IAGES FELLOWSHIP COURSE IAGES will conduct a 3 days certification Fellowship course at Saraswathy Hospital, Parassala, Thiruvananthapuram from 25th to 27th March 2022. The course will be a balanced mix of didatic lectures by eminent faculties with ample time for discussion, video presentations, open house sessions, symposia and direct informal interaction of groups with eminent faculties (Meet the Professor). Participants will get ample time on endo-trainer under close guidance and supervision of faculties to improve their hand eye co-ordination by structured exercises. Besilde the allotted time, there will be liberal availability of endo-trainer at other times. We are planning to make available Lap Mentor. The objectives of the course are to impart/update theoretical knowledge by close interaction and improving hand eye co-ordination. There will be many unique features in the course to make it more useful, convenient and memorable for you. Live Workshop on Laparoscopic Surgery On the 3rd day, i.e. 27th March, a live operative workshop will be held. Commonly practiced basic and advanced laparoscopic procedures will be demonstrated by eminent faculty who are masters in their field with emphasis on the correct practices. The workshop shall be an open house interactive session with delegate as the central point. FIAGES Guidelines FIAGES-FELLOWSHIP CATEGORY IAGES MEMBERSHIP IS MUST Those who are not members may apply for membership online. See the website for more details. Please Pay Rs.8260 (Membership Fees Rs.7000 + 18% GST ) as Membership fees**. After submitting this form, you will be directed with Payment gateway and on successful completion, your registration will be automatically accepted. Incase of Payment failure, Click here and perform Repay Membership Number will be given to members after successful completion of payment and it will be given in 2 weeks from Honorary Secretary’s Office. Post graduate degree in surgery is mandatory. Number of years of experience in laparoscopic surgery should be a minimum of 2 years (includes experience in laparoscopy as resident). A resident or junior consultant should obtain certificate of experience from the HOD of the hospital/Institution as a supportive document. Attach soft copies of MBBS, MS or DNB certificate and MCI registration certificate during membership registration. Members of collaborating associations who have signed MOU with IAGES are also eligible. They are expected to get their application endorsed by the respective collaborating association prior to joining the course. A. FIAGES: NON EXAMINATION CATEGORY: Suitable for those candidates working as faculty in teaching institution and all surgeons with more than 10 year experience in doing laparoscopy. Already an IAGES member or should become IAGES member Number of laparoscopy done in the last 10 years : >100 would be eligible to receive the FIAGES fellowship on satisfactory completion of the FIAGES course and the informal interview. B. FIAGES: EXAMINATION CATEGORY Suitable for those with a minimum of 2 years experience in laparoscopic surgery (includes experience in laparoscopy as postgraduate/resident). Fellow should have experience certificate from HOD, Employer or self if running own hospital. Log book : It is mandatory that candidates should submit a log book containing a minimum of 25 basic Laparoscopic cases performed or assisted by them duly countersigned by Senior Consultant. Instructions to Course Participants Attendance is compulsory for all course participants on all days. Participants are requested to sign-in and sign-out four times a day (in & out pre lunch and in and out post lunch) which is mandatory and stay in hall till the proceedings are over. For every in and out a new register will be maintained. Marks will be given for the attendance. Participants are requested to reach THIRUVANANTHAPURAM on 25th March before 8.00 am without fail. Registration will start at 8.00 am. Venue : SARASWATHY HOSPITAL, PARASSALA, THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, KERALA, INDIA All exam category Participants are requested to be present for the exam at the announced time. Participants without exam category (above 10 years of experience in MAS) will appear for an interview on Sunday the 27th March 2022. The last sign-out will be on 27th March, Sunday 5pm. Advanced surgeries may continue beyond 5pm. Please plan your return ticket accordingly. Award of Fellowship Certificate All fellowship certificates will be given only in person to the successful candidates in a Convocation Ceremony during the National Conference of IAGES to be held at Coimbatore in February 2023.


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