Track Categories

The track category is the heading under which your abstract will be reviewed and later published in the conference printed matters if accepted. During the submission process, you will be asked to select one track category for your abstract.

General surgery encompasses a diverse array of surgical techniques employed in the diagnosis and treatment of injuries and illnesses throughout the body. The field has evolved to embrace minimally invasive procedures as the norm, extending beyond laparoscopic interventions in the abdominal and thoracic regions. Nowadays, minimally invasive approaches are widely applied in various specialties, including neurosurgery, spinal surgery, orthopedics, cardiovascular surgery, bariatrics, head and neck surgery, and peripheral nerves. This discussion will delve into the latest breakthroughs in the field of general surgery.

  • Track 1-1  Trauma Surgery
  • Track 1-2  Colorectal Surgery
  • Track 1-3  Breast Surgery
  • Track 1-4  Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Track 1-5  Foot and Ankle Surgery

Anesthesia involves the administration of medication to induce temporary loss of sensation or consciousness in a patient, facilitating pain-free surgical or medical procedures. Depth of anesthesia monitoring technology utilizes sensors to assess a patient's consciousness level during surgery, enabling anesthesiologists to tailor anesthesia levels for optimal sedation. 

  • Track 2-1  General Anesthesia
  • Track 2-2  Pediatric Anesthesia
  • Track 2-3  Critical Care Medicine
  • Track 2-4  Pain Medicine

The primary objectives of cardiac surgery, a specialized surgical field, encompass the diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting the heart and blood vessels. Robotic cardiac surgery entails conducting heart surgeries through minute chest incisions. Utilizing small instruments and robot-controlled tools enables physicians to carry out procedures that are considerably less invasive compared to traditional open-heart surgery. 

  • Track 3-1  Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
  • Track 3-2  Robotic Cardiac Surgery
  • Track 3-3  Heart Transplantation

Neurosurgery involves surgical procedures targeting the nervous system, encompassing the diagnosis and treatment of injuries, illnesses, and disorders affecting the brain, spinal cord, spinal column, and peripheral nerves throughout the body. This medical specialty relies on proven innovations, such as a specialized ultrasonic tool guided by MRI, capable of performing intricate procedures without the need for incisions, thanks to its utilization of a stationary radiation source. 

  • Track 4-1  Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Track 4-2  Neuroendoscopy
  • Track 4-3  Spinal Neurosurgery
  • Track 4-4  Epilepsy Surgery

The objective of thoracic surgery is to address issues affecting the esophagus, lungs, mediastinum (the space between the lungs), trachea, and diaphragm within the thorax (chest) region of the body. Thoracic surgeons are tasked with treating various diseases, including masses on the chest wall, pulmonary fibrosis, emphysema, and other advanced lung conditions. Robotic-assisted thoracic surgery (RATS) is a minimally invasive approach that utilizes a robotic system for surgical procedures. Surgeons operate the robotic arms, equipped with surgical instruments and a high-definition camera, from a console

  • Track 5-1  Esophageal Surgery
  • Track 5-2  Diaphragmatic Surgery
  • Track 5-3  Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Surgery
  • Track 5-4  Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Surgery
  • Track 5-5  Mediastinal surgery

Laparoscopy, a surgical method, allows a surgeon to access the abdomen and pelvis internally, eliminating the need for substantial skin incisions. Commonly known as minimally invasive surgery or keyhole surgery, this technique offers a less invasive approach. Natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) is another method, entering the peritoneal cavity through natural orifices without incisions or penetration of the anterior abdominal wall. 

  • Track 6-1  NOTES Renal Surgery
  • Track 6-2  Laparoscopic Adrenal Surgery
  • Track 6-3  Gynecological Laparoscopy

Endoscopy is a medical procedure that allows healthcare professionals to observe various parts of a patient's body. It is employed for the detection of diseases in specific anatomical areas, including the esophagus, stomach, and colon. Chromoendoscopy is a technique aimed at improving the visualization of the intestinal lining during endoscopic procedures by applying a specialized stain or dye. This method facilitates the identification of anomalies, making it more convenient for medical professionals and technicians. 

  • Track 7-1  Colonoscopy
  • Track 7-2  Gastroscopy
  • Track 7-3  Enteroscopy
  • Track 7-4  Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS)

Robotic-assisted surgery, a form of minimally invasive surgery, employs robotic systems to improve the precision, dexterity, and control of surgical instruments. Ongoing research aims to create innovative robotic platforms suitable for a broader spectrum of surgical procedures. These platforms are being designed to be smaller, more agile, and adept at executing intricate surgeries with heightened precision. The upcoming session will offer insights into the present landscape of robotic-assisted surgery,

  • Track 8-1  General Robotic Surgery
  • Track 8-2  Robotic Gynecological Surgery
  • Track 8-3  Robotic Oral Surgery
  • Track 8-4  Robotic Thoracic Surgery

Acute Care Surgery is an evolving surgical field that extends trauma care principles to address urgent and time-sensitive surgical conditions beyond trauma cases. Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) is a non-invasive imaging technique enabling real-time visualization of internal organs and tissues. Demonstrated to enhance diagnostic accuracy while minimizing the necessity for more invasive tests, this technology plays a crucial role.

  • Track 9-1  Emergency General Surgery
  • Track 9-2  Acute Abdominal Surgery
  • Track 9-3  Emergency Neurosurgery

Gynecology surgery encompasses surgical procedures involving the uterus, ovaries, cervix, fallopian tubes, vagina, vulva, and other female pelvic organs and structures. The standard of care for surgical treatment in gynecology now involves minimally invasive surgery. Rapid advancements in technology are facilitating the adoption of these techniques, allowing even complex procedures to be performed with reduced force.

  • Track 10-1  Uterine Surgery
  • Track 10-2  Ovarian Surgery
  • Track 10-3  Cervical Surgery
  • Track 10-4  Gynecologic Oncology Surgery

Orthopedic surgery, a branch of medical procedures, focuses on conditions related to the musculoskeletal system. The integration of Mixed Reality (MR) into orthopedic surgery is enhancing procedural capabilities. Regenerative treatments, including platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell injections, are being employed to stimulate tissue healing and regeneration in orthopedic patients. These therapies hold promise for enhancing outcomes in conditions such as osteoarthritis, tendinitis, and rotator cuff injurie

  • Track 11-1  Orthopedic Trauma Surgery
  • Track 11-2  Sports Medicine Surgery
  • Track 11-3  Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Ophthalmologists perform surgical procedures on the eye or its adjacent structures, referred to as eye surgery or ocular surgery. A cutting-edge advancement in laser vision correction, specifically for eliminating the need for spectacles, is Contoura Vision. Unlike LASIK and SMILE (Small Incision Lenticule Extraction), which address refractive power specifications, Contoura Vision represents the latest development.

  • Track 12-1  Cataract Surgery
  • Track 12-2  Refractive Surgery
  • Track 12-3  Corneal Transplant Surgery
  • Track 12-4  Vitreoretinal Surgery

Plastic surgery involves the restoration and reconstruction of damaged or missing skin and tissue. The primary objective of plastic surgery is to closely replicate the normal function and appearance of skin and tissue. Plastic surgeons are particularly enthusiastic about the potential of stem cell research. The prospect of growing structures such as skin opens the door to implants that can both restore shape and function.

  • Track 13-1  Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Track 13-2  Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Track 13-3  Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Track 13-4  Reconstructive Surgery

Gastric bypass or bariatric surgery involves making changes to your digestive system to help you lose weight. When diet and exercise fail, or when being overweight causes severe health issues, bariatric surgery may be performed. A recently developed form of minimally invasive weight-loss procedure is endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty. A suturing tool is introduced into your throat and down to your stomach during endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty.

  • Track 14-1  Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Track 14-2  Sleeve gastrectomy
  • Track 14-3  Metabolic Surgery

A surgical oncologist is a surgeon specializing in the removal of cancerous masses. Essentially, they are general surgeons who undergo additional training in oncology and related surgical techniques. They possess expertise in conducting specific tests to assist in cancer diagnosis. CRISPR gene editing has the potential to genetically modify T cells within months, not the typical year or two, making it an innovative tool for cancer treatment. This could translate to faster treatment for patients. 

  • Track 15-1  Thoracic Oncology Surgery
  • Track 15-2  Urologic Oncology Surgery
  • Track 15-3  Soft Tissue and Bone Sarcoma Surgery
  • Track 15-4  Melanoma and Skin Cancer Surgery

Transplantation involves the surgical removal of organs, tissues, or a cluster of cells from a donor and their transplantation into another person or relocation within the same individual. Scientists have devised an innovative technique that extends transportation times by deceiving donor organs into perceiving they are still within the body. This method safeguards against tissue death by maintaining a continuous flow of oxygenated blood through the organs.

  • Track 16-1  Organ Transplantation
  • Track 16-2  Tissue Transplantation
  • Track 16-3  Autografts
  • Track 16-4  Allografts

Pediatric surgery involves addressing the diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of children dealing with congenital and acquired anomalies and illnesses. These conditions encompass traumatic, inflammatory, neoplastic, developmental, and inflammatory issues. Progress in neonatal surgery has resulted in enhanced outcomes for premature babies and infants with intricate congenital anomalies. Surgical interventions can be conducted either in utero or immediately after birth to manage life-threatening conditions.

  • Track 17-1  Pediatric Trauma Surgery
  • Track 17-2  Pediatric Neurosurgery
  • Track 17-3  Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery

Vascular surgery is a surgical specialty that concentrates on identifying, treating, and overseeing conditions that impact blood vessels, encompassing arteries, veins, and lymphatic vessels. Minimally invasive endovascular stent grafts are employed for repairing aneurysms and dissections in the aorta and other blood vessels. These devices can be introduced through small incisions and deployed using catheters, diminishing the risk of complications and expediting recovery periods

  • Track 18-1  Carotid Artery Surgery
  • Track 18-2  Carotid Artery Surgery
  • Track 18-3  Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (EVAR)
  • Track 18-4  Vascular Access Surgery

Surgery within the field of otolaryngology is conducted on the head or neck to address issues related to the ears, nose, or throat, often referred to as ENT (ear, nose, and throat) treatment. Otolaryngologists are medical professionals equipped with specialized training for diagnosing and treating conditions affecting the ear, nose, and mouth. Recent advancements in otolaryngology involve the utilization of endoscopes to manage various conditions, including pediatric airway disorders, CSF rhinorrhea, as well as middle ear and mastoid disease.

  • Track 20-1  Pediatric Otolaryngologic Surgery
  • Track 20-2  Laryngology Surgery
  • Track 20-3  Speech Therapy in Otolaryngology
  • Track 20-4  Innovations in Otolaryngology Surgery

The surgeon sits at a console equipped with a high-definition video monitor and a set of master controls that mimic the movements of the surgeon's hands. The robotic system is located in the operating room with the patient and is equipped with surgical instruments that are controlled by the master controls. The da Vinci surgical system gives your surgeon an advanced set of instruments to use in performing Remote surgery minimally invasive surgery. The term “robotic” often misleads people.

  • Track 21-1  Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Track 21-2  Telepresence Surgery
  • Track 21-3  Remote Telesurgery
  • Track 21-4  Robotics in Minimally Invasive Procedures

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS) is a surgical specialty that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and management of diseases, injuries, and defects affecting the mouth, teeth, jaws, and face. OMFS practitioners are trained to perform a wide range of surgical procedures, from dental extractions to complex reconstructive surgery. Cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) imaging technology provides high-resolution 3D images of the face, jaw, and oral cavity, enabling more precise diagnosis and treatment planning.

  • Track 22-1  Orthognathic Surgery
  • Track 22-2  Dentoalveolar Surgery
  • Track 22-3  Facial Trauma Surgery
  • Track 22-4  Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Surgery

Surgical devices are tools or instruments used during surgical procedures to manipulate tissues, organs, or other structures in the body. "Real surgical operations have also made use of virtual reality technology. For instance, some surgeons use virtual reality (VR) headsets to watch 3D images of a patient's anatomy while performing surgery. This enables them to see inside the body and more clearly see the surgical site

  • Track 24-1  Electrosurgical Devices
  • Track 24-2  Laser Surgical Instruments
  • Track 24-3  Cardiovascular Surgical Devices
  • Track 24-4  Gynaecological Surgical Instruments

Surgical site infections (SSI) are infections that occur after surgery, usually within 30 days after the operation or up to one year if an implant was placed during the surgery. These infections can be caused by bacteria, viruses, or fungi that enter the surgical site during or after the surgery. Surgical infections are a major concern for healthcare providers because they can lead to significant morbidity and mortality, prolonged hospitalization, increased healthcare costs, and legal consequences. 

  • Track 25-1  Risk factors for surgical infections
  • Track 25-2  Prevention of surgical infections
  • Track 25-3  Diagnosis of surgicaikl infections
  • Track 25-4  Emerging issues in surgical infections

Surgical wound care management is a critical aspect of postoperative care to promote healing and prevent complications. Proper wound care involves assessing the wound, cleaning and dressing the wound, monitoring for signs of infection, and providing appropriate follow-up care. Negative pressure wound therapy involves the use of a specialized dressing that creates a vacuum to help promote wound healing by reducing fluid accumulation, increasing blood flow, and promoting the growth of new tissue.

  • Track 26-1  Monitoring for signs of infection
  • Track 26-2  Advanced wound care
  • Track 26-3  Follow-up care
  • Track 26-4  Assessment of the wound

Trauma surgery is a field of surgery that specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of injuries brought on by impacts, many of which are life-threatening. Recent advancements in trauma resuscitation have led to the developing of new protocols and procedures for managing trauma patients in the emergency setting. This may involve the use of blood products, such as plasma and platelets, to help manage to bleed and improve patient outcomes. 

Minimally invasive surgery Minimally invasive techniques, such as laparoscopy and robotic surgery, use smaller incisions and specialized instruments to perform surgery with less pain, scarring, and recovery time.3D printing technology has been used to create customized surgical tools, implants, and even organs, offering greater precision and accuracy during surgery.

Advanced imaging techniques, such as CT and MRI scans, can be used to create detailed maps of a patient's anatomy, allowing surgeons to navigate complex surgical sites with greater accuracy. Robotic enables surgeons to perform complex procedures with greater precision and control, reducing the risk of complications and improving patient outcomes. Advances in transplantation techniques have expanded the range of organs that can be successfully transplanted, such as the face, uterus, and penile transplants.

The development of gene-editing technology, such as CRISPR-Cas9, has the potential to revolutionize surgical treatments for genetic disorders and cancers. These advancements are transforming the field of surgery, making procedures safer, more effective, and less invasive. They are also improving patient outcomes and quality of life and paving the way for new and innovative surgical treatments.