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AMRITACON 2021 – 4th Amrita International Public Health Conference (Online)

The Departments of Community Medicine & Public Health and Respiratory Medicine of Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences will jointly organize AMRITACON on December 11, 2021, in association with The UNION – The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. A pre-conference workshop will be held on December 10, 2021.

THEME: Chronic Respiratory Diseases: Healthy Lung, Clean Air, Live a Good Life

Important Dates
  • Last Date for Abstract Submission: November 15, 2021
  • Early Registration Deadline: November 10, 2021
  • Late Registration Deadline: December 5, 2021
  • Pre-Conference Workshop: December 10, 2021
  • Conference: December 11, 2021




Registration and Abstract Submission


Inorder to register for AMRITACON event, please make the payment first and proceed to register.

Guidelines for Presentation
Guidelines for Presentation

Click here to view the guidelines for oral and e-poster presentation.

Amrita Oration

Prof. Guy Marks
President, The Union
Honorary Professor of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Australia

Prof. Guy Marks is a respiratory and public health physician and epidemiologist. He is President and interim Executive Director of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. In this capacity he also serves on the Board of the NCD Alliance and the STOP TB Partnership. He is a member of the steering committee of the Global Asthma Network. He has led the Centre for Air pollution, energy and health Research (CAR, an NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence) since 2012. His main research interests are in chronic respiratory disease (asthma and COPD), tuberculosis control and the adverse health effects of exposure to air pollution.

Keynote Address

Dr. Kuldeep Singh Sachdeva
Regional Director,
The UNION – South East Asia Office

Dr. Kuldeep Singh Sachdeva has had a long journey of serving the public, a medical doctor (MBBS) with over 32 years of professional experience within the Indian government health system, a Chest & TB Specialist and a Public Health Expert by training. He is actively involved & is a member with a number of globally renowned professional associations and has over 80 papers published in scientific journals. Throughout his career, he has played an important role in strengthening health systems, promoting Public Private Mix in TB Control, supporting TB collaborative activities with HIV, Tobacco, Diabetes, Paediatric TB, & the scaling up of programmatic management of drug resistant TB. He also led the initiatives in environmental health, patient safety & vaccines.

More recently, Dr. Sachdeva held the post of Deputy Director General/Program Manager, National TB Elimination Programme, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoH&FW). He has also worked for the National AIDS Control Organisation to control HIV/AIDS infections, for the Global Fund Country Coordination Mechanism (CCM) and India Covid 19 Emergency Response and Health Systems Preparedness Package as a nodal officer.

Pre-Conference Workshop

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A Pre-Conference Workshop on “Basics of Infectious Disease Modelling” by Prof. Nimalan Arinaminpathy (Professor in Mathematical Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, School of Public Health, Imperial College, London) will be held on December 10, 2021.

Prof. Nimalan Arinaminpathy has specialized in the field of dynamics and control of infectious diseases using mathematical and statistical tools, with a focus on tuberculosis in high burden settings like India and Kenya. He has worked in co-ordination with CDC, USA in studying the epidemiology of influenza control. He also provides modelling support to the Indian Council of Medical Research for the COVID response in India.

  • Limited Seats Only.
  • No extra cost


AMRITACON (Amalgamation of Medicine, Research and Innovative Technology for Action) aims to cater to a wide spectrum of public health professionals including Medical, Dental, Nursing, Social Sciences, etc.

Every year we have international collaborators to enrich the academic experience, last year it was Newcastle University, UK. This year we are associating with, The UNION – The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease.


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Organizing Team

Chief Patron Swami Poornamritananda Puri
Patrons Dr. Prem Nair
Dr. Shantikumar Nair
Dr. (Col) Vishal Marwaha
Dr. K. V. Beena
Dr. D. M. Vasudevan
Chairpersons Dr. Aswathy S.
Dr. Asmita Mehta
Bri. Sai Bala
Co-Chairpersons Dr. Balagopal Varma R.
Prof. K. T. Moly
Dr. Sabitha M.
Dr. (Br) Jaggu Swami
Br. Balasubramaniam
Dr. K. N. Panicker
Dr. Sobha Subramanian
Organizing Secretaries Dr. Teena Mary Joy
Dr. Akhilesh K.
Joint Organizing Secretaries Dr. Chitra Tomy,
Dr. R. Venkitachalam
Treasurer Dr. Paul T. Francis
Scientific Committee Convenor Dr. Paul T. Francis
Dr. Sreelakshmi Mohandas
Scientific Committee Members Dr. Tinku Joseph (AIMS Kochi)
Dr. Nithya Haridas (AIMS Kochi)
Dr. Krishnakumar R. (AIMS Kochi)
Dr. Unnikrishnan K. Menon (AIMS Kochi)
Dr. George Mathews John (AIMS Kochi)
Dr. Jaideep Menon (AIMS Kochi)
Dr. Anil Kumar V. (AIMS Kochi)
Dr. Anupama R. (AIMS Kochi)
Dr. Manu Raj (AIMS Kochi)
Prof. Sheela Pavithran (AIMS Kochi)
Dr. Ravi Sankaran (AIMS Kochi)
Bri. Nivedita (AIMS Kochi)
Dr. Denny John (Campbell Collaboration)
Dr. Sreelal T. P. (DM WIMS, Wayanad)
Organizing Committee Dr. Radhamani K. (AIMS, Kochi)
Dr. Rajesh T. (AIMS, Kochi)
Dr. Saraswathy L. (AIMS, Kochi)
Dr. Minnie Pillay (AIMS, Kochi)
Dr. Dinesh Nair (AIMS, Kochi)
Dr. Princy Louis Palatty (AIMS, Kochi)
Dr. Gopal S. Pillai (AIMS, Kochi)
Dr. K. U. Natarajan (AIMS, Kochi)
Dr. C. Jayakumar (AIMS, Kochi)
Dr. Fessy Louis (AIMS, Kochi)
Dr. Sajitha Krishnan (AIMS, Kochi)
Dr. George Paul
Dr. Seethalakshmy N. V.
Dr. M. G. K. Pillai
Dr. Dipu T. S.
Mrs. Kanmani Job
Mrs. Renjitha Bhaskaran
Souvenir Dr. Navami S.
Ms. Minu Mary Mathews
Registration Committee Dr. Avani D.
Bri. Rahna
Mr. Santhosh K. P.
Ms. Prejitha T. J.
IT Service Committee Bri. Pavithra
Mr. Amal Dev
Mr. Nijith Ramachandran
Finance Committee Mr. Kesavankutty
Ms. Anu Dev S.
Mrs. Sindhu P. N.
Mrs. Sunitha H. S.
Contact Us


Dr. Teena Mary Joy
Organizing Secretary,
Associate Professor,
Department of Community Medicine and Public Health,
Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences
Phone: +91-484-6688070
Email Id:
Dr. Chitra Tomy
Joint Secretary,
Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine and Public Health,
Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences
Phone: +91-484-6688070
Email Id:
Dr. Neeraj V. Mohandas
MD Resident
Department of Community Medicine & Public Health
Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi
Phone: 8147007979
Dr Rajeesh R. Nair
MD Resident
Department of Community Medicine & Public Health
Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi
Phone: 9496587729

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