GMC Kathua organises maiden CME on preventive oncology

Doctors during CME at Kathua on Friday.
Doctors during CME at Kathua on Friday.

Excelsior Correspondent
KATHUA, Apr 19: Government Medical College Kathua organized its first CME on Cancer Awareness and Prevention.
Speaker of national repute, Dr Abhishek Shankar from AIIMS, New Delhi was the resource person. He gave a detailed presentation on Cancer awareness and preventive strategies. Dr Abhishek also deliberated on various Government schemes for Cancer control. He discussed the role of capacity building in Cancer care and need to do Cancer awareness at grassroots.
The talk was followed by a lively interactive Session in which newly appointed faculty enthusiastically interacted with the speaker. Dr Abhishek also offered help in data acquisition for research purposes.
Dr Shashi Sudhan, Principal GMC Katra complimented Dr Abhishek for sparing his time. She stressed upon the necessity of such activities in future also as after the inception of this Institute, activities like this can help the faculty, residents and nursing staff to stay afresh in pursuing clinical knowledge.
She stressed upon faculty to work with missionary zeal and deliberated on optimally utilizing limited available resources for providing maximum benefit to patients with human touch. At the outset Dr Deepak Abrol, Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology spoke about demystifying Cancer and thanked Principal GMC, Kathua for taking keen interest in making. This CME was a successful event. Faculty, residents and nursing staff of GMC Kathua attended the CME.
It was decided to collaborate with Indian Society of Clinical Oncology for a Workshop on Basic Principles and Practices of Cancer Control anywhere in June this year at Kathua where Faculty from other medical colleges of State and Health Institutions can be involved.
It was also stressed by all the clinical heads to start a Virtual Tumor Board for Cancer patients at Kathua so that patients can be benefitted and they may not have to go to other places for treatment.
Principal, Dr Shashi Sudhan also declared The Editorial Board of GMC Kathua for a period of one year and ask the Board to come up with its first news letter titled “Aspire”.