Aligarh : Skilled researchers, doctors, physicians, and clinicians from USA, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Malaysia and Bangladesh among other countries discussed the upcoming and featured technology and innovation in wound medication and how it has evolved over the years in the inaugural function of the two-day International WOUNDCARECON 2021 of the Department of Plastic Surgery, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC), Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).
Inaugurating the conference, the Chief Guest, AMU Vice Chancellor, Prof Tariq Mansoor spoke on the expansion and improvement of standards of care through cutting-edge techniques and technologies.
He emphasised that the wound care requires a multi-speciality approach which may include general surgeons, orthopaedicians, ENT surgeons, Gynaecologists, nursing staff and the plastic surgeons.
Prof Mansoor highlighted how recent technologies present interesting alternatives for wound debridement and discussed the innovative methods for the management of chronic wounds.
The Vice Chancellor also spoke about the hard work of the faculty members for starting the MCH course at the Department of Plastic Surgery.
“The two days of this conference will provide a platform for interaction between medical professionals—informing them about application of advanced medical technologies, paving the way to better health care for all”, said Prof Mansoor.
Attending the programme as the Guest of Honour, Prof Shahid A Siddiqui (Principal, JNMC) spoke on the recent developments in medicine, surgery, orthopaedics, microbiology, pathology and the role of alternative medicine in wound management.
He pointed out: “Methods of treatment and knowledge continue to evolve and will not cease to. The medical professionals should be aware and well acclimated with the latest developments”.
Prof R Bhargava (Dean, Faculty of Medicine) also attended the programme as the Guest of Honour.
Dr Surajit Bhattacharya (President, Society for Wound Care and Research- SWCR) elaborated the shift of focus from reconstructive surgery to regenerative surgery and called for more research in the field.
Dr Bhattacharya later handed over the Presidential medal to Prof Imran Ahmad (Chairman, Department of Plastic Surgery, JNMC and Organising Chairman of the programme)—who is lined-up to become the SWCR President in the coming year.
Dr Vijay Kumar (Principal, Rajarshri Dashrath Medical College, Ayodhya and Secretary, SCWR) stressed the need for the perfect blend of the latest technological advances and the time tested conventional wound care management protocols.
He delineated the importance of these conferences to be on a level with research related to advances in wound care.
Prof Imran Ahmad, Prof AH Khan, Prof M Yaseen and Dr Sarfaraz also discussed recent developments in the field.
Dr Aditi Sharma, Dr Gautam Chaudury, Dr Somnath Karad, Dr Sudhanshu Tripathi, Dr Indrajith K Sudhy, Dr Om Prakash, Dr Pavan Venkateshwar, Dr Ranga Kishore and Mr Gulshan Alam were instrumental in organising the paper presentations and live lectures on various modalities of wound management.
Dr Mohd Fahud Khurram (Organizing Secretary) extended the vote of thanks.