Dhule, August 9th 2009—the second Sunday of the month was marked by a major breakthrough in the Urology teaching program of North Maharashtra. A comprehensive urology course was organized by Dr Ashish Patil (Director Institute of Urology) for the post graduates in Urology, General surgery and Nephrology. It was attended by more than a hundred delegates. Lectures on different urology topics were delivered by the various experts in the field. The morning session was opened by Dr Bhalchandra Kashyapi (Assistant Professor in Urology; Sassoon General Hospitals, Pune) who spoke on Renal Malignancies. This was followed by Dr Subodh Shivde (Professor in Urology, Dinanath Mangeshkar hospital Pune.) and Dr Dhananjay Bokare (Senior consultant Institute of Urology, Dhule) who spoke on Benign enlargement of the prostate and stricture disease of the urethra respectively. Dr Ashish Patil elaborated Urolithiasis explaining the various modalities of stone treatment and recent advances in the same. Dr Dipen Parekh (Prof and head, Department of Robotic surgery San Antonio, Texas) discussed robotic laparoscopy with its pros and cons. Renal transplant was covered in detail by Dr Atul Mule. This was followed by lunch.
The Urology Quiz was conducted post lunch. Dr Chetan Rathod, Dr Chandrahas Kurane and Dr Hrishikesh Deshmukh were winners of the same. This was followed by the inaugural ceremony wherein Dr Ashish Patil felicitated Dr Dipen Parekh, Dr Bhalchandra Kashyapi, Dr Subodh Shivde, Dr Dhananjay Bokare and Dr Atul Mule. Finally Dr S K Singhal the organizing secretary presented the vote of thanks.