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XIth Annual Meeting of UP-Delhi Chapter of
Association of Medical Physicists of India

The XIth Annual Meeting of UP-Delhi chapter of Association of Medical Physicists of India (AMPI) with a thematic focus on “National Seminar on Recent Developments in Radio-nuclide Imaging & Radiation Therapy” was organized by Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow. The venue of this meeting was Auditorium, SGPGI and took place on 29th January, 2006. This meeting was well attended by more than 100 participants working in various parts of Uttar Pradesh & Delhi and in particular the participation from many young physicists was quite encouraging.

During the inauguration of the meeting, Prof. A. K. Shukla welcoming the delegates & presented an overview of the seminar. The seminar was formally inaugurated by Prof. R. K. Sharma, Acting Director of SGPGI and he delivered the inaugural address highlighting the importance & contribution of medical physics in various disciplines of Medicine. Prof. Kamal Sahani, Director General Medical Education & Training, Govt. of Utter Pradesh also addressed the meeting and highlighted developments in the field particularly in reference to the State of Uttar Pradesh. On behalf of UP-Delhi chapter of AMPI, Prof G. S. Pant was honored and felicitated for his lifetime contribution and achievements in medical physics. The highlight of the inaugural session was the keynote address delivered by Prof. G. S. Pant “On past, present and future of diagnostic & therapeutic uses of radiation medicine”. Dr. K. J. Maria Das, organising secretary proposed the vote of thanks and invited the participants for interactive scientific sessions.

There were eight invited lectures, well attended by the participants. The names of invited speakers with their topics are as follows.

Dr. S. P. Mishra : Optimization in Radiotherapy
Prof. N. R. Datta : 4 Lines to 4 Dimensions: Challenges Ahead
Prof. G. S. Pant : Physical Principles of PET & Cyclotron
Prof. P. S. Negi : Current Developments in Image Guided Radiation Therapy
Dr. S. Gambhir : Clinical Applications of PET
Prof. Sunil Jain : MR Imaging in Radiation Oncology
Dr. T. Ganesh : Practical Aspects of 3D-CRT & IMRT 
Dr. R. N. L. Srivastava : Infrastructure & Regulatory requirements for setting up a Radiotherapy Facility

There were three technical demonstrations respectively by Mr. Muthukumar of Nucletron India Pvt. Ltd, on “The State of Art Treatment Planning”, Mr. Animesh of Kirloskar Theratronics on “Concepts & Application of Tomotherapy” and Mr. S. L. Kapoor on “Software for Reconstruction of CT Images from Cone Beam Projection Radiographs for Use in IGRT” which were not only appreciated by the audience, but also enabled technical know how for the participants on latest developments. This was followed by a proffered paper session on which Dr.Pratik Kumar, Dr.L.M.Agarwal and Mr.Atul Tyagi presented papers and generated fruitful discussion.

There was a panel discussion conducted by Prof.A.K. Shukla as moderator on the “Recent Strategies in Management of Cancer Patients”. The other panelists who participated in the panel discussion were Ms.Juthika Patnakar, IAS, Health Secretary, Govt. of UP., Prof. A.K.Dixit, Dr.P.K.Pradhan and Dr.S.P.Mishra.

Subsequent to scientific sessions the chapter its general body meeting. The general body elected the following office bearers for the year 2006 – 2007. Dr. S. P. Mishra as President, Dr. Pratik Kumar as secretary and Prof. A. K. Shukla, Dr. K. J. Maria Das, Dr. R. K. Jauhari, Dr. L. M. Aggarwal, Dr. A. K. Dixit as executive members of the UP-Delhi AMPI Chapter.

There were no registration/ accommodation charges and the program was organized with the financial assistance from SGPGI, AMPI, Rosalina Instruments, TSG Integrations, Nucletron India Pvt. Ltd, Kirloskar Theratronics Ltd. & M/s Siemens Ltd.




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