karachi: The first phase of an ‘International Pediatric Urology Conference’, which held a series of surgical demonstrations, concluded in Karachi on Thursday.
The session was a part of the four-day conference jointly organized by the Asian Pacific Association of Paediatrics (APAPU) and the Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT)
Some three hundred delegates, including some internationally renowned surgeons, besides surgeons from various parts of the country, took part in the deliberations.
In the first phase, which lasted for two days, some procedures were performed, which were both essential as well as prerequisite for juniors and senior surgeons. The highlight of these surgical procedures was that they were performed at three theatres simultaneously and transmitted to the audience in an auditorium. Speakers taking part in the discussion particularly highlighted the causes of the commonest disease among the children population of Pakistan.
The surgical procedures were followed by a discussion on the surgical technique related to reconstructive procedures and prevailing ailments among the children population of Pakistan. Professor Philip Ransley moderated the proceedings.
Prominent surgeons who took part in the exercise included Dr Philips Ransley from the UK, Professor Marc-David Leclair of France, Professor Alaa El Ghoneimi from France, and Gianantonio Manzoni from Italy.
Also present at the session were members of the SIUT faculty and founder director Professor Adib Rizvi. The second part of the conference which will focus on scientific papers and will begin today.
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