CME on ENT & Ophthalmology and Installation Ceremony

of President and Office bearers for 2019-21

Date – 19th May 2019

The first ever combined CME on ENT and OPHTHALMOLOGY took place in PCMC. About 180 delegates registered for this one day CME. The scientific knowledge of delegates was enriched with eminent faculty who gave interesting talks and presentations.

Dr. Ritesh Kakrania started the scientific session with a lucid presentation on Approach to a patient with Red Eye. Hearing loss is a common scenario in day-to-day practice and Dr. Rajeev Yande presented some facts, causes of hearing loss, standard treatment and newer advances in treatment protocols. Dr. Sushil Muthiyan presented the evolution of cataract surgery in a simplified manner and gave an excellent video demonstration. A complicated and life-threatening problem of nasal bleeding (epistaxis) was expertly presented by Dr. Santosh Latkar with case discussions from his daily practice.

The CME was inaugurated by chief guest Respected Dr. Shivkumar Utture, President MMC with Dr. Avinash Bhondve, President-Elect, Maharashtra State, Dr. Suhas Pingale, Secretary Maharashtra State, Dr. Mangesh Pate, President, Hospital Board, Dr. Ashok Tambe, Dr. Dilip Sarda, Member MMC in the presence of IMA office bearers.

The Installation ceremony of President and Office bearers of IMA-PCB for 2019-21 took place in the presence of these IMA STATE OFFICE stalwarts. The ceremony commenced with the IMA prayer, salute to the IMA flag and traditional lamp lighting. Our Hon. Patron Dr. Dilip Kamat gave a brief history of IMA-PCB, its inception and growth. This was followed by a detailed Secretarial report about IMA activities and events by outgoing Secretary 2017-19, Dr. Sanjeev Datye. Outgoing president Dr. Sanjay Devadhar expressed his heartfelt thanks to his entire team for their support and work during his tenure. He introduced our new Incoming President Dr. Suhas Mate. Transfer of medallion took place amongst thunderous applause for the new President, who enjoys a fantastic rapport with the IMA fraternity. During his inaugural speech as President, Dr. Suhas Mate briefly outlined his vision and ideas for his term and introduced his new office bearers for 2019-21.

The official bulletin of IMA-PCB, Spandan, was released on the occasion by the dignitaries on the dais. Editorial board members, Dr. Santosh Latkar, Dr. Maya Bhalerao, Dr. Manisha Doiphode and Dr. Archana Jadhav were present. They spoke briefly about the ideology of Spandan and appealed to the audience to contribute intellectually and financially towards the publication.

Dr. Mangesh Pate guided the delegates about the Bombay Nursing Home Act and its provisions with special reference to issues faced by hospital owners, fire safety and the reason for lack of qualified nursing resource. Dr. Avinash Bhondve and Chief guest, Dr. Shivkumar Utture related incidences on how IMA members have been instrumental in policy decision making for the welfare of doctors and the community. It was reassuring to know that there are such stalwarts as state office bearers. The inauguration and installation ceremony concluded with a vote of thanks by new General Secretary Dr. Sudhir Bhalerao.

The post-lunch session was delivered by none other than Opthalmology legend Dr. Shreekant Kelkar. He spoke on Diabetic Retinopathy and stressed the importance of eye care and periodic 6 monthly screening for diabetic patients. Dr. Ramesh Rohiwal, past IMA President (Aurangabad) took the audience into the spinning world of Vertigo, its treatment, prevention and subtle vertiginous signs. Anesthesia is complex, challenging and technically demanding in ENT and OPTHALMOLOGY. Dr. Maya Bhalerao, Consultant anaesthesiologist and WDW (IMA PCB) Chairman, enlightened the audience about newer technology, drugs and skills needed, which can be a boon for surgeons, especially with elderly ophthalmology patients. The chairperson for each session gave a brief summary after each presentation.

Watering of the eyes and epiphora leading to dacryocystitis, a very irritating symptom, was discussed in length during the panel discussion on DCR-The Combined Approach. Dr. Sudhir Bhalerao moderated the discussion with panelists Dr. Jagdish Shrikhande, Dr. Nitin Ghogare, Dr. Vinod Shinde and Dr. Vaishali Bafna.
Organising Secretary Dr. Prakash Rokade declared the conclusion of the CME with his vote of thanks.