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Father Muller Medical College Hosts a Workshop on Hemophilia 

March 2, 2024

Mangaluru: 02.03.2024: The Department of Pathology at Father Muller Medical College (FMMC), in association with the Karnataka Haemophilia Society, organized the inaugural ceremony of HAEM-INSIGHT 2.0, a Fundamentals in Coagulation Hands-on Workshop, on Saturday, March 2, 2024. The event took place at the A-V Hall, Knowledge Center Library Building, and aimed to enhance understanding and knowledge of coagulation studies among healthcare professionals.

Dr. Umashankar, organizing chairperson, professor, and head of the Dept. of Pathology, welcomed the gathering. The ceremony included the release of a souvenir, a workbook providing invaluable insights into the basic concepts of coagulation, which was distributed to all delegates as educational material.

Speaking at the event, Dr. Suresh Hanagavady emphasized the importance of comprehensive hemophilia care and urged healthcare professionals to adopt a comprehensive care model to alleviate the suffering of those affected by hemophilia. He highlighted the need for deeper involvement and understanding of coagulation studies.

Dr. Antony Sylvan, Dean of Father Muller Medical College, delivered the presidential address, expressing the institution’s commitment to providing services to society. He highlighted the ongoing initiative with the NGO Sankalp to provide comprehensive care for thalassemia patients, demonstrating the institution’s dedication to serving the community.

The vote of thanks was given by Dr. Jayaprakash C. S., organizing secretary, professor, and lab director at Father Muller Medical College Hospital. The event featured resource persons Dr. Suresh Hanagavadi, Dr. Swathi Kulkarni, Dr. Chithra Sree, Mr. Sukumaran, Mr. Manjunath, and Mr. Sumanth, who shared their expertise with attendees.

The organizing committee included Dr. Umashankar T as organizing chairperson, Dr. Jayaprakash C. S. as organizing secretary, Dr. Chandni Bhandary as joint organizing secretary, and Dr. Prashanth R as treasurer. The event was supported by patrons Rev. Fr. Richard Aloysius Coelho, Director of Father Muller Charitable Institutions; Rev. Fr. Ajith B. Menezes, Administrator of FMMC; Rev. Fr. George Jeevan Sequiera, Administrator of Father Muller Medical College Hospital (FMMCH); Rev. Fr. Nelson Dheeraj Pais, Asst. Administrator of FMMCH; and Dr. Antony Sylvan D’Souza, Dean of FMMC.

The ceremony was hosted by Dr. Archana Bhat, Assoc. Prof., and Dr. Christina Goveas, Asst. Prof., both from the Dept. of Pathology. 

The workshop provided a platform for healthcare professionals to exchange knowledge and best practices in the field of hemophilia care, furthering the goal of improving patient outcomes and enhancing the quality of care provided to individuals with hemophilia.