National Seminar on Health Management
Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences (SIHS), Symbiosis International University, organised a two-day national seminar on Hospital/Healthcare Management, Medico- Legal Systems and Clinical Research on May 4 and 5. Dr Rajiv Yeravdekar, director, SIHS and dean, FOHS, in his inaugural address stressed the need for such seminars where eminent personalities from government and private sectors share their expertise with the senior and novice health care professionals. The chief guest of the seminar and the vice chancellor, SIU, Dr Bhushan Patwardhan, stressed on the importance of health for each individual and termed it as an active process in which each individual must participate as health is something that goes much beyond medicine.
Asthma Check-up Camp
On May 2, World Asthma Day, GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Limited (GSK) held asthma check-up camps in around 20 cities across the country. Spirometry and peak flow monitoring were conducted at the camps. The asthma check-up camps were conducted by respiratory specialty doctors. Research shows that asthma runs in families. When one or both parents have asthma, a child is more likely to develop it, too. This is known as genetic susceptibility. However, environmental factors also contribute to it, and asthma requires long-term care and monitoring.
Two-day Endourology Conference
The Urological Society of India, Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS) and city-based Ace Hospital have jointly organised a conference, Endourology 2012, on May 12 and 13. "The conference will be held at Devang Mehta Auditorium of Persistent Systems on Senapati Bapat road," informed Dr Suresh Patankar, director of Ace Hospital. The conference will focus on new developments in the field of Endourology. The idea is to inform the students of medical sciences and young urologists about the emerging technologies in this field, which are used especially in laparoscopic surgery of kidney and curing prostate enlargement. Academic seminars and demonstrations of surgeries will be held during this two-day conference, said Dr Patankar.
World Red Cross Day
As part of the celebrations for World Red Cross Day, held on May 8, the Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS), Pune District branch, is aiming to provide free of cost training for youngsters. The training will be imparted in the fields of first aid, disaster management and social service activities to youngsters above the age of 18. This is in keeping with the theme of the International Red Cross, which is, Youth on the Move. In addition, they held a free paediatric medical check