By Mavis - Mangalore
Mangalore: The inaugural function was held in the Conference Hall, 3rd floor, Father Muller Medical College Hospital on the Sunday, the13th of December 2009 at 9:45 am. The chief guest was Dr.Naveenchandra Shetty, Professor, department of Radio-Diagnosis & Imaging, K.M.C., Mangalore. The function was presided over by Rev.Fr.Patrick Rodrigues, Director, Father Muller Charitable Institutions. Also on the dais for the inaugural function were Fr.Denis D’Sa – Administrator, Father Muller Medical College, Dr.B.Sanjeev Rai - the Chief of Medical Services, Dr.J.P.Alva – the Dean, Father Muller Medical College, Dr. H.B.Suresh – Professor and head of the department of Radio-diagnosis & Imaging and Dr.Nabil Sherif Mahmood – Assistant professor & organizing secretary, department of Radio-diagnosis & Imaging.
The function began with a prayer song invoking the blessings of the almighty. Soon after this, Dr.H.B.Suresh, Professor and head of the department of Radio-diagnosis & Imaging, formally welcomed the dignitaries & delegates to the C.M.E. Following this was the lighting of the lamp by the dignitaries on the dais.
Dr. Naveenchandra Shetty was then called upon to address the gathering. He spoke regarding the institution, appreciating the excellent service provided by the Hospital. He also added that Fr.Muller Medical College is a premier Post Graduate training institute and has a well equipped Radiology and Imaging department. Dr.B.Sanjeev Rai - the Chief of Medical Services then addressed the gathering. He spoke regarding the important role played by a Radiologist in diagnosis of various diseases & disease states, stressing on how radio diagnosis over the years has advanced by leaps and bounds. Following this Dr.J.P.Alva – the Dean, Father Muller Medical College spoke a few words. He felicitated the efforts of the organizing committee, and concluded reminding each of the delegates the importance of having sound knowledge of the basic sciences which form the foundation of a prudent clinician.
Rev.Fr.Patrick Rodrigues then delivered the presidential address. He spoke regarding the importance of active interaction of the surgical and medical departments with the Radiologists. Dr.Nabil Sherif Mahmood, Assistant professor & organizing secretary, department of Radio diagnosis & Imaging - Father Muller Medical College, delivered the vote of thanks. This was followed by the Institutional anthem, which marked the finalé of the inaugural function which was concluded by 10:30 am.
The C.M.E. was well attended by around 150 delegates, which included consultants and post graduates from the departments of Radio diagnosis, Oto-rhino-laryngology, Ophthalmology & other allied branches. Dr.Radhesh S. – Director and Chief Radiologist, Clumax Diagnostic and Research Centre - Bangalore, Dr.V.R.K.Rao – Professor & Head of the department of Radio-diagnosis & Imaging K.M.C. Manipal, Dr.Devadas Acharya – associate professor, department of Radio-diagnosis & Imaging - Yenepoya Medical College and Dr.Ashvini Kumar – Professor, department of Radio-diagnosis & Imaging - K.M.C. Mangalore, delivered informative guest lectures. Dr. Nabil Sherif Mahmood and Dr. Ram Shenoy Basti conducted a quiz for the post graduates who attended the C.M.E. The first & second prizes were won by Dr.Merwyn & Dr.Venkatesh respectively. All the sessions were well attended and appreciated by all.
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