GUWAHATI, Oct 19 - A workshop cum CME titled �An update on surgical pathology� was organised here recently by the Department of Pathology of the Dr B Borooah Cancer Institute (BBCI), said a delayed press release.
The workshop was attended by 150 delegates from the north-eastern states, including pathologists from all the medical colleges of Assam.
Dr Anila KR from the Regional Cancer Centre in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala; Dr Rifat Mannan from the Perelman School of Medicine, USA; Dr Anupama Nayak from the University of Pennsylvania, USA; Dr Neeraj Arora from the Tata Medical Centre in Kolkata and Dr Sanjay Pai from the Columbia Asia Referral Hospital in Bengaluru attended the workshop as guest faculties.
On the occasion, lifetime achievement awards were presented to Dr KC Baruah, former professor and head of pathology at Assam Medical College, Dibrugarh and Dr Panna Deka and Dr Beena Tamuly, both former professors and heads of pathology at Guwahati Medical College, for their contributions in the field of pathology.
During the inaugural function, Dr Mannan was felicitated for bringing laurels to the State as one of the top 100 pathologists of the world in 2019.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Amal Chandra Kataki, Director of BBCI, said that nowadays surgical specialists in different medical colleges of the State under the health department are managing cancer patients by performing major surgeries.
�Therefore, proper understanding of surgical pathology is the need of the hour for pathologists working in these hospitals, more so in view of upcoming cancer hospitals in Assam. Also, proper surgical pathology reporting in patients treated by surgery lays the foundation work for patient care by radiotherapy and chemotherapy,� he said.
Dr Kataki also spoke about the contribution of travelling school of pathology of the National Cancer Grid (NCG) in the north-eastern region for proper reporting of surgical specimen.
Dr Jagannath Dev Sharma, professor of pathology at BBCI said that the workshop cum CME would be of great benefit for the young as well as the senior pathologists of the north-eastern region for updating their knowledge and skill on the most recent advances in cancer pathology. The workshop�s main focus was on head and neck, breast and gastro-intestinal cancers.