Meet on surgical techniques

: The Association of Surgeons of India's Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry Chapter will be holding its south zone annual conference, MAASICON-2010 here on Saturday and Sunday. Addressing a press conference here on Wednesday, B.K.C. Mohan Prasad, organising secretary of the conference, said that prior to the conference, a workshop would be held on Thursday at Government Rajaji Hospital where live surgical demonstration of various surgeries of thyroid, breast, head and neck cancers and basic and advanced procedures of laparoscopy would be performed. A direct telecast of a bariatric surgery performed by C. Palanivelu from Coimbatore will be screened.

N.K. Pandey, president, Association of Surgeons of India, will inaugurate the conference. M. Gopinathan, organising chairman, said that 700 surgeons and surgical postgraduates had registered to participate in meet.

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