Oral Cancer Update

The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery conducted Continuing Professional Development Program MAX facts 2019 titled “Oral Cancer Update” on the 7th of September, 2019. It was indeed a proud moment and great privilege for us to host the August gathering. The Chief Guest at the inauguration was Dr. B. H. Sripathy Rao, Principal of Yenepoya Dental College and a Teacher of Teachers. The Dean, Dr Dilip G. Naik welcomed the gathering and led the Felicitation of Honoured Chief Guest for his dedicated service to the field of Dentistry and Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. Associate Dean, Dr. Premalatha Shetty, Professor Dr. Mohan Baliga, Dr. Arvind R, Incharge Head Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, colleagues, faculty and students wished and thanked the Chief Guest. The accomplished guest speakers of the day were Dr. Vishal Rao and Dr. Deepak Balasubramanian. Dr. Vishal Rao U.S. is the Chief of Head & Neck Surgical Oncology & Robotic surgery at HCG Cancer Centre, Bengaluru. His area of expertise is head & neck surgery. Dr. Vishal Rao is the inventor of ‘AUM Voice Prosthesis’, a $1 speaking device for throat cancer patients. Dr. Vishal Rao enlightened the audience on Etiology, Immunology, Molecular biology, Recent trends in Management, Heterogeneity of oral cavity subsites, Potentially malignant disorders. The inspiring talk provided new information and ideas shaping the very forefront of cancer research. Dr. Deepak Balasubramanian is Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Head & Neck Surgery at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kochi. He has trained extensively in Head & Neck Oncology and Reconstructive microsurgery and presented talk on Surgical considerations in Oral Cancer and role of neck dissection and was well appreciated by the audience. More than 70 delegates attended the program and actively participated in the deliberations and provided their feedback.