ICMR news.The following meetings of various technical groups/ committees of the Council were held in September 2011.
Meetings of Task Forces (TFs)/Pro|ect Review Committees/ Groups (PRCs/PRGs)/lechnlcal Advisory Group (TAG) /and other Meetings held at New Delhi
Meeting on Development of a Model for Strengthening of Existing Health System to Address Non Communicable Diseases in India : September 1, 2011
TF on Relationship of Candidate Gene Variants relating to Triglyceride Metabolism to Serial Changes in Childhood Body Mass Index and Coronary Artery Disease Risk Factors in Young Adulthood. : September 6, 2011
PRC on Human Genetics : September 9, 2011
PRC on Tribal Health : September 20, 2011
TAG on Evaluation of Impact of Integrated Management of Neonatal and Childhood Illness : September 21, 2011
PRC on Oncology : September 22-23, 2011
PRG on Delivery and Utilization of Health Services, and Gender Issues and Reproductive Health and Life Style related Diseases : September 23, 2011
Participation of ICMR Scientists in Scientific Events
Dr. G.B. Nair, Director; Dr. K. Banerjee and Dr. T. Ramamurthy, Scientists F, and Dr. A. Mukhopadhyay, Scientist E, National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases, Kolkata, participated in the XII International Congress of Bacteriology and Applied Microbiology of International Union of Microbiological Societies as well as in the Okayama University Forum for Emerging Diseases, at Okayama (September 6-10 and 12,2011 respectively)
Dr. Seema Sahay, Scientist E, National AIDS Research Institute (NARI), Pune, participated in the Microbicide Trial Network Annual Meeting, at Cape Town (September 7-13, 2011).
Dr. V.A. Arankale, Scientist G, National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune, participated in the CSHA Meeting on Infection and Immunity, at Suzhan (September 8-12, 2011).
Dr. Poonam Salotra, Scientist E, National Institute of Pathology, New Delhi, participated in the Kaladrug-R Coordination Meeting, at Berlin (September 12-15, 2011).
Prof. Arvind Pandey, Director, National Institute of Medical Statistics, New Delhi, participated in the meeting on Evolving Clinical Trial Disclosure Landscape, at Arlington VA (September 13-14, 2011)
Dr. Neena Valecha, Director, National Institute of Malaria Research (NIMR), New Delhi, participated in the (i) International Task Force Meeting on Artemisinin Resistance Containment in South East Asia, (ii) Meeting on Development of a South East Asia Artemisinin Resistance Containment Response Framework, at Bangkok (September 13-14 and 15 respectively). She also participated in the Expert Scientific Advisory Committee Meeting of WHO at Geneva (September 26-29, 2011).
Dr. Dipika Sur, Scientist F, National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases (NICED), Kolkata, participated in the VI International Conference on Vaccines for Enteric Diseases, at Cannes (September 14-16,2011), She also participated in the Discussion on Need for a Pan-Diarrhoeal Vaccine, at Rome (September 27-28, 2011).
Dr. T. Longvah, Scientist F, National Institute of Nutrition (NIN), Hyderabad, participated in the IX International Food Data Conference, at Norwich (September 14-17, 2011).
Dr. A.C. Bharati, Scientist D, Institute of Cytology and Preventive Oncology, NOIDA, participated in the XXVII International Papillomavirus Conference, at Berlin (September 17-22, 2011).
Dr. N.V. Giridharan, Scientist F, NIN, Hyderabad, worked with Prof. Raj Gururajan of University of Southern Queensland to Develop and Finalize the Queensland Smart Future Project Application (September 19-30, 2011).
Dr. Rajesh Kumar Joshi, Scientist C, Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC), Belgaum, participated in the Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry Instrument Training, at London (September 20-23, 2011).
Dr. A.C. Mishra, Director, NIV, Pune, participated in the WHO Regional Workshop on Emerging and Dangerous Pathogens Laboratory Network, at Jakarta (September 20-22, 2011).
Dr. S.K. Sharma, Scientist E and Officer-in-Charge, NIMR Field Station, Rourkela; Dr. Ashwini Kumar, Scientist E and Officer-in-Charge, NIMR, Field Station, Goa, participated in the I Annual Workshop of the International Centre of Excellence for Malaria, Research, at Zambia (September 21-23, 2011).
Dr. B. Sesikaran, Director, NIN, Hyderabad, participated in the Scientists/Regulator Biotechnology Conference and Delivered a Talk on Development of Biotechnology Regulations in India with respect to Safety, at Colombo (September 29-30, 2011).
Dr. K. Rekha Devi, Scientist C, RMRC N.E. Region, Dibrugarh, has been awarded JSPS RONPOKU Fellowship to work for her Ph.D. Dessertation at Kochi Medical School, Japan (August 1-October 29 and December 1-30, 2011)
Shri B. Balal, Scientist C, Regional Occupational Health Centre, Kolkata, was awarded Fulbright Nehru Senior Reseaerch Fellowship 2011-2012 at Arizona for a period of 4 months (w.e.f. September 1, 2011).
Dr. N.S. Chatterjee, Scientist D, NICED, Kolkata was awarded Fullbright Nehru Senior Research Fellowship to work at California for a period of 8 months (w.e.f. September 6, 2011)
Dr. Triveni Krishnan, Scientist E, NICED, Kolkata, proceeded to complete the Full Time Masters of health Sciences in Bioethics at Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto, Toronto for one academic year (September 2011 to June 2012)
Dr. Kalpagam, Polasa, Scientist F, NIN, Hyderabad, worked on a WHO Assignment as Laboratory Expert in Food Safety, at Thimpu for a Period of 31 days (August 29-September 29, 2011).
Prof. Radha K. maheshwari, Professor of Pathology and Director, Centre for Combat Casuality and Life Sustainment Research, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, USA delivered a lecture on "Alphaviruses as biothreat agents; Novel approaches for studying the pathogenesis for the development of diagnostic biomarkers, antivirals and vaccine," at the ICMR Headquarters, New Delhi on September 28, 2011.