Amritsar 28 April 2013 (Bharat Sandesh News):- Sri Guru Ram Das Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, Sri Amritsar hosted 8th annual conference of State level of Indian Association of Preventive & Social Medicine was organized by Deptt. of Community Medicine, Sri Guru Ram Das Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, Vallah, Amritsar.
More than 300 delegates attended the conference which included the Faculty of State Medical Colleges, and specialist working in health services. The theme of the conference was ‘ Lifestyle & Hypertension’.
The Chief Guest of the conference was Dr. Tejbir Singh, Director Medical Education & Research, Punjab and Past President of the Association. S. Joginder Singh Ji, Secretary SGRD Hospital Trust was Guest of Honour.
In the inaugural session, Dr. Priyanka Devgun welcomed the guests and delegates, Dr.S.S. Deppti briefly put forward the report of I.A.P.S.M (Pb.) Chapter and spoke about the theme of W.H.O.
Dr. Geeta Sharma spoke about the relevance of the theme in the modern time. S. Joginder Singh and Dr. Bhatia also expressed the views. Dr. Tejbir Singh, in his presidential address said the lifestyle diseases are due to demographic transition. In the key note address Dr. Rajesh Kumar, Prof. & Head School of Public Health, P.G.I, Chandigarh, expressed his concern with longevity of the population and decrease in death rate but minimal awareness about lifestyle.
During the conference scientific session, papers were presented by Dr. Shavinder Singh from C.M.C Ludhiana, Dr. Preeti Padda, G.G.S Medical College, Faridkot, Dr. Rajinder Singh G.M.C Patiala, Dr. Mohan Lal from G.M.C Amritsar, Dr. Sita Sharma Consultant Obs & Gynae, Fortis & Dr. Gurinder Mohan, Prof. & Head Medicine deptt. SGRDIMSAR and others.
A Panel discussion was also organized to discuss the various aspects related to hypertension such as Yoga, Nutritiion, Nursing Care, non-pharmacological measures etc. Where the expert speakers were Dr. Karanjit Singh D.H.S (Pb.), Dr. S.S. Deepti, Dr. Sahil Adlakha, Mrs. Parvez Saini and Ms. Guljeet Kaur. A poster competition was also organized on the theme among the undergraduate MBBS students and the winners were awarded.
The function was also graced by Dr. Geeta Sharma, Director Principal, SGRDIMSAR, Amritsar, Dr.S.S. Deepti Sec. General of I.A.P.S.M (Pb.) Chapter, Dr. K.S. Bhatia Member P.M.C, Dr. Priyanka Devgun, Organizing Chairperson and Head of Deptt. Community Medicine, Dr.A.P Singh, Dr. Harpreet Kaur, S. Amandeep Singh and number of other renowned doctors from the medical professions.