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The First Conference of the Association of
Robotic & Innovative Surgeons

On 30th April & 1st May 2022 at
Radisson Blu, Guwahati, India

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The First Conference of the Association of
Robotic & Innovative Surgeons

On 30th April & 1st May 2022 at
Radisson Blu, Guwahati, India

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About ARIS

Association of Robotic & lnnovative Surgeons

Robotic surgery is the new future of surgery world over recent advances in equipment and surgical techniques have made minimally invasive surgery popular and one of the most effective technique in several fields of surgery. It has several advantages over standard surgical approaches, including
  • Rapid recovery
  • Lower rate of post-operative infection
  • Decreased pain
  • Better postoperative immune function
  • Cosmetic results
In this way, robotics-assisted surgery has gained popularity in several surgical specialties globally, and many institutions are investing in medical robotic technology for applications in General surgery, Urological, Head and Neck, Gynaecological, and Neurological surgery. This new and exciting technology is shown and proven to have better or comparable outcomes and can be cost-effective in the long run when compared with conventional surgical approaches.
Recognizing the increasing need to consolidate the field and to promote awareness and continue educational research in the field of robotics, surgical skills, new and innovative methods and protocols, We, the following founders had decided to establish the society, “Association of Robotic and Innovative Surgeons” (ARIS), to facilitate the dispersal of this emerging field of surgical technology world over.
The association proposes to have its first-ever conference on the 30th April and 1st May at Guwahati to commemorate the launch of the society.
Ten most deserving member delegates will have the opportunity to be trained Nationally and Internationally (Full Sponsored Training) in Robotic Surgery.

About the Venue

Set in a tranquil sector of Assam, the elegant Radisson Blu Hotel Guwahati offers stellar amenities and a peaceful location a short drive from the city center. Located on NH-37, our hotel provides easy access to Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport (GAU) and the nearby railway station. When you’re ready to explore, visit ancient Hindu pilgrimage sites like Kamakhya Temple or spot rare birds at Deepor Beel Wildlife Sanctuary. Business travelers appreciate our proximity to local industrial parks, universities, and technology companies, while families enjoy visiting the clouded leopards and macaques at Assam State Zoo, less than 10 minutes away.

Registration Fee Details

Registration Category Registration Fee Register Link
ARIS Membership + Conference Delegate Registration
INR 10,000
ARIS Student Membership + Conference Student Registration
INR 5,000
ARIS International Membership + Conference Delegate Registration
$ 300
ARIS International Student Membership + Conference Student Registration
$ 150
Conference Registration Only
INR 6,500
Conference Student Registration Only
INR 4,500
ARIS Association Membership Registration
INR 10,000
ARIS Association International Membership Registration
$ 300
Above mentioned rates are inclusive of 18% GST
Note: A convenience fee will be charged @ 3.5 % additionally.

Program Schedule

30th April, 2022
Time Description
05:00 PM to 06:40 PM
Launch of ARIS
Chief Guest - Shri. Chandra Mohan Patowary
Honourable Minister
Industries, Commerce & PE Department, Assam

Guest of Honour : Prof. Dr. T.G. Sitharam, Director IIT, Guwahati
Guest of Honour : Prof. Bhabesh Chandra Goswami, Vice Chancellor, Cotton University, Guwahati
06:40 PM to 07:10 PM
Press Meet
07:10 PM to 07:30 PM
07:30 PM to 07:50 PM
Keynote Address 1 – The evolution and Functioning of a Surgical Robot - Dr. Subhash Khanna
07:50 PM to 08:10 PM
Keynote Address 2 – History and evolution of robotic surgery in India. - Dr. Vivek Bindal
08:10 PM to 08:30 PM
Keynote Address 3 – Robotic Colorectal Surgery - Dr. Venkatesh Munikrishnan
08:30 PM Onwards
01st May, 2022
Time (IST) Topic Speaker
09:00 AM to 09:15 AM
Inaugural of the Symposium

Session 1

09:15 AM to 09:30 AM
Setting up a Robotic Unit
Dr. Dhananjay Pandey
09:30 AM to 09:45 AM
Robotic Pediatric Surgery
Dr. Gursev Sandlas
09:45 AM to 10:00 AM
Robotic Onco Surgery
Dr. Raj Nagarkar
10:00 AM to 10:15 AM
Robotic Gynecological Surgery
Dr. Rooma Sinha
10:15 AM to 10:30 AM
Robotic Urological Surgery
Dr. Prasanna Venkatesh M K

Session 2

10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
Robotic General Surgery
Dr. Subhash Khanna
10:50 AM - 11:10 AM
Robotic Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
Dr. Vivek Bindal
11:10 AM - 11:30 AM
Robotic Surgery of the Upper Gastro Intestinal Tract
Dr. Somasekhar SP
11:30 AM - 11:50 PM
Tea Break

Session 3

11:50 AM - 12:05 PM
Robotic Bariatric Surgery
Dr. Arun Prasad
12:05 PM - 12:20 PM
Robotic Head & Neck Surgery
Dr. Surender Dabas
12:20 PM - 12:35 PM
Robotic Transoral Surgery
Dr. Kalpana Nagpal
12:35 PM - 12:50 PM
Robotic Thoracic Surgery
Dr. Belal Bin Asaf
12:50 PM - 01:45 PM

Session 4

01:45 PM - 02:00 PM
Keynote – The Future of Surgery
Dr. Subhash Khanna
02:00 PM - 02:15 PM
Biomimetic Robotics & Artificial Intelligence
Dr. S M Hazarika - IIT
02:15 PM - 02:30 PM
Talk on Innovation - 3D Printing
Dr. Chandan Mahanta, IIT
02:30 PM - 02:45 PM
Robotic bypass - Tips to advanced suturing
Dr. Mohit Bhandari

Session 5 - Video Session
(7 mins video + 3 mins discussion)

02:45 PM - 02:55 PM
Retraction techniques in Robotic Surgery
Dr. Pinak Dasgupta
02:55 PM - 03:05 PM
Robotic eTEP
Dr. Jignesh Gandhi
03:05 PM - 03:15 PM
Robotic hartmann's reversal with hernia repair
Dr. Ashish Vashista
03:15 PM - 03:25 PM
Robotic Whipples
Dr. Surender Dabas
03:25 PM - 04:10 PM
Panel Discussion :
Training & Credentialing in Robotic Surgery
Dr. Subhash Khanna
Dr. Vivek Bindal

Panel Member
1. Dr. Arun Prasad
2. Dr. Ghani Bhaskara Rao
3. Dr. Rooma Sinha
4. Dr. Rajesh Srivashthava
5. Dr. Swagata Khanna
04:10 PM - 04:25 PM
Valedictory Function
04:25 PM - 04:55 PM
WCES 2024 – Meeting with the North East Surgeons and Delegates
04:55 PM Onwards