More than 200 budding Neurologists attended the first day of BRAINSTORM 2019 being held at PGIMER, Chandigarh today. The day started with an auspicious note with Inauguration Ceremony by Prof Jagat Ram, Director, PGIMER. Other dignitaries on the dais included Prof Sudesh Prabhakar, former Head, Dept of Neurology, PGIMER; Prof Vivek Lal, Prof and Head Dept of Neurology PGIMER, Prof Gagandeep Singh, Secretary, Indian Academy of Neurology, Prof Sanjay P Singh, President, Association Indian Neurologists in America, Prof H Hosny, Chairman of Neurology Department, Cairo University, Egypt. The inauguration ceremony was ably conducted by Prof Manish Modi, Organizing Secretary, Brainstorm, 2019 and Jt Organizing Secretary, Dr Rajveer Singh.
The was then followed by the topics of today’s discussion, Dementia and Vision loss due to Neurological Diseases. Dr Rohit Bhatia & Manjari Tripathi from AIIMS, NEW Delhi talked about various aspects of Dementia and educated the budding neurologists how to approach dementia patients and their treatment properly.
Dr Vivek Lal, Head of Dept of Neurology, PGI, also spoke on vision loss due to various Neurological Disorders. He discussed in details about the various causes and their respective treatment. Dr Debashish Chowdhary from G B Pant Hospital, New Delhi put the light on various type of common headaches & their management. Professor S Prabhakar and Prof H Hosny also enlightened the audience with their experience and expertise.
The presentations were followed by interesting real time case discussions which was received with lot of enthusiasm and interest by the attendees. Dr Deepa Dash, Dr Vishnu VY from AIIMS, New Delhi, Dr Kamalesh Chakravarthy and Dr Arushi from PGI, Chandigarh, discussed cases pertaining to Dementia. Dr Awadh K Pandit, Dr Sucharita Ray, Dr Priyanka Madan and Dr Aastha Takkar discussed exciting cases pertaining to Neuro-ophthalmology.
For tomorrow, there will be elaborative discussion on common Neurological disorders like, Epilepsy and Stroke.