Siliguri, March 6: North Bengal Medical College and Hospital will hold its first medical students' conference, NUMESCON 2015, from tomorrow .
The three-day event is being held by the MBBS students of the medical college in association with Indian Medical Association - Students' Wing.
"This is the first time that the MBBS students are organising a medical conference. It is a three-day conference and will start tomorrow. The main reason for holding such a conference is to encourage students to take keen interest in new developments in the medical field and to enhance their knowledge. The entire event is being organised by the students and faculty members are guiding them," said Sandip Sengupta, secretary of the NBMCH chapter of Indian Medical Association.
He is the residential medical officer and clinical tutor at the department of gynaecology and obstetrics at NBMCH.
Tomorrow, the event will start with two pre-conference workshops on basic and advanced life support and electrocardiogram (ECG).
"Students have chosen diverse topics for the three-day event. Workshops on basic and advanced life support and ECG are the first topics which would be dealt with tomorrow. Knowledge on these two areas is essential to deal with patients who have suffered a cardiac arrest or any other medical condition that need resuscitation," said Sengupta. "On Sunday, lectures will be delivered by Hiralal Konar, a reputed gynaecologist and Meharban Singh, a famous paediatrician of the country. There will be plenary sessions and paper presentations too."
He added: "Students from medical colleges in Chennai and Bangalore will attend the programme. Some students from Bangladesh have been invited for the conference. It is expected that they will attend."