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MIOT URICON 2019 Conference
A conference on urine analysis for the first time ever in Asia Pacific
MIOT International successfully conducted URICON 2019, a two-day conference (20th & 21st September 2019) on urine analysis at its premises. This first-of-its-kind conference in Asia Pacific was conceptualized by The Department of Laboratory Medicine (MIOT), one of the 1st centres in Asia Pacific to introduce ‘Urine Automation’.
URICON 2019 shed light on the importance of urine analysis and urine automation through insightful presentations, interactive panel discussions, and highly engaging workshops. Some of the best minds from the medical fraternity took centre stage, turning the conference into an eye-opener, considering the subject of urine analysis is seldom discussed. It also had a half-day workshop on Automation in Urine Analysis.
Among the 250+ attendees who benefitted from this conference were Pathologists, Microbiologists, Clinical Biochemists, Nephrologists, General Physicians, Gynaecologists, Urologists, Postgraduates, Medical Laboratory Technologists and Allied Health Students.
Over 40 Faculty Members who were invited from across India made Asia Pacific’s first ever conference on urine analysis truly enlightening.
Unravelling the Mysteries of the Ethereal Fluid
To mark the inaugural edition of the conference, the Department of Laboratory Medicine (MIOT) launched ‘Unravelling the Mysteries of the Ethereal Fluid’, the URICON 2019 Handbook. It is a compilation of the most enriching notes on urine analysis from around the world.
This window into the never-ending world of urine analysis was unveiled by Dr. R. Thanikgaivasan – Director of Medical Education & Medical Superintendent, MIOT International.
Why a Conference on Urine Analysis
Urine is a liquid biopsy that is often neglected by physicians, patients and laboratory professionals. The importance of urine analysis lies in the early detection of kidney and systematic disorders, if testing is done with cutting-edge technology and further reviewed by highly-qualified medical professionals.
The topic of urine analysis is given less importance in most educational or CME programmes. So MIOT International decided to take this up further to spread in-depth awareness about urine as a liquid biopsy among professionals from the medical fraternity.
Objectives of URICON 2019
The objectives of URICON 2019 included:
- Spreading awareness about the complete utilization of urine analysis in the best possible way for early detection of kidney disorders and cancer, among other issues
- Reiterating the importance of having a patient-centric laboratory to add value to patient safety and patient care. And ensuring the approach is thoroughly integrated
- Bringing forth the concept of process management, quality management, and good clinical laboratory practices in urine analysis, and adopting automation in the urine analysis division to ensure standardization, accuracy and precision
- Making sure that the clinical practice revolves around the medical laboratory professionals who add as much value as the clinical team itself
- Learning more about the inborn errors of metabolism which is given the least importance
- Sharing the global practices that are in place for the best outcome
Quotes from URICON 2019
“MIOT is always committed to academics. We are always open to any department that is willing to conduct any conference; the hospital authorities have always been very encouraging. URICON 2019 is one of many such initiatives. I wish all attendees two days of great learning.”
- Rajan Ravichandran, Director of MIOT institute of Nephrology, who delivered the Presidential Address at URICON 2019
- C.N. Srinivas, Director – Department of Laboratory Medicine & Head – Transplantation Immunology and Molecular Diagnostics, MIOT International & Course Chairman, URICON 2019
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|Date & Venue details|
|Objectives of the Conference|
|Who Should attend:|
|DAY 1: 20th September 2019|
|9.00 to 9.30 AM||Basics of Urine examination||Dr. Deepti Jain|
|9.30 to 10 AM||Inauguration|
|10.00 to 10.30 AM||Preanalytics in Urine Analysis||Dr. Mamta Soni|
|10.30 to 11 AM||Work Smarter, Not harder in Urine analysis||Dr. Savitha Nagaraj|
|11 to 11.15 AM||Q & A|
|11.15 to 11.45 AM||Tea Break|
|11.45 to 12.15 PM||Microbiological Assays in Urine automation||Dr. CN Srinivas|
|12.15 to 12.45 PM||Trouble shoot in Urine analysis||Dr. K. Swaminathan|
|12.45 to 1.15 PM||Automation in Urine analysis||Dr. Pradeep Suri|
|1.15 to 1.30 PM||Q & A|
|1.30 to 2.30 PM||Lunch Break|
|2.30 to 3.30 PM||Panel discussion – Perspective of Urine analysis in Clinical practice||Dr. Kankaraj
Dr. Ganesh Prasad
|3.30 tp 4.00 PM||Urine cytology||Dr. Debasis Gochhait|
|4.00 to 4.30 PM||Toxicology in Urine analysis||Dr. Anita Suryanarayanan|
|4.30 to 4.45 PM||Q & A|
|4.45 to 5.15 PM||PG QUIZ followed by Tea|
|DAY 2: 21st September 2019|
|8.00 to 9.00 AM||Poster presentations & Review||Dr. Deepti Jain
|9.00 – 9.30 AM||Quality Assurance in Urine analysis||Dr. Anil Tallagupa|
|9.30 to 10.15 AM||Correlation of urinalysis and renal biopsy findings||Dr. Aruna V.Vanikar|
|10.15 to 10.45 AM||Urine analysis in Post transplant / Molecular Biology||Dr. Anila Mathan|
|10.45 to 11.15 AM||“A widow, a wolf and a chaperone” – the chemi-story of urine analysis.||Dr.Satish Ramanathan|
|11.15 to 11.30 AM||Q & A|
|11.30 to 11.45 AM||Tea Break|
|11.45 to 12.15 PM||Catheter associated infections||Dr. Aruna Poojary|
|12.15 to 1.15 PM||Case discussions||Technical staff & Doctors|
|1.15 to 1.30 PM||Valedictory Function & Prize Distribution|
|1.30 to 2.30 PM||Lunch Break|
|2.30 to 4.30 PM||Workshop (first come first serve basis)|