Friday, March 4, 2011

Veterinary University Concludes National Level Diagnostic imaging Training

Ludhiana 04-Mar-2011(Gurzent Singh)

Department of Surgery and Radiology, GADVASU has organized a national level advanced refresher training course on "Diagnostic and Surgical procedures for Thoracic and abdominal disorders in Veterinary patients" under the aegis of Center of Advanced Faculty Training (CAFT), ICAR. Dr N.S. Saini, Director CAFT and Professor-cum-Head of the Department informed that the Centre of Advanced Studies was established in the department in the year 1994 and it was renamed as Centre of Advanced Faculty Training in 2009. Till date the department has conducted 22 training courses on various topics and over 260 Surgeons/Clinicians from various State Veterinary Universities/ State Agricultural Universities/ICAR institutes have been trained. Dr. N.S. Saini, informed that the Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology, GADVASU has done pioneer work in ultrasonography and Surgery of large and small animals and the training was envisaged to impart the knowledge to other institutes of India.

According to Dr Saini a total of 19 candidates were selected who represented 10 states of the country. The participants were trained on radiography, computerized radiography, endoscopy, echocardiography, laparoscopy, MRI, Ultrasonography and ultrasound guided biopsy were organized. Demonstrations were conducted for various procedures for large and small animal. Dr Saini further informed that Dr S.S. Bakshi from Delta Heart Centre, Ludhiana, Prof. L. Nagarajan from Madras Veterinary College, Dr. G.K. Singh from Pantnagar Agril. University, Dr. Amarpal from Indian Veterinary Institute, Bareilly and Dr. M. Khan from Srinagar, delivered the expert lectures.

Dr. Kusumakar Sharma, Assistant Director General (HRD), ICAR was the Chief Guest at the concluding function. He expressed satisfaction at the functioning of the department. He interacted with the participants and was impressed with the training module. He asked the department to continue the good work being done by the faculty. He said that more emphasis should be on practical training and hands on training as was in this training. He further impressed that the CAFT can play a pivotal role in the development of practical skills of the trainees. The trained personals should adopt these new techniques at their home institute and thus there should be maximum dissemination of the knowledge. The emphasis should be made on e-learning and the material taught to the trainees should available on the website of the university. He released the Compendium of Lectures for ready reference of the trainees. He also released a booklet on the 'Profile' of the Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology. He then distributed the certificates to the participants.

Dr. S.N.S. Randhawa, Dean PGS, GADVASU told that the department has many firsts to its credit like the ultrasonographic diagnosis and surgical treatment of Diaphragmatic hernia and Omasal Impection in Buffaloes has started first time in the World at this institute. Dr S.S. Singh, Dean College of Veterinary Sciences informed that a specialized diagnostic center has been approved for the university and it will have state of art imaging facilities like Color Doppler, computerized radiography, CT scan/MRI which will cater to the patients from all over North India.

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