What we learned from LIGA 2011 at New Delhi?

Dr Pawan S Chandak

Dear Colleagues,
I am happy to share you that as most prestigious International Conference were held in Country where Homoeopathy is second number of system of medicine practiced & used by peoples of India.

I agree more than 2400 delegates including BHMS students, PG students, Doctors, Academicians, Principles of Colleges, Govt Medical officers, research officers & scientist.

Even more than 70 overseas delegates were also present to attend this event.

But I have question in my mind that ‘What we learned from LIGA 2011’ ?
Did our congress was success?
If successful then what’s the criteria for judging it successful?

Reason should be excellent interaction between delegates & speaker, feedback received from homeopath in all session with good, scientific discussion?

OR as commonly we say ‘NUMBER OF PARTICIPANT’.
If number of participant judges the success then u might be right as more than 2400 delegates were present. But really all are practicing Homeopath?
But what I observed is number of participants were BHMS students then PG students, then Principles of colleges, Homoeopathic leaders then Clinicians.

Another thing how many participants were attending the scientific sessions or E-posters?
When we say LIGA was successful then response from the participants in various halls should be seen.

What I think Conference is not just the platform for meeting our old friends, having photos with them, enjoying ‘GALA Dinner’ with beautiful dances, even though our culture goes at back foot.

I think it should be positive interaction between Delegates & Speakers, Participants & E-poster presenters.
I am surprised to see there was excellent interaction in E-poster Hall than Scientific session for Oral Speakers.
The quality of scientific papers are very poor, even the selection committe may be biased.

Even cases in the Poster Hall was having excellent scientific base, scientific evidences like before & after photos, video, pathological reports etc. So there was good rush & positive interactions.

But then why rush was decreasing in Scientific session Hall from 2nd day – Delegates were busy in sightseeing, taking photos or may be ‘TOPICS in scientific session was not up to mark to attract the participants in the HALL’.

If it is the unique platform to unite all different thoughts, methods & theories together then why different schools in Homoeopathy or their main Speakers are not presenting their thoughts, works in LIGA ?

They have not invited or they are not interested?
But another thing I should appreciate that rush to Exhibition stall was good.

Many Exhibition stall was educating participants through demonstration, LCD display about their work, products & participants attending their exhibitions interestingly.

300 papers were selected for this conference & at the last moment some paper has gone for E-poster, some gone for Oral poster. There were some poster which was not in the list but at last moment has came in the list of ‘ORAL Posters’.

Yes some papers can be exceptions but what about that papers who were absent in the seminar at last moment change of papers from E-poster to ORAL or vice versa. I don’t want to take any individual names & it’s my personal opinion so you please don’t mind about it.

At the last again question comes what we learned from conference?

I have expressed different thoughts came into my mind.

But now it’s your turn to think, express & share your thought but before that please go through topics, subject & papers who were divided into ORAL/Poster.

Otherwise in future some will think this conference will be of some particular group & we are not part of it.

I apologize if by mistake I hearted to anyone’s with individual name, thought but it just my thought came from my mind when I am returning to my place.

Dr Pawan S Chandak
Email: pavanchandak498@gmail.com

Readers are requested to post their views here, which will be really useful in conducting future conferences & workshops.

1 Comment

  1. Dear Dr Pawan

    Dr Hahnemann in his book ‘Organon of Medicine’ in the Aphorism no:6, advocates about ‘The UNPREJUDICED OBSERVER’. With the prejudiced and biased state of mind we will never learn the new aspects of life.

    The answers of the questions raised by you are already there in your message. ‘You are firm, honest & confident and clear with own views and thoughts…….’.…so it means you can’t accept others views and ideas……….irrespective of good or bad………so much prejudiced and pre-occupied with your own thoughts that you are not able to accept the ideas and thoughts of others…..It is not good to be biased with one’s own ideas and understanding. So coming to the congress with such biased state of mind will always give the negative feeling about that. Isn’t it?

    You rightly said that some presentations were excellent, some good, and some not up to the mark. So, —‘Do you have all of your five fingers equal in your hand?’

    You are a great homoeopath (who told you that you are simple)……. as you are able to judge the new budding homoeopath without listening to them or without giving them the opportunity to speak at the social gathering.

    And always do remember that the congress is a group event (and never an individual event, as I have told you earlier) where many experienced people share their ideas and thoughts and participate in this social activity. Those who never worked earlier in a group or in an organization (either during school days, or in college or any such social gathering)or never organized such a big event, can’t feel the pain and effort of organizing such events,, and have no rights to explain their ideas on such type of social activities. You cannot bring success individually in such World class mega congress.
    The LIGA 2011 organizers tried their best to give opportunity to everyone without making any differentiation…….so what, if they received some good abstracts at eleventh hours…..they even published that in the souvenir and gave him/her a chance to present their research work publically.

    And Yes, you have right to raise question on the issues of review score system, but again these things were operated by the experienced team of doctors. And they were given the liberty by the organizing committee members to fix certain terms and conditions and criteria.

    For any queries related to the abstract papers and review score system, you may contact directly to Dr Manchanda at ligainfo2011@gmail.com.

    Last but not the least I appreciate you and your honesty to share your feelings to everyone through this popular Homoeopathic web portal http://www.similima.com. Special thanks to Dr Mansoor also as he is always guiding us with his great effort on daily basis to update the happenings of Homoeopathy…..

    with regards
    Dr Ashish Kumar Jha

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