Saturday, 1 May 2021

59th Weekly Summit with ACAIM-WACEM

 


Dr. Galwankar started this week's discussions by revisiting a concept proposed in early 2020 meetings by Dr. Irshad Choudry - that obesity is already a chronic inflammatory state. We visited the question of whether there is scope to control the state of inflammation, however given the prolonged, or rather sustained, state of inflammation, it unlikely for there to be a quick solution. Thiazolidinediones (glitazones) were proposed with a similar hypothesis in parts of the world, but held back because of their adverse effect profile. Lifestyle modifications are important, however, not a quick solution either. COVID-19 infections need us to act swiftly and often aggressively.

With that, we move to the combination of montelukast, colchicine, and aspirin - 'COVI-MAC'. Following from Dr. Sean Downing's theory, initially discussed in early 2020 as well, Dr. Vivek Chauhan shared his brilliant presentation. The pathophysiology of COVID-19 illness centers around hypoxia and multiorgan failure caused due to a cytokine release syndrome (and at its worst, a cytokine storm). It is proposed that montelukast and aspirin both inhibit the eicosanoid storm and NF-kappaB activation. Aspirin, of course, is also an antiplatelet agent. Colchicine is thought to be an inhibitor of inflammasomes. Individually, they have their own benefits, however, it is proposed that used in combination, the COVI-MAC regime would produce results, particularly when used as an early intervention in SARS-COV-2 positive patients. With due permissions and precautions, our teams are embarking on studies to move this beyond the hypothetical, to the practical and applicable. 







Monday, 26 April 2021

58th Weekly Summit with ACAIM-WACEM : Dedicated to War with Variants of COVID in 2021


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24th April 2022

The World Academic Council of Emergency Medicine and The American College of Academic International Medicine had a Special Global Meeting dedicated to the resurgence of COVID Variants in 2021.

As countries such as Indian grapple with the resurgence of COVID infections, it was apt time to address few important aspects of the Pandemic.

1. COVID Pandemic will now be a Cyclical Endemic 
2. COVID Prevention with revolve around Human Behavior and Vaccine Acceptability
3. Physician Competencies and Health Care Processes will need to be restructured around this new norm
4. Vaccine Boosters and Chronic COVID manifestations will happen.
5. The rising reality of Pediatric COVID has to be addressed.

Speakers:

Prof. Venkat (IIM Lucknow) : Spoke on the Restructuring of Oxygen Supply chain across India

Prof. Siddharth Dubhashi (AIIMS Nagpur): Presented update on the Plant Based Study for COVID Care

Dr. Indrani Sardesai (UK): Presented the UK COVID Data 

Dr. Sagar Sinha (India): Discussed the current COVID Situation in Mumbai and the various strategies being adopted to curb the surge.

Dr. Veronica Sikka (USA): Discussed about the update on the TeleHealth Consensus paper which is being worked on. 





 

Saturday, 17 April 2021

57th Weekly Summit with WHO-CCET : Dedicated to Developing Academic Emergency Medicine in India Session -IV

 17th April 2021

70 Colleges participated in The 56th Week weekly Summits Dedicated to implementing the NITIAyog India mandate to developing Academic Emergency Medicine departments across medical colleges in India.

Professor Sanjeev Bhoi

Director of the World Health Organization Center for Emergency and Trauma in SEARO

Professor Siddharth Dubhashi

Head of Surgical Disciplines AIIMS Nagpur

Dr. Sagar Galwankar

CEO, INDUSEM

Dr. Tej Sinha 

Associate Professor of AIIMS, EM New Delhi

Update on the Status of the 0f Compliance with the mandate was given to the new colleges being inducted

Detail discussion was done on

1. Faculty Development Program: With progress made in individual components of curriculum

2. Departmental Guidelines were mentioned in further detail with focus on resuscitation

3. Academic Processes with regards to syllabus

4. Implementation of the Mandate with FDP aimed for June 1st 2021

 

56th Weekly Summit with WHO-CCET : Dedicated to Developing Academic Emergency Medicine in India Session -III

 

10th April 2021

30 Colleges participated in The 56th Week weekly Summits Dedicated to implementing the NITIAyog India mandate to developing Academic Emergency Medicine departments across medical colleges in India.

Faculty: 

Professor Praveen Aggarwal

Head of AIIMS Emergency Medicine

Professor Sanjeev Bhoi

Director of the World Health Organization Center for Emergency and Trauma in SEARO

Professor Siddharth Dubhashi

Head of Surgical Disciplines AIIMS Nagpur

Dr. Sagar Galwankar

CEO, INDUSEM

Dr. Tej Sinha 

Associate Professor of AIIMS, EM New Delhi

Update on the Status of the 161 Colleges in Compliance given to the 30 new  colleges being inducted. 

Detail discussion was done on

1. Faculty Development Program: The fundamentals and core curriculum

2. Departmental Guidelines for providing quality EM Care

3. Academic Processes for teaching and taking exams

4. Implementation of the Mandate in the coming months with FDP planned for June 1st Launch

Saturday, 3 April 2021

55th Weekly Summit with WHO-CCET : Dedicated to Developing Academic Emergency Medicine in India Session -II

3rd April 2021

66 Colleges participated in The 55th Week weekly Summits Dedicated to implementing the NITIAyog India mandate to developing Academic Emergency Medicine departments across medical colleges in India.

Faculty: Professor Praveen Aggarwal

Head of AIIMS Emergency Medicine

Professor Sanjeev Bhoi

Director of the World Health Organization Center for Emergency and Trauma in SEARO

Professor Siddharth Dubhashi

Head of Surgical Disciplines AIIMS Nagpur

Dr. Sagar Galwankar

CEO, INDUSEM

Update on the Status of the 95 Colleges in Compliance with the mandate was given to the new 66 colleges being inducted. 

Detail discussion was done on

1. Faculty Development Program

2. Departmental Guidelines

3. Academic Processes

4. Implementation of the Mandate

54th Weekly Summit with WHO-CCET : Dedicated to Developing Academic Emergency Medicine in India Session -I

27th March 2021

95 Colleges participated in The 54th Week marked the beginning of Weekly Summits Dedicated to implementing the NITIAyog India mandate to developing Academic Emergency Medicine departments across medical colleges in India.

Faculty: 

Professor Praveen Aggarwal

Head of AIIMS Emergency Medicine

Professor Sanjeev Bhoi

Director of the World Health Organization Center for Emergency and Trauma in SEARO

Professor Siddharth Dubhashi

Head of Surgical Disciplines AIIMS Nagpur

Dr. Sagar Galwankar

CEO, INDUSEM

Dr. Tej Sinha 

Associate Professor of AIIMS, EM New Delhi

Detail discussion was done on

1. Faculty Development Program

2. Departmental Guidelines

3. Academic Processes

4. Implementation of the Mandate

Tuesday, 23 March 2021

The 53rd WACEM-ACAIM Special Global Weekly e-Summit on BIG DATA Analytics & the COVID Pandemic

Date: 20th March 2021

The WHO collaborating Centre for Emergency and Trauma (WHO-CCET) for South east Asia (SEA) partnered with WACEM and ACAIM to hold its Preliminary meeting on promoting BIG DATA Analytics in the New Norm of COVID19.

Dr. Vivek Chauhan presented a brief overview of Cloud Computing and its application in BIG DATA Systems.

Mr. Kevin from Phase Zero presented the Platform which is being developed and emphasized that machine learning could be incorporated in the development of multi-centre research ecosystems.

Dr. Ankit Sahoo discussed the process of Meta-Analysis and Systematic Reviews. He also presented the step by step process which culminates in a good assessment of all major data sets.

Dr. Sunil Raina discussed the concept of Electronic Epidemiology using PubMed datasets. He demonstrated the need for Multi-Step analytical process to evaluate differences in data sets.

Dr. Prabath Nanayakkara from Amsterdam discussed about the application of Evidence Based Medicine principles when interpreting data sets.