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Intl Symposium titled “Academic-Industry-Government Partnerships to Accelerate Radiation Research and Clinical Translation” held

Panaji, Oct 9 (UNI) A two-day international symposium on “Academic-Industry-Government Partnerships to Accelerate Radiation Research and Clinical Translation” (AIG 2018) was organized by Goa University, Gokarma Oncology Association, Nitte University, BITS-Pilani, Goa, and Indian Society for Radiation Biology on October 8 and 9 at International Centre, Dona Paula near the city.
Representatives of academic, industry and Government from across the globe met, did presentations and discussions and analysed the possible ways and means to improve the utilization of radiation for the benefit of common man in general and cancer patients in particular.
Vice Chancellor of Goa University, Professor Varun Sahni, and Vice Chancellor of Nitte-Deemed to-be University, Professor Satheesh Kumar Bhandary, presided over the inaugural function held on October 8, 2018, and the symposium went on for two days. The invited speakers included Dr Charles Limoli, Professor of Radiation Oncology, and Vice Chair of Academic Affairs at the University of California, Irvine, Dr Pataje Prasanna, Program Director, Radiation Research Program, Naional Cancer Institute, USA, Dr Marc Mendonca, Professor of Radiation Oncology and Medical and Molecular Genetics and Director of Radiation and Cancer Biology at Indiana University School of Medicine.
Dr Mansoor Ahmed, Program Director, Radiotherapy Development Branch, National Cancer Institute, USA, Dr Rao V L Papineni, Adjunct Faculty, University of Kansas Medical Centre, USA,
Dr Ramesh Bilimagga, HCG, India, Dr Chandan Guha and Dr Madhur Garg, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY , Dr Nagraj Huilgol, Dr Balabhai Nanavati Hospital, Mumbai, Mr Krishnan Suthanthiran, Best Medical International (Team Best Companies) and Best Cure Foundation, USA
Manyam Subramaniam, Panacea, India, Dr Sapna Nangia, MD, Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, India
,Dr Shekhar Salkar and Dr Gunjan from Manipal Hospital, Goa, participated in the discussions.
Professor Shyama S K from Goa University, Dr Rao V L Papineni from USA acted as the Conveners, from India and abroad, respectively.
Further, Professor Shyama S K managed the local coordination of the event with the assistance of Dr Nitin Sawant as the organizing secretary. Dr Suchetha Kumari coordinated the event from Nitte University side. CME credits are approved to this event by Goa Medical Council.
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