Two-day CME Programme starts in SKIMS, Soura

Speakers deliberate on recent advances in nuclear medicine

Speakers deliberate on recent advances in nuclear medicine

Srinagar, Nov 25 (KNS): A two-day Continued Medical Education(CME) Programme on “RECENT ADVANCES IN NUCLEAR MEDICINE – IMAGING AND THERAPY” started here in Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Soura on Friday.

The programme, organized by Nuclear Medicine Department of the Institute, was inaugurated by Director SKIMS and Ex Officio Secretary to the Government, Prof Parvaiz A Koul. The inaugural session was attended by Prof Bashir A Laway, Dean Medical Faculty, SKIMS, Prof Farooq A Jan, Medical Superintendent, SKIMS and Dr Tanveer Ahmad Rather, HOD Nuclear Medicine (SKIMS). Two ex HODs of Nuclear Medicine also graced the occasion.

While congratulating Nuclear Medicine Department for organizing a CME of this kind, Director SKIMS Prof Parvaiz A Koul, addressing the inaugural session, said that SKIMS over the past few years has shown remarkable improvement in field of research and patient care. He said that Nuclear Medicine department of SKIMS was the third department of this specialty to be established in the whole country. He said that the department is equipped with latest machines and caters patients of the whole UT. Urging on organizing more of such programmes, Prof Parvaiz said that they provide a platform for medical professionals to share their ideas.

Earlier, welcoming the guests and delegates, HOD nuclear medicine, Dr Tanveer said that SKIMS has always remained a hub of educational and research activities. He said that despite of shortage of staff, Nuclear Medicine department is expanding its activities with every passing day. He said that the department caters to the needs of malignancy patients who visit the department from different parts of the UT. Dr Tanveer said Nuclear Medicine department acts as a back bone for many clinical departments and has a vial role in management of cancer patients.

Many other expert spoke on the occasion, stressing on strengthening the manpower in Nuclear Medicine Department of SKIMS. Later during the day many scientific sessions were held during the programme. Experts and medical consultants of SKIMS and from some reputed medical institutions of country deliberated on role Nuclear Medicine in management of various types of cancers.

Many experts of Nuclear Medicine and medical professionals from some reputed medical institutions are attending the two day CME programme, which will conclude on 26th of November. (KNS)

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