A two-day Continued Medical Education (CME) programme on ‘Recent Advances in Nuclear Medicine – Imaging and Therapy’ began here in Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Soura.The programme, organized by the Nuclear Medicine Department of the Institute, was inaugurated by the Director SKIMS and Ex Officio Secretary to the Government, Prof Parvaiz A Koul.
The inaugural session was attended by Prof Bashir A Laway, Dean Medical Faculty, SKIMS; Prof Farooq A Jan, Medical Superintendent, SKIMS and Dr Tanveer Ahmad Rather, HOD Nuclear Medicine (SKIMS). Two ex HODs of Nuclear Medicine also graced the occasion.
While congratulating the Nuclear Medicine Department for organizing a CME of this kind, Director SKIMS addressing the inaugural session, said that SKIMS over the past few years has shown remarkable improvement in the field of research and patient care.
He said that the Nuclear Medicine department of SKIMS was the third department of this specialty to be established in the whole country. He said that the department is equipped with the latest machines and caters patients of the whole UT.
Urging on organizing more of such programmes, Prof Parvaiz said that they provide a platform for medical professionals to share their ideas.Earlier, welcoming the guests and delegates, HOD nuclear medicine, Dr Tanveer said that SKIMS has always remained a hub of educational and research activities.
He said that despite a shortage of staff, the Nuclear Medicine department is expanding its activities with every passing day. He said that the department caters to the needs of malignancy patients who visit the department from different parts of the UT.
Dr Tanveer said the Nuclear Medicine department acts as a backbone for many clinical departments and has a vital role in management of cancer patients.Many other experts spoke on the occasion, stressing on strengthening the manpower in the Nuclear Medicine Department of SKIMS.
Later during the day many scientific sessions were held during the programme. Experts and medical consultants of SKIMS and from some reputed medical institutions of the country deliberated on the role Nuclear Medicine in management of various types of cancers.
Many experts of Nuclear Medicine and medical professionals from some reputed medical institutions are attending the two day CME programme.The CME will conclude tomorrow, the 26th of November