National Seminar on COPD workshop on Research Methodology

Seminar on Respiratory disorders (COPD) 
Sunday, February 10th, 2013

Launch of online certificate course in Research Methodology
Saturday, February 9th, 2013
Government Homeopathic Medical College,
Dr Saidaiah Puranik Road, Basaveshwar Nagara,
Bangalore – 560079, Ph: 080 23359413

World renowned research scientist Dr Peter Fisher, Clinical Director, The Royal London Homeopathic Hospital has accepted to speak at the seminar. Dr Sundeep Salvi, Director, Chest Research Foundation, Pune who is a world renowned researcher and chest physician will also be speaking at the seminar. Dr R K Manchanda, Director General, Central Council for Research in Homeopathy, Dr Vishpala Parthasarathy, Senior Homeopathic doctor from Mumbai, Dr Murli Mohan, Consulting Physician and Pulmonologist, Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospitals and Dr S M Singh, Principal, Sri Sai Nath Post Graduate Institute of Homeopathy will be other speakers at the Seminar.

With the strength of the above eminent speakers and utilizing our five decades of experience in Homeopathy and with the supporting work done by Centre of Excellence, Government of India, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Department of AYUSH, SOUKYA Foundation is planning this prestigious Seminar.

Vision of the Seminar
To explore scope of homeopathy in providing scientific and effective treatments in cases of Respiratory Diseases (COPD), to create awareness to Homeopathic medical fraternity and to train the young Homeopathic Doctors to successfully treat and manage cases of COPD.

Objectives of the seminar

  • To understand Respiratory diseases (COPD) – This encompasses a group of lung conditions that cause narrowing of the airways, leading to shortness of breath. It is a progressive disease in which symptoms worsen with time. Chronic bronchitis and emphysema are the most common forms of COPD. In contrast to asthma, the limitation of airflow is poorly reversible and usually gets progressively worse over time. In each condition of chronic bronchitis and emphysema there is chronic obstruction of the flow of air through the airways and out of the lungs, and the obstruction is generally permanent and may be progressive over time.
  • Today’s economic burden and why it is the need of the hour – Worldwide, COPD is ranked as 4th leading cause of death and is predicted to become the 3rd leading cause of death by 2020. COPD is one of the leading causes of death in India and mortality rates are anticipated to increase by 160%.
  • Management of COPD is suboptimal in allopathic medicine because there are very few effective therapies available. There is a need to develop newer and effective therapies for COPD and homeopathy could play an important role in managing these patients effectively.
  • To explore the role of Homeopathy in management of COPD and to gauge its success
  • Establish scientific evidence in management of COPD in homeopathy
  • Understand the role of smoking and environmental aspects in development of COPD and the role of homeopathy in detox and smoking ceasation
  • Utilizing the work of COE which already proved its effectiveness

Outcomes of the seminar

  • Explore with the experts about management of COPD
  • Establish COPD clinic for the poor and needy
  • Providing support Nationally for COPD patients
  • Creating awareness Nationally for the same

Vision of the Workshop
To train AYUSH practitioners in Research Methodology and encourage research in AYUSH systems of medicine.

Objectives of the Workshop

  • To understand basic methodologies of Research
  • To understand various terms and terminologies used in research
  • To understand the importance of research in AYUSH systems of medicine
  • To Train AYUSH doctors in Research methodology
  • To know international guidelines in conducting research.

To gain knowledge on various research going around in the world

Outcomes of the Workshop

  • Train AYUSH doctors in Research Methodology
  • To understand various research going on in the world especially in respiratory diseases.

Sunday, February 10th, 2013

9.00 am -10.00 am: Inauguration and Launch of Online course on Research Methodology
10.00 am – 10.30 am: Tea Break
Session I- 10.30 am – 11.15 am:
Dr Peter Fisher, FRCP,
Clinical Director, Royal London Homeopathic Hospital
Topic: Global Research in Homeopathy
Session II- 11.15 am to 12.00 noon:
Dr Sundeep Salvi, MD, DNB, PhD (UK), FCCP (USA);
Director, Chest Research Foundation, Pune
Topic: Overview of COPD
Session III- 12.00 noon – 12.45 pm:
Dr Manchanda MD (Hom),
Director General, Central Council for Research in Homeopathy
Topic: Homeopathic approach and research in COPD by CCRH
Session IV- 12.45pm – 1.30 pm:
Dr Vishpala Parthasarathy, MD (Hom),
Senior Homeopathic Physician, Mumbai
Topic: Application of Homeopathy in COPD
1.30 pm – 2.30 pm: Lunch Break
Session V- 2.30 pm to 3.15 pm:
Dr B V Murali Mohan, MD, MRCP (UK),
Consulting Physician and Pulmonologist, Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospitals
Topic: COPD Today
Session V- 3.15 pm – 4.00 pm:
Dr. S M Singh, MD (Hom),
Principal, Sri Sai Nath Post Graduate Institute of Homeopathy
Topic: Management of emergencies in COPD with homeopathy
Session VI- 4.00 pm – 4.30 pm:
Dr Sudha, BHMS
Director, SOUKA Group of Institutions
Topic: Work of Centre of Excellence in Homeopathy in Respiratory Diseases
4.30 pm to 5.00 pm: Tea Break
5.00 pm to 6.00 pm: Valedictory and Certificate Distribution
Saturday, February 9th, 2013

9.00 am to 9.30 am: Inauguration
Session I- 9.30 am – 11.30 am
Dr Peter Fisher, FRCP
Clinical Director, Royal London Homeopathic Hospital, London, UK
11.30 am -12.00 noon: Tea Break
12.00 am -1.00 pm: Q & A with Dr Peter Fisher, FRCP
Clinical Director, Royal London Homeopathic Hospital, London, UK
1.00 pm to 2.00 pm: Lunch Break
Session II- 2.00 pm to 3.00 pm
Dr Sundeep Salvi, MD, DNB, PhD (UK), FCCP (USA)
Director, Chest Research Foundation, Pune
3.00 pm – 4.00 pm: Dr Sneha Limaye, MBBS, PDCR
Head Clinical Trials, Chest Research Foundation, Pune
4.00 – 4.30 pm: Tea Break
4.30 pm – 5.30: Discussion

Orientation Course in Research Methodology for Health Professionals
The aim of the course is to clarify the basic principles of research methodology and biostatistics, so as to relate their relevance for AYUSH systems of Medicine

Salient features:

  • Practical oriented course design
  • Industry vetted curriculum orientation
  • Hands on training at practice stations combining the tools of research methodology
  • Well trained and competent faculty
  • Guidance by experienced researchers in the field
  • Innovative teaching methods to give more emphasis for individualised learning
  • IT enabled teaching methods

Dynamic evaluation methods like project work and group discussion to enhance the communication ability of learners with two contact programmes

Graduates and postgraduates of all recognized AYUSH systems and also biomedical sciences

Modules of the course

  • Basics of Research Methodology, Epidemiology, Biostatistics
  • Research process and its application in AYUSH Medical Sciences
  • Research Documentation
  • Research Regulation

Status of Research in AYUSH Systems of Medicine

The course is designed to give you confidence in venturing into the area of research. Continuous support will be provided online during the extent of the course.
This is a wonderful opportunity to align your clinical experiences and evidences in the framework of Research Methodology.

Course Fee:

  • Rs 10,000/- for the entire course
  • Meritorious students may be provided concessional fee

For Registration:
SOUKYA Foundation
202 Parvathi Plaza
105 Richmond Circle
Bangalore 560025
Email: /
Ph: +91 80 22214625 / +9180 22218252 / +91 9902010901

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