Workshop on Allergies: Integral University's Scientists Meet Event


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Doctors and Researchers meet at the Integral Conference to find out reasons and solution to Allergies - a scourge to Health.

Integral University, organized a conference cum workshop focusing on the burning topic of Allergies. Allergy Update Conference cum Workshop-2018, was organized by the Integral Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Lucknow on 31st October at the Central Auditorium by the Department of ENT, organizing chairperson Prof (Dr) M.Z.Idris and in association with Dept. of TB Chest and Dept. of Skin & V.D. under the aegis of Indian College of Allergy, Asthma and Applied Immunology to increase awareness about allergy and to train physicians about specific Allergy test and current treatment modality like immunotherapy.

“Allergy is a hypersensitivity disorder of the immune system. Approximately 20 to 30% of Indian population is suffering from one of these allergic diseases which adversely affect the quality of life of patients. The Allergic reactions occur when a person’s immune system reacts abnormally to normally harmless substances, present in the environment. The burden of Allergic diseases in India has been on an uprising trend in terms of prevalence as well as severity. These allergic diseases comprise of Allergic Rhinitis, Asthma, Skin allergy, Drug, food, and insect allergy” informed Dr. Charu Singh, Head Department of ENT.

      Sanyukta Bhatia, the first lady to be elected as the Mayor of Lucknow was the chief guest to the occasion. She addressed the audience and highlighted the importance of the healthy and clean body and the surroundings. She spoke at length on work related to sanitation, roads, sewer, and clean air and water supply to people and the positive change that young minds are bringing to the society and environment.
   Prominent Experts in the field of Allergy Dr MK Agarwal, Head Respiratory Allergy & Immunology Metro Centre for Respiratory diseases, Metro Group of Hospitals, Noida, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, Chairman Indian College of Allergy, Asthma & Applied Immunology, and prominent ENT surgeons of Lucknow delivered lectures about the basics of Allergy, recent trends in diagnosis and current treatment protocols .

“As to why there are more food allergies today, nobody knows the precise reason, but experts now believe there are few contributing factors. The delayed introduction of allergens is a contributing factor and has played a role in driving the food allergy epidemic that we are seeing today. Early introduction of foods to infants is vital to counter food allergies” explained Dr. Subir Jain, leading Allergologist.

Prof. S.W. Akhtar, Chancellor, Integral University and Patron to the conference expressed his happiness on the emphasis on such pertinent issues for healthy living by the Medical and Research departments of the University. He said perhaps the distance from, and lack of exposure to, natural environments is driving the allergy epidemic in modern life which needs attention.