Cardiology: TEE 2016 – 10th National Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE) Workshop-cum-CME

TEE 2016 - 10th National Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE) Workshop-cum-CME Venue - Harold Varmus Auditorium, Narayana Health City, Bangalore, India. Date - 26 August 2016 to 28 August 2016. ContactDr. Muralidhar K. Phone - +91-80-27836966.  Log on to www.narayanahealth.org. E-mail - muralidhar.kanchi.dr@nhhospitals.org

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Cardiology : NIC 2016 – Mid-Term Meeting of National Interventional Council NIC 2016

NIC 2016 - Mid-Term Meeting of National Interventional Council NIC 2016 Venue - HICC, Hyderabad, India. Date - 15 April 2016 to 17 April 2016.  Contact - Dr. (Prof.) N. N. Khanna. Phone91-9810494072, +91 11 29871899, 26825593. E-maildrnnkhanna.nic@gmail.com.  Website: www.nationalinterventioncouncil.org.

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64th ISACON 2016 – The 64th Annual Conference of Indian Society of Anaesthesiologists 2016

The 64th Annual Conference of Indian Society of Anaesthesiologists 2016 Venue : Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, India. Date - 25 November 2016 to 29 November 2016. Contact - Dr. Sunil Katyal. Phone91-9814030552. E-mail-katyalsunilmd@gmail.com. Log on to www.isacon2016.com

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Govt of India withdraws customs exemption on 74 drugs

Govt of India withdraws customs exemption on 74 drugs ------As many as 74 drugs, including life saving ones used for treating cancer and HIV, will see sharp rise in prices as the government has withdrawn customs duty exemption on their imports. The Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) last week issued a notification withdrawing exemption of levy of basic customs duty on as many as 74 drugs. The medicines on which customs duty will now be imposed

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ZIKA – An Health Threat

Zika virus is a single-stranded RNA virus of the Flaviviridae family, genus Flavivirus. Zika virus is transmitted to humans primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. The mosquito vectors typically breed in domestic water-holding containers; they are aggressive daytime biters and feed both indoors and outdoors near dwellings. Nonhuman and human primates are likely the main reservoirs of the virus, and anthroponotic (human-to-vector-to-human)

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MAHARASHTRA – the FIRST state in the country where women in Govt jobs can avail up to 180 days’ maternity leave while having a baby through surrogacy.

Maharashtra will be the first state in the country where women employees in government jobs can avail up to 180 days’ maternity leave while having a baby through surrogacy. The existing maternity leave rules provide for 180 days’ maternity leave to pregnant women and 90 days for women adopting children. Source - The Indian Express.

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INDIA to switch to Bivalent Oral Polio Vaccine.

With India remaining polio free for five years now, the Government of India plans to switch to Bivalent Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV) from its present Trivalent version, in few months in a globally synchronised manner. Trivalent OPV contains live and weakened versions for all the three types (1, 2 and 3) of wild polio while the bivalent vaccine will contain type 1 and 3. India has already introduced injectable inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) into its

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INDIA to switch to Bivalent Oral Polio Vaccine.

INDIA to switch to Bivalent Oral Polio Vaccine. With India remaining polio free for five years now, the Government of India plans to switch to Bivalent Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV) from its present Trivalent version, in few months in a globally synchronised manner. Trivalent OPV contains live and weakened versions for all the three types (1, 2 and 3) of wild polio while the bivalent vaccine will contain type 1 and 3. India has already introduced injectable

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Surgery : PESICON 2016 – 11th National Conference & Live operative Workshop of Pediatric Endoscopic Surgeons Of India 2016

PESICON 2016 - 11th National Conference & Live operative Workshop of Pediatric Endoscopic Surgeons Of India 2016  Venue - IMS & SUM Hospital, Bhubaneshwar, India. Date12 February 2016 to 14 February 2016.  ContactDr. Bikash Bihary Tripathy. Phone91-9938104876. E-mail - pesicon2016@gmail.com.

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Surgery : OSSICON 2016 – National Conference on Obesity & Metabolic Surgery 2016

National Conference on Obesity & Metabolic Surgery 2016  Venue - JW Marriot, Chandigarh, India. Date12 February 2016 to 14 February 2016. Contact -Phone: +91-11-49104010. Fax: +91-11-49104040. Email - secretariat@ossicon2016.com. Mobile -  +91-9871799136

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