The 22nd Annual Conference of Karnataka Urology Association was held during November 3rd to 5th 2017 at Club Mahindra Resort, Virajpet, Coorg, Karnataka. It was organized by MYSOGUS (Mysore Society of Genitourinary Surgeons). Around 190 delegates from Karnataka and members from neighbouring states Kerala, Tamilnadu, Andrapradesh and across India participated in this event.
KUACON 2017 was inaugurated by His Highness Sri Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar, the Maharaja of Mysore and KUACON 2017 Souvenier released by Paramapoojya Sri. Sri. M L Varchusvin R R Raje Urs, Peethadhipathigalu, Manteswamy Mutt, Adi-Honnanayakanahalli, Malavalli, Mandya and Kukke Kshetra, K R Nagar, Mysore.
Guruvandana was organised by Organising committee to honour senior Urologists of Karnataka State and was done during the Inaugural Program on 3rd November 2017.
The theme for panel discussion was URO-ONCOLOGY i.e. on SRM and its management by eminent speakers.
Prof. PVG Oration was by Dr Pranjal Modi, Prof and Head, Department of Urology and Transplantation, IKDC, Ahmedabad and topic was Robotic Kidney Transplantation - Evolution or Revolution.
Dr. M P Raju Mysogus Endowement Lecture was delivered by Dr. Vishveswara M S, Chief Radiation Oncologist. Bharat Institute of Oncology, Mysuru on Evolution of Cancer Treatment: Radiation Oncology.
The other sessions were Dilip Adappa best paper award, N U Trust Best Video, BMC best poster session, Bijapur Uro quiz, Devon Travelling fellowship and free papers and poster sessions. E Posters were on display.
There were enthusiastic audience and all Consultant Urologists and Postgraduates participated actively in all scientific sessions
Apart from scientific sessions, the event kick-started by KUACON 2017 CYCLING EXPEDITION from KR Hospital Mysore to Club Mahindra Virajpet, around 117 kms with the theme - Pedal Power: Medal power: Cycling for Your fitness: Kuacon for Uro Fitness, with the leadership of Dr. Ali Poonawala. Around 16 Urologists including postgraduates participated in this event, which was very successful.
As the conference was held within the resort, there were sports and entertainment activities in which delegates and their family members participated. There was lot of bonding among various KUA members and their family members during the event.
At the GBM, it was resolved that next KUACON 2018 will be held in Mangalore and the new KUA office bearers were installed.
Dr Narendra J B
Organising Secretary KUACON 2017