The team IFS Kerala Chapter is very grateful to the national Office bearers of IFS especially Dr Sonia Malik, Dr Gaouri Devi, Dr Sudha Prasad and Dr Pankaj Talwar who have whole heartedly supported us in establishing this state chapter and to kick start the academic activities in Reproductive medicine in our state in an impartial way.
Dr Sonia Malik, the national president of IFS, inaugurated the Kerala state chapter of the Indian Fertility Society on 18th September at Kochi. The function was held at Hotel Corwne Plaza, Kochi.
Dr Sonia Malik inaugurated the function by lighting the lamp. Dr Venugopal, the Joint secretary of the state chapter welcomed the gathering. Dr K.U.Kunjimoideen, the Secretary of the chapter talked about the need of the state chapter and its importance. He has declared the list of executive members and treasurer ho were nominated from among the life members. Dr Sonia Malik, the national president described about the aims and objectives of the IFS during the inaugural speech and also the future plans of IFS. Dr Gouri Devi, the national Vice President and Dr Pankaj Talwar made the felicitation speech. Dr parasuram Gopinath expressed the vote of thanks.
The inauguration was followed by a Panel discussion on ‘How to improve the results in ART?’. Dr Sonia Malik and Dr Gouri Devi moderated the discussion. Dr Mridubashini(Coimbatore), Dr Mohan Kamath(CMC Vellore), Dr . K.K.Gopinathan(Kerala), Dr Mohammed Ashraf(Kerala), Dr Sathi M Pillai (Kerala) and Dr Sujatha Ramkrishnan (Chennai) were the panel members. The session was followed by an excellent audience interaction.
2. Hands on Workshop on ‘Enhancing Success in Intra uterine insemination’ and Live demonstration of ICSI held at Kozhikode on 15th November 2015. Prof.V.K.Chellamma, Hon President Kerala Federation of O&G inaugurated the event. Dr Shweta Mittal represented the national IFS and spoke on Ovulation Induction strategies in IUI cycles. Dr.Kunjimoideen, Dr Venugopal, Dr Sreeja, Dr Vasundhara , Dr Sunil Nayar, Dr Feseena and Dr Jitha were faculties. Dr Sunil and Dr Feseena laed the workshop and demonstrated the ICSI procedure which was live telecasred from IVF lab. 41 delegates participated in the event. State Medical Council awarded the program with 2 hours of CME credit points.
3. Membership campaign: The chapter has initiated a membership campaign for the specialists practicing reproductive medicine in the state of Kerala. 10 new members have joint apart from the 20 founder members. The campaign will be a yearlong campaign, which is integrated with the district level half-day CME programs
4. Future plans – Till March 2016: One full day CME on Infertility management for Gynecologists on 20.12.2015 at Thrissur CME on PCO at Kozhikode on 10.1.2015 CME on PCO at Palakkad on 14.2.2015
Prepared By : Dr K U Kunjimoideen, Secretary, IFS Kerala Chapter