Friday, August 29, 2014

The 3rd ECSNIR Conference 2014 - Kelantan


The 3rd ECSNIR Conference has been held by the AMIEN Team from the Department of Radiology (HUSM) at the Hotel Perdana, Kota Bharu on August 23rd & 24th, 2014. The conference was inaugurated by the Director Of State Health of Kelantan, Dato' Dr. Haji Ahmad Razin Bin Dato' Haji Ahmad Mahir and the theme for the conference was 'Salvage Team For Sustainable Health'.

Every year, the three East-Coast States of Malaysia is taking turn to organize a scientific meeting to gather all expertise and sharing knowledge in the region. They started with a small meeting among the members of the society at Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu in 2012. Their first successful conference was in Kuantan, Pahang in 2013 with the theme of 'Imaging In Neurology'.  

This year Kelantan is taking the responsibility to move a step ahead in gathering the specialists in this region to work as a team in salvaging the diabetic limb and the dialysis fistula.  Diabetic foot disease and renal failure requiring dialysis are a major problem in our clinical practice.  Apart from treating the established disease, education is far important ensuring good health status in the community.  When treatment is advocated, optimal care and treatment is needed.  When trying to avoid limb amputation due to diabetes, we need a good foot care team and applies the revascularization of the limb via endovascular treatment.



As for the renal failure patient, the arterio-venous fistula created for hemodialysis is a life line to continue health.  Every effort should be made from every professionals to maintain the patency of the dialysis fistula as these patients has limited number of veins for new creation of fistula once it failed. 

A salvage team involves the physicians, surgeons, radiologist, medical assistance, nurses, dialysis technicians and other supporting staffs in general.   Understanding the disease and disease management helps in our clinical practice when handling these patients.  Let's bring a change for a better health care giver as a team.

Here are some of the photos we took at the conference:














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