NHR 2018 Jan-Mar: News and Current Events: A Report on All India Homoeopathic Post Graduate Seminar 2018 held at Kolkata

Year : 2018  |  Volume : XIV  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 40-44

A Report on All India Homoeopathic Post Graduate Seminar 2018 held at Kolkata

Following the Interactive meet on strategic position of India in the Homoeopathic world which was held on 29th of January 2018 at National Institute of Homoeopathy, another gala event – All India Homoeopathic Post Graduate Seminar – 2018 was commemorated on 16th and 17th day of February 2018 at Biswa Bangla Convention Centre, DG Block (Newtown), Action Area I, New Town, West Bengal 700 156. The seminar was organized by PG scholars of D.N. De Homoeopathic Medical College & Hospital, Govt. of West Bengal in association with PGT of National Institute of Homoeopathy, Govt. of India and Mahesh Bhattacharya Homoeopathic Medical College & Hospital, Govt. of West Bengal in technical collaboration with CCH & CCRH, Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. of India. The two day program was charged with Scientific Lecture Presentations, Panel Discussion & Cultural Program – a perfect platform to showcase the strategic position of Indian Homoeopathy to the world. The seminar was earmarked with scientific sessions by speakers of national and international repute from homoeopathic as well as modern medicine and fundamental sciences. The seminar heralded with the significance of evidenced based studies, proper documentations of case studies with adept utilization of inter-disciplinary scientific researches to propagate the noble cause of Homoeopathy.

The main façade of Biswa Bangla Convention Centre, New Town, West Bengal

The program was inaugurated by Prof. (Dr.) Rajendra Pandey, ViceChancellor of The West Bengal University of Health Sciences, in the gracious presence of Prof. (Dr.) Shyamal Kr. Mukherjee, Chairman of the organizing committee. Present on the dais from left are Dr. Aloknath Shaw, Prof. (Dr.) Shyamal Kr. Mukherjee, Dr. Peter Fisher, Dr. Lex Rutten, Prof. (Dr.) Rajendra Pandey, Dr. Nirmal Maji, Dr. Ramjee Singh & other dignitaries. At the extreme left – host of the session Dr. Samit Dey.

 

Inauguration of the AIHPGS – 2018, present on the dais from left Dr. Aloknath Shaw, Prof. (Dr.) Shyamal Kr. Mukherjee, Dr. Peter Fisher, Dr. Lex Rutten, Prof. (Dr.) Rajendra Pandey, Dr. Nirmal Maji, Dr. Ramjee Singh & other dignitaries. At the extreme left, host of the session Dr. Samit Dey.

Dr. Peter Fisher, Director of Research at the Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine and is physician to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, discussed on homoeopathic prescribing strategies for musculoskeletal complaints and clinical effectiveness studies of Homoeopathy; Dr. Lex Rutten, an Independent Researcher elaborated on personalized medicine and the role of prognostic factors in the research arena.

Dr. Kumar M. Dhawale, Director, Dr. M.L. Dhawale Memorial Homoeopathic Institute, discussed on the role of Homoeopathy in the management of learning disabilities; Dr. Dilip Bhattacharya elucidated on the role of Psychiatry in homoeopathic prescribing; Dr. Birendra Nath Mallick an Indian neurobiologist and a professor of neurobiology at the School of Life Sciences of Jawaharlal Nehru University delivered on evolutionary significance of rapid eye movement sleep (REMS).

In the Oncology Session Dr. Sunirmal Sarkar, a well-renowned homoeopathic practitioner elaborated on evidenced based Homoeopathy in Oncology with therapeutic hints to treat patients with cancer. Dr. Koushik Chatterjee, Medical Oncologist & Assistant Professor, Dept. of Oncology, IPGMER and S.S.K.M Hospitals, Kolkata focused on recent research updates of diagnostic and clinical oncology. Dr. Gouri Sankar Sa, Senior Professor, Bose InstituteDivision of Molecular Medicine highlighted on Immunotherapy of Cancer.

A panel discussion on the standardization of M.D. syllabus and future of Homoeopathy is going on. From extreme left Dr. Mrs. Anita S. Patil, Dr. Rajat Chattopadhyay (Co-ordinator of the session), Prof.(Dr.) Samir Kumar Bhattacharyya, Former-Director, National Institute of Homoeopathy, Dr. Subhas Singh, HOD & In-charge Dept. of Organon of Medicine, National Institute of Homoeopathy. Moderator – Dr. Samit Dey, Officer-In-Charge, Homoeopathy, The West Bengal University of Health Sciences.

One of the attractions of the second day seminar commenced with a charismatic presentation by Dr. Subhas Singh, on Life Style Disorders and Homoeopathic Management. Chairman of the session – Prof. (Dr.) Samir Kumar Bhattacharyya & Co- Chairman Dr. Rakesh Singh, Faculty of CHMC & H and Member of CCH.

The second day long program was enthralled with presentations by several other speakers. Dr. Raj kumar Manchanda, Director General of Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy, Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. of India spoke on “Responsibilities Of Indian Students In Global Scenario Of Homoeopathy”; Dr. D.S. Bhar, Managing Director, Hahnemann Publishing Co. Pvt. Ltd. (HAPCO) enlightening on “Are we preparing medicines in right way?” Dr. Samir Kumar Pal, Professor, Department of Chemical, Biological & Macromolecular Sciences – S N Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences emphasized on “Nanomedicines: the wonders of Nano technology”; Prof. C.R. Mahata, Hony. Emeritus Scientist, IIEST Shibpur, analyzed on “Resolving Avogadro Limit Controversy, that denies proper dignity to Homoeopathy” – he explained how the ice-like structures in water at room temperature named as Coherent Domains (CD) have the potential to be information carriers which makes Avogadro limit irrelevant; Dr. Pradip Kumar Bairi, Reader, Dept. of Case taking & Repertory, M.B. Bhattacharya Homoeopathic College & Hospital, on “Significance Of Sleep And Dreams In Homoeopathic Practice.” The two day program was concluded with vote of thanks.

The objective of the seminar was to spread and gather the latest research work and development of Homeopathy in India and globally. It’s beyond doubt that the objective was achieved with impunity. Kudos goes to the organizers and the whole team for such a grand success of the event.

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