STATE TIMES NEWS KATHUA: Government Medical College Kathua organised its first CME on cancer awareness and prevention. Speaker of national repute, Dr Abhishek Shankar from AIIMS, New Delhi was the resource person on the occasion. He gave a detailed presentation on cancer awareness and preventive strategies. Dr Abhishek also deliberated on various Government schemes for Cancer control. He discussed role of capacity building in cancer care and need to spread awareness against cancer at grass roots level. The talk was followed by a lively interactive session, in which newly appointed faculty enthusiastically interacted with the speaker. Dr Abhishek also offered help in DATA acquisition for research purposes. Dr Shashi Sudhan, Principal GMC Kathua appreciated Dr Abhishek for sparing his time for the CME. She stressed upon the necessity of more such activities in future also as after inception of the institute, these activities can help the faculty, residents and nursing staff to stay afresh in pursuing clinical knowledge. She stressed upon faculty to work with missionary zeal and deliberated on optimally utilizing limited available resources for providing maximum benefit to patients with human touch. At the outset, Dr Deepak Abrol, Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology Spoke about demystifying cancer and thanked Principal GMC Kathua for taking Keen interest in making the CME a successful event. Faculty, residents and nursing staff of GMC Kathua attended the CME. It was decided to collaborate with Indian Society of Clinical Oncology for a workshop on basic principles and practices of cancer control in June this year at Kathua, where faculty from other medical colleges and Health institutions of State will also be involved. It was also stressed by all the clinical heads to start a Virtual Tumor Board for cancer patients at Kathua, so that patients can be benefitted and may not have to go to other places for treatment. On the occasion, the Principal, Dr Shashi Sudhan also declared ‘Editorial Board’ of GMC Kathua for a period of one year and asked the Board to come up with its first news-letter titled ‘Aspire’.
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