CHAIRMAN’S MESSAGE


On behalf of the Royal Care Super Speciality Hospital, it gives me immense pleasure in welcoming you all for the “RCH ICU UPDATE”

The theme for this year will be “TOXICOLOGY & TRAUMA”.

Intensive care management of poisoning and envenomation patients is quite commonly undertaken by many centres. However there still exists a great amount of uncertainty and paucity of complete information regarding the toxin and it’s management strategy. There is lack of regional 24 X 7 availability of reputed qualified information centre to cater to the timely needs of these patients.

With an ambition to mitigate the lacunae, I take great pride in announcing the planned inauguration ceremony of “POISON CENTRE” at our Institute.

Although there is a reduction in the number of polytrauma incidents due to law enforcements and individual awareness over the last couple of years, still a significant proportion of polytrauma patients need appropriate early intensive care management and well - coordinated multi-disciplinary involvement to reduce mortality and morbidity. With a vision to enhance the quality of care surrounding trauma victims, I am sure that the planned ICU UPDATE on TRAUMA will empower clinicians across the region.

I wish the organising committee all the very best to make this ICU UPDATE a grand success.

Dr. K. MADESWARAN
CHAIRMAN

ORGANISING SECRETARY’S MESSAGE


Greetings from the Organising Committee.

On behalf of the Institute of Critical Care Medicine at Royal Care Super Speciality Hospital, it gives me immense pleasure in inviting you for the “RCH ICU UPDATE”.

We have been conducting theme based CME for the past 12yrs, which is widely appreciated and well attended by critical care practitioners and trainees. We are passionate about sharing knowledge and skills across the region to enhance continuum of care in critically ill patients. We as a team take pride in inviting you to this years’ exciting scientific feast, poised to enrich knowledge and skill through the stalwarts in the field, sharing their expertise.

The scientific programme consists of didactic lectures, interesting case discussions, pro con debates and interactive question answer sessions compiled thoughtfully to cater the needs of practising Intensivist, Emergency Physicians, Anaesthetists, Internal Medicine Specialists, Surgeons, Post Graduates and Paramedics. The venue at Le Méridien will provide an apt atmosphere for the enthralled audience an academic feast.

Looking forward to seeing you in Coimbatore.

Dr. M. N. SIVAKUMAR
ORGANISING SECRETARY