Ludhiana, April 11, 2018: Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana organized its 4th Chrismed Annual Research and Education Symposium (CARES) symposium on today showcasing the research work done in all five colleges (Medical, Dental, Nursing, Physiotherapy and Allied Health) during the last academic year. More than 100 abstracts were submitted and sent for review to experts all over the world and were then presented by students and faculty as competitive entries.
Dr William Bhatti, Director, lauded the efforts of faculty and students from all the colleges in presenting their research work.
Dr. Jeyaraj D. Pandian, Principal of CMC expressed his appreciation for the international cadre of research done in the institution. He also stated that the institution has received several research grants from national and international agencies.
Dr. Meenakshi Sharma, an ICMR senior scientist for Non-communicable diseases, was the Chief Guest for the event. During her inaugural address she explained the importance of medical research in the country which can pave way for novel treatments. She participated in an open session where she encouraged and guided the faculty and students regarding the various funding opportunities available at national and international levels.
Among the posters presented in the morning, the top 10 were chosen for oral presentation in the afternoon. This was done by international reviewers. These topics ranged from community care, economic impact of direct medical care, knowledge about dental services and contemporary innovations in the field of medicine.
Dr. Mahesh Kate, who is an expert in translation medicine, gave a talk on grant writing for the faculty.
The CARES organizing team was led by Dr. Jeyaraj D Pandian, along with Dr. Akanksha William, Dr Ruchika Kundra, Dr Joe Matthew Cherian and Dr. Vaishu Varghese while the scientific committee was headed by Dr Aroma Oberoi. Dr. Akanksha William, our Joint Organizing secretary who is the Clinical Pharmacologist for CMC closed the ceremony with a vote of thanks. The enthusiasm of both the organizers and delegates was palpable and CMC is continuing its inspirational and selfless work for the community.