‘Parenthood is a Blessing from God’- Fr Richard Coelho-Director of Father Muller Charitable Institutions, during CME on Tips & Tricks in Infertility Management on Promoting Parenthood organized by Father Muller Medical College, Mangaluru in association with ARMC IVF Fertility Centre, Mangaluru, at A V Hall-Knowledge Centre on Sunday, 14 April 2019 from 9 am- 5 pm.
Mangaluru: The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of Father Muller Medical College organized a CME on Tips & Tricks in Infertility Management on Promoting Parenthood, in association with ARMC IVF Fertility Centre, Mangaluru, at A V Hall-Knowledge Centre on Sunday, 14 April 2019 from 9 am- 5 pm. How to manage infertility is the million dollar question. Most Gynaecologists are currently enduring this battle, the laborious efforts of the search for motherhood and family, unable to bring a child to life.
Research has stated that nearly 27.5 million couples actively trying to conceive suffer from infertility in India. The epidemic is on the rise. Infertility is a vast topic with innumerable causes, most of which cannot be detected. The purpose of this CME is to enable the participants to learn a few additional Tips and Tricks through eminent infertility specialists who have been invited as speakers. The CME will benefit all Gynaecologists, Post Graduates and Health Care personnel to develop a planned structured approach to achieve the ultimate goal of “PROMOTING PARENTHOOD”.
The inauguration of the CME began with prayer through the audio-video presentation, followed by welcome address by Dr G Nagarathna- organizing Chairperson. The CME was inaugurated by lighting of the lamp by chief guest- Dr Raghavendra Prasad- Director of Infertility and Fetomaternal Services at Sunrise Hospital, Kanhangad, and also the Executive Director of ARMC, Mangaluru, along with other dignitaries on the dais namely- Fr Richard Coelho-Director, FMCI; Fr Ajith Menezes- Administrator, FMMC; Dr Gaurav Gujarathi-Co-Chairperson; Dr Vijaya Revankar- Observer from KMC, MangaluruDr G Nagarathna; and Dr Shannon Fernandes- Organizing Secretary.
In his inaugural which was short and sweet, Chief guest stressed on the importance of parenthood and urged the participants to make the best use of the CME and get all the information, tips from the renowned specialists in the field. In his presidential address, Fr Richard Coelho quoting a verse from the Bible said. “Genesis 1:26-28; 31 in Bible says, “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it… And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good.”
“It is out of this creation of male and female that we see God’s design for marriage and family. A husband and wife come together in marriage, joining to each other in body, soul and spirit. And out of their union comes forth new life, children. We celebrate and honor the image of God in each person. Parenthood is a blessing of God. Couples can have children even at later age, and its all good. Today’s CME will enable you all to learn on tips and tricks from eminent specialists on promoting parenthood. Grab all the information you need which will help you in this field” added Fr Coelho. The vote of thanks was proposed by Dr Shannon Fernnades, and the programme was compered by Dr Alveera D’souza-Assistant professor, FMMC, and Dr Sushma Rachel- postgraduate, Dept of OBG-FMMC.
The CME comprises of talks on topics by various speakers, like- “Couple Evaluation and Indication of IUI” by Dr Susan Pradeep- Consultant and IVF Coordinator-ARMC; “Adjuvant Drugs in Luteal Support”by Dr Praveena Rai- Consultant Reproductive Medicine, Manipal; “Azoospermia-What Next”by Dr Raghavendra Prasad- Director of Infertility and Fetomaternal Services at Sunrise Hospital, Kanhangad, and also the Executive Director of ARMC, Mangaluru; “When tos end for IVF/”by Dr Gaurav Gujarathi- IVF Specialist, ARMC; “Tips and Tricks in Ovulation Induction” by Dr Pratap Kumar Narayan- Professor, OBG at KMC; “Unexplained Infertility -Best Approach”by Dr Shyjus Nair- Fertility specialist, ARMC; “GnRH Agonist Trigger Selective or Routine”by Dr Naveenchandra R Nayak- Associate professor (OBG) at AJ Institute of Medical Sciences; Video demonstration on Semen preparation in IUI, Oocyte Pick Up, ICSI by Dr Sajilesh- Junior Embryologist, Ms Revathi-Junior Embryologist, and Dr Gaurav Gujarathi- followed by Quiz for Post Graduates on Infertility.