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Padma Shri and Dr B C Roy National Awardee
Dr KK Aggarwal
President, Heart Care Foundation of India; Sr Consultant Physician, Cardiologist and Dean Medical Education Moolchand Medcity; Chairman Ethical Committee Delhi Medical Council; Chairman (Delhi Chapter) International Medical Sciences Academy; Hony Director IMA AKN Sinha Institute (08–09); Hony Finance Secretary National IMA (07–08); Chairman IMA Academy of Medical Specialties (06–07); President Delhi Medical Association (05–06), President IMA New Delhi Branch (94–95, 02–04); Editor in Chief IJCP Group of Publications & Hony. Visiting Professor (Clinical Research) DIPSAR

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Surprising findings on omega–3 fats, trans fats, and prostate cancer risk

For men who are concerned about their prostate health, one consistent recommendation over the years has been to add to their diets healthy fats, like the omega–3 fats found in fatty fish, and to cut back on unhealthy fats, like trans and saturated fats. A report in the American Journal of Epidemiology muddies the waters on this.

A study of men taking part in the nationwide Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial found a link between high intake of heart–healthy omega–3 fats and increased risk of developing aggressive, high–grade prostate cancer, while high intake of artery–damaging trans fats was linked to a lower risk. Should these results prompt men to scale back on fish and eat more processed food? No. Experts I talked with recommend staying the course when it comes to dietary fats (Suzanne Rose, Editor, www.HarvardProstateKnowlege.org )

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    Changing Practice – Resource which has changed practice in last one year

Timing of treatment for relapsed ovarian cancer

For most women, second–line treatment for relapsed ovarian cancer be initiated at the time when signs or symptoms of a disease recurrence are detected, rather than on the basis of an asymptomatic elevation in the CA–125 level. However, this decision should be individualized and based upon an active discussion between physicians and patients of the risks and benefits of early versus delayed treatment. (October 8, 2010)

http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2010/125320s007lbl.pdf (Accessed on November 22, 2010)

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Bhagwad Gita

Padma Shri Awardee Dr K K Aggarwal and Pt Ved Prakash on Bhagwad Gita Chapter 2 Shlokas 1 to 9. weekly class

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    Photo Feature (from the HCFI Photo Gallery)

Check Up Camp by HCFI

A Heart Checkup Camp was organised by Heart Care Foundation of India on 21st December 2010 for BSNL employees at BSNL Bhawan, Janpath. In the photo: Padma Shri and Dr BC Roy National Awardee Dr KK Aggarwal giving a CPR class to BSNL employees.

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    National News

Radiation levels will now be displayed on handsets: Sachin Pilot

The Indian government has announced new guidelines for handset makers and telecom tower manufacturers in light of health concerns related to radiation from cell phone towers and devices. This follows a World Health Organisation (WHO) report stating radiation from cell phone towers and devices may lead to cancer. The inter–ministerial group set up by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) in August 2010 has submitted its final report on the new regulations. According to the group, mobile handsets have to now mandatorily declare the radiation levels. It has also proposed revising the limit of 2 watts per kilogram averaged over 10 grams tissue to 1.6 watts per kilogram averaged over 1 gram tissue. For mobile towers, the group has suggested strict radiation norms, shifting from the current range of ‘safe power density’ of f/200 watts per square meter (ICNIRP guidelines) to f/2000 watts per square meter. In a press release, the Union Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology Sachin Pilot said that while telecom is a huge success story in India, any possible health related effects of radiation emitted by mobile phones and towers are to be reflected and ensured in the guidelines.
(Source: http://techcircle.vccircle.com/500/radiation–levels–will–now–be–displayed-on-handsets-sachin-pilot/, June 6, 2011)

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    International News

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Waist size is a better predictor of health, especially in heart patients

Research studies and health experts have long predicted that waist size is a better way to estimate heart disease and mortality risk than BMI. Now a new review article published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology adds to the list of evidence in favor of measuring waist size. The article, which reviews and analyzes results from several major studies, declares that waist size provides a far more accurate way to predict a heart patient’s chances of dying at an early age from a heart attack or other causes. Researchers from the Mayo Clinic analyzed data from just under 16,000 heart patients who had participated in previous studies. More than one–third of the patients died during the studies, which lasted from six months to eight years. The researchers found that heart patients with a high ratio of waist–to–hip circumference or a large waist size (greater than 35 inches for women or greater than 40 inches for men) were 70 percent more likely to die during the study period than those with smaller waists. The combination of a large waist and a high BMI upped the risk of death even more, indicating that overall body weight does play a part, although it’s to a lesser extent. In order to keep your waistline down, aim to exercise or be active on most days of the week.

(Dr GM Singh)

Major manifestations of Sjogren’s syndrome

  • Autoimmune thyroiditis can lead to abnormal thyroid hormone levels.
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease can cause heartburn and difficulty in swallowing.
  • Primary biliary cirrhosis, an autoimmune disease of the liver, can lead to scarring of liver tissues.
  • Cancer of the lymph glands.
  • Hypokalemic periodic paralysis in which excessive dehydration leads to low potassium levels in the blood leading to paralysis.
  • Renal tubular acidosis in which the kidneys fail to excrete acids into urine.

Preventive MeasuresPrecautions that keep this syndrome under control

  • Moisture replacement therapy to ease dryness.
  • Eye drops to reduce inflammation of the tear glands.
  • Drinking plenty of fluids to treat oral dryness.
  • Proper dental hygiene to avoid dental decay.
  • Sucking sugarless lemon drops or glycerin swabs to help stimulate salivary glands.

(Dr Monica and Brahm Vasudev)

Vitamin D screen not required for healthy people

As per guidelines released by the Endocrine Society, screening healthy individuals for vitamin D deficiency is not required. Dr. Michael F. Holick, who headed the Task Force, said that they are recommending screening for those at risk for vitamin D deficiency – those who are obese, African Americans, pregnant and lactating women and patients with malabsorption syndromes. At risk patients should be screened by measuring serum 25–hydroxyvitamin D levels using a reliable assay. The guidelines were released at the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society and will be published in the July issue of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (doi: 10.1210/jc.2011–0385).

Gout enhances risk of MI in young

According to a study reported at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology,gout is an independent risk factor for acute myocardial infarction, even among younger patients and those without cardiovascular risk factors.

    Twitter of the Day

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@SanjivChopra: Nonviolence is the summit of bravery. Mahatma Gandhi

    Spiritual Update

Hanuman Chalisa

Jo Sat Baar Paath Kar Koi
Chhutahi Bandi Maha Sukh Hoi

Meaning: By repeating this mantra one hundred times, one is liberated by all problems and obtains unlimited happiness.

Spiritual Significance: By repeating this process of meditative pranayama with the bija sound one hundred times one gets liberated of all reversible sicknesses and acquires unlimited happiness.

    An Inspirational Story

(Dr Anupam Sethi Malhotra)

Beautiful Message……

Change Your Thinking

It will take just 37 seconds to read this and change your thinking.

Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same hospital room. One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour each afternoon to help drain the fluid from his lungs. His bed was next to the room’s only window.

The other man had to spend all his time flat on his back. The men talked for hours on end. They spoke of their wives and families, their homes, their jobs, their involvement in the military service, where they had been on vacation. Every afternoon, when the man in the bed by the window could sit up, he would pass the time by describing to his roommate all the things he could see outside the window.

The man in the other bed began to live for those one hour periods where his world would be broadened and enlivened by all the activity and color of the world outside.The window overlooked a park with a lovely lake. Ducks and swans played on the water while children sailed their model boats. Young lovers walked arm in arm amidst flowers of every color and a fine view of the city skyline could be seen in the distance.

As the man by the window described all this in exquisite details, the man on the other side of the room would close his eyes and imagine this picturesque scene. One warm afternoon, the man by the window described a parade passing by. Although the other man could not hear the band – he could see it in his mind’s eye as the gentleman by the window portrayed it with descriptive words. Days, weeks and months passed.

One morning, the day nurse arrived to bring water for their baths only to find the lifeless body of the man by the window, who had died peacefully in his sleep. She was saddened and called the hospital attendants to take the body away.

As soon as it seemed appropriate, the other man asked if he could be moved next to the window. The nurse was happy to make the switch, and after making sure he was comfortable, she left him alone. Slowly, painfully, he propped himself up on one elbow to take his first look at the real world outside. He strained to slowly turn to look out the window besides the bed. It faced a blank wall.

The man asked the nurse what could have compelled his deceased roommate who had described such wonderful things outside this window.The nurse responded that the man was blind and could not even see the wall.

She said, ‘Perhaps he just wanted to encourage you.’

Epilogue:There is tremendous happiness in making others happy, despite our own situations. Shared grief is half the sorrow, but happiness when shared, is doubled. If you want to feel rich, just count all the things you have that money can’t buy.
‘Today is a gift, that is why it is called The Present.’

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    Pediatric Update

(Dr. Neelam Mohan, Director Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Liver Transplantation, Medanta – The Medicity)

How do we manage a case of chronic constipation in children?

The basic aim for treating such cases is cleaning of fecal retention, prevention of further retention and promotion of regular bowel habits. The general approach includes:

  • Disimpaction
  • Initiation of maintenance treatment with a laxative
  • Dietary modification, toilet training, and close follow–up
    Infertility Update

Dr. Kaberi Banerjee, Infertility and IVF Specialist Max Hospital; Director Precious Baby Foundation

What is a typical IVF calendar?

The sequence of events depends on the treatment protocol that has been planned for you. Usually OPD–based injections are started on Day 20 of previous menses, further gonadotrophins with follicular monitoring and blood tests start from 2nd day of menses for about 10 days. You may need daycare admission for oocyte retrieval as you will be administered anesthesia. Two days later you will come back for Embryo transfer which is an OPD USG–guided procedure. In a different protocol, stimulation starts from Day 2/3 of period and collection is done around day 15 after 10–12 days of stimulation.

    IJCP Special

Dr Good Dr Bad

Situation: A patient of asthma on inhaled corticosteroids was prescribed tiotropium as add-on.
Dr. Bad: Stop it and double the dose of steroids.
Dr. Good: Continue it.
Lesson: The addition on tiotropium to low–dose, inhaled steroids has been shown to improve asthma control in many studies.

Make Sure

Situation: A patient after sublingual nitrate developed fainting attack.
Reaction: Oh my God! Why was the systolic murmur missed on auscultation?
Lesson: Make sure that patient with left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) obstruction are not given sublingual nitrates.

  SMS of the Day

(Dr GM Singh)

Always keep hoping for good--------As the famous japanese thought says. "keep a green tree in your heart, the singing birds will automatically come."

    Medicolegal Update

(Dr Sudhir Gupta, Additional Prof, Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, AIIMS)

Blood sample in legal case?

If the sample of blood is collected for alcohol estimation, the site of injection should be cleaned by saline swab and not by spirit swab.

  • About 3–4 ml of blood is drawn as sample.
  • Chemically clean evacuated tubes of 5ml should be used in sample collection.
  • Labels with identification codes to mark the tubes should be water-proof and should not be vulnerable to deep freezing temperatures.
  • EDTA should be used as anticoagulant. Tubes with liquid EDTA/fluoride reduce the risk of hemolysis leads to altered results.
  • 2ml of 5% aqueous solution of sodium citrate containing 0.2% w/v of formaldehyde or 0.5% w/v of formalin solution must be added to prevent decomposition which may alter results.
  • Plastic vacuum tubes/Plastic vacuum gel tubes are preferred to glass tubes. If vacuum tubes are not available or tubes are opened for freely flowing samples, stoppers that do not react with blood constituents should be available.
  • Special boxes for tube transfer and storage, earmarked refrigerator/freezer must be available in hospital conducting medicolegal cases.
  • About 3–4 ml of blood is taken in a sterile 5ml injection vial (properly sealed and labeled) containing about 2ml of 5% aqueous solution of sodium citrate containing 0.2% w/v of formaldehyde (or 0.5% w/v of formalin solution).
  • Two approximately 1 cm × 1cm sized blood stains are formed on clean cotton cloth/gauze pieces and, after they are dry, they are transferred to a sterile 10ml injection vial it should be properly dried, before packing to avoid decomposition and then sealed and labeled.
  • Bloodstains located on the body of an uninjured person are taken by rubbing with moistened clean cotton cloth pieces, it should be properly dried, before packing to avoid decomposition and then sealed and labeled.
  Vitamins—Open Secrets revealed

(Dr Jitendra Ingole, MD Internal Medicine)

The impact of vitamin C on oxidative stress–related diseases is moderate because of its limited oral bioavailability and rapid clearance. Parenteral administration can increase the benefit of vitamin C supplementation as is evident in critically ill patients. In critically ill patients and after severe burns, the rapid restoration of depleted ascorbate levels with high–dose parenteral Vitamin C may reduce circulatory shock, fluid requirements and oedema.

Summary: Oxidative stress is associated with reduced ascorbate levels. Ascorbate is particularly effective in protecting the vascular endothelium, which is especially vulnerable to oxidative stress. The restoration of ascorbate levels may have therapeutic effects in diseases involving oxidative stress. The rapid replenishment of ascorbate is of special clinical significance in critically ill patients who experience drastic reductions in ascorbate levels, which may be a causal factor in the development of circulatory shock. Supraphysiological levels of ascorbate, which can only be achieved by the parenteral and not by the oral administration of vitamin C, may facilitate the restoration of vascular function in the critically ill patient. (Ref: Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care 2006 Nov;9(6):697–703.)

    Mind Teaser

Read this…………………

A previously healthy 23–year–old woman residing in Washington DC is admitted to the hospital with a 2–day history of cough, substernal chest pain, fever (40°C), headache, chills, rigors, myalgias, coryza, and sore throat. On chest ×–ray, she has patchy, nodular infiltrates and a pleural effusion. The sputum reveals numerous gram–negative coccobacilli. Despite empiric treatment with a beta–lactam antibiotic, she continues to deteriorate over the next 48 hours. On the second hospital day, three of her co–workers are admitted to the hospital with similar symptoms. The possibility of a deliberate epidemic is considered, and the differential diagnosis is broadened to include inhalational anthrax, pneumonic plague, and inhalation tularemia.

Which of the following communications to the public health system is most appropriate?

A. Immediately inform the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
B. Confirm the diagnosis and inform the CDC
C. Immediately inform the local or state public health organization
D. Confirm the diagnosis and inform the local or state public health organization

Yesterday’s Mind Teaser: A peacock laid an egg on the top of a hill. One side of the hill is rocky, the other side is smooth. Which way would the egg roll safely to the ground?

Answer for Yesterday’s Mind Teaser: Neither; a peacock does not lay eggs. Peahens do!

Correct answers received from: Dr Kala Sarma, Dr T Samraj, Dr Pramod M Kulkarni, Dr Muthumperumal Thirumalpillai, Dr Deepali Chatterjee, Dr BB Aggarwal, Dr Rajshree Aggarwal, Dr Doraisami Sundaram,
Dr Krishnan Balasubramanian, Dr Anurag Julka, Dr U Gaur, Dr Anil Bairaria, Dr Neelam Nath, Dr G Padmanabhan, Dr Mushtaq Sofi.

Answer for 6th June Mind Teaser
: A. Chickenpox
Correct answers received from: Dr U Gaur, Anil Bairaria, Dr Varesh Nagrath, Dr Mushtaq Sofi, Dr Rakesh Jora, Dr Manjesha, Dr Nayan, Dr Sudeendra Gupta S, Dr Ancilla Tragler, Dr RVSNS Ramachandrudu,
Dr Rakesh Bhasin, Dr Prashant Bharadwaj, Dr Khurshid Alam, Dr Satyanarayana Akupatni.

Send your answer to ijcp12@gmail.com

    Medi Finance Update

There is no tax return for salary and interest income up to Rs 5 lakh. In India, as many as 85 lakh salaried tax payers whose taxable income, including salary and interest income, is up to Rs 5 lakh, are not required to file income–tax return from now onwards.

    Laugh a While

(Dr GM Singh)

Lovely Girl

An Army driver was chauffeur to a Major who was a notorious womanizer. One day, the major saw a lovely girl. "Turn the car around," he ordered. The driver promptly stalled the car. By the time he had re–started it the girl had vanished. "Driver," said the major, "you’d be a total loss in an emergency."
"I thought I did pretty well," the driver said. "That was my girl."

    Drug Update

List of approved drugs from 01.01.2010 to 31.8.2010

Drug Name
DCI Approval Date
Naftopidil Tablets 25/50/75mg
For the treatment of dysuria associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia.
    Obesity Update

Dr. Parveen Bhatia and Dr. Pulkit Nandwani

Understanding Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

Complications of LSG

The incidence of perioperative major and minor complications in the literature is approximately 5% and 11%, respectively.

Bleeding and staple–line leak, although rare, are the most common postoperative complications of LSG. Bleeding usually occurs along the staple line or the greater omentum which has been freed from the greater curvature during the procedure. When bleeding is identified, conservative management of stopping anticoagulation and appropriate fluid or blood resuscitation is usually sufficient in most of cases. Management of the leak, however, is usually difficult and may include conservative treatment with the placement of endoscopic stents or may require reoperation that includes peritoneal draining and placement of drainage tubes or even total gastrectomy.

    IMSA Update

International Medical Science Academy (IMSA) Update

Safety guidelines for atypical antipsychotic medications in children

With exception of using risperidone (i.e., for the management of irritability associated with Autism, manic and mixed episodes associated with Bipolar I Disorder, and Schizophrenia) and aripiprazole (i.e., for manic and mixed episodes associated with Bipolar I Disorder and Schizophrenia), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not approved the use of AAMs in children and adolescents.

(Ref: McKinney C, Renk K. Atypical antipsychotic medications in the management of disruptive behaviors in children: Safety guidelines and recommendations. Clin Psychol Rev 2010 Nov 18. Epub ahead of print)

    Public Forum

(Press Release for use by the newspapers)

Nosebleeds are common in summers

Nosebleed is a common problem, occurring in up to 60 percent of the general population and is often due to a respiratory illness or dry conditions. Dryness of the nose is common in summer because of the use of air conditioners and also in winters due to the cold, dry weather, said Padma Shri and Dr B C Roy National Awardee Dr KK Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Dr. Aru Handa, Department Co–coordinator and Senior Consultant Dept. of ENT, Moolchand Medcity.

Some common reasons for nosebleeds are as follows:

  • Nasal allergies
  • Blowing the nose too hard or trying to remove something from inside the nose.
  • A result of "popping" the ear
  • Nasal exposure to chemicals
  • Frequent sneezing or having an upper respiratory infection
  • Use of nasal spray or a blood–thinning drug, such as aspirin
  • Inhaling air that is extremely dry or cold
  • Having undergone recent surgery on the nose or elsewhere on the face
  • Breaking the nose or a similar injury
  • Uncontrolled high blood pressure

Properly instructed patients may achieve control of bleeding unassisted. The correct procedure involves grasping the nose alae distally. The patient should be advised not to check for active bleeding, but instead to maintain constant pressure for at least five minutes.

Other maneuvers include bending forward at the waist while sitting up (to avoid swallowing blood), placing a plug of cotton wool or tissue paper into the bleeding nostril (sometimes coated with antibiotic ointment), expectorating blood that accumulates in the pharynx, and a cold compress applied to the bridge of the nose.

These maneuvers should also be taught to high–risk patients for use at home.

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National Conference on "Insight on Medico Legal Issues"
Date: Sunday, 10th July, 2011
Venue: Auditorium, Chinmaya Mission, 89, Lodhi Road, New Delhi – 10003

eMedinewS and Heart Care Foundation of India are jointly organizing the first-ever National Conference on "Insight on Medico Legal Issues" to commemorate "Doctors’ Day".
The one–day conference will provide total insight into all the medicolegal and ethical issues concerning the practicing doctors. Both medical and legal experts will interact with the delegates on important issues.
You are requested to kindly register in advance as seats are limited. There will be no registration fee. You can register by sending your request at rekhapapola@gmail.com or at 9899974439.


Session: Ethical Issues in Medical Research (8 am–8.30am)
Chairpersons: Dr T K Joshi
Moderators: Dr K K Aggarwal and Dr Girish Tyagi

Topic: Rights of a patient in medical trial, Speaker: Ajay Agrawal (Sr Advocate), Time: 8 am–8.10 am
Topic: Ethical Issues in a medical trial, Speaker: Dr Ranjit Roy Chaudhury, Time: 8.10 am–8.20 am
Topic: Statutory permits required for conducting trials, Speaker: Ms Priya Hingorani (Sr Advocate), Time: 8.20 am–8.30 am

Session: Medical ethics and organ donations (8.30 am–9.00 am)
Chairpersons: Dr N V Kamat and Dr Anil Bansal
Moderators: Dr K K Aggarwal and Dr Girish Tyagi
Topic: Ethical issues in IVF practice, Time: 8.30 am–8.37 am
Topic: 100% voluntary blood donation, Speaker: Dr N K Bhatia, Time: 8.37 am–8.44 am
Topic: Need for do not resuscitate laws in India, Speaker: Dr Rajesh Chawla, Time: 8.44 am–8.51am
Topic: Ethical issues in organ transplantation, Speaker: Dr Neelam Mohan Time: 8.51 am–8.58 am

Session: Handling cases of death (9 am–9.30 am)
Chairpersons: Mr S K Saggar and Dr Arvind Chopra
Moderators: Dr K K Aggarwal and Dr Girish Tyagi
Topic: How to declare the death? Speaker: Dr Ambrish Mithal, Time: 9.00 am–9.10 am
Topic: Spiritual considerations in a dying patient, Speaker: Dr S C Tewari, Time: 9.10 am–9.20 am
Topic: Medico legal and ethical issues in post mortem, Speaker: Dr G K Sharma, Time: 9.20 am–9.30 am

Session: Medical Insurance (9.30 am –10 am)
Chairpersons: Mr Vibhu Talwar, Dr H K Chopra and Dr Vinod Khetrapal Moderator: Dr K K Aggarwal
Topic: Indemnity Insurance Time: 9.30 am–9.40 am
Topic: Engaging a lawyer Speaker: Ms Meenakshi Lekhi (Sr Advocate) Time: 9.40 am–9.50 am
Topic: Understanding various court procedures Speaker: Maninder Acharya (Sr Advocate) Time: 9.50 am–10.00 am

Session: How to handle medico legal cases? (10 am–10.30 am)
Chairpersons: Dr Anil Goyal and Dr Rajiv Ahuja
Moderators: Dr K K Aggarwal and Dr. Girish Tyagi
Topic: When to do the MLC? Speaker: Dr M C Gupta (Advocate), Time: 10.00 am–10.10 am
Topic: Checklist of MLC case Speaker: Dr Sudhir Gupta Time: 10.10 am–10.20 am
Topic: Medicolegal record keeping Speaker: Mr Siddarth Luthra (Sr Advocate) Time: 10.20 am–10.30 am

Session: Medical Consent (10.30 am–11 am)
Chairpersons: Dr Vinay Aggarwal and Dr P K Dave
Moderators: Dr K K Aggarwal and Dr Girish Tyagi
Topic: Types of consent Speaker: Ms Indu Malhotra (Sr Advocate) Time: 10.30 am–10.40 am
Topic Ideal consent Speaker: Dr Manoj Singh Time: 10.40 am–10.50 am

Session: Fallacies in acts applicable to medical profession (11 am–11.30 am)
Chairpersons: Dr Anup Sarya and Dr Sanjiv Malik
Moderators: Dr K K Aggarwal and Dr Girish Tyagi
Topic: MTP, PNDT Act Speaker: Dr Kaberi Banerjee, Time: 11.00–11.10 am
Topic: Organ Transplant Act, Speaker: Dr Anupam Sibbal Time: 11.10–11.20 am
Topic: State Medical Councils and Medical Council of India Speaker: Dr DK Diwan Time: 11.20–11.30 am

Session: Inauguration: 11.30 am to 12.00 noon
Invited Guests: Justice Vipin Sanghi, Dr KK Talwar, Dr Shiv Sarin and Dr A K Agarwal

Session: Professional misconduct and professional ethics (12.00 am–1.00 pm)
Chairpersons: Dr A K Agarwal, Dr D S Rana and Dr H S Rissam
Moderators: Dr K K Aggarwal and Dr Girish Tyagi
Topic: Doctor–pharma relationship Time: 12.00–12.10 pm
Topic: Advertisement and medical practice Speaker: Dr P Lal, Time: 12.10 pm–12.20 pm
Topic: Rights of a patient Speaker: Dr Navin Dang Time: 12.20 pm–12.30 pm
Topic: Rights of a doctor Speaker: Dr Ajay Gambhi, Time: 12.30 pm–12.40 pm
Topic: Kickbacks, touts and commercialization in medical practice Speaker: Dr Ashok Seth Time: 12.40 pm–12.50 pm
Topic: Complaints of a doctor against doctor Time: 12.50 pm–01.00 pm

Session: When it is not negligence? (1.00 pm to 2.00 pm)
Chairpersons: Dr Prem Kakkar and Dr S K Sama
Moderators: Dr K K Aggarwal and Dr. Girish Tyagi
Topic: What is medical negligence? Speaker: Dr Girish Tyagi, Time: 1.00 pm–1.10 pm
Topic: Medical accidents Speaker: Dr Vijay Aggarwal Time: 1.10 pm–1.20 pm
Topic: Professional Misconduct Speaker: Mr Mukul Rohatgi (Sr Advocate) Time: 1.20 pm–1.30 pm
Topic: How to defend a complaint? Speaker: Dr K K Aggarwal Time: 1.30 pm–1.40 pm
Topic: Out of court settlement Time: 1.40 pm–1.50 pm
Topic: Compensation Vs Cancellation of License Speaker: Dr O P Kalra, Time: 1.50 pm–2.00 pm


September 30th to October 2nd, 2011, Worldcon 2011 – XVI World Congress of Cardiology, Echocardiography & Allied Imaging Techniques at The Leela Kempinski, Gurgaon (Delhi NCR), INDIA

from Sept 29, 2011: A unique & highly educative Pre–Conference CME, International & national icons in the field of cardiology & echocardiography will form the teaching faculty.
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Medifilmfest (1st International Health Film Festival in Delhi)

October 14–23, 2011, As part of 18th MTNL Perfect Health Mela 2011(Screening of films October 14–17, Jury Screening at Jamia Hamdarad University Auditorium October 18–19, award winning films at TalKatora Stadium October 19–23, 2011)
Organized by: Heart Care Foundation of India, World Fellowships of Religions, FACES, Bahudha Utkarsh Foundation and Dept of Health and Family Welfare Govt of NCT of Delhi.
Entries Invited: from feature films, Ad Films, Serials, Documentary Films, Cartoon Films, Animation Films, Educational films; films on Yoga, Siddha, Ayurveda, Unani, Homeopathy; Indigenous Healing, Films promoting the Bio–cultural Diversity, Medical Tourism, Visual and Medical Anthropology, Gender sensitization, awareness drive on socio–medical issues and health journalism. The films can be of variable durations (0–1 minute, upto 3 minutes, upto ten minutes, upto 45 minutes and upto an hour and beyond).
Separate entries are also invited for "factual mistakes in feature films concerning health". This can be in the form of 1–5 minutes footages.

Categories:Competitive category/ Non Competitive category/ Special screening
Sub Categories:

1. General: Documentaries, animation films, corporate films, Ad films, TV health programs/reports, health chat shows.

2. Special: Short instances of "depiction of wrong health messages" through the films.

Subjects: Health, disease, sanitation, yoga, spiritual health, environment, social issues, food, better living, Indigenous healing, medical tourism, visual & medical anthropology, gender sensitization, health journalism. Duration: 0–10 seconds; <30 minutes, 30–60 minutes, 1–3 hours. Language: English or Hindi, or sub tilled in English/Hindi. Fee: No fees from participants. Entry to the film show free. Format: Any format duly converted into DVD (compatible to the latest players/systems) Boarding, Lodging and Travel Expenses: Own, the participants may raise their own sponsorships

For details contact: Dr KK Aggarwal/Dr Kailash Kumar Mishra/Mr M Malik at


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