Mangaluru, Feb 13: A day-long live colposcopy workshop, 'Scopemasters Forum: Illuminating Excellence in Colposcopy' was held at Yenepoya (Deemed to be University) on February 10, in association with FOGSI, KSOGA and KSC-AGOI, on the occasion of the first anniversary of Zulekha Yenepoya Institute of Oncology, Mangaluru.
The workshop was organised by Dr Mariam Anjum Ifthikar, gynecological oncologist, laparoscopic and robotic surgeon at Zulekha Yenepoya Institute of Oncology and featured national faculty Dr Priya Ganesh Kumar as the chief guest FOGSI chairperson gynaecologic oncology committee, Dr Shobha K, president KSC-AGOI and professor gynaecology oncology, Kidwai Institute of Oncology, Bengaluru and Dr Kiran Kulkarni, treasurer of KSC-AGOI and associate professor gynaecology oncology St John’s Medical College Hospital, Bengaluru.
The inaugural function was presided by the honourable chancellor of Yenepoya (Deemed to be University), Dr Yenepoya Abdulla Kunhi who lauded the efforts of Dr Anjum Ifthikar for conducting such an exemplary workshop and congratulated Dr M Vijayakumar, vice chancellor of Yenepoya (Deemed to be University) and head of Zulekha Yenepoya Institute of Oncology for cancer related works at Yenepoya (Deemed to be University). Dr M Vijayakumar who was the guest of honour spoke about the importance of early detection of cervical cancer and congratulated Dr Anjum Ifthikar for successfully conducting the workshop with over 200 delegates from various medical colleges of Dakshina Kannada. Dr Aruna Kamath, MOGS president and Dr Victor Rasquinha, former professor of department of OBG, Yenepoya Medical College and Hospital; who had served for long and retired from the institution, were felicitated during the inaugural ceremony along with guest faculty.
The workshop involved scientific sessions by Dr Priya Ganesh Kumar, Dr Shobha K, Dr Kiran Kulkarni and Dr Joylene D’Almeida.
Dr Joylene D’Almeida, associate professor OBG in Father Mullers spoke about HPV vaccine. National faculty, Dr Shobha K and Dr Kiran Kulkarni spoke on screening guidelines of cervical cancer and HPV self-sampling. Dr Priya Ganesh Kumar, the lead faculty of the programme spoke about vaccination drive and the role of colposcopy in early detection of cervical cancer and conducted the live colposcopy workshop. She also acclaimed the state-of-the-art binocular colposcope at Zulekha Yenepoya Institute of Oncology. Dr Neha Kamath was master of the ceremony and the academic feast was concluded with vote of thanks by Dr Boney Paul.