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GMC, HAESI, IADVL organises CME on hereditary angioedema

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SRINAGAR: The Department of Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy, Government Medical College Srinagar, organized a CME on hereditary angioedema in collaboration with the Hereditary Angioedema Society of India (HAESI) and the Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists (IADVL) J&K chapter.

The CME was inaugurated by the Secretary of Health and Medical Education, Dr Syed Abid Rasheed Shah, while Professor Dr Iffat Hassan, Principal GMC Srinagar was the guest of honour.

Other dignitaries, present on the occasion, included Professor Sunil Dogra, President HAESI, Administrator Associated Hospitals, Mohammad Ashraf Hakak, Dr Yasmeen Jabeen, Head of the Department and President IADVL J&K, Dr Ankur Jindal, General Secretary HAESI and Dr Shagufta Rather, General Secretary, IADVL, J&K.

The secretary stressed on the need to conduct such informative CMEs at regular intervals.

The CME was attended by about 200 delegates including the residents and faculty from all departments of GMC Srinagar and other medical colleges of J&K.

The lectures deliberated upon by the faculty from PGIMER Chandigarh, GMC Srinagar and other medical colleges, SKIMS and Directorate of Health Services Kashmir besides hundreds of medical students also participated in the event.

The CME included numerous informative sessions with an emphasis on the diagnosis and management of Hereditary angioedema, which although rare and very fatal disease. The need for the availability of the necessary investigations and medications in the institution for the benefit of such patients was stressed upon.

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