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SQCCCRC most prominent events

Advanced laparoscopic and robotic HPB surgery: Oncological results.

Professor Troisi discussed in his presentation, the evolution of robotic and laparoscopic HPB surgery.  He presented as well the learning curves needed for both techniques. In a second part, he presented the use of green indocyanine as an adjunct during minimally invasive HPB surgery.  He ended his presentation with the current evidence of minimally invasive HPB surgery with its oncological results.

Interventional endoscopy in GI cases

This virtual meeting was meant to discuss the application of interventional endoscopy and gastrointestinal cases.  The talk started with an article presentation about the endoscopic ultrasound guided radiofrequency ablation of pancreatic lesions.  In a second part, Dr Valats presented a real case scenario of an endoscopic intervention for an esophageal lesion.

Which robotic platform to choose?  How to establish robotic surgery service?

This virtual meeting was meant to discuss the robotic surgery.  Dr. Bianco presented at the beginning the evolution of robotic surgery.  This was followed by a comparison between the laparoscopic and robotic surgical access and techniques and then a comparison between the different robotic platforms.  He talked subsequently about the future of minimally invasive surgery.  At the end, he talked about the manner of establishing a new robotic surgery service.

Liver transplantation for nonresectable colorectal liver metastasis. Where are we?

This virtual meeting started with the presentation of some statistics concerning colorectal liver metastasis. Professor Nadalin presented then the treatment options for nonresectable colorectal liver metastasis.  This was followed by a detailed talk about the evidence and advantage of liver transplantation in case of nonresectable colorectal liver metastasis.

Liver venous deprivation and radioembolization for hepatocellular carcinoma.  Where are we?

Professor Guiu started his talk with an introduction about portal vein embolization, liver venous deprivation techniques used for future liver remnant volume and function enhancement as well as a talk about radioembolization for hepatocellular carcinoma.  This was followed by presenting the techniques and the pathophysiology behind such procedures.  He ended his presentation with the current evidence of such techniques efficiency.

Perihilar cholangiocarcinoma, how to deal with it today?

This virtual meeting began with the definition and epidemiology concerning perihilar cholangiocarcinoma.  As a second point, professor Donadon talked about the diagnostic work-up needed and the indications of resection of perihilar cholangiocarcinoma. The outcomes of the surgical resection were then discussed.

Liver precancerous lesions: From multidisciplinary management to robotic surgical treatment

Dr Memeo started his talk with the discussion of the different types of precancerous liver lesions and their follow-up and management plan. This was followed by discussing the pathophysiology of degeneration and transformation to malignant lesions.  The talk ended by presenting some examples and videos of robotic surgical resection of such lesions.

World Physiotherapy Day at SQCCCRC

The Department of Physiotherapy at SQCCCRC organized a celebration for World Physiotherapy Day with this year’s theme being Osteoarthritis. The physiotherapists explained the causes, management, and assessment tests for musculoskeletal impairments in cancer patients.



Malnutrition Awareness Week

Malnutrition Awareness Week is an annual, multi-organizational campaign designed to increase awareness about malnutrition in hospital settings. This week-long initiative aimed to raise awareness about malnutrition related to diseases. The campaign engaged patients, caregivers, and staff through a series of activities organized by the nutrition and dietetics department team.

Omani national day

SQCCRC celebrated National Day on November 18th. The event showcased Omani culture, customs, traditions, cuisine, fashion, and geography to foreign employees.

Cancer Survivors’ Month

The meeting included a presentation of cancer survivors experience, their treatment journey, and how did they overcome negative feelings and attitudes, whether through sports or new hobbies. In addition, there were workshops presented by nutrition, physiotherapy, and mental health specialists about the role of healthy nutrition, physical activity, and relaxation in enhancing the mental and physical health of cancer survivors.