23rd Annual Conference of Karnataka Chapter of Anatomists – 2023

Theme: Exploring the Grey Areas of Anatomy

Preconference workshop: 14 September 2023
        Conference: 15-16 September 2023

Workshop 1: Clinical anthropometry – Present & Future

Anthropometry is the technique of quantifying the human body’s shape and size. The applicability of Anthropometry varies from non-clinical to clinical settings. Taking Anthropometrical parameters requires skill, and It becomes easy if a person gets trained and has to do it regularly. The workshop combines hands-on training and lectures by renowned experts in Forensic Anthropology and Forensic Medicine. In the workshop, participants will learn the use and application of Anthropometry in various clinical and non-clinical fields. Along with it, there will be two hands-on sessions. First, hands-on focuses on demonstrating various Anthropometrical Instruments and their functioning with their application in Clinical Anthropometry. The second will be demonstrations of different Anthropometrical parameters to measure the human body.

Workshop 2: Primer to animal research

Rodents such as mouse and rats are essential components used for preclinical research. In this preconference workshop we will demonstrate how to use mouse and rats for research. This include mouse and rat handling, different routes of injection in rodents, dissection of mice and rats, collection of brain, heart, liver, spleen, kidney, lungs, reproductive organs, etc for histopathological and molecular studies. We will allow interested participants to perform all of these procedures.

Workshop 3: Adding immunochemistry to histology

Majority of the anatomists are familiar with histology techniques. In this preconference workshop we will demonstrate how histology sections can be used for immunohistochemistry. The demonstration includes tissue preparation for immunostaining, antigen retrieval, blocking procedure, labeling with primary antibody, washing steps, labeling with secondary antibody, and microscopic visualization of immunostained sections. We will allow interested participants to perform all of these procedures.

Workshop 4: Museum techniques – from Embalming to Mounting

The purpose of the museum technique is to collect, preserve, interpret and display specimens for scientific significance for the education of the public as well as to medical students. This workshop aims to give an insight into Human body preservation and the steps involving the preparation and preservation of wet specimens for educational purposes in the Anatomy Department.

Workshop 5: Clinical procedures in anatomy curriculum

Anatomy, being the cornerstone for the medical and healthcare professionals, paves way for clinical skills. The learning in anatomy becomes more appropriate when applied in the clinical testing. CBME mandates that an Indian Medical Graduate (IMG), applies the knowledge into clinical practice. In this workshop on clinical skills, the participant would be familiarized with the following skills:

  • Muscle testing on a simulated patient
  • Skills in Basic Life support
  • Sites of intramuscular injection
  • Sites of Intravenous injection/ drawing of blood
  • Sites of peripheral pulse
  • Sites of lumbar puncture
  • Tracheostomy
  • Importance of bony landmarks
  • Endotracheal intubation

Workshop 6: Creation of e-content development for blended learning in anatomy & Innovative model making

Blended learning addresses all the types of learners and makes them more self-responsible towards their learning. Effective e- content (E-content includes all kinds of content created and delivered through various electronic media) development is the heart of blended learning. We can create e - content in anatomy using the cost-effective tools and innovative teaching techniques which enriches students with better understanding of the subject. This workshop is organized to demonstrate following things to develop effective e-content in anatomy.

  • Effective use of e- learning tools like Adobe captivate, Google slides and others
  • Creating personalized websites
  • Innovative teaching learning methods using simplest materials like clay, playdough to more advanced 3D printing

Workshop 7: Mastering the art of histology techniques

Our histology laboratory strives to produce high quality work for both teaching and research purposes within the Department of Anatomy. In addition to routine histology, we perform special histochemical stains and training courses. This includes a brief theoretical concept on basic rules of preparation of slides and maximum time stressed on to learn practical skills on paraffin sectioning, routine H & E and few special staining techniques used in undergraduate histology.

  • Participants can register for only 1 workshop
  • Number of participants - 30 for each workshop
  • Registration will be on first cum first serve basis