Metropolis’s special initiative trains future doctors in Immunohistochemistry

Metropolis’s special initiative trains future doctors in Immunohistochemistry


Mumbai July 01, 2014: Metropolis Healthcare Ltd. through its interactive medical education initiative, Metrospheres has embarked on a unique experience based learning program in Immunohistochemistry (IHC) aimed at creating industry ready doctors and medical practitioners. Through this, Metropolis is imparting special hands on training to PG students (MD / DNB Pathology) & Practicing Pathologists with a focus on better patient outcomes and treatment in oncology, through better trained, educated well equippedpathologists in this new era of evidence based medicine.


IHC has far surpassed its initial expectation as an invaluable tool in the correct recognition of tumors. It is now being increasingly sought after for prognosis of tumors and as a justification for initiation of expensive targeted therapy in oncology practice for prediction of response to treatment. The wider application of IHC has increased the demands from a surgical pathologist who no longer restricts to giving a correct label but also actively participates in the subsequent clinical decision making process.


The training program imparts in-depth theory and extensive hands – on experience in IHC techniques. Oncology is a critical practice where wrong diagnosis can lead to severe consequences for the patient. Through the Metrospheres IHC module, Metropolis aims to creating a better understanding of this complex subject and troubleshoot problems in Oncosurgical Pathology & Oncohematology.


Speaking on the initiative Dr. Kirti Chadha, National Coordinator & HOD, Surgical Pathology said “At Metropolis, we have made it a routine practice to provide an accurate final diagnosis using all available ancillary tests to each one of our patients & with this initiative we have created a platform to bring together practicing & training pathologists to discuss complex IHC markers which have a direct role in targeted therapy & personalized cancer treatment. As technology & science meet at Metropolis we feel it is important to familiarize the next generation with the latest  techniques  & whole battery of new applications of IHC. We are using molecular morphology of IHC and tissue to set the stage for treatment and further genetic testing for which the patient may be eligible. IHC is far more powerful than it was two or three decades ago, hence, we pathologists need to think about how to incorporate new markers and knowledge into our daily surgical pathology practice. The hands on training will help them to standardize this beautiful test in their own laboratories & hospitals.”


The laboratory demonstrations, exercises, discussions, and trouble-shooting sessions focus on: 1) Orientation, overview, principles and perceptual understating of IHC. 2) Clinical & Technical pearls.  3) ASCO / CAP reporting guidelines for ER , PgR & HER2Neu.  4) Role of IHC in Hodgkin & Non Hodgkin Lymphomas 5) Carcinomas Overview especially CUP that is Carcinoma of Unknown Primary. 6) Sarcomas Overview.



About Metropolis Healthcare Ltd


At Metropolis, what we believe is what we say and what we say is what we do. Being empathetic to our customers and being committed to their needs is in our DNA. Metropolis has grown to harness a culture that is open, synergistic, progressive and scientific in nature.


We are the Pathology Specialists delivering over 15 million tests a year, catering to more than 10,000 Laboratories, Hospitals, Nursing homes and 2,00,000 Consultants. With 33 years of experience in delivering accurate reports, Metropolis has earned the reputation of being India’s most respected and only multinational chain of diagnostic centres with presence in UAE, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Kenya, Mauritius and Ghana.


Driven to make a difference, our wide network includes 105 state-of-art Laboratories across India with over 700 collection centres, processing over 4500 varieties of tests and supported by an efficient team of more than 3000 people. Equipped with cutting edge technology, innovative work equipment, expansive logistics network and rigorous processes, Metropolis ensures and delivers precision and accuracy in every single test; each time, every time.


In the last 10 years, Metropolis has expanded into new service lines like Clinical Trials, Hospital Lab Management, Home Health Services, Preventive Health Check-ups and Corporate & Wellness Solutions. Metropolis is at the forefront in adopting cutting edge technologies and services that contribute new revenue streams and has positioned the company on the pedestal it is today.


Today, we are one of the few laboratories that has received the CAP (College of American Pathologists), accreditation, the global gold standard in Laboratory Accreditation. 12 of our laboratories in India has received the NABL Accreditation (National Accreditation Board for testing and Calibration Laboratories). In addition, the central laboratory in Mumbai also adheres to CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments) program and also follows the guidelines laid by GCP and GLP. Our unit in South Africa is accredited by SANAS (South African National Accreditation System is the only accreditation body approved by South African Government).


Metropolis has been awarded numerous accolades like the ‘Best Diagnostic Company of the year’ by Modern Medicare in 2006 and ‘Best Diagnostic Company of the Year’ in 2010 by Frost & Sullivan. Metropolis was also bestowed with ‘Best IT Integration in Customer Service Management’ at the e-Health World Expo 2011. Metropolis was also honoured with the ‘Quality Brand Award’ by NEHRDO in 2012. Metropolis won the ‘CMO Asia Award’ for Best IT practices in Healthcare in 2012.


Metropolis Healthcare is led by Ameera Shah, Managing Director & CEO. An International & National Award winners, she was conferred with ‘The Young entrepreneur of the Year Award’ by GE in 2006 and ‘The Young Achiever of the Year Award’ at the CMO Asia Awards in 2011. She was also the recipient of the prestigious ‘Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award’ in 2011 organised by Entrepreneur India and Bloomberg. She has been honoured with ‘Women Leadership award’ at the World Women Leadership and Congress awards 2014.  Recently she has been chosen as one of the most respected leaders under 40 years by Economic Times & Spencer Stuart (2014).



DHL Express India features in the Top 20 with an Overall rank of 16 in the Great Place to Work survey


  • In the sector-wise ranking, DHL Express India secures the first position in Transportation industry
  • Wins accolades for leadership practices and leads the charts with first place as “Best Company in Developing People Managers”


Mumbai, 01 July, 2014: DHL, the world’s leading logistics company, has emerged as one of the Top 20 companies in India by Great Place to Work® Institute in their annual Great Place to Work Survey. In the overall ranking, DHL Express India is at No 16 and in the first position among Transportation companies in the sector-wise rankings. In addition to these, DHL Express India was also recognized as the No 1 company for its leadership practices and won the “Best Company in Developing People Managers” award.


The survey is part of the “India’s Best Companies to Work For – 2014 Study” conducted by the Great Place to Work® Institute, India and The Economic Times and measures employers’ effectiveness in creating a workplace environment that engages employees and enables them to deliver real competitive advantage contributing to superior business performance.


On the occasion, Mr RS Subramanian, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, DHL Express India said, “It is an honor for us to be recognized as one of the best companies to work for in India. We are proud to be ranked 16 among 599 participating companies and be named the No 1 company in the Transportation industry. Our employees make the winning difference for us and this endorsement belongs to every one of the 2100 strong team members of DHL Express. I am also delighted see our leadership development practices get a special award, for our frontline leaders really make it happen for us every day!”


Over the years, DHL has invested significantly in a number of employee enriching practices and programs including the Certified International Specialist (CIS) program. CIS is an award-winning program which has been instrumental in instituting a cultural transformation within DHL Express and training employees on the fundamentals of international shipping and enhancing their knowledge of essential aspects. To date, the CIS program has been delivered to over 100,000 employees in more than 220 countries and territories worldwide, making it one of the largest corporate training programs ever implemented. The materials have been translated into 42 languages.


“Winning the Great Place to Work Award is a significant endorsement for us and we are very proud to lead the way in the industry. One of our targets in our 2015 Strategy is to be an ’Employer of Choice’ – which is fundamental to attracting and keeping the best talent right across the region. To make this happen, we have continuously made big investments to attract and retain our employees and the journey continues”, said Sunjoy Dhaawan, Vice President of Human Resources, DHL Express India.


The survey evaluated and compared organizations on various workplace related parameters such as credibility of leadership, respect for individuality and contribution, fairness and transparency in all practices and processes, camaraderie and a sense of belonging. First hand information was acquired from employees and the leadership team alike, and organizations that passed through stringent evaluation criteria secured their position in the coveted list.


Earlier in the year DHL Express India was also announced as among the Top 17 ‘Best Employers’ in India by Aon Hewitt.


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Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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