65th Annual Conference of “Neurological Society of India” inaugurated
Dr. B. Ramamurthi decorated with Unique British Honour Importance of “Golden Hour” to be discussed
The 3 day Annual Conference of Neurological Society of India (NSI) was formally inaugurated by Dr. Gopalkrishna Gandhi, Former Governor of West Bengal and Dr. S. Geethalakshmi, Vice Chancellor of Dr. MGR Medical University, in Chennai. The conference takes place at ITC Grand Chola, Guindy, from 15th to 18th December 2016. Over 1200 Neuro-Scientists from India and abroad are participating in this world class conference which has its theme as “Heritage to Modernity: An Inspiring Saga” and is hosted by the Chennai Neuro Association.
In his address, Dr. Gopalkrishna Gandhi said, “The late Brig. B. Ramamurthi was one such globally renowned neurosurgeon, author, editor, a pioneer in neurosurgery and often recognized as the Father of Indian Neurosurgery. He set up the Department of Neurosurgery at the Government General Hospital, Chennai in 1950, the Department of Neurosurgery at the Madras Medical College and founded the Institute of Neurology, Madras in the 1970s. Today we relive his memory and pay our tribute to this great doctor and wonderful human being by launching a special Postal Stamp in his honour.”
Dr. K. Sridhar, Organising Secretary of NSICON 2016 in his remarks said, “NSI has its origins in Chennai and the growth of neuroscience and its importance is from this city which is known as the ‘Mecca of Medicine’. A galaxy of orators, distinguished luminaries in the field of neurosciences from India and abroad are present at this national meet. We are happy to host The Society of British Neurological Surgeons (SBNS), this year and I am delighted that for the 1st time ever, SBNS will accord its highest Medallion of Honour to Prof. B. Ramamurthi, outside of UK.”
He further said, “Another important feature in this conference is a public awareness program titled “The Golden Hour”, will be held on the 18th December 2016 (Sunday – 4.00 pm). It will educate the common man on the importance of time when it comes to brain injury. A panel comprising of Neuro-Scientists, Government officials as well as prominent members of the Society will discuss the importance of The Golden hour. Genuinely interested public are welcome to attend the meet.”