Scientist, Dr’s participated in National Symposium orgainsed by World University
Jasbir Kapoor/ royalpatiala.in/ Fatehgarh Sahib
Department of Biotechnology, Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University (SGGSWU), Fatehgarh Sahib conducted successfully two days National Symposium on ‘Emerging Trends in Fetal and Neonatal Diagnostics’. The symposium aimed to provide an easy-to-understand, succinct, and current overview of the fundamental facts, concepts, and methods in prenatal screening and diagnosis. The event was inaugurated by the Vice-Chancellor Prof. Pritpal Singh accompanied by Dean Research Prof. RK Sharma and Dean Faculty of Engineering and Science Prof. S.S. Jolly. The gathering included the doctors, scientists, representatives from the industry and diagnostic centres and delegates of educational institutes to discuss the latest technological advancements in the field of prenatal diagnosis and their implementation in clinics. Dr. C. Rajesh, HOD, Biotechnology welcomed the delegates and emphasized the need to conduct such events to provide a platform for developing the academia-clinician-industry partnership to create job opportunities for the students.
The eminent scientist Dr. Reena Das, Dept. of Hematology, PGIMER, Chandigarh discussed the status of beta-thalassemia in India and recent advances in its diagnosis in her keynote address. The invited speakers included galaxy of experts in the field like that of Prof. R. Prasad, Dept. of Biochemistry, PGIMER, Chandigarh, Prof. Gurjit Kaur, Dept. of Physiology, Govt. Medical College and Hospital, Sec 32, Chandigarh, Prof. Kavita Bhatti, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, Dr. Ranjeet Singh Mahson, Dept. of Haematopathology, Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, Dr. Harpreet Kehal, Kehal Diagnostic Centre, Nangal, Dr. Priyadarshani Pande from Genes2me and Rakesh Arora, GE Healthcare.
The clinicians and experts highlighted the urgency to spread awareness among the population for adopting practices for prenatal diagnosis for genetic disorders like thalassemia, cystic fibrosis etc as the preventive measures for the well-being of a child. Vice-Chancellor congratulated the Department of Biotechnology for successful organisation of this grand scientific event and said that the students of the department from B.Sc., B.Tech., M.Sc., M.Tech. Medical Lab. Technology classes are the biggest beneficiaries of such programmes which raises and discuss current issues in the field of academia. He added that the University envisions delivery of quality education and offers the scholarship to economically backward but academically brilliant students in addition to govt. aided scholarships. The organising secretary Dr. Pushpender Sharma closed the event while thanking the participants and delegates.