DAY 2 TALK Dr. JAYANTO KUMAR
A renowned plastic surgeon hailing from Varanasi, Dr. Jayanto Kumar Tapadar addressed the gathering about the Smile Train Project. This program was founded in 1999 by Brian Mullaney and Charles Wang. The objective of this project is to treat children with clinical condition called ‘Cleft lip’ and ‘Cleft palate’. He also highlighted the treatment protocol and challenges faced by this program. With a strong contribution from various plastic surgeons, paediatricians, anaesthetists, ENT surgeons, and other specialists, the team has collaborated with many NGOs. He concluded by stating that, the trust strives to obtain participation of local doctors and create public awareness regarding this congenital anomaly.