Sept 2015: Report of CME in ‘Transfusion Medicine & Clinical Hematology’

Tumkur Pathologists Association, Tumkur


The Tumkur Pathologist’s Association – A unit of KCIAPM, had organized its first CME in ‘Transfusion Medicine & Clinical Hematology’ on 20-9-2015 at IMA hall, Town hall circle, Tumkur.

The CME was presided by Dr. Kodandaswamy .C.R, President, TPA, Tumkur and was inaugurated by Dr. Veerabhadraiah.T.A., President, KGMOA, member KMC. The chief guests were Dr. Vijay Shankar, Secretary, KCIAPM, Dr. Jyothi Swarup.R, President, IMA, Tumkur & Dr. Srinath.K.R, Secretary, IMA, Tumkur.

 Inaguration  of the programme by lightening the lamp by the dignitaries.

The topics and the speakers for the programme were:

1.Overview of modern transfusion services : transfusion to transplantation – Dr. Ambuja, Dept of transfusion medicine, Manipal hospital, Bengaluru.

2.Blood transfusion in anemia and alternatives to blood transfusion-Dr. Sundar .P, Prof & Head, Dept of transfusion medicine, NIMHANS, Bengaluru.

3.Rationale interpretation of peripheral smear & CBC in general practice -Dr. Sitalakshmi. S. Prof & Head, Dept of Clinical pathology, St. John’s Medical college , Bengaluru.

4.Panel discussion on recent trends in transfusion medicine services in clinical practice.

-Moderator – Dr. Shivaram, Prof & Head, Dept of transfusion medicine, Manipal hospital, Bengaluru.

-Panelists – Dr. Puttaraj.K.R, General Physician.

                   Dr. Guru Kiran.C.S, General Surgeon.

                   Dr. C.V. Swamy, Anaesthetist.

                   Dr. Basavaraj, Obstretician & Gynaecologist

                   Dr. Shreedhar.M.S, Pediatrician

                   Dr. Sharada.M.S. BBO, Prof and Head, dept.of Pathology, SIMS,Tumkur

The event was a grand success with 280 registered delegates of all specialities, having the benefit of the talks. The panel discussion was very much appreciated by all the delegates. The event was followed by fellowship dinner.