BANGALORE: To help clinicians and researchers enrich their knowledge and create awareness about newer advances in the field of neuro-oncology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS) is organising the 4th annual conference of Indian Society of Neuro-oncology (ISNOCON 2012) from April 6.
The conference will provide a platform where the scientists can immensely contribute, interact, share and discuss the knowledge, ideas and innovations under one roof.
The theme for this year is ‘Molecular Biology and Targeted Therapies in Neuro-Oncology.’
The two-day programme has been designed to cover neuro-oncology with an emphasis on molecular biology and genetics, targeted therapies, innovations in radiotherapy and imaging sciences, drug discovery, cancer treatment and palliative care.
Authorities in different aspects of neuro-oncology from leading institutes in USA, Canada, UK, Europe and India, will share their knowledge and expertise.
NIMHANS Centre for well-being and Nimhans Geriatric Psychiatry Group plan to come out with a mental health helpline and drop in centre for the elderly.
Senior citizens who need help for mental health problems like depression, insomnia, memory loss, dealing with grief can seek help from the helpline centre.
The centre will function on all working days between 9.30 am and 4.30pm.
The needy can avail help on 26685948 and 9480829670 or walk into NIMHANS Centre for well- being, 1/B, 9th main, 1st Stage, 1st Phase, BTM Layout. Speaking on the sidelines, director of NIMHANS said that for the first time, the centre has conducted online examination in eight centres including Hyderabad and Kolkata on February 26. These online exams aim to bring in transparency and better examination process. The next online exams will be held in June for neurosciences and allied fields.