Ludhiana, November 30, 2021 (Yes Punjab News)
Dr. Khushdeep Dharni, Professor (Business Management) in the School of Business Studies has been conferred with the “Best Abstract Award” in the first annual meeting of Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa IBD Consortium (BRICS IBD 2021) for the abstract entitled “Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Three Decadal Status and Trends from Global Burden of Disease Study 2019” authored by Dr. Khushdeep Dharni, Dr. Sonika Sharma (Associate Professor, Department of Food and Nutrition, PAU Ludhiana), Dr. Arshdeep Singh (Department of Gastroenterology, Dayanand Medical College & Hospital, Ludhiana), Dr. Ramit Mahajan (Department of Gastroenterology, Dayanand Medical College & Hospital, Ludhiana), Dr. Vandana Midha (Department of Internal Medicine, Dayanand Medical College & Hospital, Ludhiana) and Dr. Ajit Sood (Department of Gastroenterology, Dayanand Medical College & Hospital, Ludhiana). The conference was held from November 18-20, 2021 at Shangai, China.
Dr. Khushdeep Dharni presented the paper in the conference on November 20, 2021 through a pre recorded video. The paper brought out the growth trends in IBD prevalence, incidence and Disability Adjusted Life Years from 1990 to 2019 for 15 macro geographic regions across the globe and Socio Demographic Index (SDI) based quintiles for age standardized data.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is traditionally seen as the health problem of the developed nations. Findings of the study concluded that of late IBD has emerged as a serious concern for the rest of the world as well. Significant differences in prevalence and burden of disease were observed across gender and age groups. For better management of IBD, the need for localized research and policy measures was emphasized.
Dr Shammi Kapoor, Dean, College of Basic Sciences and Humanities and Dr. Sandeep Bains, Dean, College of Community Science PAU, congratulated the team for this achievement.