The one-day workshop on Gynaec Ultrasound and IOTA Certification organized by Fernandez Hospital Educational and Research Foundation (FHERF) was a huge success. The rainy Sunday morning saw a lot of buzz at the Sapphire Ballroom, Marriott Hotel, Hyderabad. Delegates from all over the country attended the workshop.
Dr. Mala Sibal, Consultant, Department of Fetal Medicine and OBG Ultrasound, Manipal Hospital, Bangalore, Dr. Mamata Deenadayal, Clinical Director, Infertility Institute and Research Centre (IIRC), Secunderabad and Dr. Aarti Deenadayal Tolani, Clinical Consultant, IIRC, were the key speakers. The faculty from Fernandez Hospital included gynaecologists Dr. Kameswari Surampudi, Dr. Manjula P., Dr. Bharathi B. V. and Dr. Hema Desai.
Presentations were delivered on methodologies and tricks to scan the pelvis, congenital uterine anomalies, adenomyosis, ovarian torsion, and diagnosis of other complications. These enlightening sessions were followed by a sumptuous lunch, post which, Dr. Mala conducted the International Ovarian Tumor Analysis (IOTA) Certification training and test.
The IOTA Group was first established in 1999 with an objective of developing a standardized terminology for describing the sonographic features of adnexal masses. IOTA is currently engaged in several new studies, investigating the long-term behaviour of expectantly managed adnexal pathology to answer important questions about complications and malignant transformation in masses that are left in situ.
This session saw a lot of interaction among the attending delegates, who were visibly excited to learn a new thing that would enhance their professional capabilities. The IOTA test was conducted under strict vigilance, which for sure took the doctors back to their classroom days. The day ended with a group photograph of all the attending delegates, which will soon be up on the IOTA website.