Collaborators & Partners

Center for Brain Research - A Collaborator with DIA for DemCon 2024

The Centre for Brain Research was established as an autonomous, non-profit research organization in the Indian Institute of Science campus under the Karnataka Societies Registration Act of 1960. CBR is funded by philanthropy and receives research grants for specific projects from several granting agencies. This is a unique initiative in the current research environment in India that will help in conducting cutting edge research on aging brain and age-associated brain disorders.

The mandate of CBR is to carry out transformational research to understand the functioning of the aging brain in health and disease. CBR has initiated comprehensive, long-term longitudinal studies of cognition, genetics and brain imaging in elderly population that includes patients as well as healthy individuals. The uniqueness of the Indian population provides an ideal basis for carrying out such studies to identify potential protective factors and risk factors.

CBR also spearheads the GenomeIndia project that is funded by the Department of Biotechnology of the Government of India. GenomeIndia is a step towards integrating genetic information into healthcare practice, leading to India specific precision medicine.  

NIMHANS - A Collaborator with DIA for DemCon 2024

National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS) is world-renowned as a centre for mental health, neurosciences and allied fields. The vision of NIMHANS is to be a world leader in these areas and to evolve state of the art approaches to patient care through translational research. The contributions of NIMHANS in providing the highest quality of clinical services, standards of excellence in training and active engagement in research in these specialized fields are widely known. NIMHANS has been committed to training in basic sciences related to the brain and mind, behaviour in health and ill-health, translation of evidence from the bench to the bedside, as well as in the community. The concurrent emphasis on both biomedicine as well as psychosocial aspects has driven research ranging from neuroplasticity, imaging and genomics to the psychological, spiritual and anthropological aspects of mental well-being and illness.

NIMHANS is a globally recognized institution, collaborating with more than 20 international organizations. At the national level, faculty from NIMHANS have contributed to developments in a host of areas including mental health and addictions, other non-communicable disorders, trauma care, child health, disaster preparedness, geriatric care and many others.

RAMAIAH Group - A Collaborator with DIA for DemCon 2024

Ramaiah Group of Institutions: Founded with a focus on Healthcare and Education. Today, the Ramaiah Group has 19 institutions, striving towards breaking new ground in these sectors.

MISSION: Through work in Healthcare and Education, the Ramaiah Group seeks to move our society towards harmony and inclusiveness.

CommonAge - A Collaborator with DIA for DemCon 2024

CommonAge: The Chairman of CommonAge, Andrew Larpent, was fortunate to be offered a place on Commonwealth Study Conferences Leaders (CSC Leaders) programme. Andrew’s involvement took him first to London in March 2013 for a week of immersion in the challenges and opportunities facing communities from Commonwealth countries living in the UK. It was during this programme that the initial concept for CommonAge was developed and tested. It was overwhelmingly supported as one of the leading initiatives to be taken forward after the study conference.

On 22 July 2013, a workshop hosted by Compass Group, was held Melbourne to discuss the formation of CommonAge. CommonAge was officially launched in Melbourne, Australia in November 2013. The then Commonwealth Secretary General, Kamalesh Sharma warmly welcomed the CommonAge initiative, which fills the gap within the 53 Commonwealth countries.

The CommonAge group of professional CEOs and supporters across the Commonwealth are committed to building the Global Ageing Network and reaching out to developing countries.

AHPI - A Collaborator with DIA for DemCon 2024

Association of HealthCare Providers India (AHPI) represents the majority of healthcare providers in India.

It works as "not for profit" organization and advocates with the government, regulatory bodies and other stake holders on issues, which have bearing on enabling its members organizations to deliver appropriate healthcare services to community at large. The association functions through an empowered secretariat which facilitates the member organizations in improving their systems, processes and outcomes on continuous basis, in line with the vision, mission and objectives of the association.

Vision: The Association of Healthcare Providers (India)'s vision is to have a healthy India, encompassing society, community and common man at the grass root.

Mission: AHPI shall work with all stake holders in establishing a national system where, common man can avail assured universal access to basic health services. The Federation will facilitate its members and partnering bodies, in carrying out healthcare improvements to serve the community effectively and efficiently.

Vayah Vikas - A Collaborator with DIA for DemCon 2024

Vayah Vikas is a not-for-profit organisation based in Bengaluru that is driven by the philosophy of "by the seniors, for the seniors, of the seniors". The platform is focused on giving older adults charge of their wellness & well-being & opportunities for productive engagement so that they can build dignified lives. Our aim is to brighten your growing years, making it more fulfilling.

Vayah Vikas is a compassionate, senior-driven ecosystem of well-designed services and opportunities enabling seniors to lead independent lives with dignity and meaning.

Vayah Vikas' dream is to evolve into a pan-India entity that will enable every Indian senior to live their life to their full potential. Vayah Vikas recognizes and believes seniors as actively contributing members of society.

Mission: Vayah Vikas aspires to reach 1 million older adults in the next two years based on the membership model. Vayah Vikas believes a healthy society is incomplete without the wisdom of our elders. However, due to various reasons, they feel isolated or disconnected. To bridge the gap, Vayah Vikas is looking forward to connecting with like-minded organizations on a partnership basis and government institutions to set up state-wise chapters enabling them to cater to every senior citizen of India.

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