Tuesday, 17 January 2017 12:38

Winter symposium 2017 - "Birth marks and beyond: an international conference on understanding Vascular anomalies"

About the winter symposium

Christian Medical College, Vellore has been regularly conducting the “Winter Symposium” since 2002, each covering an important subject in Medicine. The primary aim of these symposia is to motivate young medical students to engage in quality research.

We are happy to announce that this year, the Winter Symposium will be held on 13th and 14thJanuary, 2017. This time the mandate has been given to the Department of Radiology, which has selected a multidisciplinary topic - "Vascular Anomalies".

“Vascular anomalies” is an all-inclusive term for vascular malformations, vascular tumors and other congenital vascular defects. They represent defects or development problems that occurred during embryonic growth, and the result can involve capillaries, arteries, veins, lymph vessels, or combinations of these. The disorders can range from a simple “birthmark” to life- threatening entities, and may manifest at birth, or later in life. Incorrect nomenclature and misdiagnoses are commonly experienced by patients with these anomalies. Accurate and timely diagnosis is crucial for appropriate evaluation and management, often requiring multidisciplinary specialists.

Our goal with this symposium is to improve awareness of vascular anomalies among medical personnel and the public on this subcontinent.



All you need to know about Vascular Anomalies Birth marks and beyond: Some important topics going to be covered

Lectures by the experts, key note address, "case in box" papers, posters

Vascular Anomalies – an overview

Genetics of Vascular Anomalies

Imaging of Vascular Anomalies

Complex Malformations & Overgrowth

Peri-Procedural Care for patients with Vascular Anomalies

Peripheral AVM

Pulmonary AVM

Vascular Anomalies: new treatment options and the future

Vascular Tumours Overview & Treatment

Venous Malformations: Overview, Treatment: Surgical, Interventional Radiological

Lymphatic Malformations: Overview, Treatment: Surgical, Interventional Radiological

Capillary Malformations: Overview & Treatment

Cerebral AVMs

It covers multiple entities from birthmarks to overgrowth syndromes



A unique orchestration of multidisciplinary approach in understanding these entities

Covers patho-physiology, diagnosis and management. 

Meet specialists in the field.  


Additional Info

  • Start Date: Friday, 13 January 2017
  • End Date: Saturday, 14 January 2017
  • Location: CMC Vellore
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