AIORL-24 Begins in Pune, Highlighting AI Innovations in Otorhinolaryngology

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Pune, 28th June 2024: “AIORL-24 – Artificial Intelligence in Otorhinolaryngology: Newer Horizons,” a three-day Inter-Command Continuing Medical Education (CME) was inaugurated at Armed Forces Medical College, Pune on 28 June 2024.

The ceremony was graced by Lt Gen Daljit Singh, AVSM, VSM, PHS, Director General of Armed Forces Medical Services (DGAFMS) & Senior Colonel Commandant, who inaugurated the event.

AIORL-24 marks a significant milestone as it explores the intersection of artificial intelligence (AI) and otorhinolaryngology, promising new horizons in medical practice. The event includes a ground breaking Workshop on Hands-On Simulation-based Otological Surgical Training, the first of its kind in the Armed Forces, and the unveiling of “Pratibimb” – the ENT Departmental Museum, both inaugurated by Lt Gen Daljit Singh.

The inaugural session featured esteemed guest of honour, Lt Gen MD Venkatesh (Retd), Vice Chancellor of Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), who delivered insightful remarks on the evolving landscape of medical education and technology. The event also saw keynote addresses by Maj Gen Sabarigirish K (Retd) and Dr. Mohnish Grover, highlighting the advancements and future prospects in otorhinolaryngology.

A notable presentation by Dr Tushar Sandhan from IIT Kanpur focused on the transformative role of artificial intelligence in healthcare, emphasizing the integration of AI technologies in improving diagnostic and therapeutic processes.

Over 200 distinguished faculty members and delegates from across the country are participating in this CME, making it a vibrant platform for knowledge exchange and professional development. The event promises an enriching experience through a series of lectures, hands-on workshops and interactive sessions over the next three days.

AIORL-24 underscores the Armed Forces’ commitment to pioneering advancements in medical science and technology, fostering an environment of continuous learning and innovation.