Report of ULTRAVISION – Fetal Ultrasound Conference: CME of Delhi IRIA
Date: 3rd September 2023
Venue: Auditorium, New Academic Block, Lady Hardinge Medical College, Delhi
The ULTRAVISION conference, Delhi IRIA’s flagship ultrasound program, kicked off with a resounding success on the 3rd of September 2023. The event, held at the esteemed Lady Hardinge Medical College, brought together practicing radiologists in both academic institutes and private set up along with experts from the field of ultrasound imaging to delve into the theme of the year – ‘fetal imaging.’ Dr RS Solanki and Dr Shaili Tomar from the host institute, Dr. Prakash Lalchandani and Dr Amita Malik were the backbone of this event. There were interactive discussions amongst the speakers, chairpersons along with the audience.
The conference started promptly at 9:00 AM with the first session, featuring distinguished speakers who covered a wide array of topics. Beginning with fundamental subjects such as early pregnancy imaging and first and second-trimester guidelines, the sessions gradually progressed to more advanced discussions on the detection of cardiac anomalies and aneuploidy markers. Each lecture sparked enthusiastic participation from the delegates, who posed pertinent questions that resonated with the daily challenges faced by practicing radiologists in fetal imaging.
One remarkable aspect of the event was the surprising turnout for the earliest morning session on a Sunday, reflecting the dedication and commitment of the attendees to enhance their knowledge in the field. Compering was beautifully done by Dr Alka Gupta while stage formalities were efficiently handled by Dr Ankita Aggarwal & Dr Stanzin. Following the engaging morning sessions, attendees were treated to a refreshing high tea that provided an opportunity for networking and informal discussions among the participants.
The second session delved deeper into fetal imaging, covering topics such as fetal growth restriction, fetal skeletal disorders, and neurosonography. The star speakers of the pre-lunch session were Dr Smita Manchanda from Delhi, Dr. Srinivas S from Bengaluru, Dr. Karthik Senthilvel from Trichi, Dr. Bimal J Sahani from Aurangabad and Dr. TLN Praveen from Hyderabad.
A delightful surprise awaited the attendees during the “break the routine” sub-session. Dr. Deepak Gupta delivered the presidential address, thanked all the speakers, especially the outstation ones who had taken time from their busy schedule. Dr. Shilpa Saxena’s graceful dance performance and a melodious singing session by Dr. Kriti Gehlot and her team added a cultural touch to the event. However, the highlight of the session was Dr. Rajesh Gothi’s monologue, sharing his insights and life lessons from antenatal ultrasound, infused with humor that had the entire auditorium in stitches. Dr. Ankur Goyal, Secretary Delhi chapter concluded the “break the routine” session with a warm and appreciative vote of thanks. Following the sub-session, a well-deserved lunch break provided an opportunity for participants to relax, interact, and recharge for the afternoon sessions.
The post-lunch session commenced with an engaging quiz session by that witnessed active participation from numerous attendees. The subsequent lectures on fetal urinary tract anomalies and fetal face evaluation were rich in information, providing attendees with valuable insights. Dr Radhika Batra, Dr. Alok Varshney and Dr. Vivek Kashyap from Delhi enthralled the audience in the post-lunch session.
Throughout the day, the chairpersons (including Dr. Raju Sharma, Dr. Ravi Kapoor, Dr. Shibani Mehra, Dr. Rajesh Gothi, Dr. Gaurav Pradhan, Dr. Amita Malik, Dr. Shuchi Bhatt and Dr. Sanjeev Sachdeva) sparked interactive discussions and kept tabs on the time management as well.
The highly anticipated valedictory function marked the conclusion of the conference. Prizes were awarded to the top three winners of the quiz – Dr. Deepak Gupta from Krishna Diagnostic Centre secured the first prize, Dr. Saumya Negi from GB Pant received the second prize, and Dr. Aanchal from Lok Nayak Hospital was honored with the third prize.
Special recognition was also given to the first delegates to register (Jogu Meena Kumari & Juni Chakma, GB Pant), the 101st delegate (Dr Anchal , GB Pant) and the 201st delegate (Dr Namrata Kaushik, Rajiv gandhi cancer inst).
Then, early bird prizes were given to the delegates who were the earliest to report to the registration desk (Dr. Sharad Gupta from Aakash Healthcare), (Aniket Verma from Max Hospital), (Dr. Vanita from GMC Patiala) and Dr Moideen from AIIMS.
Three lucky draw winners from those who had visited the trade stalls, added an element of excitement to the closing ceremony. All these awards were handed over to those delegates who were present in the auditorium at the time of announcement!
In conclusion, the ULTRAVISION conference of 2023 proved to be a tremendous success. The event witnessed an outstanding turnout of delegates (more than 300), featuring highly engaging lectures by stalwarts in the field of fetal imaging. The flawless organization and the delightful “break the routine” sub-session added a unique charm to the conference. The day was filled with enriching experiences, networking opportunities, and the recognition of excellence, leaving attendees eagerly anticipating next year’s edition.
Please find attached the link to the photographs from the event
Some of the memorable snippets are attached herewith!