AFMC conducts National Medicine Update 2018 conference in the city

ST Correspondent
Monday, 15 October 2018

The Department of Internal Medicine, Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune, organised its biennial conference, the National Medicine Update: NMUD 2018, on October 13 and 14. The deliberations during this two-day conference centred around the theme ‘Clinical Implications of Recent Advances in Medicine’.

Pune: The Department of Internal Medicine, Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune, organised its biennial conference, the National Medicine Update: NMUD 2018, on October 13 and 14. The deliberations during this two-day conference centred around the theme ‘Clinical Implications of Recent Advances in Medicine’.

In this endeavour, the Department of Internal Medicine, headed by Air Commodore Shankar Subramanian, was ably supported by physicians from AFMC, Command Hospital, Southern Command, other Command hospitals and peripheral hospitals, who participated actively in the proceedings.

Eminent personalities from the field of medicine and clinical research, who participated in the event, included Dr RA Mashelkar, Dr K Govind Babu, Dr Vineet Ahuja, Dr Rajendra R Joshi, Dr Yogesh Shouche, Dr Anuradha Choughule, Dr AG Unnikrishnan and Dr Satish Jeevannavar.

“Medicine and clinical research is progressing rapidly and updates are a way of keeping abreast with the new developments and disseminating information to faculty and students alike,” AFMC officials said. 
The conference was inaugurated by Lt Gen UK Sharma. Maj Gen Madhuri Kanitkar, Officiating Commandant, AFMC, welcomed the faculty, delegates and speakers and praised the scientific spirit of the participants. 

The inaugural key note address by Dr RA Mashelkar on ‘inspiring next practice innovation ecosystem in healthcare’ set the tone for successive speakers. The subsequent lectures covered nuances of Genomics in Medical Practice, Human Gut Microbiome, Ageing and Regeneration, Artificial Intelligence and Technology, Advances in Oncology, Digital Diabetology and Clinical Decision Making.

Another highlight of the proceedings was the conduct of Col Ajit Kashyap post graduate quiz where active participation was seen from colleges in and around Pune as well as Mumbai.

“The quality of scientific deliberations and active participation was lauded by the higher echelons of the Army Medical Corps with the hope that lessons imbibed would be put to good use in clinical practice for the benefit of patients”, the AFMC stated in a press release.

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