A Stapler Workshop was held at Lifeline Hospital, Perungudi, Chennai, between 18th and 20th September 2010.

It had around 150 participants from all the Southern States.

The operation theatre is a highly restricted area, the most obvious reason being the patientís health; So if a surgeon wants to adapt newer techniques, it is not as simple as in other fields like engineering or cooking, wherein a step wise guide or a manual will suffice in many instances.

Usually the focus of a surgeon is on relieving the suffering of the patient, it is most likely that he would use a tried technique as it is easier and more comfortable though, it may not be the fastest and the best.

A surgeon can learn by assisting an experienced Surgeon using a superior technique or by attending workshops where experts demonstrate the technique as well as clarify the doubts.

The Medical Workshops are a boon to young surgeons, where they can interact with experts and learn the technique. Apart from demonstration, for hands on experience a session was arranged in the animal lab on the 20th September, for the surgeons to try the procedures under the guidance of the experts.


Speaking specifically about manic depression, she asked, "How would you diagnose a patient who walks back and forth screaming at the top of his lungs one minute, then sits in a chair weeping uncontrollably the next?"

A young man in the rear raised his hand and answered, "A basketball coach?"

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