World Breast Feeding Week 2019

Congenital heart defects (CHDs) affect a large number of newborns and account for a high proportion of infant mortality worldwide. According to the latest statistics, it is estimated that children born with congenital heart disease in India is more than 200,000 per year. Increasing number of infants with the most complex lesions are surviving after surgery until the time of discharge from the hospital, but there remain concerns about out-of-hospital mortality, variability in how services are provided at the time of discharge and beyond. Even though Kerala is pioneering in pediatric cardiac surgery, care required for child before and after hospitalization is not reachable to many population around the state. For successful long-term outcomes, children also need skilled care at home before the surgery and after discharge. The Parent Education Discharge Instruction (PEDI) is an established training program, which was developed to educate nurses on the importance of pre admission as well as discharge teaching and to provide them with a structured process for conducting parent education on home care of children undergoing cardiac surgery. In collaboration with Govt. of Kerala (Hridyam) & Children’s Heart Link, US, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi is conducting PEDI, a one-day training program for 30 Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK) Nurses with a live streaming to connect more than 900 RBSK Nurses across Kerala on 2nd November 2019, from 8:30 am to 4:30 PM. The government led RBSK nurses is an outreach program to empower parents at the community level in managing children with congenital heart diseases

Fellowship of IACTA (FIACTA)

Amrita Insittute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre has been approved by the Indian College of Cardiac Anaesthesia (under the aegis of Indian Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia) to conduct the two year programme leading to award of its Fellowship (FIACTA). The Institute is a tertiary referral centre for adult cardiac, adult thoracic and vascular and pediatric cardiac cases. The Department of Cardiac Anaesthesia also services the adult and pediatric cardiac surgical units and cardiac interventional service. There is a vibrant academic programme and research opportunities to those who might be interested. Links to the programme and more details on the web advertisement can be found here

The last date for enrolment is 30th September 2019. Please apply by 10th September 2019 to /

Aveek Jayant MD DM
Clinical Professor (Cardiac Anaesthesiology)
Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre
Ponekkara Kochi 682041 KERALA

World Breast Feeding Week 2019

World Breast Feeding Week 2019

The Nursing Services of Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences is celebrating “World Breast Feeding Week-2019” from 01/08/2019 – 07/08/2019. As a part of this, Aathmanubandhini Team is conducting several activities to engage health team members, parents & students to take initiative to spread the theme of World Breast Feeding Week-2019 - “EMPOWER PARENTS, ENABLE BREASTFEEDING” - Let us join together to empower mothers to breastfeed optimally.

Day 1- 01/08/2019, Thursday ‘Aathmanubandhini’ training session for mothers.
Day 2- 01/08/2019, Friday World Breast Feeding Week Awareness session for mothers in Pediatric ward, A-Block
Story writing competition for staff and students
Day 3- 03/08/2019, Saturday World Breast Feeding Week Awareness session for antenatal and postnatal mothers in Obstetric and gynaecology ward, B-Block
Speaker; Dr.C .Jayakumar, HOD. Paediatrics and BFIC champion
Poem writing competition for staff and students
Day 4- 04/08/2019, Sunday Holiday
Day 5- 05/08/2019, Monday Poster competition –evaluation
Parents feedback on Breast Feeding week message
Day 6- 06/08/2019, Tuesday Competitions for parents and caretakers
Feedback session and distributing Fruit sapling to all new parents.
Day7- 07/08/2019, Wednesday Closing ceremony of World breast feeding week between 10.00 am – 12.00 N.
Congratulating winners of competition


Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Workshop

Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Workshop

The Department of ENT, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS), Kochi, will organize a two day Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Workshop from September 7 - 8, 2019.

Venue: Anatomy Hall, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi

For more details and registration click here

Fellowship in Gastrointestinal and Liver Pathology (FGIL Path) at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Center, Kochi

(Accreditation and Certification by Amrita University)


This is a 2 year Fellowship program aimed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the spectrum of adult and paediatric gastrointestinal, pancreatic and hepatobiliary pathology and to competently handle issues that arise in routine and specialty/referral practice. The Fellowship will be awarded by Amrita University after successful completion of theory and practical exam at the end of the 24 month training program.

The objectives are summarised below:

  • To increase knowledge and experience in neoplastic and non-neoplastic diseases that primarily or secondarily affect the gastrointestinal tract, pancreas and liver in both adult and paediatric patients.
  • To strengthen diagnostic skills in gastrointestinal and liver pathology by interpreting histological findings in the light of clinical presentation and laboratory data and with the full awareness of the potential clinical impact of the diagnosis and differentials.
  • To independently evaluate intraoperative consultations.
  • To gain exposure in transplant pathology.
  • To understand the utility of ancillary techniques including molecular studies for diagnostic and theranostic purposes in the field of gastrointestinal and liver pathology.
  • To gain experience in FNA cytology of liver and pancreas.
  • To develop an appreciation of the multidisciplinary team approach to the treatment of patients with these diseases.
  • To enhance teaching abilities through interaction with pathology trainees, students and clinicians.
  • To gain experience in research techniques, write up research protocols and utilize these techniques to complete research projects.

Eligibility Criteria

Essential : Post graduate training in pathology (MD / DNB)
Desirable : Demonstration of interest in GI Pathology
Duration of Program : 24 months
Closing date of application : 15.08.2019

Course Starting in October 2019

To apply:

Please send the following to:,

Sub: FGIL Path

  1. Curriculum Vitae – include 2 referees, and list your publications in Vancouver citation style.
  2. Personal Statement to support your application (no more than 1000 words).

For further information:

Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Center,
AIMS-Ponekkara P.O., Kochi-41, Kerala, India.
Phone: +91 (484) 2801234, Ext: 8020, Dr. Roopa Paulose (Course Organizer)