HCit Consultant (www.hcitconsultant.com) Launches Onsite 3 day Advanced Workshops in HL7

In an interview on 20th Jan 2011, David Blumenthal, MD, Chair of the Office of the National Coordinator stated “We are 'on track' for meaningful use goals” (1). This accelerated push for EMRs along with the need for interoperability has galvanized the need for a large number of resources trained in HL7, states Dr Lavanian Dorairaj, CEO HCit Consultant(HCitC), (www.hcitconsultant.com) an entity that, amongst other activities, focuses on advanced training in HL7. Anticipating this requirement we began planning almost a year back, for a course that would turn raw IT resources into HL7 implementation experts, he added. Dr Lavanian explained, “Understanding the difficulties faced by IT companies, we designed the workshop to be carried out at the company’s premises and as per their requested dates, irrespective of it being a Sunday or a holiday. The 3 and 5 day workshops were designed be so hands-on that by the end of the workshop, resources would be able to read, analyse and write HL7 messages”. The workshops went public in November 2010 and within a month were snapped up by top IT companies. Dr Lavanian went on record to state that he was elated, surprisingly not by the success of the workshop, which was expected, but by the confidence of the resources who found it incredible that they could actually implement HL7 solutions with just 3 days of training. It goes to prove that, he said, if a course is well designed, successful results are the natural outcome. The USPs of the course, Dr Lavanian elaborated, were: • Training on V2.6 at the client premises and at their convenience, anywhere in the world • 3 or 5 day intense workshop • Hands on training • One-to-one style of training • Class of 10 trainees only, to ensure personalized attention • Specially designed training methodology to put trainees at ease and help slow learners • Assurance that the resources would read, understand, analyse and write HL7 messages by the end of the course • Training on popular real-world HL7 tools • Good introduction to HL7 V3 • One full session on the HL7 V2.6 international certification exam requirements • Certification by HCitC Seeing the trend HCitC now expects a sizeable number of companies to take advantage of these HL7 training workshops. To make the process easier HCitC has even enabled online payments. Interested readers may visit www.hcitconsultant.com for further details.



Masters degree program in Emergency Medicine

Dear Medical Community,

Emergency Medicine is a relatively new specialty within medicine that is expanding at a phenomenal pace through out the globe.

Within the international community, leaders in medicine, health economics, public health and government have recognized the need to develop systems that respond to acute medical and surgical emergencies, and emergency medicine is the unique discipline and independent specialty with a unique body of knowledge to respond to these life-threatening events.

Many countries have already recognised the specialty of emergency medicine and offer specific training programs to develop a cadre of physicians with the knowledge and skills to care for patients presenting with emergent medical problems.

It gives me immense pleasure to inform you that the Ronald Reagan Institute of Emergency Medicine (RRIEM) at the George Washington University, USA has partnered with the medical faculty at Moolchand Hospital for a 3-year Post Graduate Program in Emergency Medicine.

This is a great opportunity to interested medical graduates for this esteemed course.

Please feel free to contact ([email protected]) me for any further information.

Last date for admission is 30 Sept 10

Thanks and Regards,

Dr. Gayatri Mahindroo
Moolchand Medcity
Lajpat Nagar III, New Delhi 110 024

www.moolchandhealthcare.com



Special Issue on Management of Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) in Children

India Pediatrics August 2010 : Special Issue on Management of Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) in Children

Dear Colleague, We would like to update you about an important Public Health Nutrition Issue. Severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in children is recognized as a major underlying cause of death amongst under-five children. Mortality rates in SAM children are nine times higher than those in well-nourished children. Severe acute malnutrition kills children by increasing the case fatality rate in children suffering from common illnesses such as diarrhea and pneumonia. These deaths are preventable provided timely and appropriate actions are taken. According to National Family Health Survey-III, conducted during 2005-2006 in India, 6.4% of children below 60 months of age were suffering from this malady (weight-for-height less than –3SD). With the current estimated total population of India as 1100 million, it is expected that there would be about 132 million under-five children and amongst these about 6.4% or 8.1 million are likely to be suffering from SAM. With the emergence of home based management approach for SAM children, which includes the use of Therapeutic Nutrition (TN) as part of Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT), it is possible to address this issue in a cost-effective manner. More than 85 % of total SAM cases are without medical complications and can be identified through active case finding in community to be successfully managed at the home level. Global evidence suggests that with integrated management of SAM children, case fatality rates can be reduced to less than 5 percent. Short-term therapeutic nutrition for 6-8 weeks is an integral component of home-based management of SAM. There is an urgent need to develop an indigenous preparation of therapeutic nutrition in the country and operationalize the community management of SAM. In view of the importance of the subject, Indian Pediatrics has brought out a Special Issue (August 2010) on Severe Acute Malnutrition, which deliberates in detail on the global and national evidence relating to pertinent issues on this subject. Following the detailed deliberations, a consensus statement was formulated by the participants to influence policy. We have great pleasure in enclosing a copy of this special issue for updating you about the recent developments in this subject. It is hoped that you will find this publication useful. If you need any clarifications, please do not hesitate to contact us. Umesh Kapil Professor Public Health Nutrition, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi 110 029; E-mail: umeshkapil (at) yahoo.com Prof. H.P.S. Sachdev Department of Pediatrics and Clinical Epidemiology, Sitaram Bhartia Institute of Science and Research, B-16, Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi 110 016, India. E-mail: hpssachdev (at) gmail.com. http://indianpediatrics.net/



Exclusive Healthcare Management Magazine

Hi, At last there is an exclusive magazine for Healthcare Management in India. Thought I will share it with you.

Please click - www.healthbizindia.com and login. It's free.

P.S.- You may want to look up my article in the Strategy section.

Regards, Vivek Shukla Principal- Healthcare Business Consulting Vivek Shukla and Associates www.vivekshukla.com



[Info] Professional Diploma In Clinical Research 10/09/2010

Dear Professional,

Clinical Research industry in India is growing rapidly and the country is projected to conduct nearly 5% of all global clinical trials in next 5 years. Being a sunrise industry it is offering exciting career avenues along with an accelerated growth path. The professional growth in this field has been exceptional and more number of personnel are opting it as a preferred career option.

You can also explore this growing industry by participating in "Professional Diploma in Clinical Research (PDCR®)" and thereby becoming a Certified Clinical Research Professional. PDCR® is a skill development program with a primary focus on Drug development and clinical trial processes, Good Clinical Practices (GCP) guidelines and Drug regulatory affairs etc.

The highlights of PDCR® program are as follows: 1. Optimal Duration: 6 months (no need to wait for years to acquire a basic training in clinical research) 2. Ease of Training and Evaluation: Purely through correspondence (training can be obtained along with other commitments. Assignment based evaluation, no written examination 3. Optimal Course Fee: Rs. 8000 (DD in favor of Catalyst Clinical Services Pvt. Ltd. payable at Delhi) 4. Wide recognition and acceptance of the program throughout the clinical research industry making it India's largest clinical research training program 5. Last Date of Enrolment : 10th October 2010

Please visit the link below to download the Information Brochure and Application Form. Our placement assistance can also be viewed on the same link, http://www.catalystclinicalservices.com/Pages/PDCR.htm

You can also read an interesting article "India's increasingly important role in clinical research" at http://blog.gobalto.com/2010/05/05/52-perspectives-indias-increasingly-important-role-in-clinical-research/

Please feel free to contact us for any further assistance.

Wishing you success in all endeavors Team Catalyst India's Largest Clinical Research Training Providers ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Catalyst Clinical Services Pvt. Ltd. 119, State Bank Colony, G.T. Karnal Road, Delhi - 110 009. Ph: +91-11-42384005, 27466248 Email: [email protected]



Training Opportunities for Researchers in India located in Gujarat State

University of South Florida (USF) -AIDS International Training and Research Program (AITRP) have developed a multidisciplinary training programs to train Indian scientists and support staff who, at the completion of their training, will be prepared to develop and implement investigator initiated research and training projects in India, as well as to perform capably in collaborations with scientists in India and the US. The skills and contacts developed through these training programs will greatly facilitate future partnerships with US investigators

Now Accepting Intermediate Training Applications

The USF-India AITRP Program in Adolescent HIV/AIDS Training is now accepting applications for Intermediate Training in Clinical Investigation. This training program will begin in August 2010 and is conducted entirely online over 4 semesters through distance learning with the University of South Florida.

Requirements:

The candidate should have an active interest in the field HIV/AIDS research. The cost of training will be covered by the USF AITRP.

Please contact Nicole Crawford at [email protected] for any questions or clarifications and to obtain an application form.



The Sunfeast World 10K run Bangalore 2010

The Sunfeast World 10K Bangalore 2010 will be in May this year. The event also allows participants to raise funds for a charity they support ( just like the Mumbai Marathon). There could be around 50-60 NGOs. Freedom Foundation has registered to participate as a charity again this year, making us eligible to fund raise through the event participants.

The Event

Mostly mid May, 2010, Date not decided. (post May 12). Usually on Sat/Sun.

There are 4 categories of races World 10k - 10 km- professional athletes ( Rs. 500 entry) Open 10k - 10 km- amateurs, anyone above 15yrs (Rs.500 entry) Majja Run - 5.7 km - anyone (Rs.300) Senior Citizens - 5.7 km (Rs.300) Wheel Chair -5.7 (Rs.300)

How Funds Are Raised Participants can raise funds for an NGO using an appeal page on the Bangalore Cares website that allows online donations and mentions a description of NGO & contact details.This can be circulated to raise funds through friends, well wishers. The idea is to get your friends to support your run and donate to your cause. They fund your run. You then donate the funds collected to the NGO by end of April.

Runners can also raise donations offline if they use the pledge forms (which can be downloaded) to record donations/contact details. This is for us to submit a report to Bangalore Cares and to issue receipts to donors later. More details (here). More will be announced by the organisers soon. So please visit the Sunfeast World 10k or Bangalore Cares website.

Freedom Foundation & Sunfeast World 10K This is the second year of participation. Last year some corporate volunteers raised funds for Freedom Foundation. This year some of them will support us again. Some of us staff will be running as well. But we could use all the help we can get.

If you or colleagues or friends wish to run for Freedom Foundation & raise funds do let me know. You can register March 10 onwards but try to register within that week. The events usually gets over subscribed within 2-3 weeks. Regards Jeeno P. Jacob

Executive - Communications & Fund Raising Freedom Foundation |Mob: 91-9886399748 | www.thefreedomfoundation.org | Karnataka | Andhra Pradesh | Tamil Nadu | Goa |Head Office -180, Hennur Cross, Bangalore, Karnataka, India - 560043 | Tel: 080-25435231/32/27 |



The "Journal of Serendipitous and Unexpected Results

http://www.jsur.org/

"The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new
    discoveries, is not 'Eureka!', but 'That's funny&'" -Isaac Asimov
 

Successful research often leads through reasonable yet unsuccessful approaches and unexpected discoveries. Indeed the history of science is rife with examples of important discoveries arising from such results. In particular, two of today's most fruitful areas of research, computational sciences and life sciences, have no major venues in which such intermediate results can be discussed. It is our belief that a forum for and dialogue on serendipitous and unexpected results in these areas will provide valuable insight and inform modern research practices.

The Journal of Serendipitous and Unexpected Results (JSUR) is an open-access forum for researchers seeking to further scientific discovery by sharing surprising or unexpected results. These results should provide guidance toward the verification (or negation) of extant hypotheses. JSUR has two branches, one focusing on computational sciences and the other on the life sciences. JSUR submissions include, but are not limited to, short communications of recent research results, full-length papers, review articles or opinion pieces. Submit your work! See our mission statementcontribution types, and guidelines for submission.



How can participation in sports be increased?

Amitabh Thakur (IPS), a Karmayog member, has just been elected the Chairman of the Uttar Pradesh Kho-kho Association. (Read his email at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/karmayog/message/59540)

Kho Kho is one of the most popular traditional sports in India (it is played by teams of twelve players who try to avoid being touched by members of the opposing team). Vidyadhar Date, in his November 22 article in the Economic and Political Weekly, says that "The competitive frenzy for winning in sports has been fuelled by aggressive marketing. Society is now turning sportspeople into super-brands. Ordinary people, however, are denied elementary sports facilities and are reduced to being mere viewers of events on television." Please email suggestions to us for Mr. Thakur and others (govt. officials, teachers, parents, coaches, etc.) a) to encourage participation in various sports (including modification of government policies) b) ideas reg. kho-kho itself c) your own experience regarding the difficulty of pursuing a sport that you liked Regards,

Vinay www.karmayog.org -- game-changers

PS: a) 150 thoughtful suggestions and views for UID - India's Unique Identity Project at www.karmayog.org/uid b) you can now announce Events via www.karmayog.in/events



10th International Rhinoplasty and cosmetic Facial surgery workshop , Bangkok, Thailand

10th International Rhinoplasty and cosmetic Facial surgery workshop , Bangkok, Thailand

Date: 27th to 30th October 2010 Facial Plastic Center Indore is organizing a workshop on Rhinoplasty and Aesthetic Facial Surgery .There will be, lectures and video presentations on various Rhinoplasty Techniques, Hair Transplant, lasers in facial plastic surgery Botox Injection techniques, Face lift etc- Course Director PROF. DR.B.BASER International Guest Faculty- Mr. Guy S Kenyon, FRCS Senior consultant Whip cross University Hospital, London, Dr. P-O Haraldsson MD, PhD, Associate Professor Karolinska University Hospital,Stockholm,Sweden

Workshop Registration fee US$250 BEFORE 30TH March and$400 after that Please see special Workshop Travel package for Indian delegates For details contact Organizing Secretaries Dr.Divya [email protected] Cell no.09820003680 Dr.Bachi Hathiram - [email protected] Cell no-09323699192 All payment is by demand draft in favor of Seagull tours and travels, payable at Mumbai D/D AND COMPLETED Registration form to be mailed to Dr.B. Baser ENT& Facial plastic surgery Centre 9/2 Manoramaganj, street No. 5, Indore 452001, India Tel-91-731-2496038, 4064080, Cell-91-09926564080 [email protected], Those who wish to pay by Credit card can contact Mr Ajith Augustine Tel +919820182959 ,email [email protected] website-www.cosmeticrhinoplastyindia.com Special workshop Travel and accommodation package Tentative Program me Day 1. Arrival early morning at Bangkok and transfer to grand sukhmit Hotel By luxurious coach. On the way our guide will brief all about Thailand and Bangkok in particular. Upon arrival at the hotel you will have a breakfast followed by the check in and rest for a while. 1300 hrs we will have Lunch and will proceed for Bangkok city tour. We will be back by 1900 hrs and will have the dinner. Then rest for the day Day 2. Morning breakfast and after that full day workshop. Tea break at 11.00 lunches at 1300 second tea break at 1600 evening 1900 Day 3. Morning breakfast and full day conference. Tea break at 11.00 lunch at 1300 second tea break at 16 A beautiful chaopraya cruise with on board entertainment which includes dinner

Day4. Morning breakfast and 11am transfers to city centre for shopping (complimentary) 1400 return to hotel and check out and proceed to airport Special conference package For Early birds (Before 30th March) is 39500/- per head on twin sharing basis and Rs 46500/ after that Spouses-Rs 36500/ before 30th March and 43500/after that (conditions apply) Package includes Workshop Registration Fee airfare, visa, Hotel stay, insurance, and all mentioned in the itinerary, Delegates over 65 years of age will need to take their own insurance. Departures-EX Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, & Kolkatta All correspondence to be mailed at Dr.Brajendra Baser, 9/2 Manoramaganj, street No. 5, Indore 452001, India Tel-91-731-2496038, 4064080, Cell-91-09926564080 [email protected], website- www.cosmeticrhinoplastyindia.com

Registration form

Name- Date of Birth Qualifications Address-

Email- Mobile No Passport No- Date and place of issue (Only Indian passport Holders, having valid passport with minimum 6 months validity from day of departure are eligible) Cheque /D.D-To be drawn in favor of Seagull tours and travel payable at Mumbai No- Amount Bank details and date of issue Cheque /d.d along with registration form should be mailed to

Dr.Brajendra Baser, course director 9/2 Manoramaganj, street No. 5, Indore 452001, India Refund policy 1) Cancellation charges before 1st June 2010, 2o% of the package cost 2) Cancellation till 15th July 30% of the package cost 3) Cancellation after 15th July-No refund

I agree to abide by the rules and regulation set by the Travel agency /Organizers

Signature Date



Rhinoplasty workshop Bangkok,Thailand

10th Rhinoplasty and cosmetic Facial surgery workshop 2010 Date: 2 7th to 30th October 2010 Venue- Hotel Grand Sukhmit, Bangkok, Thailand Facial Plastic Center Indore is organizing a workshop on Rhinoplasty and Aesthetic Facial Surgery .There will be, lectures and video presentations on various Rhinoplasty Techniques, Hair Transplant, lasers in facial plastic surgery Botox Injection techniques, Face lift etc- Course Director PROF. DR.B.BASER Workshop Registration fee US$250 BEFORE 30TH March and$400 after that Please see special Workshop Travel package for Indian delegates For details contact Organizing Secretaries Dr.Divya [email protected] Cell no.09820003680 Dr.Bachi Hathiram - [email protected] Cell no-09323699192 All payment is by demand draft in favor of Seagull tours and travels, payable at Mumbai D/D AND COMPLETED Registration form to be mailed to Dr.B. Baser ENT& Facial plastic surgery Centre 9/2 Manoramaganj, street No. 5, Indore 452001, India Tel-91-731-2496038, 4064080, Cell-91-09926564080 [email protected], website-www.cosmeticrhinoplastyindia.com Special workshop Travel and accommodation package Tentative Program me Day 1. Arrival early morning at Bangkok and transfer to grand sukhmit Hotel By luxurious coach. On the way our guide will brief all about Thailand and Bangkok in particular. Upon arrival at the hotel you will have a breakfast followed by the check in and rest for a while. 1300 hrs we will have Lunch and will proceed for Bangkok city tour. We will be back by 1900 hrs and will have the dinner. Then rest for the day Day 2. Morning breakfast and after that full day workshop. Tea break at 11.00 lunches at 1300 second tea break at 1600 evening 1900 Day 3. Morning breakfast and full day conference. Tea break at 11.00 lunch at 1300 second tea break at 16 A beautiful chaopraya cruise with on board entertainment which includes dinner

Day4. Morning breakfast and 11am transfers to city centre for shopping (complimentary) 1400 return to hotel and check out and proceed to airport Special conference package For Early birds (Before 30th March) is 39500/- per head on twin sharing basis and Rs 46500/ after that Spouses-Rs 36500/ before 30th March and 43500/after that (conditions apply) Package includes Workshop Registration Fee airfare, visa, Hotel stay, insurance, and all mentioned in the itinerary, Delegates over 65 years of age will need to take their own insurance. All correspondence to be mailed at Dr.Brajendra Baser, 9/2 Manoramaganj, street No. 5, Indore 452001, India Tel-91-731-2496038, 4064080, Cell-91-09926564080 [email protected], website- www.cosmeticrhinoplastyindia.com

Registration form

Name- Date of Birth Qualifications Address-

Email- Mobile No Passport No- Date and place of issue (Only Indian passport Holders, having valid passport with minimum 6 months validity from day of departure are eligible) Cheque /D.D-To be drawn in favor of Seagull tours and travels payable at Mumbai No- Amount Bank details and date of issue Cheque /d.d along with registration form should be mailed to

Dr.Brajendra Baser, course director 9/2 Manoramaganj, street No. 5, Indore 452001, India

I agree to abide by the rules and regulation set by the Travel agency /Organizers

Signature Date



Ayurvedic training institute, EarthconnectEd

Hi,

We are from the EARTH (Evergreen Ayurvedic resort Of Traditional Healing) Ayurveda Hospital, Bangalore, India. We are a group of Kerala Ayurvedic Doctors practicing authentic Ayurveda. We have a team of 25 specialty Ayurvedic doctors specialized in the different specialties of Ayurveda viz;

Cardiac disorders Diabetes & related disorders Gastrointestinal disorders Endocrinology Respiratory disorders Ante & Post Natal disorders Gynecological disorders Teenage obesity Teenage Psycology Obesity & related disorders Neurological disorders Stroke & related disorders Renal disorders Lifestyle disorders Skin care Joint & degenerative disorders Etc.

For more details about us please log on to www.earthhospital.in

We also have our Ayurvedic training institute, EarthconnectEd, where in we provide special short term courses for the Ayurvedic doctors as well as the people who are interested to learn Authentic Ayurveda. We here provide the infrastructure for them to get an opportunity to get exposed to the Authentic;

- Basics in Ayurveda - Ayurvedic consultations - Specialty consultations - Medicine preparations

- Treatments like - Panchakarma - Keraleeya panchakarma

- Concept Treatments from EARTH; - Cure  cure for all disorders - Monomedi  one drug for one disorder - Ega  Age reversal - Lavanya  Ante & post menopausal care - Ananda  Relaxation & revitalization - Soundarya  Beauty & skin care - Bridal Ayurveda  Care for the bride & bride groom - Detox  Anti- toxin care - Special treatments - Special herbal plants - Ayurvedic diet - Ayurvedic beauty care

Those interested can join & get to know Ayurveda in a broader understanding.

The course details: Duration of the course Cost of the course 1 week 15000 INR 2 week 30000 INR 3 week 45000 INR 4 week 60000 INR

The cost of the course only covers the professional training charges. The accommodation, food etc are excluded from the charges. The stay etc will be arranged by us in prior booking for the courses.

For more details regarding the course & the curriculum please do contact;

Dr. Adil K M Manager EarthconnectEd Phone: +91- 09845799304 Email: [email protected]



Invitation to attend International Workshop on Micronutrients and Child Health at All India Institut

International Workshop on

Micronutrients and Child Health

20th - 23rd October, 2009

Dear Colleague

The four micronutrients (MNs) which are presently of great pubic health significance are Iron, Iodine, Vitamin A and Zinc. The deficiencies of these MNs are severe and widespread in developing countries including India. Iron deficiency in the age group of 6-24 months, is impairing the mental development of approximately 40% to 60% of the children. Iodine deficiency is estimated to have lowered the intellectual capacity of children in developing nations by as much as 10 to 15 percentage points. Vitamin A deficiency is compromising the immune systems of approximately 40% of the under five children in developing countries. The zinc deficiency is causing growth retardation, abnormal immune functions, impaired cognitive functions, increased maternal morbidity & mortality and prolonged gestation.

A large pool of scientific evidence is being generated globally on issues related to Role of Micronutrients in reduction of morbidity and mortality and Promoting Child Health. There are many important issues like Interaction Between Micronutrients Supplementations when given simultaneously; Prevention of IDD amongst Pregnant Mothers; Iron Supplementation in Malaria Endemic Area; Micronutrient Supplementation for Prevention of Diarrhoea and Respiratory Infections; Micronutrient Fortification of Foods-Rationale, Application and Impact; Micronutrient Fortification of Complementary Foods; Iron Supplementation in Early Childhood: Health Benefits and Risks; Effect of Iron Supplementation on Mental and Motor Development in Children; Neonatal Vitamin A Supplementation and Infant Survival in Asia; and Vitamin A Supplementation of Women Postpartum etc.

An International Workshop is being organized to update the participants about the recent advances in the field of Micronutrients and Child Health.

We will have detailed presentations and discussions on Magnitude of the Iron, Iodine, Vitamin A and Zinc deficiencies; their Health Consequences, Methodology of Assessments, Strategies for Prevention & Control; Micronutrients Supplementation to improve child morbidity & mortality and related issues.

The workshop will be held for four days. One day will be dedicated to each of the four micronutrients i.e. i) Iron, ii) Iodine, iii) Vitamin A and iv) Zinc.

The International Workshop will be held as per the following schedule:

Date : 20th to 23rd October 2009

Time : 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Venue : Jawaharlal Nehru Auditorium, AIIMS, New Delhi

The eminent National and International scientists who are working in the field of Micronutrients and Child Health will be delivering State of Art presentations. After each presentation, in-depth deliberations will be held, to discuss the issues raised by the eminent scientists and participants.

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, I invite you to participate in the International Workshop on Micronutrients and Child Health.

Looking forward to meeting you,

With personal regards,

Yours sincerely,

(Dr. Umesh Kapil)

Professor, Public Health Nutrition

2. Who should Participate

Faculty Members, Scientists, Post Graduates from the Departments of Pediatrics, Medicine, Preventive and Social Medicine, Biochemistry, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Biostatistics, the Medical Colleges

Faculty Members, Scientists, Post Graduate Students of Home Science and Agricultural Colleges

Research Scientists from National and State Level Health and Nutrition, Training Institutions

National and State Level : Health and Nutrition Planners, Administrators and Policy Makers

Programme Managers of National Rural Health Mission at National, State and Regional Level

Faculty Members from National, State and Regional Level Health & Family Welfare Training Centres

Programme Managers from Voluntary Organizations working in the field of Nutrition and Maternal and Child Health

Programme Mangers of the National Nutrition Programmes at the National, State and Regional Level

Nutritionists and Dieticians from Government and Private Hospitals

Scientists, Nutritionists, from International, Bilateral Organizations

Managers and Administrators of Food Industries

3. Venue of the Workshop

Jawaharlal Nehru Auditorium,

All India Institute of Medical Sciences

Ansari Nagar,

New Delhi- 110 029, India

4. Registration Form

Registration Form

Prof. Umesh Kapil, Organizing Secretary,

International Workshop on Micronutrients and Child Health

Human Nutrition Unit,

Department of Gastroenterology

All India Institute of Medical Sciences,

New Delhi  110029.

e-mail: [email protected]



RSSDI 2009 - 37th Annual Meeting of Research Society for the Study of Diabetes in India

Dear Friends, Research Society for the Study of Diabetes in India (RSSDI) is the largest organization of diabetes health care professionals and researchers in India. Today RSSDI membership is over 5000 & ever growing. RSSDI 2009, annual conference brings together internationally renowned doctors, educators, clinicians and scientist to share their expertise, ideas and experience, furthering diabetes knowledge and advance. It will provide a broad array of diabetes-related products, services and information under one roof.

Scientific Program Leaded by Dr. V. Mohan, the program will included... Research Symposia | Themes on Nutrition | Workshops | Debates | Plenary Sessions | Rapid Fire Lectures | Satellite Symposia & Orations

Scientific Chairman - Dr. V. Mohan

Website: www.drmohansdiabetes.com | E Mail: [email protected], [email protected]

Online submissions could be made on the website or mail it to the SCIENTIFIC CHAIRMAN, Dr. V Mohan.

The events Will Comprise of: Pre-Conference CME - 5 November, 2009 3½ days Conference, Orations, Plenary Sessions, Debates and Workshops - 5, 6, 7, 8 November 2009 2 days Public Awareness Program & Exhibition - 7, 8 November 2009 Walk for Diabetes - 8 November, 2009 VENUE: Gujarat University Exhibition & Convention Centre, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, INDIA For more details Contact, [email protected] or [email protected] For more details Visit us at www.rssdi2009.org

See you at RSSDI2009!!

Dr. Banshi Saboo Organising Secretary +91 98240 47676



One Day Conference on Advancements in Medical Instrumentation

International Association Hands-on Science Network (HSCI Network) International Centre for Science Communication (ICSC) National Council for Science & Technology Communication (NCSTC/DST) Gujarat Council of Science City (GCSC) Institute of Management & Advanced Studies (IMAS) Science Technology and Development Initiative (STAD) announce The 6th International Conference on Hands-on Science (HSCI 2009) Science for All : Quest for Excellence October 27-31, 2009, Science City, Ahmedabad  380360 (Gujarat) India www.hsci2009.org

The importance of learning by doing has been an old adage. This can be considered to be about internalising the concept and the phenomenon by performing hands-on experience at it, thereby synchronizing head and hands together to achieve excellence in every walk of life. This is how science has progressed to the present level, though slowly it went into shell for masses and remained mostly confined to scientific world. But science and technology, not a matter of masses, is a dangerous preposition. This new awakening is to undo this very error and re-establish the public understanding of science and technology and literacy. This is to spread far and wide that science can be befriended easily by understanding it while actually doing activity and try out experimentation at basic level. Hands-on Science has been emphasised by the experts and proponents of popularisation of science skills culture and science education. Several organisations, groups and experts have been working in their own knowledge spheres in different parts of the world and achieving results, which are encouraging. Hands-on science has been a movement for enhancing the level of human outcome and innovation in the society using formal and informal science education and communication channels. Many society organisations and associations of scientists, technologists and educators have been propagating the idea and have generated lot of experience and devised methodologies to achieve these goals. It is high time that the subject finds coordinated platform in the widest range of continents and countries, in particular this time in India, which is evidently one of the fastest emerging economies of the world as well as the powerhouse of traditional and modern technologies, knowledge and innovative practices. The ultimate benefit shall be for the people, for all, and the cause of science and technology focusing on scientific and technological temper as well to be able to serve the mankind better. Aiming excellence by providing SCIENCE FOR ALL.

Please visit www.hsci2009.org

Saturday, 19th September, 2009

V. P. M.s Polytechnic 'Jnanadweepa', College Campus, Chendani Bunder Road, Thane (w) 400 601 (M.S.) India. Email : [email protected] URL : www.vpmthane.org Tel. No. : 2536 4494, 25339872.



9th Rhinoplasty and cosmetic facial surgery workshop

9th International Workshop on Rhinoplasty, and cosmetic facial surgery Dates -.4th 5th &6th December-2009 Venue -shri Aurbindo institute of medical sciences Indore International Guest Faculty- Mr. Guy S Kenyon, FRCS Senior consultant Whip cross University Hospital, London, Dr. P-O Haraldsson MD, PhD,Associate Professor Karolinska University Hospital,Stockholm,Sweden

Facial Plastic Center Indore is organizing a workshop on Rhinoplasty and Aesthetic Facial Surgery from 12th to 14th Dec 2008.There will be, cadaveric dissection, live surgical demonstration and lectures on Rhinoplasty,Hair Transplant, lasers in facial plastic surgery Botox Injection techniques etc- For details contact PROF. DR.B.BASER at [email protected] or log on to www.cosmeticrhinoplastyindia.com Indian society of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery 9/2 Manoramaganj, street No. 5, Indore 452001, India Tel-91-731-2496038, 4064080, Cell-91-09926564080 [email protected], website-www.cosmeticrhinoplastyindia.com



International rhinoplasty workshop special refrence to previously failed nose jobs

9th International Workshop on Rhinoplasty, and cosmetic facial surgery Dates -.4th 5th &6th December-2009 Venue -shri Aurbindo institute of medical sciences Indore International Guest Faculty- Mr. Guy S Kenyon, FRCS Senior consultant Whip cross University Hospital, London, Dr. P-O Haraldsson MD, PhD,Associate Professor Karolinska University Hospital,Stockholm,Sweden

Facial Plastic Center Indore is organizing a workshop on Rhinoplasty and Aesthetic Facial Surgery from 12th to 14th Dec 2008.There will be, cadaveric dissection, live surgical demonstration and lectures on Rhinoplasty,Hair Transplant, lasers in facial plastic surgery Botox Injection techniques etc- For details contact PROF. DR.B.BASER at [email protected] or log on to www.cosmeticrhinoplastyindia.com Indian society of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery 9/2 Manoramaganj, street No. 5, Indore 452001, India Tel-91-731-2496038, 4064080, Cell-91-09926564080 [email protected], website-www.cosmeticrhinoplastyindia.com



One Day Workshop on Bioinformatics

Bioinformatics Institute of India aims not only at educational and research initiatives but also vouches for creating a talent pool of professionals by conducting various workshops and training programs. BII with its initiative of providing high quality trainings is organizing a One Day Workshop on Bioinformatics: Knowledge Discovery in Biology. The workshop would provide an overview of Bioinformatics and computational approaches useful in analyzing complex biological systems to provide solutions to biological problems. Workshop Presentation: 7th Feb'09 Workshop Duration: 10 am  6 pm (including 1 hr. hands on session in Computer Lab) Topics to be covered: - Bioinformatics: Concepts and Applications - Biological databases - Bioinformatics Soft wares - Emerging Dimensions of Bioinformatics - Computational Analysis of Biological Data - Data Mining - Application of Bioinformatics in Drug Designing Venue: Bioinformatics Institute of India C-56A / 28 Sector-62. Noida-201301 Participants Profile: - Academicians - Graduates & Post Graduates in Life Sciences - Bioinformatics Students & Professionals - Researchers - Professionals from Industry Workshop Fee & Registration Workshop fee is Rs. 600/- (includes fee for Registration, Workshop, Certification & Refreshment). Fees must be paid by a demand draft drawn in favour of "Bioinformatics Institute of India" Payable at New Delhi / Delhi. The Application form can be downloaded from www.bii.in or mail us on [email protected] Last Date for Registration is 5th Feb '09. Contact Details: Bioinformatics Institute of India C-56 A / 28 Sector- 62. Noida - 201301, U.P Tel: 9810535368, 9818473366 Email: [email protected] Web: www.bii.in



BII active participation in Pharma Expo 2008

Bioinformatics Institute of India (BII) actively participated in 60th Indian Pharmaceutical Congress 2008 held at Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, New Delhi from December 12  14, 2008.

The event was one of the largest events of pharmaceutical industry in India where more than 250 exhibitors took this opportunity to display their products & services. The event was attended by more than 8000 delegates including CEOs , top executives of the pharmaceutical industry, R&D personnel, top officials of state & central agencies, academicians and teachers from medical and pharmacy colleges. There were huge networking & business opportunities for both exhibitors and delegates.

Bioinformatics Institute of India participated in the event with the objectives of creating awareness about various programs, trainings & services offered by the institution, to interact with the medical and pharmacy students & to discuss business opportunities with Corporates. Mr. Vijay Shukla, Director BII and Dr. Kumud Sarin, Sr. Program Director BII were also present in the event BII along with the marketing and technical department of institution. All of them interacted very well with the students and officials from corporate to discuss the various training programs and services that can be taken up for the knowledge enhancement in the area of Bioinformatics, Pharma regulatory, clinical trials etc.

The event thus was quite successful and BII is looking forward to participate in much more events to follow in the pharmaceutical industry.

To view various programs & services offered by BII visit www.bii.in

For further details contact: Bioinformatics Institute of India C-56 A / 28, Sec  62 Noida  201301 U.P, India Tel: 0120-4320801/02 9818473366, 9810535368 e-mail: [email protected] Web: www.bii.in



Admission open in BII for Autumn 2008 Batch

LAST DATE: 30th Nov 08

Established in 2002 Bioinformatics Institute of India (BII) is a reputed and globally recognised institution for imparting quality education and training in the emerging disciplines of Bioinformatics, Clinical Trials

Working professionals from hundreds of reputed companies and students from elite institutes have participated and benefitted from our programs. BII is proud to have participants from more than 40 countries in these programs

Our Distance Participation Industry programs are our most popular programs. Working professionals from hundreds of reputed companies and students from elite institutes have participated and benefited from these programs. BII is proud to have participants from more than 40 countries in these programs. The programs currently on offer are:

" Industry Program in Bioinformatics " Industry Program in Pharma Regulatory Affairs " Industry Program in Clinical Trials, Research and Administration " Industry program in Pharma Quality Assurance and Quality Control " Industry program in Drug Design and patenting " Industry program in Intellectual Property Rights " Industry Program in Biotechnology " Introductory Program in Bioinformatics.

Classroom Program offered by BII

BII offers 6 months classroom Advance Program in Bioinformatics & 6 months weekend Advance Program in Clinical Trial, Research and data management.

CAREER PROSPECTS: " Excellent career opportunities exist for students and professionals who are trained in these areas. Placement support is provided.

How to join: For a free copy of the prospectus email/write to the Bioinformatics Institute of India C-56 A/28, Sector 62 Noida Tel: 0120-4320801, 802 9810535368, 9818473366 Visit : www.bii.in, Email : [email protected]



BII announces Admission Notice for forthcoming session of Advance Program in Clinical Trials

Bioinformatics Institute of India announces Admission notice for its next batch of weekend Advance Program in Clinical Trial, Research and Data management. This weekend program is of 6 months duration and will commence from 15th December08 at BII Noida.

The ongoing batch of the program is quite successful and is pursued by many doctors, medical professionals, B.Pharma, B.Sc & other science graduates. The classes are taken up by experienced faculty from industry and academia at Institutes Noida centre on every Sunday. Students are also trained to work on Open Clinica software which is used in industry for Clinical Data Management.

BII has announced the commencement of its forthcoming session from 15th December 2008, for which the registration is open now. Some of the salient features of the program are:

" 6 months weekend program

" Guest lecture from industry and academia

" Open Clinica software

" e-learning opportunity

" Research study

" Clinical site visits etc.

To register in the above mentioned program Kindly download the registration form from our website www.bii.in. You can also call us to solve any further query and can speak with our academic counselor. Last date for registration is 30th November08

Career opportunities According to McKinsey report, by 2010 more than 50,000 professionals will be required in the field of clinical research in India alone. This means science, pharmacy and medicine graduates can look forward to exciting and rewarding career opportunities in clinical research.

Placement Support is provided For Further details contact: Bioinformatics Institute of India C-56A/28, Sector - 62 Noida - 201301, U.P Tel: 0120-4320801/02 9818473366, 9810535368 Visit: www.bii.in Email: [email protected]



Conference on Hospital Administration Recent Trends (HART) at PGIMER, Chandigarh

PGIMER, Chandigarh is an Autonomous & Apex Medical Institute of National Importance with a mandate to provide excellence in Postgraduate Medical Education, Medical Research and Medical care. Holding of conference on the relevant topics concerning various specialities on the latest trends is one of the core activities of PGIMER, Chandigarh. Accordingly, the Department of Hospital Administration, PGIMER is holding this Conference to deliberate upon the recent advances and futuristic trends in Hospital Administration. The deliberations on the following vital and challenging topics on the hospital administration will be made:-

Health Care Policy, Strategy and Global Challenges. Hospital Infection Control and Bio-medical Waste Management Strategies. Legal and ethical aspects of Health Care Organizations. Role of Hospital Administration in control of HIV and AIDS. Hospital Engineering Issues, Challenges and Strategies. Outsourcing Hospital Services Public Private Partnership. Hospital Accreditation and Quality Control. Hospital Disaster Management.

The Conference will provide an opportunity to interact amongst the senior hospital administrators, planners, health care professionals and top level decision makers to exchange their views and experiences, well known experts of Hospital Administration shall be sharing their experiences by presenting papers or delivering lectures on the most relevant and important topics of managing complex Hospital line.

For further information, please contact Dr. Ashok Kumar Organizing Secretary HART-2008 Conference Deptt. of Hospital Administration Medical Superintendent Office, Nehru Hospital, PGIMER, Sector-12, Chandigarh (UT)

Phone: (O) 0172-2756600 ® 0172-2755522, Fax: 0172-2745600,2744450

E-mail:[email protected], [email protected]

http://pgimer.nic.in/code/hart_2008.htm



SASHCON 2008SOUTH ASIAN CONFERENCE & CME ON SYNERGY IN HEALTHCARE

SASHCON  2008

South Asian Conference & CME on Synergy in Healthcare

3 to 6 November 2008

Organized by Department of Hospital Administration, AIIMS in collaboration with World Health Organisation & in association with The Indian Institute of Architects (Northern Chapter) & The School of Planning & Architecture, New Delhi

Venue: J.L.N. Auditorium, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

Theme: Planning & Designing of Specialty Healthcare Facilities with focus on Safe Hospitals  Healthcare Facilities Safe from Disasters and Patient Safety

Who may participate?  Healthcare and Hospital Administrators, Medical Directors/CEOs of Public and Corporate Hospitals, Clinicians, Policy Makers, Hospital Architects and Engineers, Project Consultants, Healthcare Insurance Providers, Experts from Healthcare Infrastructure & Construction Industry, Pharma and Medical Equipment Industry, Financers associated with Healthcare Industry, Disasters Management Experts, Researchers and Academicians.

Registration Fee: Rs. 3500/- per delegate.(Last date of Registration-15th Oct,2008) Early bird upto 31st August 2008  Rs.2500/- only. Spot Registration  Rs.5000/- (Conference kit subject to availability) Foreign delegates  100 US Dollars or equivalent in INR, for Early Birds 75 US Dollars & for Spot Registration 150 US Dollar. The fee is to be paid by Demand draft/ at per cheque drawn in favour of SHASCON payable at New Delhi. The fee can also be wire transferred directly to our Bankers using SBIN0001536 (Domestic transfers), SWIFT Code SBININBB545 (International transfers) or by using Core services of State Bank Of India, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi-110029, Branch Code 01536; A/c No. 10874584871.

Conference Secretariat Room No. 6A, Ground Floor, Dept. of Hospital Administration, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi- 110029 Ph.: +91-11-26594721, 26594708 Fax: +91-11-26589392 Mobile: 9312666197, 9312666385, 9312666389 Email : [email protected] Website  www.aiimshospadm.ac.in/sashcon



Admissions Open in BII for Spring 2008 Batch

Established in 2002 Bioinformatics Institute of India (BII) is a reputed and pioneering institution for imparting quality education and training in the different emerging disciplines of Life Sciences. BII is today recognized across the globe as a premier institution offering programs in the area of Bioinformatics, Clinical Trials, Pharma Regulatory affairs, Pharma Quality Assurance and Control, Drug Design and Patenting, IPR and Biotechnology etc. These training programs are being offered via various modes such as distance participation, e-learning, classroom etc.

BII is also proud to supply multimedia and corporate training kits to governments, private bodies and individuals in its areas of expertise.

Our Distance Participation Industry programs are our most popular programs. Working professionals from hundreds of reputed companies and students from elite institutes have participated and benefited from these programs. BII is proud to have participants from more than 40 countries in these programs. The programs currently on offer are:

" Industry Program in Bioinformatics " Industry Program in Pharma Regulatory Affairs " Industry Program in Clinical Trials, Research and Administration " Industry program in Pharma Quality Assurance and Quality Control " Industry program in Drug Design and patenting " Industry program in Intellectual Property Rights " Industry Program in Biotechnology " Introductory Program in Bioinformatics.

For more information regarding these programs please visit www.bii.in

Distance Participation Program features:

" All India Exam Centres " Study Material " Recorded Lectures " Multimedia Kits " Excellent Support via Telephone, internet, Blog etc

Career Prospects:

Excellent career opportunities exist for students and professionals who are trained in these areas. Placement support is provided to all the program participants.

How to join: For a free copy of the prospectus email/write to the

Bioinformatics Institute of India C-56 A/28, Sector 62 Noida Tel: 0120-4320801, 802, 9818473366 Visit: www.bii.in Email : [email protected]



FORTHCOMING COURSES AT RECOUP, BANGALORE

COURSE 1 Advanced Course in Functional Spasticity Management (Aug 9-10, 2008)

Topics Covered Assessment, medical, physical therapy and surgical management, and post operative rehabilitation of spasticity in cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injuries, stroke and multiple sclerosis

Guest Faculty Prof. V Saraph, Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon, Medical University of Graz, Austria

COURSE 2 International Conferences on Ergonomics (Sept 20 & 21, 2008) Topics Covered Pathogenesis, risk factors, diagnosis and management of work related musculoskeletal disorders, risk assessments, prevention strategies

Guest Faculty Prof. Daniela Colombini and Ms. Lucia Pigini, Milano, Italy (members of a reputed Ergonomics Group that has developed the OCRA and MAPO methods, and author of several papers and books on Ergonomics) Pre-conference Workshop: Musculoskeletal Risk Assessment (Sept 19, 2008) Topics Covered Musculoskeletal risk assessment using OCRA and MAPO methods, clinical methods to evaluate the musculoskeletal damage, advanced task analysis techniques (OWAS/RULA)

Workshop Fee Rs. 4000 / 5000 (before/after July 15, 2008). Only 40 seats are available

COURSE 3 Its not growing pain! Workshop on Musculoskeletal Pain in Children (Oct 9, 2008) Topics Covered Limping child, Growing pain, Non Accidental Injury, Pain in Cerebral Palsy, Myofascial Pain Syndrome, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Hypermobility Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Polyarthalgia, Monoarthralgia, Patello Femoral Pain Syndrome, Backpack Injury, RSI

Guest Faculty Dr. AV Ramanan, Consultant Pediatric Rheumatologist and Senior Lecturer, Univ. of Bristol, UK

COURSE 4 Workshop on Chronic Orofacial Pain (Oct 12, 2008) Topics Covered Myofascial Pain Syndrome, TMJD, Neuropathic Pain, Neurovascular Pain, Neuralgia, and Neuritis

Guest Faculty Dr. Vishal Aggarwal, Walport Lecturer in Primary Care Dentistry, Univ. of Manchester, UK

VISIT www.recoup.in FOR MORE DETAILS AND TO REGISTER ONLINE

Course Format: Multi-disciplinary case-discussion of interest to physiotherapists, debates and keynote lectures by eminent International and National faculty; labs, and competitive scientific paper presentations (Course 1 & 2)

Course Fee Include: Course CD, Lunch, Beverages, Course Transcript and Certificate Please make Cheques / DD in favour of RECOUP, payable at Bangalore (Add Rs. 40 for outstation cheques). Students must enclose a supporting certificate from the Head of Institution. Registration for the conference is a must for being considered for the workshop. Limited low cost accommodation is available on first come first serve basis.

ADDRESS FOR CORRESPONDENCE

Biju Nirmal Jacob, Course Coordinator RECOUP Neuro Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Centre, 231, 37th Cross, 11th Main, 4T Block, Jayanagar, Bangalore  560041 Phone: +91-80-41214224/ 41214334, Mobile- +91-93414 12819, Email- [email protected]



BII announces its Corporate Trainings for 2008

Bioinformatics Institute of India has announced various Corporate Trainings for the year 2008. The training areas have been identified after assessment of current industry requirements. BII offers training solutions designed specifically to meet the needs of the corporate clients .The objective of these trainings is to enable world-class companies increase productivity and performance through their people.

BII is ready to provide training in the following areas

" Biostatistics and Hospital Data Analysis " Application of IT in Bioinformatics " Bioinformatics boom for IT, Biotech and Pharma Industry " Clinical Trial opportunities for Companies " Role of IT in Agricultural Sciences " Health care Information Systems " Clinical Information Systems " Medical Informatics " Role of IT in Drug Discovery " In Silico Drug Designing " Role of IT in Genomics study " IPR and IT industry " Patent writing & filing of newly designed molecule or drug " Data mining " IT tools for the analysis and computation of Biological data " IT Applications in Life Sciences

The training solutions are designed to help the company executives and professionals build their knowledge, analytical skills for continued career-long learning, increased productivity, identifying potential of employees, Improve the customer satisfaction, Enhance motivation; energy and enthusiasm, and Build high-performance teams.

One such training has been recently conducted at Indraprashtha Apollo hospital, New Delhi on the topic Statistical Techniques used in Hospital Data analysis. The training schedule and content was developed as per the requirement of Indraprastha Apollo hospital. The training program was attended by many executives and Head of the departments and appreciated by all.

For further details and enquiries please contact the:

Training Manager Bioinformatics Institute of India C-56 A/28, Sector - 62 Noida - 201301, UP (INDIA) Tel : 0120 - 4320801/02 Mob: 09810535368 E-mail: [email protected] [email protected]



BII Noida introduces Professional Programs in Emerging Domains of Life Sciences

Bioinformatics Institute of India is happy to introduce 6 months Professional Distance learning Programs in - " Medical and Healthcare Informatics " Organic Farming " Agroinformatics

The Programs have been developed and introduced due to great demand from industry and professionals. The Program duration is 6 months each and is available in Distance learning mode. The Programs Details are available on http://www.bii.in

Programs Objectives: " To provide a better understanding and an overview of Medical and Healthcare Informatics, Organic Farming and Agroinformatics. " To develop expertise in these emerging domains. " To provide quality inputs in the given areas, to working professionals and individuals who have completed their education and willing to contribute in these emerging domains. " Medical and Healthcare Informatics Program will cover the Modules like Introduction to Medical Informatics and HIPAA, Healthcare Organization and Management, Telemedicine, Hospital and Clinical Information Systems. " Agroinformatics Program will cover the Modules like Introduction to Agroinformatics, Agriculture Information Sources, Agriculture Software and Databases, Biological Databases and their Management. " Organic Farming Program will cover the Modules like Crop management, Organic farming and Ecosystem, Organic waste management, Organic Livestock and Poultry, Standards and certification for Organic Production, Organic Food Processing and Handling. Bioinformatics Institute of India (BII) is the pioneer in the field of Bioinformatics and is today recognized across the globe as a premier institution offering programs in the area of Bioinformatics, Clinical Trials, Pharma Regulatory affairs, Pharma Quality Assurance and Control, Drug Design and Patenting, IPR and Biotechnology etc. BII is proud to have thousand of participants from more than 40 countries in these programs. We offer these training programs through various modes including distance participation, e-learning, classroom etc. We are also proud to supply multimedia and corporate training kits to governments, private bodies and individuals in our areas of expertise. BII is the biggest training organization in its field in India. Career Prospects: " Excellent career opportunities exist for students and professionals who are trained in these areas. Placement support is provided. How to join: For a free copy of the prospectus email/write to the Bioinformatics Institute of India C-56 A/28, Sector 62 Noida Tel: 0120-4320801, 802, 9810535368 www.bii.in, [email protected] [email protected], [email protected]



Admission Open in BII for Autumn 2007 Batch

LAST DATE: 30th Nov 07. Bioinformatics Institute of India, has been setup as a premier Bioinformatics society, for the promotion, growth and prosperity of bioinformatics sciences. The institute has been promoted as a non profit making educational, R&D and development centre of bioinformatics. The aim and vision of the institute is to provide a platform for individuals, professionals, R&D Organisations, Pharmaceutical & Software companies to utilize and harness the Indian bioinformatics potential. BII is the pioneer in the field of Bioinformatics and is today recognized across the globe as a premier institution offering programs in the area of Bioinformatics, Clinical Trials, Pharma Regulatory affairs, Pharma Quality Assurance and Control, Drug Design and Patenting, IPR and Biotechnology etc. We offer these training programs through various modes including distance participation, e-learning, classroom etc. We are also proud to supply multimedia and corporate training kits to governments, private bodies and individuals in our areas of expertise. BII is the biggest training organization in its field in India. Our Distance Participation Industry programs are our most popular programs. Working professionals from hundreds of reputed companies and students from elite institutes have participated and benefited from these programs. BII is proud to have participants from more than 20 countries in these programs. The programs currently on offer are: " Industry Program in Bioinformatics " Industry Program in Pharma Regulatory Affairs " Industry Program in Clinical Trials, Research and Administration " Industry program in Pharma Quality Assurance and Quality Control " Industry program in Drug Design and patenting " Industry program in Intellectual Property Rights " Industry Program in Biotechnology " Introductory Program in Bioinformatics. CAREER PROSPECTS: " Excellent career opportunities exist for students and professionals who are trained in these areas. Placement support is provided. How to join: For a free copy of the prospectus email/write to the Bioinformatics Institute of India C-56 A/28, Sector 62 Noida Tel: 0120-4320801, 802, 9810535368 www.bii.in, [email protected]



International workshop on Rhinoplasty and cosmetic Facial surgery

7th International Workshop on Rhinoplasty, and cosmetic facial surgery Dates -6th -8th December-2007 Venue -shri Aurbindo institute of medical sciences Indore International Guest Faculty-Mr. Guy Kenon, FRCS Senior consultant Whip cross University Hospital, London

Facial Plastic Centre Indore is organizing a workshop on Rhinoplasty and Aesthetic Facial Surgery from 6-8th December 2007 .There will be ,cadaveric dissection ,live surgical demonstration and lectures on Rhinoplasty,Hair Transplant, lasers in facial plastic surgery Botox Injection techniques etc- For details contact PROF. DR.B.BASER at [email protected] or log on to www.cosmeticrhinoplastyindia.com Indian society of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery For membership enquiry and application form please contact: Prof. Dr.B.V. Baser Baser ENT& Facial Plastic surgery Institute 9/2 Manoramaganj, street No. 5, Indore 452001, India Tel-91-731-2496038, 4064080, Cell-91-09302122857 [email protected],



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Indian Gynaecologist feaures in the uinnees book

Indian Gynaecologist feaures in the uinnees book Indore based Gynaecolgist Dr.Archana Baser,MRCOG has featured in the guinees book of world record.She has removed worlds largest fibroid tumor (10.360 Kg)from the uterus of a 48 yr old lady.Fibroid tumor are very common and almost one in 3 woman suffers from uterine fibroid however this is a exceptional case where this tumor has reached this enormous size.The tumor has been removed without damage to any internal organ and the woman has been cured of the disease. Dr.Baser can be reached at 0731-2496038,098260-64080



The Phenomenon of 'Dental Tourism'

People crossing borders, oceans seeking low-cost care sometimes get more than they bargained for..........

By James Berry

Google the term "dental tourism" and the vaunted Internet search engine serves up nearly 9.4 million listings, most of them links to other Web sites that offer a dizzying array of options for dental patients willing to cross borders or even oceans in pursuit of cut-rate dental care.

Globalization and its implications for dentistry

Promising low cost and high quality, dental service outlets in Mexico, Hungary, Bulgaria, Austria, India, Australia, the Philippines and uncounted points in between are pitching their services to relatively affluent, yet cost-conscious health care consumers in Western Europe and the United States.

The Sahaj Dental Clinic in New Delhi, India, for example, tells Web site visitors that U.S. and European dentists "can charge $300 to $400" for a single caries restoration that "costs only $20 to $40 in India." visit : http://www.sahajdental.com http://www.dentalclinicindia.org

Nevermind that even a discounted round-trip ticket to New Delhi from, say, Chicago would set the traveler back more than $1,400, a booking agent at "Goindiatravel" reported July 3.

Americans obviously are not trekking to India or Eastern Europe for single routine restorations. Most who go the extra miles need extensive care that, as they see it, justifies the added expense, particularly when a dental visit is combined with an exotic vacation.

Health care tourism has emerged in recent years as "a fast-growing phenomenon in which travelers, typically from wealthier countries, visit less-developed nations for medical care mixed with vacation, all at cut-rate prices," USA Today reported in July 2005.

The newspaper described towns in Hungary and other Eastern European countries where "brass plaques and molar-shaped signs bearing easy-to-grasp names like 'Eurodent' and 'Happy Dent' line the streets along a central shopping district."

The Webs site "dentaltourism.org" lures visitors to the Hungarian capital of Budapest, which it claims has emerged as a center of health care service for tourists "now that the communist system has expired." The site boasts that the "Hungarian medical level of training compares to the [United Kingdom] or Irish practitioners."

Random spot checks with state dental leaders for this report suggest that for most, particularly in the northern regions, dental tourism is not high on their list of pressing concerns, and for good reason. It's not a major issue with a lot of their members, at least for now.

"Nobody's called me to grouse about it or to express amazement at it," said Peter Taylor, executive director of the Vermont State Dental Society.

Further south, however, that some patients leave the country for dental treatment is a larger issue, though it hardly qualifies as news.

"The term 'dental tourism' may be new, but certainly what we see happening is not new," said Dr. John S. Findley, who represents the 15th District (Texas) on the ADA Board of Trustees. "I don't think it's new anywhere, but it's especially not new in Texas."

Dr. Findley said he's heard estimates that, in the state's lower Rio Grande Valley, as much as 30 percent of the population will cross the border for dental care in a given year, a percentage that he said includes people who winter in the area.

"But it's not really a Texas or border-state problem," he added. "Disappearing borders and the ease of air travel today make a flat world a shrinking world. It's easy to travel anywhere."

Dr. Ivan E. Rodriguez, immediate past president of the Rio Grande Valley District Dental Society in Brownsville, Texas, noted that literally hundreds of dental offices and clinics are crowded into the cities and towns south of the border. "I'm told the area has the highest number of dentists per capita in the world," he said.

(The town of Nuevo Progreso, for example, advertises itself as the border "crossing point of choice" and boasts that the community is home to 90 to 100 dental offices.)

Some dentists interviewed for this report blamed employers and insurers for allegedly encouraging patients to travel in pursuit of reduced-fee treatments. But Dr. Frank Ceja of National City, Calif., about 15 miles from the border with Mexico, said that insurance may not be the driving force.

"Most of the people who go down there don't have insurance," he said. "That's why they go down there."

Dr. Ceja recounted the harrowing story of a woman who entered his office one day complaining of pain. She claimed she had been to Mexico where she spent nearly three hours in a dental chair as one practitioner, then another, attempted unsuccessfully to extract a tooth.

Finally, she said, a third practitionerwhether any of them were dentists is unknownused a handpiece to grind down the tooth. "They ground the tooth down to below the gum line but left the root," recalled Dr. Ceja, who removed the root and relieved the woman's pain.

Kent Cravens, executive director of the New Mexico Dental Association and a native of the state, recalled hearing reports 30 years ago of patients crossing the border into Mexico for dental care.

"Some ended up with dentistry that was adequate," he said. "Some were not so fortunate."

Dr. Lee Cain, a general dentist in Albuquerque and a past president of the state dental association, tells the story of one patient who was not so fortunate.

"I had a young woman in her early 20s, a patient with me for about a year or less," he recalled. "I examined her and recommended numerous dental restorations."

Instead of accepting Dr. Cain's treatment plan, the woman crossed the border into Mexico where composite resins were applied to her teeth.

"It was as if someone took a handpiece, ran it down the groves and over the marginal ridges and then put composite down the middle of it," he said. "There was no separation between the teeth. She couldn't floss. There had been no actual caries removal, no preparation of the teeth."

Dr. Cain advised the woman that the "restorations" would have to be redone. He noted, too, that she had developed a severe case of gingivitis. Adding to her woes, the woman had used up her dental benefits for the year.

"She's in a situation where she can't afford to have anything done" at least until next year, said Dr. Cain. "The saddest part of this is that she is so very young."

The anecdotal experiences of random patients are not indictments of dental care in Mexico or, for that matter, anywhere else on the planet. Capable dentists and quality care can be found the world over. The question is what becomes of patients who fall prey to incompetence.

Dr. Thomas J. Schripsema, also from Albuquerque and a member of the ADA Council on Dental Benefit Programs, said there has been talk in his trustee district about asking the Association to open a dialogue with insurers on what can be done to help patients like the one Dr. Cain described.

The objective, he said, would be to "make sure that patients were receiving quality care and that they weren't having to pay for things twice."

He said his district caucus (Trustee District 14) may ask the ADA House of Delegates to urge the appropriate Association agency, most likely CDBP, to communicate with insurers on what might be done for such patients.

"It was my feeling that this was something that would be in the insurers' interests as well," said Dr. Schripsema. "It's a good place for us to cooperate, I think, in terms of helping patients get quality care and not have to go through rehabilitation."

Dr. Joel F. Glover, ADA trustee for the 14th District, said he was "aware and fully supportive of" the push to bring the matter to the ADA House.

In a June report to the ADA Board, Dr. Albert Guay, the Association's chief policy advisor, said health care tourism is limited to "a small number of people now, but has the potential to expand."

Driving expansion, he said, is the travel industry itself, adding a "new dimension to health care advertising" by bringing "a non-health care third party" into the health care system.

"The potential for mischief is great and may be difficult to control," Dr. Guay told the Board.

Dr. Kathleen Roth, ADA president-elect, visited the Texas border region in August "to be educated on the issues" as seen through the eyes of local dentists.

"The key," she said, "is educating patients to understand that optimal dental health is not a tour-bus stop, not a one-time visit, but a lifetime of joint effort involving the patient and the dental team."

She added, "We want what's best for our patients. Freedom of choice has certainly been one of our hallmarks. We believe that a patient should be able to choose his or her provider, but we want them to make informed choices."

The ADA is keeping an eye on the phenomenon of dental tourism as just one element of globalizationa wide range of economic, social and geopolitical factors affecting the way of life for millions around the world, including U.S. dentists and the patients they serve.



Dental Clinic India : Gurgaon [NCR New Delhi] : Allahabad

We are pleased to inform you that we are the Pioneer to start Dental Tourism in India, especially when no one was exclusively promoting it. We started this project, four years back, from a small Historical City of Uttar Pradesh, Allahabad. Now we have a State of Art Dental Clinic in Gurgaon [ Empanelled with Indian Airlines ] also, the most happening City of India. Please, visit our website : http://www.sahajdental.com for the Complete Dental Care & Solution.

Our first patient was from Ireland. When a patient came from Australia, 20 min.Documentary on "Dental Tourism in India" was made by India's leading News Channel : Channel 7. Ours is the most Cost-effective destination for Dental Implants with World Class Dental Care at both the Centre's. We placed 3 implants in our patient from Ireland at our Allahabad Centre. Along with Dental Treatment she enjoyed the stay at Varanasi a lot. Ms.Nina came back in Dec'05 for second phase of her treatment along with her boyfriend.It was really cost-effective for her as she was supposed to pay 5000 Euros for One Single Implant in her own country & here at Sahaj Dental Clinic, she paid only US$ 3350 for all three Implants & related complete dental treatment procedure.

Another patient we got from Australia , on 22nd July'2005. Mr. Jeff got 3 Implants fixed in his Upper jaw with Direct Sinus Lift. He came to our Gurgaon Centre & had a memorable visit to Great "Taj Mahal" at Agra.

Mr. Hood got 6 unit Full Ceramic Bridge done for his upper ant. teeth, who came all the way from Manchester,U.K.

One of our patient from France got 2 Extractions, Root Canal Treatment done in one of his upper right molar & 8 unit Full Ceramic Bridge. Recently finished my work on Mr. Prestan Roper from Chesterfield County Public Schools, Virginia, USA. He was here in India [at our Allahabad Centre] for some of his Official work & to get his Ceramic Crown fixed, as suggested by his Dentist in USA. Right now I'm working on a patient from Romania.

And there are many more to be mentioned viz., from USA, Spain, Denmark, South Africa etc.

That's a whole lot of saving along with great vacation.

Important : Please visit the links of articles, on my work published in The Sydney Morning Herald & Indian Express Health Care Management, Newsletters. http://www.smh.com.au/news/health-and-fitness/surgery-with-a-view/2006/05/31/1148956412656.html

http://www.expresshealthcaremgmt.com/200608/market01.shtml

Visit : http://www.sahajdental.com/dentist.htm & http://www.sahajdental.com/about.htm for our Profile & Services, respectively. With Best Wishes & Warm Regards. Dr Sandeep Singh Director A Complete Dental Care : Sahaj Dental Clinic A - 105, Super Mart - I, DLF City, Phase - IV, Gurgaon [NCR New Delhi] - 122001 Haryana State, INDIA. Call us at : 091-9810305132 / 091-9312876361 / 091-9839051515 / 091-9335154612 Mail us at : [email protected] / [email protected] Visit us at : www.sahajdental.com / www.sahajdental.in Allahabad Centre: A Complete Dental Care : Sahaj Dental Clinic MAK Tower, S.P.Marg, Civil Lines, Allahabad - 211001 U.P., INDIA. Call us at : 091-532-2260618 / 091-9335154612 / 091-9839051515 Mail us at : [email protected] Visit us at : www.sahajdental.com / www.dentotourism.net



Workshop on cosmetic rhinoplasty ,Hair transplant at Indore

Facial Plastic Centre Indore is organising a workshop on Rhinoplasty and Aesthetic Facial Surgery on 2nd & 3rd December 2006.There will be live surgical demonstration and lectures on Rhinoplasty,Hair Transplant,lasers in facilal plastic surgery etc-

FOR DETAILS CONTACT DR.BASER at [email protected] or log on to www.cosmetirhinoplastyindia.com

Indian society For membership enqiry and application form please contact : Dr.Baser ENT& Facial Plastic surgery centre 9/2 Manramaganj, street No. 5, Indore 452001,India Tel-91-731-2496038,4064080,Cell-91-09302122857 [email protected],



Soft Drinks : Menace for your Teeth

They taste great, but drink too many of them and your smile will soon start to suffer.

As a Dentist, we can spot a soft-drink guzzler by the thin, matt, yellow-tinged surface of their front teeth. When we see these telltale signs in teenage clients, our first impulse is to ask: "How much soft drink do you consume?" The answer is usually two to three cans a day.

Soft-drink consumption has increased many folds, from about 47 liters a head annually to 113 liters.

Soft drinks contain a blend of sugar and acid that produces their trademark bite and tang. This sweet-and-sour cocktail might be gripping for the taste buds, but it is highly corrosive for teeth, especially children's. Young tooth enamel is quite porous and more easily dissolved by acids than mature enamel.

It's disturbing news, therefore, that a quarter of all two- to three-year-olds consumed soft drink. The amount increased with age to 45 per cent of 12- to 15-year-olds and 57 per cent of 16- to 18-year-olds.

"When children's teeth are frequently exposed to acidic drinks, this dissolves the calcium in tooth enamel and over time can lead to a crumbling of the tooth structure" As well as tooth erosion, soft drinks contribute to tooth decay by supplying sugar to the plaque bacteria; about 10 teaspoons in each can. These micro-organisms metabolize sugar and produce acids that cause caries (decay).

It isn't just the acid-sugar mix in drinks that poses a dental danger; soft drinks are being drunk instead of tap water and milk, potentially compromising children's intake of protective nutrients such as calcium and fluoride.

This change in children's exposure to risk and protective factors may account for some of the recent rise in dental caries observed in children.

There has been a steady increase in deciduous "baby" teeth with decay among primary school children & an increase in decay in children's permanent teeth.

As well as soft drinks, there are sports drinks, which are formulated to enhance exercise performance but are drunk as a "nice tasting drink". Consumers are lapping up these new alternatives. Sales of energy drinks have increased & most probably it is about 2-3 times more than the increase in soft-drink sales over the same period.

With brand names that exude youth appeal, it's not surprising they've found their way into the diets of teenagers.

Is there such a thing as a healthier soft drink when it comes to teeth?

"Children and parents often perceive energy and sports drinks as healthier than soft drinks," but with similar sugar and acid levels they offer no dental-health or nutritional advantage.

Some sports drinks have slightly lower sugar and acid contents - but their pattern of use exacerbates the damage. "The problem is kids tend to sip on them over time, rather than drink them all at once" This keeps the tooth enamel constantly exposed to acid.

When Soft drinks or Sports drinks are used to rehydrate a dry mouth, the risk of damage is even greater, since there is little saliva to help neutralize acid on the tooth's surface.

Some drinks use sugars such as glucose and fructose, which were once thought to be safer for teeth than sucrose. However, all sugars have virtually the same potential for acid production in dental plaque as sucrose, according to a literature review of soft drinks and dental health published in the Journal of Dentistry.

Well aware of the bad health rapport on their products, soft-drink makers have launched alternatives. But diet soft drinks that are free from sugar are still acidic. "They don't cause decay but they do cause tooth erosion.

HOW TO MINIMISE THE HARM * Reduce frequency of your soft drink consumption or STOP it at all.

* Ensure the drink is cold, to slow the conversion of sugar to acid.

* Finish the drink within a short time, rather than sip over hours.

* Drink with a straw to minimize contact with teeth.

* Rinse your mouth with water afterwards.

* Drink them with meals rather than between meals to facilitate saliva production.

* Wait for about 20 minutes after having a soft drink (or other acidic drinks) before brushing your teeth. This gives saliva time to neutralize acidity. Acid brushed into teeth can lead to dental erosion over time.

Courtesy:

Dr Sandeep Singh

Director

A Complete Dental Care : Sahaj Dental Clinic

Visit : http://www.sahajdental.com

Author is a Former State Representative, Continuing Dental Education Convener & Vice- President [for two consecutive years] of IDA, U.P.State Branch; Hon. Branch Secretary of IDA, Allahabad Branch & President of IDA, Allahabad Branch.

Dr Sandeep Singh Director A Complete Dental Care : Sahaj Dental Clinic A - 105, Super Mart - I, DLF City, Phase - IV, Gurgaon [NCR New Delhi] - 122001 Haryana State, INDIA. Call us at : 091-9810305132 / 091-9312876361 / 091-9839051515 / 091-9335154612 Mail us at : [email protected] / [email protected] Visit us at : www.sahajdental.com / www.sahajdental.in Allahabad Centre: A Complete Dental Care : Sahaj Dental Clinic MAK Tower, S.P.Marg, Civil Lines, Allahabad - 211001 U.P., INDIA. Call us at : 091-532-2260618 / 091-9335154612 / 091-9839051515 Mail us at : [email protected] Visit us at : www.sahajdental.com / www.dentotourism.net



DENTAL TOURISM IN INDIA

Having Two Birds (Treatment & Tourism) Make It Affordable!

The Western World and most other developed countries undoubtedly have the best of medical facilities. But it is also evident there is shortage of medical professionals, long waits in National Health Services (NHS) and governmental facilities elsewhere, high insurance, and the resultant skyrocketing costs of private dentalcare have all made it unaffordable to hapless most. Dental Care India Tour, as the name easily understood, is a leading group company domain of Smile India Tour, company committed to facilitating the comparably best of dental care or treatments by highly trained and experienced multi-specialty dental professionals, combined as Dental Tourism in India options not only affordable but huge savings on costs. Even if taking any India tour package may not be your primary idea, still our services would be handy in booking the choice of hotel and affordable category at most competitive room tariffs when you travel to India.

The dental patients in the Western World and developed countries just do not have to remain mute spectators due to the dearth of medical hands. Today, in India, the top end Multispeciality private dentalcare sector dentists/surgeons/professionals are associated with us. They provide you treatments using the most modern, state-of-the-art equipments/technology, infection controlled and hygienic conditions in the Clinics, the types you may be familiar back home.

The multi-specialty dental facilitation combines general dentists, specialists in all areas of dental surgeries, medicine and hygienists to provide a one-stop approach to treating patients. The highly advanced dentofacial orthopaedics is also arranged (it requires making appointment much in advance) where facial deformities are surgically corrected.

Dental Care India Tour with its huge bank of highly qualified dental talent and state-of-the-art facilities in almost all specialties is welcoming overseas patients to provide them with the much needed succor. India is meeting with open arms all kind of dental and other medical urgency/emergency of equally competent or maybe better treatment as available in the West but at fraction of cost, or can be called at huge (1:5-10), cost differential.

Patients who have already undergone major dental treatments in India are very appreciative and all smiles, having made their India Visit as holiday for almost free in many cases. They return to homeland calculating huge savings on treatment costs, retaining broad smiles in eulogy for India and humbly competent doctors.

Getting the major dental treatment and other services facilitated through us, combined with the India tour package of your choice proves to be your holiday as good as for free! This best deal can only be realized as soon as the indicative cost comparisons are done, particularly in dentures, dental implants, and porcelain veneers required by most people along the tour package of choice stands to prove the point without any doubt.

Our office facilitates all phases/specialties of dentistry given effect by top end professionals. Our motto is to help patient get or regain the originally bright smile that everyone deserves. We always keep in mind the patient comfort as paramount. Learn more about the Latest Technology on offer.

We would love to have the pleasure of serving you. We are eager to add your name in the list of our satisfied tourist-patients. Just exercise your option of choosing any one of: Doctor, City or India Tour Package Option. Our office will consolidate the exclusive dental tourism package that will provide the experience you will only smile about all the way, remembering it every day!

Courtesy: Ashok Kumar Website: www.dentalcare-indiatour.com Email: [email protected]



Sumer's Radiology Site ( www.indianradiology.com ) wins The Best Clinical Weblog Award

Results of The 2005 Medical Weblog awards are out Thanks to all the readers and supporters, Sumer's Radiology site wins the Best Clinical Weblog-2005 award!! The only Indian Medical Weblog to ever feature in it.

This is what the editors had to say about the site- The winner of Best Clinical Weblog is... "Sumer's Radiology Site (http://www.indianradiology.com ). Anyone could plainly see how this guy would win the Clinical category. Sumer's writing probes the murky aspects of radiology, illuminating the most obscure facets of this often impenetrable field. We're sure he's glowing from all the praise you've bestowed on him. Congratulations!" Click here for the details and winners in other categories http://www.medgadget.com/archives/2006/01/2005_medical_we_1.html



Sumer's Radiology Site nominated in 2005 Best Medical Weblog Awards

Sumer's Radiology Site available at- http://www.indianradiology.com has been an unique effort to create an online Radiology magazine for Doctors. It has been called Magazine to highlight the difference from Peer reviewed Journals. This site routinely puts up what is the latest in the Radiology journals, some teaching files, some stimulating quizzes and thought provoking articles. Site has been nominated in 2005-Medical Weblog Awards (http://www.medgadget.com/archives/2005/12/the_2005_medica_1.html ) in following categories-

-- Best Medical Weblog -- Best Clinical Sciences Weblog -- Best Medical Technologies/Informatics Weblog

Sumer's radiology site is an online radiology magazine authored by Dr Sumer K Sethi, MBBS, MD (Radiodiagnosis) Gold Medalist Author of many books and contributions to medical journals including the best seller "Review Of Radiology" a short book of radiology useful for medical students.More info about Dr Sumer Sethi available at- http://www.sumersethi.blogspot.com



Dr.Jagdish Khubchandani of MGM Med. college Indore,Youngest and the first Indian Author

Dr.Jagdish Khubchandani a medical graduate from Indore ,India becomes the first Indian author to write a book on foreign exams like the GRE TOEFL SAT GMAT IELTS.The author is also coming up with a webpage in April.Born in a small village of Rajasthan,India the author walked almost 3 miles to reach school.He has been an integral feature of community welfare programs at national and state level.His father Dr.Nihal khubchandani is a Pediatrician in the industrial town of Rajasthan,Kota.

The book of Dr.Jagdish Khubchandani is titled "A comprehensive review of foreign exams".The publishing house is Peepee Publishers New Delhi,India.The book is recommended by an American university English professor. The book and the page is about IELTS/GRE/GMAT/SAT/TOEFL.The author cleared all exams and helps in scholarship and admission search, responds to personal emails. The webpage link to reach the author is-- http://docjagdish.blogspot.com/

Dr.Jagdish Khubchandani is currently residing in Kentucky state of USA and plans to work as a public health professional in rural pockets of India.He is also a winner of many national and international awards including the medal of honor from social advisor of an ex-prime minister of India and also the "best citizen" award from ALMA NGO,Indore.

Poupularly known as a "split personality" by his peers for doing ten things at a time he is also a memeber of many charitable organizations.



National Conference on Hospital Management

CONPACH-2005

PGDHM- a new vocational course started in the year 2003 has developed its professionally trained pioneer batch and moving towards accomplishing second year. With a view to enrich our students with the latest trends and techniques in the field of health care management a two-day conference was held on 29th and 30th January 2005. The topic Patient Affle and Cost Effective Health Care most required for best possible patient care in the present scenario.

The objective of the National Conference: · To create and arena for promoting recent trends in health care practices. · To share the experience and expertise of leading personalities in the health care industry. · To create and awareness about our college as another destination for developing health care management professionals to bear the responsibility. · To provide the opportunity to various existing and upcoming health care professionals for understanding their better abilities and roles to play for qualitative inputs in-patient care.

The Inaugural of the conference: Dr Archana Chitnis (Hon.Minister,Higher Education Women & Child Development & Technical Education)

Dr P.L.Tondon Ex.-Dean Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal)

Key Note -Dr N.P Mishra (Leading Physician of Bhopal)

Six scientific sessions have been designed to discuss the different areas of health care Management: · Health Care Financing & Insurance (Chaired by-Dr.Hemchandra-Med. Superintendent SGPGI Lucknow)

· HRM-Efficiency Benevolent Care & Cost Effectiveness (Chaired by-Dr P.K.Rai-HOD, Kasturba Hospital Bhopal)

· Total Quality Management & Cost Control Related Practices (Chaired by-Dr O.P.Arora-Med. Director Kasturba Hospital, Bhopal)

· Health Care Marketing & Promotional Outcome (Chaired by-Dr Col Ravikant-Ex Director Choithram Hospital, Indore)

· Adaption of Key Technology Vs Cost Cutting Practices in Inventory (Chaired by-Dr. A.R.Banerji-Med. Director Bombay Hospital, Indore)

· Patient Friendly and Cost Effective Health Care (Chaired by-Dr.P.V.Bokil-Dir. Of Academic& Ruby Hall Clinic,Pune)

The conference was mosaiced by eminent personalities: · Dr. N.P. Mishra · Dr. P.V. Bokil (Ruby hall clinic, Pune) · Dr. A.R. Banerjee (Director, Bombay Hospital) · Dr. Hemchandra (SGPGIMS, Lucknow) · Mrs Promilaa Adhana (Fortis health care,Noida) · Dr Gurdeep Singh(Escorts heart hospital,Delhi) · Mr Ankush Gupta(Dr. L.H. Hiranandani Hospital, Mumbai) Participation of the illuminaries in CONPACH 2005 has not only honored our college but has also tightened the bond of association. The deliberations given by them have helped students in polishing their knowledge. The conference was ended with the fervent address by: Dr H.H Trivedi (Ritu Memmorial Hospital) We had student participants from leading hospitals administrations academicians, doctors, students of health care management and allied sciences across the country & from Bhopal. IMS Indore, BMHRC Bhopal, GMC ,Rainbow Hospital,Mayo Hospital,Dewani Hospital,Peoples General Hospital,Ayushman Hospital, Govt. Home Science College, Hoshangabad,BHEL College Bhopal, Bhoj Open University

The conference has not only promoted the new and emerging scope of hospital management but has also provided a platform for the graduates and post graduates students to envisage the new horizons of their future in the field of health care.

CONPACH-2005 has focused on the various avenues of recent trend and technologies in health care industry. Organizing this special event is a stepping-stone towards the exploration of new vistas in the realm of health care industry & this objective is fulfilled in this two day Conference.



Dental Tourism : Save & Enjoy!

Welcome to the World of Sahaj Dental Clinic: A Complete Dental Care : Offering a great oppurtunity to Experience Mystic India with World Class Dental Treatment. Where you Save and Enjoy, both.

Dental tourism is a budding concept for a planned vacation along with total Dental solution and care. Health problems and treatment are very costly in most of the European and American countries compared to this part of the world. We provide excellent package to meet your treatment expenditure and at the same time guide you to spend the vacation. You can enjoy your holidays and receive services related to Dentistry such as Dental Implants at a very affordable price.

A dentists can charge $300 to $400 for a Dental Filling in USA & Europe. It costs only $20 to $40 in India. A Root Canal is $3,000 in the West but only $100 to $200 in India. Dentures can cost $1,000 overseas but only $200 in India.

Dentistry is a growing industry with 13,000 practicing dentists in the US. However, at the same time it is not affordable by average citizens due to the expensive Dental Care Services. Dental treatment is generally not reimbursed by the National Health Schemes of some countries and is too expensive.

The difference in charge of a Dentist from US to India is worth a thought. That is why India has recently become a major tourist hub of Dental Care Solutions. You can have your teeth fixed and make your holidays memorable at the same time or, simply enjoy the different hues of Mystic India and get the Dental treatment done without getting a hole in your pocket.

Cost Effective

"Buying Expensive things make you feel bad once only, but the bitterness of poor quality lingers long, even after the sweetness of low cost is forgotten" - Dr. William Dickerson

In spite of low cost, you are still getting Quality Treatment in India primarily due to low labor cost as compared to any other region in world viz. Middle East, Western European Countries and United States of America.

For this reason, it is possible to receive high quality Dental Treatment at Sahaj Dental Clinic, Allahabad and Gurgaon, India, up to 75% less than what you would pay at home for the same.

Quality Control

At Sahaj Dental Clinic "Quality is First dan Foremost". That is why, in spite of being so cost-effective, we strictly adhere to the Quality Control of our Equipments nda Facilities, Materials, Procedures practiced in Dentistry and the Professional competency of our Dentists and Lab Technicians.

Because, savings are only meaningful if the patient receives Quality Treatment, equal to or better than that available in their home country.

Courtsey : Dr Sandeep Singh Dr Tanuja Ch Singh

Visit us at: www.sahajdental.com www.dentotourism.net

e-mail us at: [email protected] [email protected]



Doctor not criminally liable if patient dies of error: SC

Press Trust of India New Delhi, August 5

In a judgement that would relieve the entire medical fraternity, the Supreme Court has ruled that if a patient dies due to an error of judgement committed by the doctor, then he is not criminally liable though could have to pay damages.

This judgement was given by a Bench comprising Justice YK Sabharwal and Justice DM Dharmadhikari while quashing criminal proceedings against a plastic surgeon who faced trial for criminal charges for causing death of a person who had wanted to remove a minor deformity in his nose.

The Bench said for fixing criminal liability on a doctor or surgeon, the standard of negligence required to be proved should be so high as could be described as "gross negligence" or "reckless".

"It is not merely lack of necessary care, attention and skill," the Bench said and added "when a patient agrees to go for medical treatment or surgical operation, every careless act of the medical man cannot be termed as 'criminal'."

Justice Dharmadhikari, writing for the Bench, said it could be termed 'criminal' only when the medical man exhibited a gross lack of competence or inaction and wanton indifference to his patient's safety and which is found to have arisen from gross ignorance or gross negligence.

"Where a patient's death results merely from error of judgement or an accident, no criminal liability should be attached to it," the apex court said

"Mere inadvertence or some degree of want of adequate care and caution might create civil liability but would not suffice to hold him criminally liable," it added.



Your brain works hard while you are asleep

American neuroscientists have discovered that a good night's rest means hard work for some parts of brain.

The discovery shows that sleep is valuable for consolidating new information and is not a simple standby mode and local brain processing during the night leads to new skills being more firmly cemented.

Giulio Tononi of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his colleagues measured electrical brain signals in subjects who learned a simple computer game before going to sleep.

The kind of activity that occurs during sleep was increased in a penny-sized region in the brains of slumbering subjects who had learned the game. And someone with more of such activity in this area, which is in the top right hemisphere, tends to perform better in the morning.

This is the first time that waking behaviour has been shown to affect a specific part of the human brain during slumber. "It's a very elegant study," The Nature quoted Robert Knight, a neuroscientist of the University of California, as saying.



Sperm count downwardly mobile

There's bad news for men who use mobiles. New research suggests that the radiation given out by mobile phones reduces their sperm count by up to 30 per cent. Most at risk are those who carry their phones in their trouser pockets or belt holsters.

And that is not all — the research, conducted on 221 men over 13 months, says that even those sperms that survive are partially damaged, further reducing fertility.

The research says the damage to fertility could also be caused while the mobile is on stand-by mode, because it continues to make transmissions to the nearest radio masts.

The study, led by Dr Imres Fejes of the University of Szeged in Hungary, is the first to link male fertility with the use of mobile phones. Its findings will be presented on Tuesday at a conference in Berlin.

The Sunday Times quoted Fejes as having said: "The prolonged use of cell phones may have a negative effect on spermatogenesis (sperm production) and male fertility that deteriorates both concentration and motility (spontaneous movement)."

Scientists say that while the new research has suggested a connection between mobile use and male fertility, further research has to be conducted to confirm the findings and establish how exactly sperm production is effected. An emeritus professor of Physics at Nottingham University has already announced plans to launch a worldwide study of the impact of mobile phones on health.

A spokesman of the Mobile Phone Operators has disputed the findings.



Virus Predicts Progression to AIDS, Death

In patients infected with HIV, the presence of another virus in the blood called cytomegalovirus (CMV) increases their risk of developing AIDS and their risk of death. In fact, in the current study, the detection of CMV during follow-up was actually a better predictor of death than the HIV level itself. Numerous reports have linked CMV with progression of HIV disease. The new findings add to this by showing that even after the introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) in the mid-1990s, the association persists. HAART involves the combined use of various anti-HIV drugs and it has been credited with dramatically improving the survival of HIV-infected patients.

"In the era of HAART, there has been a dramatic decline in the" rates of CMV-related disease, senior author Dr. Paul D. Griffiths, from the Royal Free and University College Medical School in London, told Reuters Health. "But our results indicate that CMV infection is still present and it is still associated with progression of HIV disease."

The findings, which appear in The Lancet, are based on a study of 374 HIV-infected patients who were seen at the authors' institution after January 1st 1997 and followed for about 37 months. Nearly 95 percent of the patients were treated with HAART at some point during the study.

About 69 percent of patients tested negative for CMV throughout the study period, the authors report. In contrast, 4 percent of patients were persistently CMV positive and 27 percent were intermittently positive.

CMV positivity during follow-up doubled the risk of progressing to AIDS and quadrupled the risk of death. By contrast, HIV levels during follow-up predicted progression to AIDS, but not death.

CMV status is an important predictor of disease progression that, when coupled with HIV and immune cell testing, can help guide patient management, Griffiths said. "I think most (doctors) aren't measuring CMV because they think it's something that's gone away" with the introduction of HAART.

Griffiths observed that it remains to be determined whether CMV positivity is simply a predictor for disease progression or whether it actually causes it. He added that a trial involving patients treated with an anti-CMV drug or inactive "placebo" is currently underway and that should help answer this question.



Infections Seen From Cosmetic Surgeries

At least 12 women from the United States contracted bacterial infections after undergoing breast enlargement surgery or other cosmetic procedures in the Dominican Republic, the government said Monday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (news - web sites) said the women developed soft tissue infections known as mycobacterium abscesses after traveling to Santo Domingo for procedures between May 2003 and February 2004.

All have since recovered after being given antibiotics. Nine of them had to be hospitalized.

An increasing number of Americans are getting cosmetic surgery abroad because it is cheaper.

The CDC said that it has yet to establish the source of the infection but that previous outbreaks in other places have been attributed to contaminated surgical equipment.

The women were from New York, Rhode Island, North Carolina, Massachusetts and Puerto Rico and ranged in age from 19 to 59.

The symptoms included fever, chills, pain at the site of the surgery, and a lump under the skin.

The women underwent such procedures as breast enlargement or reduction surgery, tummy tucks and liposuction.

All of the women had come from the Dominican Republic or had some other connection to the country.

Officials from those states and the CDC were investigating. The Dominican Republic Ministry of Health is investigating several surgical centers, the CDC said.

The CDC is urging doctors who find similar cases to contact health officials.



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