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Events and Activities

 

 

Events and activities undertaken in 2011(Faculty)
 
2 days workshop on “Diabetes Management in primary care setting” for PHC medical officers (30 Medical Officers in 2 batches between April and July 2011) was organised by Department of Community Medicine and was supported by Departments of Medicine, Surgery, OBG, Ophthalmology, Nutrition, Physiology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, endocrinology at IGMCRI. Dr Gautam Roy, MD(PSM) from JIPMER and Dr Vijayabhaskar Reddy, DM (ENDO) from IGPGH were among the guest faculty. This activity was funded by NRHM, PUDUCHERRY. Link to Download report
 
 
 
 
1 day National level workshop on “how and what to teach in community Medicine”was organised by the Department on 3rd August 2011 and was attended over 70 participants from public health background from in and around Pondicherry. Resource faculty from AIPH, Orissa; NIE, Chennai; MMC, Chidambaram and various medical colleges in Pondicherry attended this workshop. Link to Download report
 
 
 
Poster competition for II MBBS students on World AIDS Day 2011
On the occasion of World AIDS Day, a poster competition was organized for the II MBBS students posted in Community Medicine for their Clinical Posting. Students formed their teams and prepared posters. These posters were displayed in the registration area of the hospital for public viewing for the benefit of the patients. 12 posters were submitted for the competition and judged by the HODs of Department of Dermatology, Leprology& Venereology and Community Medicine. The winners were awarded by the HOD.
 
 
 
A health talk on HIV/AIDS was also given by one of the students to the patients waiting in the OPD area.
 
 
 
    Faculty participated in various training programmes as detailed below:
 
Training details                 
Faculty
International Workshop on observational studies in Mumbai in March 2011 conducted by KEM, Mumbai and supported by FHI / NIH-USA.
 
 Dr. Preetam B Mahajan
 
State level CME on Tuberculosis at JIPMER Pondicherry in March 2011.
Dr. ArunKokane
Dr. SwaroopSahu
Dr. C. Palanivel
Dr. Preetam Mahajan
Workshop on Role of Yoga in prevention and control of Diabetes Mellitus in March 2011 at JIPMER, Pondicherry.
 
Dr. Swaroop K Sahu
Dr. Preetam Mahajan
Workshop on regression and survival analysis at CMC,Vellore between 30thMay and 3rdJune 2011.
 
Dr. Preetam Mahajan
Dr. C Palanivel
Health Research Mentorship program- Phase 1 at St Johns Bangalore ( July 2011)
Dr. C. Palanivel
Workshop on “Fundamentals of Biostatistics, Principles of Epidemiology & SPSS” by Biostatistics Resource & Training Centre, CMC, Vellore, India held during 16-20 Aug. 2011.
 
Dr. ArunKokane
National CME on “Vector Borne Diseases” on 26th Aug. 2011 organized by Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences & WHO Country office, New Delhi.
Dr. ArunKokane
Dr. C. Palanivel
Dr. Preetam Mahajan
Dr. Swaroop K Sahu
 
International Workshop on Systematic reviews and Meta-Analysis in Lucknow in September 2011 conducted by SGPGI and supported by FHI / NIH-USA
 
 Dr. Preetam B Mahajan
International Workshop on Mathematical Modelling in Infectious Diseases at CMC, Vellore between 10th   and 12th October 2011.
 
Dr. Preetam B Mahajan
Two weeks advanced health research methodology course organized by Indian Cardiovascular research and advocacy group, St.John’s Medical college and research Institute, Bangalore in collaboration with PHRI, Mc Master University, CANADA between 12 and 24 September 2011.
 
Dr. Jayalakshmy. R.
Workshop on “Scientific Paper Writing” sponsored by The office of AIDS Research, NIH (USA) and SGPGI Lucknow between 8 and 11 December 2011.
 
National CME on “Vector Borne Diseases” on    26th Aug. 2011 organized by Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences & WHO Country office, New Delhi.
  Dr. Jayalakshmy. R.
 
 
 
 
Dr. Kavita Vasudevan
 

 
 
Events and activities undertaken in 2011(Students)
 
ICMR Short-Term Student (STS) projects
 
Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) approved four (4)Short Term Studentship projects, which were guided by the faculty of the Department of Community Medicine
 

 

No.
Title of the project
Name of the student
Name of theFaculty (Guide)
1
Prevalence of Hypertension among Elderly in a rural area of Puducherry
Bharathy Mohan
Dr. Palanivel C
2
Prevalence and risk factors of migraine among women aged 20 to 60 years in Pondicherry
Pavithra
Dr.Jayalakshmy R
3
Assessment of missed opportunities for sputum examination among chest symptomatic in Pondicherry
Lokesh
Dr.SwaroopSahu
4
Coverage and compliance of MDA programme among migrant construction workers in Pondicherry
Anburasan
Dr.ArunKokane

 

 

Presentation of research paper by medical students in SIMSCON 2011 held at SriManakularVinayagar Medical College, Puducherry on 3rd September,2011
 Prevalence of Hypertension among Elderly in a rural area of Puducherry by Bharathy Mohan
Knowledge about diabetes among type 2 diabetes people in urban area of Pondicherry by Aarvind A.
 
Participation in poster competition on World AIDS Day 2011: getting to zero
 
  1. 1st prize: Lalithambigai, Lokesh, Logamurthy
  2. 2nd prize: Monisha, Mounisha, Moneesha, Safwan
  3. 3rd prize: Priyanka
 
Students carried out 3 research projects during their Clinical posting between august and December 2011.
 
  1. Awareness and Health seeking behaviour regarding Tuberculosis in an urban area of puducherry.
  2. Study of Availability of adequately iodised salt in an urban area of puducherry.
  3. KAP of Diabetes among urban people of puducherry.
 

 

Events and activities undertaken in 2012(Faculty)
 

Faculty participated in various training programmes as detailed below:

 

Training details
Faculty
1.UGC sponsored national workshop on           ‘Research Methodology’ on 2nd & 3rd February 2012, organized by  Pondicherry University
 

2.Faculty participated in the various training programmes (2012)
i. Workshop on “Instrument Development”, conducted at BRTC, CMC Vellore by Samarth, 10-12 May 2012.
ii. Data Analysis Course, "MODERN APPROACHES TO THE ANALYSIS OF LONGITUDINAL DATA IN INFECTIOUS DISEASES" conducted at CMC Vellore, June 21-22, 2012
iii. Short course in Health Economics, “Economic basis of health care intervention” conducted at CHAD, CMC Vellore, July 23-25, 2012.
 

Dr.  Kavita Vasudevan
 
Dr.  T. Mahalakshmy
 
 
Dr. Hemant Deepak Shewade
 

 

 

First Short Course in Basics of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
15 – 16 September 2012

 
Indira Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute (IGMCRI), Kathirkamam, Puducherry successfully completed its First Short Course in Basics of Epidemiology and Biostatistics from 15-16 September, 2012. Department of Community Medicine, IGMCRI conducted the course. The course was attended by 25 participants, who included faculty and post graduate students from the medical field. Seven participants were from outside Puducherry.
The course included various sessions pertaining to basics of epidemiology and biostatistics as applied to medical research. Hands on sessions were also conducted. Dr KC Panigrahi, Professor and Head of the Department of Community Medicine said, “The Short Course was well received by the participants and it encourages us to have similar courses in times to come.”
Resource persons for the course included Dr Hemant D Shewade (Course coordinator), Dr Mahalakshmy T, and Dr C Palanivel from Department of Community Medicine, IGMCRI; Dr Jeyashree K and Dr Jay Prasad Tripathy from Department of Community Medicine, PGIMER, Chandigarh.
 
Dr KC Panigrahi delvering the welcome address
 
Dr P Jayakumar, Director IGMCRI, addressing the gathering
 
Dr Hemant Shewade taking a session on Study Designs
 
Dr Jeyashree, PGIMER taking a session on Basics of Epidemiology
 
Dr Palanivel taking a session on Random Sampling and Randomization
 
Dr Jayprasad, PGIMER taking a session on Bias Confounding and Chance
 
Dr Mahalakshmy taking a session on Association vs Causation
 
Valedictory function
 
Participants receiving certificates from Dr N Rajagopalan, Medical Superintendant, IGMCRI
 
Group photo_Course participants and resource persons

 

Events and activities undertaken in 2013(Faculty) 
3rd Short Course on Basics of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
2ndShort Course on Research Methodology 19 - 22 May 2013

2nd Short Course on Basics of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

  1st Short Course on Research Methodology
IGMCRI trains doctors in Research Methodology, Epidemiology and Biostatistics

 

Indira Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute (IGMCRI), Puducherry, conducted two short courses namely, 2nd Short Course on Basics of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, 26 – 27 Jan 2013 and 1st Short Course on Research Methodology, 28 – 29 Jan 2013. Department of Community Medicine was the organizing department. Dr Hemant D Shewade (course coordinator), Dr Palanivel C and Dr Mahalakshmy T, Assistant Professors in the department, were the resource persons. The course was attended by medical faculty and post graduates from Puducherry and nearby region.
IGMCRI conducted 1st Short Course on Basics of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in September 2013. After getting a positive response from this initiative, IGMCRI decided to make it a regular affair.
A Valedictory function was conducted for the 1st Short Course on Research Methodology, at 4 30 PM, 29 Jan 2013, at Community Medicine Lecture hall, IIIrd floor, College building. Dr KV Raman, Director Medical Services, Govt. of Puducherry was the chief guest. The function was also be attended by Dr P Jayakumar, Director, IGMCRI Puducherry; Dr Nandita Banaji, Vice-Principal, IGMCRI; and HoD Community Medicine, IGMCRI.

 

1st Short Course on Research methodology_28 to 29 Jan_course participants and resource persons

 

1st SHort Course on Research Methodology_Valedictory function_29 Jan_DMS giving away certificates to course participants

 

1st short course research methodology_Valedictory function attended by DMS Puducherry_29 Jan 2013

 

2nd course on basics of epidemiology and biostatostics 26-27 Jan 2013_course participants and resource persons

 

2nd course on basics of epidemiology and biostatostics 26-27 Jan 2013_course participants attending sessions

 

Resource persons for both the courses_from L to R_Dr Palanivel, Dr Mahalakshmy, Dr Hemant


 

3rd Short Course on Basics of Epidemiology / Biostatistics
2nd Short Course on Research Methodology
19 – 22 May 2013


Indira Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute (IGMCRI), Puducherry, conducted two short courses namely, 3rd Short Course on Basics of Epidemiology / Biostatistics and 2nd Short Course on Research Methodology from 19-22 May 2013. Department of Community Medicine was the organizing department. Dr Hemant D Shewade (course coordinator), Dr Palanivel C and Dr Mahalakshmy T, Assistant Professors in the department, were the resource persons. Prof and HoD Community Medicine, Dr KC Panigrahi was the organizing chairman. The course was attended by medical faculty and post graduates from Puducherry, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.

The course intended to train medical professionals in research methodology and strengthen their concepts in epidemiology and biostatistics.

IGMCRI conducted similar such courses in September 2012 and January 2013. After getting a positive response from this initiative, IGMCRI has decided to make it a regular affair.

 

Course Particpants and Resource Persons


 

 

Events and activities undertaken in 2014(Faculty) 

World Rabies Day 2013 at IGMC & RI

 

The World Rabies Day 2013 was observed by the Department of Community Medicine with a CME on Rabies, Awareness talk to class IX and XI students followed by a poster competition for these students. The activities were reflected in the Newsletter of the APCRI (Association for Prevention and Control of Rabies in India)

 

 

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