DR. S.V. SINGH, OMBUDSPERSON - E-mail ID: ombudsperson@santosh.ac.in

National Science Day Celebration

  • 2024-02-28

Department of Biochemistry, Santosh Medical College and Hospital (SMCH), Santosh Deemed to be University (SDTU), Ghaziabad In Association with: Association of Clinical Biochemists in India (ACBI), Uttar Pradesh Chapter


On February 28th, 2024, the Department of Biochemistry at Santosh Medical College and Hospital organized a one-day conference titled ‘Evidence Based Medicine and International Standard for Medical Laboratories (ISO 15189)’ in collaboration with the Association of Clinical Biochemists in India (ACBI), Uttar Pradesh Chapter. The event aimed to advance medical education and research while aligning with the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) guidelines for quality assurance.

Event Overview: The conference provided a platform for healthcare professionals, researchers, and students to exchange knowledge, discuss advancements in evidence-based medicine, and explore the implementation of ISO 15189 standards in medical laboratories. By focusing on academic excellence and adherence to international quality standards, the event aimed to contribute to the enhancement of healthcare delivery and research practices.

NAAC Guidelines Implementation: The conference meticulously followed NAAC guidelines by emphasizing various aspects:

  1. Quality Education: Through lectures, presentations, and interactive sessions, the conference aimed to enhance the quality of education in biochemistry and clinical medicine. Participants gained insights into evidence-based practices and international quality standards for medical laboratories, aligning with NAAC's emphasis on academic excellence.
  2. Research Culture: The event fostered a research culture by providing a platform for participants to present their research findings through oral and poster presentations. By encouraging scholarly activities and facilitating knowledge exchange, the conference promoted research-driven learning and contributed to the advancement of knowledge in the field.
  3. Infrastructure and Resources: The venue, Maharaja Hall at SMCH, provided a conducive environment for learning, collaboration, and networking. Eminent speakers and experts in the field enriched the academic resources by sharing their insights and experiences, aligning with NAAC's focus on infrastructure development.
  4. Student Participation: With 176 pre-registrations and 20 on-spot registrations, the conference witnessed significant student engagement, reflecting NAAC's emphasis on student-centric learning. Sessions dedicated to students and delegates encouraged active participation, enabling them to interact with experts and peers and gain valuable insights into the field.

Schedule of Events:

  • 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM: Welcome Address by Dr. Juhi Aggarwal, Prof. & Head, Department of Biochemistry, SMCH, SDTU, Ghaziabad
  • 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM: Address by Dr. Harsh Vardhan Singh, Senior Biochemist, North DMC Medical College & Hindu Rao Hospital, Delhi, UP state ACBI Representative Ex Vice President, ACBI
  • 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM: Plenary Lecture by Prof. Seema Bhargava, Chairperson & Senior Consultant, Department of Biochemistry, Ganga Ram Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (GRIPMER), Delhi, Immediate Past President, ACBI, on "Basics of EBLM (Evidence Based Laboratory Medicine)"
  • 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM: Guest Lecture by Dr. Mamta Kankra, Consultant Biochemistry, Ganga Ram Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (GRIPMER), Delhi, Joint Secretary, ACBI, on "The Basic Concepts of ISO 15189"
  • 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM: Lecture by Dr. Raj Narayan Gupta, Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry, SMCH, SDTU, Ghaziabad, NABL Assessor ISO 15189 2022, on "How ToAnalyse IQC & EQA data"
  • 12:45 PM - 2:00 PM: Poster and Paper Presentation by Student/Delegates, Judged by Dr. Seema Bhargava, Dr. Harsh Vardhan Singh, Dr. Jyoti Batra
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM: Lunch Break
  • 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM: Lecture by Dr. Debapriya Sarkar, Senior Consultant, Critical Care and Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesia, SMCH, SDTU, on "Evidence Based Medicine, is it an illusion?"
  • 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM: Lecture by Dr. Jyoti Batra, Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Dean Research, SMCH, SDTU, Ghaziabad, on "Role of AI in Research"
  • 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM: Lecture by Dr. Sonia Johri, Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, SMCH, SDTU, Ghaziabad, on "Integrating Technology in Laboratory Practices"
  • 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM: Panel Discussion on "Role of AI in Modern Medicine" for Delegates and Students (Screened by Committee)
  • 5:15 PM - 5:45 PM: Announcement of Winners for Paper/Poster Prize Distribution by Organizers
  • 5:45 PM - 6:00 PM: Vote of Thanks & Valedictory Ceremony by Dr. Eram Hussain Pasha, Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, SMCH, SDTU, Ghaziabad

Key Organizers and Contributors:


Dr. Juhi Aggarwal: Convenor and Head of the Organizing Team

Dr. Raj Narayan Gupta: Organizing Secretary

Dr. Eram Hussain Pasha and Dr. Luna Sinha: Joint Secretaries

Dr. Surbhi Gupta: Treasurer

Mr. Sunil Kumar and Ms. Priya Singh: Co-Treasurers

PG Students: Dr. Renuka, Dr. Shivangi, Dr. Himanshu, Ms. Mansi, Ms. Urvashi

These individuals, along with the organizing team and PG students, played pivotal roles in planning, coordination, and execution, contributing significantly to the success of the conference.


Conclusion: The One Day Conference on ‘Evidence Based Medicine and International Standard for Medical Laboratories (ISO 15189)’ exemplified the commitment of Santosh Medical College and Hospital to uphold NAAC guidelines and promote excellence in education and research. By providing a platform for knowledge exchange, networking, and skill enhancement, the conference contributed to the continuous improvement of academic and healthcare standards.