The department of anatomy PGIMER, Chandigarh is going to hold 6th I.J. Dewan memorial workshop "Organs talk: Time to take prevention" for high school children & general public on 23rd and 24th July 2013 from 9.00 am to 4.30 pm in Zakir Hall, PGIMER, Chandigarh. This is a primary preventive programme which is focused on spreading awareness about ill effects of alcoholism, smoking, junk food, driving without helmets, too much use of mobile phones etc. There will be demonstrations on normal & diseased organs like cirrhotic liver, smoker's lungs, lungs affected with  cancer, fatty heart, aorta with fatty plaque and brain with extradural haematoma. The object is to educate the young children about futility of erratic lifestyle, which leads to an irreversible ordeal of disease


Affects of Alcohol on Gastrointestinal System

Alcohol directly or indirectly affects all these facets of human health i.e., alcohol damages the physical health, mental health, social and financial health of people.  Extensive research has shown that alcohol consumption leads to poor health and premature death through its causal or contributing roles in numerous chronic health conditions and acute health outcomes including:

  • Various types of cancers of liver, pancreas, oesophagus, colon etc.
  • Enlarged fatty liver, alcoholic hepatitis with jaundice, fever and liver swelling.
  • Liver diseases like cirrhosis and its various complication like blood vomiting, ascites and encephalopathy etc.
  •  Nervous system diseases like amnesias, peripheral neuropathy and alcohol induced psychotic disorders.
  • Increases prevalence of Hepatitis B, C and HIV in alcoholics.

The tenth public lecture in the Golden Jubilee Public Lecture Series will be on 'Affects of Alcohol on Gastrointestinal System' by Dr Kartar Singh, Prof. & Head, Department of Gastroenterology, PGIMER on 14th June, 2013 at 12.30 pm on the ground floor of New OPD Block, PGIMER


A public lecture on 'Combating Low Backache' was delivered by  Prof Raj Bahadur, Department of Orthopaedics, Prof. Sanjay Wadhwa, Head of Physiotherapy. Dr Babita Ghai, Department of Anaesthesia, in the auditorium of Advanced Paediatric Centre of the PGIMER  on September 9, 2007.

A public lecture on ‘Diabetes’ was delivered by Dr.Anil Bhansali, Head, Department of Endocrinology, PGIMER  on 25th March 2006 at 3.00 PM in the APC Auditorium of the campus to address some issues related to the disease.