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Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, is hosting the 5th Amrita International Public Health Conference in association with the University of Arizona, USA & Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) on December 2 – 3, 2022 at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi.

AMRITACON 2022 will focus on the theme: Climate Change: A Public Health Threat.

Last Date for Abstract Submission has been extended to November 13, 2022

The list of Poster / Oral / Award presenters will be uploaded shortly. Please visit the website regularly.

Abstract Submission Guidelines

Instructions for Oral/ Poster/ Award Presentations

List of Presenters


Climate change can cause unprecedented or unanticipated health problems in places or populations where they have not previously occurred. The climate changes can result in emission of greenhouse gases, respiratory illnesses, allergies, exacerbation of climate-sensitive diseases, water and food insecurity, zoonotic diseases, vector borne diseases and mental health issues. The health impact of climate change will be determined mainly by the vulnerability of populations, their resilience to the current rate of climate change and the extent to which transformational action is taken now to reduce the issue. Climate change is a serious threat to global public health and requires an immediate, internationally coordinated response.

An effective public health response to mitigate the risks of climate change is essential in enhancing the overall public health preparedness for the same.

AMRITACON 2022 aims to bring together the doyens in the field of climate change and public health. The conference will be a rendezvous for exchange of ideas, for generation of advocacy and a platform for researchers in the fields of climate change and public health at various levels.

Join us for the academic extravaganza.

Session Sub-Themes

  • Climate Events, Emerging Contaminants and Human Health Effects
  • One Health, Emerging Infectious Diseases and Anti-Microbial Resistance
  • Disasters and Resilience, Early Warning Systems
  • Climate Change and Food Eco-systems / Nutritional Landscape
Important Dates
  • Last Date for Abstract Submission has been extended to November 13, 2022
  • Early Bird Registration : Upto November 15, 2022
  • Late Registration : November 16 – December 01, 2022
  • Conference Dates : December 2-3, 2022
Schedule of Presentations

Important Note

  • A partial list of presentations is given below. Further lists will be uploaded soon. Please keep visiting this section regularly.
  • Venue of presentations will be uploaded here later.
  • The session coordinators will be contacting each presenter for further communication.
  1. Poster Presentations
  2. Oral Presentations
  3. Award Category


Meet Our Speakers

Dr. Aakash Shrivatsava

Additional Director and Head,
Centre for Environmental Health and Occupational Health,
Climate Change and Health at National Centre for Disease Control, Delhi

Topic: India’s Health Sector Response to Climate Change

Dr. Heidi Brown

Associate Professor,
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics,
Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health,
University of Arizona,
Arizona, USA

Topic: Mitigating Climate Change through Public Health Strategies

Prof. Asrat Hailu Mekuria

College of Health Sciences
Addis Ababa University

Topic: Impact of Climate Change on Malaria and Leishmaniasis

Dr. Vinod Scaria

Principal Scientist,
CSIR institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (CSIR-IGIB),
New Delhi, India

Topic: Genomics and Disease Intelligence for Emerging Infectious Diseases

Dr. M. Dwarakanath

Expert Member in
Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
R&D Committee, Government of India

Topic : Water Pollution, Air Pollution and Climate Change

Prof. Mohamed Hatha Abdulla

Department of Marine Biology, Microbiology and Biochemistry,
Cochin University of Science and Technology,
Kochi, India

Topic: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems

Dr. Abhilash S.

Associate Professor,
Department of Atmospheric Sciences,
Cochin University of Science and Technology,
Kochi, India

Topic: Extreme Events and Health Issues

Dr. Pragya Dhruv Yadav

Senior Scientist (Scientist F) & Head of the Biosafety Level 4 Laboratory
Pune, India

Topic: Emerging Viral Infections in the Context of Climate Change

Dr. Merlin Moni

Clinical Associate Professor
Infectious Diseases Division
Department of Internal Medicine
Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences
Kochi, India

Topic: Climate and Antimicrobial Resistance – Emerging Links

Dr. Gopalakrishnan E. A.

Associate Professor,
Center for Computational Engineering & Networking 

Topic: A Data Driven Approach to Forecast Impending Changes in Climate Change 

Dr. Shobha Govindan

Advisor Health(Consultancy) – ICLEI South Asia,Delhi

Topic : One Health and Climate Change 

Dr. Sekhar L Kuriakose

Member Secretary,
Kerala State Disaster Management Authority

Topic : Delaying tickets to mars ; Local action for climate change and Disaster Risk Reduction 

Dr. Joy Elamon

Director General,
Kerala Institute of Local Administration (KILA) Mulamgunnathukavu, Thrissur

Topic: Local Action Plan on Climate Change

Prof. G. Bala

Center for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Topic: What is Solar Engineering and How Can It Help to Address Global Warming

Dr. Usha K. Aravind

Professor and Director,
School of Environmental Studies,
Cochin University

Topic: Emerging Contaminants

Registration, Abstract Submission and List of Presenters

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Abstract Submission Guidelines
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List of Poster / Oral / Award Category Presenters
List of Poster / Oral / Award Category Presenters

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Department of Community Medicine

The Department of Community Medicine, Amrita Hospitals, 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.

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Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, Amma, Chancellor
All universities should send their students to impoverished rural villages or city slums for at least one or two months during their education. They would be able to see directly the issues and problems that the poor face. They could then develop solutions and write papers on everything they studied. This would help us to help the poor in the most effective way and, at the same time, awaken compassion in today’s youth.

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Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, Amma, Chancellor

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For any further queries contact

Dr. Teeena Mary Roy, Organizing Secretary
Dr. Sobha George, Joint Secretary
Dr. Chitra Tomy, Joint Secretary
Department of Community Medicine,
Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi

+91-484-6688070, +91-9387529238


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