The Department of Biomedical Engineering in collaboration with the Department of Education, North Eastern Hill University organized the Society for Neurochemistry India (SNCI) Satellite meeting in collaboration with the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) APRC Associate School.
The meeting which concluded today was to delve upon the challenges that exist with population suffering with cognitive and neurodevelopmental disorders and the existing interventions presently available.
The focus of the meeting was to provide salient inputs to the policy makers to look into the needs of this population who require constant support and guidance to improve their quality of life and integrate with the society.
The key features of the Satellite meeting were open scientific discussions with renowned experts from India and abroad, presentation of the participants through symposia and group meetings during the event.
The meeting aimed to bring in people working in the related field for the generation of new technical know-how and sharing of research ideas among the participants and experts for the advancement of the field globally and involving the community at large.
The participants for the meeting were doctoral research scholars, Master’s students, young faculty members, scientists and researchers working in the field from the Asia Pacific region including countries such as India, Armenia, Nigeria etc.
Dr. Dinesh Bhatia, Associate Professor and Coordinator, Biomedical Engineering Department, NEHU stressed that the technological interventions are important to improve the quality of life. He touched upon the different research findings that affect the quality of life of disabled population in the country.
NEHU Vice Chancellor, Prof. P.S. Shukla who inaugurated the meeting on October 30, spoke about the cognitive impairments which affect the elderly population and how the same could be addressed through different scientific interventions to improve their quality of life. He stressed upon organizing such meetings on regular basis with involvement of the concerned persons and the society at large. He stressed upon disseminating the information generated from such gatherings to the larger audience who could benefit from them in the long run.