Christian Medical College and Hospital Ludhiana under the guidance of Punjab Medical Council hosted the North-West ISHBT (Indian Society of Haematology and Blood Transfusion) conference 2013 on Saturday.
The theme of the conference was ‘Closing the gap’ focusing on the topic ‘Importance of team work in maximising patient care’.
The conference was attended by 250 delegates from 9 states across India representing 29 institutions (15 from Punjab and 14 from other states). The inauguration was done in a unique way with the dignitaries and audience holding hands symbolising the theme and setting aside individual differences.
Dr Abraham G Thomas,director CMCH said,”A hospital is a perfect example of team work where doctors and nurse come together to provide the best of efficient services to a patient.” There were interactive sessions on leukemia,stem cell transplant,laboratory case discussions,communication skills and conflict management between health professionals.
A few patients also shared their experience during the conference. Panel discussion brought out relevant points about the medical team,motivation among the members and factors which can improve interpersonal relationships.
M Joseph John,secretary and Head of Clinical Haematology and Stem cell transplant Unit,said that team work among medical profession is the need of the hour. “Quality of health care can only be improved by focusing on team efforts and not by individual excellence.