This year we have chosen the theme for the AOGD as "Professional development of the Obstetrician & Gynaecologist to enhance women's health". The aim is to help each & every gynaecologist in Delhi to achieve impeccable standards in ethics, safe & updated clinical practice along with other relevant professional skills. Whether you are a generalist gynaecologist or a sub-specialist, we hope for all to benefit from the activities this year.
The following activities have been initiated:-
1) A focus on revising Obstetric & Gynaecological drills - activity undertaken by Dr Sharda Jain and her team to reinforce the skills you already possess. "Practice makes perfect". Under stress, well-rehearsed protocols are always easy to remember and execute. This initiative will certainly help save lives. Every opportunity will be used to go through these during the year. May I urge you all to domino the effect of this by sharing these with all members of your department and colleagues in your local meetings as well..
2) Multi-disciplinary team meetings (MDT) – a combined activity with the AICC RCOG North Zone is an unique initiative of Dr Sohani Verma that will help provide "Clinical decision-making support" to ObGyn practitioners of all subspecialties. Here, all complex, puzzling and unresolved clinical dilemmas could be addressed & discussed to provide best management advice to the patient. These will be held on every third saturday of the month from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, Mathura Road, New Delhi.
3) Prevention and early detection of cancers is the flavor of the decade. Two dedicated cancer prevention programmes are being initiated by the AOGD this year as follows:-
(a) Cervical Cancer Prevention under the leadership of Dr Shashi Prateek
(b) Early Breast Cancer Detection by Dr Ramesh Sareen
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As an added incentive to attend clinical meetings, we will be holding a lucky dip with attractive prizes at each event. Do come and try your luck. We look forward to working together this year.