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SCISRT- 2015, Kerala Chapter.

Kottayam, the land of 3Ls - letters, latex and lakes witnessed yet another academic feast on Radiological Technology on 5 th & 6 th of December 2015 in connection with the annual General meeting of ISRT Kerala Chapter. The event was arranged as a destination conference in Kottayam club at Kumarakom, a place with an international repute for backwater tourism destination. This was the second program organized by ISRT in Kottayam after its one day National MRI workshop held in August 2010. The conference was inaugurated by Dr. C. Kesavadas, Chairman, National Curriculum Review Committee for Radiology & Medical Imaging Technology, Ministry of Health & family Welfare, Government of India. ISRT Kerala chapter president Mr. K J Daniel presided over the function. Mr. Suresh Malayath, National General Secretary of ISRT, Mr. Altaf Hussain Malik, Regional co-coordinator of ISRT, for Jammu - Kashmir & HP, Mr. P. C. Anoop, Secretary, ISRT Kerala Chapter spoke. Mr. Sabu Joseph, Chairman, Organizing committee welcomed the delegates and Mr. Rajesh.K.Murali, Organising Secretary delivered vote of thanks.
The senior Radiographers, who gave the outstanding contributions in the academic-professional and organizational arena of Radiological Technology were honored by the state ISRT included Mr. Peethambaran, a Rtd. Senior Radiographer in Government MCH, Calicut, Mr. Sreedharan Achari, Technological Overview(Ms. Sarbari Saha, Appollo Hospital, Chennai)were included in the list Rtd. Senior Radiographer, MCH, Kottayam, Mrs.Mariam Philip ,Rtd. Senior Radiographer, MCH, kottayam, Mr. Varghese, Rtd. Senior Radiographer, ESI Hospital, Kottayam and Mr. Koshy, Radiological Safety Officer & Senior Radiographer in Thiruvalla Medical Mission Hospital, who was also the first Radiography graduate in Kerala from PGI,Chandigarh. Unlike earlier, the first day program was earmarked for the talks of eminent Guest faculty members and second day was aimed for the talks by the invited faculties and also for the student papers and proffered papers. Dr. Sreekanth Murthy (AIMS,Kochi), Dr. K. Sudheer ( Puspagiri MCH, Thiruvalla), Dr. C. S. Madhu, (Former HoD, Radiotherapy, GMCH,Kottayam) and Dr. C. Kesavadas (Professor, SCTIMST, Trivandrum) were the guest faculties of program. The practise of Medical ethics among Radiographers(Ms. Dony Sebastian, College of Medical Education, MG University, Kottayam), Cone Beam CT- Applications in Dental Imaging (Dr. Sreela jayakumar, Government Dental College, Kottayam), Diffusion Tensor Imaging (Mr.Rahul.P.Kotian, Manipal University), NuclearMedicine An introduction (Mr. Sanjay Babu, Aster Medicity, Cochin), MR Spectroscopy (Mr. VipinKumar), Radiotherapy Technology - An update (Ms. Sunitha Kumary, RCC, Trivandrum), Technical tips on Pulmonary Angiography(Mr.Babunath.B, SCTIMST, Trivandrum), MR Elastography(Mr. P.K.Noufal, MIMS, Calicut ), Mammography A Technological Overview(Ms. Sarbari Saha, Appollo Hospital, Chennai)were included in the list of papers presented in the second day. There was a competition on poster presentation and studentpapers.The program was enriched by delicious Kerala cuisine lunch and DJ party Dinner and musical extravaganza. The academic programme, which was followed by the annual General meeting of Kerala chapter ISRT come to an end at 5pm on Second day. The Backwater Radcon 2015 will be remembered as a first state level conference of ISRT with some nice sceneries in mind of every delegate who attended.For making the program a grand success as expected, hectic planning had been done by the Organising committee, mainly comprising Technologists from all major hospitals in Kottayam. Fool proof transportation facilities were arranged for the conference as this spot was around 15km away from Railway station and main town, conference vehicles were arranged for conveying delegates back and forth from conference venue. The timing of the academic programme was scheduled from Noon to next day afternoon allowing delegates for spending more time for participating in packaged our programs. Mr. Ajith Raj,Biju Paulson, Jijo Omanakkuttan, Ajith Krishna, Nizamudheen, Rajeev Krishnan, Dhanaja Rajeev, Beena Sridev, Nisha Hari and Beena handled different portfolios in organizing committee. Mr. AnilKumar, Asst. Professor of Medical Physics was the Chairman of Scientific Committee.