JULY 2016: REPORT OF “National Hands-on Workshop on fluid and Breast cytology” on 22nd and 23rd July 2016.
VENUE: Adichunchanagiri Institute of Medical Sciences, B G Nagara, Karnataka, India
Sponsors – Sri Adichunchanagiri Shikshana 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 eight different states and one international delegate from Oman.
About 80 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 MM Kamal, President- IAC, Dr M A Pangarkar, moderator for day one of workshop, Dr Dharitri Bhat, moderator for Day 2 of the workshop, Dr Manohar TM , Medical superintendent, Dr Vijay Shankar S, Prof and HOD of Department of Pathology, Dr Nalini Krishnan, Scientific committee coordinator and Dr Somashekharaiah, 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 fluid cytology began with introduction by Dr M A Pangarkar. The speakers for the day one were as follows.
DAY 1 – 22 nd July 2016
Time TOPIC SPEAKER
8:30 – 9:00 AM: Registration and Breakfast
9:00 – 9.30 AM: Inauguration
9.30 – 9:45 AM: Introduction to the workshop Dr M A Pangarkar
9: 45 – 10:15 AM: Collection and processing Dr DM Bhat
(Well begun is half done: the essentials of
proper collection and processing)
10:15 – 11:00 AM: Benign and Malignant Effusions Dr M A Pangarkar
(The Benevolent & the Malevolent:
Differentiating the look-alikes)
11:00 – 11:15 AM Tea Break
11:15 – 12:00 AM: Urine Cytology Dr Anupama Gupta
(The artfully modified ‘Wine of Shiraz’)
12-00 – 12:30 PM CSF Cytology Dr DM Bhat
(Analyzing those few precious drops)
12:30 – 1:00 PM: Ancillary techniques in Fluid Cytology Dr MM Kamal.
(Beyond the basics)
1:00 – 2:00 PM: Lunch Break
2:00 – 3:00 PM: Slide Seminar – Interesting cases Dr Supreeta Nayak
3:00 – 5:00 PM: Slide Viewing session
After the lecture sessions of the day one, there was slide viewing sessions at the practical lecture 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 6.00 PM.
The workshop began on day 2 with the introduction to workshop on breast cytology by Dr Dhaitri Bhat.
The speakers for day 2 were as follows
DAY 2 – 23 rd July 2016
9:00 – 9.30 AM: Registration and Breakfast
9.30 – 9:40 AM: Introduction to the workshop Dr DM Bhat
9: 40 – 10:15 AM: Inflammatory lesions of Breast Dr Amita K
(Issues of the inflamed tissues)
10:15 – 11:00 AM: Benign Breast Lesions Dr Supreeta Nayak
(Dilemmas of the benign lesions)
11:00 – 11:15 Noon Tea Break
11:15 – 12:00 AM: PBD & mammography Dr DM Bhat
(The shades of grey)
12:00 – 12: 45 PM: Malignancies of Breast Dr MA Pangarkar
(Aggressive lesions: the overt & the covert)
12:45 – 1:15 PM: Papillary Lesions of Breast DR MM Kamal
(Suspicious until proven guilty)
1:15 – 2:00 PM: Lunch Break
2:00 – 3:00 PM: Role of CNB in Breast Masses Dr. Anupama Gupta
(Is Fine Needle fine or is there more to Core)
3:00 – 5:00 PM: Slide Viewing session/ Slide Seminar- Interesting cases
After the lecture sessions, there was a demonstration of the difficult slides with the help of projection microscope in the department of pathology and which was followed by the slide viewing sessions in the practical halls.
The WORKSHOP 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 of the concept of Hands-on workshop on cytology. Hospitality and arrangements were very much appreciated. The request for conduction of many more such workshops were made.