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TRANSMEDCON 2018 KOCHI Table of Contents   
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 18
The 7th annual national conference of Indian society of transfusion medicine

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The 7th annual national conference of Indian society of transfusion medicine was held from 23rd to 25th November, 2018 at Lulu Bolgatty International Convention Centre, Grand Hyatt Kochi Bolgatty. The Conference Theme was “Evoking an Integrated Approach: emphasizing the need for interdisciplinary collaboration and cooperation to build a series of improved partnerships that all focus on optimizing the quality of transfusion services and the outcomes for patients receiving transfusion during the clinical care.

The Chief guest for the inauguration was Dr MKC Nair, the Vice Chancellor, Kerala University of Health Sciences. TRANSMEDCON KOCHI edition saw some of the most eminent Key Opinion Leaders from the Transfusion Sphere from India & Abroad who made 3 days of lively, stimulating and enriching with debates, talks and interactions. Academic sessions started with plenary sessions on Research in Transfusion medicine ,the need of which cannot be over emphasized. ISTM-BC SANGAL ORATION by Dr. Neelam Marwaha gave insights into the topic “Hemovigilance in India-From Policy to Practice” and the ISBT main sessions highlighted the Best of ISBT Toronto. It was truly an academic extravaganza, with highly educative sessions by different eminent speakers on Platelets, Donor Management, Transplant Immunology and Stem Cell Therapies. On day 2 it was greatly satisfying to see the excellent academic deliberations continue with highly appreciated contributions in the fields of Cytapheresis, Immunohematology, Hemostasis and Nucleic Acid Amplification technologies. There were sessions of high importance like Quality Assurance, Transplantation, Leucoreduction , Adminstrative issues and interactive Panel Discussions on Platelet Therapy and Neonatal Transfusion practices. The gala dinner, on the lawns of the splendid and historic Bolgatty palace provided for a much needed get away from the hectic conference schedules, for catching up with old friends and making new ones. The final day saw some of the best interactions and discussions on topics ranging from Recent Advances, TTIs, Legislations and Accreditations, Hematologic disorder and Panel Discussions on Antenatal Allo Immunization and Bleeding Disorders. The free paper presentations and the Poster Competitions, run throughout the conference added newer insights and offered potential challenging opportunities for further research and development. Various awards and awardees were J G Jolly Award - Dr. Rakesh Kumar, Postgraduate Award (Travel Fellowship) - Dr. Aanchal Luthra and Dr. Rajbir Kaur Cheema, Technologist Award - Mrs. Sazia Samir, Young Scientist Award - Dr. Anju Dubey, Best Delegate – Dr. Snehil Kumar. In free oral paper presentations Dr.Vinu and Dr. Rajbir Kaur Cheema bagged first and second prize respectively while in poster paper presentations it was Dr. Srivalli and Dr. Jess Elizabeth who came in the first and the second positions. The postgraduate quiz which was conducted by Span Academy was won by Dr. Gayathri Abhilash and Dr. Anila Mani of Sree Chithra Institute of Medical Sciences, Trivandrum. Overall, TRANSMEDCON KOCHI was the right blend of academics,entertainment and networking.

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