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72nd IRIA Conference kickstarts in Chandigarh

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Over 200 eminent radiologists, diagnostics, imaging experts from across India and globally congregates at IRIA 2019 which is being held at PGIMER, Chandigarh

By Prathiba Raju & Raelene Kambli

The 72nd Annual Indian Radiological and Imaging Association (IRIA) conference inaugurated at PGIMER in Chandigarh was was graced by dignitaries and members of the national and Haryana State chapter of IRIA. Over 200 eminent radiologists, diagnostics, imaging experts from across India and globally congregated at IRIA 2019.

Dr K Mohanan, President, IRIA, informed that IRIA research education collaborative programme will now be a national level programme and emphasised that robust research is the need of the hour. According to him, the research programme will be a collective step towards this mission.

Elucidating the audience about the research programme, Dr Jayaraj Govindraj, Chairman, IRIA, said, “We are an association with 16,000 strong members and we strongly believe that the national IRIA research education collaborative programme will bring in tremendous change in the radiology and imaging sector. Though we had the soft launch, it will take a couple of months to put things in a systematic way. We want to give equal opportunities to all the state chapters. The research programme will be a boon to young PG students. Indian College of Radiology and Imaging (ICRI) will play a major role in executing the national level programme.”

Giving an update on the work done by ICRI, Dr Vara Prasad VN, MD, Global Multispeciality Hospital said, “ICRI gives opportunities to do innovative research and academic work. They encourage the post graduate students and young specialists to promote and practice the latest advancement in the sector.”

Further it was announced that Dr Hemant Patel, MD, Gujarat Imaging Centre, will be taking over as the next National President of IRIA.

The inaugural ceremony ended with the felicitation of radiologists for their contribution towards improving radiology practice and education.

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