Welcome to Eastern Haematology Group
It was around a dinnertable on a balmy summer evening at Hyderabad in June 2015 that the Eastern Haematology Group (EHG) was conceived. I along with Dr Sharmila Chandra and Dr Jina Bhattacharya sat together for dinner after the closure of ‘Best of ASCO – 2015’ event when the idea of forming the EHG took roots.
Call it quirk of coincidence but the similarity in circumstances in the births of European Haematology Association (EHA) and EHG is too stark to miss. EHA was conceived in exactly the same way with four friends sitting around a lunch table in London. Sharmila Didi popped the wine in celebration as we pledged to make it a mission to turn EHG into a Vibrant and spirited body that would be the flagbearer off aims and aspirations off haematologists across all states off Eastern India. The progress made in the few months is nothing short off incredible, thanks to whole – hearted support and, more importantly, participation of the fraternity.
The idea became a reality when all the members from different states of Eastern India, Perticipating the International CME and 7th Annual Meet of Odisha Haematology at Cuttack on 19 – 20th September, 2015, in a specially called metting unanimously agreed on formation of EHG. The structure, function and other components including logistics were decided.