Happenings in November


A state level Training Workshop on Disaster Management was held on 23rd November 2018. 28 higher secondary school teachers from Thiruvallur, Kanchipuram & Chennai and 25 NSS Volunteers took part in the workshop.


Faculty of Physiotherapy

Faculty of Physiotherapy conducted a Workshop on Exercise and Women after Childbirth on 16th November 2018. Prof. V. Mahalakshmi, PSG College of Physiotherapy, Coimbatore was the resource faculty. 29 delegates across South India attended.

Depts. of Pediatrics, Pediatric Nursing, Clinical Nutrition and Patient Guest Relations

Children’s Day was celebrated at Sri Ramachandra Hospital by the Depts. of Pediatrics, Pediatric Nursing, Clinical Nutrition and Patient Guest Relations on 13th November 2018. 150 children from Vidya Sudha, MGR Janaki Deaf & Dumb School and Sathyalok School participated.

Sri Ramachandra Center for Women’s Advancement

Sri Ramachandra Center for Women’s Advancement organized an Awareness Program on Constitutional and Legal Rights/Entitlement of Women on 9th November 2018 as part of the initiative by National Commission for Women to conduct the second nationwide competition. Ms. Malavika Vikram, Senior Litigator, De Penning & De Penning, Chennai, Prof. R. Sunitha Sundar, Advocate, Consultant & Arbitrator, Chennai, Prof. Usha Vishwanathan, Dept. of Gynecology & Obstetrics, SRIHER (DU) and Dr. Teena Koshy, Asst. Professor, Dept. of Genetics, SRIHER (DU) were the guest speakers. 427 students and 54 faculty & staff members attended.

Dept. of SLHS

Dept. of SLHS observed Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Awareness Month during October 2018.
The events included:
Finger spelling sessions for all students
No speech day where every faculty and student communicated through sign language, finger spelling, gestures, text-to-speech apps on phone on 26th October 2018. 150 students and faculty participated
Awareness skit on 27th Oct. 60 people attended
Display of posters
Social media campaign

Nursing Service of SRMC

Nursing Service of SRMC conducted a National Nursing Conference on 25th October 2018 with the theme, ‘Every Moment of Life Matters: A Guide to Palliative Care’. Dr. Mallika Tiruvadanan, Consultant & Physician in Palliative Medicine, Lakshmi Sundaravadanan Hospital, Chennai was the chief guest. Dr. Subathra Muthukumaran, Consultant, Lakshmi Sundaravadanan Hospital, Chennai, Dr. Ganapathy Ramanan, Medical Oncologist, Apollo Cancer Hospital, Ms. Alice Stella, Staff Nurse, Govt. Medical College, Calicut, Ms. Shalini Abraham, General Manager in Nursing Education & Training, Yashoda Hospital, Hyderabad & Ms. Shakila Punitha Kumari, Charge Nurse, Palliative Care Unit, CMC, Vellore were the guest speakers. 322 nurses participated.

Dept. of Rheumatology

Dept. of Rheumatology conducted OSTEOCON 2018 on 25th October 2018 on the occasion of World Osteoporosis Day. The events included:
CME on ‘Basics and Updates of Osteoporosis’ for UGs, PGs, faculty members andphysiotherapists
Patient awareness exhibition highlighting dietary and lifestyle changes for prevention of osteoporosis and its complications
Essay competition on ‘Prevention of Osteoporosis’ for UGs
70 students attended.

Dept. of Pediatrics

Dept. of Pediatrics conducted a Pediatric Nephrology Camp on 21st Screening of children
Display of awareness charts on kidney diseases
Counseling on nutrition
21children benefited.

Dept. of Oral Medicine and Radiology

Dept. of Oral Medicine and Radiology organized a National UG Seminar on 14th October 2018. The seminar included scientific presentations, symposiums and a quiz competition. 437 delegates from 21 dental colleges of various states participated.


World Bioethics Day was observed on 12th October 2018. The chief guest was Dr.K.Girish,Deputy Dean, SRM Institute of Science & Technology, Kattankulathur. The events included:
Talk on ‘The History, Evolution and Importance of Bioethics’ by the chief guest
Panel discussion
Paper presentation
Just a minute – Elocution
Ludicrous headlines competition
500 students from all the constituent colleges of SRIHER (DU) participated.

Dept. of Rheumatology

Dept. of Rheumatology conducted RHEUMACON 2018 on 12th October 2018 on the occasion of World Arthritis Day. The events included:
Patient awareness panel discussion. 105 patients attended.
Multispecialty expert panel discussion for UGs, PGs and faculty members
RHEUMAQUIZ 2018 for UGs and PGs from medical colleges across the city
100 students attended.

Dept. of Hepatology

Inauguration of the Dept. of Hepatology was held on 12th October 2018. Prof. Mohamed Rela, Liver Transplant Surgeon and Chairman, Dr. Rela Institute & Medical Center, Chennai gave insights into ‘Current Trends in Liver Transplantation’ and Prof. C. E. Eapen, Head of Hepatology, CMC, Vellore delivered a talk on ‘Role of Plasmapheresis in Liver Diseases’. Case presentations were done by PGs of Depts. of General Medicine and Medical Gastroenterology.


Our university students won the following trophies in the HYGIEA’18 Inter-Medical Collegiate Tournament conducted from 24th to 26th October 2018 at SRM Medical College, Kattankulathur. Our team won the Overall Championship.