Smart FESS 2009 NEWS

Smart FESS 2009
International Workshop on Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
16th,17th.& 18th January 2009,Kochi
The Association of Otolaryngologists of India (AOI), Cochin chapter and the Cochin Society Of Otolaryngologists for Medical services( CSOM), organised an international workshop on Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery on 16th,17th, and 18th of January 2009 at the Sunrise Hospital, Kakkanad.
Three eminent ENT surgeons, Prof.Heinz Stammberger, Prof.Gerald Wolf ( Both from Austria), and Dr.Sham Cheuk Lun ( Hong Kong) lead the workshop.
Prof.Stammberger is the foremost proponent and the pioneer of the key hole nasal surgery, named by his team as FESS ( Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery).This novel procedure has revolutionised the management of sinusitis and various diseases related to the nose. His discovery had enabled the key hole approach to the tumours situated on the base of the brain, the lacrimal sac of the eye etc.
439 delegates, not only from almost all the states in India but also from countries like Oman, Australia, and South Africa had attended this mega event.
The workshop included demonsration of the procedures on fresh cadaver by Prof.Stammberger, live surgeries by Dr.Sham Cheuk Lun,and Dr.George Varghese, and discussions from the basics to the latest advancement in the field by the visiting faculty.
The workshop was formally inaugurated by Maj.Gen.EJ Kochakkan,VSM,SM,AVSM, Gereral Officer Commanding ( Army) in Charge of Andhra, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Karnataka on the 16th afternoon.
Dr.George Varghese ( Cochin Hospital,& GV ENT Centre,Kakkanad,Kochi),President Association of Otolaryngologists of India,kochi chapter was the organising Chairman, & Dr.Paul Abraham ( Lakshmi Hospital, Alwaye), the organising secretary.