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Vol. 11, No. 1, January - June 2010

Kodaikanal - A Wonderful Academic Experience

 Ist ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE INDIAN ASSOICATION OF MEDICOLEGAL EXPERTS (IAMLE) - 2010

Dr. R.K.Sharma
Dr. R.K.Sharma, Organizing Secretary, in front of the conference banner at Hotel Kodai Resort [Please click to enlarge]
IAMLE Logo
IAMLE logo

Dr. R.K.Sharma, former faculty of the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, conducted an awe-inspiring academic conference in the cool and invigorating hill environs of Kodaikanal (at Hotel Kodai Resort) on 25 and 26 January 2010. This was the first conference of its kind, in as much as there is no medical college in Kodaikanal. Traditionally academic conferences are being held in medical college campuses.

More than 100 delegates from about 15 countries participated in the conference. It was truly a multinational and multidisciplinary conference. There were teaching faculties from law departmetns, hospital administration and several medical disciplines such as forensic medicine, gynaecology and obstetrics, orthopedics, psychiatry, pharmacology etc. Significantly, the participants braced all odds like dense fog, waiting at airports and difficult and circuitous mountain travel to attend this conference.

The deliberations went on for two days during which participants delivered their talks and shared their experiences. Talks and deliberations continued on the sidelines during breaks too. Many participants could be seen in the evenings strolling along the famous Coaker's Walk, and sharing their medicolegal experiences with one another.

The meet began with the inaugural speech by Director Professor Dr. P.C. Dikshit, of Maulana Azad Medical College, on 25 Jan 2010 at about 9.30 am and ended formally at 2 pm on 26 Jan 2010 with the National Anthem. Quite appropriately because 26 January happens to be the Republic Day of India

The meet was not limited to just academic sessions. There were a lot of other activities to do after the academic deliberations such as gyms, games, sports, cycling, table tennis, chess, ayurvedic body massage etc. and the participants relaxed fully after the academic sessions. A number of participants were spotted playing chess and table tennis in the evenings after the exhausting academic sessions. While some participants went away sight seeing to far off places like Silver Falls, others could be seen cycling around the Kodai lake.

The food on both days was excellent. There was a pre-conference dinner accompanied by relaxing drinks. The traditional buffet was in the form of logfire in the open garden with soft music.

Those, who want to know the details of various academic sessions may want to download the academic schedule by clicking here

Here are a few pics from the conference with their captions. Please click all pics to enlarge.
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Registration begins at 8 am on 25 January - Day 1
Organizing Secretary Dr. R.K.Sharma, explaining the theme and rationale of the conference
Director Professor Dr. P.C.Dikshit delivering the inaugural speech
Participants at the conference
Row 2 Dr. R.K.Sharma Dr. R.K.Sharma Dr. R.K.Sharma Dr. R.K.Sharma
 
The sessions generated much academic discussion. Dr. Sarvesh Tandon explains an additional point for the benefit of all
Dr. S.K. Dhatterwal of PGIMS, Rohtak delivering his lecture.
Dr. Gaurav Aggarwal delivers his lecture.
Dr. Dasari Harish, HOD, Medical College Chandigarh (left) and Dr. N.K. Aggarwal, HOD, UCMS, New Delhi, chairing Dr. G.K.Chaubey Memorial Oration
Row 3 Dr. R.K.Sharma Dr. R.K.Sharma Dr. R.K.Sharma Dr. R.K.Sharma
 
Professor Elafel Mohamed from Kuwait delivers his lecture
Dr. K. Yoganarasimha, Prof and HOD Shri B.M. Patil Medical College, Bijapur, delivers a power packed lecture on Medical Ethics
Dr. Sudhir Gupta (AIIMS) makes a point.
Dr. Deepali Pathak, SMS Medical College, Jaipur delivering her lecture.
Row 4 Dr. R.K.Sharma Dr. R.K.Sharma Dr. R.K.Sharma Dr. R.K.Sharma
 
Dr. Ratna Bharamgoudar, professor of law delivers her lecture on Medical Negligence And The Law
Dr. Basant Lal of Rohtak Medical College delivers his widely attended lecture entitled "Death Of A Baby During Breach Delivery In A Nursing Home"
Dr. Luv Sharma of Rohtak Medical College delivers his lecture entitled "Death Due To Aspiration. This lecture evoked lot of discussion and cross-fire, especially from law faculty"
A participant delivering his lecture.
Row 5 Dr. R.K.Sharma Dr. R.K.Sharma Dr. R.K.Sharma Dr. R.K.Sharma
 
A participant delivering his lecture.
A participant delivering his lecture.
A young participant delivering her lecture.
A participant delivering her lecture.
Row 6 Dr. R.K.Sharma Dr. R.K.Sharma Dr. R.K.Sharma Dr. R.K.Sharma
 
Dr. Udayakumar.C.Nucchi of Shri B.M. Patil Medical College, Bijapur, delivering his lecture.
Dr.Dayanand Gannur of Shri B.M. Patil Medical College, Bijapur delivering his lecture entitled "Torture Methods A Synopsis".
Roma Khan, a pioneer of the Body Farm Project in India, explains her ideas to the participants.
Dr. Vijayanath.V., Assistant Professor of Forensic Medicine, at the S.S.Institute of Medical Sciences & Research centre, Davangere, Karnataka, delivering his lecture on "Assault on Doctors in Indian Scenario".
Row 7 Dr. R.K.Sharma Dr. R.K.Sharma Dr. R.K.Sharma Dr. R.K.Sharma
 
Dr. Jyoti Bhakare from Pune, delivering her lecture entitled "Surrogacy– The Social, Legal, Ethical Issues- Indian Perspectives".
Dr. Yogender Bansal (PGI, Chandigarh) and Dr. Sarvesh Tandon (VMMC, New Delhi) chairing a session.
Dr. Vinayak Gupta delivering his lecture entitled "Medical Negligence: Liability Of Doctors And Hospital"
Dr. Priyanka (SMS Medical College, Jaipur) delivering her lecture.
Row 8 Dr. R.K.Sharma Dr. R.K.Sharma Dr. R.K.Sharma Dr. R.K.Sharma
 
After a tiring first day's academic session, some participants take time off cycling around the cool Kodai lake...
...and then stop to savour a charcoal cooked corn ear
The first day ended with a cosy and comfortable huddle around the logfire.
The logfire after the first day.
Row 9 Dr. R.K.Sharma Dr. R.K.Sharma Dr. R.K.Sharma Dr. R.K.Sharma
 
Participants enjoying at the non-traditional banquet in the open garden
Participants enjoying the banquet
Participants at the lunch during the second day
An academic session in progress.
Row 10 Dr. R.K.Sharma Dr. R.K.Sharma Dr. R.K.Sharma Dr. R.K.Sharma
 
Ms. Priyanka Khule delivering her lecture "MTP Act And Ethical, Issues Relating To Abortion" on the second day.
Dr Kumar M P, delivering his lecture enttield "The Role Of Forensic Pathologist In Multi Organ Transplantations".
Dr. P.K. Chattopadhyaya, formerly of Punjabi University, Patiala, explains an intricate point to the audience.
Dr. Rajiv Gupta of PGI, Chandigarh delivering his lecture.
Row 11 Dr. R.K.Sharma Dr. R.K.Sharma Dr. R.K.Sharma Dr. R.K.Sharma
 
Dr. Daya Sirohiwal, delivers her lecture entitled "Medico-Legal Aspects of Illegal Septic Abortions".
Question and answer session after a lecture.
A participant delivers his lecture.
The conference comes to a conclusion on 26th with National Anthem - quite appropriate on the Republic Day.
Captions of pictures, courtsey Dr. Vijayanath.V. (Assistant Professor of Forensic Medicine, at the S.S.Institute of Medical Sciences & Research centre, Davangere, Karnataka) and Dr. Anitha. M.R.



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