Infections In Orthopedics

Current Concepts of infections in Orthopedics:

The first RATS conference was held in 2014, the chosen theme was management of meta-diaphyseal fractures. This year, the chosen theme of the conference was ‘current concepts of infections in orthopaedics’. Infections in any speciality have always been a dreaded nightmare, more so in orthopaedics. The management of infections in orthopaedics has been fraught with dilemmas and controversies. With this in mind we set out to bring together stalwarts in orthopaedics to address the problem of infections with a focus on current concepts.

There was fantastic participation with over 140 registrations from institutions all over Karnataka and this only strengthened our conviction that we not only chose a good topic but we were successful in creating a brand image of Rajarajeswari Annual Trauma Symposium (RATS).

The topics were divided into basic sciences session and moved onto management of infections in specific scenarios such as problematic non unions due to infection, spinal infections and infections following joint replacement. The basic sciences sessions dealt with operative infrastructure, assessment of surgical site infections, basics of antibiotic prophylaxis, trends in development of antibiotics and biofilm formation. All the talks were followed by lively discussions and there was a robust interaction between the faculty and delegates.

The talks were well received and the feedback was unanimous, that there will be ensured participation for RATS 2016!

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World Sight Day


World sight day was celebrated on 8-10-15 at RRMC&H with the motto of EYE CARE FOR ALL. The event organized by the department of Ophthalmology was presided by Dr. Naga Murthy (DBCS District programme manager, NPCB) and our Medical Superintendent Dr. Govind raju. Dr. M Shivakumar, Professor of Ophthalmology gave the introductory remark by explaining the world sight day 2015 celebrations and the aim and objectives of celebrating the world sight day. He explained the slogan for 2015 world sight day, “Eye care for all”. We began the day with an interactive session on “Awareness regarding diabetic retinopathy) by our retina specialists Dr.Ganesh Sathyamurthy and Dr. Roopashree.K. This was followed by free screening of 60 diabetic patients for diabetic retinopathy at the department till evening.

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Infectious Disease Epidemiology & Health Protection

Infectious Disease Epidemiology & Health Protection Workshop – 2015

Department of Community Medicine, in association with Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences & Medical Education and Research Trust, Bangalore has organised Five days CME / workshop on “Infectious Disease Epidemiology & Health Protection Workshop-2015” at RajaRajeswari Medical College & Hospital from 5th Oct 2015 to 9th October 2015.

Time: 9:00 to 4:00 pm
Venue: MEU Board Room.

Workshop on “Infectious Disease Epidemiology & Health Protection” A Brief Report


Infectious Disease Epidemiology