Under the guidance and able support of Dr. Mohan M E, Dean cum Principal, BGS GIMS, CME on “Comprehensive approach to Allergic Rhinitis” was conducted successfully by Department of ENT on 08/04/2022.  Our guest of honor was Dr. Pendakur Anand, Renowned Senior Allergologist   and ENT Consultant who was felicitated by Dr. Mohan M E, Dean cum Principal. The program included various scientific sessions by invited guest speakers regarding Allergic Rhinitis followed by live Skin prick test demonstration.

Scientific sessionGuest SpeakerTopic
Scientific session-1 (09:30 to 10:15 AM)Dr. Deeksha Rao ENT Consultant & Allergologist at Venkat center for Skin, ENT and Plastic Surgery, BengaluruAetiopathogenesis of Allergic Rhinitis.
Scientific session-2 (10:30 to 11:15 AM)Dr. Pendakur Anand Renowned Allergologist, Allergy Asthma ENT clinic, BengaluruAtopic Allergy: Clinical Overview
Scientific session-3 (11:15 to 12:30 PM)Dr. Soumya M S Associate professor, St. John’s Medical College, BengaluruClinical Symptomatology & Co Morbidities of Allergic Rhinitis.
Scientific session-4 (12:30 to 01:15 PM)Dr. Gayathri Pandit ENT Specialist and Allergologist at Samarth ENT & Allergy clinic, BengaluruAllergic Rhinitis- Diagnosis and Overview of Management.
Scientific session-5 (2:15 to 03:00 PM)Dr. Giriyanna Gowda Allergy and Asthma Specialist Associate professor, Department of CM, KIMS BengaluruImmunotherapy and Recent Advances in Management of Allergic Rhinitis.

Following the scientific sessions, at the end of the programme live skin prick test demonstration was performed by Dr. Vybhavi M K, Assistant professor & Dr. Lavanya M Senior Resident (Certified Allergologists) Department of ENT. To conclude, an active Allergy clinic is being run in the Department of ENT, BGS GIMS where Allergy Skin testing is done regularly and Immunotherapy services are being provided to patients with Allergy.