“Alternatives to Animals in Medical Education”
Medical Council of India
27th February, 2010
Department of Pharmacology
CHRISTIAN MEDICAL COLLEGE AND HOSPITAL
(4 credit hours by Punjab Medical Council)
Due to recent guidelines and ethical concerns it has become mandatory to introduce alternatives to animals experimentation in undergraduate and postgraduate medical studies. There is not much awareness about the existence as well as availability of these alternatives. Hence, through this workshop we would introduce various alternatives available and also give demonstration of these alternatives. The objective of the workshop is that participants are able to access and use the alternatives to animals when they go back to their institutes, hence decreasing the pain and suffering to animals.
Folder of CME with abstracts of sessions, presentations along with a CD containing free softwares alternatives to animal experiments provided to all delegates
The CME was rated as very good to excellent as evaluated by delegates. The panel discussion brought out the message that all delegates must implement alternatives to animals when they go back to their institutes.
Suggestions from participants/ organizers:
· Most of the delegates recommended that CMEs on alternatives should be conducted regularly and more frequently.
· Another suggestion was to make it mandatory for all Physiology and Pharmacology post- graduate students.
· The duration of the CME should be increased to 2 days.
· The number of demonstrations should be increased.
· Each Medical College should establish its own Computer Lab and use it for developing and implementing simulation models.
· MCI must make it mandatory for all medical colleges to have a dedicated simulation lab with 25 computers for alternatives.
For registration form, program and other details download the below attached brochure.
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