Scientific Seminar on Recent Advances in Oncology at Chittagong on 28th February 2012

United Hospital organized a scientific seminar on “Recent Advances in Oncology” at Hotel Lords Inn Chittagong on 28th February 2012.

The seminar was chaired by Professor Md Mokhles Uddin, Head of the Department of Radiotherapy, Chittagong Medical College Hospital. Brig. Gen. Md. Fashiur Rahman, ndc, Director, Chittagong Medical College Hospital (CMCH) attended the seminar as Special Guest while Professor (Dr) Omor Faruque Yusuf, Head, Department of Surgery CMCH, Dr. Rokeya Begum, Associate Professor and Head, Department of Obs and Gynae CMCH, Dr. Mostafa Mahfuzul Anwar, Assistant Professor and Head Department of ENT CMCH, and Dr. Mujibul Haque Khan, Assistant Professor, Departemnt of ENT CMCH were present as Guest of Honor. Besides a large number of doctors covering different departments and specialities attended to make the seminar successful.

Dr. Ayan Basu, Consultant and Head of Radiation Oncology, Dr. Ferdous Shahriar Sayed, Consultant Medical Oncology and Dr. M.A .Wahab, Consultant Nuclear Medicine gave presentation on recent  Oncology  Treatment and the benefits and advantages of using PET-CT as an investigative tool. All the three Consultants also informed them about the state-of-the-art facilities that United Hospital has set up. It may be mentioned here that United Hospital is the first hospital to have brought in and introduced PET CT in the country, although it is widely used in all developed countries as well as developing countries including the neighbouring countries. United Hospital also for the first time in Bangladesh has introduced the RapidArc methodology in radiation therapy.          

 The attendees showed a keen interest in the proceedings and many of the doctors queried about the investigation and treatment modalities during the Q&A session. Professor Dr Mokhles Uddin thanked United Hospital for the very informative programme and hoped that cancer patients will now be able to avail better treatment in the country and will not need to go overseas since the same treatment was available here.

Welcome address and vote of thanks was given by Dr. Dabir Uddin Ahmed, Director Clinical Operations.

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