Department of Anatomy, Saveetha Dental College has organized a CDE program on the topic “Congenital Anomalies of Head & Neck” for the first year BDS students on             12th February, 2019 at 12.00pm, in Decennial Hall, Saveetha Dental College. The speaker of the event was Dr. M. Haripriya, MBBS., MD., Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy, Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai. 

The program commenced with the warm welcome address by Mrs. M.S. Thenmozhi, Professor & Head, Department of Anatomy. Dr. M. Karthik Ganesh, Senior Lecturer, Department of Anatomy, introduced the speaker to the august gathering. The speaker took the stage and grabbed the attention of the audience completely for the next forty five minutes. The speaker categorized the topic, “Congenital Anomalies of Head & Neck” on three sub-headings, such as the developmental anatomy of head and neck, structures derived from each pharyngeal arches and pouches and the associated congenital deformities. She also briefed on various teratogens and related genetic factors. Since, the topic was interesting, the students listened and observed keenly about the various concepts explained by the guest speaker. She also showed various images on deformed fetuses with developmental defects/syndromes and described about the related genes involved in it. To sum up the lecture was very informative and useful for the students.

At the end, the Guest Speaker distributed the prizes to the toppers in the subjects, for the Weekly Test conducted. The speaker was felicitated by Mrs. M.S. Thenmozhi, HOD and other faculty members of the department. Dr. Dinesh Premavathy, Lecturer, Department of Anatomy delivered the Vote of Thanks.

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