Dr. Vijay Harish Somasundaram, Assistant Professor in the Department of Nuclear Medicine, presented a part of his doctoral work at the 15th annual ANMPI (Association of Nuclear Medicine Physicians of India) conference held in association with the ICC (Indian Cancer Congress) 2017 conference at Bangalore, from November 8th to 12th, 2017.
The 4th Amrita Anaesthesia Refresher Course 2017 (AARC), was conducted by the Department of Anaesthesia and Critical Care, on 1st October, 2017, at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences. Dr. Sanjeev K. Singh, Medical Superintendent, Amrita School of Medicine, Kochi, was the chief guest of the event.
Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences was awarded the Kerala State Pollution Control Board’s (KSPCB) excellence award on 4th October, 2017, for its sustained efforts in pollution control and for initiatives in environment protection in the year 2016-17.
Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, conducted India’s and Asia’s first upper arm double hand-transplant on Shreya Siddanagowda, a 19-year-old girl. Shreya, a chemical engineering student at Manipal Institute of Technology, lost both her hands in a road mishap last year.
The Amrita Fertility Center, the Amrita Speciality Clinic at Thevara, Kochi, under Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, was inaugurated by K. J. Maxi, MLA, on 26th September, 2017.
Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS), Kochi, successfully conducted an open-heart surgery for a group of ten young children from Uganda, including one boy and nine girls, suffering from congenital heart disease.
Prof.(Dr.) Bhaskaran Pillai, Professor and Head, Medical Physics & Radiation Safety, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, has been elected as Fellow of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM).
Amrita Samyogam 2017, an International Conference on Integrative Ayurveda and Modern Medicine was held at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, on August 6-7. 2017. The conference was attended by more than 1000 delegates representing Ayurveda, Modern Medicine and Modern Science.
Dr. Rakesh P. S., Assistant Professor in the Department of Community Medicine, Amrita School of Medicine, Kochi, has been invited by Harvard University as a visiting scientist in the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health in Boston, USA, effective July 1st, 2017.
Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS) signed an MoU with Dr. B. Borooah Cancer Institute (BBCI) for clinical, academic and research collaboration. The MoU was signed by Dr. A. C. Katraki on behalf of BBCI and Dr. Debnarayan Dutta, Head, Radiation Oncology, Amrita Hospital, Kochi on March 17, 2017, at a function held at BBCI auditorium in Guwahati.