CME’s , Conferences and Academic Activities

CME with credit hours 

1. In 2018

A. PARISTHITHI 2018 - 11th  to 13th  June 2018  at Library Basement Hall by Department of Community Medicine

Department of Community Medicine, Dr. SM CSI MCH organised a three day student conclave on Sustainable Health and environment in Health care settings in accordance with World Environment Day 2018. The theme for World Environment day 2018 was : Beat Plastic Pollution : If you can’t re-use it, refuse it”. The Chief Guest for the event was Dr. E James Reynold Daniel.TCMC had granted credit hours of 2.5 hours for the same. Photography Collage competition, Oral Presentation competition, United Nations Mock Assembly, School Health Camp, Environmental Awareness classes etc were conducted as part of the Conference.

Organising Committee

  • Dr. Blessed Singh S was the Organising Chairperson
  • Dr. Soumya Gopakumar was the Organising Secretary
  • Dr. Naveen Sukumaran Nair and Dr Jincy J were the Organising Joint Secretary

Resource Persons

  • Mr. E Robinson (Retd. Forest Officer)
  • Adv. Leni Kovoor (Environmental Activist)
  • Mr. Sujith S L (IMAGE State Co-ordinator)
  • Capt. Valsala Narayanan (Quality Manager, Dr. SM CSI MCH)

B. CME on Tuberculosis- 11th  April 2018  at Library Basement Hall by Department of Community Medicine

Department of Community Medicine, Dr. SM CSI MCH organised a one day Continuing Medical Education on Tuberculosis in accordance with World TB Day 2018 as a joint initiative of the Department of Community Medicine, Dr. SM CSI MCH; District TB centre, Thiruvananthapuram and IMA Karakonam branch.This CME was dedicated solely for the Interns and Consultants at our Institution with a view to orient them to current RNTCP guidelines on Diagnosis and Treatment of Pulmonary Tuberculosis and Strategy for Elimination of TB in Kerala. A poster Designing Competition for the Medical and Nursing Students of the Institution was also conducted. The theme for ‘World TB day 2018” is : Wanted: Leaders for TB free world. Make history . End TB. TCMC had granted credit hours of 2 hours for the same.

Organising Committee

  • Dr. Blessed Singh S was the Organising Chairperson
  • Dr. Y Suba Joice was the Organising Secretary

Resource Persons

  • Dr. R. Bimal Raj, Dept. of Respiratory Medicine, Dr SM CSI MCH
  • Dr. Ajin Sam, MO TB Centre
  • Dr. Sindhu M.P, DTO
  • Dr. Neena, Consultant, DTC

C. EXPLORO 2018: A Post Graduate Refresher Workshop - 26thand 27th  February 2018  at Library Hall by Department of Community Medicine

Dept of Community Medicine, Dr. SMCSIMCH is for the very first time in Kerala organising EXPLORO-2018 : A Post Graduate Refresher Workshop planned to be conducted on the 26th and 27th February 2018.Pioneering in Kerala, this workshop is dedicated solely for the Post Graduates in the Dept of Community Medicine in various colleges throughout the state with a view to orient them to the nuances of their Practical Examinations. TCMC has granted 3.5 credit hours for the same.

Organising Committee

  • Dr. Blessed Singh S was the Organising Chairperson
  • Dr. Y Suba Joice was the Organising Secretary
  • Dr. Naveen S Nair was the Organising Joint Secretary

Resource Persons

  • Dr. B G Parasuramalu, Profeesor, Department of Community Medicine, Raja Rajewari Medical College and Hospital, Bangalore
  • Dr. Anuja U, Professor and Head, Department of Community Medicine, Govt. Medical College, Kollam
  • Dr. Rakesh P S, Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi

2. In 2016

A. Paediatric Cardiology and Life Style Disease Prevention in Children- 15th November 2016 at Gallery Hall by Department of Paediatrics

The programme was inaugurated by Dr P. Madhusoodanan, Principal and CMA. Dr Zulfikar Ahmed, Professor in Cardiology, Dr Riyas, Assistant Professor in Paediatrics, Dr Devakumar, Addl. Professor in Paediatrics , Dr Kristin Indumathi, Consultant in Paediatrics, Dr Gireesh G.K, Assistant Professor  in Cardiology, Dr Rajamohanan, HOD and Professor in Paediatrics  and Dr S Baburaj, Professor in Paediatrics  participated as faculty. There were presentations and discussions on childhood onset of atherogenic heart disease, metabolic programming, Dietary intervention in heart disease prevention, dyslipidemia and its control and physical activity as an intervention for coronary Artery Disease. These sessions were followed by discussions and interactive sessions in the afternoon. Totally, 96 doctors participated as full time delegates in the deliberations. The program was given accreditation for “two credit hours “by Travancore Cochin Medical Council (C2 15382/16MC/CME).

B.  Child Nutrition Update – 13th April 2016, At Gallery Hall by Department of Pediatrics

Dr. K.E Elizabeth, State President of IAP inaugurated the function.  92 delegates have registered for the event. The sessions started with talk on nutritional Anthropometry by Dr. Rajamohanan K. Following which there was a presentation on Breast-feeding by Dr. Baburaj. There was a panel discussion on Breast feeding Hospital initiatives and the panel consisted of Dr. Sulekha (Prof & HOD Sree Mookambika institute of health sciences), Dr. Ramla Beegam (Prof & HOD Community Medicine, Dr. S.M.C.S.I Medical College and Hospital), Dr. Mary Padmini Jasper (Prof & HOD Obstetrics and Gynecology), Dr. S.M.C.S.I Medical College and Hospital) and Mrs. Simi (Clinical Instructor of Nursing college, Dr. S.M.C.S.I Medical College and Hospital). Dr. K. E. Elizabeth gave a talk on Infant and Young Child nutrition. The next talk was on Growth charts by Dr. Riaz who had empathized the need for checking the anthropometry of all children during all visits. Dr. Vijayalekshmi, the principal of Indira Gandhi Government Medical College, Trivandrum, gave an interesting talk on Lifestyle Modifications for adolescents.  There was a quiz for the postgraduates on Nutrition.

  • Dr. Mohandas MK was the Organizing Chairman
  • Dr. Rajamohanan K was the Organizing Secretary

C.  Overview on Pemphigus Vulgaris – 10th April 2016, At Gallery Hall by Department of Dermatology

Inauguration was done by Dr. Glorine Gnanathangam, Rtd Principal of Dr. SM CSI Medical College.The first talk was by Dr. Maya Vincent on Pemphigus and its variants and chaired by Dr.M.Vijayadharan and Dr. K. Prasanna Moorthy. Dr. N.Asokan delivered the lecture on recent concepts in the pathogenesis of Pemphigus chaired by Dr. R. Sreekumar and Dr. M K Padma Prasad. Dr. G. Nandakumar spoke on the pathology of Pemphigus. The session was chaired by Dr. Elizabeth Chacko and Dr. N. Sunderesan. Dr. Abdul Samad K. took a session on Conventional treatment in Pemphigus. It was chaired by Dr. Sobhana Kumary. K and Dr. Rema Devi TJ. A lecture on Dexamethasone Cyclophosphamide Pulse Therapy was given by Dr. S. Pradeep Nair. It was chaired by Dr.  AJS Pravin and Dr. Sree Rekha Panicker. Dr. M S Sadeep spoke on recent treatment modalities in Pemphigus including Rituximab which was chaired by Dr. Anuja Elizabeth George and Dr. Rathish T Pillai. A short postgraduate’s quiz was conducted. The final talk was by Dr. Joan Felicita Samson on Pearls picked from our Pemphigus patients.

  • Dr. Mariam Philip was the Organizing Chairman
  • Dr. Susamma Ebenezer was the Organizing Secretary
  • Dr. Joan Felicita Samson was the  Joint Organizing Secretary
D.Unite to End TB – Way Forward for Health Professionals – 22nd March 2016, At Library Basement Hall by Department of Community Medicine

Inauguration was done by Dr Sindhu, District TB Officer. 124 participants were registered for the programme. Certificates with TCMC credit hours was distributed to all participants

  • Dr M Ramla Beegam was the Organizing Chairman
  • Dr Blessed Singh S was the Organizing Secretary
  • Dr Y. Suba Joice was the Joint Organizing Secretary

3. In 2015

The Dept of ENT conducted a one day CME Programme – Phonosurgery 2015

The Dept. of Ophthalmology and Paediatrics conducted a one day CME programme – Paediatrics Ophthal Update

The Dept. of Community Medicine conducted a one day CME Programme

4. In 2014

The Dept. of Paediatrics conducted two one day CME Programme – World Breast feeding Week & ORS Fortnight and Infection Prevention Safety in NICU

5. In 2012

The orthopaedics department conducted a two day CME programme Dictum

a) A workshop on “Concepts of Realignment Osteotomies for Osteoarthritis Knee” was conducted on 23rd June at Dr. SM CSI Medical College. Dr.Mangal Parihar (Mumbai) and Dr. P. N. Vasudevan (Palakkad) were the instructors. There were Lectures, Saw bone workshops and live surgeries.70 delegates from inside and outside Kerala attended the program.

b) A seminar on Perthe’s Disease was conducted on 24th June at Hotel SP Grand Days Trivandrum. The Program was Inaugurated by Prof. T. S. Gopakumar, Hon.President of Kerala Orthopaedics Association. The faculty were Prof. Benjamin Joseph, Dr. Hitesh Shah and Dr. Siddesh. N. D from Manipal. The Program was attended by 102 delegates from various parts of South India.

6. In 2010

The Orthopaedics department conducted a 2 days CME programme DICTUM which included

a) A one day workshop – DICTUM 2010 on Coronal Plane deformity corrections in lower limb, on 7th August 2010 . 60 doctors from various states attended.

b) A CME was conducted on 8th August 2010 on Pediatric Lower limb deformities which was attended by 120 doctors from various States of South India.

The Ophthalmology Department

a)One Seminar viz. Kaleidocope in September 2010 Under aegis of KSOS and TOC,

b)The department conducted a CME :”Kaleidoscope” on 5th September 2010 from 9.30 a.m to 3.30 p.m. Many speakers enlightened the participants with topics that proved to be very useful clinically and theoretically.The topics were current modalities in a Management of Congenital Glaucoma and Recent advances in Glaucoma evaluation, How to approach a difficult patient in any setup, Guidelines on spectacle prescription, Nystagmus, Current concepts in Oculoplasty


CME without credit hours

31-10-2018   Think before you leap (to a clinical diagnosis) Paediatrics Dr S Babu Raj (Professor and HOD) Dr Jothis John Johnson (PG Student)
25-6-2018  Vitiligo DVL Dr Mariam Philip (Professor and HOD) Richa Elsa Shibu (House Surgeon)
Amitha Vijayan (House Surgeon)
  1. Emerging Clinical Biochemistry Markers in Cardiology
  2. Conventional Markers in Cardiology
  3. Clinical Application of Cardiac Biomarkers
Biochemistry Dr S Gopinathan Nair (Professor and HOD) Dr Jose Jacob
Dr Sreekumari S
Dr Deepu Rajendran        (Consultant Cardiologist)
23- 02-2018 and 24-2-2018 CME in Leprosy DVL Dr Mariam Philip (Professor and HOD) Dr Sujai Suneetha
Dr Balasubrammanian
Dr Mary Jacob
Dr Pushpa Eapen
Dr Laxmisha Chandrashekar
Dr Renu George
Mr. Prabhakar
Ms Sheeba
Mr Lazarus
Dr Jayaprakash Muliyil
Dr Santosh Rathod
Dr P Narasimha Roa
Dr Lakshmi Rajan
Ms Madhusmita Das
Dr Shirley Chacko
Dr Samuel Raj Pallapti
Dr Maya Thomas
06-02- 2018 Role of MRI in characterizing Sonographically Complex Adnexal Masses     Radiodiagnosis   Dr  Laly Jose (Professor and HOD)

 Dr   Kevin Saji Thomas (PG Student)

15-12- 2017
  1. Antibiotic Stewardship
  2. Panel Discussion on "MDR.... a never ending dilemma"
  3. Breaking the chain of infection in ICU's
  4. Biomedical waste management
  5. Demonstartion /Hands on training : Ventilator Care, CVC care, Urinary Catheter Care, Biomedical waste management , CSSD, Hand Hygeine 
   Microbiology    Dr.  Rema Devi S (Professor) Dr Kavita Raja(Professor and HOD)
Dr. Bimal Raj R(Pulmonologist and Intensivist)
Dr Kiran Gopal(Assistant Professor)
Capt. Valsala Narayanan(Quality Manager)
Mrs. Vijila
Dr Bewin Oral J(Assistant Professor)
Mrs. Deepa P.S (Tutor)
Mrs Ajila Raj
Dr Neethu Kishor(Tutor)
Mrs Suguna
Mr. Jobin SR(Assistant Professor)
Sr. Beena Rose
Mrs Remani Bai
Ms Reba
29-11- 2017  Pharmacovigilance   Pharmacology   Dr Felicia Prema R (Professor and HOD)

 Dr  Pradeep S  (Professor and HOD)

10-8- 2017
  1. Adult Dengue difficulties and Controversies in management
  2. Interpretation of Serology for diagnosis
  3. Paediatric Dengue : Problems and Challenges
 General Medicine  Microbiology and    Paediatrics   Dr. R. Mohanchand (Professor)

 Dr S. Gopakumar (Professor and HOD)

Dr. Rema Devi S (Professor and HOD)

Dr Rajamohanan K (Professor and HOD)

  1. How to overcome barriers for successful Breast Feeding Maternal Aspects
  2. Effectively communicating with the mother for achieving Breast Feeding Policy
Paediatrics and OBG  Dr. Rajamohanan K (Professor and HOD)

 Dr Sumi M Pillai (Assistant Profeesor)

 Dr Aparna G (PG Student)

 Dr Goldy SJ (Assistant Professor)

 Ms. Dania Fertodo (MSc Nursing) 

22-5- 2017 A case of Auto Immune Haemolytic Anaemia  General Medicine  Dr. R. Mohanchand (Professor)  Dr S. Gopakumar (Professor and HOD)
  1. A rare case of Traumatic Pseudoaneurysm of the Superficial Temporal Artery
  2. Cervical Metastasis from clear cell carcinoma – Kidney – A rare case
 General Surgery  Dr K. Raveendran (Professor and HOD)   Dr Reshma Gopakumar
(Post Graduate Student )
03-02-2017 Endoscopic Modified
Lathrop for Frontal
Sinus Disease
ENT Dr Rejee Ebenezer
(Professor and HOD)
Dr Jithin J
(Post Graduate Student)
08-12-2016 Good Clinical Practice-  ICH-GCP and Schedule Y Training Pharmacology and Human Ethics Committee Dr Pradeep S
(Professor and HOD)
Sri Subhash , Manager Training Department, SMO Connect Clinical Research Services Pvt. Ltd
10-11-2016 Swachh Biology Pathology Dr B Jayalekshmi (Professor) Dr Sundaresan
30-10-2016 Current Management of Asthma
Management of COPD
Inhaler Devices in the management of Obstructive airway diseases
Recent changes in the management of Tuberculosis
Current management of  pneumonias
Basics of diagnosis and management of interstitial lung diseases
Obstructive sleep apnoea – why should sleep apnoea be treated
Critical care managementfor respiratory diseases – Who When and HowIntroduction to interventional plumonology
Respiratory Medicine Dr R Mohanchand
( Professor)
Dr Rajamohanan (Professor)
Dr Vipin PV
Dr Sreekala C
Dr Davis Paul C
Dr(Col.) K E Rajan
Dr K Anitha Kumari
Dr Reshmi S Nair
Dr B Jayaprakash
Dr P Arjun
Dr P Vivek
Dr K Madhu
05-10-2016 Hyponatremia – Correct approach to evaluation and management Nephrology Dr R Mohanchand
( Professor)
Dr G Ninoo George (Assistant Professor )
31-08-2016 Role of Microbiology in clinical practice Microbiology Dr.Rema Devi(Prof. & HOD) Dr.Kiran Gopal
(Assistant Professor)
01-07-2016 Head injury-Why panic? Neurosurgery Dr. K Raveendran(Professor) Dr.Ebenezer J Dev
(Prof. & HOD)
03-06-2016 CSF Rhinorrhoea-A case report ENT Dr.Rejee Ebenezer(Prof. & HOD) Dr.Avinash(Post- Graduate student)
29-03-2016 Unexplained Fever-surprise diagnosis Surgery Dr.K Raveendran(Prof. & HOD) Dr.Aneesh(Post- Graduate student)
26-02-2016 Newer treatment for Hepatitis C Gastroenterology Dr. Gopakumar(Prof. & HOD) Dr.Unnikrishnan(Assistant Professor)
27-01-2016 An unusual case of abdominal pain Medicine Dr. S K Mathew(Professor) Dr.Renjith James(Assistant Professor)
12-08-2015 Research Design Social and Preventive Medicine Dr.Vijayakumar(Professor) Dr.Pramod Thomas(Assistant Professor)
17-06-2015 Profile of febrilethrombocytopenia  amongrural patients Medicine Dr.Gopakumar(Prof. & HOD)Dr.Mohanchand(Professor) Dr.S K Mathew(Professor)
29-12-2015 Non AqueousHumor/Non VitreousHumor Pathology Dr. Felicia Prema R(Professor) Dr.Sundaresan(Professor)
11-11-2015 Radiology Quiz   Radiodiagnosis Dr. Sara Ammu Chako(Professor) Dr. Anitta Susan  Paul(Assistant Professor)


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