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Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College, Hospital & Research Centre

National Workshop on Mass Disaster Management

Friday, April 24, 2015 - Saturday, April 25, 2015 |Auditorium, Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College, Hospital |Workshop

A National Workshop on “Public Health Preparedness, Response, and Medical Management” was hosted by , in collaboration with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC), Atlanta, USA, National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), Govt. of India and All India Institute of Medical Sciences(AIIMS), New Delhi, on 24th and 25th April 2015.

210 delegates from all over the country attended the event. The was inaugurated by the Chief Guest, Dr. P. D. Patil, President, Dr. Vikas Kapil, Associate Director of Science, CDC, Atlanta, USA, was the Guest of Honor. Faculty who graced the dais included Dr. Sagar Galwankar, CEO, INDUSEM; Col(Dr) T. S. Sachdeva, Advisor, NDMA; Dr. Ziad Kazzi, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Medical Toxicologist from Emory University, USA and Dr. Praveen Aggarwal, Professor and Head of Emergency Medicine , AIIMS, New Delhi. The  Vice-Chancellor of the University, Dr. P. N. Razdan welcomed the delegates. Mrs. Bhagyashree Patil, Vice-Chairperson, Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth Society, Pune, Mr. Somnath Patil, Secretary and Mrs. Smita Jadhav, Trustee also graced the occasion. Dr. Yashraj Patil, Trustee and Treasurer of Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth Society, Pune, expressed his views. Dr. Siddharth Dubhashi, Director (Academics) & Professor of Surgery, Organizing Chairman for the event, proposed the vote of thanks.

The event was an academic feast with lectures by a galaxy of above mentioned faculty as well as Dr. Derek Eisnor from Emory University, USA; Dr. Ashish Bhalla from PGI, Chandigarh; Dr. Rajeev Sharma and Dr. Suhas Dhandore from CDC Office, New Delhi. The lectures covered a variety of topics like assessment and management of blast and thermal injuries, basic radiation physics, diagnosis and management of Acute Radiation Syndrome, Emergency Operations Centre, Irritant Gases and Incapacitating Agents.

The also comprised of a display of various emergency disaster management equipment showcased by a team of NDRF. They also conducted a practical demonstration of the protocol for disaster management, which was well appreciated by all delegates.