Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals organised a pre-congress workshop on ‘Face Mask’
The pre congress workshop is a part of the 19th congress of The International Society of Burn Injuries – ISBI 2018
To provide awareness on fabrication of Silicone masks for Burn victims as part of the Scar Management, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals organised a pre-congress workshop on ‘Face Mask’. This pre-congress workshop is part of the five day long, 19th Congress of The International Society of Burn Injuries – ISBI 2018 scheduled from 30th November to 4th December, 2018 being held at the Leela Convention Centre, Shahdara, Delhi.
Dr Shahin Nooreyezdan, Senior Consultant, Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery and Dr Kuldeep Singh, Consultant, Plastic Surgeon, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals were present to welcome the faculty and the delegates to the Workshop on current techniques of scar management, especially the Silicone mask for better care of burn scars of the face.
The workshop was conducted by experienced professionals in the field including Mr. Jonathan Niszczak MS, OTR/L, BT-C, Certified Burn Therapist, Clinical Care Specialist, Burns and Plastic Surgery, Ms. Ingrid S Parry MS, PT BT-C from Shriners Hospital for Children Northern California and Mr. Michael Andres Serghiou MBA, OTR BT-C from Bio Med Sciences Inc.
On the occasion, Dr Shahin Nooreyezdan, Consultant, Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals said, “As per WHO data, around 1, 80, 000 deaths are caused by burns every year, the vast majority of which is in low and middle income countries. In India, over 10, 00, 000 people are moderately or severely burnt every year. Burn victims can be treated and lead a normal life owing to the technological advancements in the sector. Now, we have modern techniques and machines to perform critical procedures with high precision.”
Dr Kuldeep Singh, Consultant, Plastic Surgeon, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals said, “A burn is an injury to the skin or tissues which is caused by heat, mostly by flame, hot liquids, and contact with chemicals like acid etc. Children along with adults are equally at risk of having a burn injury and the benefits of plastic surgery are not just functional or aesthetic, but also psychological. For many patients, successful plastic surgery can lead to an increase in self-esteem and confidence. Many NGOs supporting acid survivors, as well as survivors themselves are also attending this workshop as delegates.”