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Department of Pulmonary Medicine and Department of Otorhinolaryngology jointly organized a CME on “SLEEP DISORDERED BREATHING (SDB)” on 9th December 2016 sponsored by Philips Respironics. The venue was Central library, ground floor seminar hall, SBV campus, Puducherry. Prof.P.Karthikeyan, HoD, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, gave the welcome address. The chief guest Prof.M.Ravi Shankar, Dean (Faculty of Medicine), MGMCRI, inaugurated the program by lighting the lamp and gave the inaugural address. Prof.K.Surendra Menon gave the keynote address.
Nearly 150 delegates attended the CME. Experts and eminent speakers from the fields of Pulmonary Medicine, Otorhinolaryngology, Cardiology, Psychiatry, General Medicine, and Endocrinology shed light on medical, surgical and psycho-social aspects of sleep-disordered breathing. The CME ended with a panel discussion on “Approach to Patients with SDB”. Dr.Loganathan, Interventional Pulmonologist, Ramakrishna Hospitals, Coimbatore, Dr.Vijaya Krishnan.P, Consultant Otorhinolaryngologist, MERF, Chennai, Professor B.Amirtha Ganesh, HoD, Cardiology, MGMCRI and Dr.Karthik Balachander, Endocrinologist, MGMCRI were the panelists. Dr.Vidyasagar .R, Associate Professor of ENT, NRI Medical College, Guntur, AP moderated the discussion.  Vote of thanks was delivered by Prof R. Pajanivel. All sessions were well received and the participants gave good feedback.