The outbreak of typhus fever in and around Kozhikode would be among the topics to be discussed at a two-day national seminar on internal medicine, named Internal Medicine Update-2011, to be held at Tagore Centenary Hall from Saturday.

Organised by the Department of Internal Medicine, Government Medical College here, the programme would be a platform to discuss and update knowledge about the latest developments in the filed of medicine. Speakers include faculty of national and international eminence from within the State and outside, P.K. Sasidharan, Professor and Head, Department of Internal Medicine; N.K. Tulaseedharan, Professor of Medicine; and Jayesh Kumar, Associate Professor of Medicine, announced at a press conference here on Thursday.

More than 500 delegates were expected to attend the programme.

There would be discussions on medical illness mimicking psychiatric illness; approach to electrolyte imbalance; practical management of chronic obstructive airway disease; emerging epidemic of typhus fever in Kozhikode and neighbouring districts; H1N1 and HIV—the experience in Kozhikode; tobacco cessation practical approach and Vitamin D deficiency as a marker of malnutrition in India.

A hands-on workshop on basic and advanced cardiac life support had also been arranged, they said.