PSN conference ends

Kathmandu, February 12

The third international conference of Physiological Society of Nepal concluded here today. The two-day conference titled ‘Exploring research field in Nepal’ was held at Nepal Medical College, Jorpati.

Speakers highlighted issues related to cardiovascular, respiratory, autonomic nervous system, gastrointestinal system, mitochondrial study and diarrhoeal diseases.

Various presenters from Nepal, India, the United States and Malaysia, among others, presented their papers during the conference. A total of 40 papers and posters on physiology were presented during the two-day conference.

‘Basis of Diarrhoea during infection with non typhoidal Salmonella’, ‘Study of Mitochondrial Catho Physiology: An emerging and promising field of research for both novice scientists and clinicians’; ‘Promising new drugs from natural sources in the context to diabetes and its complications’ and ‘Cardio-pulmonary fitness test of medical students in Nepal’ were some of the papers presented during the conference. “The conference was organised to explore new research areas in Nepal and exchange ideas,” said Prof Tapas Pramanik, the president of the organising committee.

“Considering the research work carried out in the country till date, the conference is expected to help find new areas of research and open up possibilities for collaborative work with other countries,” added Dr Rajan Pandit, an assistant professor at the Department of Physiology, Nepal Medical College.