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Mumbai :Mumbai Saifee Hospital hosted the International Conference on Annual Update in Peritoneal Surface Oncology

Mumbai :Mumbai Saifee  Hospital hosted the International Conference on Annual Update in Peritoneal Surface Oncology

saifee Hospital hosted the International Conference on Annual Update in Peritoneal Surface Oncology

Attendees included the best in the field from across the globe, comprising renowned Oncologists, Professors, and Medical Practitioners

Mumbai, February 24, 2020: Saifee Hospital – one of Mumbai’s renowned – multispecialty hospital and the first to have a dedicated Peritoneal surface malignancy unit in the country, today, compered an international conference on “Annual Update in Peritoneal Surface Oncology” from 20th to 22nd February 2020, at the Tata Memorial Hospital.  The conference addressed the needs of both beginners and experienced peritoneal surface oncologists providing a comprehensive update on the current standards of care in the field as well as the emerging therapies.

The Three-day extensive scientific program had the best in the field from around the world who conducted interesting sessions including the basics, topics of debate and the new developments in this field, through lectures, training workshops and case study discussions. Video sessions and live surgeries were performed by the experts that were streamed live from the operation theatre in Saifee Hospital.  The highlight of the program was live surgical demonstration conducted by Dr. Paul Sugarbaker, well-known for developing the principles of peritoneal cancer surgery. Along with the other stalwarts of the field like  Prof. Olivier Glehen (Lyon, France), Prof. Yutaka Yonemura (Osaka, Japan), Dr. Avanish Saklani (India), Dr. K S Gopinath (India), Dr. Francois Quenet (Montpeliier, France), Dr. Shivendra Singh (India), Dr. Ramakrishnan A S (India), Prof. Sang-Yoon Park (National Cancer Center, Korea) and Dr. Aditi Bhatt (India).  

The primary objective of this initiative was to educate and collaborate with fellow practitioners and experts.  Based on registry statistics, Mumbai alone has more than 2000 patients that have this aggressive form of disease, where standard treatment modalities give poor results.  The idea is to create awareness of the medical fraternity, to help in early diagnosis so that patients could be referred to a high volume centre for better treatment.    

Commenting on the same, Dr. Sanket Mehta – Chief of Division of Peritoneal Surface Oncology at Saifee Hospital & President of Society of Peritoneal Surface Oncology, India said, “This is our Xth year and we are extremely thrilled to have witnessed such a great turnout for the program year on year.  Our objective is to create a credible industry platform and assimilate some of the greatest talent from the world at one point and exchange the latest developments and learnings in the field. The exchange of knowledge from the experts around the world certainly would provide an edge to the new doctors and other medical practitioners in the field of Oncology”

Highlights of the program: 
Day 1: Rationale for treating peritoneal metastases, Ovarian Cancer- Current surgical standards and case discussion with the experts
Day 2: Live surgery, Preventative and Social Medicine Programme(PSM), Prescription Monitoring Programme(PMP) and Mesothelioma and rare tumours
Day 3: Collaboration in Peritoneal Surface Oncology, Gastric Cancer and Colorectal Cancer
About Saifee Hospital:   Saifee Hospital boasts of an impressive 257 beds including 44 ICU beds, 9 Operation Theatres with more than 10,000 surgeries a year, and a footfall of more than 150000 per year for Outpatient services “When I fall sick, it is HE who cures me” is the philosophy practiced under the regal domes and glistening lights of Saifee Hospital based. Because of the availability of several unique services under one roof Saifee Hospital has become the ideal destination for every medical need.  Driving forces behind the success story of Saifee Hospital are a bevy of highly skilled professionals and healthcare services, excellent infrastructure and equipment, affordable pricing structure, demonstrable commitment to accreditation (NABH), quality assurance, and transparency of outcomes. It has evolved as a centre of healing for patients not only within the country but, for patients from more than 62 countries worldwide.


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