Reported by: Thinusha A/P Kumar
The second National Anatomy Pathology Summit 2016, or better known as NAPS, was held in International Medical University (IMU) on the 1st of October 2016. Various universities sent their representatives to our university for an experience of a lifetime and a never – ending of new ideas. The institutions that made this event a successful one are; Monash University, Perdana University, Taylor’s University, University Putra Malaysia (UPM), University Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR), and of course our very own university; IMU.
So, what took place during NAPS? Firstly, after the welcoming talk and a very short introduction among the participants, the partakers were divided into three workshops, namely; neurosurgery by Associate Professor Dr. Vairavan Narayanan, plastic surgery by Dr. Mohd. Ruslan Bin Johan, and maxillofacial surgery, by Dr. Naveen Jnanendrappa and Dr. Naresh Shetty. The sessions went on quite well with interactions between the students and the speaker too. After a satisfying lunch provided, the participants were required to sit for an image quiz challenge. There were also case presentations, whereby a situation was given to the representatives from each university two weeks before this event and the participants were required to think about a solution for the problem and present the ideas of possible diseases and solutions to the judges and their fellow participants.
It was an amazing and unforgettable experience for the participants of NAPS. During the workshop session, a video of a surgeon performing a brain surgery was presented to the participants. This created a deeper interest in neurosurgery among the participants. Pictures were also shown to the students on maxillofacial surgery and plastic surgery. One of the representative expressed his happiness in learning interesting information from the workshops and during the case presentation session. One of the speakers shared a beautiful saying that goes;
“As a surgeon, you are a student for life”.