THE CLINICO – PATHOLOGY MEET
|THE TOPIC ’Awareness is the CURE to eradicating tuberculosis from our country.’Tuberculosis is a growing burden in the country even though DOTS treatment can ensure complete cure in most cases. Many patients remain undiagnosed as doctors rely on conventional TB diagnosis methods which are often cumbersome and slow.
One of the crucial barriers preventing an effective response to the challenges of Multidrug resistant TB (MDR) and extensively drug resistance (XDR TB) has failed to convincingly diagnose active TB in most cases, hence leading to poor patient compliance.
With new methods available TB diagnosis can be conclusively established with high sensitivity and specificity within few hours.
To spread awareness on new methods in TB diagnosis SMRC’s V.M. Salgaocar hospital organised a Clinical- Pathology meet to make doctors aware of the broader horizon in TB diagnosis on 13th October, Tuesday, 2015 in SMRC Hospital conference hall.
Doctors from varied specialities were invited to attend the program to engage in interactive discussion to share their knowledge and experience.
The session was chaired by Dr Eugene DSouza M.D. Consultant Pathologist, SMRC.
The key speaker for the event was Dr Niranjan Patil, M.D. Microbiology, Consultant Microbiologist at Metropolis Healthcare Ltd. Mumbai and Global Superspeciality hospital.
Topic :”New Advances in TB Diagnosis” & “Detecting Antibiotic Susceptibility and beyond”
We also had lectures on other interesting topics as follows;
Speaker : Dr Sunaina Shet, M.D. Pathology, Consultant Pathologist. Topic: Understanding Thyroid Function Test and Interpreting case scenarios.
Speaker : Dr Vinita Torquato, M.D. Pathology -SMRC Lab, Vasco, Goa.
Topic: Interesting histopathology cases diagnosed at SMRC- Case Review.