Jul 29, 2023

NSHM Institute of Health Sciences hosts NATCONPH 2023: A Global Conference on Healthcare

The NSHM Institute of Health Sciences, a part of NSHM Knowledge Campus Kolkata, held its 13th Annual Conference, NATCONPH-2023, on September 29th and 30th.

This international conference focused on the theme “Innovative Research and Development in Health Sciences: A Global Transformation from the Traditional to Digital Era”. The conference not only highlighted the evolution of healthcare methodologies from traditional paradigms to the digital age but also highlighted the pivotal role of research and development in this transformation.

A Symposium of Global Experts

NATCONPH-2023 featured an illustrious set of speakers, each a luminary in their respective fields. Among these academic leaders were:

  • Roland Erik Haas, Founder and CTO of XAITech GmbH, Germany, who explored the immense potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in revolutionizing healthcare delivery, particularly in underserved rural areas.
  • Derick Hall Lindquist (Psychology) from Ohio State University delved into the intricate behavioral adaptations associated with addiction, offering profound insights into the neural underpinnings of this pervasive issue.
  • The conference also welcomed esteemed panelists such as Dr. Agnieszka Ilendo-Milewska (Director, Faculty of Psychology) Private University of Pedagogy Poland, Dr. Cathy Stern (Neuro-Optometrist) New England College of Optometry Boston, Dr. Jigme Singye (Traditional Medicine) from Bhutan, Ms. Mahfuza Afroz Shathi (Chief Nutritionist & Dietician) Imperial Hospital Dhaka, Dr. Matty Demont (Research Leader Markets, Consumers & Nutrition) International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) Philippines, and Dr. A K Lutful Kabir from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Their collective expertise illuminated various facets of global healthcare challenges, sparking engaging dialogues among the attendees.

Distinguished Guests and Global Participation

Janab Javed Ahmed Khan, Minister-in-Charge, Department of Disaster Management and Civil Defence, Govt. of West Bengal, graced the event as the Guest of Honour, underscoring the conference’s significance on a global scale. Mr. Cecil Antony, Chief Mentor, NSHM Knowledge Campus, emphasized, “We are happy with the success of NATCONPH-2023. This conference has been a platform for the exchange of ideas and knowledge that will undoubtedly contribute to the advancement of healthcare worldwide. We are grateful to our esteemed speakers from Germany, the United States, UK, Poland, Philippines Bhutan, Bangladesh for making this event a success.”

Fostering Intellectual Exchange and Future Leadership

A remarkable aspect of NATCONPH-2023 was the presentation of 500+ research papers by healthcare researchers and students across India. This vibrant exchange of ideas underscored the depth of innovation and inquiry within the contemporary health sciences arena. Over a thousand attendees seized the opportunity to engage in insightful discussions, gain valuable knowledge, and network with experts, enriching their understanding of the complex challenges facing the healthcare sector today.

Reflecting on the event, Dr. Subhashis Maity, Director of NSHM Institute of Health Sciences, Kolkata, said, “NATCONPH 2023 has been a strong gathering of minds from across the globe. Witnessing the commitment to innovation and development in healthcare is heartening; it’s a commitment that will shape the future of healthcare worldwide.”

In essence, NATCONPH 2023 exemplifies the potency of shared knowledge and envisions a future where healthcare knows no bounds. Driven by innovation, research, and a shared dedication to global welfare, this conference marked a significant milestone in the journey toward innovative research and development in health sciences. It united pioneering health studies, global cooperation, and forward-thinking industry involvement.


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