Two Day National Scientific Program ‘NZ-AROICON 2022’ Concludes

Jammu- Association of Radiation Oncologists of India, North Zone Chapter (NZ-AROI) in collaboration with American Oncology Institute(AOI) held two day national scientific program “NZ – AROICON 2022” under theme “Personalized to Precision Oncology – Data Driven Approach” that concluded here today in Jammu.

The scientific program was organized in hybrid mode as the 26th Annual conference of North Zone Association of Radiation Oncologists of India and the Organizing Secretary of the program was leading oncologist, Dr. Vikas Roshan from American Oncology Institute Jammu.

The program started with a photo exhibition session that was supported by Onco Facts, one of the leading initiatives on cancer awareness and education in India, and the session was inaugurated by Dr. Raj Kumar Sharma(noted Diabetologist, painter, and sculptor).

It was followed by the inaugural session of the program that started with Lamp Lighting session, followed by welcome message by Dr. Vikas Roshan (Organizing Secretary NZAROICON 2022); video message by Dr. Jagprag Singh Gujral(Group CEO CTSI South Asia), inaugural addresses by Dr. Rajesh Vashistha (President AROI); Dr. Manoj Gupta (President Elect AROI); presidential address by Dr. Rakesh Kapoor (President NZAROI); followed by secretarial address by Dr. Deepak Abrol(General Secretary, NZAROI); and valuable comments by Chief Guest Capt. Bana Singh (Param Veer Chakra), and Guest of Honor Dr. Neeraj Bishnoi(Regional Director North, AOI).

It was followed by scientific sessions wherein various expert faculty from premier medical institutions of India put thorough emphasis on various common cancers with particular reference to their recent advances in diagnosis, detection and treatment, vis-a-vis review in scientific literature.

The first session of the program was about Breast Cancer and the expert speakers for this session include Dr. Vineeta Goel(Delhi); Dr. Suman Malik(Delhi); Dr. Kanika Sood Sharma(Delhi); Dr. Swarupa Mitra(Delhi); Dr. Supriya Mallick(Delhi); and Dr. Viraj Suvarna(Bengaluru). Dr. Ashutosh Gupta from Department of Radiation Oncology, GMC Jammu was the leading chairperson for this session.

The second session of the program was about Lung Cancer and the expert speakers were Dr. Abhishek Shankar(Patna); Dr. Aruna Turaka(USA); Dr. Tarun Durga(UK); Dr. Anusheel Munshi(Delhi); Dr. Sumant Gupta(Delhi); and Dr. Sushmita Pathy(Delhi).

It was followed by a brief session on Dr. B D Gupta Oration and that was presented by Dr. Rajesh Vashishtha(Bathinda).

The speakers for the third session include, Dr. Susovan Banerjee(Gurugram); Dr. Major Mizra Baig(Kanpur); Dr. S Hukku(Delhi); Dr.(Lt.Col.) Ashok K(Delhi); and Dr. Pritanjali Singh(Patna); while as in the forth session, Dr. Rakesh Jalali(Chennai); Dr. G K Rath(Delhi); Dr. Anil D’Cruz(Mumbai), Dr. B K Mohanty(Gurgaon); and Dr. Rakesh Kapoor(Chandigarh) delivered their speeches and presentations.

The fifth session of the program was about Head & Neck Cancer. The speakers were Dr. Pankaj Kumar Arora(Mohali); Dr. Sushmita Ghoshal(Chandigarh); Dr. Aman Sharma(Delhi); Dr. Pamela Jayeraj(Ludhiana); and Dr. Ankur Bahl(Delhi); while as the 6th session was about Prostate Cancer and the expert speakers for the session include Dr. Surender Dabas(Delhi); Dr. Gagan Saini(Delhi); Dr. Devinder Paul(Mumbai); Dr. Nadeem Shoukat(Jammu); Dr. Indu Bansal(Delhi); and Dr. Satyankar Gupta(Jammu).

The 7th session was about Gynaecological Malignancies. The speakers were Dr. Shikha Goyal(Chandigarh); Dr. D N Sharma(Delhi); Dr. Deepak Abrol(Jammu); Dr. Paras Khanna(Jammu); Dr. Bhavana Rai(Chandigarh).

Each scientific session was followed by a pannel discussion with esteemed chairpersons from premier medical institutions of India.

The program also included Sponsored sessions; Onco Quiz; Cultural and folk events; including other sessions.

The program was attended by various medical faculty and delegates all over India including Dr. Tasaduk Hussain Itoo( medico cum noted columnist).

It concluded with a Valedictory Function and Vote of Thanks presented by Dr. Vikas Roshan.

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