Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Feb 13:
Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), a constituent of KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, in association with AOI Odisha State Branch is organizing the 10th PHONOCON 2014, the annual conference of the Association of Phonosurgeons of India from February 14 – 16, 2014.
The conference will be inaugurated in KIIT on February 14, 2014, said Dr. K. K. Samantray, Secretary, APSI and Prof. R. N. Biswal, Organizing Chairperson, APSI in a press meet here in Bhubaneswar.
‘Phonosurgery’ is a surgical procedure performed with an aim to improve the voice. The conference aims to incorporate innovative new elements and technology in the field of phonosurgery and to provide lively and compelling educational experience to the surgeons working in the field, the source added.
The release said, during the conference, a Phonosurgery workshop will also be held. The surgical procedure will be telecast live for the surgeons and concern students outside OT. Talks titled ‘Reconstructive Tran-Oral Laser Microsurgery: Cancer Resection to Laryngopharyngeal Restoration’ and ‘Muscle tension dysphonia’ are among many lectures to be delivered during the conference.
Prof. F. Castellanos, MD, University of Alabama at Birmingham Laryngology Broncho-Essophagology, USA; Dr. Katie Young, Clinical Lead Speech and Language therapist, UK; Prof V. Phaniendra Kumar, Founder Chairman APSI, Dr. Nupur Kapoor Nerurkar, Bombay Hospital, Mumbai, President, APSI and Mr. Amitav Ray Choudhury were present in the press meet.