Welcome to Christian Medical College Vellore
Virtual PGCME 2020
We take this opportunity to thank you for your active participation in the 15th Annual Post Graduate Continue Medical Education program (Virtual PGCME 2020) conducted by the Department of Haematology and the Department of Immunohaematology & Transfusion Medicine, Christian Medical College, Vellore, between October 21 – 22, 2020.
We had excellent participation in this program with over 827 delegates from 174 colleges. For the first time, there were 35 international participants from the following countries: USA, Venezuela, Kenya, Oman, Qatar, and Myanmar.
We trust that all of you found the program informative and that your time spent listening to the lectures and discussions during the scientific sessions was useful. To maximize the utility of this program, we encourage you to visit our website at www.pgcmehematology.net and access the educational material and go through all the talks (slide sets available) as a method of reinforcing the concepts that were taught. Repeat this exercise once again after six weeks and, if possible, again after six months. As illustrated in a study below, this is the best method of learning, retaining and recalling useful information at a later date, which we believe will be useful for you in your practice of medicine later. Each such session we anticipate will require the dedication of about 6 hours over a weekend.
Karpicke, J.D., & Bauernschmidt, A. (2011). Spaced retrieval: Absolute spacing enhances learning regardless of relative spacing. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 37(5), 1250-1257. doi:10.1037/a0023436.
To access the educational material, you will need to visit the website and register as a member, after which you will be provided a password and access.
If you face any challenges with registering on the website, please do contact:
Ms. Kavitharaju for assistance: firstname.lastname@example.org (Contact No:9894658689)
It has been an enriching experience for us as organizers of the virtual PGCME, from which we have many positives to take forward in the coming years. Thank you for your feedback, and do encourage your juniors to attend the PGCME in the coming year. We look forward to welcoming them to our meeting next year.
Dr. Vikram Mathews MD.DM. FASc
Organizing Secretary. PGCME 2020
Professor of Hematology
Department of Haematology
Christian Medical College