The 3 rd Prof B Ramamurthi Oration was organized by the Advanced Neuroscience
Foundation Trust in partnership with MGM Healthcare, on 28 th January 2019. On this
occasion, Prof Dr Madjid Samii, Founder President of the International Neuroscience
Institute, Hannover Germany and Hony President, World Federation of Neurological
Surgeons delivered the Oration which was attended by around 200 eminent neuroscientists
of the city and members of the society.
Prof B Ramamurthi was a pioneer neurosurgeon and neuroscientist of the country, who was
responsible for starting the Institute of Neurology at the Govt General Hospital in 1950 and
the first Head Injury Ward in the country in 1967. His life and work were showcased in a
short film “Guru Samarpanam”, produced by Dr K Sridhar.
“Technological advancements have changed brain surgery and its outcomes for the better”
said Prof Dr Madjid Samii, while speaking of the changes in brain surgery over the last few
decades. He also mentioned that thanks to this, patients do better and their lives change for
A patient awareness booklet “Your Health Handbook” on Brain Tumours by Dr K Sridhar was
released during the function. The handbook served to create a basic awareness amongst the
public on the various aspects of Brain Tumours.