08-OCT-2019: JNMC: CME, workshop on Obstructive Sleep Apnea held
Aligarh, October 8: The Departments of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology (ENT) and Respiratory Medicine, Jawaharlal Nerhu Medical College (JNMC), Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) jointly organised a Continuing Medical Education (CME) programme-cum-Workshop on 'Obstructive Sleep Apnea' (OSA) in which participants received first-hand guidance from a panel of renowned sleep apnea surgeons with a wealth of experience in the surgical and medical treatment of patients with OSA.
Discussing common occurrence of OSA, the Chief Patron of the programme, AMU Vice Chancellor, Professor Tariq Mansoor said, "Sleep apnea can set the stage for other diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke etc."
He emphasised the need for better understanding of disease among health care providers and patients.
"People with sleep apnea spend more time in light sleep, and less time in the deeper, more restorative phases of sleep," pointed Prof Mansoor.
Dr Sandeep Bansal, Additional Professor, Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, PGIMER, Chandigarh successfully operated a patient with severe OSA problem during the workshop.
Dr Bansal also delivered a lecture on 'Prevalence, Diagnosis and Management of OSA' in which he highlighted that OSA increases with age, especially in persons older than 60 years and it is more prevalent among obese people."
Prof S C Sharma, Dean, Faculty of Medicine shed light on the importance of OSA awareness. He spoke about the increasing number of OSA patients and their diagnosis.
JNMC alumnus, Dr Zia Hashim, who is working as an Additional Professor with the Department of Pulmonary Medicine, SGPGIMS, Lucknow spoke on the overview of OSA and explained the finer details of the disease and non-surgical management.
Dr Nancy Sahni, Senior Dietician, Department of Dietetics, PGIMER, Chandigarh, delineated dietary modifications for OSA patients.
Prof Kamlesh Chandra, Chairman, Department of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology delivered the welcome address; while Prof Mohammad Shameem, Organising Secretary of the programme and Chairman, Department of Respiratory Medicine proposed the vote of thanks.
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Related PicturesVice Chancellor Prof Tariq Mansoor speaking during the CME
Vice Chancellor Prof Tariq Mansoor with guests and faculty members