Yashoda Hospitals conducted second annual CME and workshop “PULMO UPDATE 2019”
Yashoda Hospitals has evolved into a center of excellence for Pulmonary care with the most advanced equipment to facilitate complex procedures and round-the-clock emergency services. Keeping in line with the idea of sharing knowledge for progress, Yashoda organized the Second Annual CME and workshop “Pulmo Update 2019”. The conference follows an interesting structure of lectures and discussions of the technological and therapeutic advances in the field.
The Yashoda Hospitals has the best interventional pulmonary set-up in the Twin Telugu States which also includes Bronchial Thermoplasty. The team of Interventional Pulmonologists at Yashoda perform 300 Complex procedures and more than 1000 Bronchoscopies every year.
This scientific programme presented and critically assessed recent advances and key topics in Pulmonary care to enhance the knowledge of the participants along with a CME probramme on Pulmonary Medicine. The topics discussed were thoracoscopy and pleural procedures, and bronchoscopic hot and cold therapies.
More than 500 researchers and academicians from across the globe attended the Pulmo Update organized by Yashoda Hospitals, Somajiguda, on Saturday. The programme was organized in collaboration with international and national faculties including Dr. Tie Siew Teck, Interventional Pulmonologist & Head, Dept. of Pulmonology, Sarawak General Hospital, Malaysia and Dr. Yu Chen MD, Ph.D, Associate Director – Dept. Interventional Pulmonology, Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Health, Guangzhou, China. Dr R Vijai Kumar, chairman, Indian Chest Society, south zone; Dr Amita Nene, treasurer, Indian Association of Bronchology, and Dr K Subhakar, zonal task force chairman, RNTCP, also were among the participants.
Diseases affecting the respiratory system which include pneumonia, tuberculosis, asthma, COPD and lung cancer constitute a major public health problem. The incidence of all these diseases is steadily on the rise due to changing lifestyles and increasing pollution, a press release said.
Managing Director, Yashoda Group of Hospitals, Dr GS Rao stressed about the growing incidence of pulmonary diseases and said the hospital should ensure that the latest of the technologies were introduced as and when possible to improve patient care.
Director of Yashoda Hospitals Dr Pavan Gorukanti said the first day was a hands-on training session on various interventional pulmonology procedures which was attended by more than 500 pulmonologists from across the country. “Interventional Pulmonology is a new sub-specialty in pulmonary medicine which is rapidly gaining importance,” he said.