MAPCON Conference 2016
Successful MAPCON 2016 conference at DY Patil University School of Medicine
MAPCON is the annual conference of Maharashtra chapter of the Indian Association of Pathologists and Microbiologists (IAPM) along with Department of Pathology of DY Patil University School of Medicine. We had the pro privilege and honour to host the 37th edition of the MAPCON 2016.
The event was held between the 23rd to 25th of September 2016 and 24th of September was designated as the pre-conference CME day.
MAPCON at DY Patil University School of Medicine means that this had to be the biggest and best MAPCON till date. For the first time, 8 parallel CMEs were planned with a galaxy of prominent speakers from all over Maharashtra and the country. The topics selected ensured that all pathologists were kept interested. Our state of the art infrastructure and lecture galleries ensured that all the CMEs could be conducted without a hitch.
The main conference was held over two days and Dr. Vijay Patil, our President consented to be the chief guest. The conference was held in School of Medicine’s state of the art new auditorium on the 6th floor. Unique feature of the inauguration program was the felicitation of the past presidents of the national body who were from Maharashtra.
Unique feature of the inauguration program was the felicitation of the past presidents of the national body who were from Maharashtra.
This galaxy of speakers had nationally and internationally reputed personalities including Dr. Siddhartha Datta Gupta, Professor of Pathology, AIIMS, New Delhi, Dr. Rakhi Jagdale from Ganpati Cancer Institute, Miraj and Dr. Sanjay Navani who was the only Indian to be part of the Human Genome Project enthralled the 1000 plus delegates.
No conference is complete without a regal banquet and what better setting to have it than the DY Patil stadium? The evening saw a gala cultural evening followed by plenty of fun and games.
One of the biggest highlight of this conference was the impressive trade exhibition space. Spread over more than 30000 sq. feet along with 50 multinational companies including Transasia, Horiba, Roche, Motic, Olympus etc. showcased their products and kept the interest alive with lots of interesting competitions and product launches. These companies also invited prominent speakers from all over the country for one on one interactive sessions and workshops with the delegates.
All in all, this 37th edition of MAPCON was by far the biggest conference till date in the history of MAPCON. The sheer grandeur of the venue, exhibition, banquet and academic feast made everyone decide unanimously that DY Patil was possibly the only venue where this would have been possible.
A big thank you to Dr. Vijay Patil Sir, Mrs. Shivani Patil, Dr. Priya Patil Chollera, Dr. Shirish Patil, Dr. Badhwar and Rutali Sawant for the constant support, encouragement and inspiration to conduct this huge event without a hitch. The entire Department of Pathology, especially the residents have worked tirelessly night and day to make this event a huge success and make it a benchmark for all future events.