Two Eminent Docs from Yale and Nottingham Deliver Guest Lectures at KIMS


The Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) under its Guest Lecture Series as part of the Silver Jubilee Celebrations of the KIIT University, Soil to Silver, organized two sessions by two eminent speakers.

Prof Guruprasad Padur Aithal, Deputy Director Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre spoke on “Diagnosis and management of drug-induced liver injury: An analytical approach, Prof Dhanpat Jain, Professor of Pathology Yale University School of Medicine delivered a talk on “Liver fibrosis: Past, present and future.” The lectures were attended by senior Faculty members, Residents, Ph.D. Scholars and PG students.

Pro-Chancellor KIIT Deemed to be University and eminent Gastroenterologist Padma Shri Subrat Acharya and many senior Faculty members were present during the deliberations. Prof Emeritus YK Chawla and Prof Ashim Das chaired the two sessions while Principal Prof. A P Mohanty gave the welcome address.

After the Guest Lecture talks Prof Guruprasad Padur Aithal visited the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology including its wards on December 27 and saw the facilities and interacted with DM residents and consultants.

Prof Aithal discussed regarding the patients who underwent liver transplant procedures recently at KIMS and enquired about their overall health including the donor and the medications used during the process.

Later he had a fruitful discussion regarding patients admitted to the Gastroenterology ward. He discussed various issues in patients with acute liver failure (ALF), acute and chronic liver failure (ACLF), alcoholic hepatitis and non-alcoholic hepatitis. He also discussed regarding intestinal Tuberculosis and various gaps in knowledge in treating patients with ALF, ACLF and cirrhosis. Finally, Prof Aithal also had a discussion regarding various upcoming projects on chronic liver diseases.

Similarly, Prof Dhanpat Jain had talks in the Department of Pathology, KIMS on December 27 and 28. While during his first talk he dealt with the topic “Case-based discussion on common and uncommon lesions of gastrointestinal (GI) tract,’’ his second deliberation was titled “Case-based discussion on GI biopsy which looks deceptively normal.’’

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