It is my pleasure to convey my greetings to all the dignitaries and delegates who are attending the Uro-oncology conference in Goa. I am also happy that Shri Siddhivinayak Ganapati Cancer Hospital, Miraj and Ushakal Hospital, Sangli are actively participating in this scientific programme.
Shri Siddhivinayak Ganapati Cancer Hospital started functioning almost two decades ago. The founder of Institute, Dr. D. K. Gosavi, had a vision set in distant future. Apart from establishing the traditional modalities of cancer therapy Viz; surgery, radiotherapy and medical oncology he made active efforts to introduce new departments such as Uro-oncology. From a humble beginning in 1997-1998 this speciality progressed steadily and is now established as an important centre for the treatment of urological malignancies in the country.
Dr. Makarand Khochikar, who heads Department of Uro-oncology, has many laurels to his credit. He had successfully organized a Uro-oncology Conference in 2010 in Miraj at Shri Siddhivinayak Ganapati Cancer Hospital, Miraj and I am sure this event will also be a grand success.
Goa is a vacationers’ paradise and a very popular destination for tourists domestic as well as international. It has its own charm during monsoon with dark grey firmament, strings of rain hurtling towards earth and roaring / turbulent sea crashing on the surf. An inland tour of Goa will reveal hidden gems of tourist attraction such as century old churches, sacred temples and interesting places to shop. The local cuisine is prepared with a unique blend of spices and these culinary delights complemented with the hospitality of Goans will be an unforgettable experience for the delegates.
With this note I wish the Conference a great success, an academic treat for the delegates and a happy time to all in one of the choicest tourist destination in India.
Dr. Shishir D. Gosavi
Executive Director & Managing Trustee:j
Sanjeevan Medical Foundation’s
Shri Siddhivinayak Ganapati Cancer Hospital, Miraj
Director: Sanjeevan Medical Foundation ENT Postgraduate Training Institute, Miraj