Otolaryngology is the branch of Medical Science which deals with the diagnosis, treatment & prevention of the diseases of ear, nose & throat of human being. ASSOCIATION of OTOLARYNGOLOGISTS of India, West Bengal Branch has been honoured to organize the 69th Annual Conference of AOI, well known as AOICON 2017 to be held from 2nd -5th February, 2017 at Science City where more than 3500 delegates are expected to attend the conference.DR. Dwaipayan Mukherjee, Organizing Secretory, DR. Dulal Basu Organizing Chairman along with DR. AM Saha, DR Debashis Guha, DR. T.Palit, DR. S.Barman and the other renowned ENT Surgeons were present at a press conference .
DR. Dwaipayan Mukherjee has said that it is the largest platform of Indian otolaryngologists. After a long period, AOICON is being organized in Kolkata and DR. Mukherjee has said ‘it is our challenge to deliver the best Bengal culture, hospitality and an unforgettable scientific & academic experience to these huge numbers of delegates along with a huge number of foreign scientists and legendary faculties.
Pollution is now a global Hazards and it is a growing burning problem in our India too. The recent smog of Delhi is the latest example of these difficulties. Allergy and the diseases of ear, nose and throat (ENT) have been increased day by day due to pollution. Now it is being observed from the various surveys that our auditory system has been affected mostly by the noise pollution in the cities. Many patients across the globe are also suffering from allergic rhinitis & asthma due to environmental pollution. Due to increased pollution, otolaryngological diseases have been increased day by day. Decrease of pollution is very much necessary not only by legal way but also through the social awareness. DR. Dulal Basu has said that decrease and minimise of pollution is the theme of this coming conference. To increase the mass awareness on pollution and its solution, a walakathon will be arranged in the morning of 1st February 2017.
The major attraction of the AOICON 2017 in Kolkata will be a highly interactive live surgical workshop and an academic feast rich in scientific content. From this press meet it has been announced that around fourteen free ENT operations will be done in the days of Conference. Among the live demonstration and training of the various new evidence based scientific method of treatments like stroboscopy, some diagnostic tests and surgery of head & neck cancer, image guided endoscopic operations etc. are very much unique and important. DR. Mukherjee has said that most modern stroboscope has been demonstrated to the conference. It kindly may be noted that the most minor change of voice due to any degradation of vocal cord or larynx will be identified by this instrument, which will be needed not only by the patients but also be useful for some professionals like, singers, political leaders or teachers.
In Medical science for prevention and treatment, increasing of mass awareness and the discussion on the knowledge of the latest art of technic of treatment & prevention to our physicians, is very much necessary. Such conference is an important step to achieve this goal.