The grand 3rd International conference on Ovulation Induction – IOI 2008 scheduled on 30th & 31st May 2008 at Le Meridian was followed by International conference on Endoscopy- ICE 2008, on 1st June 2008 at Ruby Hall Clinic, Pune.
Dr Sunita Tandulwadkar who has conceptualized this mega-event was the Conference Director.
IOI 2008 was exclusive. It was a theme conference on 'Ovulation Induction' as against the previous conferences, which have highlighted on an 'Overview of Infertility' as a whole.
International Faculty Prof. Togas Tulandi from Canada and Dr Filippo Ubaldi from Rome and many eminent National Faculty graced the events.
This occasion witnessed the beginning of 3 more super-specialties: Department of Urogynecology, Department of Preventive Gynecological Oncology & Department of Fetal Medicine at Ruby Hall Clinic.
This occasion also witnessed the release of 2 books:
1. ENDOSCOPY SIMPLIFIED: PRACTICAL TIPS BY EXPERTS" edited by Dr Sunita Tandulwadkar and her team. This book is complied in order to spread awareness about Endoscopy & to decrease complications that may arise during the learning curve. It covers important surgeries related to laparoscopy and hysteroscopy in gynecology. All the practical tips to enhance the surgical performance have been given in an absolutely simplified way with photographs.
2. By FOGSI FOCUS (Federation of Obstetrics & Gynecology Society of India) on "Understanding Fibroids today" edited by Dr. Prakash Trivedi our Senior Vice President of FOGSI and winner of Health Minister's award for his breakthrough research on Fibroids & Infertility.
The monumental 'ANKUR' project of Dr Suchitra Pandit, 2nd Vice President, FOGSI was also inaugurated during this event. This is an ambitious FOGSI project that aims at training doctors for antenatal care.
The conference was a heady blend of cultural, spiritual & academic activities that proved to be a feast for all. The highly interactive round table conference provided a chance for the delegates to discuss their problem areas personally on one-to-one basis with the eminent Faculty.
On 1st June, ICE 2008 had been organized. The specialty of the ICE 2008 conference was that the 'live' gynaecological endoscopic surgeries were relayed simultaneously from 4 operation theatres from Ruby Hall Clinic. Dr Tandulwadkar said, "Key hole surgeries replace the traditional open surgeries and have been the hallmark of the changing era". The operation theatres had been dedicated for Hysteroscopy, Laparoscopy, Hysterectomies and Urogynecology. Each OT showcased surgeries ranging from basics to the most complicated ones".
The conference had an overwhelming response of over 400 Gynecologists from all corners of India. The mesmerizing Bharatnatyam performance by Ruby Hall doctors Dr Poonam Jagiassi and Dr Pooja Lodha were the highlight of the Inauguration ceremony.
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