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Two-day Medical Meet Ends

The two-day Amrita Endocrinology, Diabetes & Diabetic Foot Conference (AEDFC-2014) concluded at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS) here on Saturday.

Published: 22nd June 2014 08:40 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd June 2014 08:40 AM   |  A+A-

KOCHI: The two-day Amrita Endocrinology, Diabetes & Diabetic Foot Conference (AEDFC-2014) concluded at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS) here on Saturday.

Proper interpretation of thyroid function tests and the role of new ultrasound machine in early detection of thyroid cancer, were the themes discussed at the meet.

Various innovative diabetic foot surgeries were presented by surgeons from different parts of the country, and some from the US. Dr Arun Menon spoke on the common problems of thinning of bone- Osteoporosis- and how it should be detected and treated early by the use of Dexa scans.

Dr Saritha Sekhar, Dr Arun Bal, Dr Mangalanandan and Dr P K Jabbar were among those who presented papers at the conference.

The meeting saw interactive sessions and workshops, with the participation of top-quality national and international faculty.

Focus was on practical topics including update for surgeons and diabetic foot specialists, evaluation and management of diabetic foot infections, charcot foot, therapeutic footwear and dressing materials, lower limb prosthesis, management of diabetes, obesity and osteoporosis.

The two-day conference was attended by around 200 delegates from various countries across the globe.

The guest faculty included eminent podiatric Surgeon from the US, Dr Stephanie Wu.

Dr Prem Nair, medical director, Dr Harish Kumar, Head Of Department Endocrinology Department, Dr Arun S Menon, Dr Vasantha Nair, Dr R Vijayakumar, Dr Arun Bal and Dr Ajitkumar Varma spoke at the Amrita Endocrinology, Diabetes & Diabetic Foot Conference.



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