July 25  2015, Saturday
Tobacco, drug use in pregnancy can double risk of stillbirth
Dr KK AggarwalSmoking tobacco or marijuana, taking prescription painkillers, or using illegal drugs during pregnancy is associated with double or even triple the risk of stillbirth, according to research Funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Researchers based their findings on measurements of the chemical byproducts of nicotine in maternal blood samples; and cannabis, prescription painkillers and other drugs in umbilical cords. Taking direct measurements provided more precise information than did previous studies of stillbirth and substance use that relied only on women’s self–reporting. The study findings appear in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology.

"Smoking is a known risk factor for stillbirth, but this analysis gives us a much clearer picture of the risks than before," said senior author Uma M. Reddy, M.D., MPH, of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), the NIH institute that supported the study. "Additionally, results from the latest findings also showed that likely exposure to secondhand smoke can elevate the risk of stillbirth." Stillbirth occurs when a fetus dies at or after 20 weeks of gestation.

The researchers tested the women’s blood for cotinine, a derivative of nicotine, and tested fetal umbilical cords for evidence of several types of drugs. They looked for evidence of the stimulants cocaine and amphetamine; prescription painkillers, such as morphine and codeine, and marijuana. These tests reflect exposure late in pregnancy. Among the women who had experienced a stillbirth, more than 80 percent showed no traces of cotinine and 93 percent tested negative for the other drugs. In comparison, about 90 percent of women who gave birth to a live infant tested tobacco–free and 96 percent tested negative for other drugs.

Based on the blood test results and women’s own responses, the researchers calculated the increased risk of stillbirth for each of the substances they examined:
  • Tobacco use — 1.8 to 2.8 times greater risk of stillbirth, with the highest risk found among the heaviest smokers
  • Marijuana use — 2.3 times greater risk of stillbirth
  • Evidence of any stimulant, marijuana or prescription painkiller use — 2.2 times greater risk of stillbirth
  • Passive exposure to tobacco — 2.1 times greater risk of stillbirth
The researchers noted that they could not entirely separate the effects of smoking tobacco from those of smoking marijuana.

Only a small number of women tested positive for prescription painkiller use, but there was a trend towards an association of these drugs with an elevated stillbirth risk.
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A healthy diet pattern assessed using a brief validated questionnaire was associated with a reduced risk for problems with executive function in the Einstein Aging Study (EAS) cohort, reported a new study presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC) 2015.



Inhaled cannabis can reduce the pain of diabetic neuropathy without seriously impairing cognitive function, suggested a new study published in the July issue of the Journal of Pain.

Infectious diseases

Although pre-exposure prophylaxis is more protective against HIV infection when it is administered daily, for some people, nondaily administration is feasible and acceptable, suggests the phase 2 ADAPT study presented at the 8th International AIDS Society Conference.



Palmar-plantar erythrodysesthesia caused by capecitabine could be prevented with a prophylactic combination of atorvastatin and polyprenol, reported a study of breast cancer patients presented at the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer Annual Meeting.

Vascular Surgery

For patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms, endovascular repair results in lower perioperative mortality but a higher risk for rupture over the course of an 8-year follow-up, reported a retrospective, propensity-score-matched cohort study published in the July 23 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
Cardiology eMedinewS
  • A study at a Veteran Affairs (VA) center reported that although most clinicians recognized the need for more aggressive risk-factor modification in patients with elevated coronary artery calcium (CAC) scores, at least 10% of these high-risk patients did not receive aspirin or statin therapy. The findings were presented at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2015 Annual Scientific Meeting.
  • A long-term decrease in cognitive function is uncommon after undergoing common CV procedures, reported a new meta-analysis of 21 studies, but with a few caveats. No significant differences were noted in cognitive-function scores between those who underwent surgical carotid revascularization vs carotid stenting or angioplasty, or between those who did or did not undergo CABG at least 3 months prior. The findings were published in the July 21 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine.
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A study of MRI scans of the brains of healthy children has revealed that poverty produces structural changes and worse assessments of academic achievement, thus suggesting a link between childhood poverty and academic deficits. The findings are published in JAMA Pediatrics.



Adolescents who use social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram for more than 2 hours each day are more likely to report poor mental health, high psychological distress, suicidal thoughts, and an unmet need for mental health support. The findings are published in Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking.
Dr KK Spiritual Blog
The very purpose of life is to face sufferings

According to Hinduism, the very fact we are born means that in our last life, we did not get liberation or Moksha. It also means that some sufferings in our last birth still remained. Therefore, the purpose of this birth is to face those sufferings.

When the purpose of our life is to face sufferings, why suffer from them?

This should be considered as ‘sukh’ and not ‘dukh’. As per Vedic literature, every diversity is an opportunity to learn or to do something different. The four notable principles of Buddhism also talk about the same. The first is that suffering exists, second that there is a reason for every suffering and third that it is possible to neutralize the suffering by understanding the 8 paths of cessation of suffering.

Also remember that in every ‘dukh’ you think of ‘sukh’ and in every ‘sukh’ you think of a ‘dukh’. Next time you have a problem, think differently and learn to enjoy them.

One of my industrialist friends was once ordered to go to Tihar Jail on a Friday night. He tried his level best and wanted to get admitted in the hospital for the weekend so that he could secure bail on Monday morning. I told him that whether he was in jail or in hospital, it would make no difference as far as his status was concerned. In both the situations, he would be listed as being in the jail on paper. So I told him to go to the jail and enjoy those 48 hours as a holiday. When he came back from the jail, he was a different person and learnt the principle of life which he otherwise could not have learnt.
Inspirational Story
Military story: True friend

Horror gripped the heart of the World War I soldier as he saw his lifelong friend fall in battle. Caught in a trench with continuous gunfire whizzing over his head, the soldier asked his lieutenant if he might go out into the "no man’s land" between the trenches to bring his fallen comrade back.

"You can go," said the lieutenant, "but I don’t think it will be worth it. Your friend is probably dead and you may throw your life away." The lieutenant’s advice didn’t matter, and the soldier went anyway. Miraculously he managed to reach his friend, hoist him onto his shoulder and bring him back to their company’s trench. As the two of them tumbled in together to the bottom of the trench, the officer checked the wounded soldier, and then looked kindly at his friend.

"I told you it wouldn’t be worth it," he said. "Your friend is dead and you are mortally wounded." "It was worth it, though, sir," said the soldier. "What do you mean; worth it?" responded the Lieutenant. "Your friend is dead." "Yes, Sir" the private answered. "But it was worth it because when I got to him, he was still alive and I had the satisfaction of hearing him saying, "Jim…, I knew you’d come."

Many times in life, whether a thing is worth doing or not, really depends on how u looks at it. Take up all your courage and do something your heart tells you to do so that you may not regret not doing it later in your life. May each and every one of you be blessed with the company of true friends.

A true friend is one who walks in, when the rest of the world walks out. War doesn’t determine who’s right. War only determines who’s left.
Make Sure
Situation: A 62–year–old–diabetic with coronary artery disease, on treatment for the same, comes for follow up.

Reaction: Oh my God! Why did not you put him on antioxidants?

Lesson: Make sure to add antioxidants to the prescription because of their free radical scavenging and other beneficial effects.
Dr Good Dr Bad
Situation: A patient came with right heart failure.

Dr Bad: Continue with your normal fluid intake.

Dr Good: Restrict your fluid intake.

Lesson: In right heart failure, fluids should be restricted.

(Copyright IJCP)
Wellness Blog
Even Children Can Have Acidity

Children who have continuing recurrence of cough and croup could be suffering from stomach Reflux problems.

Croup or ‘Kali Khansi’ as it is called in local parlance, is recognized by a loud cough that often sounds like the barking of a seal. It can cause rapid or difficult breathing, and sometimes wheezing. Croup is thought to be caused by a virus, but reflux acidity has been suggested as a possible trigger.

In GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, stomach acid causes swelling and inflammation of the larynx, which narrows the airway. It can trigger more swelling with any kind of viral or respiratory infection.

Identifying children with GERD could help treat and improve recurring croup. It is unusual for a child to have three or more bouts of croup over a short period of time. These children need to be evaluated.

The same is true for adults also. Patients with non responding asthma should be investigated for underlying acidity as the cause of acute asthma.
eMedi Quiz
A 7-year-old girl from Bihar presented with three episodes of massive hematemesis and melena. There is no history of jaundice. On examination, she had a large spleen, non-palpable liver and mild ascites. Portal vein was not visualized on ultrasonography. Liver function tests were normal and endoscopy revealed esophageal varices. The most likely diagnosis is:

1. Kala azar with portal hypertension.
2. Portal hypertension of unknown etiology.
3. Chronic liver disease with portal hypertension.
4. Portal hypertension due to extrahepatic obstruction.

Yesterday’s Mind Teaser: Thirty-eight children consumed eatables procured from a single source at a picnic party. Twenty children developed abdominal cramps followed by vomiting and watery diarrhea 6-10 hours after the party. The most likely etiology for the outbreak is:

1. Rotavirus infection.
2. Enterotoxigenic E. coli infection
3. Staphylococcal toxin.
4. Clostridium perfringens infection.

Answer for yesterday’s Mind Teaser: 4. Clostridium perfringens infection.

Correct Answers received from: Asha Yahoo, Dr Poonam Chablani, Daivadheenam Jella, Dr Avtar Krishan.

Answer for 23rd July Mind Teaser: 2. Oral rehydration therapy.

Correct Answers received: Dr B B Aggarwal, Daivadheenam Jella, Dr Avtar Krishan.
Rabies News (Dr A K Gupta)
What are the most common modes of exposures of rabies virus?

Human exposures to rabies can generally be categorized as bite, open wound, mucous membrane, or other types of exposure:
  • Bite exposure: Any penetration of the skin of a person by the teeth of a rabid or potentially rabid animal.
  • Open wound exposure: Introduction of saliva or other potentially infectious material (cerebrospinal fluid, spinal cord, or brain tissue) from a rabid or potentially rabid animal into an open wound (e.g., broken skin that bled within the past 24 hours).
  • Mucous membrane exposure: Introduction of saliva or other potentially infectious material (cerebrospinal fluid, spinal cord, or brain tissue) from a rabid or potentially rabid animal onto any mucous membrane (eyes, nose, mouth).
  • Other exposure: Any interaction with a rabid or potentially rabid animal where a bite, open wound, or mucous membrane exposure cannot be definitively ruled out.
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Sameer Malik Heart Care Foundation Fund
The Sameer Malik Heart Care Foundation Fund is a one of its kind initiative by the Heart Care Foundation of India instituted in memory of Sameer Malik to ensure that no person dies of a heart disease because they cannot afford treatment. Any person can apply for the financial and technical assistance provided by the fund by calling on its helpline number or by filling the online form.

Madan Singh, SM Heart Care Foundation Fund, Post CAG

Kishan, SM Heart Care Foundation Fund, Post CHD Repair

Deepak, SM Heart Care Foundation Fund, CHD TOF
Press Release
IMA HQs to host ICON 2015

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) HQs will be hosting ICON 2015, IMACGP International Conference of Family Medicine from 25th to 26th July, 2015 at Hotel Country Inn, Sahibabad, Ghaziabad.

The theme of the conference is ‘Strengthening family practice culture’. The conference will focus on the problems faced by General practitioners and Family Physicians.

Addressing a Press Conference today Padma Shri Awardee, Dr A Marthanda Pillai, National President, IMA and Padma Shri Awardee, Dr KK Aggarwal, Hony Secretary General, IMA, in a joint sttement said that a family doctor is the link between the patient and the specialist; hence, the concept of a family doctor is the need of the hour. All family doctors should be assigned to multiple families on retainership basis.

A highlight of the conference will be a session on Dengue fever by Dr S Arulrhaj, Past National President, IMA, Chief Patron, IMACGP and Dr VK Monga, Dean Elect IMACGP. Up till now, we have known that there are four strains of the dengue virus, which cause dengue fever: DENV-1, DENV-2, DENV-3 and DENV-4. But, a fifth type of the virus, DENV-5, was isolated in October 2013. This new variant of the dengue virus has been linked to only one outbreak in humans, which occurred in Sarawak state of Malaysia.

Dr Aggarwal further added that over the last two decades, the medical profession has learned that one should not panic in dengue fever. Most patients will not require platelet transfusions. The only solution is to keep the difference between upper and lower blood pressure more than 40.

The Conference will also highlight the problems faced by smaller medical establishments owned by medical doctors. These establishments provide cost-effective medical care. The medical profession has expressed its concern regarding Insurance Companies who have established the requirement of minimum 10 beds for insurance cover. Most such doctor-owned medical establishments have fewer than 10 beds.

For the first time, doctors will be able to listen to a talk at 23 different locations of the country through Video Conferencing, said Dr B B Wadhwa, Organising Secretary, ICON 2015.

Dr Banshi Saboo, Diabetologist will talk about Common Myths in Diabetic Management.

Lifestyle diabetes is now an epidemic in the society. This type of diabetes can be reversed.

Other highlight of the conference will be a new strain of Multi Drug Resistant Malaria which has been detected in Myanmar.
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Dear All

I could meet Union Law Minister Sri Sadananda Gowda last week along with Dr Devi Shetty, Dr Honne Gowda, Dr Suresh, Dr Shanmughanandan and other leaders

We could discuss various issues regarding PCPNDT Act, press the importance of having a central hospital protection act as well as need for a law to have Capping of compensation

Minister gave a patient hearing to our demands and have assured us to take a serious look into all these issues. I have attached the copies of the memoranda submitted

Will keep our leaders and members updated


Prof Dr A Marthanda Pillai
National President
Indian Medical Association
Amendments in PCPNDT Act
Sri Narendra Modiji
Honorable Prime Minister of India

Respected Sir,

Indian Medical Association, the largest organization of doctors in the world, places on record our appreciation for taking up the cause of women and taking steps for financial empowerment of women and save the girl child.

Indian Medical Association for the last ten years have been promoting the agenda of save the girl child. IMA is concerned about the declining sex ratio in India. The national steering committee on PCPNDT Act also has floated the slogan Betti Bechao, Desh Badhao. IMA with 2.5 lakhs membership in 30 states and Union Territories and 17,000 local branches offer full support in financial empowerment of women, the only tool through which the declining sex ratio in India can be corrected.

In this context, IMA also wish to express our concern regarding the PCPNDT Act, which is meant to prevent female foeticide. IMA fully endorse the clause 23 of the act, which awards imprisonment and financial punishment on Doctors who abet female foeticide. At the same time, IMA is against the clause 25 which awards the same punishment on Doctors for non-conformity of the act in terms of not-wearing the badge/apron, not displaying the registration certificate, not keeping copy of the PCPNDT Act in the diagnostic centre and deficiencies in the filling of the various forms.

IMA requests the government to amend the clause 25 so that only fine is given for minor non-conformities and non-compliance.

Already more than 4000 cases exist in this regard and many courts have ordered imprisonment of doctors for minor non-conformity. Thousands of ultra sound scan machines have been confiscated and diagnostic centres closed down.

Ultrasonography has now become the cheapest and easily available, cost effective and user friendly diagnostic tool right from trauma and emergency management to every segment of medical diagnosis and care. Putting undue restrictions on the use of ultrasound could only be counter productive and it will definitely cause immense damage to health care

The purpose of the PCPNDT Act is to address the problem of declining sex ratio in India. It is a stark fact that over the last twelve years after the act has become operational, no change in the sex ratio has happened. In fact, the decline in sex ratio do also occur between the age of 1 to 5 and not only at the foetal stage. A medical intervention in the form of PCPNDT act alone cannot solve a social evil. Only by social intervention, this problem can be addressed. The Indian Medical Association appreciate the steps taken by the Prime Minister to solve this decline in sex ratio by social interventions through financial empowerment of women. The advocacy for selfie of the father with a girl child, encouraging people to gift insurance policy to women on raksha bandhan day etc. are novel ideas. IMA also suggest that the government should partially defray the educational expenditure of girl child, the marriage expenditure of women and bring in reservation for women in employment.

While appreciating Betti Bechao, Betti Padhao scheme, IMA also request the Government to bring in amendments in PCPNDT Act to make it more user-friendly and to retain Ultrasound scan as the cheapest, most accessible user friendly and important medical diagnostic tool.

Thanks and Regards

Prof Dr A Marthanda Pillai    Dr KK Aggarwal
National President                  Honorary Secretary General
Indian Medical Association      Indian Medical Association
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ICON-2015: Scientific Programme
ICON 2015
IMACGP International Conference of Family Medicine
Organized by: Indian Medical Association Headquarters, New Delhi
Hotel Country Inn, Sahibabad, UP on 25th & 26th July, 2015.

Saturday, July 25, 2015
8.00AM– 9.30AM
9.30 AM – 11.00 AM

9.30AM – 10.00AM

10.00AM – 10.30AM

10.30AM – 11.00AM

Session I: Guest Lectures (30 mts.each)

  • Prof (Dr) A Marthanda Pillai, Padma Shri Awardee, National President, IMA
  • Dr K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Honorary Secretary General, IMA
ICON-2015 Dr A MARTHANDA PILLAI ORATION: Family Practice in South Asia. How do we move?

Speaker: Dr Preethi Wijegoonewardene, Srilanka

ICON-2015 Dr N APPARAO ORATION: Status of Family Medicine- the Practicing discipline of Medical Doctors in India.

Speaker: Dr Raman Kumar, President AFPI, India.

ICON-2015 Dr KETAN DESAI ORATION: Family Doctor India- Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.

Speaker: Prof (Dr) S Arulrhaj, Chief Patron, IMA CGP
10.00AM – 11.00AM
Tea will be available
11.00 AM – 12.00 NOON

11.00 AM – 11.20 AM

11.20 AM – 11.40 AM

11.40 AM – 12.00 NOON

Session II: Cardiology Updates (20mts.each)


·Dr Rajeev Garg, Delhi
·Dr Neeraj Gupta, Bahadurgarh

ICON-2015 Dr N K GROVER ORATION: Pharmaco Invasive Strategy in Acute MI

Speaker: Dr Viveka Kumar – Cardiologist, Delhi

ICON-2015 Dr K K SHAH ORATION: “Obesity and Metabolic syndrome – Indian perspective”

Speaker: Dr Rajesh Khullar, Physician, Delhi

ICON-2015 Dr B C CHHAPARWAL ORATION: New approaches in Cardiac Surgery

Speaker: Dr Rajneesh Malhotra – CTVS, Delhi
12.00 NOON – 1.00 PM

12.00 NOON–12.20 PM

12.20 PM –12.40 PM

12.40 PM –1.00 PM

Session III: Honour Lectures (20mts.each)

Chairpersons: · Dr E Prabhavathi, Dean IMACGP

· Dr V K Monga, Dean Elect, IMACGP

· Dr Ravi Malik, Delhi

ICON-2015 Dr S ARUL RHAJ ORATION: Curriculum of UG & PG in Family Medicine

Speaker: Prof Bipin Batra, Executive Director, National Board, New Delhi.

ICON-2015 Dr V C V PILLAI ORATION: Mental Health in Primary Care

Speaker: Dr Nimesh G Desai, New Delhi.

ICON-2015 Dr P C BHATLA ORATION: Ethics in Medical Practice- Doctor’s Dilemma

Speaker: Dr Ajay Kumar, Member ,MCI
1.00 PM – 2.00 PM
2.00 PM – 3.00 PM

Session IV: Panel Discussion: Promoting Family Medicine in India.


· Prof (Dr) S.Arulrhaj, Chief Patron, IMA CGP

· Dr Vinay Agarwal, Past National President IMA

Health Policy Level Changes:

What MCI Can do

Panelist: Dr Ajay Kumar, Member, MCI

Role of National Board

Panelist: Prof Bipin Batra, Executive Director, National Board, New Delhi.

PG Qualification in Family Medicine

Panelist: Dr Raman Kumar, President, AFPI, India

What GP needs

Panelist: Dr Naresh Chawla, Delhi

Ethics in Family Practice

Panelist: Dr Sanjay Jain, UP

Session V: Family Practice Updates: Promoting Family Medicine in India.


· Dr A Raja Rajeshwar, Hony. Secy, IMA CGP

· Dr B B Wadhwa, Hony. Joint Secy., IMA CGP

ICON-2015 Dr VINAY AGGARWAL ORATION: Novel Nondrug Therapy for Hypertension (20 mins.)

Speaker: Dr Rajesh Chauhan, Agra

ICON 2015 Dr HARISH GROVER ORATION: What a Family Physician should know about CT Imaging and MRI (30 Mins.)

Speaker: Dr Manojit Mandal, Delhi

ICON-2015 Dr AJAY KUMAR ORATION: Ano Rectal Problem – updates (20 mins.)

Speaker: Dr Ravi Wankhedkar, Dhule
3.00 PM – 4.00 PM

3.00 PM – 3.20 PM

3.20 PM – 3.40 PM

3.40 PM – 4.00 PM

Session VI: Practice Problems (Each 20 minutes)


· Dr S S Agarwal, National President Elect, IMA

· Dr G Samaram, A.P

· Dr Ramesh Datta, Delhi

ICON-2015 Dr M ABBAS ORATION: PCOS in Adolescents

Speaker: Dr E Prabhavathi, Dean, IMACGP

ICON-2015 Dr ASHOK ADHAO ORATION: Updates on Pediatric Trauma

Speaker: Dr K M Abul Hasan,Tamilnadu

ICON-2015 Dr K VIJAYAKUMAR ORATION: Stay Young & Stress Free

Speaker: Dr J A Jayalal, Tamilnadu

Session VII: Upscaling Practice (Each 20 minutes)


· Dr K Vijayakumar, Tamilnadu

· Dr Akhilesh Verma, Chhattisgarh

· Dr. Alok Bhandari, Delhi

ICON 2015 Dr AKN Sinha ORATION: CPA – Has it done justice ?

Speaker: Prof (Dr) S Arul Rhaj, Chief Patron, IMA CGP

ICON 2015 Dr BHASKAR ROY CHOUDHURY ORATION: CEA – Will it do good to public ?

Speaker: Dr D R Rai, Delhi

ICON 2015 Dr K K AGGARWAL ORATION: Ideal Family Doctor Clinic

Speaker: Dr Meena Wankhedkar, Dhule
4.00 PM – 5.00 PM
5.00 PM – 6.00 PM
7.00 PM onwards

Sunday, July 26, 2015
9.00 AM – 11.00 AM

Session VIII: Guest Lectures (Each 30 minutes)


· Dr V C V Pillai, Trivandrum

· Dr Ashok Adhao, Nagpur

· Dr Anil Goyal, Delhi


Management – To prevent killer Diseases (30 Mins.)

Speaker: Dr Anand Pandey , New Delhi

ICON 2015 Dr R JAYCHANDRA REDDY ORATION: Newer Insulins (30 Mins.)

Speaker: Dr Y P Munjal, Delhi

ICON 2015 Dr G SAMARAM ORATION: Doctor Patient Communications (30 Mins.)

Speaker: Prof (Dr) A Marthanda Pillai, Padma Shri Awardee, National President, IMA

ICON-2015 Dr SUDIPTO ROY ORATION: Initiation and Intensification of Early Insulin Therapy (20 mins.)

Speaker: Dr Selvaraj , Tamilnadu

Session IX: IMA CGP Conference of Young Doctors Wing (Each 20 minutes)


· Dr K M Abul Hasan, Tamilnadu

· Dr J A Jayalal, Tamilnadu

ICON 2015 Dr JAGDISH C SOBTI ORATION: Family Medicine, Career by Choice (20 mins.)

Speaker: Prof (Dr) S Arul Rhaj, Chief Patron, IMA CGP

ICON 2015 Dr S N MISRA ORATION: “Bechara Main” (20 mins.)

Speaker: Dr K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Honorary Secretary General, IMA

ICON 2015 Dr DHARAM PRAKASH ORATION: Recent Developments in Medical Education (20 mins.)

Speaker: Dr Narendra Saini, Delhi

ICON 2015 Dr NARENDRA SAINI ORATION: A Landmark Service for Young Doctors by IMA - (IMA CGP SAATHI( (20 mins.)

Speaker: Dr K M Abul Hasan, Tamil Nadu
10.00AM – 11.00AM
Tea will be available
11.00 AM – 12.00 NOON

Session X: Webinar on Diabetes Mellitus


· Dr A Marthanda Pillai, Padma Shri Awardee, National President, IMA

· Dr K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Honorary Secretary General, IMA

Speaker: Dr Banshi Saboo, Ahmedabad
12.00 noon – 1.30 PM

12.00 noon – 12.40 PM

12.40 PM – 1.00 PM

1.00 PM – 1.30 PM

Session XI: Honour Lectures


· Dr Bakulesh Mehta, Mumbai

· Dr V C Shanmuganandan, Bangalore

· Dr Harish Gupta, Delhi

ICON 2015 Dr S S AGARWAL ORATION: Liver Transplantation: What every Doctor should know

Speaker: Dr Abhideep Chaudhary, Liver Transplantation Surgeon, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Delhi

ICON 2015 Dr N S CHANDRABOSE ORATION: Neonatal care for Family Physicians

Speaker: Dr M B Mathur, Neonatologist, LNJP Hospital , New Delhi

Panel Discussion: Doctor-Pharma Relations

Faculty: Dr Ajay Kumar, Member, MCI

Dr K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Honorary Secretary General, IMA

Dr Ravi Wankhedkar, Dhule

Session XII: FAMILY PRACTICE UPDATES (20 mins. each)


· Dr Jitendra B Patel, Ahmedabad

· Dr Sudipto Roy, Kolkata

ICON 2015 Dr V PARAMESHVARA ORATION: How to increase your income ethically

Speaker: Dr K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Honorary Secretary General, IMA

ICON 2015 Dr JAYSEELAN MATHIAS ORATION: Surgery in Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Speaker: Dr Raghavendra Rao, Saivani Hospital, Hyderabad

ICON 2015 Dr D R RAI ORATION: Maternal Mortality

Speaker: Dr Sangeeta Gupta, Delhi

ICON 2015 Dr J J SOOD ORATION: Newer advances in Bronchoscopy / EBUS

Speaker: Dr I M Chugh, Delhi
1.00 PM – 2.00 PM
2.00 PM – 3.00 PM

2.00 PM – 2.20 PM

2.20 PM – 2.40 PM

2.40 PM – 3.00 PM

Session XIII: Doctors Patient Relations (20 mins. each):


· Dr D R Rai , Delhi

· Dr Narendra Saini, Delhi

ICON 2015 Dr E PRABHAVATHI Distinguished Lecture: Health Insurance for Family Physician

Speaker: Dr Atul Arora, Delhi

ICON 2015 Dr ANIL PACHNEKAR Distinguished Lecture: Medico Legal issues in GP

Speaker: Dr T N Ravisankar, Chennai

ICON 2015 Dr V K MONGA Distinguished Lecture: Family Medicine & Patient safety

Speaker: Dr Akhil Sangal , Delhi

Session XIV: TB Update


· Dr R P Vashist, RTNCP, India

PANEL DISCUSSION: MDR TB – Today’s Challenge


· Dr Roopak Singla, LRS, Delhi

· Prof (Dr) Virender Singh, LHMC

· Dr K. S. Sachdeva, CTD

· Dr Ashwani Khanna, STO, Delhi

· Dr A. Srinivas, WHO
3.00 PM – 4.00 PM

3.00 PM – 3.20 PM

3.20 PM – 3.40 PM

3.40 PM – 4.00 PM
HALL-A: Session XV: Clinical Approach in Family Practice ( Each 20 minutes)


· Dr Jayesh Lele, Mumbai

· Dr Vinay Ranjan, Trivandram

· Dr. Rajeev Ardey, Delhi

ICON 2015 Dr P PULLA RAO Distinguished Lecture: Advances in Neurosurgery

Speaker: Dr V K Jain – Neurosurgeon, Delhi

ICON 2015 Dr D D Choudhury Distinguished Lecture: Ageing Spine, Newer Perspectives

Speaker: Dr H N Bajaj, Spine Orthopaedician, Delhi

ICON 2015 Distinguished Lecture: Lung Cancer US Pulmonary Tuberculosis

Speaker: Dr Durgatosh Pandey, Max Hospitals, Delhi
4:00 PM
HALL-A : ICON 2015 Distinguished Lecture: Dengue and its prevention


· Dr V K Monga, Delhi

Speaker: Dr K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Honorary Secretary General, IMA

Dr N K Yadav, Delhi
4:30 PM








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