Even the kids are not safe from kidney ailments, August 03, 2006

Even kids are not safe from kidney ailments

CME programme held in Vashi to create awareness

Priya Jayakumar. Vashi

The Navi Mumbai Surgical Society and the city branch of the Indian Academy of Paediatrics hosted a Continuing Medical Education (CME) programme on Wednesday, to bring about awareness about Paediatric Urology. It is a speciality, which deals with kidney surgery in children. The event was held at Abbott Hotel where specialist doctors from across the metro participated.

Total 105 doctors including Paediatricians, General Surgeons, Paediatric Surgeons, Paediatric Nephrologists and Urologists were present for the seminar from across Mumbai and Navi Mumbai. Dr. A K Singal, Pediatric surgeon & Pediatric Urologist, Assistant Professor of Paediatric Surgery, Dept of Paediatric Surgery, MGM Medical College and Hospital, Navi Mumbai said that the main intention behind organising such a talk was to bring about an awareness regarding Paediatric Urology and how to diagnose this disease. He claimed that this is the first such meet in Navi Mumbai.

The key speaker for the day was Dr. V R Jayanthi, Pediatric Urologist &Assistant Professor, Paediatric Urology, from Ohio State University, USA who spoke about urinary infections in children. He is especially known for his work in Antenatal hydronephrosis, Vesicoureteral reflux, Single stage Hypospadias repairs and Laparoscopic Paediatric Urology. He also showed videos on laparoscopy in Paediatric Urology surgery on children to make the doctors aware of the surgery, not done by many in city. "We want to start laparoscopy in Paediatric Urology surgery here," said Singal.

The other two speakers were Dr V V S S Chandrasekharam, a kidney surgeon in children from Hyderabad and Singal. There was an interactive session after each speech, where the doctors discussed on various issues, and resolved each other's queries.

 

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The Navi Mumbai Surgical Society and city branch of Indian Academy of Paediatrics hosted CME programme on Wednesday to create awareness about Paediatric Urology

 The event was held at Abbott Hotel, where specialist doctors from across the metro participated 



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