CME on Adolescent Gynecology

A CME  on ‘Adolescent Gynecology’ was organized by the Department of  Obstetrics and Gynecology , Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute , Pilliyarkuppam, Pondicherry on 18.02.2017 in the premises of Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth. The program was started with the welcome address by Prof. Seetesh Ghose, Head of Dept.of OG, MGMC &RI. Giving keynote address and inaugurating Prof. M. Ravishankar, Dean MGMCRI, a highlighted the various common gynecological problems faced by adolescent girls along with its magnitude and the role of gynecologists to prevent and promote adolescent health. He also emphasized to go to the community and to hold awareness session of this among the adolescent girl. Inaugural function was also attended by Prof. Nirmal Coumar , Medical Superintendent who inform the gathering that SBV is  encouraging  the departments to hold CME and conferences of national level. The  messages from Prof. N Ananthkrishnan, Dean, Research & Allied Health Science, SBV,Prof. K.R. Sethuraman, Vice-Chancellor, SBV and Mr. M.K. Rajagopalan, Chairman, Sri Balaji Educational and Charitable Trust were also read out .On this occasion a book on ‘Adolescent Gynecology’ also was  released.

In the scientific session the speakers were Prof P.Pallavee and Prof.Sunita Samal from Dept. Of OG ,MGMCRI, Prof. S.Bhupathy and Dr P.Sabita from Dept. of OG, IGMC& RI, Prof.K.S.Reddy , Radiation Oncologist, MGMCRI , Prof. S. Sampatkumari , Chairperson, FOGSI adolescent health committee & Professor  OG, Chengalpattu Medical College, Dr. T. Ramani Devi, Consultant ,Janani Fertility Center, Dr. Haritha  S , Additional Professor, O&G, JIPMER and Dr.Sunayana Choudhury, Dept. of Psychiatry, MGMCRI . They spoke on the various topics of adolescent health like  Precocious Puberty, STD, Ovarian tumours , Abnormal uterine bleeding, Endometriosis, Primary Amenorrhea, Teen age pregnancy, Contraception and Psychosocial issues .This was followed by panel discussion on PCOS in adolescent girl moderated by Prof.S.Habeebullah Dept. of O&G,MGMCRI.

This CME was attended by around 120 delegates from medical and nursing colleges of Pondicherry and Tamil Nadu. It was accredited with 10 credit points by Dr.MGR Medical University.