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Shri. M.V.K Iyer External Oration 2023

Provision for Quality evidenced based clinical research improving cancer diagnostics and therapeutics says Prof. Vikram Mathews, Director, CMC & H, Vellore. The Scientific and Academic Forum (SAF) of Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute (MGMCRI), a constituent unit of Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth (SBV) organised SHRI MVK IYER EXTERNAL ORATION recently at Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute. Prof. Vikram Mathews, Professor of Hematology and Director, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore, delivered the oration on the topic ‘Allogenic Hematopoetic Cell Transplantation’ The speaker of the day was introduced by Prof. Ashok Kumar Das, Dean Academics, SBV and Professor of General Medicine,
MGMCRI. Prof. Srikanth, President of Scientific and Academic Forum, MGMCRI presented the SHRI MVK IYER Orator Medal & Citation to Prof. Vikram Mathews. Prof Mathews
treated the gathering with an erudite presentation that was both impactful and academically gratifying. The contemporary topic in Hematology evoked an instantaneous response as the orator emphasized the need of Evidence Based Quality Research in alleviating the misery of those afflicted with acute myeloid leukemia and thalassemia. Adding further he stressed upon the significance of empathy and sensitivity to the needs of cancer patients especially with a thrust being on the provision for cost effective indigenously developed and reliable diagnostic and
therapeutic modalities. Prof. Nihar Ranjan Biswas delivered the Vice Chancellor’s address, while Dr. Prashanth Rajagopalan, Vice Chairman, SBV and Director of MGM Healthcare, Chennai lauded the efforts of Prof. Vikram Mathews and a passionate plea to the medical professionals of tomorrow to emulate the likes of Prof. Vikram Mathews.