7th Annual State Conference of Chest Diseases Organized at KIMS


The Department of Respiratory Medicine, KIMS organized the 17th Annual State Conference of Chest Diseases (CHESTCON 2021) under the aegis of Odisha Chest Society on April 3 – 4, 2021. The two-day conference with the theme ‘Post COVID Era and Lung Health’ was inaugurated by Prof. Hrushikesha Mohanty, Vice Chancellor, KIIT Deemed to be University in the presence of Maj. Gen. Dr. P. K. Patnaik, Chairman of Organising Committee; Prof. Jyoti Patnaik, President of Odisha Chest Society; Dr. Sudarshan Pothal, Vice President of Odisha Chest Society; and Dr. Manoj Kumar Panigrahi, Secretary of Odisha Chest Society. Dr. C. Mohan Rao, HOD, Department of Respiratory Medicine was the Organizing Secretary of the meet.

The conference was held in hybrid format with delegates attending both online and offline. The first day comprised a radiology quiz and free paper presentations by Post-Graduate students. The second day featured a scientific feast with multiple lectures by eminent speakers from KIMS, RMRC, AIIMS and other prominent institutes. A Souvenir was also brought out to commemorate the occasion.