An Academic Review of Conferences - Karnataka Chapter of Anatomists

Rajangam, Sayee and Quadros, Lydia S and Aruna, N and Kulkarni, RN (2009) An Academic Review of Conferences - Karnataka Chapter of Anatomists. Anatomica Karnataka, 3 (3). pp. 86-103. ISSN 2229-7545

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Karnataka Chapter of Anatomists (KCA) has conducted 10 conferences from 1999 to 2008.1n this study, it is intended to present the review of the printed abstracts in the abstract manual and or souvenir. The data was analyzed on the gathered information from the abstracts. The 10 conferences of KCA were conducted in the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, one dental and 8 medical college. Abstracts were received from the delegates from 50 colleges of Kamataka and other states of India especially Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu as well as from Nepal. The total number of the printed abstracts was 660 and ranged from 37 in 4th conference to 107 in 10th conference. Among the total number of 660, 482 (73%) were for oral mode of presentation; 112 posters (17%); 55 invited lectures (8.3%) and 11 award papers (1.7%) CME was scheduled in the 1st, 6'1% 8th and 10th KCAs; 9th had workshop,; 6`" and 8th had panel discussion and symposium; all 10 had invited lectures and scientific sessions, which ranged from 4 in 5th KCA conference to 16 in 10th• During the scientific session papers were organized under major subheadings, such as gross anatomy, histology, genetics, embryology, neuroanatomy medical eduction and other disciplines. Post graduates and or teaching faculty have submitted 611 abstracts (92.6%), undergraduates 35 (5.3%) and 14 from technical faculty (2.1%). Abstracts were classified into 2 major groups, the region and the system. It showed that the abstracts in human genetics were 120; 114 in the region of head and neck; skeletal system 112 and cardiovascular system 110. Abstracts with collaboration between 2 or 3 institutes were observed in 38 and 73 were from allied disciplines, such as animal experiments, biochemistry, dentistry, forensic medicine etc. The inference from the data collection has suggested that the number of scientific sessions, abstracts received, mode of presentations, classified abstracts and grouping of the delegates reflected the feasibility such as support from the institutes, finance, man¬power, time, labor, interest on the parts of the delegates as well as the organizing committee. It is to be noted that the paper does not reflect the actual presentations, during the KCA conferences. The aims and objectives and the intention of starting the KCA by the founder members has indeed been fulfilled. The conferences conducted by the KCA have indeed acted as the good academic outlet to exhibit the expertise of the delegates, teaching and technical faculty as well as undergraduate and post graduate students and the invited faculty. The delegates on scrutinizing the manual have had the knowledge about the research activities especially in the discipline of Anatomy in medical institutions in Karnataka. The personal & professional interactions, during the conferences, were found to be definitely of immense benefit to the participants and the organisning committee of the various institutes, which have conducted the conferences.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: conferences, colleges; abstract & its divisions: oral; poster; invited & awards presentations; regions & systems 7 allied discipline; platform for personal & professional interactions.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Anatomy
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2013 09:39
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2013 09:39

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