CME on Thyroid held at SKIMS

Srinagar, Oct 23: Department of Endocrinology, Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Tuesday held a day long Continuing Medical Education (CME) on ‘Thyroid Update Srinagar’ as part of a nationwide initiative taken by the Indian Thyroid Society (ITS) on thyroid disorders.
 The update was attended by national and international endocrinologists, students and faculty members of SKIMS and its Medical College, and Government Medical College, Srinagar.
 The program was inaugurated by the former Director SKIMS, Dr. Mehraj-ud-din while Director SKIMS, Dr Showkat Ali Zargar, concluded the program with his valedictory speech.
 Earlier, the speakers Dr. Sanjay Bhahada from PGI Chandigarh, Dr Sridhar Chitturi from Australia, Dr Shamima Parveen, Dr Shoukat A Khan and Dr Rouf Wani from SKIMS, Dr Muhammad Hayat Bhat from SMHS, and Dr Raiz Ahmad Misgar from JLNM highlighted various aspects of the thyroid disorder with special reference to Jammu and Kashmir.
 Dr Shariq Rashid Massodi, course director of the program and the organizer, deliberated on the importance of the CME and highlighted importance of such academic activities in his welcome address.
 Head of the Department of Endocrinology and organizing chairman, Dr. Bashir Ahmad Laway highlighted the activities of the department in the field of thyroid disorders.
 Prof. Abdul Hamid Zargar, former Director SKIMS & Head of Endocrinology department gave an overview of thyroid disorders in the Valley and underscored the importance of continued education to match up to the challenge of increasing patient load and expectations.
 Dr Showkat Zargar emphasized on the importance of conducting such CME programs and urged the faculty to conduct awareness programs for common people.
 Later prizes were distributed among winners of the Thyroid quiz in the valedictory function.
 The winners received latest edition of Harrison's Textbook of Medicine. Besides every participant of the quiz received a complimentary book on thyroid disorders. Prof. Khurshid Iqbal, Dean o Faculty, SKIMS and assured continued support to academic activities and capacity building endeavours of various departments.

Lastupdate on : Tue, 23 Oct 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Tue, 23 Oct 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Wed, 24 Oct 2012 00:00:00 IST

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