Decembebr 20 – 23
Indian Society of Nephrology
Geriatrics as a specialty is not getting the attention it deserves in India despite the compelling need for such training in the country, observed experts gathered at the international workshop on Geriatrics and Gerontology held at the Baby Memorial Hospital (BMH), Calicut on 29 February and 1 March.
Feb 29 – March 1| International Workshop on Care of The Elderly Kozhikode
February 7-9 | Annual National Conference of Indian Society for Study of Pain (ISSPCON) Ahmedabad
February 7-9 | Annual Conference of Tamil Nadu Orthopaedic Association (TNOACON) Vellore
Febraury 7-9 | Annual Congress of the Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endo Sergeons (IAGES) Guwahati
February 7-9 | Annual Conference of the Indian Association of Paediatric Anaesthesiologists (IAPA Con) Varanasi
February 7-9 | Indian Association of Cardiovascular Thoracic Anaesthesiologists Conference (IACTACON) Cavelossim
February 8-9 | International Conference on Integrative Oncology (ICIO) Kochi
February 8-9 | Scientific Congress of APSID Chandigarh
February 8-9 | Annual Conference of Association of Cytologists of Maharashtra (ACM) Nagpur
February 13-15 | Annual Meeting of the Indian Society of Human Genetics Chennai
February 13-16 | Apollo Cancer Conclave and CANCER CI Conference Hyderabad
February 13-16 | All India Ophthalmological Society Conference (AIOC) Gurgaon
February 13-16 | AIOC Conference Gurugram
February 14-16 | UPOrthocon Conference Lucknow
Feburay 18-20 | International Conference VIROCON New Delhi
February 18-21 |National Magnetic Resonance Society Meeting & Conference on NMR-from Molecules to Human Behaviour and Beyond Rajkot
February 20-22 | Annual Update in Peritoneal Surface Oncology Mumbai
February 21-23 | National Annual Conference of Indian Association of Clinical Psychologists (NACIACP) Chandigarh
February 27-29 | NSSICON (NSSI) Kolkata
February 28 – March 1 | World Congress of Diabetes India Bengaluru
February 28 – March 1 | Master Class in Liver Disease Edition (MCLD) Chennai
February 28 – March 1 | Conference of Pediatric Endosurgeons of India Pune
February 28 – March 1 | Annual Conference on Evidence Based Management of Cancers in India (EBM) Mumbai
February 29 – March 1 | Annual Conference of Nuclear Medicine Physicists Association of India (NMPAICON)Manipal
The healthcare market in India is on the cusp of a revolutionary leap, said a panel of experts from the Indian healthcare industry who participated in a discussion on ’Shaping the Future of Indian Healthcare’.
Artificial sweeteners and sugar substitutes are marketed around the world after extensive regulatory examination and are safe for consumption; mosquito coils used in millions of households and smoke from agarbattis when inhaled constantly on a daily basis are the biggest hazards for the respiratory system; medical gadgets have made the work of doctors more effective […]
The 16th annual conference of Indian Society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery (ISSFN) – Stereocon2019 – brought to focus the latest advances in the field of stereotactic and functional neurosurgery, including radiosurgery. The three-day conference, which was organised by the Cochin Neurological Society under the aegis of ISFN, was held in Kochi from 19th to […]
With more than 100 speakers representing 17 nations and over 700 delegates from across the globe, the 9th NGBT (Nextgen Genomics, Biology, Bioinformatics and Technologies) Conference in Mumbai witnessed keynote addresses, scientific sessions and poster presentations focussed on the cutting-edge medical science. The conference, organized and hosted by SGRF (SciGenome Research Foundation), seeks to bring […]
The treatment practices in head and neck cancer in India are coming of age, observed leading experts from across the country gathered at Bengaluru for the Cancon 2019 held on July 27-28. Oncologists from India are making an impact in managing the carcinomas affecting the head and neck. “Head and neck cancer is treated more […]
Converting human thoughts into text on a computer or phone screen or keeping the backup for human memory sounds far-fetched now. But, believe it or not, such capabilities are not very far from reality. The scope of research in the area of neurotechnology and neural engineering is immense, and the world is looking forward to […]
It will be too late to tackle the problem of antimicrobial resistance if we fail to act now as data show that things are getting out of hand, alerted experts gathered at the 9th Annual Conference of Clinical Infectious Diseases Society, CIDSCON 2019, conducted in Kochi from 23 to 25 August 2019. Antimicrobial resistance has […]
The progress of a community or country depends on several important factors, among which healthcare is one of the most important. “Walk of Life” event was conceived and organized by the Institute for Applied Research and Innovation, Bangalore keeping in view trends that show that the younger generation is becoming more vulnerable to diseases, doctors […]
The third edition of the National Heart Failure Conference, themed on ‘Improving heart failure outcomes in India’, highlighted the rise in mortality rates in heart failure, estimated to exceed even those of many cancers.
The Indian healthcare industry is soon going to witness its biggest transformation in terms of practice, technology and investment
India is home to an estimated 70 million people affected by undiagnosed or rare diseases.
The quality of service provided by healthcare providers and the related issue of patient safety is a major concern of hospital managements around the country.
The conference highlighted the rise of a global epidemic of tuberculosis and the need for resilience, stressing the strategy undertaken by India to eliminate the disease, and demonstrated various modalities and diagnostic methods such as CB NAAT.
Bacterial resistance to existing antibiotics is a severe problem in the field of medicine at present. Structural studies on ribosomes from multi-resistant bacteria and comparisons to previous ribosome structures revealed novel structural motifs, essential for protein biosynthesis. These are not located in the primary ribosomal active sites, hence there is no effective mechanism for their […]
The first-ever session on neuroscience at Kerala Literature Festival (KLF) unfolded the hidden capabilities of the human brain at the fourth edition of the annual literary event.
The 71st Annual Conference of the Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry Chapter of the Indian Radiological and Imaging Association (TNPY IRIA) called for constant updating and continuous practice by resident and practicing radiologists to keep pace with fast-emerging advances in the field of medical imaging.
The 59th edition of the annual conference, ISGCON, was held at Kochi on 28th November 2018. The conference discussed the latest advances in the field of gastroenterology, hepatology and gastrointestinal endoscopy.
One of the most critical health issues that India currently needs to address by putting its act together is the increasing risk of drug-resistant infection.
Nanotechnology offers exciting possibilities in medicine and medical applications for the near future.
Global oncology specialists shared their insights at the country’s first proton therapy conference organised jointly by Apollo Hospitals and Particle Therapy Cooperative Group (PTCOG) in Chennai.
Kerala must focus on its inherent qualities of creativity and innovation to develop itself as an ideal location for implementing fresh concepts in life sciences and health care. The modern healthcare industry, together with alternative medicine, can jointly provide a holistic approach in promoting health and tourism in the state, participants pointed out. Another area […]
Interventional Radiologists from across the nation rubbed shoulders with clinicians of various specialties at the IRCON 2018 held at Kochi on 10 November, 2018, commemorating the International Radiology day.
Decembebr 20 – 23 Indian Society of Nephrology Conference (ISNCON) at Bhubaneswar
December 14 – 16 Asia-Pacific Association Of Pediatric Urologists Congress (APAPU) at New Delhi
December 14 – 16 Annual State Conference of the TN & PY Chapter of IRIA at Chennai
December 14 – 16 Annual Congress of Indian Fertility Society (Fertivision) at Kochi
December 13 – 16 Annual Convention of National Neonatology Forum (NEOCON) at Varanasi
December 13 – 16 Conference of Neurological Society of India (NSICON) at Jaipur
December 6 – 9 IRACON at Guwahati
December 7 – 8 SCDM India Conferenc at Hyderabad
December 5 – 7 World Congress Of Bioethics (WCB) Bengaluru
December 4 – 7 World Congress of Bioethics (WCB) at New Delhi
The first edition of International Oncology Conference-MVR CANCON 2018 — organized by MVR Cancer Care and Research Institute with the theme “Consensus and Controversies in Oncology” — highlighted the latest therapeutic advances such as immunotherapy.
The 8th annual NGBT Conference held at Jaipur emphasised the urgent need for bringing greater awareness on genomics among Indian medical and healthcare fraternity. Genetic science, which holds a critical role in the emerging healthcare scenario, is still nascent in the country, and the key reason is a lack of awareness among the healthcare providers and seekers.
The three-day regional meeting of International Society of Gynaecology Endoscopy (ISGE) in Pune shined the spotlight on one of the most critical discussions in the field:
The 17thannual conference of Association of Otorhinolaryngologists of India highlighted emerging technology breakthroughs and surgical techniques, such as computer assisted navigation,
Cancer specialists from across the country got together to share their insights and experiences at Cancon, which was focused on Head & Neck Cancer for its 2018 edition.
Dr Rajagopal is of the view when support is given to COVID-19-affected people to make realistic, not idealistic choices, the disproportionate demand on irrational aggressive life support measures will drop and the health systems will be able to give optimal care to those who will benefit. Edited excerpts from his conversation with FM
Prof Mahendra K Verma from IIT-Kanpur, who led the study, warns that India, which exhibited linear growth and has now reached exponential growth, is yet to show a
similar succession or signs of flattening the curve.
Anu Acharya has been at the forefront of genomics for many years. She is a
co-founder and CEO of Mapmygenome, a company that pioneers personalised, preventive healthcare via personal genomics tools.
Geriatricians care for the full spectrum of diseases seen in general/internal medicine; imparting special focus on elderly individuals.
On the flip side, there is a high chance that there may have been many missed diagnoses in other parts of the country, given the
absence of a robust surveillance system.
According to Dr Madhavan V Pillai MD, a physician specialised in Internal Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology and certified by American Board of Internal Medicine, the biggest challenge that the scientific world is facing at present is this variation.
If the country wants to hit its target of eliminating the disease, extensive screening and vaccination are the only way forward, says Dr Rengaswamy Sankaranarayanan
Innate immune proteins have been fighting infections in all living organisms for millions of years and bacteria have never been able to develop resistance against them. Despite this well-known fact, no one explored the possibility of leveraging this mechanism to counter one of the worst medical crises in modern times: antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Now, for […]
Quality care in a hospital is a combination of several standards and practices and not just the medical procedure. While medicine itself is an art that is based on science and clinical evidence, quality care also requires a culture that values not only the patient’s disease, but also his emotional wellbeing as well the confidence […]
Along with a distinguished career in the Army Medical Corps (AMC), Air Marshal (Dr) Pawan Kapoor has also been one of the strongest voices in India’s Healthcare Quality movement. He has been a founder member of the NABH and continues to serve as a mentor to the NABH. He retired in December 2017 as Director-General, […]
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among Indian women in terms of incidence as well as mortality. Its prevalence in younger age-groups in India is higher than the global average.
For Metropolis, the next level of growth is not merely chasing business but making an impact in the community with the science that it deals with.
Thyrocare Technologies Ltd, which disrupted India’s biochemistry tests and general diagnostics scene with rock bottom prices more than a decade ago and grabbed a sizable share in the Rs 40,000 crore market, has now entered the NGS segment
Vijay Chandru, Co-Founder and Director, Strand Life Sciences, and INAE Distinguished Technologist at Indian Institute of Science, is an academic turned entrepreneur.
Dr Patrick Serruys is one of the greatest authorities on angioplasty and coronary stenting in the world today. Currently, he is the Director of the Clinical Research Program of the Catheterization Laboratory,
There are quite a few in the development stage across the globe, targeting ribosomes. But, in general, it seems that many of the big companies do not think that antibiotics are a profitable business for them.
Prof K Rajasekharan Nair was the former Director, Professor & Head, Department of Neurology, Medical College, Trivandrum. One of the pioneering leaders in neurosciences in India
India’s first scientifically documented IVF baby Harsha Chawda is 33 years old now and is the mother of two —a boy and a girl, who were also born in the same hands that gave birth to their mother three decades ago.
HIV surveillance is now carried out only by the government of India. Surveillance by private organisations has almost stopped now.
It is important to make sure that scientists have access to the best advice so that they can get their research published quickly and in a robust form that can be used as a research tool by other people. Any research, which meets the basic and the strong elements of novelty and conceptual advance shouldn’t ideally face any such issue.
One of the major breakthroughs in the area of gynaecological endoscopy that the world is now waiting for is cheaper robotic surgery. And, it is shortly expected from India, a country that has already produced many innovative endoscopic devices and is also home to…
One of the serious concerns in the Indian healthcare scenario at present is the absence of a compulsory continued medical education (CME) system for doctors to update themselves with the fast-evolving changes in medical science.
Dr B S Ajaikumar is chairman and CEO of Health Care Global. He founded HCG to realize his vision of making advanced cancer care accessible to all. His contribution to the field of cancer care in India as well as his success as a first-generation physician-entrepreneur has been widely recognised.