Events

One-Week International Course in HRM & EBM

Oct 09 - 13, 2017

One Week International Course in Health Research Methodology and Evidence Based Medicine

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We from the Division of Clinical Research & Training (DCRT) at St. John's have been conducting courses in Health Research Methods, Evidence Based Medicine and Data Management in collaboration with McMaster University, Canada and supported by the NIH, USA, since 2009 as part of the Centre of Excellence Program

In the last 8 years, we have trained 1,189 health professionals including, doctors, nurses, pharmacists, ethics committee members, industry professionals, post graduate students, study coordinators, regulatory officials and health policy makers from India and other countries such as Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Kenya, Tanzania, Oman, Singapore and the UK.

We will use different teaching / learning methods such as lectures, journal clubs, demonstrative statistics practical and group discussions. The faculty are experienced researchers and teachers from India & abroad.

At the end of the workshop, a certificate of participation will be given to deserving candidates.

CME credits are awarded to eligible candidates.

 

Research Training and Travel Grants

Participants can apply for Research Training and travel grants subject to approval of grant applications.

Click here to view the poster for the Research Training Award

Click here to download the Application Form for the Research Training Award

Concession Criteria: 25% discount in the registration fees:

  1. For students/ trainees, candidates from our network institutions
  2. For 3 or more candidates from the same institution

To avail of the discount, a letter from the Department / Institutional Head should be sent by email to hrm_training@sjri.res.in & addressed to:

Dr. Denis Xavier MD, MSc,
Professor, Dept. of Pharmacology,
St. John's Medical College,
Head, Division of Clinical Research and Training,
St. John's Research Institute,
Bangalore

 

The registration fees can be sent as:

  1. Demand Draft or
  2. NEFT

1.  Demand Draft drawn in favour of St. John's Research Institute payable at Bangalore

Kindly mention the following behind the DD:

  1. Name of the person attending the course
  2. Name of the Institution of the person attending the course and
  3. Name of the course as HRM_EBM, 2017

Kindly send us a scanned copy of the DD to hrm_training@sjri.res.in before posting it.

Address for posting the DD
Nandini Mathur
Senior Training Coordinator
Division of Clinical Research & Training
St. John's research Institute
Koramangala, Bangalore - 560 034
Ph: 080 49467086, 49467082

The demand draft should reach us before the dates mentioned in the poster to avail concession.

 

2.  NEFT

Beneficiary Name: St. John’s Research Institute,
Bank Name: Bank of Baroda,
Beneficiary’s bank A/C: #05210100024920,
Branch: John Nagar, St. Johns Medical College, Koramangala, Bangalore - 560034,
IFSC code: BARB0STJOHN (5th digit is zero)

Kindly Note: In the remark section, please mention the name of the person attending the course and the name of the Course as HRM_EBM_2017 without fail.

 

Registration fee includes course material, breakfast, coffee/tea/snacks & lunch.

Online Course on Medical Certification of Cause of Death (MCCD)

Sep 01,2017

Medical Certification of Cause of Death (MCCD) is an important source of cause-specific mortality data for a country. Apart from being a public health surveillance tool, a medical death certificate is also a legal document for the family of the deceased. Every medical practitioner is obligated to issue a ‘death certificate’ to the family of the deceased. Inaccurate entries in these death certificates can lead to incorrect mortality data collection, misdirected public health measures, legal hassles and impediments to further research.

This web-based course aims to strengthen the capacity of medical practitioners in ensuring adequate, appropriate and accurate medical certification of cause of death.

  • It can be taken up at one’s own free time and convenience. It provides an opportunity for all doctors who are otherwise busy practitioners and are unable to travel or obtain leave to attend CMEs (Continuing Medical Education)

  • The total duration of this course is 8 hours.  The course will be open from 1st September, 2017, onwards. Anyone who starts the course on a given date must complete it within a period of one month

  • It is divided into 3 Modules with each module comprising of one to four Units

  • To obtain the Course Certificate, the participant has to complete all the modules and then take up the final assessment and obtain 60% marks within a month's time

Upon successful completion, all participants will be awarded 2 CME credit points as per Karnataka Medical Council guidelines.

Course Schedule:

No

Name

Duration

1

Module 1: Certification of Cause of Death

 

1.1

Unit 1: Introduction to Cause of Death

40 min

1.2

Unit 2: Ascertaining the Cause of Death

100 min

1.3

Unit 3: Death Certificate – parts, types and filling up     

75 min

1.4

Unit 4: Errors in filling death certificates

65 min

2

Module 2: ICD Coding

 

2.1

Unit 1: Introduction to Clinical Coding

45 min

2.2

Unit 2: Assigning an ICD code

80 min

2.3

Unit 3: Filling ICD code on a death certificate

50 min

3

Module 3: Mortality statistics in India

 

3.1

Unit 1: Mortality statistics in India

25 min

 

Who Should Attend:
This online course is suitable for all allopathic doctors (of any specialty) and dentists currently registered with any medical/dental council in India and also for medical interns with a provisional medical council registration.

Organization and Delivery:
The course will be hosted and delivered online by St John’s Medical College and Research Institute. After successful registration, all participants will be provided with a 'username' and 'password'. The course can then be accessed any time from a desktop, laptop or tablet.

Registration:
Registration is to be done online at the web-link given below. Payment for registration is accepted via credit card, debit card or net banking. It is to be paid along with the submission of the registration form and the medical council registration details directly on the website. Registration is now open.

For Registrations, please CLICK HERE

Workshop Fee:
Rs. 750/- 

For further enquiry and registration, contact

Course Director
Dr Prem K. Mony, MD
Professor & Head
Division of Epidemiology & Population Health
St. John’s Research Institute
&
Department of Community Medicine
St. John's Medical College

Course Coordinator
Dr Kavya. R, MPH
Assistant Professor
Division of Epidemiology & Population Health
St. John’s Research Institute

E-mail: epibio@sjri.res.in

Dr. H.J. Mehta Memorial Oration - by Dr. Rohit Kulkarni

Aug 18,2017

St John’s Medical College Alumni Association, Bangalore, cordially invites you to the Dr. H.J. Mehta Memorial Oration to be delivered by Rohit Kulkarni M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA and Head of Section on Islet Biology and Senior Investigator, Joslin Diabetes Centre, on the topic titled “THE NEW BIOLOGY OF DIABETES: FROM CHARAKA-SUSHRUTA TO CRISPR”.

Venue: Pope Paul Auditorium, St. John’s Research Institute

Date: Friday, August 18th, 2017

Time: 2:30 PM

Infosys Prize Lecture - For and by India: The Rotavirus Vaccine Story

Aug 04,2017

For and by India: The Rotavirus Vaccine Story - by Infosys Prize laureate Prof. Gagandeep Kang

Nearly one lakh children die each year in India due severe diarrhea caused by Rotavirus.  India is home to one-third of the world’s unimmunized children and the reason for this is that most available vaccines are developed outside India,  they are expensive and of low efficacy for undernourished children. The question that confronted our scientists was – How can we save these children and improve their quality of life?

 Infosys Prize laureate Prof. Gagandeep Kang has worked on this problem for over two decades and has tested and developed a vaccine in India that addresses these issues . In 2016, the oral rotavirus vaccine that Prof. Kang worked on was introduced into the national immunization program. Her findings have enormous implications for public health measures to thwart life threatening diseases like rotavirus.

Venue: Pope Paul VI Auditorium, St. John’s Research Institute

Date: August 4th, 2017

Time: 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Read more about the speaker

EpiBio 2017

Jul 18 - 26, 2017

Theory and Practice of Epidemiology & Biostatistics

This hybrid course in Epidemiology and Biostatistics has an online introductory component spread over 2 weeks prior to the start of the course and an intensive 8-day face-to-face component. Completion of quizzes at the end of online phase is mandatory prior to attending the face-to-face course. The course aims to integrate theory and application in epidemiology, medicine, population health and biostatistics. This workshop is for faculty and postgraduate medical/allied health sciences students, PhD students, post-doctorates and others associated with health research. No prior knowledge of research methodology or biostatistics is required.

Dates:
Online Course: 1st –12th July, 2017 &
On-site Course: 18th -26th July, 2017

Course Fee:
Before 3rd July: Rs. 8,500/- (for students) & Rs. 12,500/- (for faculty)
After 3rd July: Rs. 12,500/- (for students) & Rs. 17,500/- (for faculty)
[Additional 15% service tax applicable on all fees]

Application Process: See the attached EpiBio brochure, fill in the registration form and send in the tuition fees.

REGISTRATION IS CURRENTLY CLOSED

Stable Isotopic Techniques in Human Nutrition – Introductory Workshop

Jun 12 - 13, 2017

SJRI is planning to conduct a two-day introductory course on “Stable Isotopic Techniques in Human Nutrition”.   The proposed course will help to build capacity and train young professionals in the use of stable isotopic techniques in nutrition.  Since the potential participants of the course are from academic and research background, this training will help them to start using stable isotopes in their nutrition related research and answer questions related to nutrients, body composition and energy expenditure. 

Who Can Apply:
Potential candidates may be currently involved in nutrition, clinical, research, program, policy, or laboratory work, including medical students, physicians and allied health professionals. Junior faculty in medicine and public health at academic institutions throughout India are also invited to participate in this training program.

Date: June 12-13th, 2017

Course Fee:
There is no course fee. The candidates will be selected on competitive selection method. The candidates will be provided with the course reading material and handouts.

Accommodation & Travel:
Accommodation (Twin sharing basis) arrangements at St. Johns will be made by SJRI. Breakfast & Lunch will be provided.

Travel Reimbursement will not be made - You will have to arrange for your own travel.

The Course will cover:
Didactic lectures and small group hands-on sessions on the following topics:

  • The use of stable isotopic methods in public health nutrition
  • Estimation of energy expenditure using doubly labelled water technique
  • Use of stable isotopes in assessing breast milk intake
  • Assessing Vitamin A Status using stable isotopes
  • Stable isotopic approaches to assess iron bioavailability
  • Hands on session with Data sets for body composition, lactation energy expenditure and iron metabolism.

To Apply:
Fill in the application form available in the attachment below and send it back by 15th May, 2017.

Bangalore Boston Nutrition Collaborative

Jan 09 - 20, 2017

St. John’s Research Institute (SJRI) in conjunction with the Harvard School of Public Health and Tufts University are offering an interdisciplinary two-week course at SJRI. This International Nutrition Research Methods Course will introduce students to public health research topics through critical evaluation of scientific literature and exploration of a variety of demographic, epidemiological, biological and social factors that affect nutritional status. In addition to completing a core curriculum, students will have an opportunity to explore selected research areas in-depth through development of a research presentation and collaboration with faculty members from three institutions.

The Bangalore Boston Nutrition Collaborative has successfully conducted this 2-week short course since 7 years and is planning to continue it in 2017.

Course Objectives:

  • Explore the role of nutritional factors and health outcomes, through critical evaluation of the scientific literature and exploration of demographic, epidemiological, biological, social, political, and economic determinants
  • Gain substantive knowledge in topic areas related to public health nutrition research, including: clinical nutrition, physiology, biochemistry, and molecular nutrition
  • Enhance methodological skills in areas of nutritional, infectious disease, and chronic disease epidemiology, with emphasis on clinical, research, and laboratory areas
  • Discuss the latest findings from epidemiologic studies on the role of nutrition in the prevention, care, and treatment of health outcomes - including interpretation and synthesis of research findings, potential mechanisms, study design limitations, and public health implications - and integrate research findings to inform public health recommendations and program design and implementation, based on current evidence

Who Can Apply:
Potential candidates may be currently involved in nutrition, clinical, research, program, policy, or laboratory work, including medical students, physicians and allied health professionals. Junior faculty in medicine, nursing, and public health at academic institutions throughout India are also invited to participate in this training program. Candidates should demonstrate a strong commitment to public health practice and/or research.

Course Fee:
There is no course fee*. The candidates will be selected on competitive selection method. The candidates will be provided with the course manual (including background reading material and handouts), and relevant books.

Accommodation:
Food and stay arrangements at St. Johns will be made by Bangalore Boston Nutrition Collaborative (BBNC) and travel costs (train) will be reimbursed to the participants*.

To Apply:
The application form is available in the attachment below.

The Course:
Didactic lectures and small group practical sessions will be given on the following topics:

  • Human Nutrition
  • Nutritional Physiology
  • Molecular Nutrition
  • Nutritional Assessment
  • Nutritional Biochemistry
  • Health Policy and Nutrition
  • Micronutrient Interventions
  • Ethics in Nutrition and Global Health
  • Nutrition in Humanitarian Emergencies
  • Principles of Biostatistics
  • Survey Methods and Data Analysis
  • Epidemiologic Research Methods
  • Nutritional Epidemiology
  • Infectious Disease Epidemiology
  • Obesity & Chronic Disease Epidemiology
  • Scientific Manuscript & Proposal Development
  • Using Internet to Extract Evidence

*Applicable only for students from India

One-Week International Course in HRM & EBM.

Nov 08 - 12, 2016

One-Week International Course in Health Research Methodology and Evidence Based Medicine (November 08-12, 2016)

Click Here to View Course Poster

We from the Division of Clinical Research & Training (DCRT) at St. John's have been conducting courses in Health Research Methods, Evidence Based Medicine and Data Management in collaboration with McMaster University, Canada and supported by the NIH, USA, since 2009 as part of the Centre of Excellence Program.

The Karnataka Medical Council accredited and awarded 6 credit points for this course.

The course was designed for faculty and postgraduate students from medical, nursing and pharmacy colleges, ethics committee members, regulators and health policy makers.

We had 88 participants who represented 41 institutions from India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Cameroon.

The faculty were from St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore, Eternal Heart Care Centre, Jaipur, AIIMS, Bhopal, Narayana Health, Bengaluru and McMaster University, Canada.

We had 19 interactive lectures, 4 small group Zen protocol discussions, 3 statistical practical sessions, 4 journal clubs and 4 project presentations.

The group activities included four journal clubs (Registry/Cross Sectional Study, Case Control, Randomised Controlled Trial and Systematic Review/Meta Analysis) and four project presentations (Registry/Cross Sectional Study, Cohort Study, Randomised Controlled Trial Design and Case Control)

The course ended on 12th Nov with a valedictory function & Hi- tea at which prizes were distributed.

Certificates of CME accreditation and participation were given to candidates who had attended all the sessions.

The outcome of the course was to enhance the awareness in clinical research methods and evidence based practice.

Click here to know more about the Division of Clinical Research and Training

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EpiBio 2016

Jul 11 - 20, 2016

This intensive 9-day course in Epidemiology and Biostatistics introduces research methodologies, epidemiological designs, and statistical analyses in relation to health sciences. The course aims to integrate theory and application in epidemiology, medicine, population health and biostatistics. This workshop is for faculty and postgraduate medical/allied health sciences students, PhD students, post-doctorates and others associated with health research. No prior knowledge of research methodology or biostatistics is required.

Dates: 11th - 20th July, 2016

Course Fee: Registration before 30th June = Rs. 9000/- (nine thousand only); after 30th June = Rs. 10000/- (ten thousand only)

Application Process: See the below attached EpiBio brochure, fill the registration form and send in along with the demand draft.

Note: All seats are filled. Registration is closed.

EpiBioDem 2016

Jul 11 - 21, 2016

This intensive one week course in Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Demography introduces research methodologies, epidemiological designs, demographic techniques and statistical analyses in relation to population health sciences. The course aims to integrate theory and application in epidemiology, medicine, population health and biostatistics. This workshop is for faculty and postgraduate students in the field of population health. No prior knowledge of research methodology, biostatistics or demography is required.

Dates: 11th July - 21st July, 2016

Course Fee: Registration before 30th June = Rs. 10000/- (ten thousand only); after 30th June = Rs. 11000/- (eleven thousand only)

Application Process: See the below attached EpiBioDem schedule, fill the registration form and send in along with the demand draft.

Note: All seats are filled. Registration is closed.

Statistical Analysis of Count Data

Jun 07,2016

Course Overview:

The workshop will introduce count data, understanding assumptions, assessing fit of the model and interpreting model parameters and associated statistics. We will cover modern approaches to analyzing count data including Poisson regression, Negative Binomial regression, Generalized Poisson model, Zero-inflated and Zero Truncated Poisson and Negative Binomial models. The workshop is intended for practicing researchers who wishes to analyze count data. The course will be mostly non-technical with lecture and some hands-on analysis. The lecture analyses will be demonstrated using STATA software.

 Learning Objectives:

  1. Gain understanding of count data and its characteristics
  2. Learn about different count data models (Poisson, Negative Binomial, Generalized Poisson, ZIP and ZINB models.
  3. Hone skills in comprehension and evaluation of statistical methods for count used in articles data from important studies in public health and medicine

Participants: Maximum 20 participants.

The course is open for practicing researcher who wishes to model count data  with following backgrounds biostatistics or statistics, epidemiology, medicine, dental and public health. Prerequisite for this workshop is general competency in understanding of multivariable linear regression and logistic regression models.

Application: You can apply by sending an email to the below mentioned email ID followed by the payment of fees -

  • Demand draft (DD) drawn in favour of St. John’s Research Institute, Bangalore or
  • By NEFT [beneficiary name: St. John’s Research Institute; bank name: Bank of Baroda; beneficiary’s bank A/c #: 05210100024920; branch: John Nagar, St. John’s Medical College, Koramangala, Bangalore-560034; IFSC code: BARB0STJOHN (5th digit zero)]

Course Fee: Rs. 5000/- per participant (excludes travel and incidentals)

Date: Tuesday, June 7, 2016 (One day)

Venue: Biorepository conference hall, St. John’s Research Institute, Bangalore - 560034

Course Faculty:
Dr. Shankar Viswanathan, DrPH, MSc
Assistant Professor, Division of Biostatistics
Department of Epidemiology and Population Health
Albert Einstein College of Medicine,
Bronx, New York, USA

Course Co-ordinator:
Dr. Tinku Thomas PhD
Associate Professor
Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
St. John’s Research Institute
Koramangala
Bangalore – 560034
Email: tinku.sarah@sjri.res.in

For registration form and further details, please see the attachment below.

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Bangalore Boston Nutrition Collaborative

Jan 04 - 15, 2016

St. John’s Research Institute (SJRI) in conjunction with the Harvard School of Public Health and Tufts University are offering an interdisciplinary two-week course at SJRI. This International Nutrition Research Methods Course will introduce students to public health research topics through critical evaluation of scientific literature and exploration of a variety of demographic, epidemiological, biological and social factors that affect nutritional status. In addition to completing a core curriculum, students will have an opportunity to explore selected research areas in-depth through development of a research presentation and collaboration with faculty members from three institutions.

The Bangalore Boston Nutrition Collaborative has successfully conducted this 2-week short course since 7 years and is planning to continue it in 2017.

Course Objectives:

  • Explore the role of nutritional factors and health outcomes, through critical evaluation of the scientific literature and exploration of demographic, epidemiological, biological, social, political, and economic determinants
  • Gain substantive knowledge in topic areas related to public health nutrition research, including: clinical nutrition, physiology, biochemistry, and molecular nutrition
  • Enhance methodological skills in areas of nutritional, infectious disease, and chronic disease epidemiology, with emphasis on clinical, research, and laboratory areas
  • Discuss the latest findings from epidemiologic studies on the role of nutrition in the prevention, care, and treatment of health outcomes - including interpretation and synthesis of research findings, potential mechanisms, study design limitations, and public health implications - and integrate research findings to inform public health recommendations and program design and implementation, based on current evidence

Who Can Apply:
Potential candidates may be currently involved in nutrition, clinical, research, program, policy, or laboratory work, including medical students, physicians and allied health professionals. Junior faculty in medicine, nursing, and public health at academic institutions throughout India are also invited to participate in this training program. Candidates should demonstrate a strong commitment to public health practice and/or research.

Course Fee:
There is no course fee*. The candidates will be selected on competitive selection method. The candidates will be provided with the course manual (including background reading material and handouts), and relevant books.

Accommodation:
Food and stay arrangements at St. Johns will be made by Bangalore Boston Nutrition Collaborative (BBNC) and travel costs (train) will be reimbursed to the participants*.

To Apply:
The application form is available in the attachment below.

The Course:
Didactic lectures and small group practical sessions will be given on the following topics:

  • Human Nutrition
  • Nutritional Physiology
  • Molecular Nutrition
  • Nutritional Assessment
  • Nutritional Biochemistry
  • Health Policy and Nutrition
  • Micronutrient Interventions
  • Ethics in Nutrition and Global Health
  • Nutrition in Humanitarian Emergencies
  • Principles of Biostatistics
  • Survey Methods and Data Analysis
  • Epidemiologic Research Methods
  • Nutritional Epidemiology
  • Infectious Disease Epidemiology
  • Obesity & Chronic Disease Epidemiology
  • Scientific Manuscript & Proposal Development
  • Using Internet to Extract Evidence

*Applicable only for students from India

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A Dancer's Story: The Two Sides of Life

Dec 11,2015

A Dancer's Story: The Two Sides of Life
A Lecture - Demonstration by Odissi Dancer, Ashwini Raghupathy

Humanizing Medicine through Creative Expression Series

Date: Friday, December 11, 2015
Time: 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Venue: Pope Paul VI Auditorium, St. John's Research Institute

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ICMR One-Week International Course

Nov 23 - 27, 2015

ICMR One-Week International Course in Health Research Methodology and Evidence Based Medicine (November 23-27, 2015)

We from the Division of Clinical Research & Training (DCRT) at St. John's have been conducting courses in Health Research Methods, Evidence Based Medicine and Data Management in collaboration with McMaster University, Canada and supported by the NIH, USA, since 2009 as part of the Centre of Excellence Program. 

In the last 6 years, we have trained close to 1,000 health professionals that include doctors, nurses, pharmacists, ethics committee members, industry professionals, post graduate students, study coordinators, regulatory officials and health policy makers from India and other countries like Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Kenya, Tanzania and the UK.

The Karnataka Medical Council accredited and awarded 6 credit points for this workshop

104 participants attended from 33 institutions from India, Kenya, Singapore and Oman. 36 were clinicians and 68 were are non-clinicians

We had 17 interactive lectures, 4 small group Zen protocol discussions, 3 statistical practical sessions, 4 journal clubs and 4 project presentations.

9 lectures were on health research methods, 4 on evidence based medicine, 2 on statistics and 2 on project management. 

This course enabled participants to give essential skills in designing, developing and conducting high quality health research projects and communicating the findings.

Furthermore, most participants expressed that they made wonderful friends and several potential collaborators. This will help them to take on meaningful and large research projects in the near future.

Click here to know more about the Division of Clinical Research and Training

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Insights from Carnatic Music and Its Influence on Humanity

Apr 10,2015

A lecture – demonstration by TM Krishna, a well known Carnatic music vocalist.

Venue: St. John's Research Institute

Creative Writing Workshop for Medical Students and Medical Faculty

Jan 30,2015

The workshop will show how creative writing is not only essential in good fiction, essays and poetry but also in all forms of communication and writing. It is also an important tool in documenting observations and enabling critical insight and understanding.

The workshop is interactive with active involvement of students and plenty of scope for discussion.

Venue: St. John's Medical College

National Bioethics Conference

Dec 11 - 13, 2014

The fifth NBC is being held at the St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore.  The priority themes of this year’s conference are dual issues of integrity and corruption in healthcare and research. The conference aims to explore various sides of corruption and examines the limits and dimensions of integrity for health professionals and the health system.  In addition to the keynote addresses, there will be paper and poster presentations and workshops which will be selected by a scientific committee.  There will also be screening of films centred around the conference theme. “The Dolls Speak” is a special exhibition at the conference which is guaranteed to enlighten and enthral all.

Dates: 11th to 13th December, 2014

Venue:  
St. John’s Medical College,  
Koramangala,  
Bangalore

Further details regarding the conference and the registration process are available in the attachment linked below:

National Bioethics Conference

Dec 11 - 12, 2014

A healthy mix of films, theatre and exhibition at the 5th NBC

PUT December 11 and 12 in your diary for a ‘first’ you cannot miss –  award-winning films, specially crafted plays and an evocative exhibition during the conference on ethics in medicine.

The integrity of medical practitioners and corruption in the healthcare industry concern us all – especially when we or our loved ones are ill. So, along with the National Bioethics Conference on Integrity in Health care, there’s a parallel festival of films, short 10-minute plays and a dolls exhibition on the relevance of empathy and ethics in medicine. This will be FREE and open to the public.

For more on the films, the schedule and the venues, click on the attachment below.

Email humanities_events@sjri.res.in to address queries.

Health Technology Assessment Workshop

Dec 08 - 12, 2014

The Division of Medical Informatics, St. John’s Research Institute, Bangalore, in collaboration with The Maastricht University, Netherlands, is conducting the “Health Technology Assessment Workshop” at St. John’s Research Institute between December 8th and 12th, 2014.
 
This mentorship training program targets researchers who want to start or continue their career in HTA / health economic  research.
 
The objective of the workshop is to support researchers in developing HTA research projects in India. Every HTA research project consists of a number of elements i.e.; design of an HTA study; choosing between a model-based and/or trial-based economic evaluation study; outcomes and quality of life assessment ; identification and measurement of resource use; valuation of costs; synthesizing costs and outcome; uncertainty and reporting. In this workshop, all these elements will be covered and lectured by international experts.  Next to that, during the workshop, several sessions on “Research Ideas” will be planned in which small subgroups will work on research ideas for each element of the workshop. The last day will be devoted to synthesizing the research ideas into complete research project.

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South Asian Regional Mentoring the Mentors in Global Health Research Workshop

Nov 20 - 21, 2014

The Division of Medical Informatics, St. John’s Research Institute, Bangalore, in collaboration with The University of California Global Health Institute (UCGHI) is conducting the “South Asian Regional Mentoring the Mentors in Global Health Research Workshop” at St. John’s Research Institute, Bangalore on November 20th and 21st, 2014.
 
This mentorship training program targets mid-level to senior-level investigators interested in further developing their mentorship skills in global health research.
 
There is a very interesting line-up of seminars, breakout sessions and presentations for this workshop.  These include presentations from various regions throughout South Asia, which will allow sharing of challenges and successes at individual institutions.

ICMR One-Week Course

Nov 17 - 22, 2014

ICMR One-Week Course in Health Research Methodology and Evidence Based Medicine (November 17 - 22, 2014)

St. John’s Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore in association with Population Health Research Institute, McMaster University, Canada, conducted a one-week course on Health Research Methodology and Evidence Based Medicine from November 17th to 22nd , 2014.

The Karnataka Medical Council had awarded accreditation and 6 credit points for this workshop.

The workshop was designed for faculty and postgraduate students from medical, nursing and pharmacy colleges, ethics committee members, regulators and health policy makers.

Of the total 49 that registered, 36 attended this workshop that represented over 17 institutions from India and Sri Lanka.

The course methods had 21 interactive lectures, 4 small group Zen project discussions, 4 statistical practical sessions, 4 journal clubs and 4 project presentations.

The course ended on 22nd Nov with a valedictory function at which prizes were distributed to the best two groups. The course prizes were awarded based on the academic performance of the group. Certificates of CME accreditation and participation were given to candidates who had attended all the sessions on all the days.

The outcome of the course was to enhance the awareness in clinical research methods and evidence based practice.

This course would also help to empower them with skills in designing, developing and conducting high quality research projects and communicating the findings.

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Quantitative Methods in Nutrition - Analytical Approaches to Incorporating Dietary Biomarkers & Reducing Measurment

Oct 27,2014

This one week workshop will introduce participants to analytical methods for data arising from different study designs in nutrition.  The course aims to integrate theory and application in nutritional epidemiology and biostatistics with a focus on public health perspectives. The workshop will include lectures, group work, participant presentations and hands-on training using statistical software. Junior researchers, physicians, doctoral and post doctoral fellows, and practitioners of public health in nutrition and obesity related research are welcome to participate.
 
The discounted rates are extended till 15th October, 2014.
 
For more details, please see the attachment below.

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Small Babies: Food for Thought

May 30,2014

Topic: "Small Babies: Food for Thought"
 
Speaker: Dr. Anura V Kurpad, Professor, Department of Physiology, St. John's Medical College and Head, Division of Nutrition, St. John's Research Institute
 
Date: Friday, 30th May, 2014
 
Time: 2:30 PM
 
Venue:
Pope Paul VI Auditorium,
St. John's Research Institute,
Bangalore 

St. John’s Golden Jubilee CME

Apr 04,2014

St. John’s Medical College is celebrating its Golden Jubilee Year from August 2013 to August 2014. To commemorate this special landmark, a series of symposia and CMEs’ are being organized by various departments of the medical college.
 
As part of the recent curricular reforms pro-posed by the Medical Council of India (MCI), it has been suggested that medical colleges in India need to have an e-learning component in the undergraduate medical curriculum to supplement the existing methods. E-learning is a learning approach that is interactive, learner-centered and flexible. It offers the opportunity for immediate and specific feedback, objective testing and makes the learning experience more enjoyable. Another advantage of e-learning is that it offers the student a choice in terms of the time, place and pace of learning.
 
The Departments of Anatomy and Medical Informatics at St. John’s have been at the forefront of the e-learning initiatives of the institution. We would like to share some of our experiences in this field with faculty from other medical colleges. The broad goal of this CME will be to provide an overview of the applications of e-learning in medical education.
 
Topics Covered:

  • Concepts of e-learning and their practical applications
  • Design and applications of Learning Management Systems (LMS)
  • Applications of e-learning in anatomy education
  • Introduction to image analysis and morphometry
  • Applications of e-learning for clinical teaching
  • e-learning innovations in health care

Doll's Exhibition

Apr 04 - 05, 2014

The Dolls are back again to tell us their stories and inspire our lives!
 
This time in keeping with the Christian season of Lent, the iconic Doll maker Francoise Bosteels brings to us "Human Icons and Sacred Stories", where biblical messages are re-conveyed in a contemporary Indian context.
 
Dates: 
April 4th, 2014, Friday - 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
April 5th, 2014, Saturday - 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
 
Venue: 
History of Medicine Museum, 1st Floor,
Health and Humanities Building,
St. John's Research Institute
 
ALL ARE WELCOME! 

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Audio Film

Mar 27,2014

Dear Colleague / Friend,
 
You are invited to experience and give your feedback on an Audio Film (29 minutes) by Sindhu Thirumalaisamy.
 
It is focussed on a re-looking, or rather, a re-listening to restricted medical spaces (ICUs, theatres, wards, etc). The film maker uses a non-medical gaze to look at the interactions between people and technology in these spaces. It is an attempt to create a window through which to break away from an ‘anaesthesia that permeates the entire hospital environment’, to be able to experience the hospital beyond its strict medical functions.

  • Sindhu Thirumalaisamy (b.1990 in Coimbatore) is an artist and film maker based in Bangalore. Her work often begins with acts of listening and explores the relationships between information, perception and imagination in public spaces. She graduated from Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology in 2012 with a focus in Digital Video Production. She currently works as a freelance sound recordist and editor, collaborating with artists on a number of audio-visual projects. Her work has been shown at Khoj International Artists Association, Bangalore International Centre, Goethe Institut and several film festivals including IAWRT Asian Women's Film Festival, Urban Lens Film Festival and Voices from the Waters International Film Festival.

Date: 27th March, 2014 (Thursday)
 
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
 
Venue: Admin Block Hall, Ground Floor, next to SJRI Cafeteria
 
Please confirm your participation by email to humanities_events@sjri.res.in
 
Please pass this on to anyone who might be interested.
 
ALL ARE WELCOME!!

Global Burden of Disease: Risks and Opportunities in Global Health

Mar 13,2014

The Department of Medical Education, St. John’s Medical College, has organized a talk by Dr. Molly Cooke, MD, FACP, President - American College of Physicians & Professor, Medicine, University of California San Francisco on “Global Burden of Disease: Risks and Opportunities in Global Health”.
 
Date: 13th March, 2014, Thursday
 
Time: 2:30 PM
 
Venue:
Pope Paul VI Auditorium,
St. John’s Research Institute,
Bangalore – 560034
 
ALL ARE WELCOME!

A Three Day Workshop in Data Management & Biostatistics for Health Professionals

Mar 04 - 06, 2014

St. John’s Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore in association with McMaster University, Canada, organised a CME Program on data management and biostatistics from March 4th to 6th, 2014. It was conducted as part of the NHLBI Centre of Excellence (CoE) activities. The workshop was designed for health care professionals including faculty, postgraduate and PhD students from medical, Nursing and pharmacy colleges from India.

Of the 70 candidates that registered for the workshop, 56 candidates from 21 cities in India attended.

The objective of the workshop was to enhance basic knowledge of the participants and advance their skills in data management and biostatistics. The Speakers included a group of senior professors, statisticians and researchers from St. John’s Medical College, who have extensive experience in the selected topics.  The course methods included lectures on study design and methods, case report forms, preparing tables, graphs and figures, referencing software, data management, project management, writing research grants and writing for a journal

A temporary version of licensed SPSS was loaded into the laptops of the individuals. Statistics was taught as interactive lectures and practical. The topics covered were sampling and sample size, parametric tests, non-parametric tests, correlation and regression.

The candidates had access to a learning management system TYRO that runs on a platform called TUSK Developed by TUFTs University, Boston.

Overall, this workshop provided the participants a comprehensive understanding of the various aspects of study designs, data management, biostatistics, project management and writing statistics for grants and biomedical journals. The participants were also familiarized with basics in statistical methods, referencing software and were given practical demonstrations of SPSS for conducting few key tests involved in data analyses.

The participants evaluated the course based on lectures, statistics practical, TYRO, food, accommodation and time schedules. The overall assessment was good (3.9 /5). They mentioned that the workshop was very systematically organised, time schedule was maintained and that the faculty used examples from their own experiences. They found TYRO was very easy to operate and overall utility was very good (4.2/5).

The major areas of learning was the use of EndNote reference manager, data management, presentation skills, sample size calculation, analysis and presentation of data. The overall learning by statistics practical was rated as 3.9/5.

The candidates recommended that the statistics practical be of longer duration and more emphasis be given to data management and EndNote.

The Development and Preservation of Tibetan Medicine in India

Feb 11,2014

For centuries, Tibetan medicine constituted not only a vibrant field of scholarship and the prime health resource in Tibet, but also – together with Tibetan Buddhism – an important hegemonic tool to expand and consolidate Tibetan cultural and political influence far beyond the borders of Central Tibet. In the 20th century, however, two connected developments presented a serious rupture for Tibetan medical knowledge: the Chinese occupation of Tibet and the Tibetan government’s move into exile on the one hand, and the subsequent encounters with modern biomedicine and capitalism in Tibet and the exile on the other. Like Tibetan society as a whole, Tibetan medicine was thus faced with an unprecedented crisis, and became re-inscribed in a register of cultural loss and preservation. This paper will examine this transformation of Tibetan medicine in the particular context of the Indian exile. What happens when a previously hegemonic knowledge becomes fugitive and turns, faced with the risk of loss and a fundamental uncertainty regarding its future, into both the object and means of cultural preservation?
 
The first part of the paper will address these questions by historically exploring the processes of loss, preservation and transformation of Tibetan medical knowledge since 1959. I will argue that while the loss of knowledge constitutes a genuine concern for Tibetan medical practitioners, its preservation needs to be understood as an ethico-political process that produces and reconfigures the very knowledge it seeks to preserve.
 
The second part of the paper will explore the politics of Tibetan medical knowledge and its preservation/ production in the present context. Here, I will argue that Tibetan medicine serves as an important field for cultural and economic ties with the wider Tibetan cultural area (Mongolia, Buryatia, Bhutan, Ladakh and other Himalayan regions), through which Tibetans seek to maintain/reconstruct their old cultural influence beyond the Tibetan nation.
 
Despite the crisis and rupture of exile and modernization, Tibetan medicine thus constitutes an emerging knowledge industry with considerable hegemonic power in Tibet’s cultural contact zones.
 
Speaker: Stephan Kloos MSc, MPhil, PhD, Institute for Social Anthropology, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna
 
Date: February 11th, 2013 (Tuesday) at 2:00 pm
 
Venue: Pope Paul VI Auditorium, St. John’s Research Institute
 
All are welcome
 
For more details, send an email to humanities_events@sjri.res.in or call 49467000

Search Skills Workshop

Feb 08,2014

At the end of the workshop the student should be able to:

  • Search efficiently and accurately for technical information using Google Scholar and Pubmed.
  • Have an awareness of other available validated online resources.
  • Quote references in standard, accepted formats.
  • Be aware of copyright issues of downloaded material.
  • Use the resources available through the RGUHS website.
  • Search efficiently and accurately for information available in the library without the use of IT.

Research Methods in Maternal Health

Jan 20 - 25, 2014

The MHYP is a professional development program that selects mentors and trains young health professionals working to improve maternal health outcomes in India. The overall goal of the program is to enhance the knowledge, skills and capabilities of young professionals and to build their capacity to improve maternal health in India.
 
Date: 20 to 25 January, 2014
 
Venue: St. John’s Research Institute
 
Workshop Fee: Rs. 3000/- (three thousand only)
 
Application Process: See attached brochure for details

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Regenerative Medicine and Reconstrutive Surgery

Dec 14,2013

St. John’s Research Institute presents a unique opportunity to meet experts from the University Hospital of Lausanne (CHUV) and learn more about how research into the skin is advancing therapeutic options for burn victims and others.
 
There will be a talk by Prof. Wassim Raffoul and Prof. Lee Ann Laurent-Applegate from CHUV.  Dr. Auburn Jacob from Emmaus Swiss Leprosy project will present the Indian perspective.  Our doctors from the Department of Plastic Surgery and Dermatology will be present too.
 
Also join us to explore a series of remarkable photographs and videos on the skin and interact with the experts.
 
Venue:
1st Floor, SL Bhatia History of Medicine Museum,
Health and Humanities Building,
St. John’s Research Institute,
Opp. BDA Complex, Koramangala
Tel: 49467000
 
Agenda: Talk & Discussion: “Regenerative Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery - Advancement and Adaptations”
 
Date: 14th December, 2013
 
Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 
Please confirm your interest in attending by sending a mail to humanities_events@sjri.res.in
 
The exhibition will continue at SJRI until December 17th, 4:00 PM

Tuberculosis - From Basic Research to Medical Application

Dec 03 - 31, 2013

Tuberculosis - From Basic Research to Medical Application
 
Inagural St. John's Research Institute - AstraZeneca Oration
 
Venue: Pope Paul VI Auditorium, St. John's Research Institute
 
Date: 3rd December, 2013
 
Time: 3:00 PM
 
Prof. Kaufmann is a German immunologist and microbiologist with focus on infection biology. He is presently the Director of the Department of Immunology at the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Berlin, Germany for which he served as Founding Director from 1993.
 
He obtained his academic degrees from the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz. Professor Kaufmann has authored over 600 scientific peer reviewed publications; has authored several books and chapters and has received numerous scientific awards. Prof. Kaufmann is one of the highly cited immunologists worldwide for the decade 1990 to 2000. His current scientific interest is focussed on the analysis of cell-mediated immunity against intracellular bacteria, the rational design and development of a better vaccine against tuberculosis as well as of biomarkers for reliable diagnosis of TB disease.

“Man and Microbe: Foe and Friend”

Dec 03,2013

On the occasion of the First Science Circle in Bangalore - To promote Indo-German Scientific Cooperation - the German Consul General Jörn Rohde & the Dean, St. John’s Research Institute Dr. K. Srinivasan have the pleasure to invite you to a public lecture of Prof. Stefan Kaufmann, Director, Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Berlin, on “Man and Microbe: Foe and Friend” followed by a networking gathering on 3 December 2013 at 18:00 hrs at Pope Paul VI Auditorium, St. John’s Research Institute, Madiwala, Bangalore.

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A One-Week Course in Health Research Methods and Evidence Based Medicine

Nov 18 - 23, 2013

This was a one-week course (18th to 23rd November, 2013) in Health Research Methods and Evidence Based Medicine conducted by the Division of Clinical Research and Training in collaboration with McMaster University, Canada.

The Karnataka Medical Council awarded accreditation and 11 credit points for this workshop.

The workshop was designed for faculty, postgraduate and PhD students from medical, nursing and pharmacy colleges, ethics committee members, regulators and health policy makers.

Of the total 142 that registered, 91 attended this workshop who represented over 30 institutions from six different countries. 9 of the participants were from Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, England, Kenya and Tanzania. There were 82 participants from 86 cities of India. 73 of the participants were from medical background, 3 from nursing, 3 from pharmacy and 12 from various other backgrounds including ethics committee members, research scientists and public health.

The course methods consisted of one week full day sessions in the form of 21 interactive lectures, 4 small group Zen project discussions, 4 statistical practical sessions, 4 journal clubs and 4 project presentations.

The participants rated this workshop as a well conducted and high quality learning experience. They appreciated the group activities on Zen project discussions, project presentations, journal clubs and the statistical demonstrations with hands on experience as unique opportunities to strengthen their skills in conducting and leading future research projects. They also highlighted that the most important take home message from this workshop is the need for unselfish collaboration.

Symposium on Basic Concepts of Pharmacoeconomics & Health Economics: Their Application in Health Care Research

Oct 25,2013

A note from Chairperson-

Dear delegates,

As a part of Golden Jubilee celebrations of our institute, we are happy to invite you to a one day Symposium on-“Basic concepts of pharmacoeconomics & health economics : Their application in health care research”.

The symposium is for faculty, post graduates - medical, allied health sciences, PhD students, pharmacologists, pharmacists, health care professionals as well as administrators from both hospital & pharmaceutical industry.

Since there is a need to identify innovative methods that aim to decrease health care costs & optimize resource allocation, we are confident that topics for Symposium will be of importance for every individual involved in health care.

The sessions for symposium are planned to impart basic understanding of the fundamental aspects of monetary evaluation of the resources & techniques used in health care & industry research. In addition, application of these concepts in current context in various health care programs will be covered through interactive discussions.
 
We anticipate that this Symposium will be a common platform for academia & industry to discuss the basic concepts & principles of economics with appropriate examples for optimal utility of tools in health care management.

We look forward to your active participation !

Dr. Mrs. Chanda Kulkarni. MD; PhD; FSASMS;
Cert. Clin. Epilepsy
 
ORGANISED BY: Division of Clinical Pharmacology, in collaboration with  Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics  St. John’s Medical College & St. John’s Research Institute.

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Film Screening at SJRI

Sep 21,2013

On Saturday, September 21st, 2013, 2:00 PM to 3.30 PM, at the Pope Paul Auditorium, St. John’s Research Institute, Koramangala Bangalore, there will be a screening of a documentary film titled “Love Hate and Everything In Between” on the subject of empathy in various walks of life and across the ages.
 
Directed by Alex Gabbay and Screen Play by Sara Adhikari, who will both be present at the screening and the discussion that follows.
 
The film duration is 52 minutes.
 
Synopsis of the Film: Man’s capacity for kindness and compassion is overshadowed only by his ability to be as cruel and destructive.  Can empathy resolve issues of aggression and subjugation, where wars, politics and economic sanctions have failed?
 
Love Hate and Everything in Between looks into the world of neuroscience, psychology, education and technology to explore the extraordinary relevance of empathy in today’s increasingly interconnected world.
 
Trailer: http://vimeo.com/42112070
 
About the film makers:
 
Alex Gabbay has been making documentaries for major broadcasters, such as the BBC and Al Jazeera, in Africa, Asia and the Middle East for the last 15 years. His films have covered a wide variety of topics from nomads in Tibet, the Hadza tribe in Tanzania and honour killings in Iraq to women's education in Sierra Leone. For the last three years, he has turned his focus on the science of human behaviour examining subjects such as consciousness and empathy using a multi disciplinary approach.
 
Sara Adhikari has been a journalist for more than 25 years, first with the Times of India and then the News International group in the UK. She has recently returned to India and has founded Small Change, a communications agency to champion India’s non-profit sector.

Theory and Practice of Epidemiology and Biostatistics (EpiBio)

Jul 22 - 31, 2013

EpiBio 2013
This intensive 9-day course in Epidemiology and Biostatistics introduces research methodologies, epidemiological designs and statistical analyses in relation to health sciences. The course aims to integrate theory and application in epidemiology, medicine, population health and biostatistics. This workshop is for junior faculty and postgraduate medical / allied health sciences students, PhD students, post doctorates and others associated with health research. No prior knowledge of research methodology or biostatistics is required.
 
Dates: 22nd - 31st July, 2013
 
Course Fee: Rs. 7000/- (seven thousand only)
 
Application Process: See EpiBio brochure on the website; fill the registration form and send in along with the demand draft

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Theory and Practice of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Demography (EpiBioDem)

Jul 22 - 02, 2013

EpiBioDem 2013
This intensive 2-week course in Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Demography introduces research methodologies, epidemiological designs, demographic techniques and statistical analyses in relation to population health sciences. The course aims to integrate theory and application in epidemiology, medicine, population health and biostatistics. This workshop is for junior faculty and postgraduate students in the field of population health. No prior knowledge of research methodology or biostatistics is required.
 
Dates: 22nd July - 2nd August, 2013
 
Course Fee: Rs. 8000/- (eight thousand only)
 
Application Process: See EpiBio brochure & Demography schedule on website; fill the registration form and send in along with the demand draft before 30th June, 2013

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Workshop on Antibiotic Stewardship

Jul 16,2013

The World Health Organisation has recently declared antibiotic resistance in bacteria as a global health crisis requiring immediate and a concerted action across health care providers and institutions.  “No action today, no cure tomorrow” is a befitting slogan and a wake- up call.
 
According to WHO, the three main areas that need to be addressed in order to minimise/ control development of resistance in bacteria and their spread are (a) rational and judicious use of antibiotics in the therapeutic management of bacterial infections; (b) control infections through better hygienic practices; and (c) avoid contamination of the environment with antibiotics.
 
In order to create awareness and evolve an action plan that will be feasible and can be adopted by health-care settings, a workshop is organised by Dr. Ragini Macaden and her team, Unit of Infectious Diseases, St. John’s Research Institute, St. John’s National Academy of Health Sciences.
 
The program is sponsored by the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) and the Global Health Division of Karolinska Institute, Sweden under the Principal Investigatorship of Dr Ashish Pathak  of R.D. Gardi Medical College , Ujjain.
 
Venue: St. John’s Research Institute
 
Date: 16th July, 2013

Quantitative Methods in Nutrition

Jul 01,2013

This one-week workshop will introduce participants to analytical methods for data arising from different study designs in nutrition.  The course aims to integrate theory and application in nutritional epidemiology and biostatistics with a focus on public health perspectives. The workshop will include lectures, group work, participant presentations and hands-on training using statistical software. Junior researchers, physicians, doctoral and post doctoral fellows and practitioners of public health in nutrition and obesity research are welcome to participate.

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Film Screening at SJRI

Apr 13,2013

HAVE YOU SEEN THE ARANA?” 
“Ningal Aranaye Kando?”
(A documentary film of 72 minutes in Malayalam / Kannada with English sub titles)
 
Winner of the John Abraham National Award for Best Documentary, 2013
 
Directed by Sunanda Bhat
 
The film is set in Wayanad and looks into the rapidly changing landscapes of lives and livelihood in Wayanad. It looks at the disappearance of medicinal plants from the forests, threatened cropping practices, farmer suicides and loss of traditional knowledge systems. More on the film and the director is in the attached note.
 
Date: Apr 13th 2013
 
Time: 2 pm to 3.30 pm
 
Venue: Pope Paul Auditorium, SJRI
 
The Director, Sunanda Bhat will be present and Dr.Bobby Joseph, Professor Department of Community Health will moderate the discussion.
 
ALL ARE WELCOME! PLEASE PASS THIS ON TO COLLEAGUES, FAMILY AND FRIENDS !
 
To confirm, please email humanities@sjri.res.in or call Manjulika at 9845727821

Clinical Research and Training Course

Mar 07 - 09, 2013

The Division of Clinical Research and Training has been granted an unconditional educational grant from Pfizer India for 5 years to set up a preferred research centre (PRC) to promote educational and research related activities in the field of clinical research. The proposed training activities under this grant are to train clinicians and research coordinators in health research methods, GCP and clinical trial management.

 As part of this activity, we conducted a three-day Clinical Research and Training Management Course from 7th to 9th March, 2013, for study coordinators.  At this course, 30 participants were selected based on application forms, research interests and research experience.  The last date of application was 20th January, 2013.  A selection committee was set up for selection of the candidates. The faculty included experts from St. John’s Research Institute and Pfizer, India.

Search Skills Workshop

Feb 08,2013

Objectives
At the end of the workshop the student should be able to:

  • Search efficiently and accurately for technical information using Google Scholar and Pubmed.
  • Have an awareness of other available validated online resources.
  • Quote references in standard, accepted formats.
  • Be aware of copyright issues of downloaded material.
  • Use the resources available through the RGUHS website.
  • Search efficiently and accurately for information available in the library without the use of IT.

Conducting Regulatory Trials in India

Feb 07,2013

St. John's Research Institute , St. John's National Academy of Health Sciences, Bangalore, is organising a 3-day training workshop on “Conducting Regulatory trials in India” from 7th to 9th February, 2013, to support the Clinical Development Services Agency (CDSA), an extramural unit of Translational Health Science and Technology Institute (THSTI), Department of Biotechnology, Government of India partnering with the Institute for OneWorld Health (OWH), an affiliate of the Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH), to catalyze development of clinical trial capacity in India through Clinical Investigator Development Program (CIDP). The objective is to improve clinical research in India and to enable the design, development and execution of a clinical trial training program in India of global standards.

Vaccines for India: Innovations and Roadmap

Feb 05,2013

Time: 9.30 AM to 4.30 PM
 
Venue: St. John’s Research Institute,
Pope Paul VI Auditorium,
Opposite Koramangala BDA Complex,
Koramangala, Bangalore
 
Organizers:
St. John’s Research Institute (SJRI) and Global Health Strategies (GHS)
 
Event Coordinators: 
Dr. John Kenneth, SJRI and Ms. Aastha Bhakhri, GHS

Waters Center of Innovation

Jan 22,2013

Waters Centers of Innovation Program recognizes analytical scientists facilitating breakthroughs in major areas of health and life science research, food safety, environmental protection, sports medicine and many more. So far, fifteen eminent scientists from different reputed Universities across the globe have received this prestigious recognition. These leading scientists are using Liquid Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry to find solutions to the various mysteries of science and take research to a different level altogether.   
 
Recently, the laboratory of Prof. Amit Kumar Mandal, St. John’s Research Institute, Bangalore, India, has been recognized as the Centre of Innovation by Waters. The Clinical proteomics laboratory under the Division of Molecular Medicine at St. John's Research Institute is focused on the structural proteomics research of clinically important molecules. Different innovations that we pursue here are in the field of hemoglobinopathies, iron deficient anemia and neuropsychiatric disorders to prostate cancer.

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Nurse Mentor Training Program

Jan 07 - 05, 2013

Nurse Mentor Training Program

Date: 7th January to 5th February 2013

Venue: Biorepository II Floor Conference Hall
St. John’s Research Institute, Bangalore

Talk on “BIOBANKING -ethical and regulatory challenges"

Nov 28,2012

St. John’s Research Institute
& The Division of Humanities and Health invites you for
 
 
“Biobanks: Ethical and Regulatory Challenges”
A talk by
Alastair V. Campbell,
CorrFRSE M.A., B.D., Th.D
Director, Centre for Biomedical Ethics, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore. He was formerly chair of the Ethics and Governance Council of UK Biobank and Vice-Chair of the UK Retained Organs Commission
 
on
November 28, 2012
2.30pm
at
 
The Bio Repository Conference Hall
2nd floor Bio Repository Building
St. John’s Research Institute
 
* Please confirm your participation by sending an email to humanities_events@sjri.res.in

Unraveling the stories of women – The Doll’s Speak – by Francoise Bosteels

Nov 15 - 17, 2012

An exhibition of visual stories of everyday depicted through creatively crafted dolls and reflective poetry
History of Medicine Museum, SJRI
Nov 15-17, 2012

Nurse Mentor Training Program

Oct 29 - 29, 2012

Nurse Mentor Training Program

Date: 29th October to 29th November 2012

Venue: Biorepository II Floor Conference Hall
St. John’s Research Institute, Bangalore

A talk by Kathyayini Chamaraj on The Right to Information Act

Oct 18,2012

The presentation and discussion looks at RTI as a tool to enforce public disclosure and enable research in health policy in India.

Location: Humanities and Health Seminar Hall - 2nd floor, above the Museum, SJRI

Nurse Mentor Training Program

Oct 10 - 09, 2012

Nurse Mentor Training Program

Date: 10th October to 9th November 2012

Venue: Biorepository II Floor Conference Hall
St. John’s Research Institute, Bangalore

“Illness as a catalyst” Talk by Lata Mani, a feminist, cultural historian, writer and poet

Sep 13,2012

The talk is based on her personal reflections post a serious head injury recounted in her book –“Interleaves”. It deals with the patient – physician relationship, coping with pain and the process of recovery.

Location: Humanities and Health Seminar Hall - 2nd floor, above the Museums, SJRI

Advanced Health Research Methodology Course

Sep 03 - 15, 2012

The two-week Advanced Course in Health Research Methodology was held between 3rd and 15th September, 2012.

Along with eight mentees of the batch 2011, 20 participants from 20 different institutes of 14 cities were selected by the selection committee after evaluating their application form, research aptitude, project proposal and CV.

Two International participants from other CoE - one each from Nairobi and Colombo had been selected by the selection committee after evaluating their application form, research aptitude and with their experience in working in similar settings.

The course had 17 lectures in research methods, 16 sessions in statistics (theory and practical), 5 group discussions and 4 journal clubs.

An online learning management system SUMMIT was used during the course. SUMMIT served as a repository of all study materials including full-text articles, presentations, additional reading materials and administrative files. Faculty directed online assignments, group discussions and feedback systems were initiated to evaluate and guide candidates at different stages of the course.

Eight mentees presented their project to the course participants and faculty during the last two days of the course.

“ Multiple Medical Systems and Spiritual Healing in India” – a talk by Prof. Frederick Smith

Aug 18,2012

Frederick Smith, Prof. of Sanskrit and Classical Indian Religions, Univ of Iowa ,shares his insights in the field of mental illness and traditional methods of therapy in India published in his book “The Self Possessed”, Colombia University Press.

Venue: Conference Hall, 2nd Floor, Biorepository Building, SJRI

 

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“ Public Health Challenges in Colonial India” by Dr. Mridula Ramanna

Aug 17,2012

“Can historical investigation be of value in understanding contemporary public health concern?”  is the subject addressed.

Venue: Mini Auditorium, St. John’s Hospital

India’s place in the global eradication of small pox – 1700-1975 by Paul Greenough

Jul 17,2012

Paul Greenough discusses the historical antecedents of ‘native’ vaccination in India and its impact.

Location: Conference Hall, 2nd Floor, Biorepository Building, SJRI

Nurse Mentor Training Program

Jul 09 - 09, 2012

Nurse Mentor Training Program

Date: 9th July to 9th August 2012

Venue: Biorepository II Floor Conference Hall
St. John’s Research Institute, Bangalore

Workshop -“BIOBANKING -exploring ethical frameworks”

Apr 09,2012

An open workshop to review ethical frameworks related to biobanking from across the world and explore issues significant to India.

Location: Conference Hall, 2nd Floor, Biorepository Building, SJRI

Health Research Methodology Course

Sep 12 - 24, 2011

The two-week course in Health Research Methodology was held between 12th and 24th September, 2011.

30 participants of 20 different institutes from 18 cities were selected by the selection committee after evaluating their application form, research aptitude, project proposal and CV.

The research interests of the participants included obesity, diabetes, ethics, drug trials, informatics, vascular diseases, health economics, renal diseases, life style alterations, cardiovascular care by community level workers, compliance to therapy, patient education, risk reduction, stroke, medical waste management, physiotherapy, geriatric care, rheumatic heart disease, non cystic pulmonary fibrosis and Iron deficiency anaemia.

The course had 15 lectures in research methods, 10 sessions in statistics (theory and practical), 8 group discussions and 7 journal clubs.

An online learning management system SUMMIT was used during the course. SUMMIT served as a repository of all study materials including full-text articles, presentations, additional reading materials and administrative files. Faculty directed online assignments, group discussions and feedback systems were initiated to evaluate and guide candidates at different stages of the course.

Eight mentees presented their projects to the course participants and faculty during the last two days of the course.

At this course, the six trainees in the two-year program presented a progress update of their research projects.

Tuberculosis Diagnostics in India

Aug 25,2011

The goal of this conference was to engage stakeholders to stimulate interest and investment in TB innovation.

Two-Week Advanced Health Research Methodology Course

Sep 13 - 25, 2010

As an add-on to the previous course, the Advanced Research Methodology course was conducted from 13th to 25th September, 2010. The objective of this course was to train the participants in advanced topics of study design, biostatistics, research ethics, project management, health policy and advocacy. There were 31 participants from 19 different cities representing 21 institutes of India. 13 participants had attended our basic course; HRMC 2009.

SUMMIT- an in-house learning management system had been developed for this course. The participants accessed reading materials, assignments and tests through this system. More than 40 discussion forums were created by the faculty as well as candidates during this course. Eight assignments and four online exams were also conducted using this system.

A structured evaluation was performed at the end of the course. Each participant was asked to score the lectures, group discussions, journal clubs, statistics modules, online LMS, and other activities conducted during the training. They also chose the best faculty and best lectures. Subjective statements were collected on key areas of learning, personal likes and recommended improvements for the course.

The overall score for HRM 2009 was 4.3 and for AHRM 2010 was 4.5.

Two-Week Training in Health Research Methodology

Sep 14 - 26, 2009

This course was conducted from 14th to 26th September, 2009. There were 30 participants (including 6 mentees) representing 25 different institutions from 17 cities of India. The participants were trained in essentials of health research methods through lectures, group discussions, journal clubs and statistical modules. This course was fully residential and had national and international experts as faculty. An online learning management system enriched their class room learning with additional resources, online tests and assignments.

The mentees fine tuned their research proposals during this course. As an outcome, seven more participants submitted quality research proposals for our review and funding

The topics for the course included research hypotheses, cross-sectional studies, case-control studies, cohort studies, randomized controlled trials, diagnostic research, evaluating treatments, systematic review, meta-analysis, health policy and advocacy, qualitative studies, research ethics, grants writing, scientific publications, data management, basics of Epi-Info/ SPSS and biostatistics (types of variables, sampling methods, sample size calculation, descriptive statistics, inferential statistics - t tests, chi squared tests, ANOVA, ANCOVA, univariate, multi-variate regression and survival analysis).

There were 14 lectures, 7 journal clubs, 8 group discussions, 5 statistics lectures and 6 statistics practical classes (2 hours each). The six trainees in the two-year program presented their research proposal and received feedback from the participants as well as the faculty.