Bhubaneswar: Primary Immunodeficiency disorders (PIDs) have been under- recognized and under- diagnosed entity for a long time in our country. In view of this,
the Dept. of Pediatrics of Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) under the leadership of Prof Dr. Aswini Ku. Mohanty & in association with Indian Patient’s Society for Primary Immunodeficiency (IPSPI) has hosted a CME on Primary Immunodeficiency Disorders on 8th April 2012 at KIMS. This CME is 1st of its kind in eastern region of the country. Primary immunodeficiency (PI) causes children and adults to have infections that come back frequently or are unusually hard to cure. 1:500 persons are affected by one of the known primary PIs. One should be aware about the symptoms as well as the possible presence of an underlying PI.
At the outset Prof.Aswini Mohanty welcomed the dignitaries on the dais, speakers &chair persons .Speaking about the theme of the CME of PID, Dr. Dipika Mohanty from Bhubaneswar said this is very important for the pediatricians , Medicine students should attend the programs like this, as they can learn more from CMEs like this. Mrs. Rubby Chawla, President IPSPI said, due to less awareness and lack of proper laboratoryfacilities
diagnosis is far from satisfactory in India. IPSPI, therefore has been formed to provide awarness & all medical support to the patient who are suffering from this disorder. Welcoming all the delegates Prof. Ashok S. Kolaskar, VC, KIIT said, most people are unaware about the PID & stressed many more CMEs should be conducted all over the country. Dr. A. Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS in his address said, any primary deficiency like health, education, food, shelter, cloth or immune deficiency definitely causes disaster to a child . So we should be aware of this. KIMS is always trying to promote health of children and women for which a 200 bedded institute of Pediatrics & 200 bedded O&G ward are being developed at KIMS.
Many eminent national faculties including Dr. Mukesh Desai from Mumbai, Dr. Dinesh Kaul from New Delhi, Dr. Manisha Madkaikar from Mumbai, Dr. Uday Sahu from Hyderabad, Santosh K. Kar, DR Deepika Mohanty,prof. Aswini Mohanty from Bhubaneswar had deliberated speech on the topics including immune system of body, development of immunodeficiency state, clinical
manifestations and early diagnosis of PID, laboratory diagnosis of PIDs, type of PID in different infections, PID & nutrition, management of PIDs, case studies of PID have also discussed during the day long CME programme.Eminent Professors like prof. Bidyut Das ,prof N. Mohanty ,prof. S.C. Das,Prof G.C. Mishra. ,Prof. O.P. Panigrahi.
The HODs, faculties, JRs and PG students from all the medical colleges of the state & pediatrics specialists & private practitioners also participated in this CME. Prof. A. K. Mohanty, HOD, Pediatrics, KIMS welcome the dignitaries, while Dr. B. C. Das, Dean-cum-Principal proposes the vote of thanks. Dr. S. C. Dash, Director, KIMS; Dr. R. N. Samanta, CEO, KIMS; Mr. Panchanan Parida, MR,MS KIMS also present on the occasion.