Wednesday, September 13, 2023

MAHE, World Association For PhotobiomoduLation Therapy Organized Pre-Congress Workshops At WALTCon2023

Manipal Academy of Higher Education in association with World Association for PhotobiomoduLation Therapy (WALT) and Indian Podiatry Association (IPA), Karnataka Chapter – jointly organized a Pre Congress-Workshop on, Assessment and Management of Diabetic Foot today at Preclinical Lab, Tower -1, Ground floor, Manipal College of Health Professions.

The workshop was unveiled by the Chief Guest, Dr. Padmaraj Hegde, Dean, Kasturba Medical College, MAHE, Manipal. Guests of Honour, Dr. Anand Venugopal, Chief Operating Officer, Kasturba Hospital, Manipal, Dr. Ullas Kamath, Professor & Head, Department of Basic Medical Sciences, MAHE, Manipal, and Dr. Rajnish Saxena, Diabetologist graced the event with their presence. Dr. APS Suri, President, Indian Podiatry Association presented the overview of the workshop. Dr. G Arun Maiya, Dean of MCHP, President of IPA Karnataka Chapter, and Membership Director at WALT welcomed the esteemed gathering.

The workshop received an excellent interest and participation from delegates across top 200 ranking universities from countries like USA, UK, South Africa, Australia, Iran across healthcare, and technology industries. It also attracted excellent industry support from top companies working in the field of photobiomodulation making it a great “Industry-Academia Partnership”.

Dr. Anand Venugopal, COO of the Teaching Hospital in Mahe, expressed his gratitude, stating, "This Congress is a testament to the relentless dedication and collaboration of the IPA, MAHE, and WALT teams. We are pleased  that it commenced on such a promising note with two highly successful workshops".

Dr. Rajnish Saxena, National Secretary of IAP, commented, "In today's comprehensive workshop, we explored the fascinating world of photobiomodulation (PBM) and its applications in alleviating pain and promoting tissue healing. We eagerly anticipate the upcoming days, where we will share the stage with industry experts to discuss various facets of photobiomodulation".

Dr. Ullas Kamath, Professor and Head of the Department of Basic Sciences at MAHE, praised the immersive event, saying, "This event represents a significant milestone in our commitment to advancing knowledge and collaboration in the fields of photobiomodulation and dentistry".

Addressing the gathering at the workshop Dr. Padmaraj Hegde, Dean of Kasturba Medical College at MAHE, added, "This event has offered professionals and students invaluable opportunities to gain practical insights into the latest advancements in dentistry and photobiomodulation. Through hands-on training and interactive sessions, participants have been able to explore innovative techniques, technologies, and best practices. We are proud to be part of this initiative, equipping aspiring professionals with industry-driven knowledge".

The Vote of Thanks was extended by Mr. Mukesh Kumar Sinha of MCHP.

About Manipal Academy of Higher Education:

Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) is a premier educational institution renowned for its commitment to academic excellence, research, and innovation. With a legacy spanning several decades, MAHE has consistently been at the forefront of shaping future leaders across various disciplines.

About the World Association for Photobiomodulation Therapy (WALT):

The World Association for Photobiomodulation Therapy (WALT) is a global organization dedicated to advancing the science and practice of photobiomodulation therapy. WALT promotes research, education, and collaboration in the field to enhance its understanding and application in healthcare.

About the Indian Podiatry Association (IPA), Karnataka Chapter:

The Indian Podiatry Association (IPA) is a professional body committed to promoting foot health and podiatric care in India. The Karnataka Chapter of IPA plays a pivotal role in advancing the podiatry profession in the region.

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