Doctors & Kannada! First-of-its Kind IMA Kannada Physician-Writers’ Conference on May 26

Doctors & Kannada! First-of-its Kind IMA Kannada Physician-Writers’ Conference on May 26

 Doctors & Kannada! First-of-its Kind State Indian Medical Association Kannada Physician-Writers’ Conference will be held at the IMA Hall near Milagres Church, Hampankatta , Mangaluru on Sunday, May 26

Mangaluru : The Indian Medical Association Mangaluru branch will host the first-ever state-level Kannada physicians conference on 26 May 2019 at IMA Hall, near Milagres Church, Hampankatta, Mangaluru. Addressing the media, the Regional Conference Committee and IMA Mangaluru Chapter President Dr Sacchidananda Rai, stated that the 93-year-old organisation has taken the initiative to recognize and provide an opportunity to all doctors who have developed an interest in writing in the regional language.

“Doctors are excellent in the use of the language, with commendable vocabulary. There is a misconception that doctors speak only English, and have low proficiency in regional languages. This conference aims to bring all these writers together and provide them with a platform. The University of Mysore is coming up with a glossary of medical terms in Kannada. Comprising eight volumes, the glossary will be named ‘Vaidya Vishwa Kosha’. The initiative was taken by Dr S P Yoganna, a cardiologist at Suyog Hospital, Mysore,” added Dr Rai.

While discussing the significance of the event, IMA Mangalore Secretary Dr Annayya Kulal said that these writings help doctors reach out to people through different mediums. He informed reporters that IMA has more than 200 prominent doctors with over hundreds of books published by about 25 of them. Prominent physician-writers like Dr N Someshwar, Dr G G Lakshman Prabhu, Dr Vijayalakshmi, and Dr Bhaskar Acharya will address the delegates at the conference.

The inauguration will be held on 26 May from 10 am-11 am, and the chief guest for the occasion will be Dr S Sachidananda, Vice Chancellor of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bengaluru, and guests of honor will be Dr Manu Baligar- State Kannada Sahitya Parishath President and Pradeep Kumar Kalkura- President of DK Kannada Sahitya Parishath. Various topics will be discussed by the resource persons during the day long conference.

Dr Sudhindra Rao M, Dr K R Kamath, Dr Kasturi Mohan Pai, Dr Prashanth B, Dr B Ramachandra Bhat , among others were present on the dais during the press meet.