Happenings – September 2018

Dept. of Psychiatric Nursing

Dept. of Psychiatric Nursing celebrated World Alzheimer’s Day with the theme, ‘Every Three Seconds Someone in the World develops Dementia’ on 25th September 2018. 52 patients and their family members benefited.

Dept. of Psychiatry

Dept. of Psychiatry in collaboration with the Geriatric Care Clinic and Dept. of Clinical Nutrition organized a panel session on the topic, ‘Impact of Nutrition on Cognition’, to mark World Alzheimer’s Day – 2018 on 24th September 2018. More than 300 faculty members, staff and students from various department of SRIHER (DU) and students from other colleges participated.

Faculty of Pharmacy

Faculty of Pharmacy celebrated the World Pharmacists Day on 24th & 25th September 2018 with the theme, ‘Pharmacists: Your Medicines Experts.’ Mr. Thiruvengadam Rajagopal, Managing Director, Tablets (India) Ltd., Chennai was the chief guest. The Annual Report of the Faculty of Pharmacy (2017-’18) and the newsletter of the Dept. of Pharmacy Practice were released.The events included:
Elocution (English and Tamil)
Slogan contest
Poster competition
Best out of waste competition
Role-plays & skits

Dept. of Microbiology

Dept. of Microbiology conducted the 6th Microbiology Annual Revision Course – MARC 2018 from 21st to 23rd September 2018. 56 PGs benefited.

Dept. of Microbiology

Dept. of Microbiology organized the 11th Annual Workshop on Basic and Molecular Diagnostics in Mycology from 15th to 19th September 2018. 30 delegates from different parts of the country attended.

Dept. of Pathology

Dept. of Pathology organized a Hands-on and Interactive Workshop on A…Z of Hemostasis – HEMOTASK 2018 on 14th & 15th September 2018. 35 delegates from all over India attended.

Dept. of Physiotherapy

Dept. of Physiotherapy observed the World Physiotherapy Day on 8th September 2018 by conducting an awareness program on ‘Need for Physical Activity’ through posters and pamphlets.150 outpatients benefited.

Dept. of Neuroradiology & Interventional Radiology

Dept. of Neuroradiology & Interventional Radiology conducted RAIN 2018 as a part of NEUROVASCON-2018 preconference live endovascular workshop on 7th September 2018. Dr. Rene Chapot, Head, Chief Physician, Dept. of Neuroradiology, Alfred Krup Hospital, Essen, Germany was the chief guest. A live workshop was telecast from Neurocathlab to the University Auditorium on 7th September 2018. Around 250 delegates attended.

Faculty of Physiotherapy

Faculty of Physiotherapy organized the 3rd Smt. Kamalam Ramasamy Udayar Endowment Oration in Physiotherapy on ‘Physiotherapy Journey: A Hitchhiker’s Tales’ by Prof. Savita Ravindra, HOD, Dept. of Physiotherapy, Ramaiah Medical College, Bengaluru on 6th September 2018. 120 delegates attended.

Dept. of Clinical Nutrition

Dept. of Clinical Nutrition observed the National Nutrition Week – 2018 with the theme, ‘Ensuring Focused Interventions on Addressing Undernutrition during the First 1000 days of the Child; Better Health’ from 1st to 7th September 2018. The events included:
Inauguration. The special guest was Mr. G. Thangaraj, District Coordinator, National Green Corp., & Chennai Coordinator, Arivukkan magazine.
Food display
Guest lecture on the theme by Dr. Varsha, Consultant, Clinical Nutritionist, Founder Chair, Indian Institute of Nutritional Sciences
Nutri-tune and Nutri-switch competition
Motivational talk by Mr. Thirugnana Sambandha Murthy, Founder, Udhavi Sei, Chennai
Cooking competition conducted by Nestle for staff & faculty members
Cookery competition for nurses at G-block
Nutri Expo on organic foods and lecture on ‘Organic Farming and its Benefits’ by Mr. R. Jagannathan, Farmer, Nallakeerai
Valedictory. The special guest was Ms. Reshmi Menon, Film Actor

Dept. of Pedodontics & Preventive Dentistry

The Center for Early Childhood Caries Research was inaugurated (CECCRe) at the Dept. of Pedodontics & Preventive Dentistry on 29th August 2018. A book titled ‘Journey so Far’ authored by the faculty members of the Dept. of Pedodontics & Preventive Dentistry was released.

Medical Education Unit

Medical Education Unit – MCI recognized Nodal Center conducted a Revised Basic Course Workshop (RBCW) followed by a Sensitization Program on Attitude, Ethics and Communication (AET-COM) competencies on Medical Education Technologies from 16th to 19th August 2018. 30 and 25 faculty members attended respectively.

Dept. of Pathology

Dept. of Pathology conducted the 2nd International Conference on Update in Diagnostic Pathology, Morphology, Immunohistochemistry and Ancillary techniques from 2nd to 4th August 2018. The guest speakers were Dr. Victor G. Prieto, Dept. Chair along with five of his colleagues from MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA and Dr. Neil A. Abrahams, Director, Renal and GU Programs, Memorial Healthcare System, Florida. A website, ‘srmcpathacademics’ was also launched. 150 delegates across the globe participated.

Dept. of Pediatrics

Dept. of Pediatrics along with Depts. of Neonatology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatric Nursing, Community Health Nursing and Clinical Nutrition celebrated the World Breastfeeding Week – 2018 with the theme, ‘Breastfeeding – Foundation of Life’ from 1st to 7th August 2018. Ms. Anitha Kuppusamy, Entrepreneur & Folk Singer delivered an oration on the theme. The events included:
Quiz for UGs
PG symposium on Breastfeeding
Nerukku Ner program with parents
Poster display and competition
Slogan contest
Collage competition
Food display and flash mob


Our university students won the winners and runners-up trophy in Adukalam 2018, an inter-medical tournament from 19th to 22nd September 2018 at Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai.
B. Sc. Sports & Exercise Science students won the Tamil Nadu State Inter University Swimming Competition 2018-’19 conducted by Kalasalingam University, Krishnan Koil held on 25th & 26th September 2018. The women team was awarded an over-all championship.