• Sanjay Trivedi

International Conference on Neurological Disorders & Therapeutics

Updated: Oct 28, 2019

NIPER-Ahmedabad organised the International Conference on Neurological Disorders and Therapeutics during 24-26 October 2019 at Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India. Shri Nitinbhai Patel, Deputy Chief Minister & Minister of Health & Family Welfare in Governement of Gujarat was the Chief Guest in the event. Shri Mansukh Mandavia, Union Minister of State of Chemicals & Fertilizers was the Guest of Honour. Dr. Ketan Patel, Chairman, Board of Governance, NIPER-A & Managing Director of Troikaa Pharmacueticals were among dignitories present in the event. Shri Mandaviya emphasised on exploring use of ayurveda and natural products for research. He also emphasised of getting patent for India biotech for Indians scientists

At ICNDT - 2019, Several eminent scientists, clinicians from India, USA, Japan, Denmark, Germany, Malaysia, Italy participated and shared their knowledge through talks on various topics related to basic,clinical and applied neuroscience.

Inaugural address was given by Shri Rajneesh Tingal, Joint Secretary, Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Government of India.

The purpose of this conference was to explore and encourage approaches to stimulate new ideas for research and treatment that will be beneficial across the spectrum of neurological disorders. Aim was to create cross fertilization between basic neuroscientists and clinical neurologists who rarely see each other and get people thinking about how both can help society parse by contributing to a common aim of treating different neurological disorders effectively. The conference was intended to foster cross-disciplinary exchange of ideas and expertise from researchers, public health professionals, scientists, industry and scholars to exchange ideas of novel research and technologies in circumventing different unexplored mechanisms of neuro-protection.

Networking of Neuro-experts:

Prof. Arvind Sharma, talked about transcranial doppler technique for early diagnosis of stroke He demonstrated the above technique in diagnosis and treatment of stroke in 130 Indian children having sickle cell anemia.

Prof. Dheeraj Khurana, talked about educating the people regarding stroke through the smartphone as an interface. He demonstrated how smartphone can be employed to post-stroke rehabilitation process.

Prof. Dileep R. Yavagal, delivered a talk on cell therapy for stroke patients. He talked about how mesenchymal stem cell based approach for treating ischemic stroke.

Prof. Karen Bates, discussed stem cell delivery approach via intra-arterial route in animals’ model to understand the mechanism behind protection and repair by stem cells to stroke brain. Prof. Birgit Strodel, explained how computational approaches help to unravel the influence of pH, metal ions on transition from small oligomers to larger/toxic oligomers of Aβ protein found in the brain of Alzheimer patients. Prof. Yashwant V. Pathak from USA talked about bioengineered peptide vaccine delivery system where an oil based nano-emulsion targets toxic Aβ peptide responsible for the Alzheimer’s disease.

Prof. Sharmilli Vidyadaran from Malaysia talked how the microglia cells affects the brain diseases. She mentioned the role of tocotrienol and mesenchymal stem cells in controlling the inflammatory agents released from the microglia.

Prof. Nitish Thakor from USA discussed the application of artificial intelligence (AI) on improving the function of machines working at brain-machine interface to monitor and track the mental state of dementia and Alzheimer’s patients.

An expert from Agilent technologies discussed about its new chemical imaging system at ICNDT-2019. Thermo Fisher Scientific shown their capability in Chromatography at ICNDT -2019.

Scientific posters were displayed in the foyer by ICNDT- 2019 participants

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