Clinical Research Workshop in Srinagar

Clinical Research is an integral part of Gauri Kaul Foundation (GKF)
Clinical Research Workshop in Srinagar
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Clinical Research in the Kashmir Valley has not penetrated like the way it has in other big cities of the country. No doubt Sher e Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) and Government Medical College (GMC) in Srinagar have several well-known departments and consultants involved in it. These institutions are also overwhelmingly busy in providing clinical care to the citizens. Clinical Research helps in bringing the latest advancements in medical research and plays a crucial role in advancing medical knowledge, improving patient care, and developing new therapies.

Clinical Research is an integral part of Gauri Kaul Foundation (GKF). GKF is dedicated in preventing and managing heart disease, the leading cause of death in our country. The mission is to provide an excellence in patient care, education, research, community service with innovative therapies by facilitating access to cutting edge clinical research opportunities. The foundation funds research into heart disease, with a focus on identifying new treatments and improving existing treatments.

The research arm of the foundation, Gauri Research Centre (GRC) felt the need of conducting awareness programs to bring more visibility to all the stakeholders for initiating more clinical trials in this region.

With this aim in mind GRC has organized a one-day “Basic Level Awareness Workshop on Clinical Research” designed to provide participants with a fundamental understanding of the field in collaboration with Indian Society of Clinical Research (ISCR) and SKIMS. The workshop will be held in SKIMS auditorium on Saturday the 8th July.

The workshop aims to provide valuable insights and foster discussions on the latest advancements, best practices, and challenges in the clinical research field. During the workshop, we will cover essential topics such as the fundamentals of clinical research, site set up, ethical considerations, regulatory requirements, patient recruitment and retention strategies. This workshop aims to provide a solid foundation for anyone interested in pursuing a career in clinical research or seeking to enhance their knowledge in this field. It is also an excellent opportunity to network with professionals in the industry and gain insights into current trends and best practices.

In this one-day event, we have invited medical practitioners, Investigators and all those involved in clinical research, including paramedical staff and aspiring young professionals from all the institutions to participate in this event. In one of our recent research works published in Indian Heart Journal, the burden of uncontrolled hypertension in the population of Jammu & Kashmir shows 56 % uncontrolled HT in hypertensive patients. This is an alarming data as HT is the leading cause of vascular events at young age, Heart attacks, paralytic strokes, heart failure and sudden deaths. Therefore, it is important that the Govt health care systems need to be supplemented by voluntary organizations to help tackle the burden of heart disease. In order to find out the burden of disease epidemiological is very essential along with interventions.

The Foundation’s future direction will focus on continuing to promote heart health through research, education, and advocacy. The foundation conducts regular screening program for elderly people under Gauri Old Age Mission (GOAM) to optimize the treatment of patients with heart diseases, diabetes, hypertension and other comorbidities.

About Gauri Research Centre (GRC)

Gauri Research Centre is a clinical research institution with a chain of investigational sites in Jammu & Kashmir. Gauri Research Centre is an integral part of Gauri Kaul Foundation (GKF).

GRC facilitates the timely execution and completion of high-quality clinical research at investigational sites. The office provides a variety of services to assist Investigators and sponsors with all aspects of clinical research for conducting phase I to IV trials. The staff has extensive training & experiences to ensure that studies are conducted in accordance with sponsors’ standards as well as with local & International regulations and current guidelines for good clinical practice.

GRC is a single point contact to initiate clinical research from your ideas or sponsored protocol to approval and initiation of the study.

We provide services in academic leadership to full-service clinical trial management capabilities, including site monitoring, data management, statistical analysis, safety monitoring, and clinical events classification, in addition to clinical expertise, guidance on protocol development, protocol writing.

Key Highlights of GRC:

Institutional Ethics Committee (Registration No. ECR/1735/Inst/JK/2022)

Experienced Investigators

2 Dedicated Trial Centre (Gauri Heart Centre & Prasad Joo Khan Memorial, Srinagar)

Partner Institutions (Kashmir Clinics)

3 dedicated telemedicine units (Jagti, Machil and Hawal)

Gauri Heart Centre in Chanapora and Prasad Joo Khan Heart Centre, Hawal is state of art for heart diagnostics with clinical team comprised of medical doctors, nurses, technicians, and research experts.

We have a research and education collaboration with Kashmir Clinics Group, a chain of multispecialty hospitals in Kashmir, with the objective to foster academic and scientific collaboration in the fields of biomedical research.

Prof Upendra Kaul, awarded Padmashiri and Dr B C Roy Award, is Chairman Cardiology and Dean Academics and Research Batra Hospital and Medical Research Center.

Dr Kaul is founder Gauri Kaul Foundation

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are the personal opinions of the author. The facts, analysis, assumptions and perspective appearing in the article do not reflect the views of GK.

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