Department of Physiology, MGMCRI organized the CME cum workshop titled “Environmental challenges to cardio-vascular health” on 01.10.2019. The CME-cum-workshop was envisioned to highlight the role of environmental pollutants as a major cause of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in India.
Renowned personalities involved in environmental research, Dr.R.Padmavathi, Associate Dean & Professor of Physiology SRMCRI, Chennai, Tamil Nadu; Dr. K.N Maruthy Professor & Head of Physiology, Narayana Medical College Nellore, Andhra Pradesh & Mr. A.V Sivaumar, Assistant Professor, Narayana Medical College Nellore, Andhra Pradesh enlighted the participants on the emerging area of impact of environmental pollutants on cardiovascular health.
The participants were further enriched through a post-CME hands-on workshop which spotlighted the use of novel cost-effective technologies for environmental research related to cardiovascular function.
Total of 310 participants participated in the scientific event. This scientific program was approved by TNMC with 2 credit hours for speakers and 1 credit hour for delegates. The event was also accredited by Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth with 5 credit hours.
A poster competition was held for MBBS students to promote awareness and interest of the younger generation. Mr. Siddarth, II MBBS, Vellammal Medical College, Madurai, Tamil Nadu and Mr. J. Jeshanth, II MBBS, MGMCRI, Pondicherry won the first and second prize in the poster competition.