KMC says ‘Merci Beaucoup’ and ‘Au Revoir’ to Forensic French Delegates

KMC says ‘Merci Beaucoup’ and ‘Au Revoir’ to Forensic French Delegates

KMC says ‘Merci beaucoup’ (Thank You Very Much) and ‘Au Revoir’ (Goodbye) to French Delegates at Indo-French Int’l Forensic Congress 2017 during the Valedictory Function held at KMC Medical Education Unity Hall-LHH Hill Rd-Mangaluru on 24 November 2017.

Mangaluru: All’s Well that Ends Well!-That’s right. Quoting Shakespeare’s words, “But with the word the time will bring on summer, When briers shall have leaves as well as thorns, All’swell that ends well; still the fine’s the crown; Whatever the course, the end is the renown “-Kudos to the organizing committee members of KMC Forensic Department who did a marvelous job by organizing the 1st Indo-French International Forensic Congress 2017 hosted Kasturba Medical College (KMC)-Mangaluru which was inaugurated at Hotel Ocean Pearl-Mangaluru on Thursday, 23 November, and culminated on 24 November at KMC Medical Education Unity Hall-LHH R, Mangaluru.

Like Dr Jagadish Rao P, the co-organizing secretary during the vote of thanks on the inaugural day had said that in Sanskrit there is a phrase “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” which means “the world is one family”- One is a relative, the other stranger, say the small minded. The entire world is a family, live the magnanimous. Be detached, be magnanimous, lift up your mind, enjoy the fruit of freedom.” And here at this Congress were two Nations- France and India well connected and united as one for a good purpose- and the Congress went on so well and was a sheer success due to the unity and friendship between the delegates from France and India, and the organizers, the curtain came down to say “Au Revoir” and “Merci Beaucoup”!. A job well done by the organizers!

After a series of talks on various subjects pertaining to Forensic Field by various faculties, and also by Hanumantharaya IPs- DCP- Law and Order, Mangaluru City on “Crime Scene Investigation”, it was time for the Valedictory Function to say goodbye and cherish the two-good days of learning, training, fun and frolic. The chief guest for the occasion was DCP Hanumantharaya, joined by Dr Anand Venugopal- Medical Superintendent, KMC Hospitals, Mangaluru; Dr Dilip Nayak- Dean, KMC Dental College-Mangaluru; Dr Pavanchand Shetty- Joint Organising Secretary and treasurer; and Dr Haniel L D’souza- Jt Organizing secretary. Following the welcome address by Dr Pavanchand Shetty, the Dean of KMC Dental College, Dr Dilip Nayak addressing the audience said, “This was indeed a great conference of a unique kind organized for the first time between delegates of two nations, and history was made. KMC will plan on starting two-year certificate course on Forensic in the nearest future, which would be very beneficial.”

“This conference certainly encouraged the interaction between research scholars and experienced members of the academic community, and accordingly helped serious researchers to discuss their research work and developments in this field in an informal setting. Their intellectual contributions helped to make this conference an outstanding occasion for an in-depth intellectual exchange. A conference like this one did bring professionals together and also enabled them to exchange their views, update knowledge and shared experiences. Need to organize such conferences between different nations in future also. Merci Beaucoup and Au Revoir to the friendly folks from France-the Land of Love and Romance!” added Dr Dilip Nayak.

Delegates Dr Danya from District Hospital- Alleppey, Kerala; and Dr Kunjan Modi- from BJ Medical College Hospital-Gujarath shared their views on the 2-day conference; and also Prof Daniel Malicier and Prof Patrice Mangin from France expressed their thoughts on the conference, and invited KMC doctors to be their guests if they decide to visit France, and probably host the next France-Indo Forensic Congress 2018 in Lyon-France. Mementos were handed over to the French delegates by the host-KMC. From 11.30 am-1 pm, there was an e-Poster presentation, and winners in that contest were presented with prizes on the occasion.

Winners in the e-Poster: Faculty category- Dr Sowmya J Rao (Oral pathology- Srinivas Dental College-Mangaluru) and Dr Manoj T M- Assistant Police Surgeon-Kerala; In PG Category- Shimona Dias of Roshini Nilaya of Social Work-Mangaluru; and In UG category- Ishika Mahajan and Saran of KMC Hospital were presented with the prizes by the dignitaries on the dais. The vote of thanks was delivered by Dr Haniel D’souza, following which everyone posed for group photos and a bunch of selfies. The function was well compered by Dr Sumitha and Dr Gaurav of KMC Forensic dept.

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In conclusion, this Congress/Conference was indeed a special occasion where the delegates from two nations (India & France); and from eight states of India met and interacted each other. As a global education hub, Mangaluru offers highly skillful and quality researchers in medicine and various other fields. Hence, the connections and collaborations like these, are the bridges to further the knowledge in the subject, thereby improvise and practically incorporate them to achieve great heights. This highly resourceful conference had attracted over 100 delegates comprising forensic experts, doctors,lawyers, police officers from all over India and delegates from France- and also including a sizable gathering of students, postgraduates and doctors, as the conference was packed with fruitful scientific sessions like guest lectures and quality E-poster presentations, of medicolegal importance.

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The Conference which is accredited by the Karnataka Medical Council had a theme, “CONNECTIONS BRIDGING THE PRESENT AND FUTURE IN FORENSICS” with the rapid growth of forensic research and medical education between two Nations.The two days programme was designed to cover the theme of the conference with the highlight on newer forensic research, recent advances in forensic medicine for crime detection and concrete and uniform guidelines in practice of forensic medicine and toxicology. This conference was a collaboration meeting between Manipal University and Claude Bernard Lyon University-France, and it also happened to be the FIRST ever assembly between two nations in the world of forensics. Keeping with the phenomenal growth is Forensic Science, Law and Medical Education throughout the world, the conference, therefore, had this unique theme. Au Revoir until the next Indo-French International Forensic Congress!

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