CME on Mental Health Challenges: Changing Perspectives, Changing Measures
The Department of Community Medicine, Father Muller Medical College, Mangalore organized a CME on Mental Health Challenges: Changing Perspectives, Changing Measures on 11th November 2017 in the Conference Hall of the Father Muller Medical College Hospital.
The Programme was inaugurated by the IMA Mangalore branch President, Dr Ramachandra Kamath. Dr Narayana.V welcomed the gathering. Rev. Fr Richard Aloysius Coelho, Director of Father Muller Charitable Institutions, delivered the Presidential address. The dignitaries on the dais were Dr K. R Kamath, President IMA Mangalore, Rev. Fr Richard Coelho, Director of Father Muller Charitable Institutions, Rev. Fr Ajith Menezes, Administrator, FMMC, Dr Jayaprakash Alva, Dean of FMMC, Dr Annayya Kulal, CME Observer and Dr Narayana.V, HOD of Department of Community Medicine, FMMC. Dr Oliver D’souza gave the vote of thanks.
The Director, in his address, opined that the diagnosis and treatment of mental health problems were difficult than physical ailments which show signs and symptoms. Thus he reiterated that mental diseases are more important to be treated than the physical ailments.
The CME had deliberations on topics like epidemiological profile and preventive measures of depression and suicide, district mental health programme - D.K. District at a glance, mental health research and funding, community based rehabilitation, behavior addiction and stress busters: demystified.
A poster Competition was also conducted for the under graduates and post graduates of FMCI. The programme concluded at 5.00 pm.