Nov 2015 : Report on KCIAPM Slide Seminar

HCG Hospital, Bengaluru

The third slide seminar of 2015 was conducted by Triesta Life Sciences, HCG Hospital Bangalore at the Pathology lecture hall, Victoria Hospital campus, Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute.

 The third slide seminar of 2015 was conducted by Triesta Life Sciences, HCG Hospital Bangalore at the Pathology lecture hall, Victoria Hospital campus, Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute. There were a total of 14 cases which were contributed by the HCG faculty for the session. The faculty members who contributed cases to the session included- Dr. Diganta Hazarika, Dr. Aparana Gangoli, Dr. Renu Ethirajan, Dr. Naveen Krishnamurthy and Dr. Rajiv Swamy.  The session was moderated by  Dr Rajiv Swamy.

Fourteen histopathology cases were selected from the archives of Triesta Life Sciences which were digitalised with the Vector slide scanner housed at Anand Diagnostic Services, Bangalore. Dr Jayaram and Dr. Sujay Desai were gracious enough to allow us to use their scanning facility. Mr. Govindraj,  the IT personnel, Anand Diagnostic Services was kind enough to lend his expertise and time in understanding the scanning process, besides hosting and sharing of the slides with the postgraduate students across the state through the KCIAPM website. Dr. Vijayshankar, Secretary of KCIAPM patiently guided us through the process of the conduct of the slide seminar session and helped us in getting in touch with the Bangalore Medical College for use of their venue. Prof. Dayanand Billagi, Head of Department, Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute kindly provided use of the Pathology lecture hall in the Victoria Hospital campus, besides organising the high tea session. Dr. Vijayshankar allocated the cases to individual colleges besides providing access to the digitalised slides on the KCIAPM website from 1st November onwards. Students were encouraged to send their responses to the moderator’s email id before the conduct of the session.

Five medical colleges sent in their responses for all the 14 cases and two more medical colleges sent their response to their allocated case only.

 There were about 79 registered participants. All the allocated college postgraduates with the exception of KIMS Hubli and Kasturba Mangalore who were allotted cases 6 and 7 were present. The designated postgraduate student from the medical college had prepared a short and succinct powerpoint presentation covering the salient features of the case making the necessary observations and discussing the relevant differentials. The cases were all indeed superbly presented with illustrations and were thoroughly researched. This made the task easy enough to cover the session in the allocated time.

The HCG faculty member Dr. Naveen Krishnamurthy who was supposed to discuss cases 6 and 7 could not make it to the session due to unavoidable circumstances. There was some confusion about allocation of case 8 as both Bagalkot and St. Johns Medical college students had prepared to present case 10. Notwithstanding this, the HCG faculty covered all the 14 cases with proactive participation from the attendees. In fact, Dr. Yashasvini,  PG from Kolar who volunteered to present case 8 did such a good impromptu presentation that we decided to award the best presenter’s award to her which was also shared by the PG (Dr. Bharat Reddy)from ESI, Bangalore who presented case 12.

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