As we reach the rather unique milestone of the forty first T. S. Srinivasan
Oration, it is for our family, a time to reflect on the evolution of this
When our family friend and medical philosopher, late Dr.
Krishnamoorthy Srinivas, suggested we establish an annual oration, in
honour of our beloved father, little did we know that it would endure
four decades and evolve in the way that it has. We have been blessed to
welcome over forty years, some of the world’s most eminent
neurologists and neuroscientists, a veritable hall of fame! The
accompanying projects have also grown: from a small department of
multidisciplinary care in a community hospital (Public Health Centre,
Chennai), to a university affiliated teaching department with
interdisciplinary Masters & PhD programs (Voluntary Health Services
Hospital, Chennai) to an endowed Chair at the National Institute of
Mental Health & Neurosciences, Bengaluru, a stellar journey.
AN INSPIRING JOURNEY: DOWN A FORTY YEAR
That the T. S. Srinivasan oration has become the definitive
event, every February, in the Indian neurosciences calendar, is testimony
to the consistent effort made by Mr. Venu Srinivasan and Late Professor
Krishnamoorthy Srinivas, in identifying leaders in the field, who could
bring their vast knowledge and experience to Indian shores. The
“WALL” of forty orators in this issue, is truly exemplary - a “Who’s Who”
in the neurosciences firmament. In the context of history, 40 years is but
a snapshot. Yet, in the growth and evolution of a medical movement, 40
years is a lifetime.
Distinguished University Professor , Western University London, Canada
University of Nevada, Las Vegas United States
Friedman Distinguished Professor of Neurology Washington
University United States
FROM THE CONVENORS DESK
This being our 41st year of orations (started 1980) and 21st year of conclaves (started 2000), we are very pleased to go digital with pragmatism - 4 pm to 6 pm IST on three days. Do join us and interact with this galaxy of world class experts.
It is with great pleasure that we invite you to the yearly TS Srinivasan Knowledge Conclave, that will take place on 28th, 29th & 30th October 2021. This year the three day event has the “Fronters of Dementia Care & Research” theme and is completely digital, thanks to the pandemic. The program features as keynote speakers three "world leaders” in dementia and brain ageing; Prof. Vladimir Hachinski who is renowned for his eponymous “ischemic score” in vascular dementia, will deliver the 41st TS Srinivasan oration on the final day. Professors Jeffrey Cummings (TS Srinivasan orator 2003) and John Morris (TS Srinivasan orator 2009) will deliver keynote lectures. The keynote lectures are being chaired by Asian leaders from the Asian Society Against Dementia.
We have also on offer poster sessions on all three days which will lead to selected poster presentations that compete for the generous TS Srinivasan Prize of USD 500/-. While the theme of the presentation has to be brain ageing and dementia, both original research reports and case studies of interest are welcome. These sessions are being moderated by international neuroscientists, Prof. Simon Shorvon (TS Srinivasan orator 2010), Prof. Sam Berkovic (TS Srinivasan orator 2017) and Prof. Ralph Sacco (TS Srinivasan orator 2020).