Department of Biochemistry
DG Vaishnav College

Study of reactions inside your body

Lifestyle Diseases

The term refer to diseases that afflict people mostly in developed countries due to either lifestyle choices (unhealthy diets, sedentary lifestyles, smoking and drinking) or due to increased life spans. Common lifestyle diseases include heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, asthma, chronic liver disease, COPD, diabetes, stroke, osteoporosis.


In the race to join the developed nations on the top of the rankings table, the developing nations paid little attention to the differences between the countries. The direct result of ignoring those signs has resulted in the form of adopting new lifestyle patterns, which were totally different from what was followed years before.
 Although medicine has evolved extensively, and has eradicated most of the diseases that were prevalent in the 19th
century, the next generation has been plagued with a fresh set of diseases, creatively called “lifestyle diseases”.

Aim of Seminar

The aim of the seminar is to educate the society about stress, diseases caused due to stress.  It is also expected to highlight on prevention and the management of diseases arising due to stress.

Confirmed Speakers:

1.       Padma Bhushan Prof.B.M.Hegde

          Former Vice Chancellor Manipal University

          Visiting Prof. of Cardiology to the Middlesex Hospital, University of London

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           has kindly consented to deliver the inaugural address


2.      Dr.S.ArunKumar -  Dept. of General Medicine, JIPMER, Pondicherry - Key note address

3.      Dr.R.Vijaylakshmi  -   Associate Professor, Department of Preventive Oncology, Cancer Institute,Tamil Nadu
         Topic - Cancer Prevention and Control – Is lifestyle a unifying factor?

4.      Mrs. Meenakshi Bajaj - MSc,RD,CDE, Dietician, RGGGH & Coordinator, Academy of Clinical Nutrition,
                                                    Madras  Medical College,
Tamilnadu
         Topic -
Medical Nutrition therapy & Lifestyle Diseases          

5.      Dr. Arul Selvan -  Dept. of Microbiology, Krishnadevaraya College of Dental Sciences, Bangalore, Karnataka
         Topic  - Oral Hygiene & Lifestyle diseases

Program Schedule

08.00 a.m          Registration
09.45 a.m          Reception of the Chief Guest
10.00 a.m          Inaugural Function
11.30 a.m          Plenary Session I                     Speaker  -  Dr. R. Vijayalakshmi,
12.30 p.m          Plenary Session II                    Speaker  -  Mrs. Meenakshi Bajaj
1.30 p.m            Lunch
2.30 p.m            Plenary Session III                    Speaker  -  Dr.Arul Selvan
3.00 p.m            Presentation of case studies                
4.00 p.m           Valedictory Function
                           Vote of  Thanks                          

Early Bird Registration Fee:
                                                                      Spot Registration Fee:

UG and PG students   -  Rs.100                                                              UG and PG students   -  Rs.150                                    Research Scholars & Staff Members    - Rs.250                                  Research Scholars & Staff Members    - Rs.300 

DD to be drawn in favour of "DG Vaishnav Evening College"
Cash can be paid in the dept. on any working day between 12-4pm
Last Date for Registration 17th January, 2014

For Registration contact
Mrs.Sangeetha.S Asst.Prof  -  9003021348

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Organising Committee
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Address for correspondence

Dr.P.T.Srinivasan,

Organizing Secretary

Head, Dept of Biochemistry

DG Vaishnav College, 

833, Gokul Bagh, EVR Periyar Salai,

Arumbakkam, Chennai-600 106


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