Clinical Research Symposium at KIMS Hyderabad
24 Nov 2015
Opportunities, challenges and impact of clinical health research in India
The Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance and Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), Secunderabad, jointly organized a one-day symposium on 4th November 2015 at KIMS to discuss opportunities, challenges and impact of clinical and public health research. The symposium was divided into four sessions and concluded with a panel discussion, on themes ranging from genomics, neuroscience, urban health, health economics to funding opportunities in clinical and public health research. After the opening address and inauguration by Prof Kakarla Subba Rao, Chairman, KIMS Foundation & Research Centre and Dr Bhaskar Rao, CEO KIMS, eminent geneticist, Prof Arvinda Chakravarti chaired the plenary lecture by renowned Indian scientist Prof D Balasubramanian, LVPEI, Hyderabad, where his talk described the opportunities for clinicians in areas of translational and clinical research and approaches. The plenary lecture was followed by four sessions, where eminent clinician and clinical researchers talked about various clinical research. The distinguished line up of speakers comprised of Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance Committee members, Dr Aravinda Chakrabarti, Johns Hopkins, USA, Prof David Osrin, University of College, UK, Prof Sukhwinder Shergill, King’s College London, UK, Prof Kara Hanson, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK, Prof Shinjini Bhatnagar, Translational Health Science & Technology Institute, Gurgaon, in addition to various other prominent local clinicians, Dr Aswin Dalal, CDFD, Dr Annie Hasan, Kamineni Institute of Medical Sciences, Dr Amitava Ray, Apollo Multispeciality Hospital and Dr Rakesh Sahay, Osmania Medical College and The sessions were chaired by Dr Sree Bhushan Raju, NIMS, Dr Sita Jayalakshmi, KIMS and Dr Kondagunta Nagaraj, Kamineni Institute of Medical Science, Hyderabad. Some of the Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance funded-scientists were present at the symposium where they shared their India Alliance experience. A strong call for more collaboration between basic science researchers and clinicians was made at this symposium.
The agenda of the symposium can be viewed here