June 2015 : Report on CME on Bone & Soft tissue Pathology

SDUMC, Kolar

REPORT ON CME

 THEME OF THE PROGRAMME – “CME on Bone and Soft Tissue Pathology in association with KCIAPM”   CONDUCTED – 20th June 2015

 VENUE: AV HALL, SDUMC, KOLAR

Sponsors – Sri Devaraj Urs Academy of Higher Education and Research, Karnataka Chapter of  Indian Association of Pathologits and Microbiologists, Johnson and Johnson and L N Distributors

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES – 

Bone and Soft Tissue Pathology is one of the challenging branches of Pathology. Our objective was to update ourselves regarding interpretations and newer techniques emerging in the field that really helps us in our day to day reporting

The programme began at registration of delegates followed by breakfast. The delegates came from various private hospitals and medical colleges to name a few including  Bangalore Medical College, Kempegowda institute of medical sciences, PESIMSR, Kuppam, JJMC Davangere, Adichunchunagiri institute of medical sciences,  SSHIMS, Puttaparthi, JSS medical college, Mysore, Clumax Diagnostics, BGS GIMS, Bangalore, Command Hospital Bangalore, ESIMC PGIMSR, Kidwai Memoraial Institute of Oncology, Narayana Health Center, Rajarajeshwari Medical College, SRL Reference Lab, Bangalore, St John’s Medical College, VIMS & RC, MS Ramaiah Medical College , MVJ Medical College and Santhiram Medical College, Nandyal.

Formal inauguration was done in between session under the presence of dignitaries – Registrar Dr A V M Kutty, Dean Faculty of Medicine Dr Harendra Kumar M L, Principal Dr M B Sanikop and KMC Observer Dr Mohan Kumar. We began with invoking the blessing of the almighty and lighting the lamp for knowledge and prosperity. It was followed by Welcome Speeach by Dr CSBR Prasad, Prof and HOD Pathology, followed by the Presidential Address by ou beloved principal Dr M B Sanikop. About 212 delegates including consultants, teaching faculty, post-graduates attended and participated in CME.

SPEAKERS

Following registration, the delegates began with the hands on session on interesting cases wher glass slides of 11 cases were focused and  delegates were asked to give a differential diagnosis on which would be assessed by the end of the day.

Approach to Soft Tissue Tumors by Dr Rajendiran S, Professor of Pathology, Sri Ramchandra Medical College, Chennai discussed on how to approach a case of soft tissue tumors, various patterns, mimics, difficulties, WHO classification of primary soft tissue tumors, Practical classification of primary STT, Pattern analysis of STT, Special techniques ( IHC, EM , Cytogenetics..), use of frozen section, grossing and finally reporting of STT. His talk got the clinicians also engrossed and helped both the pathologists and surgeons understand each others role and limitations.

This was followed by a short 15 mins tea break.

Approach to Bone Tumors by Dr. Shashikala P, Professor & HOD of Pathology, SS Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Davangere spoke about approaching a case of bone tumors, the various patterns, WHO Classification and the role of Clinician and Radiologist in achieving the final diagnosis in case of bone lesion. Maam also highlighted radiologists, orthopedicians and pathologist’s limitations and concluded by saying that all the three soecialists are important in coming to a final correct diagnosis in cases of bone tumors.

Slide Seminar – Interesting Cases of Bone Tumors by Dr. Shashikala P, Professor & HOD of Pathology, SS Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Davangere. She discussed 10 interesting diagnostically challenging cases and explained on how the final diagnosis was achieved in each of the cases. The discussion was useful for budding pathologists to understand and overcome certain diagnostic challenges in bone tumors. A momento and certificate was awarded to the speakers to express our gratitude.

 This was followed by a lunch break of thirty minutes duration

Slide Seminar – Interesting cases of Soft Tissue Tumors by Dr Rajendiran S, Professor of Pathology, Sri Ramchandra Medical College, Chennai. He discussed 10 cases which was put on website as a powerpoint. He discussed the differential diagnosis and the special stains and IHC required to finally confirm the diagnosis and role of cyogenetics in these cases. His explanations taught us that a systematic approach will help us reach a correct final diagnosis in almost all cases and the limitations of IHC. A momento and certificate was awarded to the speakers to express our gratitude.

Interesting cases  by Dr Suresh T N , Professor of Pathology, Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College, Tamaka, Kolar. Dr Suresh TN with his team including Dr Hemalatha, Dr Sushma and Dr Shilpa MD discussed the cases given in hand on session. Each case was explained in detail and the final diagnosis was given. The post graduate delegate – Dr Sowmya Prasad (BMCRI) with the maximum number of correct answers given in hands on session was awarded with Boyds Pathology. A momento and certificate was awarded to the speakers to express our gratitude.

The CME ended successfully by vote of thanks by Organizing Secretary Dr. Swaroop Raj B V followed by collection of participant feedback forms and distribution of certificates to delegates  followed by High Tea.  Feedback analysis showed appreciation of selection of interesting topics as well as speakers from reputed institutes which would in turn make diagnosing Bone and Soft Tissue tumors more objective and simple and improve our understanding on various patterns of soft tissue and bone neoplasms. Hospitality and arrangements were also appreciated. Provision of handouts and CD’s of the Power Point presentations was suggested.

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