In an attempt to strengthen the interventional radiology programme in India, the Indian Society of Vascular & Interventional Radiology (ISVIR) has joined hands with its French counterparts. The collaboration took place in the annual conference of ISVIR last week at the Trident Hotel, Nariman Point.
Dr Gireesh Warawdekar, radiologist, said, “This is the first time that radiologists from India and France have collaborated. As France is much ahead in terms of treatments and technologies, the conference is worth to exchange knowledge and improve wise in our treatments in India.”
Well known interventional radiologists experts from France and India were the attendees. Around 35 to 40 France radiologists shared their experience and case studies in the conference.
Among the topics discussed during the three daylong conference doctors from France and India spoke about management of liver and biliary ducts, breast and soft tissue disease in radiology.
“They are much forward in terms of radiology intervention. In France there are routine screening campaigns for four of the most common types of cancers: breast, prostate, cervical and bowel. A free nationwide screening campaign is in place for every woman aged 50 to 74 for breast cancer, as this age group most exposed to the risk of breast cancer,” said Warawdekar.
The doctors also discussed use of interventional radiology in managing kidney and urology, cardiac and thoracic diseases.
Dr Luc Rotenberg, French President, said, “I am very happy and honoured to be here in India. With such conferences we all doctors can exchange our knowledge and get better techniques and remedy. Every meeting, every country we grow and nurture. Our ambitious is to promote French university medical cooperation with our colleagues around the world.”
He also added, “It builds stronger relation between our countries and our universities as we exchange internal cross courses, files, e-conferences, congresses and various training.”