The Department of Radiology and Image Technology at the University School of Allied Health Sciences recently organized the 1st ICME-2023, a conference focused on the theme of Emerging Technology and Techniques in Mammographic Imaging. The event, held in collaboration with RAD-AID International (USA) and the Association of Medical Radiology & Imaging Technology, PGIMER Chandigarh, took place on September 23rd, 2023 at the University Auditorium, Rayat Bahra University in Mohali, Punjab.
The primary objective of the conference was to provide a platform for skill development and a refresher course for Radiological Technologists and students of Medical Radiology & Imaging Technology. With speakers from both India and abroad, the event aimed to provide invaluable insights and expertise in the field of Mammographic Imaging to the audience.
The event was inaugurated by Honourable Sdr. Gurvinder Singh Bahra, the Chief Guest, and Dr. Ravinder Kaur, Prof. & Head Radiology, GMCH-32, Chandigarh, the Guest of Honor. The opening ceremony was attended by the Vice-Chancellor and Dean Academic, who joined the event in a hybrid mode using YouTube and Zoom to accommodate the global audience.
Among the speakers were Dr. Harnoor Singh and Ms. Olive Peart from the USA, who shared their knowledge and experiences in Mammographic Imaging. National speakers such as Dr. Lalit Gupta and Ms. Madhu also contributed to the scientific sessions. The sessions were chaired by distinguished professionals including Prof. S.S.Gill, Dr. Ravinder Kaur, Dr. N. Khandelwal, Dr. S.C. Bansal, Mr. Mohan Bhagwat, and Mr. Suresh Malayath.
The conference saw a remarkable turnout, with over 150 delegates attending in person and an additional 300 participating virtually. This hybrid approach ensured that participants from all over the world could benefit from the knowledge shared during the event.
In addition to the scientific sessions, the ICME-2023 also provided a cultural program organized by the students of RIT (Radiology and Image Technology). This added a touch of entertainment to the conference, allowing participants to relax and interact with each other in a more informal setting.
The 1st ICME-2023 was undoubtedly a success, fulfilling its goal of providing a platform for skill development and knowledge sharing in the field of Mammographic Imaging. With contributions from renowned experts and a diverse audience, this conference served as a valuable resource for Radiological Technologists and students alike. The Department of Radiology and Image Technology is to be commended for organizing such an enlightening and engaging event, and we look forward to future conferences that further advance the field of imaging technology.