The conference titled “Fundamentals of Echocardiography” was inaugurated by the Director of SSSIHMS, Dr. Choudary D. Voleti at the hospital at Prashantigram.The programme is conducted by the Departments of Cardiology of SSSIHMS, Prasanthigram and SSSIHMS, Whitefield, in partnership with GE Healthcare, the healthcare arm of the General Electric.
A unique aspect of this conference is the hands-on training to the delegates using state-of-the-art echocardiography machines by experts in the field. Apart from the conventional 2-Dimensional echo machines GE Healthcare provided high-end 3-Dimensional and 4-Dimensional echo machines for the conference. The conference is designed to provide individualized attention to participants and take them from the basic level of echocardiography training to the advanced level.
Talking about the healthcare institutions of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, Dr. Voleti said that they were established by Baba to provide the much needed care to the ailing humanity completely free of charge. In the backdrop of the conference Dr. Voleti averred that one of the important aspects of Baba’s mission is free dissemination of knowledge. “This aspect is reflected in the free education being provided by Bhagawan Baba Swami to students of the Sri Sathya Sai University and also in the periodic international conferences organized by the hospital where everything is provided to the delegates free ”, he said.
Some of the sessions in the conference included, hands on training on ‘Understanding echo Anatomy', ‘Mitral Valve Disease’, ‘Left Ventricular function’ among others.
The conference is being attended by the around 100 participants from across the country.