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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



Amrita Oration and Keynote Address
Amrita Oration by Prof. Guy Marks

Amrita Oration by 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 by Dr. Kuldeep Singh Sachdeva

Keynote Address by 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.

Pre-Conference Workshop

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

  • 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.


About Department of Community Medicine

The Department of Community Medicine, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi endeavors to serve the dual purpose of evolving cost effective primary health care to the community through its rural and urban training health centers and providing value-based medical education, by following a student friendly, need oriented and evidence based curriculum.

The Department of Community Medicine provides quality medical education to undergraduate MBBS students and prepares them to function as community physicians. The vision of the department is to enhance people’s health through innovation, education and research.

The mission of the department is

  • To provide training to medical students and health care professionals in public health
  • To promote research for innovative , indigenous solutions of health care problems
  • To assist in translation of knowledge into policy and actions

The department also runs postgraduate programs like MD Community Medicine, MPH, Executive MPH, and training for other allied sciences.

Scope of Our Work

  • The rural and urban training health centers under the department provides promotive, preventive and curative health services to the community and training for students in theory and practice of community medicine.
  • We work in close coordination and collaboration with Local Self Government, District Administration and State Health services across Kerala in Planning, Implementing and Evaluating various aspects of Health care
  • Our Faculty and Residents actively participate in Public Health activities in various parts of India and across the world

The Department collaborates with various national and international organizations such as WHO, UNICEF, ICMR etc on various research projects. The faculty members are instrumental in designing and conduct of various epidemiological studies.

About School of Medicine, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham

Established in September 2002, the Amrita School of Medicine has achieved great academic recognition from the students, community and educational fraternity as an institution providing not only world-class training but also the right perspective on life. The present School tower comprises 12 storeys with a total floor area of 120,000 sq. ft. The hospital has an additional floor area of 1,100,000 sq.ft. Incorporating state-of-the-art educational facilities that meet international standards, the Amrita School of Medicine is a fusion of the latest technology with core human values.

Unparalleled Leadership

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham was founded by the world-renowned humanitarian leader, Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, Amma. As Chancellor of the Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amma continues to guide the institution’s mission and growth. Know More

Amrita Rankings

Amrita Ranked 5th Best University in India​

  • 5th University
  • 6th Medical
  • 13th Dental
  • 12th Pharmacy
  • 16th Engineering
  • 12th Overall

NAAC A++ Grade for Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham​

Amrita has been accredited with an A++ (Cycle-3), the highest grade by the National Assessment & Accreditation Council, which puts Amrita to the top most category of all private institutions in the country.

Know More on Amrita Rankings


Fee Details & Payment

Category 1

Students (UG & PG any Stream)

Early Registration*
[Deadline: October 31, 2021]
Late Registration*
[Deadline: December 5, 2021]
*(Inclusive of GST @18%)

Category 2

Faculty/ Health Professional

Early Registration**
[Deadline: October 31, 2021]
Late Registration**
[Deadline: December 5, 2021]
**(Inclusive of GST @18%)

Category 3

International Delegates

Early Registration
[Deadline: October 31, 2021]
USD 50
Late Registration
[Deadline: December 5, 2021]
USD 100

International Delegates can make the payment through NEFT.

Refer to “Category 3: International Delegates” under “Instructions


  • Make the Payment based on the categories.
  • Register for the conference. (Once the payment is completed, be sure to enroll the same email address and mobile number for registration.)

Category 1: Students (UG and PG any Stream) and
Category 2: Faculty / Health Professional

Students (UG and PG any Stream) and Faculty / Health Professional can make the payment to the respective links provided above based on the category.

Note the Payment Transaction No. / UTR No. Take a screenshot of your payment receipt and send it to us while registering for the conference.

Category 3: International Delegates

International Delegates can make the payment through NEFT.

Take a screenshot of your payment receipt and send it to us while registering for the conference.

Bank Details for Money Transfer by NEFT/RTGS in INR

Account Name: Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Kochi

Account Number: 015506200001212 (15 digits)

Bank: Dhanlaxmi Bank Ltd.

Account Type: Savings

Branch: Edappally

Address: AIMS Ponekkara (P.O), Ernakulam 682041, Kerala. India.

IFSC: DLXB0000155

MICR Code: 682048012


Please mention the purpose while remitting the money and inform us of the Payment Transaction number/ UTR number.

Only limited seats are available on a First – Come – First – Serve basis for Pre-Conference Workshop participation.

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

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    Submit Your Abstract

    Last Date for Abstract Submission: October 31, 2021

    Instructions for Abstract Submission

    • Make the Payment based on the categories. (Refer to “Registration” tab)
    • Register for the conference.
    • Submit your Abstract.

    Please register for the conference before submitting your abstract. A ‘Conference Registration Number” will be generated during registration which you need to enter while submitting the abstract.

    (Please mention your Conference Registration Number in all your correspondence with us.)

    Domains for Abstract Submission

    Abstracts should be related to at least one of the topics listed below. Papers under all domains with reference to Lung Health within the following domains are encouraged. The domains include:

    • Lung Health
    • Air Pollution
    • Oral Health
    • Non Communicable Diseases
    • Communicable Diseases
    • COVID 19
    • Nutrition
    • Mental Health
    • Urban Health
    • Health Systems Research
    • Public Health Policy
    • Technology in Health
    • Reproductive, Adolescent and Child Health
    • Ageing

    Applicants should choose the topic that most closely matches the theme of their abstract.

    Abstract Submission Guidelines

    A. General Guidelines

    • Abstracts should be submitted through the online system (email) following registration.
    • During abstract submission, the preferred mode of abstract submission must be selected: award/paper/poster
    • Abstracts should be structured as Introduction, Objectives, Methods, Results, Conclusion and must be within the word count of 300 words.
    • Abstracts identified with plagiarism will be rejected forthwith.
    • All submitted abstracts will undergo a review process by the scientific committee before being selected for the conference, including the format of the presentation
    • The presenting author should have registered for the conference. Only one person will be allowed to present for the conference. Presenting author will be given the e-certificate of presentation and the co-authors will be given an e-certificate of participation, provided they register for the conference.
    • Submission of multiple overlapping abstracts is discouraged.
    • Abstract already published as an abstract or full manuscript or that will be published prior to October 31, 2021 cannot be submitted
    • The decision made by the scientific committee with regard to mode of presentation will be final while giving due preference for the mode of presentation stated by the author.
    • Last date for abstract submission- October 31, 2021
    • The list of abstracts accepted for Award presentation/Paper presentation/ Poster presentation will be updated in the website by November 30, 2021 and intimation will be sent to your registered mail id
    • All abstracts should be submitted via the online abstract link

    B. Guidelines for Preparation of Oral Presentation

    • The presentation MUST BE in English.
    • The presentation must be prepared for a total time of 8 minutes: 6 min for presentation and 2 min for Questions & Answers.
    • Please note that Session Chairperson has the right to terminate your running presentation in case you exceed the allotted time of 6 min + 2min.
    • Presenters MUST ENSURE that there is no copyright and trademark violation in their presentation. Appropriate source, reference must be given.
    • Presentation Schedule will be intimated in advance.

    C. Guidelines for Preparation of e-Poster

    • The poster must be in English with Times New Roman font. The slide must be in landscape view.
    • A single slide must be prepared containing the presentation in the format of Introduction, Methods, Results and Conclusion.
    • The slide has to be saved and shared in the PDF format
    • The poster must contain the title, author names& the department/institution name which the presenter/author represents
    • The e-poster should be send to the conference mail ( by December 5, 2021
    • Poster presentation will be for 3 minutes followed by 2 minutes for Questions and Answers
    • All posters selected for the conference will remain in the conference website for the duration of the conference.

    D. Guidelines for Preparation of Award Paper

    Delegates who are interested in Award Paper Presentation are instructed to submit Complete Paper along with abstract on or before October 31, 2021, to __________

    Guidelines for Full Paper:

    • The submission should be in English with a word limit not exceeding 2500 words (excluding abstract, references, author name)
    • Research paper which has been submitted/ presented/ published will not be accepted
    • It should be in MS Word format (.doc/ .docx format). No other format will be accepted
    • The word file should be double spaced with Times New Roman font, font size of 12 and justified.

    It should be in the standard IMRAD (introduction, methods, results and discussion) format

    • The word file should contain title of the study, names of the authors and co-authors, abstract and main text
    • The abstract should be in the format provided above
    • The abstract should be submitted via the abstract link by selecting the award category and then the full paper should be sent to sends e-mail).

    Format of Abstracts

    • Conference Registration Number:
    • Preferred mode of presentation: award/ oral/ poster
    • Domain selected:
    • Title: must indicate the research design and the research population. Do not use abbreviations or acronyms in the title.
    • Name(s) of Author(s)
    • First author: Type the complete name
    • Co-authors: Type the complete name. The co-authors should be cited in order of their contribution in the study; main contributors should be listed first.
    • Name of the Department/Institution you represent

    Abstract: ORAL/ POSTER/ AWARD

    Limit the text to 300 words excluding title, name of authors/ Institution and references)

    Use subtitles to mark the parts of the abstract (Please follow structured format, indicating following five parts of your abstract)

    • Introduction – provide the background to the problem/issue
    • Objectives – state the purpose of the study (research question) or a hypothesis
    • Methods – methods used to address the objectives
    • Results – the results obtained in summary form
    • Conclusion – a summary of your findings with recommendations

    Always define abbreviations and acronyms including standard measures. Place special or unusual abbreviations in parentheses after the full word the first time it appears. Each abstract must be complete i.e. it must include all information necessary for its comprehension and not refer to another text.

    The word file should be saved as Oral/ Poster_Author name

    Abstract Submission Assistance

    For any query regarding abstract submission, please contact Dr. Sreelakshmi Mohandas K. whose contact number is 0484 6688070 and provide the following details:

    Reference Number:
    (Provided after Payment for Registration)

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    In case the delegate is finding difficulty in submission of the abstract, they can email the abstract as an attachment to after completing registration requirements including payment of fees.

    Submission Step-by-Step

    1. The first step to get associated with “Amrita International Public Health Conference 2021” is to complete Online Registration from the Registration Page
    2. Cite this reference number while submitting abstracts on the form below.
    3. Make sure the appropriate topic is chosen while submitting abstracts.
    4. You will receive a confirmation mail upon successful abstract submission.

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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.

      For Further Queries, Contact:

      Dr. Teena Mary Joy
      Organizing Secretary, AMRITACON 2021

      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, AMRITACON 2021

      Assistant Professor,
      Department of Community Medicine and Public Health,
      Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences

      Phone: +91-484-6688070
      Email Id:

      Dr. Akhilesh K.
      Organizing Secretary, AMRITACON 2021

      Associate Professor,
      Department of Respiratory Medicine,
      Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences

      Phone: +91-484-6688650
      Email Id:

      Important Dates
      • Last Date for Abstract Submission: October 31, 2021
      • Early Registration Deadline: October 31, 2021
      • Late Registration Deadline: December 5, 2021
      • Pre-Conference Workshop: December 10, 2021
      • Conference: December 11, 2021


      Dr. Teena Mary Joy

      Dr. Chitra Tomy

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