The Department of Physiology at AIIMS Bhopal organized a hands-on workshop on nerve conduction studies and investigative tools of physiology on Wednesday.
Coordinated by Dr. Ruchi Singh and Dr. Sunil Chouhan, the workshop served as a satellite event under the aegis of the National Conference of the Association of Physiologists and Pharmacologists (APPICON) 2023, held at AIIMS Kalyani.
More than 40 participants from various institutes in Meerut, Indore, Bhopal, and Sagar attended the workshop. The event provided a unique platform for attendees to gain practical insights into the technical intricacies of nerve conduction studies, an essential extension to clinical diagnosis.
The Executive Director and CEO of AIIMS Bhopal Prof. (Dr) Ajai Singh graced the occasion and conveyed his best wishes for the successful conduction of the event. He also took the opportunity to release a booklet on yoga prepared for patients with intractable epilepsy, a project funded by DST-SATYAM.
Nerve conduction studies play a crucial role in clinical diagnosis, and the workshop emphasized the importance of understanding the anatomy of the part being studied.
A team of expert speakers, including Dr. Nirendra Rai (neurologist), Dr. Sunita Athavale (anatomist), Dr. Rekha Lalwani (anatomist), and Dr. Sheetal Kotgirwar (anatomist), joined forces with the Department of Physiology's experts, including Dr. Santosh Wakode (Head of Physiology), Dr. Ruchi Singh, and Dr. Sunil Chouhan. Together, they elucidated the physio-anatomical aspects, technicalities of investigations, and concluded with the clinical importance of nerve conduction studies.
Prof. Rajnish Joshi (Dean Academics) highlighted the pivotal role of electrophysiological studies in routine patient diagnosis, while Prof. Shashank Purwar urged the need for more physiologists to extend these services for the betterment of patients.
The participants lauded the workshop for its unique blend of anatomical aspects, physiological techniques, and clinical implications. They expressed their appreciation for the comprehensive learning experience and requested the department to organize more such workshops in the future.