Workshop on neurovascular diseases to be held at SMIMS

Gangtok, 12 Apr:

Daylong Continuing Medical Education [CME] cum workshop entitled “Stroke and Neurointerventional Update 2018” is scheduled to be held here at Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences [SMIMS] in Gangtok on 13 Apr.

An SMU press release informs that the CME is being organised by the Departments of Radiology [Interventional Radiology] and Medicine, SMIMS.

More than 100 delegates from Sikkim, West Bengal, Assam and Meghalaya have already registered for the workshop which will have guest faculty of international repute in attendance to enlighten the delegates on the recent advances in stroke and its management.

One of the primary objectives of the CME is to spread awareness on the role of Neurointerventional procedures in management of various neurovascular diseases. Utilised in place of more invasive procedures which require opening the skull or exposing the spinal column, neurointerventional procedures are minimally invasive. These procedures can be accomplished through a tiny incision. The benefits of neurointervention include shorter recovery time, fewer complications and less pain after the procedure is done, the release adds.

The CME is also being organised to sensitise the first person of contact [doctor/paramedical staff] in early detection of stroke and to assess its clinical severity according to National Institute of Health Stroke Scale [NIHSS].

As a part of the CME, training on NHISS will also be conducted. Subsequently, interested individuals will be able to take an online examination for the same.

It may be mentioned here, this CME is the first step toward establishing a standard of care in management of acute stroke in the State of Sikkim.