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Indo-British Geriatrics Council Highlights Collaborations in Geriatrics Medicine & Rehabilitation

Highlights of the Congress briefing Monday 30 September 2013 "World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics", 2nd International Conference on HEALTHY AGEING IN THE CHANGING WORLD 2013".
  • <strong>Dr. Hans Raj Bhardwaj, Shri Rajeev Shukla, Padma Vibhushan Justice Shri. M. N. Venkatachaliah, Dr. Amit Arora, Sri Prakash, Ian Felton, and Dr. Srinubabu Gedela.</strong>

Indo-British Geriatrics Council to achieve goals for a dignified and healthy old age- Geriatrics-2013 at Indian Institute of Sciences, Bangalore

    HENDERSON, NV, October 02, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Leading geriatricians, multidisciplinary team of investigators in geriatrics and members of diplomatic corporations gathered in Bangalore, India to highlight the fundamentals regarding the course of age related diseases and the treatment. The discussion took place at the World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics", 2nd International Conference on HEALTHY AGEING IN THE CHANGING WORLD 2013" September 30, 2013-October1, 2013 in J.N. Tata Auditorium, Indian Institute of Sciences, Bangalore jointly organized by BioGenesis - The Euro-Indian Health Cluster (UK), Federation of Asian Biotech Associations (FABA) Hyderabad, India, and OMICS Group International.

Co-hosted by OMICS Group International, the Congress on Gerontology and Geriatrics welcomed leading healthcare specialists including geriatricians, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, social workers, dieticians, and more, from across various continents. To support research and to raise global awareness on geriatrics and gerontology, OMICS Group publishes most complete and reliable source of information on the discoveries and current developments in geriatrics and gerontology in the mode of original articles, review articles, case reports, short communications in all areas of the said field in Journal of Gerontology & Geriatric Research headed by Editor-in-Chief- Hirofumi Tanaka Kinesiology and Health Education College of Education USA and Sean Xiao Leng, Johns Hopkins University USA.

The opening ceremony of the Conference was graced by the presence of members from various diplomatic corporations- Dr. Hans Raj Bhardwaj, Governor of Karnataka, India; Shri Rajeev Shukla, Minister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs and Planning,Government of India; Government of Karnataka State, Bengaloru, India, Chairman of Indo British Geriatric Council and Former Chief Justice of India Padma Vibhushan Justice Shri. M. N. Venkatachaliah, Dr. Amit Arora, Chair of the England Council of British Geriatrics Society; Sri Prakash, Vice -Chancellor,Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bengaluru, India; Ian Felton, British Deputy High Commissioner,Bengaluru,India; Dr. Anoop Amarnath , Director, Apollo Hospitals, Dr. V.P. Rao Scientific Advisor of BioGenesis Euro Indian Health Cluster and Dr. Srinubabu Gedela, Managing Director-OMICS Group International.

The Congress was one of the few international events focused on identifying areas of highest research priority, and research approaches to improve clinical care for older adults. The conference provided a forum for doctors and people related to medical field to brainstorm on various facets of old age related disease.

On the occasion, Ian Felton, British Deputy High Commissioner, Bengaluru unveiled a plaque to symbolize the coming together of two large nations with a mission to provide quality life and improve the well being of elderly in view of a significant shift in global demographics. The Indo-British Geriatrics Council is expected to integrate the knowledge of specialists and geriatricians regarding aging-associated diseases and treatment and is aimed at fostering exchange between the UK and India to facilitate trade and investment encouraging Indian companies to work with and in the UK, and highlighting UK capabilities to Indian companies, with the current and projected growth of older people over the coming decades to have significant health, economic and policy implications globally.

Among the more than 500 participants at this Congress were representatives from Europe, Asia and the United States. Also in attendance were leading education and geriatric experts from more than 150 Regional Centers of Expertise forming a forum for a multidisciplinary team of investigators in geriatrics to identify areas of highest research priority, and develop research approaches to improve clinical care for older adults.

OMICS Group International is an amalgamation of Open Access publications and worldwide international science conferences and events. Established in the year 2007 with the sole aim of making the information on Sciences and technology 'Open Access', OMICS Group publishes 300 online open access scholarly journals in all aspects of Science, Engineering, Management and Technology journals. OMICS Group has been instrumental in taking the knowledge on Science & technology to the doorsteps of ordinary men and women. Research Scholars, Students, Libraries, Educational Institutions, Research centers and the industry are main stakeholders that benefited greatly from this knowledge dissemination. OMICS Group also organizes 100 International conferences annually across the globe, where knowledge transfer takes place through debates, round table discussions, poster presentations, workshops, symposia and exhibitions.OMICS Group International ventured into Scientific Alliance, has already signed agreement with more than 100 scientific associations worldwide to make health care and scientific information open access. This brings together a platform for global networking among the community through shared resources and working together in multifarious key areas.


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