Symposium on A to Z of Haemoglobinopathies

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Symposium on A to Z of Haemoglobinopathies

29th Apr 2022

MIOT International conducted a Symposium on A to Z of Haemoglobinopathies on 29th April, 2022 under the aegis of Tamilnadu and Pondicherry Chapter of Indian Association of Pathologists and Microbiologists TNPCIAPM

Hereditary genetic disorders of the Haemoglobin molecule (“Hemoglobinopathies”) are amongst the commonest genetic disorders worldwide. They are a major public health concern, characterized by either abnormal haemoglobin, as in Sickle Cell Disease or insufficient production of haemoglobin chains, as in Thalassemias. The mainstay of their prevention remains detection of asymptomatic carriers by a stepwise algorithmic approach that includes a detailed clinical history, laboratory techniques such as high-performance liquid chromatography and capillary electrophoresis, along with confirmation by molecular analysis.

Awareness among pathologists and treating physicians is essential to avoid mis-recognition of these cases. This symposium activity reviewed the role of laboratory methods in the diagnosis of Hemoglobinopathies, the technical challenges therein, followed by a discussion on interesting cases.

Programme details
  • Date & Time : Friday, 29 th April, 2022 9:15 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Venue : MIOT Auditorium, Retreat Block
  • Who can attend : Practising Pathologists / Biochemists, Post graduates and Technical staff
Quiz Programme
Quiz Programme for Post Graduates:
To participate in quiz program the willing team members (2-3 per team) should have been mandatorily registered for the symposium. To register for the Quiz Programme visit Haemoglobinopathies Quiz

Quiz Programme for Technical Staffs:
All the registered technical staffs are eligible to participate in quiz programme. Pre-registration for quiz is not required. People who are registering for the symposium can participate as per their willingness at the venue.

Programme Schedule:

Quiz Programme Poster:

Programme Schedule
9.15 – 9.30 am Welcome Address Dr. Deepti Jain, Director – Laboratory Services, Head Histopathology & Cytopathology, MIOT International
9.30 – 10.00 am Introduction of Haemoglobinopathies Dr. Anupama G Patil, Head – Hematopathology, Clinical Pathology, & Flowcytometry, MIOT International
10.00 – 10.30 am Evolution of Methods of Haemoglobinopathy screening Dr. Teleflo Bhoopathy – Associate Professor Dept. of pathology Kilpauk Medical College Dr Sandhya Sundaram Professor and Head Department of Pathology, SRIHER
10.30 – 10.45 am Q & A Session
10.45 – 11.00 am Inaugural Address & Lamp Lightening Mrs. Mallika Mohandas, Chairman, MIOT International
11.00 – 11.15 am Tea Break
11.15 – 11.35 am Algorithm for Haemoglobinopathy detection Dr. Vani Chandrashekar, Senior Consultant, MGM Healthcare Dr R. Padmavathi Professor, Department of Pathology Madras Medical College
11.35 – 11.55 am New Born screening for Hemoglobinopathies and Interpretation Dr. Asma Bibi, Head – Hematopathology and Flow, Cytometry, Dr. Rela Institute and Medical Centre Dr. D. Febe Renjitha Suman Professor, Department of Pathology SRIHER
11.55 – 12.15 pm Q &A session
12.15 – 12.40 pm Role of Laboratory Diagnosis – Case Based Scenarios Dr. Chitrasree. V, Sr. Consultant and HOD – Department of Biochemistry and Haematology, The Madras Medical Mission Dr. N. Andal Professor and HOD, Department of Pathology Kilpauk Medical College
12.40 – 12.50pm Q &A session
12.50 – 1.10 pm Capillary technology clinical significance and improvement in diagnosis Ms.Divya Jain, National Product Manager, Sebia India
1.10 – 1.50 pm Lunch Break
1.50 – 2.15 pm Decoding HPLC Chromatograms Dr. Khushnooma Italia, Product Manager, CDG, Bio-Rad Laboratories, India Dr. S. Pappathi Prof and Head Department of Pathology ICH
2.15 – 2.40 pm Advantages and Limitations of Testing Strategy – HPLC vs Capillary Electrophoresis Dr. Vani Chandrasekhar, Senior Consultant – Haematology, MGM Healthcare Dr. V. Kavita Senior Consultant and Chief of laboratory Metropolis Healthcare Limited
2.40 – 2.50 pm Q &A session
2.50 – 3.10 pm Panel Discussion – Laboratory Work up – Bridging the gap between Clinicians and Pathologists Moderator: Dr. K. Valarmathi, Professor Of Pathology, Stanley Medical College

Panelist: Dr. Chezian Subash HOD – Haemato Oncology & Bone Marrow Transplantation, MIOT International

Dr. Kishore Kumar S, Haemato Oncologist, Bone Marrow, Transplant Physician and Clinical, Haematologist, MIOT International

Dr P . Arunlatha, Prof and HOD Department of Pathology Stanley medical college

Dr. Seethalakshmi, Director – Laboratory Services & Consultant Pathologist, Mehta Multispeciality Hospitals, Chetpet

3.10 – 3.20 pm Q&A session
3.20 – 3.50 pm Haematology Quiz for Technical Staff Moderator: Dr. Anupama G Patil
3.50 – 4.50 pm Haematology Quiz for Post Graduates Moderator: Dr. Asma Bibi, Head – Hematopathology and Flow, Cytometry, Dr. Rela Institute and Medical, Centre

Dr. Sarah Grace Priyadarshini Consultant Pathologist,Vijaya Hospital

Judges –1.Dr. S. Sri Gayathri
Associate Professor
Department Of Laboratory Medicine
Sri Ramchandra Medical College2.Dr. Femela. M
Professor, Department of Pathology
Chettinad Hospital and Research Institute
4.50 – 5.15 pm Prize Distribution  Dr. Rajan Ravichandran, Director MIOT Institute of Nephrology, MIOT International
5.15 pm High Tea


Organising Chairperson: Dr. Deepti Jain
Organising Committee: Dr. Anupama G Patil, Dr. Anandhi, Ms. Smitha, Mr. Mahesh D, Ms. Arokia Jaya Rani