Dear friends,

It is a matter of great pleasure for us to invite you to the 31st Annual Update on Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Chandigarh-the City Beautiful. The Department of Pulmonary Medicine at this institute is a pioneer in pulmonary sciences in India with its postdoctoral (DM) course, and other postgraduate and postdoctoral programmes, in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.

Our annual update has become an important platform for students, practitioners, and researchers in the areas of Pulmonary Medicine and allied specialties to update their knowledge, share important advancements in key areas, and interact with each other. This year we intend to focus on “Tuberculosis” at this day long update. Tuberculosis is a common problem in our clinical practice with new challenges constantly emerging. At this meeting, we hope to address some of these contemporary issues and try to offer locally relevant solutions and guidelines.

As always, it will be our endeavour to attain the highest academic standards, and also provide a most conducive environment to enjoy the same. As a part of the academic feast, we expect to have a galaxy of distinguished faculty, renowned both regionally and nationally. During the month of October, Chandigarh has a pleasant welcoming weather. We all keenly look forward to welcome you on October 22, 2017.

Dr. D. Behera


Scientific Programme – At a glance

Theme : Tuberculosis

Newer approaches to tuberculosis control in India

  • End-TB strategy 2035
  • Changes in RNTCP
    Field diagnostics – microscopy to molecular methods

Recent advances in multi-drug resistant tuberculosis

  • Role of molecular methods in resistance confirmation
  • Newer agents – bedaquiline and delaminid
  • Shortening duration of treatment

Current concepts and controversies in extra­pulmonary tuberculosis

  • Central nervous system tuberculosis
  • Tuberculous pleural effusion
  • Lymph nodal tuberculosis

Complications of pulmonary tuberculosis

  • Acute respiratory distress syndrome
  • Chronic pulmonary aspergillosis
  • Massive hemoptysis

Special considerations

  • Diagnosis and management of pediatric tuberculosis
  • HIV-TB coinfection
  • Hepatotoxicity due to antitubercular therapy

Dr. Dheeraj Gupta Memorial Oration

Year in Review

Open-house discussion on practical considerations


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Date: October 22, 2017

Venue: Bhargava Auditorium, PGIMER, Chandigarh


Address all correspondence to:

Dr. Ashutosh N. Aggarwal
Department of Pulmonary Medicine
PGIMER, Chandigarh-160012
Ph: (0172) 2756822, 2756824
E-mail: aggarwal.ashutosh@outlook.com

31st Annual Update on Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine