Monday, 31 July 2017

PGI organizes CME on Blood Related Diseases and Bone Marrow Transplant

By 121 News

Chandigarh 31st July:- The Department of Internal Medicine along with the Department of Hematology organized a one-day CME/conference on blood related diseases and bone marrow transplant.

Professor Neelam Varma, the organizing chairperson started the CME by briefing about the program to all the delegates. Eminent haematologist and oncologist from various renowned hospitals across India came to participate as a faculty in the CME and delivered lectures on haemophilia, chemotherapy related mucositis, and selection of donor for bone marrow transplant. Many panel discussions were conducted to discuss practical problems of the patients.

The chief guest of the CME was Prof. Jagat Ram, director PGIMER and the guest of honor was Prof. Subhash Varma, the dean of PGIMER, Chandigarh. The highlight of the CME was an oration given by Prof. Subhash Varma during which he shared his vast experience of over 4 decades with the audience. The CME was organized to coincide with superannuation of Prof. Subhash Varma on 31st July, 2017. On this occasion, he was felicitated by the departments of Internal Medicine and Hematology and a plaque was presented to him honoring him for an illustrious career and dedicated service to his patients and the institute alike. Prof Pankaj Malhotra presented his bio-sketch and achievement in PGI by a memorable audiovisual presentation.

The last and very popular section of the CME was the north zone hematology quiz. Dr Gaurav Prakash ,the organizing secretary, informed that teams from states of Jammu& Kashmir, Amritsar, Ludhiana, and Chandigarh participated in the quiz. Approximately 300 physicians and haematologists from all parts of the country participated in the CME and benefitted by the academic deliberation during this conference.