As you know, REF is a 23-years old not-for-profit trust, working in the field of radiology education, started by Dr. Ravi Ramakantan and Dr. Bhavin Jankharia with help from many other radiologists.
The In-Reach program is the opposite of an Out-Reach program. REF has been actively promoting lectures, CMEs, workshops by radiologists from the US and the UK primarily, usually of Indian origin, whenever they travel to India for social or other reasons. These programs enrich Indian radiology residents and consultants and we believe allow radiologists from outside India to share their knowledge within the Indian subcontinent.
REF has now created a formal structure for In-Reach Programs. Any radiologist, willing to teach in any part of India, whether it is a single lecture for an hour or so, or for an entire day or a couple of days or even more, can reach out to us and REF will pair you with a counterpart in that city, who will take care of the local logistics. REF will provide overall support and coordination.
The travel and local stay will be the responsibility of the traveling radiologist. However, if the radiologist is traveling to another city at REF’s request, then economy class airfare and local hospitality at a 3-star or better hotel will be taken care of by REF.
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SUMMARIES OF IN-REACH
29 Jan, 2020 – Ruby Hall Clinic Radiology & REF In-Reach with Dr Achala Vagal
The REF In-Reach Program held on 29th Jan, Wednesday hosted by Ruby Hall Clinic Radiology, headed by Dr Avinash Nanivadekar had Dr Achala Vagal (Vice Chair of Research, Prof of Radiology, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati) as the key speaker. This interactive meeting was attended by 25 radiologists, physicians and neurologists and centered around stroke imaging and treatment practices.
19 Jan, 2020 – LTMMC & REF In-Reach with Dr Suresh Mukherji
This one day program was conducted by REF in collaboration with the Radiology Department of LTMGH, Sion, headed by Dr. Anagha Joshi.
The chief faculty for the program was Dr Suresh Mukherji who is a world renowned name in Head and Neck Imaging. He is currently Clinical Professor: Marian University, Director of Head & Imaging: Proscan Imaging, Regional Medical Director: Envision Physician Services, Medical Director: Economic Alliance of Michigan. The other speakers at the event were Dr Varsha Joshi from Hyderabad and Dr Anagha Joshi, Dr Supreeta Arya and Dr Kartik Ganesan from Mumbai.
It was a dedicated program on Head and Neck Imaging with a series of didactic lectures. There were around 212 delegates around the country who could freely interact with Dr Suresh Mukherji during the event.
The key objectives of the course were
- To provide a comprehensive review of the imaging anatomy and pathology in Head and Neck.
- To enable the delegates to deliver clinically relevant and focussed reports.
18 Jan, 2020 – KDAH & REF In-Reach with Dr Manohar Shroff
The REF In- Reach program on 18th Jan 2020 hosted by the Radiology Dept of Kokilaben Hospital featured a session on Pediatric Neuroimaging with Dr Manohar Shroff, Radiologist in Chief at the Sick Kids Hospital, Toronto. Dr Shroff’s three talks generated huge interest in the audience and included imaging of Autoimmune Encephalitis, Pediatric Epilepsy and Non-Acidental Injury. As the talks were very clinically oriented, the Q and A session was very engaging. The audience of about 50 included radiologists, pediatricians, neurologists and neurosurgeons. In his talks Dr Shroff extensively covered current literature on the subject and illustrated the theory with excellent real – life cases. Post lunch, Dr Shroff participated in a case review session that included cases of epilepsy , inborn errors of metabolism, infections, tumors and stroke in children. It was a superb half day session that covered hot current topics in Pediatric Neuroimaging.