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Dr KK Aggarwal
President, Heart Care Foundation of India; Sr Consultant Physician, Cardiologist and Dean Medical Education Moolchand Medcity; Chairman Ethical Committee Delhi Medical Council; Chairman (Delhi Chapter) International Medical Sciences Academy; Hony Director IMA AKN Sinha Institute (08–09); Hony Finance Secretary National IMA (07–08); Chairman IMA Academy of Medical Specialties (06–07); President Delhi Medical Association (05–06), President IMA New Delhi Branch (94–95, 02–04); Editor in Chief IJCP Group of Publications & Hony. Visiting Professor (Clinical Research) DIPSAR

  Editorial …

3rd January, 2011, Monday                                eMedinewS Presents Audio News of the Day

2nd eMedinewS – revisiting 2010 at http://www.docconnect.com on 9th January 2011

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Top 10 Advances in Stroke Research in 2010 (Part II)

  1. Ultrasound detection of silent emboli identifies patients at high risk of stroke
    This international, multicenter, prospective study confirms that detection of silent, microclots traveling to the brain on transcranial Doppler ultrasound identifies a subgroup of patients with asymptomatic narrowing of the carotid artery who are at high risk for stroke and might benefit from surgery or stenting. (ACES – Lancet Neurol;9(7):663–71)
  2. Robot–assisted therapy beneficial for long–term arm impairment after stroke
    This randomized trial suggested that robot–assisted therapy can improve the rehabilitation of arm function after stroke compared with ordinary care, though no more than intensive therapist care. (Lo, et al – N Engl J Med. 2010;362(19):1772–83)
  3. Genetic findings important in understanding, treating aneurysms
    Two new studies looked at the genetics and treatment of aneurysms, balloon–like dilations of arterial walls that can be fatal if they rupture or tear. Saccular intracranial aneurysms are located in the intracranial arterial wall; their hemorrhage commonly results in severe neurologic impairment and death. This multicenter genome-wide association study in Europe and Japan identified three new and confirmed two previously–suspected chromosome sites as harboring genes predisposing to the formation of intracranial aneurysms. Vascular Ehlers–Danlos syndrome is a rare, genetic, severe disease that causes arterial dissections and ruptures that can lead to early death. This randomized trial found that treatment with a beta–blocker medication to lower mechanical stress on arterial walls prevents dissection and hemorrrhages in Ehlers-Danlos patients. (Yasuno, et al – Nat Genet. 2010;42(5):420–5; Ong, et al – Lancet. 2010;376;1476 – 1484)
  4. Lowering blood pressure early reduces brain hemorrhage growth
    One out of six strokes is due to bleeding into the brain, intracerebral hemorrhage, a major cause of death and disability. Two pilot trials found that aggressively lowering blood pressure, starting within six hours of stroke onset, is feasible and can reduce hemorrhage expansion. Larger trials have been launched to determine if this improves patient final outcome. (ATACH Investigators – Crit Care Med. 2010;38(2):637–48; INTERACT – Stroke. 2010;41(2):307–12; INTERACT –Hypertension; 2010;56:852–858)
  5. Physical activity, even moderate in degree, reduces stroke risk
    A large study found leisure–time physical activity, even in modest degree, is associated with lower stroke risk in women. In particular, walking was generally associated with lower risks of total, ischemic, and hemorrhagic stroke. (Sattelmair, et al – Stroke 2010;41(6):1243–50)
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  MEDICON 2010, 26th December
53rd Annual Delhi State
Medical Conference

Dr Kaberi Banerjee Speaks on
‘Advances in Infertility’

Audio PostCard
  Quote of the Day

(By Dr Prachi Garg)

"Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it."

Dennis P. Kimbro

    Photo Feature (from the HCFI Photo Gallery)

eMedinewS Excellence Awards 2009

Vipin Aneja was presented with the ‘eMedinewS Singer of the Year 2009 (Doctors’ Choice)" Award during the 1st eMedinewS revisiting conference.

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    National News

Certificate courses in 2D and 3D Echocardiography/Fellowship Diploma in non invasive cardiology

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eMedinewS Revisiting 2010 to have a live webcast

eMedinewS Revisiting 2010 will have a live webcast on www.docconnect.com on 9th January, 2010. Those who will not be able to attend the conference can watch the proceedings live on the website. The webcast was a great success last year. The conference will have eminent speakers. Look out for the program details in the forthcoming editions of eMedinewS. We expect 1000 doctors to attend conference live and 1000 doctors to see it through the website.

Centre proposes sanctuary for Chambal gharials

The Central Government has decided to establish a Gharial Protection Authority for taking care of the endangered gharials in Chambal river, which stretches through the boundaries of Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. The Centre has also announced for establishing a sanctuary for gharials, which would be spread over an area of 1,600 sq km. The proposed sanctuary is aimed at protecting the species from extinction. Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh announced this in Chennai on Monday. The Centre has proposed the conservation of gharials through a three–State authority. The MoEF has approved the proposal and has allotted Rs 8 crore for this project. According to MoEF figures, at present, there were only 200 breeding adult gharials and their total population in the wild would be around 1,400. The proposed sanctuary is expected to help stabilise the population. (Source: The Pioneer, December 29, 2010)

    International News

(Contributed by Rajat Bhatnagar, International Sports & Fitness Distribution, LLC http://www.isfdistribution.com)

NRI physicians select Jaipur as centre for medical tourism

WASHINGTON: The influential American Association of Physicians of Indian origin (AAPI) has identified Pink Jaipur as the centre of medical tourism. The association is holding its fourth Indo–US Health Care Summit in the Pink City next week. To be attended by eminent doctors from India and the US from January 3 to January 5, the fourth edition of this annual event is being held to raise awareness on key healthcare issues affecting the Indian subcontinent such as diabetes, lung diseases, asthma and allergy, cardiovascular disease, women’s and children’s health and cancer. The summit will create a prototype programme of implementation for various disease categories specifically designed to improve outcomes while maintaining cost–effectiveness, said AAPI president Dr Ajeet Singhvi. When successful, the programme can be deployed nationally and internationally, he added. Jaipur, he said, is the first Indian city which has been accredited by AAPI as centre for medical tourism.

"AAPI is committed to provide logistic support for health tourism development in India, a choice destination as it provides state–of–the–art amenities for treatments like hip and knee replacements and cardiac surgery, high quality of healthcare infrastructure and low costs," Dr Singhvi said. "This time we will be working towards bringing curriculum of some needed fellowship programmes like infectious diseases, allergy and immunology, geriatrics and wound care and hyperbaric medicine in India. AAPI was founded in 1982 to protect the interest of Indian–American physicians in the US.

(Dr Monica and Brahm Vasudev)

Short weekly bouts of eccentric exercise may offer more beneficial effects

A recent study found that half an hour of eccentric exercise a week boosted muscle strength and lowered insulin resistance more than concentric exercise. For the study, twenty women were randomly assigned to an exercise group that did either concentric or eccentric movements once a week for eight weeks, and exercises for both groups consisted of leg extensions, which target the quadriceps muscles in the front of the thigh.

CDC says salmonella outbreak has spread to 16 states

An outbreak of salmonella that was tied to tainted alfalfa sprouts has grown to at least 94 cases in 16 states. Over 25% of US children take medications for chronic conditions. Over a quarter of children in the US take medications for chronic ailment.

Esophageal cancer screening might not be worthwhile for most GERD patients

Although GERD increases patients’ relative risk for esophageal adenocarcinoma, the absolute risk is too low to merit screening in most patients. The study used a Markov model to extrapolate based on incidence of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and its association with esophageal cancer. According to the results, women with GERD have a very low risk of developing esophageal cancer no matter their age. For example, 60–year–old women with weekly GERD have an esophageal cancer incidence rate of 3.9 per 100,000 person-years. Having daily symptoms increases their risk only slightly.

HIV reduction efforts should target risky behaviors

Prevention efforts should target risky behaviors to be most effective. Approximately 56,000 people become infected with HIV each year in the U.S., and recent clinical guidelines recommend expanding HIV screening to all patients 13 and older regardless of risk factors. Researchers developed a mathematical model and performed a cost–effectiveness analysis to evaluate the effect of expanded screening, antiretroviral therapy and behavioral counseling on the US HIV epidemic. The study results appear in the Dec. 21 Annals of Internal Medicine.

    Infertility Update

Dr. Kaberi Banerjee, Director Precious Baby Foundation

Q: We have been trying for a baby for three years and I was diagnosed as having endometriosis. Will test–tube baby treatment solve my problem?

A. IVF is the treatment of choice in women with severe or moderate endometriosis. However, depending on the severity of the endometriosis, surgery, intrauterine insemination can also be used.

Q: What is ICSI? How safe is it?

A. ICSI is Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection and is indicated for couples with very low sperm count. It is a safe procedure. However, in men who have a genetic defect, there is a small risk of transmission to the male offspring.

For queries contact: banerjee.kaberi@gmail.com

    Hepatology Update

Dr. Neelam Mohan, Director Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Liver Transplantation, Medanta – The Medicity

What is the treatment of Wilson disease?

Pharmacological therapy: Initial treatment for symptomatic patients should include a chelating agent (D–penicillamine or trientine). Trientine may be better tolerated.

  • Penicillamine: It is a general chelator and induces cupruria. Maximum dose is 20 mg/kg/day. Side effects are Fever, rash, proteinuria, lupus–like reaction, aplastic anemia, leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, nephrotic syndrome, degenerative changes in skin, elastosis perforans serpingosa, serous retinitis and hepatotoxicity.
  • Trientine: It is a general chelator and induces cupruria. Maximum dose is 20 mg/kg/day. Side effects are gastritis, aplastic anemia and sideroblastic anemia.
  • Zinc: It is a Metallothionein inducer and blocks intestinal absorption of copper. Usual dose in adults is 50 mg elemental zinc thrice–daily. Side effects are gastritis and biochemical pancreatitis.
  • Tetrathiomolybdate: It is a chelator which blocks copper absorption. Side effects are anemia, neutropenia, and hepatotoxicity.

Dietary: Patients should avoid intake of foods and water with high concentrations of copper, especially during the first year of treatment.

Treatment of presymptomatic patients: This can be accomplished with a chelating agent or with zinc. Trientine may be better tolerated.

    Medicolegal Update

Dr Sudhir Gupta, Asso Professor, Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, AIIMS

What is World Medical Association Declaration – Principle V–Clinical Education?

The clinical component of medical education must be centered on the supervised study of patients and must involve direct experiences in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. The clinical component should include personal diagnostic and therapeutically experience with gradual access to responsibilities. An adequate relation of the numbers of students admitted for training and teaching at the bedside of the individual patient must be observed.

  • Before beginning independent practice, every physician should complete a formal program of clinical education. This program, usually of at least one year’s duration, should be characterized by a supervised increase of responsibility for the management of clinical problems.
  • The faculty is responsible for determining that students who receive the first professional degree, have acquired a basic understanding of clinical medicine the basic skills needed to be evaluated.
  • Addressing Clinical problems and to take appropriate action independently, and have the attitude and character to be an ethical physician.
    Women’s Health: Preventing Top 10 threats (Mayo Clinic)

Heart disease

Heart disease is also a major women's health threat. To prevent heart disease:

  • Don’t smoke or use other tobacco products. Avoid exposure to secondhand smoke.
  • Eat a healthy diet rich in vegetables, fruits, whole grains, fiber and fish. Cut back on foods high in saturated fat and sodium.
  • If you have high cholesterol or high blood pressure, follow your doctor’s treatment recommendations.
  • Include physical activity in your daily routine.
  • Maintain a healthy weight.
  • If you choose to drink alcohol, do so only in moderation. Too much alcohol can raise blood pressure.
  • If you have diabetes, keep your blood sugar under control.
  • Manage stress.
    Legal Question of the Day

(Contributed by Dr MC Gupta, Advocate)

Q. I worked in a private medical college for two and half years as assistant professor. There was no written contract. I was selected for a government job. I resigned from the previous job with a request to relieve me immediately and to give me relieving certificate. No such certificate was given. I joined the government job. What should I do to get the experience certificate?

  • Written contract is not a must. An oral contract is legally valid.
  • You should send them a written request, under your signature but drafted by a lawyer, to give you the experience certificate. A properly drafted request would have high chance of being successful. If the previous employer ignores your request, you will be sure to get the required relief through court.
  • If you are forced to go to the court, it may be advisable to make the State government; the University; and, the MCI as co–respondents. A good lawyer would take care of this when drafting the request/representation for you.
   Medilaw – Medicolegal Judgement

(Dr KK Aggarwal)

Can DMC look into a complaint of outraging the modesty of a patient?

No, at least as per order number DMC/DC/F.14/Comp.705/2010/28th July, 2010 where the council observed "On perusal of the complaint of Mrs. RB the Delhi Medical Council observed that the allegation of outraging the modesty of the complainant, being a subject matter of criminal jurisprudence, hence, if the same is proved against the alleged doctor in the Court of Law, such judgment can be taken into consideration for initiating disciplinary action against a registered doctor, however, till such time no such action would be deemed plausible."


"e–patient" … The Impatient Patient

Dr. Parveen Bhatia: MS, FRCS (Eng.), FICS, FIAGES (Hon.), FMAS, FIMSA, Chairman, Institute of Minimal Access, Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Consultant Laparoscopic & Bariatric Surgeon & Medical Director, Global Hospital & Endosurgery Institute, New Delhi

Dr. Pulkit Nandwani: MD, DMAS (WALS), DMAS (CICE, France), Associate Consultant Gynaecologist and Laparoscopic surgeon, Bhatia Global Hospital & Endosurgery Institute, New Delhi

Advantages of "e–patients"

Whether health information found on the Internet is empowering for patients appears to depend on patients’ personal use of the information they retrieve as well as on physicians’ responses to these patients. While searching for online health information helps patients become pro–active and more self–reliant in managing illness, it does not necessarily facilitate communication in the clinical encounter. Patients may be hesitant to appear to "challenge" medical authority by initiating conversations about Internet information. Furthermore, physicians may not be open to dialogue. Patients’ reports of feeling more empowered, and physicians’ reports that the Internet allows them to have discussions with patients on a more equal level, suggests that the Internet is playing a role in altering the traditional power imbalance in the patient–provider relationship, thus significantly affecting the way health care decisions are made and the way patients experience treatment within the clinical encounter.

    Ethical earning

What is reimbursable to a doctor?

The fee for pre operative clearings given by a consultant should not be less than 25% of the surgeon’s fees.

    Lab Update

(Dr Arpan Gandhi and Dr Navin Dang)

Uric acid

To rule out gout To monitor uric acid levels when undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment.

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    Medi Finance Update

Q. Is it mandatory to file the return of income?

Ans. Yes, every individual or Hindu Undivided Family (HUF) whose income is in excess of the amount not chargeable to tax is required to file the return.

    Drug Update

List of Approved drugs from 01.01.2010 TO 30.4.2010

Drug Name
DCI-pproval Date
Sodium chloride 6.80gm + Potassium chloride 0.30 gm + Calcium chloride dihydrate 0.37gm + Magnesium chloride hexahydrate 0.20gm + Sodium acetate trihydrate 3.27gm + L–malic acid 0.67gm in 1000ml solution for infusion
Replacement of extracellular fluid losses in case of isotonic dehydration, especially if acidosis is being imminent or present
    IMSA Update

International Medical Science Academy (IMSA) Update

Assessment of severity of fibromyalgia

A case–control study concluded that handgrip strength is reduced in women with fibromyalgia as well as those with severe fibromyalgia from their peers with moderate fibromyalgia. Identification of women who fail to meet the suggested standards can be a helpful and informative tool for clinician.

(Ref: Aparicio VA, et al. Handgrip strength test as a complementary tool in the assessment of fibromyalgia severity in women. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2011 Jan;92(1):83–8).

    IJCP Special

Dr Good Dr Bad

Situation: A patient with severe migraine wanted to know if xylocaine drops would help.
Dr. Bad: They have no role.
Dr. Good: You can try them.
Lesson: As an intranasal spray, 2% xylocaine drops can help migraine patients.

Make Sure

Situation: A patient on binasal oxygen developed nasal mucosal damage.
Reaction: Oh my God! Why was the oxygen given at the rate of 4 liters per minute?
Lesson: Make sure that oxygen via nasal catheter, is not given at a rate of >3 liters per minute.

    Lighter Side of Reading

An Inspirational Story
(Contributed by Dr Prachi Garg)

Height of perfection

The earth rotates on its axis at 1000 miles an hour; if it did so at one hundred miles an hour, our days and nights would be ten times as long as they are now and the hot sun would have burnt up our vegetation during each long day while in the long night, any surviving sprout would freeze.

The slant of the earth, tilted at an angle of 23 degrees give us our Seasons. If it had not been so tilted, vapors from the ocean would move north and south piling up for us continents of ice.

If our moon were, say, only 50 thousand miles away instead of its actual distance, our tides would be so enormous that twice a day, all continents would be submerged and even the mountains would be eroded away.

If the crust of the earth had been only 10 feet thick, there would have been no oxygen without which human and animal life would have perished.

Had our oceans been a few feet deeper, carbon dioxide and oxygen would have been absorbed and no vegetable life could have existed.

If our atmosphere had been thinner, some of the meteors, now burned in space by the million every day would be striking all parts of the earth, starting fire everywhere.

Again, the sun has a surface temperature of 12,000 degrees Fahrenheit and our earth is just far away so that this ‘eternal fire’ warms us just enough and not too much. If the sun gave off only half of its present radiation, we would freeze and if it gave half as much more, we would roast.

Think & Ponder over the creation of God…


Mind Teaser

Read this…………………


Yesterday’s Mind Teaser: "dumpdowndump"
Answer for yesterday’s Mind Teaser: "down in the dumps"

Correct answers received from: Dr Muthumperumal Thirumalpillai, Dr Manjesha, Dr Rashmi Chhibber, Dr Suman Kumar Sinha ,  Dr K P Rajalakshmi, Dr T Samraj, Dr H L Kapoor, Dr Neelam Nath, Dr K Raju, Dr Satish Gunawant, Dr Anurag Jain

Answer for 1st January Mind Teaser: "Makes no difference"
Correct answers received from: Dr K P Rajalakshmi, Dr Sudipto Samaddar

Send your answer to ijcp12@gmail.com


Laugh a While
(Contributed by Dr Mukul Tiwari)

On another Plumber’s truck:
"Don’t sleep with a drip. Call your plumber."

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  1. Dear Dr Aggarwal, Thank you for the eMedinewS. The updates are interesting and refreshing. Dr Prachi.
    Public Forum

(Press Release for use by the newspapers)

Should all patients getting admitted to ICU be given antibiotics?

Giving people antibiotics before they are admitted to an ICU leads to a drop in patient deaths, as per a new Dutch study, said Padma Shri & Dr. B.C. Roy National Awardee, Dr. KK Aggarwal, President, Heart Care Foundation of India.

The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, included nearly 6,000 patients treated at 13 hospitals in The Netherlands between 2004 and 2006. In the study, all the patients were expected to be on a ventilator for at least two days and/or to be admitted to the ICU for at least three days. The patients were grouped into three. The first group was given an oral antibiotic paste four times a day. The second group was given antibiotics through a gastric tube in the intestinal tract and by intravenous drip, plus the antibiotic paste. The third group was given the standard ICU care.

After four weeks, the preventive use of antibiotics reduced the number of deaths by 3.5 percent in the second group, and by 2.9 percent in the first group. The difference between the two groups treated with antibiotics was not significant.

The number of antibiotic–resistant bacteria did not increase in patients receiving antibiotic treatment.

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eMedinewS Revisiting 2010

The 2nd eMedinewS – revisiting 2010 conference will be held at Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi on Sunday January 9th 2011.

The one–day conference will revisit and cover all the new advances in the year 2010. There will also be a webcast of the event. The eminent speakers will be Padma Bhushan Dr Naresh Trehan (Cardiac Surgery); Padma Shri Dr KK Aggarwal (Revisiting 2010); Dr Neelam Mohan (Liver Transplant); Dr N K Bhatia (Transfusion Medicine); Dr Ambrish Mithal (Diabetes); Dr Anoop Gupta (Male Infertility); Dr Kaberi Banerjee (Female Infertility) and many more.

There will be no registration fee. Delegate bags, gifts, certificates, breakfast, lunch will be provided. The event will end with a live cultural evening, Doctor of the Year award, cocktails and dinner. Kindly register at www.emedinews.in

2nd eMedinewS Doctor of the Year Award

Dear Colleague, The Second eMedinews Doctor of the Year Award function will be held on 9th January, 2011 at Maulana Azad Medical College at 5 pm. It will be a part of the entertainment programme being organized at the venue. If you have any medical doctor who you feel has made significance achievement in the year 2010, send his/her biodata: Dr. KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri & Dr. B.C. Roy National Awardee.

IMSA Workshop on Rheumatoid Arthritis

Date: Sunday, January 16, 2011; Venue: Moolchand Medicity, New Delhi ; Time: 10–12 Noon 


  1. Understanding Biologics: Dr Rohini Handa, Former Head Rheumatology, AIIMS
  2. All what a practitioner should know about rheumatoid arthritis: Dr Harvinder S Luthra, Chief of Rheumatology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester USA

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eMedinewS revisting 2010, 9th January MAMC Dilli Gate 8AM-8 PM
Also live at www.docconnect.com, www.emedinews.in

TIME SPEAKER TOPIC Moderator Panelist  
8.00 – 8.30 AM Dr K K Aggarwal Revisiting the year 2010 Dr N P Singh Dr A K Kansal Dr D D Arora
8.30 – 9.00 AM Dr Subramanium        
9.00 – 9.30  AM  Dr S C Tewari Acute Kidney Injury Dr Ramesh Hotchandani Dr U C Bansal Dr Savita
9.30 – 9.45 AM Dr Awadhesh Pandey Thyroid Scan Dr Ambrish Mithal Dr Sundeep Khandlwal DR Manisha Kukreja
9.45 – 10.00 AM Dr Jamal A Khan Stem Cell Therapy Dr Vandana Chadha Dr Rajiv Garg Dr Vijay Grover
10.00 – 10.15 AM Central Bank of India Financial Health Mr Anil Wadhwa Mr Pranay Kumar Dr Bimla Kapoor
10.15 – 10.30 AM LIC India  Life Insurance Schemes Mr Arun Kishore Mr Pranay Kumar Dr N K Gupta
10.30 – 11.00 AM          
11.00 – 11.30 AM Dr N K Bhatia Newer Tests in Transfusion Medicine Dr B B Rewari Dr Prachi Garg  
11.30 - 12.00 AM Dr Praveen Chandra What was New in 2010 in Interventional Cardiology Dr M Khalilullah Dr G M Singh  
12.00 – 12.30 AM Dr Naresh Trehan What's was New in Cardiac Surgery in 2010 Dr O P Yadava Dr Sanjay Sood  
12.30 –  1.00 PM Dr Ajay Kriplani Newer Advances in Obesity Surgery Dr B M L Kapoor Dr Satish Mehta  
1.00 – N 1.30 PM Dr Kaberi Banerjee What’s New in IVF Dr Anoop Gupta Dr Archna Virmani Dr Shashi Bala
1.30 – 2.00 PM Dr Anupam Sibal What’s New in Paedatric Gastroenterology Dr Neelam Mohan Dr Pooja Garg  
2.00 – 2.30 PM Dr D M Mahajan Newer Advances in Dermatology Dr J S Pasricha Dr Rajesh Kumar  
2.30 – 3.00 PM Dr Anoop Gupta Male Infertility Dr Ajit Saxena Dr Uday Kakroo  
3.00 – 3.15 PM Dr Sheh Rawat What’s New in Radiation Oncology Dr P K Julka Dr Vishnu Singhal Dr Srikant Sharma
3.15 – 3.30 PM Dr Neelam Mohan Paedatric Liver  Update  Dr A S Soin Dr Sudesh Ratan Dr A K Duggal
3.30 – 3.45 PM Dr Rohini Handa What’s New in Rheumatology   Dr V K Arora  
3.45 – 4.00 PM Dr Ambrish Mithal Newer Treatments in Diabetes Dr H K Chopra Dr Pavan   
4.00 – 4.15 PM Dr Sanjay Chaudhary Whats new in Eye Care Dr A K Grover Dr Dinesh Negi  
4.15 – 4.30 PM Dr Anil Goyal Whats new in urology      
4.30 – 4.45 PM Dr Rajiv Khosla What’s New in Gastroenterology Dr Ajay Kumar Dr Kirti Jain  
4.45 – 5.00 PM Dr Praveen Bhatia e patient relationship      
5.00 – 8.00 PM Doctor of the year award, cultural hangama