CHANDIGARH,11.10.18-

Conference on management of liver diseases

The Department of Hepatology PGIMER, Chandigarh in collaboration with Department of Gastroenterology, AIIMS, New Delhi, are jointly organizing the 18th Current Perspective in Liver Diseases (CPLD–2018) at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh on 13th -14th October, 2018 covering various aspects of liver diseases.

The Department of Hepatology has been organizing these conferences by alternating the venue with AIIMS, New Delhi each year since 2001 and this is the 18th PGI-AIIMS joint Conference which will be attended by more than 450 Doctors working in the field of Hepatology, Gastroenterology, Radiology and Internal Medicine informed Prof. RK Dhiman, Organising Chairperson of the conference.

The venue of the conference is Lecture Theatre 1, PGIMER, Chandigarh and will be inaugurated at 9 AM on 13th October by Prof Arvind Rajwanshi, Dean (Research), PGIMER, Chandigarh and Prof YK Chawla, Ex Director PGI will be the Guest of the Honour, informed Prof. Ajay Duseja, Organising Secretary of the conference.

They further informed that national experts are coming from all over the country and include stalwarts in Hepatology like Dr SK Acharya, Ex-Head of Gastroenterology and Dr Anoop Saraya present head of Gastroenterology and Dr Shalimar from AIIMS, New Delhi; Dr SK Sarin, Dr Manoj Kumar, Dr V Pamecha, Dr Vikram Bhatia, Dr Rakhi Maiwall and Dr Amar Mukand from ILBS New Delhi; Dr YK Chawla, Ex Director and Head of Hepatology, PGI, Chandigarh; Dr Vivek Saraswat, Dr Rakesh Aggarwal and Dr Gaurav Pandey from SGPGI Lucknow; Dr CE Eapen from CMC, Vellore; Dr Harshad Devarbhavi from Bangalore; Dr SP Misra and Dr Manisha Dwivedi from Allahabad; Dr Rajshekhar Perumalla from Chennai; Dr Akash Shukla from Mumbai; Dr Anil Arora, Dr Pankaj Puri and Dr Ashish Kumar from Ganga Ram Hospital New Delhi; Dr Randhir Sood, Dr A Soin, Dr SS Baijal, Dr Sonal Krishan, Dr S Saigal, Dr Neeraj Saraf and Dr Narendra from Medanta, Medicity, Gurgaon; Dr Subash Gupta, Dr Kaushal Madan and Dr Shweta Singh from Max Hospital, New Delhi; Dr Ajay Kumar and Dr Manav Wadhawan from Fortis-Escorts hospital, New Delhi; Dr S Nijhawan form Jaipur; Dr Sunil Dadhich from Jodhpur; Dr SS Sidhu, Dr Vandana Midha, Dr Varun Mehta and Dr Omesh Goyal from DMC Ludhiana in addition to the local faculty form PGIMER, Chandigarh and GMCH, Chandigarh.

Liver diseases related to alcohol, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and hepatitis B and C are very common in this part of the country. On the first day experts will discuss various management issues related to alcoholic and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, hepatitis C virus, vascular diseases of the liver (Budd Chiari syndrome) and liver transplantation. Whereas second day of the meeting will focus on the management of conditions such as Hepatitis B, acute-on-chronic liver failure, other complications of cirrhosis like ascites, acute kidney injury, hepatic encephalopathy, gastrointestinal bleeding, liver cancer and biliopancreatic diseases.

The program is specially crafted for hepatologists, gastroenterologists, physicians, residents and research scholars and will be a mega academic feast for them.

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School children were screened for refractive errors on occasion of World Sight Day

On occasion of World Sight Day, Rural Health Training Centre, Naraingarh organized a screening camp at Government Senior Secondary school (Boys), Naraingarh. A total of 51 children in age-group of 8-15 years were screened out of which 6 children were found to have low vision. These children were referred to Civil hospital, Naraingarh to undergo refraction and further management. The screening was carried out by Dr Gurmeet Singh, Junior Resident, Community Medicine, Dr Ashwini K, Junior Resident, Paediatrics, Mr. Rai Singh, Public Health Nursing Officer (PHNO) and Mr. Jagdish, MPHW (M) under supervision of Dr Bashar, Senior Resident, School of Public Health, PGIMER, Chandigarh. Further, a health education session was also organized in which the audience, students and school teachers, were made aware about the problem of refractive error and other preventable causes of low vision and blindness, its various sign and symptoms and when to contact a eye specialist. A total of 20 teachers and 80 students attended the session addressed by Dr Bashar. Principal, Dr. Sudha thanked the PGIMER team for organizing the camp and requested to organize such camps in future too for benefit of students and teachers of the school.