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About the Workshop

The Workshop on Thoracoscopy will see introductory lectures followed by live demonstration by faculty and hands on session. It will be great experience for all. Beginners can have hands on training and masters can come to hone their skills.




  • Dr. Prem Nair
  • Dr. Vishal Marwaha
  • Dr. Beena K. V.
Organizing Chairperson

  • Dr. Asmita Mehta
Organizing Secretary

  • Dr. Nithya Haridas


Scientific Committee

  • Dr. Akhilesh K.
  • Dr. Sobha S.
  • Dr. Arvind P.
  • Dr. Tinku Joseph
Organizing Committee

  • Dr. Tisa Paul
  • Dr. Richie George
  • Dr. Divya S.
  • Dr. Aditya A.
  • Dr. Nidhi S.
Scientific Schedule
8:00 am Onwards Registration
08:30am – 9:30am Inauguration
Time: 8:00am – 9.00am

Recent Advance in Severe Asthma

Speakers’ Name
Dr. Asmita Mehta, Professor and Head, Department of Respiratory Medicine, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences

Interactive Session

Time: 9:30am – 10.00am

Role of Ultrasound in Pleural Pathologies

Speakers’ Name
Dr. Asmita Mehta, Professor and Head, Department of Respiratory Medicine, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences

Dr. Akhilesh K.
Dr. Arvind P.

Time: 10.00am – 10.30am

Medical Thoracoscopy: How I do it?

Speakers’ Name
Dr. Ameer K. A., Senior Consultant, Department of Respiratory Medicine, KIMS Trivandrum

Dr. Sobha Subramaniam
Dr. Sreeraj Nair

Time: 10.30am – 11.00am

Rigid Thoracoscopy: How I do it?

Speakers’ Name
Dr. Tinku Joseph, Chief of Interventional Pulmonology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences

Dr. Ajay Ravi
Dr. Nithya Haridas

Time: 11.00am – 11.15am

Tea Break

Time: 11.15am – 11.40am

Semi Rigid or Rigid Thoracoscopy? What is best for a Pulmonologist ?

Speakers’ Name
Dr. Harikishan G., Chief of Interventioal Pulmonology, Yashoda Hospital, Hyderabad

Dr. Tisa Paul
Dr. Narthanan M.

Time: 11.45am – 12.15pm

Role of Cardiothoracic surgeon in pleural pathology: When and Why?

Speakers’ Name
Dr. Rohik Micka, Consultant CVTS Surgeon, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences.

Dr. Binil Salam
Dr. Vishnu G. Krishnan

Time: 12.15pm – 1.30pm

Live or Recorded cases*

Faculty Team

Time: 1.30pm – 2.00pm

Lunch Break

Time: 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Workshop Stations:

Station: 1 USG signs for pleural pathology
Dr. Asmita/ Dr. Arvind P./ Dr. Sreeraj/ Dr. Vishnu

Station: 2 Semirigid Thoracoscopy
Dr. Akhilesh K./ Dr. Binil Salam/  Dr. Ajay Ravi/ Dr. Nithya Haridas

Station: 3 Rigid thoracoscopy
Dr. Tinku Joseph / Dr. Harikishan/ Dr. Narthanan

Time: 4.00pm

Tea Break

*Live demonstration is subject to availability of cases.
Contact Us


Dr. Nithya Haridas
Organizing Secretary – Workshop on Thoracoscopy
Associate Professor,
Department of Respiratory Medicine,
Amrita School of Medicine, Kochi.

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