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Dear Friends,

I am delighted to announce and invite you to the first ever Virtual Conference on ‘Clinical Robotic Surgery Association India Chapter (CRSA) - 2020’ from 2nd – 4th October 2020.

CRSA India started last year, and has grown rapidly to become a 200 member organization in the short time span. It has organized more than 5 conferences, including the inaugural meeting in August 2019.

The founding members of CRSA India are leaders in robotic surgery in India, and have been instrumental in teaching, training and growth of robotic surgery in our country.

Due to the pandemic, we have planned a virtual state of the art learning experience this year in CRSA2020. We will have leaders from across the world talk about the skills and science of robotic surgery. There will be plenary and parallel sessions with talks, panel discussions, paper and video presentations.

We invite you to be a part of this landmark event. There will be awards for best paper and video presentations.

We are taking every step to make this experience an educative, seamless, relevant, and individualistic. We look forward to seeing you virtually at the conference.

Best Wishes,

Clinical Robotic Surgery Association India Chapter (CRSA) - 2020 Team


C. Palanivelu

          Chapter Regent:

Vivek Bindal
CRSA IND 2020 Scientific Program
TimeSessionTopicsSession TimeSpeaker
October 2nd, 2020
Day 1 ( 1 PM - 6 PM )
01:00 PM - 02:00 PMGeneral RoboticsHow to setup a Robotic OR & develop a Robotic programme?15+5 minsMario Annechiarico
  Robotic Surgery: Training & Credentialing15+5 minsAmit Gupta
  Economics of robotics: Roadmap for a sustainable programme15+5 minsTB Yuvaraja
02:00 PM - 03:00 PMAWR + HerniaRobotic Abdominal Wall Reconstruction12+3 minsVivek Bindal
  MIS in lateral hernias12+3 minsB Ramana
  Is a robot really needed for hernia: a case based Panel discussion30 minsModerator: Jignesh Gandhi

Panelists: Arun Prasad, Mukund Khetan, Pawanindra Lal, Vivek Bindal, Ramana B
03:00 PM - 3:30 PMColorectal Master videos - Robotic Right Hemicolectomy (CME with CVL)10 minsS P Somasekar
  Robotic LAR10 minsVenkatesh Munikrishnan
  Robotic PLND10 minsAvanish Saklani
3:30 PM - 05:00 PMCRSA Gold (International)Robotic colorectal surgery training pathways15+5 minsAmjad Parvaiz,
Poole University Hospitals, UK
  Setting up a robotic colorectal surgery service15+5 minsEmre Gorgun,
Cleveland Clinic, USA
  Master tips & tricks in robotic colorectal surgery15+5 minsVincent Obias,
George Washington University, USA
  Current status and future directions in robotic colorectal surgery- Panel discussion30 minsEmre Gorgun, Amjad,Parvaiz, Vincent Obias, Deepak Govil, Anil Heroor, TK Rajesh
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM Robotic AWR: experience vs evidence15+5 minsJ. Bittner,
  Amalgamation of newer technologies on Robotic platform15+5 minsFransesco Bianco,
October 3rd, 2020
Day 2 ( 1 PM - 6 PM )
01:00 PM - 02.30 PMUpper GIRobotic Esophagectomy with conduit: the technique15+5 minJagdishwar Goud
  Robotic D2 gastrectomy15+5 minSandeep Nayak
  Robotic Hiatus hernia repair & Heller's cardiomyotomy15+5 minAshish Vasishtha
  Panel Discussion: GE junction adenocarcinoma30 minModerator: Jagadishwar Goud

Panelists: M Vijaykumar, Ramakrishnan, George K, Sudeepta Kumar Swain
02.30 PM - 03.30 PMBariatricWhy robotic bariatric surgery?15 minsArun Prasad
  Robotic Gastric Bypass- Tips & Tricks15 minsMohit Bhandari
  Future of robotic bariatrics- Panel discussion30 minsModerator: Praveen Raj

Panelists: Manish Khaitan, Rajkumar Palaniappan, Sudhir Kalhan, Ramen Goel, Daksh Sethi 
03:30 PM - 04:15 PMGynaecologyRobotics in Gynaecology: complications and management- Panel discussion45 minsModerator: Amita Maheshwari

Panelists: Rupinder, Rama Joshi, Yogesh Kulkarni, Rohit Ranade, Sohanlal Solanki,Anupama Rajanbabu, Ranjit Manchanda
04:20 PM - 05:00 PMCRSA Gold (International)Robotic Revision bariatric surgery15 + 5 minsEF Elli,
Mayo Clinic, USA
  Complications in robotic bariatric surgery & how to avoid them15 + 5 minsRana Pullatt,
05:00 PM - 06:20 PMGynaec OncologyWhy incorporate computer assisted robotic platform into a gynaecologic oncology surgical practice?30 minsMario M. Leitao,
  Clinical outcomes and economics of robotic surgery for gynaecological cancers30 minsWalter H. Gotlieb,
Mc Gill University, Canada
  Learning curve in Robotic High Paraaortic Lymphadenopathy- Tips & Tricks (Indian prospective RCT)20 minsSomashekhar S P
October 4th, 2020
Day 3 ( 10 AM - 3PM )
10:00 AM - 12:30 PMHPB   
10:00 AM - 10:45 AMPancreasRobotic Distal Pancreatectomy12+3 minsS. Srivatsan Gurumurthy
  Robotic Pancreaticoduodenectomy12+3 minsC. Palanivelu
  Robotic PD with vascular resection12+3 minsUgo Boggi,
10:45 AM - 11:45 PMLiverRobotic liver resection- Where do we stand?12 +3 minsC N Tang,
Hong Kong
  Robotic Major Hepatectomy- Technical tips & tricks12+3 minsYao Ming Wu,
  Robotic Donor Hepatectomy- Are we there yet? Panel discussion30 minsModerator: P. Senthilnathan

Panelists: S. Sudhindran, Mohamed Rela, A S Soin, C. Palanivelu
11:45 AM - 12:30 PMBiliaryRobotic Choledochal cyst excision12+3 minsN Anand Vijai
  Robotic Hepaticojejunotomy for Benign Biliary stricture12+3 minsKalayarsan Raja
  Robotic Radical Cholecystectomy for carcinoma gall bladder12+3 minsMahesh Goel
12:30 PM - 1:10 PMHead & NeckWhy we need robotics in head and neck surgery15+5 minsKaustubh Patel
  Future of robot in head and neck surgery15+5 minsSurender Dabas
1:10 PM - 02:00 PMLunch break
02:00 PM - 03:00 PMThoracicRobotic thymectomy15+5 minsProf. Kang,
Seoul, Korea 
  Robotic lung resection15+5 minsAli Zamir Khan,
  Robotic Nerve grafting for reversal of sympathectomy15+5 minsProf. Yin Kai Chao,
Taipei, Taiwan
03:00 PM onwardsVote of thanks


International Faculty List

Ali Zamir Khan


Amjad Parvaiz


C N Tang

 Hong Kong

EF Elli


Emre Gorgun


Fransesco Bianco




Mario Annechiarico


Mario M. Leitao


Prof. Kang


Prof. Yin Kai Chao


Rana Pullatt


Ugo Boggi


Vincent Obias


Walter H. Gotlieb


Yao Ming Wu





Deadline for submission of abstracts: September 21st, 2020

General Information:

The members of the Scientific Committee will review all submitted abstracts:

Abstracts will be accepted in two categories:

  • Paper Presentation
  • Video presentation

Note: - The presenting author must register for the congress as a delegate at the time of acceptance of the abstract. Registration fee is not waived.

Paper Presentation

Kindly visit the Abstract submission link to submit your paper presentation


  • The abstract must have a title of upto 2 lines only in capital letters
  • The authors must be presented with the first initial and the last name, official title and institutions of affiliation
  • The text of the abstract must be based on the following outline:
    • Title
    • Introduction
    • Material & Methods
    • Results
    • Discussion
  • The text cannot exceed 300 words.
  • 1 table and/or illustration is permitted per abstract and can be attached separately in the Online link itself.

Video Abstract Submission

Kindly visit the Abstract submission link to submit your Video Abstract


  • Video submission must not exceed 8 minutes in length, sound is optional and should be in MP3, MP4 or MOV formats.
  • As part of the video submission process, a written abstract must be submitted.
  • Please add the video in a Google Drive link and upload the link in the abstract link itself and give access to view the video to our email id crsaindia@gmail.com

For any questions, please contact Mr. Prateek – 9971100622

Click Here to Submit Your Abstract

Category Registration Fee with Taxes Final Amount
Post Graduates Rs. 500 + GST 18% Rs. 590.00
CRSA Members Rs. 1,000 + GST 18% Rs. 1,180.00
Non Member Rs. 1,200 + GST 18% Rs. 1,416.00
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