NEOCON-2023 conference to begin at SKICC Srinagar today

150 top neonatologists to participate
Srinagar, June 8: In a first, a level conference on neonatology is being held in SKICC Srinagar that is going to start tomorrow.
The conference will be organised by NNF- Kashmir, a city/ UT branch of NNF .
A doctor, who is part of the organizing committee wishing not to be named, said that an important development related to academic world in Kashmir, the Department of Paediatrics GMC Anantnag is hosting “North Zone NEOCON-2023” a Zonal National level Conference of National Neonatology Forum of India.

Dr Showkat Ahmad Tali, Associate Professor Pediatrics and Neonatologist at GMC Anantnag who is also chief organizational secretary of the conference said that medical in Kashmir started in 1959 when foundation of GMC Srinagar was laid and since then no such conference has been held in Kashmir since then.

“We have good neonatal facilities in Srinagar but in peripheral hospitals Kashmir is lacking such facilities and we are involving high government officials in this conference so that such facilities can be availed and improved in peripheral hospitals,” Dr Showkat said.
“This conference will help in starting a new era in neonatal care and bringing revolution in pediatric healthcare in Kashmir,” he added.
He added that almost 150 top neonatologists from different parts of the country and around 600 top delegates are attending the conference.
Meanwhile on Thursday, pre-conference workshops under the aegis of NeoCon-2023 were conducted at many hospitals in Kashmir.
The workshops were conducted at GMC Anantnag, GMC Srinagar, GMC Baramulla, JLNM Hospital and Noora hospital Srinagar. They focused on several important areas related to neonatal and medical practice. Topics covered included neonatal resuscitation, neonatal ventilation, Quality improvement, neonatal nursing and other common neonatal health issues and interventions. The workshops also focused on providing participants with the latest advancements and updates in the field of neonatology.