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A report on the seminar
“Leveraging Technology and Lab practices for better patient care”
CME Programme

The seminar entitled Leveraging Technology and Lab practices for better patient care was conducted on the sat, 21st July 2012 at the VD Swami Auditorium under the aegis of The SN Academy and was organized by the Sri Nathella Sampathu Chetty (SNSC) clinical laboratory. The Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, a division of Johnson and Johnson sponsored it.

Dr.S.B.Vasanthi, Director The SNSC clinical laboratory inaugurated the seminar by lighting the lamp. Dr. S.Baskaran, chairman, Sankara Nethralaya, gave the inaugural address. Ms.Akila, Registrar, The SN Academy delivered the welcome address. Dr HN Madhavan, President Vision Research Foundation welcomed Dr.S.S.Badrinath, our chairman emeritus. Dr Cherimaraj, Tech Manager, Johnson and Johnson was the chief guest who was honored.

The technical talk by the chief guest was on the micro slide technology in the routine clinical diagnostics introduced by the Johnson and Johnson as the ‘Vitros” machine. Ms Sonal, from Johnson and Johnson gave a talk on the Error and bias calculations in the quality control. Dr.Shanti Naidu gave an update on the cardiac markers namely the troponins and the naturitic peptide. She elaborated on the cross talk between the heart and the kidney in cases of myocardial infarction and the diagnostic importance of cardiac bio markers. In the post lunch session, Dr KLT gave a talk on the EQAS in Microbiology and Dr.Pandian on the genetic testing at SN. Finally, Dr.Sujatha talked on the value of genetic testing in diagnostics, therapy and counseling.

All the talks were well received. The participants were the pathologists, microbiologists, biochemists from various hospitals namely MMC, SRMC, MMM, MV Diabetics, SMF, Sri Muthukumaran Medical College, MTR, CTH, MDRF, and various labs like Hitech, and research institutes like PG IBMS, Taramani, and the Mohans Diabetic clinic. There were around 40 registrants from outside including the 4 speakers from outside and the rest were our own faculty and technical staff.

Many of the MDs and technical staff who attended visited our laboratory facilities after the sessions. The manual on the laboratory techniques was projected and there were lot of enquiries for the book. Certificate of participation was given to all the participants.

Feedback forms were circulated and collected. This was the first time such a meeting was conducted on the diagnostics and was completed sponsored by the ortho clinical diagnostics, division of Johnson and Johnson. A team of volunteers organized the programme from the SNSC Cl lab represented by members from all the dept of the lab. It was successful programme that was well received. Johnson and Johnson informed that they were extremely happy on the way it was conducted and said it was a success full one. They had procured three “insight” books to be given as memento to the speakers apart from their own mementos given. They had sponsored a jute bag that had information on the technology front of the diagnostics and the SN Academy had also provided information brochures along with. The programme also helped to collect names and address in the field of diagnostics. The BS and MS MLT students had also participated and it gave them an exposure to the world of diagnostics.

CME Programme
Members of Sankara Nethralaya’s clinical laboratory make a mark at prestigious CME

In a clear exhibition of subject matter expertise and knowledge, staff members of Main lab of the Sri Nathella Sampathu Chetty Clinical Laboratory, Sankara Nethralaya bagged 3 awards in the midst of stiff competition in the recently held (1/02/2014) ‘Environment Health and Safety” a highly topical CME with great relevance to today’s world, conducted by METROSPHERES the interactive medical education initiative of LISTER Metropolis the nation’s leading provider of clinical and diagnostic services and the Inter Laboratory Quality Assessment (ILQA), Bangalore, the stringent external quality assessment and support body for laboratories.

We take great pleasure in sharing the details of the same below

1. Ms. Praveena. R, Junior Executive won the First Prize in the Quiz Contest
2. Ms. Saumya T.S, Senior Laboratory Technician won the Second Prize for her Poster Presentation, Title, “Know safety, No injury – No safety, Know injury”.
3. Ms. Kamatchi .G, Junior Research Scientist won the Third Prize for her Poster Presentation, Title, “Open the door to safety : Awareness is the key”.

The Sankara Nethralaya family joins hands in congratulating these dedicated young women and wishes them many more distinctions and laurels in their pursuit of knowledge and learning!

Technicians from the Sankara Nethralaya Main laboratory win laurels at major CME
(Continuing Medical Education programme) conducted by leading laboratories
Ms. R.Rajalakshmi receiving the prize
Ms. TS.Saumya receiving the award

The Lister Metropolis Laboratory and Suyog Diagnostics Pvt Ltd, among the premium diagnostic laboratories in the city, conducted a topical CME (continuing medical education) seminar on the critical area of ‘Coagulation’ at the Lister Metropolis facility on July 28th, 2013. The event, conducted as an initiative towards better understanding, knowledge sharing and interaction on the subject, witnessed enthusiastic participation by Senior Technicians from diagnostic laboratories and demonstration of the latest diagnostic aids and equipment by representatives from the manufacturing companies.

Participants from the Sri Nathella Sampathu Chetty Clinical Laboratory (Sankara Nethralaya Main Laboratory) displayed superior subject knowledge and awareness by winning laurels at the Quiz Contest and ‘Paper Presentation’ events at the meet. While R.Rajalakshmi won the First prize in the closely contested quiz competition, TS.Saumya won the ‘Outstanding Paper Presentation’ award for her well researched and in-depth paper on the subject, titled “HEAMOSTASIS”

Laboratory technicians from the Nathella Sampathu Chetty Clinical Laboratory demonstrate their superior Skills & Knowledge at ‘User Group Meeting’
Ms.R. Tamil selvi
Ms.R. Tamil selvi
Ms.T.S. Saumya
Ms.T.S. Saumya

Suyog Diagnostics Pvt Ltd a leading player in diagnostic aids and equipments conducted their 2nd ‘User Group Meeting for Technicians’ in the city on 26/08/2012. The meeting meant to educate and familiarize Laboratory Technicians and Laboratory Assistants in the usage and adoption of various diagnostic equipment and processes and keep them updated was attended by 30 participants from various laboratories. The meet also helped to exchange ideas and evaluate participants in terms of their ‘hands on’ skills in the usage of laboratory equipment and processes followed by a Q&A session to gauge their knowledge and understanding of methods and principles of conducting diagnostic evaluations.

The Nathella Sampathu Chetty Clinical laboratory made its presence felt at the meet with its technicians Ms T.S. Saumya being presented with the ‘Best Performer” award and Mrs. R. Tamil Selvi’s team being selected as the ‘Winning Team” in the Q&A session. The Senior Management Team and Staff members of Sankara Nethralaya join Dr Vasanthi Badrinath, Director, Clinical Services, Nathella Sampathu Chetty Clinical Laboratory in expressing their hearty Congratulations to the winners and wish them many more high recognitions and awards as they move up in their career

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