MIOT URICON 2019 Conference

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MIOT URICON 2019 Conference

21st Sep 2019

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
“Laboratory plays a central role in safeguarding the well-being of patients. The patient’s safety is primary. So please treat urine as you’re treating blood or tissues, when it comes to diagnosis.”
  • C.N. Srinivas, Director – Department of Laboratory Medicine & Head – Transplantation Immunology and Molecular Diagnostics, MIOT International & Course Chairman, URICON 2019


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Programme Details

Date & Venue details
  • Date: 20th & 21st September, 2019
  • Venue: MIOT Auditorium, MIOT International, 4/112, Mount Poonamalle Road, Manapakkam,
    Chennai – 600 089
  • Workshop: Workshops slots are first come first serve basis.
Objectives of the Conference
  • To disseminate knowledge about urine analysis.
  • Process management.
  • Quality management and automation in urine analysis.
  • Application of the knowledge in clinical practice.
Who Should attend:
  • Pathologists
  • Clinical Biochemists
  • General Physicians
  • Clinical Microbiologists
  • Laboratory Technologists
  • CAO
  • Urologists
  • Nephrologists
  • Postgraduate in Pathology / Microbiology / Clinical biochemistry / Nephrology / Urology
  • Clinical Chemistry
  • CEO
  • Quality Manager
  • Dr. Anil T
  • Dr. Anila Mathan
  • Dr. Anita Suryanarayan
  • Dr. Debasis Gochhait
  • Dr. Deepti Jain
  • Dr. K. Swaminathan
  • Dr. Ganesh Prasad
  • Dr. Saraswathy
  • Dr. Valarmathy
  • Dr. Aruna Poojary
  • Dr. Mamta Soni
  • Dr. Pradeep Suri
  • Dr. Preethii.N
  • Dr. Savitha Nagaraj
  • Dr. Satish Ramanathan
  • Dr. C.N.Srinivas
  • Dr. Rajan Ravichandran
  • Dr. Mansoor
  • Dr. ShanmugaSundaram
  • Dr. Aruna V.Vanikar
DAY 1: 20th September 2019
Time Topic Faculty
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
Dr. Mansoor
Dr. Saraswathy
Dr.Shanmuga Sundaram
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
Time Topic Faculty
8.00 to 9.00 AM Poster presentations & Review Dr. Deepti Jain
Dr. Valarmathy
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)