Guest Lectures

Topic: How to Approach to a Patient

Prof. Shaikh Ali Ashraf was born on 1st October 1928 in Simulia village of 24 Parganas district of West Bengal. He did his MBBS from Calcutta Medical College in 1953 and MS from Calcutta University in 1958. He received FRCS from Royal College of Surgeons of England in May 1963 and Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in June 1963. He received FCPS from Bangladesh and Pakistan. He also received PhD from BSMMU

He completed his surgical training in India and England under legendary surgeons like Prof. A. K. Basu, Mr. George Andrew Mason, Sir Thomas Holmes Sellors and Mr. Donald Ross. He pursued a successful career in West Bengal Medical Service, East Pakistan Medical Service, East Pakistan Health Service and Bangladesh Health Service. He served in various capacities in Calcutta Medical College, Dhaka Medical College, Mymensingh Medical College and IPGM&R, Dhaka. He was involved with different organizations and held important positions such as Advisor of WHO, President of BCPS and President of Society of Surgeons of Bangladesh.

Prof. S. A. Ashraf attended many conferences in home and abroad where he made important presentations. He also published numerous articles in national and international journals. He was the pioneer in performing several modern surgical procedures in the region.

The most important contribution of Prof. S. A. Ashraf was producing a generation of competent surgeons who have taken the surgical services of this country to a higher level.

Topic: Principles and Medical Education - Surgeons From Top To Bottom and Cox's Bazar

Prof. APR Aluwihare Emeritus Professor of Surgery at the University of Peradeniya Srilanka. He obtained his basic medical degree from Kings College, Cambridge and the London Hospital.

He did his postgraduate training in SriLanka and England, and obtained fellowship FRCS(Eng) in 1966, and the Master of Chirurgie (Cambridge) in 1970. He worked at the Royal College of Surgeons of London and St. Marks Hospital.

He joined the University of Peradeniya in 1971 as consultant Surgery. Subsequently he served as Vice Chancellor Peradeniya University, Chairman of the University Grants Commission, member of the Human Rights Commission , Chairman Board of Study in Surgery of Sri Lanka amongst other posts.

He has been examiner in the Final Fellowships examinations in London, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and SriLanka. He has traveled and worked widely including a Hunterian Professorship at the Royel College of Surgeons of England

He has been awarded Honorary Fellowships of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, the Bangladesh College of Physicians and Surgeons, and Ad Hominem Fellowships of the College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. He was awarded Doctor of Science(DSc) from his university of Peradeniya along with other honours.

He was in the Editorial Board of the British Journal of Surgery for couple of years. He has written widely, including a Chapter in Oxford Text Book of Surgery, and a Disc Book updating the London FRCS STEP course. He was Past President, of the College of Surgeons of Srilanka and Founder President of the SAARC Surgical Care Society.

In 1998 Sri Lanka Government honored him with the Title "Vidya Jothi" for his outstanding contributions to Science.

Topic: Sterilization Procedures of Instruments and Their Efficiency in Our Surgical Practice

Baranali Banik, Deputy Manager, Infection prevention solutions of Johnson & Johnson Medical, India. Made presentation on Sterilization procedures of instruments and their efficacy in our surgical practice in Popular Medical College in 2015. She obtained her M.Sc in Microbiology from the University of Kalyani in 1996.

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