Friday, August 26, 2011

Joe Biden poses for a photo

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden poses for a photo with Service members at the Taiyo Community Center, Yokota Air Base, Japan, Aug. 24, 2011. About 1,000 Service members from the Air Force, Army, Marines, Navy and Coast Guard attended the vice president's speech in which he thanked them for their efforts during Operation Tomodachi, the assistance operation that took place in response to the magnitude 9.0 Tohoku earthquake and subsequent tsunami that struck northeastern Japan March 11, 2011. 

DoD photo by Staff Sgt. Stacy Moless, U.S. Air Force/Released)

Patrols down a road

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman John Fitzgerald, a medic attached to the Laghman Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT), patrols down a road with many known improvised explosive devices (IED) hotspots during a multi-day operation in Alingar district, Laghman province, Afghanistan, Aug. 21, 2011. The PRT and the 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team conducted a cordon and search in a village thought to be home to improvised explosive device makers and Taliban fighters. (DoD photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Crane, U.S. Air Force/Released)

State Level Haematology Quiz held at CMC

North Zone competition on October 5th in PGI 

CMC Ludhiana and Patiala to represent Punjab in the zonal round

Ludhiana, 26th August, 2011: On behalf of the ISHTM (Indian Society of Haematology and Transfusion Medicine), the Punjab and Himachal Pradesh State level quiz was held in CMC Ludhiana.  Six different medical colleges with post graduate courses from CMC Ldh, DMC Ldh, GMC Patiala, GMC Amritsar, Adesh Institute Bhatinda and RPG medical College Kangra participated in the quiz.
In closely contested competition, Drs Neha Talwar, Navin Mathew and Jessita from CMC Ludhiana were the winners and Drs Kavita,  Vivek Rana and Amit Madaan from Govt College, Patiala were runners up. DMC Ludhiana got third prize.
This was conducted as part of the 1st National Haematology quiz for post graduates.  The state and zonal co-ordinator Dr Naveen Kakkar said that the unique nature of the quiz was that it was a 3 member team with post graduates from medicine, paediatrics and pathology.
The national co-ordinator Dr M Joseph John, Associate Professor & Head of Clinical Haematology and Bone Marrow Transplant at CMC Ludhiana commented that the goal of initiating this event at the national level was to increase the awareness of Haematology as a sub-specialty among the students and the 3 member team would stress on the importance of clinicians and pathologists working together to render the best care for the patients. 
The winners and the runners up would be taking part in the North Zone competition on October 5th in PGI Chandigarh.  The grand finale would be held at the same venue during the national ISHTM conference on 11/11/11 at 11 am.