A symposium on blood disorders-HEAMOCON 2012- was organised by the Meenakshi Mission Hospital and Research Centre (MMHRC) here on Saturday.

Senior haematologists and oncologists have participated in the meet which was organised by the hospital's Department of Haematology and Department of Medical Oncology jointly with Association of Physicians of India (Madurai Chapter) and the Indian Medical Association's Madurai Meenakshi Branch.

The symposium had focused on empowering physicians in southern districts with knowledge about benign/malignant blood disorders so that they will be able to diagnose correctly without delay. The causes of blood related cancers are mostly genetic which are acquired after birth due to exposure to carcinogens like chemicals and radiation.