KISACON 2013 – Conference Report

Under the aegis of Indian Society of Anesthesiologists, Bangalore Branch with RajaRajeswari Medical College and Hospital, Bangalore is hosting KISACON 2013 from 13th September to 15th September.

The 2013 edition of KISACON focuses on reinforcing the quest towards attaining perfection.

The preconference sessions started on 12th and the conference was inaugurated by Dr. S. K. Shiva Kumar, Director of ISRO Satellite Centre. Mr. A.C. Shanmugam, Chairman, RajaRajeswari Medical College and Hospital, Dr. Madhusudan Upadhyaya, President ISA Karnataka, Dr. Prabhdeva, Former Vice Chanecellor, Bangalore University, Special Officer for the proposed Deemed university, Dr. Rangalakshmi , Organising Secretary and other dignitaries were present.

Welcoming the gathering, Dr. Sahajanand, HOD, Anesthesiology Dept, Rajarajeswari Medical College and Hospital, emphasized the relevance of KISACON.

Life Time Achievement award was given to Dr. P.V. Narayana Rao by the chairman, Sri. A.C. Shanmugam. A host of achievers in the anesthesiology domain were felicitated.

Making the key note address, Sri. A.C. Shanmugam spoke about the importance of holding such conferences where new ideas emerge and also reiterated Rajarajeswari Medical College and Hospital’s  commitment for quality in patient services.

During his address, Dr. S.K. Shivakumar drew parallels between Anesthesiology and Rocket science and explained the advances made by ISRO starting from its inception. He mentioned the advances made in tele communications will help the medical fraternity in telemedicine arena. He then concluded his speech by stressing on the fact that both forms of sciences have one ulterior motive that is upliftment of the human race.

In his speech, Dr. Madhusudhan Upadhyaya spoke about the quality enhancement and said that ISA has always strived to better the standards provided for the patient care and urged all those present to become members of ISA.

Dr. Rangalakshmi proposing vote of thanks thanked all the people who have worked tirelessly to make the event happen and wished all the delegates a happy stay.

All the delegates who were present felt that the conference was very useful and had high praises for the hospitality offered by RajaRajeswari Medical College and Hospital.



  1. Are we delivering competency based training to anaesthesia residents & assessing their professional skills?


  1. Hypoxemia.
  2. Rational & application of Pulmonary function testing in clinical practice


  1. Newer drugs in Anaesthesia.
  2. New Horizons  in reversal of NMB.
  3. Allergy & Anaphylaxsis in the operating room.


  1. Ways to improve Patient Safety


  1. Perioperative Gylcemic Control: Why & How?
  2. Management of patients with significant SIRS for Anaesthesia & Surgery.
  3. Anaesthetic Management of patient with Recent CVA – Posted for Surgery.
  4. Anaesthesia for a patient with Morbid Obesity with SAOS.            
  5. Perioperative Management of Patients with ARDS.
  6. DVT & Pulmonary Embolism  : Newer agents & newer issues in the Perioperative period.
  7. Perioperative Renal failure  : Diagnostics to Management.

 VI.  Glottic, Sub Glottis & Tracheal Surgery:

  1. Anaesthesia for Endolaryngeal Surgery .
  2. Newer concepts in Airway Management.           
  3. Newer Concepts in Supralaryngeal Ventilation.


  1. Current concepts in Anaesthesia for Major Vascular surgery.
  2. Pre-operative Evaluation
  3. Optimizing Cardiac Function
  4. Patient with Leaking or Ruptured Aneurysm
    1. Fluid Resuscitation in trauma – What?When?How Much?


  1. Anaesthesia Challenges in Combative Children & Autistic Adolescents.
  2. Newer trends in Neonatal Anaesthesia in the last three decades
  3. Paediatriac trauma care system .
  4. An overview of Anaesthesia for thoracoscpic surgery in Paediatrics.
  5. Sedation – Pitfalls in Paediatric Sedation .


  1. Anaesthesia challenges in intracranial Aneurysm & SA  Haemorrhagic Diseases.
  2. Head Injury update – CPP target in Head Injury.

X.  OBG:

  1. Safe & Best Anaesthesia for C-Section in HIV/AIDS patients.
  2. Management of the Cardiac Parturient & Unanticipated Massive Obstetric Haemorrhage in the O.R.: “Must Know………..
  3. Labour Analgesia : An Update.
  4. Rational and Stratergy for treatment of severe & Catastrophic PPH.


  1. Peri operative out come in Oncosurgery : Risk Prediction & Anaesthesia for Major Onco Surgeries.


  1. Rational choice of inotropic therapies in peri operative period.
  2. How to identify cardiac arrhythmia & choose correct Treatment. 
  3. Patients with Heart Failure and Pulmonary Hypertension and their Anesthetic Implications .
  4. Ventricular Assisted  Devices : Updates
  5. Do Coronary Stents protect the Surgical Patients?
  6. Anaesthesia Management of Patients with Pacemakers for Non Cardiac Surgery.


  1. Review of Ventilator Modes & Strategies. What progress have we made?
  2. Management & Update of OP Poisoning.  
  3. Dexmeditomidine Clinical application from Operative Room to ICU.
  4. Advances in Enteral & Parenteral Nutrition in ICU.
  5. Post Resusitation care beyond CPR.


  1. Management of Pheochromocytoma.
  2. Evaluation, preoperative & perioperative management of sick thyroid.


  1. Anaesthesia in Radiation suite, diagnostics procedures in Radiology Suite & Endoscopy Suite.
  2. Establishment of Pain Clinic in Rural Parts of Karnataka—– Academics to Services


  1. Anaesthesia for Liver Transplant Special intraoperative challenges and Considerations.
  2. Anaesthesia for Lung Transplant,  Cardiac Transplantation.


  1. Guidelines & Protocols versus individual Judgment:  What should we do?
  2. Informed Consent, a dilemma of ethical & legal Paradigm in Medical Profession.


  1. Anaesthesia for elderly patient scheduled for Emergency Orthopaedic Surgery.
  2. Anaesthesia Considerations in Major Spine Surgery (SCOLIOSIS).
  3. The Unstable Cervical Spine & Anaesthesia
  4. Peri Operative organ protection in elderly patients posted for incidental surgery & an update on ophthalmic regional anaesthesia.


  1. Enhanced Recovery


  1. Acute Pain Management.
  2. What is best for Paediatric Pain & How?
  3. Interventional Pain Management: A New Specialty on the Horizon.
  4. Pain & Palliative Care: End of Life Care
  5. Current concepts of Regional Anaesthesia.


                                 Panel Discussion

 I      Brain Death

 II     Symposium on Fluid Management

III    Cardiac patient coming for non-cardiac Surgery

IV    Pediatrics: Case Discussions

V      Pain Management

VI     Obstetrics


To strive towards better patient outcome and greater satisfaction let us move beyond the argument of regional or general anesthesia and change our approach towards a more global one. Treat the patient as a whole and strive towards better patient care. Like a small child asks on every journey, “are we there yet”, we anesthesiologists on our journey towards excellence, as we create new milestones and achievements ask ourselves , are we there yet? Lets continue our journey towards perfection in the field of anesthesiology to reach greater heights and newer embankments. The 2013 edition of KISACON focuses on reinforcing our quest towards attaining perfection.

We assure you that the conference would be great opportunity to learn new techniques, share and set benchmarks, network with colleagues and peers and have lots and lots of fun.


IMSACON-2013 at RajaRajeswari Medical College and Hospital


It gives me great pleasure in inviting you to IMSACON-2013, the annual conference and convocation of International Medical Sciences Academy. This year, IMSACON is hosted by the Karnataka Chapter of International Medical Sciences Academy in association with the Rajarajeswari Medical College and Hospital. Rajarajeswari Medical College and Hospital is an institutional member of International Medical Sciences Academy. The International Medical Sciences Academy was established as a Global Organization on the 28th of March 1981 at New Delhi as a registered society with regions in U.K., U.S.A., Australia, Rest of Asia, Africa, Europe and India. The registered World Head Quarters of the society are situated at New Delhi. Continue reading “IMSACON-2013 at RajaRajeswari Medical College and Hospital”

Clinico Pathological Conference on “Sudden Death in a young man” By RRMCH

A Clinico Pathological Conference was held in RRMCH college auditorium on 18/12/12 at 2.15 PM.  Department of Pathology and Forensic Medicine, RRMCH organized this event which shed light on the topic: “Sudden Death in a young man “. The subject chosen for the conference is of great importance as the percentage of ‘Sudden death in young people’ has increased worldwide. Doctors and Medical researchers all over the world have started to give more importance to the phenomenon of sudden death as it causes death for almost 250,000 to 450,000 people in United States of America, every year. The reason of most ‘sudden-deaths’ happens to be cardiac arrest due to hidden heart defects or heart abnormalities.  The participants exchanged valuable updates and information on the chosen subject including how to face the issue, from a medical perspective. Continue reading “Clinico Pathological Conference on “Sudden Death in a young man” By RRMCH”

RRMCH Organizes ‘KISACON 2013’, a Conference on Anesthesia

RRMCH authorities, as a part of their enchanting journey to contribute to our nation’s medical services with innovative approaches, is organizing a three-day conference on anesthesia named ‘KISACON 2013’ from 13 to 15 September 2013, at RRMCH hospital, located in south Bangalore.  The program is designed as a progressive step for anesthesiologists, to bring a global approach in treatment, to achieve a greater patient satisfaction.  One of the prime objectives of “KISACON 2013” is to discuss the importance of a global approach in medical treatment which is known as ‘treating the whole patient’ rather than just his/her disease.   Continue reading “RRMCH Organizes ‘KISACON 2013’, a Conference on Anesthesia”

Breast Cancer Awareness Camp at ‘Bombay Rayons’ by RRMCH

World celebrate ‘Breast Cancer Awareness Month’, in every October to create and increase awareness about breast cancer which happens to be the reason for death to millions of women all over the world, every year. In accordance with this awareness program, a ‘breast cancer awareness camp’ was organized at “Bombay Rayons” in this November by RRMCH, for its women employees. The event saw a good turnout of enthusiastic participants, brimming with curiosity.   There were demonstrations lectures by RRMCH faculties that shed light on the disease, in detail, which helped the participants to know more about its symptoms and the necessity of treatment at the right time. Many doctors also spoke at the event, breaking various myths over the subject. All participants were given pink bands, as a part of the program. The camp is generally observed as another feather in RRMCH humanitarian drive’s cap as it increased breast cancer awareness among women and also elaborated on its causes and treatments.

RRMCH Observes Rajyotsava day and Launches a Kannada Medical Book–First of its kind in the Country

Bangalore, November 28th, 2012:  RajaRajeswari Medical College and Hospital, popularly known as RRMCH, has launched a medical book in Kannada named ‘Vaidya Saahithya Srishti’ this month, regarding Karnataka Rajyotsava Day, which is celebrated on 1st November of every year. This book is an in-house publication of RRMCH that will be available across Karnataka in all the major publishers’ outlets.

The book focuses on various subjects regarding medical know-how as well as a medical dictionary in Kannada language, which also elaborates on various common terms used for medical purposes.

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Chairman of RRMCH, Mr. A.C Shanmugam felicitates Dr. Ian Anderson

Bangalore: The RajaRajeswari Medical College and Hospital has joined hands with overseas universities of high repute to enhance its educational standards to higher levels.

In an event of great splendor, the Chairman of  RRMCH, Mr. A.C Shanmugam felicitated Dr. Ian Anderson, the President of the prestigious Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons at Glasgow in United Kingdom and the Chief Executive Officer of the institution, Dr. John Cooper in the college campus at Mysore Road. This is a glorious example for the efforts of RRMCH to go beyond boundaries to promote high standard education..

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The Academy of Pathology celebrated the anniversary of its Post Graduate Teaching in Pathology at RRMCH on 18 November 2012

The Academy of Pathology, as a part of its Fourth “Continuing Medical Education Programme”, celebrated the anniversary of its ‘Post Graduate Teaching in Pathology’ at RajaRajeswari Medical College and Hospital auditorium on 18th November 2012. Continue reading “The Academy of Pathology celebrated the anniversary of its Post Graduate Teaching in Pathology at RRMCH on 18 November 2012”