A seven-day workshop sponsored by SERB, DST under the Accelerate Vigyan Scheme started at CSIR-Indian Institute on Integrative Medicine Jammu, today. The workshop is designed to focus on the latest trends in scientific, medical and regulatory writings: upscaling skills in science communication and bridging the gap between academia and industry. The workshop was inaugurated by Dr. Zabeer Ahmed, Director, CSIR-IIIM, Jammu.
In his inaugural address, the Director emphasized the importance of effective science communication and outreach for better translation of research and technological advances. He highlighted the pivotal role of CSIR-IIIM for implementation of the broader domain of scientific and technological outreach initiatives for overall societal development like CSIR Aroma Mission, CSIR Floriculture Mission and other scientific programmes including the current science communication workshop. He also highlighted the importance of translational research, for its importance in the present context of scientific discoveries and the need for novel innovations and their deployment for the betterment of society and national progress. He commended the organizing committee of the workshop for devising an impactful workshop and enthused participants. Around 25 participants including PG and PhD students belonging to various specializations of Life Sciences and Pharmacy from all different parts of the country participated in the week-long workshop. The workshop will feature various sessions on science communication, medical and regulatory writing and expert technical lectures from the eminent resource persons from industry and academia. Earlier the welcome address was given by Dr Love Sharma Scientist RMBD&IST CSIR IIIM and coordinator of the programme. He also briefed about the details of the workshop being organised under the patronage of Dr. Zabeer Ahmed, Director CSIR-IIIM, Jammu and Er. Abdul Rahim, Head RMBD&IST.