Report on Scientific Convention on World Homoeopathy Day, April 9-10, 2019, held in New Delhi
A scientific convention on World Homoeopathy day has been held at Dr. Ambedkar International Centre, Janpath, New Delhi on 9th and 10th April, 2019. This august convention was organized by Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy, Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India, in association with Faculty of Homoeopathy, Central Council of Homoeopathy, National Institute of Homoeopathy and Pharmacopoeia Commission for Indian Medicine & Homoeopathy. Theme of this convention was “Linking Education and Clinical Practice with Research: Advancing Scientific Collaborations”.
The programme was started with documentary films by CCRH and was followed by Inaugural and Tribute ceremony. Tribute was acknowledged to Dr. Samuel Hahnemann and lately expired Dr. Peter Fischer by Dr. Gary Smith.
Session I of first day had thorough discussion on “Linking education and clinical practice with research” (Plenary Hall) by Dr. Rameshwar Rao, Dr. Robbert van Haselen, Dr. P. K. Sudhir, Dr. Kumar Dhawale, Dr. Alok Pareek, Dr. R. K. Manchanda, and “Homoeopathic Education: Research component” (Nalanda Hall) by Dr. Kumar Vivekanand, Dr. Shubhamoy Ghosh, Dr. Prashant Tamboli, Dr. Harleen Kaur, Dr. Divya Taneja, Dr. Ritika Hassija Narula, Dr. Anupriya, and “Utilisation of existing research by clinicians” (Samrasta Hall) by Dr. L. K. Nanda, Dr. Subhash Chand, Dr. Tridibesh Tripathi, Dr. K. Sreedhar, Dr. Ashok Sharma, Dr. Purnima Shukla. Post-lunch sessions (Session II and III) were presented by STSH/ MD scholarship students at Nalanda Hall and “Documented clinical experiences” was the topic of discussion at Samrasta Hall. In Plenary Hall, “Drug Development & Validation” was discussed in session II and “Homoeopathy in public health in session III. Day 1 was concluded with a film by Ananda More, “Magic Pills: Promise or Placebo”.
Session I of day 2 had discussion on “Fortifying theories and clinical practice with research. Principal of The Calcutta Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital, Dr. Rajat Chattopadhyay spoke on “Reforms in Materia Medica in the context of modern understanding of medicine”. Other speakers were Dr. N. S. Prasant, Dr. Martien Brands, Dr. Lefteris Tapakis and Dr. Debadatta Nayak. Session II was utilized in discussion on “Road ahead for Homoeopathy”, “Skill development in scientific writing”, and “Documented clinical experiences”. Post-lunch session (Session III) had discussion on “Road ahead for Homoeopathy” by Prof. Chaturbhuja Nayak, Dr. Nandini Sharma, Dr. R. K. Manchanda. Lord Aaron K. Ward-Atherton and Suss Hahnemann participated in this session via video link. “Strengthening research infrastructure in educational organizations” and “Documented clinical experiences” were the topics for discussion at other two halls. Discussions on “Drug Provings” and “Guidelines for Publishing Research” were the topics for session IV at Plenary Hall and Nalanda Hall respectively.
52 Posters were presented in the programme. Five round table discussions were held at hall R4 in two sessions on “Drug Regulations in Homoeopathy: Current scenario and Way ahead”; “Homoeopathy Industry: Challenges and Opportunities for the Manufacturers/Traders”; “Homoeopathic Pharmacopeias: Standards and Harmonisation”; “Promotion of Homoeopathy at state level: Government of India schemes as a facilitating tool”; and “Homoeopathy doctors in public service: Roles & Responsibilities”. After the valedictory session, floral tribute was offered to Dr. Samuel Hahnemann in Hahnemann Park, Defence Colony, New Delhi.
Relevant photos and videos have been uploaded in CCRH website, Facebook and YouTube for easy reference for interested viewers.
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