3rd Research Symposium `CARES 2017' organised by Christian Medical College

Ludhiana, April 5, 2017: CHRISMED Annual Research and Education Symposium (CARES 2017) was organized on 5th of April 2017 in Hospital auditorium at CMC. The purpose of this research symposium was to promote Research work among the medical, dental, nursing, physiotherapy, allied health students and faculty and also in the field of Molecular Science. Research is essential for progress of medical science and CMC is dedicated to this cause since its inception for many years. 
This one day symposium received overwhelming response from the students and faculty of CMC. The chief guest for this event was Dr. Abraham G. Thomas, Director, CMC. Dr Thomas narrated about the legacy of medical research in CMC. He stated that CMC had pioneered in innovating locally applicable interventions in many areas of medicine and surgery. He lauded the efforts of faculty and students of CMC in doing high quality medical research. He congratulated the various departments on receiving numerous research grants in the past year from Indian Council of medical research (ICMR), (Department of Biotechnology) DBT, WELLCOME TRUST & National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). 
Dr. Manoj Kumar Sobti from Punjab Medical Council (PMC) briefed the gathering about the steps taken by PMC in maintaining the Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits. 
Dr.Jeyaraj D Pandian, Deputy Director of Research and Development and the organizing Secretary mentioned that all the colleges have come together to share their research in one platform. Dr. Mahesh Kate, Dr Akanksha G William and Dr.Dorcas BC Gandhi were the joint organising Secretaries; Dr Aroma Oberoi was the scientific committee chair. 
There were around 110 original research papers presented by participants coming from various disciplines of all the five colleges of CMC which included Post Graduate students, medical students, nurses, physiotherapists, dentists and faculty members. The papers were judged by eminent medical professionals coming from various institutions of the region. There were five parallel e-poster presentations which were moderated by CMC faculty members. There was very good interaction between the presenters and participants from all the colleges. Out of 110 e-Posters, 21 best papers were selected and they were given an opportunity to discuss their research in an open forum. 

Wednesday, April 5, 2017