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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

One day Symposium on, “Genetic Counseling and Gene Testing”

One day Symposium on, “Genetic Counseling and Gene Testing”

Date: 21st December 2013

Venue: Sri. V.D. Swami Auditorium, Sri. T.S. Santhanam floor,KNBIRVO Block, Sankara Nethralaya Main Campus,
No. 18, College Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai– 600 006

Agenda of the seminar:

Sankara Nethralaya – The Temple of the Eye in India was founded in 1978 as a charitable non-profit eye hospital by Dr.Sengamedu Srinivasa Badrinath, along with a group of philanthropists. Sankara Nethralaya today has grown into a super specialty institution for ophthalmic care and receives patients from all over the world. It has gained international excellence and is acclaimed for its quality care and compassion.

SNONGC Department of Genetics and Molecular Biology at the institution under Vision Research Foundation (VRF) had its humble beginning as a Cytogenetics laboratory in the year 1993. Since then it has achieved rapid growth with state of art facility and infrastructure performing extensive research in the field of ocular genetics. Our areas of expertise include gene mapping by classical linkage analysis, genome wide & candidate gene association studies and functional characterization of the pathogenic mechanisms underlying ophthalmic disorders. It's been 20 years since the department is established and we take great pleasure to commemorate this occasion by conducting a symposium called 'SN Genetics' annually, starting from 2013, with a current theme as 'Genetic counseling and Gene testing'.

The focus of this seminar is to spread awareness on genetic counseling and gene testing among the Students, Research scholars, Scientists, Clinicians and Counselors who are involved in health care. The program would be emphasizing on areas such as the existing system of genetic counseling in India, current trends of molecular diagnosis and the clinical significance of gene testing through eminent lectures.

Targeted Participants

• Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students
• Research scholars
• Scientists
• Professionals
• Clinicians
• Counselors (with interest or focus on Human Genetics)

Topics and Discussion

Genetic Counseling in INDIA: Present scenario or how do we take it foward "

Genetic counseling – an overview.

Ophthalmic clues in genetic disorders: role in counselling and prenatal diagnosis"

Molecular diagnostics in developmental diseases of the eye.

Molecular diagnostics in retinal degenerative diseases

Social and rehabilitation counseling

The missing links in genetic diagnosis –an ophthalmologist’s role.

Diagnosis and management of inherited retinal dystrophies – present status and future strategies.

Ocular gene therapeutics – an update

Whole Mitochondrial Genome Sequencing in Primary Open Angle Glaucoma using the Ion Torrent Personal Genome Machine

Genetics of Diabetes Mellitus.

Information management for Genetics Lab

Special investigations at SNSC Clinical Laboratory in Sankara Nethralaya.

Symposium Speakers:

Dr. Annie Hasan , PhD
Senior consultant and Head, Principal,
[Post graduate medical course (DNB)], Professor,
Department of Genetics and Molecular medicine,
Kamineni hospital, Hyderabad, India.
Secretary, Indian Society of Human Genetics (ISHG).

Dr. Sujatha Jagadeesh, MBBS, DCH, DNB (Pead)
Consultant Geneticist and Dysmorphologist,
Mediscan systems, Chennai, India.

Dr. Sheela Nampoothiri, MBBS, DCH, DNB (Pead)
Clinical professor,
Department of Pediatric Genetics,
Amrita Institute of Medical sciences and Research centre,
Cochin, India.

Dr.S.Sripriya, PhD
Lecturer
SNONGC Department of Genetics and Molecular Biology,
Vision Research Foundation, Chennai, India.

Dr. N.Soumittra, PhD
Lecturer
SNONGC Department of Genetics and Molecular Biology,
Vision Research Foundation, Chennai, India.

Mr. T. Arokiasamy, MSW
Social worker
SNONGC Department of Genetics and Molecular Biology,
Vision Research Foundation, Chennai, India.

Dr .Natasha Radhakrishnan, MS, DNB, MRC (Opth)
Associate professor,
Vitreo Retina services, Department of Ophthalmology,
Amrita Institute of Medical sciences and Research centre,
Cochin, India.

Dr. Parveen Sen, MD
Senior Vitreo Retina consultant,
Department of Vitero retina
Medical research Foundation,
Sankara Netralaya, Chennai, India.

Dr. A Jayamuruga Pandian, PhD
Head and Reader,
SNONGC Department of Genetics and Molecular Biology,
Vision Research Foundation, Chennai, India.

Dr. Sundaresan, PhD
Senior Scientist,
Department of Molecular Genetics,
Aravind eye care systems, Madurai, India

Dr. Radha Venkatesan, PhD
Executive scientific officer and head,
Department of Molecular genetics,
Madras Diabetes Research Foundation, Chennai, India.

Dr. N. Angayarkanni, PhD
Quality Manager, Professor Biochemistry,
SNSC Clinical Laboratory, Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, India.

Registeration Fee includes:

• Lunch & Tea
• Symposium kit
• Certificate of participation

Symposium Brochure

Pay through NEFT Payment and e-mail your transaction details to : mahali@snmail.org/susila@snmail.org

NEFT Payment Details:

Name of the Beneficiary : Medical Research Foundation, Chennai

Account Number : SB AC: 112001001089459

Name of the Bank : City Union Bank Ltd

IFSC Code : CIUB0000112

Branch : Purasawalkam (Chennai)

For more details:

Organizing secretary,

SN GENETICS symposium,

Dr.A.Jayamuruga Pandian,
Head and Reader,
SNONGC Department of Genetics and Molecular Biology,
Vision Research Foundation, Sankara Nethralaya,
18 / 41, College road, Nungambakkam, Chennai, India.
Phone No.: +91-44-42271807
Email id: drajp@snmail.org, sngenetics.symposium@gmail.com