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The Annual Hospital Day Oration 2016

The highlight of Platinum Jubilee conference is “The Hospital Day Oration” which has been traditionally held coinciding with our Hospital Day Celebration every year. The Hospital Day oration is delivered by an eminent professional who is an expert in the field.

This year’s Annual Oration 2016 would be delivered by Professor Jan Vijg.

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Jan Vijg
Professor, Department of Genetics
Chair, Department of Genetics
Lola and Saul Kramer Chair in Molecular Genetics

Dr. Jan Vijg was the first to develop transgenic mouse models for the study of mutagenesis in vivo (in 1989) and uses these models to study the possible relationship between damage to the genome and aging.

His current research interests are focused on genome instability and the mechanisms through which this may cause human disease and aging.


Aging of the Genome, The dual role of DNA in life and death. Vijg, Jan.
Oxford University Press: 2007. ISBN13: 978-0-19-856923-7

The American Technological Challenge, Stagnation and Decline in the 21st Century.
Vijg, Jan. Algora Publishing: 2011. ISBN13:978-0-87586-886-8.

Past list of TMH annual Orators

2002 Sir Paul Nurse Discovery Of Cell Cycle Regulatory Mechanisms
2003 Dr. R. A. Mashelkar Building a Golden Triangle of Traditional Medicine, Modern Medicine and Modern Science
2004 Prof. T R DeMeester Current Challenges in the Therapy of Cancer
2005 Prof. Jatin P. Shah Shifting Paradigms and Moving Targets in Head and Neck Cancer
2006 Dr. Mary Gospodarowicz Prognosis and Prognostic Factors in Cancer
2007 Dr. Peter Boyle The Globalisation of Cancer
2008 Professor Arul M. Chinnaiyan Zeroing in on a cause of common solid tumors: Implications for translation
2009 Prof. Markus W. Buechler Pancreatic Cancer Surgery: A Union of Technique and Biology
2010 Prof. Ian Tannock Prostate Cancer Screening: To be or not to be
2011 Prof. Richard Larson “Translating leukaemia lessons to solid tumors: can we bridge the gap?”
2012 Prof. Kian Ang Progress in Customizing Therapy for Head and Neck Carcinoma
2013 Prof. Michael Brada Personalised Medicine In Clinical Oncology;
True or False Promise
2014 Prof. Henrik Kehlet Improving Outcomes After Surgery: On The Fast Track
2015 Professor Francesco Lo Coco History of Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia: A revolutionary Tale