National meet of pathologists, microbiologists begins

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 07 Dec 2017 12:06:33


Staff Reporter,

Gandhi Medical College, Department of Pathology, Bhopal, inaugurated the National Annual Conference of Indian Association of Pathologists and Microbiologists, Bhopal-chapter and the International Academy of Pathologists- Indian Division.

After about 45 years, Organising Secretary Professor and Head of Department Pathology Dr Reeni Malik, Organising Chairman, Dean, Gandhi Medical College Dr M C Songra along with entire organising committee welcomed this great scientific feast with great zeal and enthusiasm. Several reputed pathology faculties from different prestigious national and international universities are providing their deliberations for the grand academic feast.

The five-day event is a grand academic gathering of various eminent national and international pathologists which is aimed to bring together leading academic scientists, practitioners and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results about all aspects of pathology, more than a eight hundred pathology scholars from all across the world are participating in the grand scientific gala.

The day started with the conventional lamp lighting ritual by Dr Tejinder Singh and Dr Anita Borges which initiated the inaugural which later gave stage for the book launch of Dr Tejinder Singh’s 4th edition Atlas and Text of Haematology by Dr Anita Borges and also of the Pre-conference CME booklet by Dr Tejinder Singh.

Above 200 delegates registered and attended the first day of the conference in which three Hands-on workshops and two CME’s took place in different halls as parallel sessions. The workshop on “Approach to diagnosis of acute leukaemia” enriched the boastful beginning of the grand scientific event, conducted under the supervision of renowned haematologist from Maulana Azad Medical College Dr. Tejinder Singh. The workshop started with an introductory session on the workshop by Dr Singh.

Later, Dr Singh and Professor Dr R K Nigam, GMC, described the morphologies of two closely related blood cancer types AML and ALL (Acute myeloid Leukaemia and Acute lymphoid Leukaemia) respectively. Afterwards Dr Garima Goel, Dr Neha Singh, Dr. Shivali Ahlawat and Dr Manupdesh Singh took varied sessions on different aspects of flow cytometry in diagnosis of several forms of acute leukemias followed by a session on “Cytogenetics and Molecular markers in acute leukemia” by Dr. Prashant Sharma.

In the second workshop on “Immunohistochemistry – Technique and interpretations” Dr. Rajni Parmar (New Delhi) and Professor Dr. Reeni Malik demonstrated the peculiarities of different staining procedures.

The third workshop on the first day begun under the supervision of Dr. Anita Borges (Mumbai) and Dr. Sumeet Gujral on “Accessory Cells: Hematolymphoid neoplasms”. Apart from the workshops two continuing medical education sessions (CME) also took place on the first day of the pre-conference sessions of the National conference. The CME concluded with the adjoining microscopy session.