The 4th postgraduate refresher course AARC 2017 (Amrita Anaesthesia Refresher Course), was conducted under the auspices of the Department of Anaesthesia on October 01, 2017. Dr Lakshmi Krishnakumar (Organising Chairperson), Dr Sindhu Balakrishnan (Organising Secretary) conducted the proceedings. Dr Sanjeev K Singh (Medical Superintendent) was the chief guest for the event. Eminent faculty delivered state-of-the-art lectures that were attended by 150 delegates.
A speciality focused CME, Updates in Transplant Care (UTAC -2017) was held on October 02, 2017. This was the first transplant anaesthesia related CME conducted at Amrita Hospital. The top practising faculty in the field of liver transplant graced the proceedings and enlightened the audience on the current practice in transplant anaesthesia. Dr Prem Nair (Medical Director) was the chief guest, Dr Col Vishal Marwaha ( Principal, Amrita School of Medicine) and Dr Puneet Dhar (HOD of GI surgery) addressed the delegates. Around 120 delegates participated in the conference.
The department of Anaesthesia is the largest in the hospital providing services to all specialities and emergency cover 24/7. The department provides services to multiple specialities, reconstructive and faciomaxillary, orthopaedic and neurosurgery, gastrosurgical and other general specialities. It is part of the Amrita School of Medicine which trains more than 10 postgraduate students each year. Speciality training is also offered in transplant, neurosurgery, airway, paediatrics and critical care.