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Symposium on Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine by NCRM.

Oct 2007, Chennai; Nichi-In Centre for Regenerative Medicine (NCRM), Chennai, an Indo Japan joint venture institute accomplishing training, research and clinical application-protocol development in cell therapeutics with emphasis on stem cells is organizing the Second Annual Symposium on Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine on Saturday the 27th October 2007 at Chennai (Hotel Savera; 15:45 ~ 17:15 Hrs). Basic research, translational work and clinical studies using stem cells by NCRM-collaborative centres will be presented by experts of institutes from all over India.

The symposium will be moderated by Dr. Sunita Saxena, (Director, Institute of Pathology -Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi.) Dr. Sujatha Mohanty, ( Associate professor, Stem Cell facility, AIIMS, New Delhi)
Speakers: 1. Dr. L.K.Yerneni, Institute of Pathology, New Delhi (Regenetive Medicine in Wound healing), 2. Dr.Sankaranarayanan, Rajah Muthiah Dental College, Chidambaram, (Potentials of Stem Cells in Dentistry), 3.Dr. S.Arumugam, Dept of Sports medicine, Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai (Cell based therapies for articular cartilage defects) 4. Dr. R.Ravi Kumar, Lifeline Hospital, Chennai. (Bone marrow stem cells in Spinalcord injury), 5. Dr. J.S.Rajkumar, Lifeline Hospital, Chennai (Stem cells for Liver Cirrhosis ? Our experience), 6. Dr.Madhu Sankar, Frontier Lifeline Hospital, Chennai (Bone Marrow stem cells for cardiac diseases), 7. Dr. S.R. Subrammaniyan, Vijaya Hospitals, Chennai, (Stem cells for ischemic ulcers in diabetic patients; Our experience)

The symposium will be followed by the anniversary function (17:15 ~ 18:15 Hrs) in which the Consul General of Japan at Chennai Honourable Mr. Kazuo Minagawa will be the chief guest. More details of the symposium are available online at http://www.ncrm.org
This symposium is dedicated to the memory of Dr.G.Sitalakshmi, former Chief of Cornea services, Sankara Nethralaya and Principal Investigator of NCRM-Sankara Nethralaya project on corneal limbal stem cells.


  1. This is the 2nd time such symposium is conducted.
  2. The FIRST-IN-INDIA, Stem cell application for Liver cirrhosis to be presented.

Those who want to participate may contact NCRM at 044-42321322. Members of the public may also participate after registering themselves.


*"Nichi" stands for Japan and "In" stands for India. This institute started on an Indo-Japan collaboration now has spreaded further with global alliances
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