Jalandhar, Dec 9 (UNI) A Continuing Medical Education (CME) programme was held on Futuristic Medicine, under the aegis of Vajra Corps and Punjab Medical Council at Military Hospital here today.
The conference was inaugurated by Lt Gen S S Kumar, General Officer Commanding, Vajra Corps.
The CME was attended by eminent dignitaries like Maj Gen KM S Shergill, Deputy Commissioner A S Pannu and Mr P S Bakshi, President IMA, Jalandhar.
The local Military Hospital has traditionally encouraged academic activities and every year takes the initiative to conduct a CME guided by the encouragement and demand of the local medical fraternity. This year the theme of the CME was 'Futuristic Medicine' which was chosen, keeping in view the course of advancing medicine over the coming years and to provide an opportunity to the medical fraternity to update their knowledge.
Around 200 delegates attended the event from the services and civil hospitals of Jalandhar and other cities of North India.
Brig A Kayastha, Commandant, Military Hospital and Chairman, Organising Committee welcomed the delegates and highlighted the importance of such academic activities.
The keynote address was made by Dr Y P Bhatia, of Astron Healthcare consultants who presented an overview of Futuristic Medicine in the third millennium.
Other eminent speakers were from Army Hospital (R&R), New Delhi, PGIMER, Chandigarh, Satguru Partap Apollo Hospital, Ludhiana and other institutes of Punjab. They deliberated upon topics like Liver Transplant, Robotic and Minimal Invasive Surgery, Stem Cell Transplantation and regenerative therapy, genetic counseling, advances in critical care and psychiatry, developments in diagnostic avenues of MRI and Molecular Biology.