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ISAJ 2011 Symposium Announcement

By admin - Posted on 16 June 2011

 India-Japan Symposium on Global Challenges in Health and Environment

(Dedicated to the victims of the Great East-Japan Earthquake/Tsunami)
Venue: Indian Embassy Auditorium, Tokyo     Date: 7 October 2011 (Friday)

Organized by: 





Health and environment play major roles in our lives, and sustainable maintenance of natural environment is vital for healthy living in the 21st century.  It is a great challenge for each and every country to meet the demands for food, water and energy while avoiding the consequences of industrialization on health and environment. 

Inequality in health care systems, knowledge gap, ecological imbalance, emergence of new diseases and syndromes, especially an increase in non-communicable diseases, are some of the factors that pose a burden on the socio-economics of developing nations. Moreover, environmental issues related to rapid urbanizations, anthropogenic climate changes and natural disasters (such as the recent earthquake/tsunami in East Japan) pose a greater burden on the health of both urban and rural populations worldwide. Local participation in sustaining health and environment needs national and global framework and efforts, by sharing of resources and advanced knowledge emerging from research developments. Such information and adequate education will empower the policy makers and public for sustainable management of resources while keeping high-level standards of health.

Global health and environmental issues have been at the forefront of Japanese research initiatives and much focus is also given to translational research and applications. Relatively, the focus of translational research needs to increase in India. To develop stronger bilateral collaborations between India and Japan and share cutting-edge research outcomes among Japanese and Indian researchers, ISAJ will organize a symposium in Tokyo on following topics in collaboration with its partners and co-sponsoring organizations. This will be the second in the series of ISAJ annual Symposia following the first successful launch in October 2010.



Session themes:

Challenges and Innovations in Health Sciences

Health and Environment

Natural Disasters and Environment


Honorary Patron: Shri Alok Prasad, His Excellency the Ambassador of India

Honorary Advisor: Dr. Chadaram Sivaji , Counsellor (Science & Technology), Embassy of India


Convener: Prof. Ruby Pawankar

Co-convener: Prof. Swadhin Behera


Organizing Committee:

Chair: Dr. Alok Singh

Dr. Sunil Kaul, Dr. Kedarnath Mahapatra, Dr. Anirban Bandyopadhyay, Dr. Manish Biyani, Dr. Renu Wadhwa, Dr. D. Sakthi Kumar, Dr. Gaurav Mishra, Dr. R. Nair, Dr. Basabi Chakraborty, Dr. Parrasharam M. Shirage, Dr. Samik Ghosh, Mr. Michael Chandy, Mr. Md. Rafi, Mr. C. Chandran Bajish, Dr. Venkatesh Kaliaperumal, Dr. Baiju G. Nair, Dr. J. V. Ratnam


Deadline for abstract submissions has been extended to August 31, 2011

Abstracts submissions are encouraged for short oral and poster presentations on any disciplines of science and technology in addition to the session themes of the symposium. Please download the attached file for the abstract form and guidelines.

                                                                         Abstracts can be submitted by e-mail at:


                                                                                                                Registration Fees

                                                                                     Faculty Members/Scientists/Researchers: 3,000 Yen

                                                                           Graduate Students & Doctoral/Postdoctoral Scholars: 1,000 Yen

                                                                                               Corporate Participants: 5,000 Yen


           Registration fee covers registration kit (program booklet, electronic file of the symposium abstract volume etc.), lunch and refreshments during the breaks.

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