Department of Anatomy, PGIMER, Chandigarh is conducting 61st National Conference of Anatomical Society of India (NATCON 61) from 23rd to 25th November at PGIMER, Chandigarh.
The event was inaugurated by the elite personalities of the medical fraternity including Prof Y K Chawla, Director, PGIMER, Chandigarh (Chief guest of the event), Dr. Marios Loukas, Dean of Research & Chair of Anatomical sciences, St Georges University School of Medicine, Grenada (Guest of Honor), Dr SD Joshi, President, Anatomical Society of India, Dr GS Longia, Secretory, Anatomical Society of India and Dr GS Kalyan, Joint Director, Research & Medical Education, Punjab.
Planery lectures were delivered by Prof Chandrama anand on “Life my teacher” and by Prof NK Mehra, AIIMS, New Delhi on “Gains of Genomic Research: Opportunities and Challenges”. Prof SP Jain Memorial oration was conducted by Dr Raj Mehra.
This event is an ideal forum that brings together distinguished personnel in the field of medicine for exchange of scientific views and experiences that would open new vistas of knowledge for future collaborative research says Prof Daisy Sahni, HOD, department of Anatomy, PGIMER, Chandigarh.
On 24th November, Planery lectures were delivered by eminent international speakers which included Dr. Marios Loukas, Dean of Research & Chair of Anatomical sciences and Dr. Bharti Bhusnurmath, Prof & Chair, Dept of Pathology St Georges University School of Medicine, Grenada on “How do you teach ultrasound 750 medical students in anatomy with clinical implications in 16 weeks? It is done at st. George’s university, grenada twice a year!” and “Revitalizing the teaching of anatomy in medical colleges” respectively.
Planery lectures were also delivered by the learned faculty from India including Dr Dr J.M. Kaul, Director Professor, Department of Anatomy, Maulana Azad Medical College Delhi and Dr. Gayatri Rath, Director Professor, Department of Anatomy,VMMC and SJH New Delhi on “How to make gross anatomy clinically relevant” and “Angiogenesis: key factor for development and tumor progression” respectively.
According to Dr. Marios Loukas “Curriculum in their university includes elements of old-style anatomy teaching, creating a hybrid course interspersed with horizontal and vertical integration of core concepts of the basic sciences, also keeping clinical relevance in mind. Dr JM Kaul says instead of teaching gross anatomy only in the 1st year MBBS it should be integrated with the final year MBBS teaching and further included in postgraduate teaching especially to surgeons to make anatomy more clinically applicable.