Every year NSHM Knowledge Campus have driven initiatives to host eminent personalities from diverse fields to interact, empower and share their experiences with their students. One such important event in the NSHM calendar is NATCONPH, a Conference hosted by the School of Health Sciences that mainly focuses on the Industry Institute interaction. This annual conference has been conducted for the last 10 years. It is a vision of Mr Cecil Antony, Chief Mentor, NSHM Group of Institutions, who is often found to quote: Industry Institute Interface is the key to academic excellence in technical education.
This year, NSHM is celebrating it’s 25 years of academic excellence and to make this event memorable, the theme of this year’s conference is selected as “Research Advancement Resilience in the Pandemic Era: A Drive for Innovative Transformation”. The conference was conducted on a virtual platform that bypasses geographical barriers and introduced the privilege of knowledge sharing between eminent speakers and experts throughout the world. Prof (Dr) Subhasis Maity, Director, NSHM School of Health Sciences, “ The pandemic situation has created the worst suffering for researchers; this conference is an attempt to inculcate the research mindset among students in the new normal”. The main highlight of the conference was that it is being conducted on a unique virtual platform where the programme will be running in five different halls covering all the disciplines of the health science portal, simultaneously. Eminent keynote speakers joined from USA, UK, various European and Scandinavian countries, Asian countries like Korea, Singapore and Kazakhstan also shared their thoughts the conference. Some Indian eminent personalities who participated were: Padma Shree, Dr H R Nagendra, Chancellor, S-VYASA, Padma Shree Mr Dilip Sanghvi, Founder, Sun Pharmaceuticals, Mr Rupak Barua, CEO, AMRI Hospital, Mr Rana Dasgupta, CEO, Apollo Gleaneagles Hospital, Dr Debasish Bhattacharya, DME, Department of Health and Family Welfare, Government of West Bengal, Mr Pramod Dahitule, Regional Director, FSSAI (Food Safety and Standards Authority of India), Prof Saikat Maitra, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, MAKAUT (Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of
Technology) to grace the occasion.
Foreign dignitaries weere Prof.(Dr.) Chan Chung Yong, Eric, Professor, Department of Pharmacy, National University of Singapore, Dr Dario Gregori, University of Padova, Italy, Dr Mark Dunne, Senior Lecturer, Aston University, Birmingham, Dr Patricia O Grady, Associate Professor, University of Tampa, Florida, Mr Eddie Stern, Founder, The Brooklyn Yoga Club, New York, Dr William Bushnell, Director, Research and Academic Liaison, Science Division, Whole Health Institute, Biophysical / Medical Anthropology, Masachussets Institute of Technology, USA. Other eminent personalities such as Dr Debaprasad Chattopadhyay, Director & Scientist G, ICMR-NITM, Belagavi, Karnataka, Dr Rubina Bose, Deputy Drugs Controller (India), CDSCO (HQ),Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt of India, Dr Dariga S Smailova, Associate Professor, Kazakhstan School of Public Health & Dr Bolatov Aidos, Astana Medical University, Kazakhstan, Dr Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani, Dorector of the Centre for Yoga Therapy Education and Research (CYTER), Professor of Yoga Therapy, Sri Balaji participated .