Workshop cum Training programme on Laboratory Quality System and
Internal audit as per IS/ISO: 15189-2012, certified by Quality Council of India
13th-16th April 2015

The Chandigarh Chapter of AMBI was started in November 2013 with the following Office bearers:

President: Dr Jasbinder Kaur, Prof  & Head Biochemistry, GMCH Chandigarh
Secretary: Dr Shivani Jaswal, Associate Professor, GMCH, Chandigarh.

Academic activities undertaken by Chandigarh Chapter AMBI in 2013-2014:

1 ) CME:  ”Diagnostic challenges in Lab Medicine”
      Date: 14th Nov 2013.
Venue: GMCH, Chandigarh

Department of Biochemistry, GMCH organized a CME under the auspices of IFCC, AMBI and Punjab Medical Council, which was inaugurated by Dr Graham Beastall, the President of International Federation of Clinical Biochemistry on 14th Nov 2013.

Eminent national and International speakers deliberated on the various aspects of diagnostic challenges. Dr Graham Beastall who has worked in the field of endocrine biochemistry gave an overview of standardization of thyroid function tests. Dr Graham Jones from Australia, Chair Task force Chronic Kidney diseases in IFCC discussed the recommendations on investigations in CKD.The clinical challenges were addressed by Dr Muralidharan Consultant Endocrinologist, Fortis Hospital, Chandigarh and Dr. Harbir Kohli Prof- Nephrology PGIMER, Chandigarh.

2) GUEST Lectures
      Date: 18th Nov 2013
      Venue: GMCH, Chandigarh
Department of Biochemistry, GMCH Chandigarh organized an Academic event for the faculty and medical students on 18th Nov 2013. Professor Joseph P. Mc Connell, Ph.D., DABCC Laboratory Director and Chief Medical Officer, Health Diagnostic Laboratory,Richmond, Co-Director: Immunochemical Core Laboratory The Mayo Clinic and Foundation USA deliberated on comprehensive testing for cardiometabolic disease. Dr. Udayan Ray Director of Core Lab and Chemical Pathology, Royal Hobart Hospital & Clinical Associate Prof, School of Medicine, University of Tasmania, Australia apprised the faculty and medical stdents in the role of Clinical Biochemistry in practice of Medicine.