Apeejay Stya & Svran Group organises 7th IOG Dr Stya Paul Awards
The Apeejay Stya & Svran Group organised the 7th Indian Obstetrics and Gynaecology (IOG) Dr Stya Paul Awards 2018 recently, which has been instituted to recognise outstanding contributory articles published in the IOG Journal for Basic & Clinical Research, at Hotel Le Meridien, New Delhi. IOG Journal is a leading peer reviewed indexed medical journal, with wide circulation in India and abroad. The august gathering also included industry stalwarts, bureaucrats, diplomats and noted academicians.
The highlight of the event was an illuminating oration lecture on the topic ‘PCOS Management from Adolescence to Senescence’ by Dr Rogerio A. Lobo, Professor, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Columbia University, US (Former President, American Society for Reproductive Medicine). Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder in premenopausal women and probably occurs in up to 10 % of the general population, using a wider definition of the syndrome.
Mrs Sushma Paul Berlia, Co-Promoter & President, Apeejay Stya & Svran Group, said, “Millions of women in India are suffering from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and the sad part is that most women are not even aware that they have PCOS. This is an area which needs a lot of debate and information. A great deal of understanding is required by the doctors to know what is happening in this regard around the world to chart out the best way to deal with it.”
She further added, “The real reason for setting up the commemoration awards in the name of Dr Stya Paul is to go beyond remembering his illustrious life by cherishing the values he stood for and to keep on taking them forward.”
Dr Rogerio A. Lobo, in his oration lecture, dwelled on the debate about how PCOS should be diagnosed. “There is now universal consensus that Rotterdam criteria should be applied, where any two of the three findings are sufficient for the diagnosis (irregular cycles or anovulation, hyperandrogenism or polycystic ovaries on ultrasound). There is evidence that PCOS may be detected soon after puberty, but during adolescence because of the state of flux in menstrual cycles, hormone levels and ovarian follicle development, Rotterdam criteria should not be used to “label” girls as having PCOS unless all 3 criteria are present and are significant findings”, he explained.
The IOG Dr Stya Paul awards were thoughtfully initiated by the daughter and only child of legendary Dr Stya Paul, Mrs Sushma Paul Berlia and her husband, Mr Vijay Berlia. Since last year, a slew of new awards have been added including the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ and the ‘Distinguished Chair Award’.