Genesis of the conference:

CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research is a national institute under the aegis of CSIR, Government of India. Being a multidisciplinary research institute with the motto Safety to Environment and Health and Service to Industry addresses problems critical to human health and the environment. CSIR-IITR, in continuation of its efforts for gender equity, acknowledges the contribution of women in scientific and technological developments through the WARM platform. The WARM (Women in Academia, Research and Management) platform acknowledges the contributions of women in managing research, academia and industry. The first edition commemorated women’s contributions to food safety and toxicology through WARM-FOST 2023.

This year, the theme for the second WARM conference is "Women in Academia, Research and Management of Toxicology & Health-Wellness (WARM-TH 2024)", which will continue the efforts of CSIR-IITR to celebrate women's achievements and success stories. The emphasis of WARM-TH 2024 will be on the research advances in the arena of toxicology, gender-specific health and wellness, including drug discovery and emerging research trends in Environment and Public Health.

The three-day event will comprise technical sessions from leading researchers, keynote addresses from leading healthcare practitioners, flash talks for young researchers, technologists & entrepreneurs and poster sessions for students. The event will also feature a panel discussion and a round table discussion for career opportunities and guidance for young participants with recommendations to funding agencies.

CSIR-IITR is organizing this conference in collaboration with two esteemed institutions working in the area of healthcare and drug discovery,and King George Medical University, Lucknow. The conference will be a unique platform for women entrepreneurs, students and technologists working on the related theme areas and KGMU as an organising partner will bring out the best of the informative sessions for attendees.