Chennai, November , 2017: Gleneagles Global Health City, the largest facility of Gleneagles Global Hospitals, a Parkway Pantai enterprise, organized the 3rd Neurosciences Master class in association with the Indian Association of Pediatrics – Tamil Nadu State chapter. The Conference took place at the ITC Grand Chola on the 18th and 19th of November with the main focus area being Pediatric Neuro Care. The Neurosciences Master Class was spear headed by Dr. K Sridhar, Director, Institute of Neurosciences and Spinal Disorders, Gleneagles Global Health City, with other experts in the Neurosciences field such as Dr V Ponniah, Head, Neuro Aneathesia and Neuro Critical Care, and Dr V Murugan, Pediatric Neurologist. The highlight of the conference was a lecture on Fetal Neurosurgery from Dr Samer Elbabaa from Florida, USA. Prof AK Banerji delivered the prestigious Prof Dr B Ramamurthi Oration which is an annual event held under the aegis of the Advanced Neuroscience Foundation Trust to remember and honour the pioneer of Neurosciences in India. Dr K Ravindranath, Chairman & Founder, Gleneagles Global Hospitals inaugurated the 3rd Neurosciences Master Class in the presence of Dr A Somasundaram, Secretary, Indian Association of Pediatrics- Tamil Nadu State Chapter and Dr TN Ravisankar, President IMA Tamil Nadu.
Neurological problems in childhood represent a gamut of pathologies ranging from congenial issue to trauma. The growing brain is extremely delicate and needs to be looked after with diligence as how it is handled can affect the future of the child. The 3rd Neurosciences Master Class format included interactive case based discussions in order to facilitate audience interaction with an aims to create a consensus for the management protocols of common Childhood brain problems and highlight the need for prevention and early treatment of these problems.
Dr K Sridhar, Director Institute of Neurosciences and Spinal Disorders, Gleneagles Global Health City said, “Tremendous advances have been made in the management of childhood neurological problems such that these children can be offered the chance the live a normal or near normal life and grow to be useful members of society. We need to provide children with afflictions of the nervous system that opportunity by preventing the problems that are preventable and starting treatment early on for the others.”
During his lecture on Fetal Neurology, Dr Samer Elbabaa, said, “A lot of research has gone into preventing and reducing problems caused by congenital Anomalies of the nervous system like meningomyelocele. It is now possible to repair these defects during the Fetal stage of life to reduce the potentially disastrous effects that may result. I am very glad that Dr K Sridhar has chosen to highlight this to the medical and social community and I hope that he will be able to start performing these surgeries in Chennai in the near future. ”
Gleneagles Global Health City through the medium of the 3rd Neurosciences Master Class looks to create awareness on the advancements in Pediatric Neuro care amongst practitioners who see and treat children with neurological ailments such as Pediatricians, General Physicians, Family physicians, neurologists and neurosurgeons so that the children under their care get the best Neuro treatments giving them a better chance at leading normal lives.
While inaugurating the 3rd Neurosciences Master Class, Dr K Ravindranath, Chairman & Founder, Gleneagles Global Hospitals, said “Neurosciences is an important aspect of healthcare and I am happy that the Neurosciences Team has chosen to highlight the neurological problems afflicting children in this year’s meeting”
About Gleneagles Global Health City:
The sprawling, 21-acre facility in Perumbakkam, Chennai is the largest facility of Gleneagles Global Hospitals India, with a capacity of over 1000-beds and accreditations from leading agencies. The facility is one of the best for advanced healthcare in India. The hospital offers the end-to-end spectrum of advanced healthcare facilities as well as excellent facilities for research and advanced education. The hospital has undertaken several path-breaking liver, heart, lung and kidney procedures.
Accredited and recognized by several international and national level accrediting agencies, it is a healthcare destination of choice for both people in India and worldwide. World-class infrastructure, dedicated staff and a commitment for medical excellence are the USPs of this Global Hospital facility. The hospital has several achievements to its credit and continues to work on several pioneering procedures.
Gleneagles Global Hospitals, a Parkway Pantai Enterprise:
Gleneagles Global Hospitals is part of Parkway Pantai, a fully owned subsidiary of IHH Healthcare. In India, Gleneagles Global Hospitals operates a chain of multi-super specialty hospitals offering tertiary and quaternary healthcare services with over 2,000 beds and state-of the-art, world-class hospitals in Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore and Mumbai. A pioneer in kidney, liver, heart and lung transplants, Gleneagles Global Hospitals provides comprehensive multi-organ transplant services in the country.
Gleneagles Global Hospitals aims to strengthen and expand its leading market position as a destination for multi-organ transplant for patients from India, Middle East, Africa and South East Asia. We are committed to further our aspiration of making quality health care more accessible to all.