Hyderabad: International Stress Management Association (ISMA) and GITAM Hyderabad Business School (GHBS) jointly organised a two-day fifth International Conference on ‘Stress Management’ (ICSM-2018) at Manohar, Begumpet, Hyderabad. Sailaja Kiron, Managing Director, Margadarsi Chit Funds, Hyderabad graced as chief guest and inaugurated the conference by lighting the lamp on Saturday.
Dignitaries inaugurating the two-day fifth International Conference on Stress Management by lightning the lamp
In her inaugural speech, Sailaja Kiron said that expectation is the mother of stress creation, so don’t expect anything even from our own family members or a boss. She advised that everyday work for you, try to be yourself and be better yourself. Don’t try to control the uncontrollable, love to forgive, she exhorted. Physical activity is a huge stress relief, Sailaja Kiron concluded. The organisers of ISMA have presented P V R K Prasad Memorial Award to Margadarsi MD.
Randall John, Mark Corpley, Yasmin, Gita Challa, Venkat Reddy, and Vijay Laxmi have received these awards. 100 hours of learning certificates also presented to Stress Management Professionals (SMPs). About 225 delegates from UK, Australia, Iran, and Malaysia took part in the conference and about 95 papers presented. Apart from Paper Presentations, the conference also hosted Panel Discussions, Case Experiences, and workshops.
Delegates have participated in the micro sessions on the topic/ theme of their interest. They have also been participating in the informal get-togethers and interaction with leading scientists and practitioners which is an exciting opportunity for learning about the latest developments on the translation of research in stress management into practice. Prof Y Lakshman Kumar, Dean and Director, GHBS proposed the vote of thanks. GHBS faculty, students also took part in this conference.