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This is to inform you that 1st Basic Cadaveric lumbar spine update Workshop was held in Deptt. of Anatomy, North Bengal Medical College on 7th & 8thJanuary,2017. This workshop was organised by Siliguri Orthopaedics Society, Deptt. of Orthopaedics & Anatomy. NBMC under the aegis of WBOA.

Prof. Anil Chowdhury, Dr. Amal Basak, Dr. Arun Sasmal were the course chairman.

Prof. Samir Ghosh Roy (Principal, NBMCH) , Dr. Kalyan Khan (Dean) were the Chief guests.

The organising committee constituted of Dr. Fagu Ram Majhi as organising secretary &,Dr. Rajeev Raman, as the convenor.

This program was attended by 60 national delegates from West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Sikkim, Orissa, and 8 international delegates from Nepal & Bhutan. There was no registration fee for the workshop.

There were 7 faculties from Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa ,Nepal and Kolkata.

There was pre-conference CME by Prof. K.K.Mukhopadhyay, Dr. P.Chowdhury & Dr. G.Dhakal on 7th January in Hotel Sinclairs, Siliguri followed by dinner.
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It was a day long workshop on 8th January,2017. There were three didactic lecture session followed by one to one video session where 6 faculties explained MRI of lumbar spine to each of 8 delegates separately. It was followed by working lunch.

In the post-lunch session the delegates went to Anatomy Dissection hall where hands-on cadaveric lumbar spine discectomy & pedicle screw fixation was performed in 3 workstations. Finally the workshop concluded following valedictory session, vote of thanks & high tea.

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