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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 …

4th January, 2011, Tuesday                                eMedinewS Presents Audio News of the Day

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

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Smoking: An enemy of longevity

  • Smoking contributes to heart disease, osteoporosis, emphysema and other chronic lung problems, and stroke.
  • It makes breathing during exercise much harder and thus can make activity less enticing.
  • It appears to compromise memory, too.

Quitter wins

People who quit smoking can repair some, if not all, of the damage done

  • After a smoker quits, the risk of heart disease begins to drop within a few months, and in five years, it matches that of someone who never smoked.
  • Stroke risk drops to equal that of a nonsmoker within two to four years after a smoker quits.
  • The death rate from colorectal cancer also decreases each year after quitting.
  • At any age, quitting progressively cuts your risk of dying from cancer related to smoking, although this drop is most marked in those who quit before age 50.

(Source HealthBeat)

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  MEDICON 2010, 26 December
53rd Annual Delhi State Medical Conference

‘Interventional Cardiology’

Audio PostCard
  Quote of the Day

(By Dr Prachi Garg)

"Only by going too far can one possibly find out how far one can go."

Jon Dyer

    Photo Feature (From the Net)

Medico Masti 2010

Students from different colleges walk the ramp in Medico Masti during the 17th MTNL Perfect Health Mela 2010

Dr K K Aggarwal
    National News

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

Contact Dr KK Aggarwal, Moolchand Medcity, email:emedinews@gmail.com

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.

From 2011, it will be a here & now CLAT

Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) next year; don’t mug up static general knowledge like history, geography and political science. Or pore over pages on legal knowledge. The CLAT is dumping questions on static GK, legal knowledge and Basic English vocabulary. CLAT 2011 will focus more on the testing the legal aptitude — not knowledge — of aspiring legal eagles. Organisers of CLAT 2011, to be held on May 15 to decide admissions to 11 top law schools across India, have tweaked the question paper of the two-hour test. (Source: The Times of India, Dec 30, 2010)

MCI notifies new test for all medical admissions

CHENNAI: In a controversial move, the Medical Council of India (MCI) has issued a notification making the ‘National Eligibility–cum–Entrance Test’ (NEET) as the sole qualification for MBBS as well as post–graduate medical admissions in all medical colleges across the country. Also, the notification dated December 21, has stated that henceforth, marks obtained in mathematics for Plus Two too would be considered for admission to the MBBS course. An all–India as well as a state–wise merit list of candidates should be prepared on the basis of the marks obtained in the NEET, the notification stipulated, adding that the minimum marks for admission to an MBBS course would be 50%. It would be, however, 40% per cent for SC, ST and OBC candidates, and 45% for disabled persons. "No candidate, who has failed to obtain the minimum eligibility marks shall be admitted to MBBS course in the academic year (concerned)," the notification states. (Source: The Times of India, Jan 03, 2011)

MCI suggests major reforms in undergraduate course

NEW DELHI: The Medical Council of India (MCI) has recommended major reforms in the undergraduate course in medicine by converting conventional education into a competency–based module to develop skilled doctors through early clinical exposure. It has also suggested doubling the intake of medical students to meet the healthcare needs of the country in the coming years.

    International News

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

Omega 3 slows muscle loss in older adults

Supplementation with omega–3 fatty acids from fish oil stimulate muscle growth and can help prevent muscle loss in aging adults, according to a new randomized, controlled trial. The findings, published in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, suggest that fish oil supplementation may be useful as a nutritional intervention to counter the onset of sarcopenia, or age–related skeletal muscle loss. The researchers performing the study gave 16 healthy, older adults either omega–3 fatty acids (1.86 grams of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and 1.5 grams of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)) or corn oil (in equal amounts) for eight weeks. Each of subjects in this study were considered to be in good health having no cardiovascular disease, hypertension, or diabetes. They did not engage in regular exercise, take medication that could affect protein metabolism, report excessive alcohol intake, or engage in smoking.

By the end of the study, corn oil supplementation showed no effect on muscle, but omega–3 supplementation increased muscle anabolic signaling activity. The authors write, "Our study provides compelling evidence of an interaction of omega–3 fatty acids and protein metabolism in human muscle and suggest that dietary omega–3 fatty acid supplementation could potentially provide a safe, simple, and low-cost intervention to combat sarcopenia."

(Dr Monica and Brahm Vasudev)

Cystatin C beats creatinine at predicting complications of kidney disease

Testing for cystatin C, a protease inhibitor made by most cells and a biomarker of renal function, more accurately identifies chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients who are at high risk for complications than creatinine testing does, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology on Dec. 16.

Shave biopsies accurately identify most melanomas

A retrospective review of 600 patients has concluded that shave biopsy of possible melanomas usually provides enough diagnostic information to plan a successful surgical treatment. In the study, patients who had lesions < 2 mm in depth underwent shave biopsies. Just 22% of patients had residual melanoma after the procedure, with tumor up–staging required in 2% and a wider margin excision in 1%. According to Dr. Stephen Grobmyer of the University of Florida, Gainesville, this was chosen as the cut–off point because patients with deeper lesions usually require a wide excision and sentinel node biopsy.

Cord–blood 25–hydroxyvitamin D levels inversely related to risk for respiratory infection

A study reported online December 27 and in the January 2011 print issue of Pediatrics states that cord–blood levels of 25–hydroxyvitamin D are inversely associated with the risk for respiratory tract infection and childhood wheezing after adjustment for birth season but not with incident asthma. Compared with a reference level of ≥75 nmol/L, the odds ratio (OR) was 1.39 for 25 to 74 nmol/L and 2.16 (95% confidence interval, 1.35 – 3.46) for <25 nmol/L.

FDA approves testosterone gel applied to thigh

The US FDA has approved a testosterone gel (Fortesta; Endo Pharmaceuticals), which is applied directly to the front and inner thigh and not the upper body to treat hypogonadism. Fortesta is a clear and odorless gel.

Injectable diabetes drug may improve poor glycemic control in uncontrolled diabetes

Addition of the exenatide twice–daily injectable drug to the treatment regimen improves poor glycemic control in patients with uncontrolled diabetes reports a study published online December 6 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

    Infertility Update

Dr. Kaberi Banerjee, Director Precious Baby Foundation

What are the most common treatments for infertility?

Unfortunately, the most common treatment prescribed by non–experts is clomiphene citrate. This is unfortunate because there is a 12–cycle lifetime maximum recommended use of clomiphene, and many physicians prescribe this drug without first testing the male partner. Further, failure to monitor the woman using clomiphene often makes its use highly questionable. In fact, it may even be counterproductive in one–third of users by causing hostile cervical mucus which can kill sperm on contact. This is not to say that clomiphene is not a wonderful and effective drug for many couples suffering from infertility. But its use should always be administered and monitored by a practitioner who is experienced at treating infertility patients.

Only about 8% of couples with a barrier to pregnancy move to IVF as their treatment protocol. This means that more than 90% are assisted with other, lower tech and less expensive treatments. Such treatments range from ovulation induction drugs to IntraUterine Inseminations (IUIs) to combinations of the two.

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 role of liver transplantation in Wilson disease?

Liver transplantation is the only effective option for those patients who present with acute liver failure in Wilson disease. It is also indicated for all patients of Wilson disease with decompensated liver disease who are unresponsive to medical therapy. Some individuals who undergo transplantation for decompensated cirrhosis have had psychiatric or neurologic symptoms, which improved after liver transplantation but liver transplantation primarily for neurological symptoms is not indicated.

    Medicolegal Update

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

World Medical Association Declaration Principle VIII–Continuing Medical Education

  • All Physicians are committed to lifelong learning.
  • These educational experiences are essential if the physician is to keep updates of developments in medicine and if the physician is to maintain the knowledge and skills necessary to provide high quality care; scientific advances are essential to an adequate health care of the people.
  • Medical schools, hospitals and professional societies share the responsibility for developing and making available to all physicians opportunities for continuing medical education.
  • The demand to provide medical care, prevent disease and give advice in health matters calls for the highest standards of undergraduate post graduate and continuing medical education.
  • Internationally standardize methods of assessing professional competence and performance should be developed and applied in medical care

(Adopted by the 39th World Medical Assembly Madrid Spain, October 1987)

    Women’s Health: Preventing Top 10 Threats (Mayo Clinic)


The most common cause of cancer deaths among women is lung cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. Breast cancer and colorectal cancer also pose major women’s health threats. To reduce your risk of cancer:

  • Don’t smoke or use other tobacco products. Avoid exposure to secondhand smoke.
  • Include physical activity in your daily routine.
  • Maintain a healthy weight.
  • Eat a healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables, and avoid high–fat foods.
  • Limit your sun exposure. When you’re outdoors, use sunscreen.
  • If you choose to drink alcohol, do so only in moderation.
  • Consult your doctor for regular cancer screenings.
  • Reduce exposure to cancer–causing substances (carcinogens), such as radon, asbestos, radiation and air pollution.
  • Breast–feed, if you can.
    Legal Question of the Day

(Contributed by Dr MC Gupta, Advocate)

Can the hospital provide a copy of the case summary, lab reports and other necessary documents directly to the relatives/legal representatives of a person who dies in the hospital as an MLC case?


  • It is the right of the patient or his legal representatives to get the above documents in the normal course. The hospital would be liable in law for breaching this right.
  • Any right, including the above, can be restricted by law. There is no law restricting such right in respect of an MLC case.
    Medilaw – Medicolegal Judgements

(Dr KK Aggarwal)

How to use Bolum test in deciding cases regarding valid consent?

The disclosure of information and taking of valid consent as per the Bolam test is taken as the standard measure of doctor’s duty to disclose information about the potential consequences and risks of proposed Medical treatment. Besides, the consent form and documents in the patients file, other evidences considered are medical texts and authorities, expert’s statements/opinions on affidavit.

In a case where the surgeon warned the patient of the possibility of disturbing a nerve root while advising an operation on the spinal column to relieve shoulder and neck pain. He did not however mention the possibility of damage to the spinal cord. Though the operation was performed without negligence, the patient sustained damage to spinal cord resulting in partial paralysis. The patient alleged that doctor was negligent in failing to inform her about the said risk and that had she known the true position, she would not have accepted the treatment. The trial Judge and Court of Appeal applied the Bolam test and concluded that the doctor had acted in accordance with a practice accepted as proper by a responsible body of medical opinion, in not informing the plaintiff of the risk of damage to spinal cord. Consequently, the claim for damages was rejected. Quite clearly, as long as the doctor discloses the inherent risks suspected by him (which is at par with prevalent practice or norms), he does not fall into the trap of the Bolam law which prescribes acceptable non–disclosure of certain very low risk or unanticipated consequences.

The Bolam case embraced failure to advise the patient of the risk involved in the electric shock treatment as one of the allegations of negligence against the surgeon as well as negligence in the actual carrying out of treatment in which that risk did result in injury to the patient. The same criteria were applied to both these aspects of the surgeon’s duty of care. In modern medicine and surgery such dissection of the various things a doctor has to do in the exercise of his whole duty of care owed to his patient is neither legally meaningful nor medically practicable… To decide what risks the existence of which a patient should be voluntarily warned and the terms in which such warning, if any, should be given, having regard to the effect that the warning may have, is as much an exercise of professional skill and judgment as any other part of the doctor’s comprehensive duty of care to the individual patient, and expert Medical evidence on this matter should be treated in just the same way.

    Books to read

Dr Jitendra Ingole, MD Internal Medicine, Asst Professor (Medicine), SKN Medical College, Pune

Book Name: Complications
Author: Atul Gawande
Penguin Books India Pvt. Ltd

In gripping accounts of true cases, Atul Gawande performs exploratory surgery on medicine itself, laying bare a science not in its idealized form but as it actually is—complicated, perplexing and profoundly human. He offers an unflinching view from the scalpel’s edge, where science is ambiguous, information is limited, the stakes are high, yet decisions must be made. Dramatic, revealing stories of patients and doctors explore how daily mistakes occur, why good surgeons go bad, and what happens when medicine comes up against the inexplicable: an architect with incapacitating back pain for which there is no physical cause; a young woman with nausea that won’t go away.

Tough–minded and humane, Complications is a new kind of medical writing, nuanced and lucid, unafraid to confront the uncertainties that lie at the heart of modern medicine, yet always alive to the possibilities of wisdom in this extraordinary endeavor.

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    Ethical earning

What is reimbursable to a doctor?

Every investigation should have two types of charges – machine charges and the reading charges.

    Lab Update

(Dr Arpan Gandhi and Dr Navin Dang)

Iron deficiency anemia

Iron deficiency anemia is the most common cause of anemia. Tests include:

  • Complete blood count (CBC) with a detailed blood smear report
  • Serum iron
  • Serum ferritin
  • Total iron–binding capacity (TIBC)
  • Serum transferrin
  • Fecal occult blood test
    Medi Finance Update
  • Keep a reasonable amount of liquid cash to meet your expenses. Always look at your savings account whether any surplus money is lying and learn to invest it.
  • Every individual within high income bracket should have a key man insurance policy, as it is a good investment in the long run.
  • Profit on paper has no value unless it is easily available.
    Drug Update

List of Approved drugs from 01.01.2010 TO 30.4.2010

Drug Name
DCI Approval Date
Lornoxicam 4mg/4mg + Thiocolchicoside 4mg/8mg tablets
For the treatment of patients with acute painful musculoskeletal conditions.
    IMSA Update

International Medical Science Academy (IMSA) Update

Knee osteoarthritis and serum vitamin D levels

Results of a study indicate a significant association between serum 25–OHD deficiency and knee OA in patients aged <60 years and suggest serum 25–OHD measurement in any patient with symptoms suggestive of knee OA particularly at the initial stage of disease

(Ref: Heidari B, et al. Association between serum vitamin D deficiency and knee osteoarthritis. Int Orthop. 2010 Dec 30. Epub ahead of print)

    IJCP Special

Dr Good Dr Bad

Situation: A patient with mediclaim policy required hospitalization for dental treatment.
Dr. Bad: It will not be covered.
Dr. Good: It will be covered.
Lesson: Clause 4.7 excludes dental treatment/surgery unless requiring hospitalization.

Make Sure

Situation: A 42–year–old male developed acute heart attack after playing squash.
Reaction: Oh my God! Why did he not get a cardiac check up done yet?
Lesson: Make sure that after the age of 40 anybody going for anaerobic games should first get a cardiac clearance.

    Lighter Side of Reading

An Inspirational Story
(Contributed by Dr Prachi Garg)

Kill ego and save love

"Sometimes love is for a moment, sometimes love is for a lifetime. Sometimes a moment is a lifetime."

Once upon a time there was an island, where all the feelings lived together. One day there was a storm in the sea and the island was about to get drowned. Every feeling was scared but Love made a boat to escape. Every feeling boarded the boat. Only one feeling was left. Love got down to see who it was. It was Ego.

Love tried and tried but Ego wasn’t moving, also the water was rising. Every one asked Love to leave him and come in the boat, but Love was made to love. At last all the feelings escaped and Love died with Ego on the island. Love died because of EGO.

So, Kill ego and Save Love


Mind Teaser

Read this…………………

m ce
m ce
m ce

Yesterday’s Mind Teaser: "FRIENDS STANDING FRIENDS miss"

Answer for Yesterday’s Mind Teaser:
A little misunderstanding between two friends.

Correct answers received from: Dr (Maj. Gen.) Anil Bairaria, Dr Rajiv Dhir, Dr Satish Gunawant, Dr Manjesha, Dr K Raju, Dr Chandresh Jardosh, Dr Muthumperumal Thirumalpillai, Dr Suman Kumar Sinha, Dr Shashidhar.A

Answer for 2nd January Mind Teaser: down in the dumps
Correct answers received from: Dr Sudipto Samaddar, Dr K.V.Sarma

Send your answer to ijcp12@gmail.com


Laugh a While
(Contributed by Dr Mukul Tiwari)

In a Non–smoking Area:
"If we see smoke, we will assume you are on fire and take appropriate action."

    Readers Responses

Dear Friends, In the Medical Council of India’s proposed UNDER GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION, it says that ………………………………………………… Forensic Medicine can be effectively taught during Gynaecology & Obstetrics (rape, assault), Surgery (injuries), Pharmacology (toxicology). Legal experts can be called for medico–legal issues. Forensic medicine skills can be acquired during internship such as documentation of medico–legal cases of alcoholism, suicide/homicide, rape, assault and injury cases………………………………………………… MCI has welcomed comments and suggestions of the Medical fraternity, policy makers, professional organization and other stake holders, within 21 days, i.e. by 17th Jan, 2011 so as to enable them to complete the policy document.

Deadline is given in the circulars section of MCI website; currently, the link is available in the home page.

http://www.mciindia.org/circulars/Notice–vision–2015.pdf Please check the UG medical education in another section of MCI website. The proposal is attached with this mail; you can find it in the MCI website or click the link http://www.mciindia.org/tools/announcement/UG–medical–education.pdf

What we feared is already in to action. We feared that Forensic Medicine may be removed from Medical Curriculum. That is going to happen if we do not fight for it.

Dr. Deepak D’Souza has raised the following doubts/questions on this proposal:

  1. (Refer page no.13) Forensic medicine is categorized as ‘Group C’. What does this mean?
  2. (Refer page no.15) Proposal suggests that ‘Forensic Medicine can be effectively taught during Gynaecology & Obstetrics (rape, assault), surgery (injuries), pharmacology (toxicology)’. Does this mean that the faculty of forensic medicine should teach these topics within the syllabus of other departments (integrated teaching)?
  3. (Refer page no. 15) Proposal suggests that ‘Legal experts can be called for medico–legal issues’. Who has fed this misinformation that legal experts can teach medico–legal issues?
  4. (Refer page no.15) Proposal suggests that ‘Forensic medicine skills can be acquired during internship such as documentation of medico–legal cases of alcoholism, suicide/homicide, rape, assault and injury cases’. Is it not a general rule that many skills can be learnt during internship? (There was no need to mention it, unless of course those aspects are proposed to be skipped during studentship. For instance, although surgical skills can be learnt during internship, they do not find a mention in this proposal which richly advocates clinical training)

I feel Deepak’s comments are more meaningful and show the confusion caused by this new proposal. Every one knows that crime rate is increasing in India. We need to develop our knowledge to identify these vulnerable modern crimes. The demanding need required in this modern world is "developing the Forensic Medicine and Toxicology in to specialized areas such as Forensic Pathology, Forensic Radiology, Forensic Anthropology, Forensic Toxicology, Clinical Forensic Medicine, etc". According to this new proposal, "Forensic Medicine" is no more a specialization as per the subject concerned. Any person can teach forensic related topics. I feel this proposal is taking 2–3 decades back, during which the forensic subject was taught by other specialty people because of shortage of faculty. This proposal is also confusing one. It mentions that Forensic Medicine placed in Group C along with other subjects:

Group A:
Year1– Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry;
Year 2– Pathology, Microbiology and Pharmacology

Group B:
Year 4– Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics and Gyanecology, Paediatrics, Family Medicine and Community health

Group C:
Year 2– Forensic medicine
Year 3 and 4– ENT and Ophthalmology, STD and Dermatology, Orthopaedics, Accident and Emergency Medicine, Radiology, Anaesthesia, Psychiatry
Elective options– clinical and research electives

It is not clear whether they want to keep Forensic faculty in UG teaching? If forensic subject is taught by other specialties like OBG, Surgery, etc., what is work for Forensic Specialist? Where is the question of employing a Forensic Specialist in Medical Colleges (especially private medical colleges)? Are they meant for only conducting medicolegal autopsies? If so, how many private medical colleges are conducting medicolegal autopsies?

"Forensic medicine skills can be acquired during internship such as documentation of medico–legal cases of alcoholism, suicide/homicide, rape, assault and injury cases". It means that it is an optional and not a mandatory posting. As we are aware in the existing medical education system, Forensic Medicine is an optional posting along with other subjects like Radiology, Anaesthesiology, etc. But how many come to this posting to learn Forensic skills. In future who will join this subject as PG when job opportunities are bleak? What will happen to the quality of ‘demanding medicolegal autopsies’? After few years there will be no Forensic Experts in India. At least, to train the basic doctors to conduct autopsy there is a need for existence of Forensic Specialty at the level of medical colleges. Is it a progress towards improving Health system in India?

We are left with another 17 days to file our comments on this serious issue. I request IAFM (Dr. Adarsh Kumar and other people) to take up this matter again to convince the BOG on the impact of this new proposal on medicolegal issues of the country. I request all the members to give their valuable comments and help the IAFM to draft a proper representation to BOG.

Regards: Dr. Nagesh KR, Associate Professor, Dept. of Forensic Medicine, Father Muller Medical College, Mangalore–575002, Karnataka.

    Public Forum

(Press Release for use by the newspapers)

Winter blood pressure 5 mm Hg higher than summer blood pressure

The systolic (top number) and diastolic (bottom number) blood pressures rise and fall with the change of seasons, said Padma Shri & Dr. B.C. Roy National Awardee, Dr. KK Aggarwal, President, Heart Care Foundation of India.

In a study by the Institute National de la Sante et de la Recherche Medicale of Paris and published in the journal Archives of Internal Medicine involving 8801 people aged 65 or older, average systolic blood pressure, is five points higher in winter than in summer.

Instances of high blood pressure (systolic blood pressure higher than 159, or diastolic higher than 94 millimeters of mercury or higher) in the study were found in 33.4 percent of participants during winter but just 23.8 percent during summer.

The reason could be related to the baroreflex, a mechanism of blood pressure regulation that is modified in elderly subjects or a function of the sympathetic nervous system, which helps control involuntary actions such as stress response. A 5 mm change in blood pressure can explain why there are more heart patients die in winter.

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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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    Programe Details

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