With the recent advances in infection control practices and emerging trends in health care, the departments of Medicine and Microbiology of Punjab Institute of Medical Sciences jointly organized CME on Infectious Diseases on 13th May 2015.
Eminent speakers from various institutions across the country were invited to discuss topics of common interest .The aim of the CME was to apprise the audience with latest advancements in the subject. The scientific programme was inaugurated with lighting of lamp by Resident Director, PIMS. The kick start of the first session was with a talk on “current concepts of management of sepsis” by Dr. Rajesh Mahajan, Professor in Medicine, DMC, Ludhiana. Followed by “latest update on H1N1 Influenza” by Dr. Pushpa, Professor & Head, Microbiology, GMC, Amristar. After a short refreshing tea break, Dr. Vivek Nangia, Pulmonologist, Fortis Hospital, Delhi shared his views on “use of antibiotics in ICU”. Dr. Ashish Bhalla, Professor in Medicine, PGI, Chandigarh demonstrated how a complicated case of Malaria can be managed. Further the CME was taken forward by Dr. Sheevani, Professor, Microbiology, PIMS regarding the “Investigatory tests to rely in Dengue”. Dr. Amarjit Singh Vij, Professor, Medicine, PIMS shared his ideas on “latest trends in diagnosis of Pyrexia of unknown origin (PUO)” followed by the presentation on “increasing resistance of the antibiotics and narrowing therapeutics in the management of Typhoid” by Dr. Jaspal Kaur, Associate Professor, Microbiology, PIMS. Subsequently, the session intensified with a case discussion on “Amoebic Brain Abcess” conducted by Dr. Mohd. Younis Shah Professor, Medicine, PIMS. The conference ended with a valedictory function arranged by PIMS host departments.