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CME on Advances in NeuroScience

Department of Physiology in association with department of Psychiatry and department of Medicine , RRMCH have organised a CME program on


Date: 30th Aug 2018, Thursday

Time : 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Venue: Kadamba Hall (College Auditorium)


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About the Programme:

Registration for the CME started at 8.30 AM. The number of delegates registered was a healthy 225.

The inaugural function started at 09:40 AM. The welcome speech was given by our Medical director, Dr. D L Ramachandra. He welcomed the audience and extended a floral greeting to the speakers, chairpersons and the dignitaries.

The respected Dean, Dr. Sathyamurthy B, addressed the gathering.

The organizing chairperson, Dr. Prashanth Kumar M highlighted the importance of conducting the CME and need for selecting the topics.

The scientific session started at 10:00 AM with a talk by Dr. B N Srikumar, Associate Professor of Neurophysiology, NIMHANS titled “Synaptic plasticity in the treatment of depression ”. This session was chaired by Dr. Vishnuvardhan, Professor and Head, Dept of Psychiatry, RRMCH. The talk focused on the properties of synaptic physiology, types of depression and its management .

The second session was a talk by Dr. Bhupesh Mehta, Assistant professor of Biophysics, NIMHANS, titled “Synaptic dysfunctions in neurological conditions” at 10:50 AM. He very skillfully imparted knowledge on dysfunctions in various neurological conditions and he gave the brief knowledge on Diabetic retinopathy. This session was chaired by Dr. Mamatha Patil, Professor, Dept of Medicine, RRMCH.

The second talk was followed by short tea break for 15 minutes.

The third session was a talk by Dr. Vijayalakshmi K, Associate Professor of Neurophysiology, NIMHANS titled “Neuroinflammation in neurodegenerative diseases” at 12:00 Noon. She spoke about the various neurodegenerative diseases and different causes of neuroinflammation in those diseases. This session was chaired by Dr. Sharmila, Professor & HOD, Dept of Pathology, RRMCH.

The forth session was a talk by Dr. Yogananda S M, Assistant Professor of Biophysics, NIMHANS titled “Stem cells: A tool to study the channelopathies” at 12:45 Pm. He gave the brief introduction about stem cells and how they are used to study the various pathologies in channels across the membrane. This session was chaired by Dr. Ranganath M D, Professor , Dept of Physiology, RRMCH.
Lunch followed at 1:30 PM. Participants were mesmerized by the tasty meal followed by equally tasty desserts.

The post-lunch scientific session started at 2:15 PM, a talk by Dr. Kaviraja Udupa , Additional Professor of Neurophysiology, NIMHANS titled “Clinical neurophysiological investigation of neurological and psychiatric disorders” and this was chaired by Dr. M V Krishna, Professor & HOD, Dept of Medicine, RRMCH. He oriented the audience about the types of psychiatric and neurological disorders and various neurophysiological investigation tools to assess this disorders. He also highlighted the noninvasive techniques TMS (Transmagnetic stimulation) and DBS( Deep brain stimulation) of recording the brain evoked potentials.

The next session (from 3:15 PM to 3:45 PM) was the most interesting interactive session in which the delegates interacted with all the speakers and clarified their doubts. Delegates posed very interesting questions and these were deftly handled by the learned speakers. The CME program concluded with “Vote of thanks” by Dr.Prashanth kumar M at 4:00 PM.