivery, preventing blood loss during delivery, and preventing maternal death. The conference was aligned to India’s aim to achieve the goal set by WHO.