Meet on emergency radiology from today

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Aug 29, 2014 12:19 IST

The department of radiodiagnosis and imaging, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), will organise a three-day first conference of the Society for Emergency Radiology from Friday.

According to a PGIMER press release, emergency radiology is a relatively new and evolving sub-specialty in the field of radiology for the diagnosis and treatment of acutely ill or critically injured patients. The crux of this sub-specialty is that high quality and timely imaging and interventional facilities have to be provided to patients in an emergent manner.

According to the PGIMER, the conference is likely to be attended by about 300 delegates, including postgraduate students and fellows from various medical colleges and practising radiologists from all over India. The invited faculty includes radiologists from the country and across the globe from Japan, Australia and USA, who are actively practising and teaching emergency radiology.

The highlights of the meeting include symposia, lectures, workshops, quizzes, panel discussions and case discussions in order to promote evidence-based clinical practice.

Apart from that a preconference third Dr Sodhi Memorial Oration was organised on Thursday. The oration was delivered by Professor Sanjiv Sharma, head, department of cardiovascular radiology, AIIMS, on “Challenges and changing paradigms in clinical medicine: intra-arterial stem cell therapy”.

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