The tagline of World Cancer Day,2015, ‘Cancer-not beyond us’, which was adopted as the theme of the recently conducted Oncology CME, organized by the Department of Medical Oncology, Muthoot Medical Centre, Kozhencherry and IMA, Kozhencherry Branch in February, spoke volumes about the radical advancements in the field of cancer treatment.
This CME which is the third to be held in the Pathanamthitta region was inaugurated by Prof. PJ Kurien, Deputy Chairman-Rajya Sabha. Mr. M. G. George Muthoot, Chairman of The Muthoot Group delivered the presidential address, and Dr.Georgie Kurien Muthoot, Executive Director, Muthoot Healthcare, and Patron of the CME spoke on the healthcare provider’s commitment to providing advanced care treatment through its upcoming state of the art cancer care center.
With stalwarts in the field of Oncology leading the academic sessions, the CME was well attended by around 153 participants from specialties like general surgery, orthopedics, general medicine, and gynecology. The many visuals and presentations focused on updates and an overview of many significant topics like colorectal cancer, endometrial carcinoma, lymphomas, etc.
With representation from all major hospitals in Central Travancore, the conference had been approved for TCMC accredited two CME credit hours.