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NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON “CHRONOBIOLOGY AND HEALTH”

Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth University has been in the forefront amongst peers in the field of innovations and newly emerging areas of medical science so that it becomes part of the exploring group along the advancing borders of modern science.

UGC has set a vision to include “Environmental Health” in all graduate programmes across the nation. The National Conference on “Chronobiology and Health” is second in series of conferences on “Environment and Health” planned by our university. Department of Physiology, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute organized National conference on “Chronobiology and Health” on 18 & 19 March in Ground Floor Lecture Hall, College Block.

Chronobiology, an interdisciplinary field examines periodic phenomena in living organisms driven by endogenous circadian clocks and influenced by environmental rhythms. Circadian rhythms influence our physiological functions, work performance as well as effect of drugs, yoga and music therapy. Faculty of this conference are from diverse fields of neuroscience, medicine, psychiatry, physiology, pharmacology, cardiology, gynecology, pulmonary medicine, yoga therapy and music therapy. Dr sheeba vasu (JNCASR, Banglore), Dr Narsingh verma (KG Medical college, Lucknow), Dr Biju Vishwanath (NIMHANS, Bangalore), Dr PN Ravindra (Akash Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre, Bangalore) and Dr Vivek Sharma, Dr Gowri Dorairajan and Dr Sadish kumar from JIPMER were the invited guest speakers. Faculty from Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute included Dr Madanmohan, Dr Amirtha Ganesh, Dr R Pajanivel, Dr Manimekali, Dr Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani Dr Meena Ramanathan, Dr Sumathy Sundar. Nearly 150 delegates from Pondicherry and other states participated in the conference.Future belongs to science and India is marching to become the knowledge super power. We are confident that this conference will contribute to this national vision of ours.

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