CME on ‘Biopsies in Surgical Practice’



Aligarh : Faculty members and postgraduate students of General Surgery, Pathology, Radiodiagnosis, Gynecology/ Obstetrics and General Medicine refined their skills for patient care and acquired knowledge of latest developments in their specialties in the recently concluded Continuing Medical Education (CME) programme on ‘Biopsies in Surgical Practice’ of the Department of Surgery, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC), Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

In the keynote address, Dr (Col) Vikasa Rastogi (Professor and Head of Interventional Radiology, Dharamshila Narayana Super-speciality Hospital) spoke on the current ideas and latest developments for removal of some cells, tissue and fluids for examination.

He was delineating biopsy procedures and current ideas in surgical practice.

Prof Vikasa discussed recent developments in excisional biopsy, a process for removing an entire lump or suspicious area and incisional biopsy, involving removal of only a sample of tissue.

He was also a part of the live workshop on various biopsy techniques of different vital structures and the panel discussion on problem-solving applications of various biopsy techniques.

“Continuing Medical Education is crucial to the prosperity of health care providers—it allows a practitioner to learn and discover viable ways to improve on the patient care and effectively manage a career in the ever-changing landscape of the medical industry”, said Prof Rakesh Bhargava (Dean, Faculty of Medicine and Principal, JNMC).

Prof Afzal Anees (Chairman, Department of Surgery and CME Organising Chairman) pointed out: “This CME has provided the participants with the confidence for gaining professional growth to advance career status. I am sure they learned many effective medical team management skills for treatment plans”.

Prof Mohammad Aslam, Dr Yaqoob Hassan (Organising Secretary) and Dr Mohammad Habib Raza spoke on how biopsies are routinely done by surgeons, dermatologists and radiologists to determine whether a patient needs to undergo surgery or any other method of treatment.



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