ISA – Nagpur City Branch holds CME on Bariatric Anaesthesia

Indian Society of Anaesthesiologists – Nagpur City Branch held one day CME on Bariatric Anaesthesia on 22nd September 2013 at Hotel Tuli Imperial Ramdaspeth, Nagpur. The program was inaugurated at the hands of Dr Subodh Gupta, Senior Laparoscopic surgeon of the city. Dr Charuta Gadkari, President ISA – NCB welcomed all. The faculties for the CME were Dr Milind Belsare from Pune, Dr Amol Pradhan from Mumbai, Dr Vaishali Shelgaonkar and Dr Raj Gajbhiye (surgeon), both from Nagpur.

Dr Milind Belsare spoke on ‘Bariatric Anaesthesia – Challenges with Co-morbidities’ and Dr Vaishali Shelgaonkar delivered talk on ‘Airway Considerations’. This session was chaired by DrAnjali Bhure, Professor & Head, Dept of Anaesthesiology, NKPSIMS, Nagpur and Dr Sandhya Manjarekar, Professor & Head, Dept of Anaesthesiology, IGGMC & H, Nagpur.

Dr Amol Pradhan discussed ‘Pharmacodynamic and Pharmacokinetic Considerations’ while Dr Raj Gajbhiye, Professor of Surgery spoke on ‘Surgeon’s Prespective – The Bariatric Surgical Patient’. This session was chaired by Dr Naresh Tirpude, Professor & Head, Dept of Anaesthesiology, GMC & H, Nagpur and Dr Hemant Rahatekar, Senior Consultant Anaesthesiologist, Nagpur.

Last session of CME was ‘Panel Discussion on Anaesthetic Management of Bariatric Surgical Patient’. It was moderated by Dr Pratibha Deshmukh and all the faculties were Panelists. Panelists emphasized problems being faced during surgery of patients with morbid obesity and prevention and troubleshooting of those problems.

This CME was attended by 156 delegates from Vidarbha region. The CME was awarded ONE credit point by Maharashtra Medical Council, Mumbai (CME code – MMC/MAC/2013/F-000028). Dr Shankar Khobragade, Senior Physician and Diabetologist was MMC Observer for this CME.

Dr Umesh Ramtani conducted the program. Dr Saurabh Barde, Hon. Secretary ISA – NCB proposed vote of thanks. Dr Tamhane, Dr Alsi, Dr G Badwaik, Dr R Shingade and Dr Abhiruchi Patki, Dr S Bobade worked hard to make the program successful.

The program ended with National Anthem.