Oct 2017 : Report of 2nd National Hands-on Cytology workshop on "Cervical(PAP) and Head & Neck Lesions"

AIMS, B G Nagara

Sponsors – Sri Adichunchanagiri Skikshana trust, Karnataka Chapter of Indian Association of Pathologists and Microbiologists, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore.

The workshop was conducted in association with Indian Academy of cytologists, IAC-KC and KCIAPM.

The programme began with registration of delegates followed by breakfast. The delegates came from various private hospitals and medical colleges across the country. We are happy to say that the delegates had come from different parts of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra.

About 89 delegates including consultants, teaching faculty, post-graduates attended and participated in workshop.

Formal inauguration was done under the presence of dignitaries – Dr M G Shivaramu Principal, AIMS, Dr Meena A Pangarkar  senior faculty & mentor for the workshop, who is also the head of laboratory medicine, National Camer Institute Nagpur, Dr Manohar TM , Medical superintendent, Dr Vijay Shankar S, Prof and HOD of Department of Pathology, Dr Nalini Krishnan, Scientific committee coordinator and Dr BG Sagar Observer from Karnataka Medical Council.

The workshop began with invoking the blessing of the almighty. It was followed by Welcome Speech by Dr Vijay Shankar S, Prof and HOD Pathology.

After the inauguration, the   workshop on Cervical cytology began with introduction by Dr Dharitri M Bhat. The Resource persons for the scientific sessions are as follows

There was a poster session on topics realted to cytology wherein 15 delegates participated. The posters were judged by Dr Meena A Pangarkar and Dr Anupama Gupta.

After the lecture sessions of the day one, there was slide viewing sessions at the practical halls in the department of Pathology. The delegates were overwhelmed with the availability of the slides as well as all the faculty who were present there to clarify their doubts. The day ended at 5.30PM.

The workshop began on day 2 with the introduction to workshop on Head & Neck lesions by Dr Suprita M Nayak.  After the lecture sessions, there was slide viewing sessions in the practical halls.

All the delegates participated in a “lucky draw” by registering their names with CBS Publishers. Dr Asha Patil  from SSMC Davangere was lucky to win a book prize for the same.

Winners of Poster Presentation

The first prize was awarded to Dr Tony Pechiatt, post graduate from AIMS, BG Nagara, while second and third prize was given to Asha Patil, PG from SSMC Davangere and Dr Gudrun Kaul, Consultant Pathologist, SRL Diagnostics, Bangalore respectively.

The CME ended successfully by informal vote of thanks followed by collection of participant feedback forms, post test questions and distribution of certificates.

Feedback analysis showed appreciation by delegates of the vast knowledge gained during the lecture sessions which concentrated more on practical aspects as well as during their interaction  during slide viewing sessions. Hospitality and arrangements were very much appreciated. They requested for conduction of many more such workshops.