AIIMS to hold three-day meet on child diseases

Premier medical institute AIIMS will organise a three-day conference in which paediatric neurosurgeons will deliver lectures on precautions needed to be taken for
ailments that easily affect children.

The lectures, designed in such a way that the common man understands them, will be delivered by surgeons both from the country and abroad with focus on ailments like
hydrocephalus, head injury, brain tumour and spinal dysraphism.

The lecture-series is part of the conference, Neuropedicon 2012, organised by All India Institute of Medical Sciences from November 1 to 3.

The lectures will provide an opportunity for parents and children to interact directly with doctors and surgeons and get their doubts cleared.

While spinal dysraphism is a condition in which a child is born with mass at back of spine or brain wherein part of brain, spinal cord or fluid comes out, hydrocephalus is a condition of excess accumulation of brain fluid.

“Young children, affected by these diseases, are increasingly surviving into second and third decade of life,” Prof A K Mahapatra of AIIMS said.

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