ReSurge International's second South Asian conference was a resounding success.
Expert surgeons, anesthesiologists, orthodontists and other specialists from around the world traveled to Kathmandu, Nepal, this week for three days of scientific presentations and discussions on how to improve regional collaboration and exchange to expand access to reconstructive surgical care for children and adults who are underserved in the region.
About 150 delegates attended the conference, traveling from more than 10 countries, including Bangladesh, Pakistan, China, India, Australia, the UK, and the US.
The Chief Secretary of the Government of Nepal inaugurates the conference. In addition to being a supporter of Dr. Shankar Rai and his team’s work through our Surgical Outreach Program, the Chief Secretary also has publicly volunteered to be the nation’s first skin donor for Dr. Rai’s new skin bank.
Drs. Yogi and Kush Aeron, directors of our Surgical Outreach Program in Dehradun, India, give a presentation at the conference
ReSurge partners: dentist Dr. Ranju Giri, speech therapist Ruchi Koirala, and surgeon Dr. Pramila Shakya
Dr. Shankar Rai, co-director of our Surgical Outreach Program in Kathmandu, presents on caring for burn patients in Nepal
ReSurge guests Dr. Rick Redett and Dr. David Megee discuss a presentation
Dr. Iftekar Mannan, a ReSurge international medical partner from Bangladesh, listens to a presentation
The Chief Secretary of Nepal, Dr. Shankar Rai and the CEO of phect-Nepal light a ceremonial candle at the conference inauguration