23 March 2017 | News | By BioSpectrum Bureau
SRL Diagnostics conducts its first National Symposium on Renal Transplant
SRL Diagnostics, one of the leading diagnostic chains in India, organized the first specialized national symposium on renal transplant - SRL Transplant Conclave'17. The symposium witnessed an active participation of renowned national and international renal experts who shared interesting insights on renal transplant pathology along with future direction in agreed testing algorithm. The day long activity was headed by Dr. N. K Mehra, who is also known as 'Father of HLA activities and Transplant Immunology' in India.
Renal transplant is the best treatment for most patients diagnosed with end stage renal disease. It has shown significant improvements in quality of life and helped in survival of patients with successful kidney grafts. SRL Diagnostics organized this conclave for nephrologists to provide them with an in-depth understanding of the recent trends in immunosuppressant, HLA & Transplant immunology. The symposium was a huge success with over 150 nephrologists attending it.
Delighted with the initiative, Dr. Vijay Kher, Chairman, Nephrology & Transplant Medicine, Fortis Okhla said, "The living kidney transplant program in India with its extensive research and functioning has evolved tremendously in the past 45 years. It is currently the second largest program, compared in numbers, after USA. With the advent of the latest diagnostics modalities in identifying donor specific antibodies & precise HLA matching, the graft survival rate has been on a significantly upward inclined scale."
Arindam Haldar, CEO SRL Diagnostics, added his viewpoint," SRL Diagnostics was happy to organize the Transplant Conclave with the presence of leading Indian nephrologists who shared their knowledge at the national conclave. This was a unique opportunity for nephrologists and transplant surgeons to learn about the latest discoveries, while networking with global experts to share the best practices in the renal transplant".