Srinagar, Nov 20: Pancreatic Society of India organized their first CME at Dobiwan, Gulmarg Road, J&K. Among other dignitaries present were Prof MS Khuroo, former Director SKIMS, Prof AG Ahangar, Director SKIMS and Prof Altaf Kirmani, Dean medical faculty SKIMS. The meeting was attended by doctors belonging to both medical and surgical fields from GMC, Srinagar and SKIMS.
Speaking upon the occasion Prof MS Khuroo lauded the efforts of Prof Omar J Shah, Head Department of Surgical Gastroenterology, SKIMS for coming up with the idea for formation of such an academic platform. He highlighted the efforts of academicians at SKIMS for their contributions which has gained international recognition. He motivated those present to continue their research and contribute to our understanding about pancreatic diseases.
Prof AG Ahangar, Director SKIMS appreciated the futuristic vision of Prof MS Khuroo and acknowledged his contributions towards the understanding of gastrointestinal diseases present endemically in the valley. He said that Prof Khuroo has been an ideal mentor for medical professionals. He promised for all possible support for Pancreatic Society of India.
A total of 9 papers were presented at the CME highlighting the various laproscopic, endoscopic and surgical advancements in the field of pancreatic diseases. The link between pancreatic diseases and diabetes was discussed by Dr Ashraf Ganai, Professor Endocrinology, SKIMS.
He impressed upon the need for extensive research in this field to help decrease the incidence and complications associated with pancreatic disorders. Dr GN Yatoo, Professor Gastroenterology, SKIMS briefed the audience about the recent advances in endoscopic management of pancreatic stone diseases which is present in high numbers in the valley. Dr Iqbal Saleem, Professor Surgery, GMC Srinagar and Dr Mushtaq Chalkoo, Associate Professor General Surgery, GMC Srinagar presented their experience with advanced laproscopic procedures in pancreatic surgery.
At the concluding speech, Prof MS Khuroo asked the members to work diligently towards strengthening of the society. He contributed a financial support of Rs 20000 from his side. He asked the members present to work towards formation of a framework for the society and to carry on the legacy of imparting education and research. (KNS)