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INDIAN ASSOCIATION OF PATHOLOGISTS AND MICROBIOLOGISTS,

KERALA CHAPTER.

Chair person Secretary /Treasurer

Dr.Krishna G Balachandran Nair Dr Prathap Mohan

Local executive Dr Sheila Thomas (Kozhikode) Dr Praveen K V (Thrissur)

Members Dr Malini Eapen (Ernakulam) Dr Aria Jyothi (Alappuzha)

Dr Letha (Kottayam) Dr Geetha S (Thiruvananthapuram)

MINUTES OF 76TH IAPM KERALA CHAPTER MEETING HELD AT GOVERNMENT MEDICAL COLLEGE , TRIVANDRUM ON 13/02/2016

The inaugural function started at 9:00 am. The welcome address was given by Dr Santha Sadasivan, Professor and HOD of Pathology, GMC, Trivandrum. The Inaugural address was delivered by Dr Thomas Mathew, Principal, GMC, Trivandrum.

Dr Praseeda I, Chairperson, IAPM Kerala Chapter, gave the presidential address.

Dr Balaraman Nair, former Principal and DME & Dr K Girijakumary, Vice Principal, GMC, TVM felicitated the gathering.

Prof Ramachandran Memorial Prize of the year 2015 was awarded to Miss Aleena Rose Joy, 2012 MBBS batch of GMC, Kottayam.

Dr Kavitha Ravi, Associate Professor of Pathology, GMC, TVM, proposed the vote of thanks.

Dr K Ramdas , Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology , RCC , TVM delivered the guest lecture on PROGNOSTIC FACTORS IN HEAD & NECK TUMOURS .

After the tea break, slide seminar on PATHOLOGY OF HEAD AND NECK LESIONS was conducted by Dr PREMA N S, Additional Professor, GMC Trivandrum. Twelve cases were discussed-



No.

Contributer

Final diagnosis

Presented by

1.

MOSC KOLENCHERY

Papillary adenocarcinoma lung with metastasis to thyroid & bone

Dr Juby Sara Koshy.

2.

GMC KOZHIKODE

Metastatic alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma – left submandibular lymph node

Dr Rakhee T Menon.

3.

GMC ALAPPUZHA

Carcinoma ex –pleomorphic adenoma

Dr Prajitha.

4.

GMC THRISSUR

Plasmablastic lymphoma

Dr Maria Rose.

5.

MCC THALASSERY

Cribriform adenocarcinoma of minor salivary gland

Dr Sony Philip.

6.

GMC TRIVANDRUM

Synovial sarcoma larynx

Dr Neenu Jojan.

7.

RCC TRIVANDRUM

Sinonasal teratocarcinosarcoma

Dr Krithika E.

8.

GMC KOTTAYAM

Mammary analogue secretory carcinoma parotid

Dr Nila Theresa Davis.

9.

AIMS KOCHI

Benign phosphaturic mesenchymal tumour maxilla

Dr Krishna R Nair.

10.

KIMS TRIVANDRUM

Myeloid sarcoma – right maxilla

Dr Simi C M.

11.

PIMS THIRUVALLA

Nasal chondromesenchymal hamartoma

Dr Mariam Shafi.

12.

ACME PARIYARAM

Colonic adenocarcinoma metastasis to thyroid

Dr Prathibha.

13.

MMC KOZHIKODE

Calvarial meningioma right sphenoid

Spotter

14.

JUBILEE MMC THRISSUR

Ameloblastic carcinoma

Spotter

15.

BMH KOZHIKODE

Rosai Dorfman disease – larynx

Spotter

16.

SMCSI KARAKONAM

Epithelioid angiosarcoma

Spotter

17.

AMALA THRISSUR

Rhinoscleroma

Spotter

18.

KMCT MC KKD

Amyloid goiter

Spotter

19.

SGMC TVM

Acinic cell carcinoma

Spotter

Business meeting was conducted at 12:30 pm

The minutes of the last meeting held at PIMS Thiruvalla, was passed.

The following matters were discussed and decisions were taken.

1. Dr Krishna Balachandran, Treasurer, APCON 2015, presented the audited accounts of APCON 2015.

2 .Contribution of our chapter to the central body decided as 2 lakhs.

3. A committee was formed to decide regarding utilization of balance amount from APCON 2016 with Dr M O Annamma, Dr K P Aravindan, Dr Joy Augustine, Dr Feroze M and Dr Krishna Balachandran as members.

4. It was decided that thesis of post graduate students may be presented as free paper before their university exam.

5. The next Chapter meeting is to be held at MOSC, KOLENCHERY on 13/08/2016.

- Dr Latha Abraham, Professor, Department of Pathology, MOSC, Kolenchery, will be the Organising Secretary.

- The topic for slide seminar was decided as HEMATOLOGY and the moderator is Dr Prabha Lakshmy, Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, Government Medical College, Kottayam. Since the topic is haematology, the difficulty in procuring enough slides for circulation was accepted and it was decided to upload the photographs of the slide seminar cases as digital images.

6. IAPM Chapter accounts presented and passed.

7. Next Ramachandran Memorial Gold Medal exam - second Saturday February 2017.

8. Next national CME to be conducted in February 2017 at Kozhikode.

9. New office bearers of IAPM Kerala Chapter were elected-

Dr Krishna Balachandran- Chairperson

Dr Prathap Mohan- Secretary &Treasurer

Following lunch, free paper session commenced at 1:30 pm which was moderated by Dr APUCA SUSAN MATHEW, Professor, Department of Pathology, SMCSI MC, Karakonam. The papers were-


  1. Evaluation of CD 31 & mast cell counts in oral dysplastic lesions & oral squamous cell carcinoma – an immunohistochemical study– Dr Roopan Prakash , JR , MDS oral pathology , Rajarajeshwari Dental College.

  2. Correlation of histopathology and expression of HBsAg in hepatocytes with viral load in chronic hepatitis B virus infection – Dr Indu Sarath S , SR ,TDMC ,Alappuzha.

  3. Clinicopathological correlation of cutaneous small vessel vasculitis – Dr Swapna Balakrishnan – GMC Kozhikode.

  4. Clinicopathologcal study of vesiculobullous disease – Dr Sherin Daniel, GMC , Trivandrum

  5. Study of frozen section assessment in evaluation of axllary sentinel lymphnode n breast cancer – a pilot study in a tertiary care centre – Dr Varadarajaperumal , MMC , Thalassery

Gross Specimen Quiz was conducted by the Department of Pathology GMC Trivandrum

The meeting adjourned at 3:45 pm after the Valedictory function. The Chairperson thanked the organizers and all the members.



Hearty Congratulations to the prize winners of the 76th Chapter Meeting-

1. The best presentation in slide seminar – Dr Krishna R Nair, AIMS, Kochi.

2. The best free paper – Dr Indu Sarath S, SR , TDMC , Alappuzha.

3. The best poster – Dr Athulya Satheesh, AIMS, Kochi.



4. Prize for gross quiz – Dr Rajasree Varma, JR, GMC Kozhikode.

Dr Krishna Balachandran (Chairperson)

Dr Prathap Mohan (Secretary/Treasurer)


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