01-NOV-2018: Department of Pediatrics organises national CME on 'Recent Update in Pediatric Endocrinology'
Aligarh, November 1: For parents, keeping kids healthy may seem like a full-time job. For pediatricians, it really is! From treating simple tummy-aches to serious health issues, child specialists provide comprehensive, family-centered medical care and rapid advances in the field are making parents more at ease about their children's health.
The discussions in the National Continuing Medical Education (CME) programme on 'Recent Update in Pediatric Endocrinology' organised by the Department of Pediatrics, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC), Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) threw light on the important concerns and developments in adolescent endocrinology highlighting recent concepts that are important for physicians treating children.
On the occasion, AMU Vice Chancellor, Professor Tariq Mansoor said that caring for children and elderly simultaneously is of utmost importance.
"We are proud that the Department of Pediatrics is constantly being updated in JNMC," said the Vice Chancellor adding that the department has state-of-art HDU and speciality pediatric clinics in the areas of endocrinology, pulmonology, nephrology, hematology and cardiology among others.
He pointed out that Prof Jamal Ahmad was instrumental in bringing endocrinology to JNMC and his contribution to the Faculty of Medicine is massive.
Prof Mansoor further said that it is because of the efforts of faculty members, resident doctors and students that JNMC today has been ranked as the eighth best medical college in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.
"I am certain that the conference will provide a platform to exchange ideas and share knowledge regarding latest drug developments, innovations and new emerging technologies in the area of pediatric endocrinology," said the Vice Chancellor, while concluding his address.
AMU Pro Vice Chancellor, Prof M H Beg spoke on various branches of pediatric endocrinology and the new methods of treating children from their infancy to late adolescence and young adulthood. He also discussed pediatric specialties of cardiology, emergency medicine, gastroenterology and hepatology, genetics and metabolism.
Speaking on the emerging problem of metabolic syndrome, the Guest-of-Honour, Prof Ashraf Malik said that the prevalence of obesity in children leading to pediatric metabolic syndrome is one of the most alarming health issues and it needs a special attention. "Parents need to take care that their children do not become obese due to life style changes," he pointed out.
Prof S C Sharma, Dean, Faculty of Medicine said, "Endocrinal issues in children are increasing at an alarming rate, gaining vivid prominence in the plethora of hormonal disbalances the world is facing at large."
"Pediatric endocrine disorders are important causes of childhood morbidity and the magnitude of the problem is yet to be ascertained," said Prof Farzana K Beig (Organising Chairperson of the CME) while delivering the welcome address.
Renowned Pediatrician, Dr Hameeda Tariq also attended the programme.
Dr Ayesha Ahmad (Organising Secretary) proposed the vote of thanks, while Dr Anjum Chughtai (Joint-Organising Secretary) conducted the scientific programme in which Dr Vijay Jaiswal, Dr Hamid Ashraf, Dr Jamal Ahmad, Dr Anurag Bajpai, Dr Ashima Dabas, Dr Anju Seth and Dr Vikas Mehrotra delivered lectures.
Dr Neha Parveen and Dr Ayesha Asrar ul Haq conducted the inaugural session.
Public Relations Office
Aligarh Muslim University
Related PicturesAMU VC Prof Tariq Mansoor addressing the inaugural function of CME at Dept of Pediatrics
PVC Prof M H Beg addressing the inaugural function of CME at Dept of Pediatrics
Prof Farzana K Beg addressing the inaugural function of CME at Dept of Pediatrics