2015

Academic Partner for ‘ART Update 2015’ Conference

SDMIMD is collaborating with Asha Kirana Hospital as ‘Academic & Logistics Partner’ in organizing ‘ART Update 2015’ Conference during December 19 & 20, 2015 at SDMIMD Auditorium. 
 
ART Update 2015 bring collective clinicians, researchers, social workers, care providers and various organizations working in the field of HIV / AIDS with a common objective to have technical update on HIV / AIDS with a global and national perspective; to deliberate on improving strategies based on available scientific data; and, to understand and address psychosocial issues which affect quality of life of PLHIV and determine future research priorities in India.
 
The scientific sessions consist of plenary, debates and interactive case scenarios. The conference offers opportunity for young researchers to submit abstract for presentations.
Important Dates:
 
Abstract Submission: December 5, 2015
Scholarship Application: December 10, 2015
Late Breaker Submission: December 10, 2015

Application available at http://www.hivemysore.org/

For more information:
 
Asha Kiranan Hospital
CA -1, Ring Road, Hebbal Industrial Area
Mysuru – 570 016, Karnataka
Phone: 0821-4280466
Mobile: 9845110058 | 9008491105
Web page: www.ashakirana.in OR

CSR Conference 2015

  
A 2-Day Conference on “Corporate Social Responsibility – Approaches and Practices for Inclusive Growth” was organized by SDMIMD during November 5 & 6, 2015. The conference provided a platform for academics, practitioners, researchers and students to deliberate and reflect on issues pertaining to CSR strategies and building socially responsible businesses. 
 
Mr. Muthuraman, Former Vice Chairman, Tata Steel, in his keynote address during the inaugural session of the conference, called for affirmative action by the industry to bridge the gap in the unequal opportunity society.  It is regrettable that the government should mandate CSR spending, he felt. Tracing the history of CSR, Mr. Muthuraman said that the earth is four to five billion years old but the corporate, which is the product of industrial revolution, is about four centuries old and systems are just evolving. But the contribution of corporates to the GDP is exponential.  Even the purpose of business, which was earlier considered as generating profit for the investors, is being challenged. Is the purpose of business mere profit or, improving the quality of life, he asked.. Further, Mr. Muthuraman opined that business is meant for the society and urged the business to choose between profit and human face to doing business.  
 
Eminent personalities who graced the conference as speakers and panellists were: Mr. Robert Grubbier, MD&COO-AT&S; Rd. Stephen Aro-Gordon, Department Chair, Base University, Nigeria; Rd. P. Kamath, Director-SDC Kola; Dr. K. Rajalakshmi, Head, Audiology-AIISH; Dr. Indira Ramarao, former Professor, University of Mysore; Ms. N.R. Indrani, DGM-Powergrid; Mr. T.A. Dayalan; Mr. Ganesh Sharma from Rane Group, Chennai; Ms. Richa Bajpai, Director-NextGen PMS; Mr. Biren Bhuta, Chief-CSS - Tata Steel; Mr. Muralidhar Reddy, VP-Jubilant; and, Ms. Usha Rangarajan, Founder-Unleash. 
 
Dr S Peppin, Dean-Xavier University, Bhubaneshwar, was the Chief-guest for the valedictory session and delivered the invited talk on the conference theme. 
Speakers of CSR Conference 2015
Keynote Speaker - Mr. Muthuraman
Former Vice Chairman, Tata Steel
Mr. Robert Grobbier
MD & COO - AT&S
P. Kamath
Director, SDC Kola
Dr. K. Rajalakshmi
Head, Audiology-AIISH
Dr. Indira Ramarao
Former Professor, University of Mysore, Mysuru
Ms. N.R. Indrani
DGMPowergrid
Mr. Biren Bhuta
Chief - CSS - Tata Steel 
Mr. Muralidhar Reddy
VP-Jubilant
Ms. Usha Rangarajan
Founder-Unleash
   
Valedictory Speaker - Dr. S. Peppin
Dean-Xavier University, Bhubaneshwar