The theme of this convention is “Innovate: Evolve; Progress: Exploring Science since 40 years“. The delegates at the convention would include homoeopathic researchers, practitioners, students, industrialists as we all as representatives of various homoeopathic associations. Many reputed scientists and veterans of Homoeopathy will be the speakers at the event. Scientists from other allied sciences will also present their findings related to studies on Homoeopathy.
The Central Council for Research in Homeopathy (CCRH), is organising the said scientific convention on the World Homoeopathy Day to pay tributes to Dr. Hahnemann, on his 263nd birth anniversary. AYUSH awards relating to Homoeopathy for Life Time Achievement, Best Teacher, Young Scientist and Best Research paper will be conferred on this occasion.
On this momentous occasion, the Vice President had also conferred the awards bestowed by CCRH to incentivise the contributors in the field of Homoeopathy research. The Life time Achievement award was conferred to Prof. Jayesh R. Bellare, Institute Chair Professor at IIT Bombay who has done pathbreaking research on the action of homoeopathic remedies in the realm of Nanotechnology. The Best Teacher award was presented to Prof.(Dr.) Niranjan Mohanty who is the former Principal of Abhin Chandra Homoeopathic Medical College, Odisha with over 4o years of active teaching service. The Young Scientist awardees were Dr. Varanasi Roja, Scientist-2, CCRH who has contributed significantly to clinical research in Homoeopathy and Dr. P.S Chikramane of IIT, Mumbai who has extensively studied the biological effects of nanoparticles. Best Research Paper Awards were conferred to Dr. Papiya Nandy, Emeritus Professor Jadhavpur University, Dr. Satadal Das, Professor and Head Department of Pathology and microbiology, D.N De Medical College & Hospitals (West Bengal) and to Dr. Rajesh Shah, acclaimed physician and researcher.
The Council’s research activities during last 40 years have yielded reassuring results and carved out a future roadmap for the scientists working in the field of Homoeopathy. These will be showcased in an exclusive Exhibition to the delegates during the convention. With 168 clinical researches, 40 basic researches, standardisation studies of 348 drugs, proving of 112 drugs and clinical verification of 106 drugs have so far been accomplished by Council in the last 40 years, 55 Research proposals sanctioned under Extra-Mural Research Scheme were technically monitored- no wonder the list of accomplishments are reasonably long enough and encouraging to prepare for several new milestone in times to come. It has also conducted studies on 5 epidemic diseases, namely dengue, malaria, chikungunya, influenza-like illness and Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) have been undertaken, and new studies in these diseases, as well as in other epidemic diseases are planned. Council has also initiated the Short Term Studentship in Homoeopathy (STSH) Program with the vision to inculcate research aptitude among homeopathic undergraduates, under which 52 students have been awarded scholarships.