11th International ADT Conference
(Supported by IBRO)

Theme - Emerging Trends in Neuro-Rehabilitation : An
Allied Healthcare Perspective


Hybrid Mode

VENUE - Exploretorium, Chitkara University, Punjab
DATE - February 22nd-24th, 2023

Organized By
Chitkara School of Health Sciences
Chitkara University, Punjab 140401




About the Conference

Chitkara School of health sciences at Chitkara University, Punjab has been organizing Advanced Diagnostic Techniques (ADT) Symposium every year, since its inception in 2012. This Symposium has been continuing to encourage the young and innovative minds pursuing career in science and technology, by providing a suitable platform to present their research work and enhance their scientific acumen through interaction with the eminent scientists and field experts. This year we proudly invite you to the upgraded version of ADT symposium which is now going to be an INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

ADT-2023 (Supported by IBRO)

The theme of the 11th International ADT Conference is “Emerging Trends in Neuro-Rehabilitation: An Allied Healthcare Perspective”, which aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers, scholars and students to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Neuro-Rehabilitation. This year we are proud to announce that ADT-2023 is partly sponsored by the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO). IBRO is the global association of neuroscience societies that has been promoting and supporting neuroscience around the world through training, education, research, outreach and engagement activities.

ADT-2023 will provide a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, health practitioners, educators and students to present their research work and participate in panel discussions on the recent innovations, trends, concerns and solutions in the field of Neuro-Rehabilitation. Neuro-rehabilitation caters to a complex set of arrangements based on therapeutic-targeted actions that are applied to persons living with neurological diseases, in order to restore or/and compensate for their disabilities. More treatment strategies and therapeutic interventions need to be standardised and provided with a patient centric approach, wherein home-based and tele-rehabilitation protocols could replace long stays in medical centres. Regular advancements in rehabilitation procedures and practices are an important need of the society which could benefit the clinicians, allied health care professionals and the patients, enabling them to take control in the management of their condition in diverse situations.

The conference intends to bring together both national and international researchers, health practitioners, educators and students to deliver papers and spark debates about recent trends and breakthroughs in Rehabilitation procedures. It will include a variety of presentations on current research projects, as well as engaging discussions and keynote addresses. We envision that this conference will give an excellent chance for researchers from various domains of Health Sciences to exchange ideas and find useful collaborations in this endeavour of ours.

In the year 2002, Chitkara Educational Trust established its Punjab campus 30 kilometres from Chandigarh, on the Chandigarh–Patiala National Highway. In the year 2010 Chitkara University was established by the Punjab State Legislature under “The Chitkara University Act”. Chitkara University, the best university in Punjab is a government-recognized university with the right to confer degrees as per the Sections 2(f) and 22(1) of the UGC Act, 1956. The University offers multi-disciplinary programs, all of which are designed to be industry- relevant. As a result of this student-centric approach, Chitkara University is renowned as one of the best private universities in the North India region. From business management programs to programs in nursing and health sciences; and from computer science, electronics and mechanical engineering programs, to hotel management and architecture—Chitkara University, Punjab is a veritable cornucopia of educational services.

The University has at the centre of its philosophical core the commitment to excellence in education. It is the strong academic heritage of the University, and such firmness on matters of principles that has seen it grow from strength to strength in such a short span of time. Being ranked as an A+ University by NAAC isn’t something that the Chitkara University team arrived in one day, one month or one year. It is testimony of the vision and guidance of the leadership and years of incessant hard work, devotion, and commitment of the entire team. Our recent success is a reflection of the standards that are being followed as a part of academic delivery in our university. Chitkara University has also bagged the 2nd rank in the prestigious ATAL ranking of institutions in innovation achievement (ARIIA) released by Ministry of Education, Government of India. This milestone is an outcome of our university’s relentless focus on fostering innovation and encouraging students to solve real world problems. But beyond an individual accomplishment, this accreditation reaffirms our position among the forerunners in the bigger change that is envisaged for the education system of our country.

Established in 2011, Chitkara School of Health Sciences is exclusively dedicated to the education of health care professionals. We envision training and developing health care professionals who can create a difference in the quality of life of all those who require healthcare. Our course curriculum is a blend of theory, practical and clinical exposure. Our esteemed faculty and our strong collaborations with industry leaders are the pillars of our successful journey through these 10 years. The training with the industry helps to develop high degree of conceptual skills, analytical skills and quality technical knowledge base and prepare our students for hospitals and related healthcare domains. We offer more than 14 UG/PG programmes in different domains including allied healthcare, optometry, physiotherapy, nutrition dietetics and nursing. We also offer doctoral programmes in several domains of Health Sciences.

Chitkara University realized the need to build an interface between Academia and Industry. We have joined hands with prominent players in healthcare industry to produce quality healthcare professionals in the allied healthcare fields. It Includes- Fortis Healthcare Ltd, Nephroplus, Max Healthcare, Paras Hospital, Eye Q, SGHS Hospitals, SIEMENS, Zorgers, to name a few. The training with the industry will provide integrated inputs which will help to develop high degree of conceptual skills, analytical skills and quality technical knowledge base among aspirants and prepare them for hospitals and related healthcare domains.


11th International ADT Conference will be having 8 different tracks from the following scientific areas for oral/poster Presentation:

Track 1: Neurotherapeutics and Brain Imaging Technology; Track 2: Critical Care; Track 3: Physiotherapy; Track 4: Psycho-social rehabilitation; Track 5: Optometry;
Track 6: Nutrition and Dietetics; Track 7: Health tech, Health care management and Special Education ; Track 8: Pharmacy


Students, researchers, healthcare professionals are invited to submit abstracts of their original and unpublished research/review papers for the 11th International ADT conference from the following thrust areas:

    • Molecular underpinning of neurological disorders
    • Therapies in neurological conditions
    • Radio Diagnosis, techniques and procedures
    • Lifesciences, neurobiology and neurorehabilitation
    • Intensive medical and nursing management
    • Early Neuro-rehabilitation
      • - Interdisciplinary management of traumatic and non-traumatic brain injury
      • - Multimodality monitoring in neurocritical care
    • Dialysis Therapy
    • Vestibular Rehabilitation
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Neuroplasticity and Neurorehabilitation
      • - Biomechanics in rehabilitation
      • - Speech and Swallowing therapy

    • Counselling and Psycho-therapy
    • Cognitive and Behavioural management
    • Long term management of patients with neurological conditions
    • Mental Health Nursing
    • Community based rehabilitation
    • Neuro Visual Rehabilitation-Brain Injuries
    • Neuro Optometric Interventions- Vision Therapy
    • Reading Eye Movement and Visual field defects
    • Clinical nutrition
    • Nutrition and Psychology
    • Role of supplements/nutraceuticals in prevention, therapeutics and rehabilitation
    • Artificial Intelligence/Technology in Healthcare
    • Telemedicine
    • Internet of Medical Things
    • Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality as a tool in healthcare
    • Rehabilitation robotics
    • Innovation based special education techniques and approaches to improve the quality of life of patients with neurological conditions
    • Pharmaco-therapy and role of pharmacist in neuro- rehabilitation
    • Psychotherapeutics, drug addiction and rehabilitation Therapies
    • Drugs that affect nutrition status

Speakers Day 1

Dr. Rajat Sandhir

Department of Biochemistry,
Panjab University, Chandigarh, India

Dr. Vikas Saini

Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care,
Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh

Dr. Narkeesh Arumugam

Department of Physiotherapy,
Punjabi University, Patiala

Dr. Abeer Goel

Associate Consultant
Paras Hospitals, Panchkula

Dr. Sandhya Gupta

Associate Professor
Dept. of Mental Health Nursing,
College of Nursing
AIIMS, New Delhi

Team Chandigarh Spinal Rehab - Event Partner

Dr. Baiju Kumar

Occupational Therapist
Chandigarh Spinal Rehab

Dr. Premjit Singh

Chandigarh Spinal Rehab

Speakers Day 2

Dr. Aastha Takkar

Associate Professor
Department of Neurology,
PGIMER, Chandigarh

Dr Aditya Goyal

Sankara Vision Academy, Sankara Eye Hospital
Bangalore, President Association of India

Dr. Nancy Sahni

Chief Dietician and Head
Department of Dietetics, PGIMER, Chandigarh

Dr. Sonika Bakshi

Chitkara School of Health Sciences, Chitkara University, Punjab

Dr. Kris See

Medical Director
Chief Clinical and Innovative Scientist, Osel Group.
Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Dr. Priti Arun

Professor & Head,
Department of Psychiatry,
Chairperson, Disability Board, Govt Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, Chandigarh,
Joint Director,
Govt Rehabilitation Institute of Intellectual Disability(GRIID),
Additional Director,
Mental Health institute,
Nodal Officer, State Resource Center, Chandigarh

Dr. Thakur Gurjeet Singh

Dean, Professor
Chitkara College of Pharmacy,
Chitkara University, Punjab, India

Ms. Deepika

Dept of Dietetics, PGIMER, Chandigarh

Dr. Marc Taub (USA)

Chief of Vision therapy
Southern college of Optometry
Memphis, USA.

Dr. Kishan Kannan A/L Yogaratnam

Primary Care and Mental Health
Medical Officer
Osel Clinic, Malaysia

Speakers Day 3

Dr. Daniella Rutner

Associate Clinical Professor
University Eye Center and the Chief of Vision Rehabilitation,
State University of New York, New York, USA

Prof. Aditya Goyal

Principal, Sankara Academy of Vision,
Sankara Eye Hospital, Bangalore, India

Session Chairpersons

Dr. Rajat Sandhir

Department of Biochemistry,
Panjab University, Chandigarh, India

Dr. Gurbir Singh

Professor Emeritus, Chitkara School of Health Sciences, Chitkara University, Punjab, India

Dr. Manju Dhandapani

Associate Professor, National Institute of Nursing Education, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India,

Dr. Harmeet Kaur

Professor cum Principal, Department of Nursing, Chitkara School of Health Sciences, Chitkara University, Punjab, India

Dr. Nancy Sahni

Chief Dietician and Head
Department of Dietetics, PGIMER, Chandigarh

Dr. Meenakshi Sood

Professor, Chitkara School of Health Sciences, Chitkara University, Punjab, India

Dr. Amarjot Kaur

Chitkara College of Pharmacy, Chitkara University, Punjab, India

Dr. Ravinder Singh

Professor & Head
Department of Pharmacy practice, Chitkara University, Punjab, India


Dr. Ashok K. Chitkara

Chitkara University

Dr. Madhu Chitkara

Chitkara University


Dr. Archana Mantri

Vice Chancellor
Chitkara University, Punjab

Organizing Chairperson

Dr Sonika Bakshi Bhandari

Chitkara School of Health Sciences, Chitkara University, Punjab

Organizing Secretary

Dr. Abhilasha Sood

Assistant Professor
Chitkara School of Health Sciences, Chitkara University, Punjab

Conference Mode : Hybrid

Conference will be held in the hybrid mode: online and on-site in Chitkara University. The authors of accepted papers will have a choice to present their papers on-line, or on site at Chitkara University, Punjab

Participation & Registration

No abstract will be accepted without payment of the registration fee.

Deadline for Abstracts

February 10th, 2023

Notification of Acceptance

February 15th, 2023

Last Date for Registration

February 20th, 2023

Abstract Submission Guidelines

  • The abstract should be 250-300 words.
  • The submitted abstract should contain title, author names and affiliations, followed by the details of study in terms of brief introduction, methods, results and conclusion included in a single text.

Fees Details

Registration Fees:INR) Before due Date After due date
Professionals from Industry Rs. 1700/- Rs. 2000/-
Delegates from Academia/Faculty Members/Scientists Rs. 1500/- Rs. 1700/-
Research Scholars Rs. 700/- Rs. 1000/-
UG/PG students Rs. 500/- Rs. 600/-

Hands-On Workshop on “Molecular Techniques”

Organizer: Allied Health Sciences Department, CSHS in collaboration with Genexplore- Medisquare Diagnostic Center


February 24th, 2023


9:00 am to 4:00 pm


GB- 409

Resource Persons -
Ms. Yasmeen Bhasin
Chairperson, Genexplore- Medisquare Diagnostic Center
Mr. Anuj Babbar
Senior Lab Technician & Researcher, Genexplore- Medisquare Diagnostic Center
For Registration Details Please Contact -
Ms.Indu Bala
Assistant Professor, Allied Health Sciences Department, Chitkara School of Health Sciences
Contact Details: email.id: indu.bala@chitkara.edu.in
Mb. No: 8360054820
Key highlights and schedule for the Hands on workshop on Molecular Techniques
9:30 am to 10:00 amIntroductory Session & Basics of Agarose Gel Electrophoresis
10:00 am to 10:30 am Setting up Agarose gel electrophoresis of Genomic DNA - Demo & Practice
10:30 am to 11:00 am Understanding Basics of Nucleic acid Isolation
11:00 am to 1:30 pm Nucleic acid Isolation - Hands-on

Workshop on Technological Advances in Prosthesis Design and Fabrication

10:00 am-1:00 pm in collaboration with Composite Regional Center (CRC) for Skill Development, Rehabilitation & Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Sundernagar, H.P. under Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India.


February 24th, 2023


Einstein Hall, Ground Floor, Galileo Block, Chitkara University, Punjab, India

Resource Persons -
Mr. Jitendra K. Dev, Prosthetist
Orthotist, CRC Sunder Nagar
For registration details, please contact-
Ms. Naritbir Kaur
Clinical Physiotherapist, Physiotherapy Department, Chitkara School of Health Sciences
Contact Details: email.id: naritbir.bajwa@chitkara.edu.in
Mb. No: +91 964715159

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Dr. Abhilasha Sood, Organizing Secretary

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