A seminar on "Reconstruction Oncology and Lung Cancer" was organised under the aegis of Indian Co-operative Network in Oncology (ICON) and Armed Forces Oncology Group (AFOG) at the Indian Naval Hospital, Sanjivani, Kochi on March 25, 2018 as part of ICON's Continuation Medical Education (CME) programme. The Command Medical Officer, Surgeon Rear Admiral G Vishwanath, who is himself a renowned Reconstructive Surgeon of national repute – inaugurated the workshop and chaired the first session.
The CME was attended by eminent doctors of international repute, including Dr Purvish M Parikh, former Head of the Department (Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai), Dr Ashish Gulia (Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai) and Brigadier Arvind Tyagi (Army Hospital Research & Referral, New Delhi) amongst others. Topics ranged from reconstruction options in Orthopaedics, Head and Neck Oncology, Breast Oncology, etc. The event provided a platform for discussion on the latest in oncology diagnostics and management. The faculty also prepared guidelines to assist surgical and medical oncologists.
ICON conducts a CME every 6 months in various parts of India. ICON collaborated with Armed forces oncology doctors from all over India to conduct the conference at INHS Sanjivani as part of 38th ICON CME.