Ludhiana: Musculoskeletal diseases encompass a diverse group of diseases that are linked by their association with pain and impaired physical function. However, they do not receive the attention they deserve due to the general opinion that they are less life threatening than other well-known diseases, like cancer or AIDS.
Rheumatology, which is the study of these diseases, has been witness to a sea change in terms of both diagnosis and treatment in recent years. Considering all this, Christian Medical College Ludhiana, under the auspices of the Punjab Medical Council, conducted a workshop on Rheumatology on the Saturday at Guy Constable Auditorium on the hospital premises. Dr. Kim J Mammen – Associate Director, Dr. Rajneesh Calton- Deputy Director, Dr. William Bhatti- Medical Superintendent and Dr. Bobby John-Principal, Dr. Mary John-HOD Medicine inaugurated the workshop.
It was well attended, with around 160 PG students and doctors from many surrounding medical institutions in Punjab registering for the event. Well known Rheumatologists including Dr.Ved Chaturvedi, Dr.Rohini Handa, Dr.Sujata Sawhney and Dr.Sandeep Puri enlightened the delegates on a number of relevant topics. There were also specific case based discussions.
The importance of regular exercise and avoiding of fatty-foods was also encouraged during the discussion. The information delivered was succinct and well received. In conclusion there was a Rheumatology Quiz hed for PG students, conducted by Dr.Prashant Aggarwal. According to Dr. Chanchal, the organiser of the event said “it was a very enriching experience, and delegates left feeling enriched and confident in dealing with basic Rheumatology.
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