As part of Continued Medical Education (CME), focused to create awareness and provide insight in new advances in Gastrointestinal (GI) Surgery Department of Surgical Gastroenterology at SKIMS conducted a scientific program-“ Case Capsules in GI surgery” at SKIMS auditorium on Thursday.
Former Director & Ex-officio Secretary to government and presently Vice President National Board of Examinations Professor Dr S Jalal was the Chief Guest and inaugurated the program. Stressing for collective approach he said, “We should shun individualism and must have collective goal. People with better ideas face resistance but we must stand by virtue and deliver with commitment for better patient care system.”
Director SKIMS and Ex-officio secretary to government, Dr Showkat A Zaragar appreciated the contribution of Dr Jalal for the institute. He said “department of surgical department has come up well and evolved as one of the best centre at SKIMS despite odds.” He further added, that today’s program is of great educational value and will benefit the students.
HOD Surgical Gastroenterology Professor Omar Javed Shah in his welcome address said that the department is busy in providing optimal treatment to the needy patients. “Every effort is being made to centralize various advanced procedures so that the multidisciplinary treatment team develops substantial expertise in the management of such patients,” he said adding “This concept of volume output relationship is vital to the development of ‘Centre of Excellence’ and the administration stands firmly behind achieving this goal.”
During the event three scientific sessions were held. In which papers on critical subjects were presented by Faculty and Post-doctoral students of SKIMS.
It is pertinent to mention that the department of Surgical Gastroenterology is world over recognized as one of the leading centers in India involved in portal hypertension and pancreatic surgeries.