Interactive Lecture in association with Embassy of Hungary.
Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, AIIMS, New Delhi organized an interactive academic meet jointly in association with Indian Association of Friendships with Foreign Countries (IAFFC) and Embassy of Hungary, New Delhi, in the Board room of the Department on 7th of December, 2018 at 11:30 AM.
The interactive lecture was given by Dr Viktor Soma Poor, Assistant Professor, University of Pecs, Hungary and the topics of lecture were:
Semmelweis: His Life and Legacy.
Diagnosis of Drowning: Hungarian experience.
The session was chaired by the respected Head of the Department, Dr Sudhir K Gupta and Dr Hilda Farkas, Counselor, Science and Technology, Embassy of Hungary. Dr J S Nischal, Secretary, IAFFC was also present. The event was coordinated by Dr Kulbhushan Prasad, Asst Prof and Dr Abhishek Yadav, Asst Professor with Dr Antara Debbarma, Senior resident of the Department.
The event started with the welcome address followed by the National Anthem. The topic was presented by Dr Viktor Soma Poor, Assistant Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine ,University of Pecs. The first session was a walk through the life of Ignac Semmelweis, the Hungarian physician whose work resulted in drastically reducing the number of women dying after child birth by mere introduction of handwashing, but was put in a mental asylum where he tragically passed away. Even today his work has not yet received the due acknowledgment by the medical fraternity. He also advised the young budding researchers in the department to “To see what everybody else has seen, and to think what nobody else has thought”. The second session was presented by him regarding the diagnosis of drowning, which included DNA based identification of diatom and algae. Following these two sessions, the faculties and residents came up with their queries regarding the topics discussed and the practical difficulties faced in diagnosing a case of drowning by the doctors of Forensic Medicine in the India. The event ended with the vote of thanks and felicitation of Dr Viktor Soma Poor by Dr Sudhir K Gupta.