SRINAGAR, Dec 25: The Post Graduate Scholars and the faculty members of the Department of General and Minimal Access Surgery, GMC Srinagar have bagged several awards at ASICON-2022-Annual Conference of The Association of Surgeons of India- held in Mumbai.
In this regard, the officials told Excelsior that the postgraduate scholars of the department have created history by winning several awards at the ASICON Mumbai, which they said, has happened for the first time in J&K.
Prof (Dr) M R Attri, LAD Hepatico ju hosting, got award for best faculty paper. Dr Attri hails from Jammu and is serving GMC Srinagar as Professor presently. Others who have been awarded include Dr Safoora Wani, and Prof Iqbal Saleem-who bagged the 1st prize in Free Paper Category.
At the same time, Dr Neha Sharma and Prof Iqbal Saleem bagged the 3rd Prize in the Free Paper presentation.
Again, Dr Safoora Wani and Dr Mushtaq A Mir bagged 2nd Prize in the e-poster category, while as Dr Yaser Hussain Wani and Dr Ab Wahid, CVTS bagged 3rd Prize in Dr C Palanivelu Best Video Category.
The awardees told Excelsior that the guidance of Prof Mufti Mehmood has infused new enthusiasm in the faculty and scholars of the department. They said that several conferences were held this year and the scholars from the department have proven their mettle.
They said that the faculty members from the Surgery department at the conference presented papers and chaired sessions in Mumbai and that it was due to the hard work put in that the PG scholars were able to taste success.
“This has happened for the first time that so many awards were won by the PG scholars of the department at ASICON-2022 Mumbai. They have brought laurels to J&K, all happening due to the continuous support from the HoD of the Department and the changed leadership at GMC, Srinagar under Prof Tanvir Masood,” Prof Iqbal Saleem Mir told Excelsior.
Dr Attri, Dr Saleem among many bag awards at ASICON – 2022