On February 2, 2021, MOHAN Foundation organised a webinar titled “Celebrating 50 Years of Kidney Transplantation in India” as part of the ongoing series of Synchrony Dialogues. The webinar highlighted the efficacious 50 years of kidney transplantation in India. It has been 50 years since Dr. A. Mohan Rao at Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore, performed the country's first successful renal transplant on February 2, 1971. Dr. A. Mohan Rao, Associate Professor, Sr. Consultant Transplant Surgeon, Renal Unit - The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Australia & Dr. Chakko Korula Jacob, Consultant Nephrologist-Bangalore Baptist Hospital were the distinguished speakers of the webinar.
The webinar was moderated by Dr. Sunil Shroff, Managing Trustee, MOHAN Foundation & Dr. Georgi Abraham, Prof. of Medicine, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Consultant Nephrologist - MMM Hospital, Trustee - MOHAN Foundation. The webinar was live on MOHAN Foundation’s social media pages like Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.
The session highlighted and celebrated the first major success in the field of kidney transplant in India. The main points of discussion were:
The participants participated in the live discussion and raised many interesting queries. Dr. Rao and Dr. Jacob answered the following questions raised during the webinar:
At the end, Dr. Sunil Shroff concluded the session and gave a vote of thanks.
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