Nov 11, 2016

Path to Universal Healthcare goes via Laboratory Medicine

New Trends in Pathology promise to radicalize healthcare delivery

Dr Lal PathLab’s to host 2-day Scientific Symposium

New Delhi, 10 November, 2016

Laboratory Medicine is at the cusp of a great change as it stands to innovate itself with the emerging needs of healthcare. Accurate diagnosis is going to be the hallmark of Universal Healthcare, a goal acknowledged by the Govt of India and accepted globally. It must be remembered that 70% of all clinical and medical decisions are made on the basis of pathology test reports. Laboratories in India have come off age with nearly 730 Pathology Labs being accredited by the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) and nearly 40 labs in India being given international accreditation by the College of American Pathologists (CAP). Dr Lal PathLabs, the oldest and most reputed laboratory in India, is hosting a two-day Scientific Symposium that would showcase the innovations and latest trends in the field of Laboratory Medicine.

The Scientific Symposium marks the 100th Birth Anniversary of its Founder, Dr (Maj) SK Lal. The two-day Dr (Maj) SK Lal Centenary Symposiums being held on 14th and 15th November 2016 here in New Delhi. Being the centennial year of Late Dr (Maj) SK Lal, Dr Lal PathLabs is commemorating this milestone with a global symposium on a variety of Pathology related topics with a view to sharing the latest trends in Laboratory Medicine with experts in the field and other healthcare specialists. The symposium brings together researchers from around the world to share their latest and path-breaking findings in the ever emerging field of pathology.

On this occasion, (Hony) Brig Dr Arvind Lal, Chairman & Managing Director of Dr Lal PathLabs said, “On this historic day of my father’s centenary celebrations, I wish to thank all my patients, clients and investors for their continued support which has made Dr Lal PathLabs the most sought after brand in the field of Laboratory Medicine. We have reached this far by adhering to the highest standards of quality, service and ethics. Today, we dedicate ourselves to strengthen our Research and Development (R&D) division to introduce low cost high-end tests for the economically weaker sections of our society and make them available to all our countrymen all over India”.

Hon’ble Shri J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India, will be Chief Guest for the event while, Lt Gen M K Unni, AVSM, VSM, PHS, Director General Armed Forces Medical Services (DGAFMS) & Senior Col Commandant will be the Guest of Honour for the Symposium. The Keynote Address shall be delivered by Dr Soumya Swaminathan, DG, ICMR. Speakers from all over world will make this symposium a befitting endowment.

The Symposium faculty consists of a plethora of eminent national and international researchers and academia. The Agenda will focus on topics related to Renal and Transplantation Pathology, Liquid Biopsies, Acute Leukemias and HSCT, newer innovations in Microbiology, Lab Management and Point of Care Testing, Diagnostics in Reproductive Genetics, Neuro Technology Advances in Diagnostics and Clinical Practice etc.

Dr Lal PathLabs is the leading diagnostic chain in India that is trusted by millions of our countrymen. They have built a national network entailing state-of-the-art pathology facilities including the internationally acclaimed National Reference Laboratory at Rohini, New Delhi. The pathology behemoth operates 175 laboratories, 1,600 sample collection centres and over 5,000 pickup points spreading all over the country. Last year they tested more than 1.25 Crore patients and on a single day more than 50,000 patients get their tests done by them. They offer the largest test menu of over 3,370 diagnostic tests and panels and strive to give the best quality services to their patients to alleviate their suffering and improving their health.

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