A two-day Continuing Medical Education (CME) on “Advances in clinical biochemistry” was inaugurated by YK Chawla, director, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) on Saturday.
Dr Jai Rup Singh, vice-chancellor, Central University of Punjab, Bathinda, was the guest of honour on the occasion. Dr T Venkatesh, principal advisor, Quality Council of India (QCI), highlighted the need for total quality management in clinical testing laboratories during his keynote address.
He emphasised on the influence of lead poisoning on the IQ levels of children and recommended for setting up a lead testing referral centre at PGIMER, Chandigarh.
Nearly 100 delegates from various institutes attended the CME. Various eminent speakers delivered talks on recent advances in issues, like high volume testing, laboratory automation and laboratory accreditation during the programme.