The Department of Biomedical Engineering, North Eastern Hill University (NEHU), Shillong is organising a week-long workshop on “Advanced Techniques in Healthcare” under the aegis of the 37th Annual Meeting of the Society of Neurochemistry India (SNCI) from September 8 to 13.
The workshop was addressed by Prof. Animesh Mishra, Registrar in-charge of NEIGRIHMS, Shillong, Prof. B Panda, Honorary Director, NERC-ICSSR, NEHU, Prof. D Kandar, Dean in-charge of SoT, NEHU, Dr. Sudip Paul Teacher in charge of BME, Dr. Dinesh Bhatia and Shyamal Mandal, Organising Secretary and Joint Organising Secretary respectively of the 37th Annual Meeting of SNCI along with other faculty members and staff of the university.
Participants from all parts of the country and abroad along with a few selected local participants are attending this hands-on-training workshop which includes demonstrations and laboratory sessions. The aim of the week long
The workshop is to provide participants with extensive knowledge with regards to the recent advancements in the development of healthcare technologies and how to translate research from laboratory to market or bench to bedside to make it customised and affordable.
The key features of the workshop lay emphasis on open scientific discussion with experts from academia, research organisations, scientists and industry professionals, providing hands-on laboratory training sessions with presentation of the participants through symposia and group meetings and direct interactions with experts from Industry.
In his opening remarks, Dr. Bhatia enlightened the participants about the objectives of the workshop and how it would be beneficial for the participants with emerging new technologies which are impacting all sectors especially the healthcare arena.
Thanking all those involved in organising the event including the press and media for giving widespread coverage to the event, Dr. Bhatia informed that workshop would be followed by International Conference from September 14 to 16 wherein more than 100 scientists, academicians, experts and delegates from India and abroad would attend the 37th Annual meeting at NEHU, Shillong.
Prof. Kandar apprised participants about the applications of artificial intelligence, deep learning and machine learning in healthcare. He emphasised how they are changing the landscape in development of smart and affordable medical devices that could revolutionise the field of healthcare.
Prof. B Panda emphasised on the economic and social aspects which requires to be understood while carrying out development and design of healthcare technologies by evaluating cost versus benefits for the society at large.
Prof. Animesh Mishra congratulated the event organisers for arranging such capacity building programmes on regular basis that would help the participants to develop their advanced skills thereby allowing dissemination of new knowledge and technological know-how to train working professionals and young minds to learn from challenges from past and build towards a new future for progress of mankind and the society at large.
He further stressed on the role of SNCI which was established in the year 1979 and how it has evolved over the years to develop the scientific temper in the field of neuroscience in the country and its role in grooming the budding scientists and researchers by utilising existing resources from all parts of the country over the years since its inception.
Mandal in his vote of thanks address thanked all those involved in smooth organisation of the event and he wished that participants would have a pleasant stay in the campus and interact with people of the region to understand about the culture and traditions of the North-East region.