PGI to host workshops on anaesthesia,pathology today

Focusing on the detection of heart abnormalities and cardiovascular functions at an early stage...

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: February 19, 2010 5:03:27 am

Focusing on the detection of heart abnormalities and cardiovascular functions at an early stage,and to train anaesthesiologists in the task,the Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care at PGI is organising the fourth annual Perioperative and Critical Care Echocardiography workshop from Friday.

The workshop will be conducted by Professor G D Puri of PGIMER who is the course director. Dr L N Yaddanapudi is the organising secretary while Vijayendra Sudheendra of Rhode Island,US,and Balachundhar Subramaniam from Boston,US,are the coordinators. Around 100 trainees both from India and abroad will be attending the workshop.

Meanwhile,the Department of Histopathology at PGIMER,in association with the World Association of Societies of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (WASPaLM) that looks after training and scholarships of pathologists,is going to host an ‘International Pathology Update 2010’ starting Friday.

Professor R K Vasishta,organising secretary of the conference,said the aim is to disseminate scientific knowledge and diagnostic skills in the field of pathology.

A galaxy of distinguished faculty from Royal College of Pathologists,London,will be sharing their vast experience with the delegates. Professor Philip Hasleton will deliver a talk on occupational and interstitial lung diseases,while Professor Seth Love,a renowned neuropathologist,will discuss the pathological changes of Alzheimer’s disease and stroke.

Dr Mufaddal T Moonim and Professor Adrienne M Flanagan will highlight an approach to diagnose soft tissue tumours. Around 250 pathologists from across the country will attend the conference.

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