Day 2 :
Northern Border University Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Keynote: Effectiveness and pitfalls of Robotic telepathology in diagnostic confirmation and intraoperative consultation
Time : 9:30-10:15
Currently working as Professor & Incharge of Pathology department (female campus), Northern Border University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. She received her degree from King George's Medical College. She had been Discipline Coordinator (Pathology Dept.) in University Technology MARA, Malaysia. She is a member of many associations like Indian Association of Pathology and Microbiology, International Academy Pathology, Indian Society of Hematology & Transfusion Medicine, Emirates Medical Association Pathology Society, International Economics Development Research Center etc. Dr. Anshoo Agarwal has more than 100 publications. She is editorial member of 3 journals and is reviewer in many journals. She had organized many national and international CME’s, Workshops and Conferences.
Frozen section (FS) diagnosis has been used as an important factor in intraoperative decision making. FS are more difficult to interpret than examination of formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded sections. Nevertheless, FS is regarded as an accurate means of diagnosis during surgery and often has a significant influence on the surgical operation being performed. Robotic Telepathology is the practice of digitizing histological or macroscopic images for transmission along telecommunication pathways for diagnosis, consultation, or continuing medical education.In dynamic telepathology, the consultant examines a slide remotely with a robotic microscope that allows him or her to select different fields and magnification powers. Static telepathology relies upon images sent by the referring pathologist. Because the field selection is accomplished by the consultant, the information that he or she obtains is the same as he or she would obtain at the microscope in person. One of the most promising applications of telepathology is intraoperative consultation to be allowed with pathology support located elsewhere, allowing surgeries requiring an intraoperative histopathological diagnosis without a pathologist on site, thereby preventing medical errors, reducing costs, and increasing quality.Also to submit histological slides to a remote pathologist requires packing and postage expenses, Additionally, increasing documentation between countries is necessary to ensure the lack of pathological risk associated with the submitted material which can be avoided by telepathology and also it can reduce the travel time of the pathologist, which is expensive, nonproductive professional time. Hence, the provision of pathologic care using telepathology for routine, emergent, and FS diagnosis can support primary and second-opinion pathology diagnosis throughout the world.
Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
Time : 10:15-11:00
Nor Ashikin Mohamed Noor Khan completed her PhD in 2007 from Universiti Malaya in the area of Reproductive Biology and pursued postdoctoral studies at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School. She heads the Maternofetal and Embryo Research group at Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia. Nor has published more than 50 papers in reputable journals. She is also currently serving as the Head of the Research Impact and Ethics Unit at the Institute of Research Management and Innovation of Universiti Teknologi MARA.
Infertility is a major concern worldwide. In 1972, birth of the first test tube baby, Louise Brown, set the tone for greater progress in Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART). Since then, ART procedures have become routine around the world. It has resulted in the birth of over 5 million babies worldwide. Although the extensive efforts to improve fertility have been much welcomed, research has shown that there are associated risks with either ART or infertility. Literature has brought forth evidence regarding birth defects, abnormalities in genomic imprinting and cardiovascular risks. This warrants a need for more thorough studies of the safety ART procedures.
Narayana Multispeciality Hospital India
Time : 11:20-12:05
Dr Shashikant Limbachiya is super specialist (MCh) Head & Neck Onco Surgeon working in Gujarat India. After his post graduation in Master of Surgery, he did super speciality from world renowned amrita Institute, kochi. He is founder of India’s first Dysphagia society, “Deglutology Research Foundation”. His area of interests are oral,laryngeal,sinonasal, skull base, thyroid, parotid & Neck surgeries as well as Reonstructive Platic & Microvascular procedures. He has authored 6 text book chapters and several publications in reputed journals. He has presented several award/ podium papers in various international conferences.
Management of head and neck cancer has evolved over the last decade, so too has the reconstruction of defects created by ablative surgery. Reconstruction of surgical defects using Regional/ Microvascular free tissue transfer is integral part of multidisciplinary management of Head and Neck cancers. The central tenets of post-ablative head and neck reconstruction are the restoration of adequate function, form and esthetics, which maintain or improve quality of life. Reconstructive surgeon must have various options in his armamentarium to give best restorative outcomes in available resources.