SAS Nagar :
The Dr BR Ambedkar State Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS), Mohali in association with the Indian Rheumatology Association hosted an International CME, ‘the Rheumatology Update 2023’. With over 30 faculty members and 125 delegates attending from all corners of India, this conference proved to be a pivotal gathering of some of the brightest minds in the field.
Dr Sandeep Puri, Principal of DMC Ludhiana and the Dean of the Faculty of Medical Sciences at BFUHS attended as the Chief Guest. Notable faculty included Prof. Aman Sharma, President-Elect of the Indian Rheumatology Association, who was the Guest of Honour for the event, Dr. Binit Vaidya, Director, of the National Center for Rheumatology, Nepal emphasizing the importance of regional collaboration and the exchange of ideas.
Furthermore, notable figures like Dr. Varun Dhir from PGIMER, Dr. Bimlesh Dhar, Dr. Suvrat Arya and Dr. Aarti Sharma from Delhi, Dr. Chanaveerappa from JIPMER, Dr. Bonnie Ambujam from Mohali, and others shared their expertise and experiences with the enthusiastic audience.
The conference provided a platform for a diverse range of insights and research in the field of rheumatology. Notably, the program included multiple sessions with a focus on delivering the most up-to-date and practical knowledge to the attendees. These sessions encompassed a wide spectrum of topics including Rheumatoid Arthritis and its various aspects, SLE, Vasculitis, etc.
Over 15 scientific papers were presented by experts and postgraduate students from various institutes across India. These presentations delved into the latest advancements, breakthroughs, and emerging trends in the field, ensuring that conference attendees remained at the forefront of knowledge and practice in this ever-evolving field.
Participants were thrilled to have had an esteemed gathering of rheumatology professionals. The conference provided a platform for the exchange of cutting-edge knowledge and fostered collaboration that will undoubtedly drive the field forward and streamline the approach to the common complaint of joint pains often encountered in the outpatient settings in our region.
Dr Ashish Jindal, the Organizing Secretary for the event expressed satisfaction with the participation and confirmed that the Department of Medicine at AIMS Mohali will continue to organize similar events to improve and standardize clinical care. He said that the conference concluded on a high note, leaving attendees inspired and better equipped to address the challenges and opportunities in the ever-evolving field of rheumatology.