Non Communicable Disease (NCD) refers to a medical situation not caused by infectious agents and thus non-transmissible. Lately, there has been a shift in disease burden and mortality from communicable diseases to NCDs in the low/middle income countries including India, requiring more focus on prevention, early detection and treatment by the healthcare sector. NCDs include diabetes, cardiovascular, neurological diseases, cancer and others. This session covers a few specific areas of utilizing technologies to improve delivery of primary healthcare, current standards in treatment and management of head and neck cancer and the advances in immunotherapy for durable benefit to cancer patients.
Continuing to be a largely agrarian economy supported by a large workforce but with low percentage contribution to nation's GDP, India needs to consider development/adoption of both core and enabling technologies to find new solutions for drastic improvement. We are observing a phenomenal surge of innovations being built and implemented in many sectors that affect our lives like communicationand biomedical sectors but not in Agriculture. Is this what the experts feel? There will be deepinsights on possible reasons there may be behinddisinclination for new agri-innovations and technology adoption and sharing of potential opportunities to swell Agriculture Sector.
Our Prime Minister set a lofty goal of doubling farmer's income by 2022, early into his term. While several aspects, ranging from infrastructure to free markets, need to be individually and collectively addressed to reach this goal, the infusion of appropriate modern technologies in Indian agriculture cannot be discounted. Technology can increase productivity and improve the marketability of the produce while reducing costs and mitigating drudgery. Value-addition or secondary agriculture is critical to augmenting rural incomes by providing gainful employment to the burgeoning youth. Appropriate policy initiatives and support to R&D institutions will leverage the power of science to make Indian farmers more economically efficient.
Rare Diseases are medical disordersoccurring infrequently in the population. Generally, it is defined as disorders affecting less than 1 in 2000. There are ~7000 different rare diseases collectively estimated to affect ~70 million people in India mostly becoming apparent in childhood. Awareness of diagnosis, appropriate management, newer therapies, prevention of recurrences, is poor even among medical specialists. This session will highlight key bio-medical technologies in mass screening of new-borns for early diagnosis and favourable outcomes. A special emphasis will be on newer therapies andseveral local initiatives in developing cost-effective treatments for some of these rare disorders in Karnataka.
Industrial Biotechnology is gaining momentum in India. With Government of India's intent to, 'Conserve Water, Double Farmers Income, Promote Renewable Energy, Convert Waste to Wealth etc.," Industrial Biotechnology has a critical role to play calling out for more sustainable solutions. This situation is not only a burning need to find innovative inventions, it is also an opportunity for Karnataka in particular to develop and lead the Industrial Biotech Business for India to become a global player. An eminent group of experts identified for this session will highlight and evaluate various opportunities in these segments listing some imperatives for action now!
The human brain mediates the perception of the world around us, generating myriad thoughts, memories, and emotions uniquely human, controlling our short/long-term behavioural responses to the environment. Understanding brain-function is incorporated into a common framework with cell/molecular biology on one side and psychology/computational science on the other. The scope of neuroscience in this framework ranges from genes to cognition, from molecules to mind. Apart from understanding complex cognitive functions and finding links between behaviour, brain and mind, there are serious brain-health related issues. We must develop large scale focussed research programmes building capacity for inter-disciplinary neuroscience research setting the stage for India to contribute significantly and discover rational therapies for brain disorders.
Get ready to be a part of an event like never before, that will offer knowledge, networking and business opportunities from November 29th – December 1st 2018 at Bangalore Palace, Bengaluru