NACL 2019 – Press Report (Post-Conference) 


MMM College of Health Sciences conducted a two-day National Allied Health Conference on Laboratory Sciences (NACL 2019) on 22 nd and 23 rd January 2019 in Zachariah Mar Dionysius Auditorium, Madras Medical Mission. Dr. Deepa C Philip, Principal, College of Health Sciences, MMM welcomed the gathering followed by the Presidential address by Mr. George Cherian - Director Administration, MMM. The event was felicitated by Dr. Bibhas Kar - Consultant and Head, Centre for Genetic Studies and Research and Dr. Sarah Kuruvilla - Consultant and Head Department of Pathology, MMM. The Chief Guest of the conference was Dr. Florida Tilton, Chairperson and MD, Biozone Research Technologies, Chennai. During her address, she motivated the students to be outstanding and unique in their endeavors to achieve big in life. Around 350 delegates from Nation-wide colleges participated in various events of the conference such as poster presentation, paper presentation and quiz competition. The special address was given by Dr. Ashwini S Hinge, Wellcome Trust - DBT fellow (London) from the Interactive Research School for Health affairs, Pune, India. She inspired the students by telling her Stem Cell Story: Focussing on Hematopoietic Stem Cells. The valedictory message was delivered by Dr. R. Srinivasan, Member Secretary, Tamil Nadu State Council for Science and Technology, Chennai. In his address, he elaborated the goals of the Council and how students can avail and benefit from the various funds provided by the Council to conduct research in various fields of Science and Technology. There were many scientific talks based on the theme “Systematic and qualitative approaches in Clinical Science” by renowned and prominent clinicians, scientists and professors from all over the country. Cash Prizes were awarded for the best poster presentation, paper presentation and for the winners of the quiz competition. All the dignitaries and delegates congratulated the organizers for their efforts in bringing together eminent Scientists, Clinicians and Technologists under one roof and inspiring young minds to pursue research in various scientific disciplines.