THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: It is not just an exhibition, but an endless possibility for a real experience of travelling through the various facets of modern medicine.
Medex 2017, a first-of-its-kind artistic and comprehensive medical exhibition, to open today at the Thiruvananthapuram Medical College is a travelogue from cell to brain.
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will inaugurate Medex 2017, that is touted to be one of the biggest healthcare carnivals. The exhibition has been arranged on 2 lakh sq ft area at Medical college campus.
The exhibition is jointly organised by the University of Health Sciences (KUHS) and the Students Union of KUHS and Thiruvananthapuram Medical College. The exhibition will also be part of the 65th Anniversary celebrations of the host Government Medical College.
Elaborating on the practice and science behind modern day health care, the exhibition will showcase more than 1,000 exhibits depicting normal to pathological variants, original specimen of diseases, animation and videos, medical illustrations and posters, virtual and augmented reality shows, mega walk-ins and interactive learning devices. The specimen will reveal the original human body and its internal organs, disease patterns, Sonological and Microscopic views and artefacts used in forensic sciences. Walk-ins include the human organ systems, replicas of operation theatres, intensive care units, transplantation units and forensic scenes.
The molecular world of cells, Genetics will also be presented through quality 3 D Animations. There would also be a series of talks that will witness prominent medical practitioners.
A theme-based expo, it shows how life evolved. It also shows the development of medicine, its present, and its future, covering areas such as physiology, pharmacology, community medicine, pathology and latest bionic arm and robotic technology. Another attraction is the section that gives details about forensic medicine. The Forensic Medicine Department has come up with how it helps solving crimes with the prime focus on the Soumya case. A model of the train is displayed, giving details on the case and how forensic medicine helped solve the case.
An elaborate model of a huge eye is another attraction that helps one get an idea on how signal transmission through the brain helps turn the inverted image one sees into the an erect image.
Equipment and live specimen of various departments will be also displayed. Besides this, replicas of operation theatres and a virtual reality box will also be exhibited to give the viewer a three-dimensional experience. The visitors can also have experience of the live surgeries that are being performed at the Medical College. The month-long exhibition will come to a close on January 31.