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The following meetings of various technical committees/ groups of the Council were held:
Meetings of Expert Groups (EGs)/Task Forces (TFs)/Core
Committee/Steering Committee/and Other Meetings held
at New Delhi

TF on Laboratory Containment                             March 6, 2009
of Polioviruses

EG on Virology Network Initiative                       March 16, 2009

EG on Genomic Analysis of MHC                           March 16, 2009
Genes (HLA) in Type-1 Diabetes
in the Indian Population

Core Committee on Neurosciences                         March 17, 2009

EG on Recent Outbreak of                                March 24, 2009

Meningococcal Disease in Tripura
and Its Control

Steering Committee of National                          April 29, 2009
Cancer Registry Programme

TF on Immunology                                          May 12, 2009

Meeting of Centre for Advanced                            May 14, 2009
Research in Medical Mycology

TF on Association of Oral Pre                             May 15, 2009

Cancers with Use of Pan Masala

TF on Leprosy                                             May 22, 2009

Meeting of Centre for Advanced                            May 26, 2009
Research on Genomics of
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Meetings of Project Review Committees (PRCs) held
at New Delhi

PRC on Microbial Diseases                               March 17, 2009

PRC on Oncology                                      March 18-19, 2009

PRC on Environmental Hygiene                            March 19, 2009
and Occupational Health

PRC on Mental Health and                                March 26, 2009
Biomedical Engineering

PRC on Experimental Medicine                            April 16, 2009
and Surgery


Participation of ICMR Scientists in Scientific Events

Dr. N Selvakumar, Scientist F, Tuberculosis Research Centre (TRC), Chennai, participated in the WHO Workshop for TB Laboratory Technicians at Male (March 1-5, 2009).

Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, Scientist F, TRC, Chennai, participated in the Biovision 2009--The World Life Sciences Forum at Lyon (March 8-11, 2009).

Dr. Dipika Sur, Scientist E, National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases (NICED), Kolkata, participated in the Meeting on Typhoid Fever Vaccination in Asia Pacific Region at Bangkok (March 10-11, 2009).

Dr. R.R. Gangakhedkar, Scientist E, National AIDS Research Institute (NARI), Pune, participated in the XI Meeting of the WHO Regional Advisory Panel for Asia and the Pacific at Bali (March 11-13, 2009).

Dr. B.K. Tyagi, Scientist F and Officer-in-Charge, Centre for Research in Medical Entomology (CRME), Madurai, participated in the XLV Annual Scientific Seminar of the Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine at Kuala Lumpur (March 18-19, 2009).

Dr. V.A. Arankalle, Scientist F, National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune, participated in the Forum on Challenges and Insights towards Understanding the Reemergence of Chikungunya at Singapore (March 2021, 2009).

Dr. Sekhar Chakrabarty, Scientist F, National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases (NICED), Kolkata, participated in the Keystone Symposium on Prevention of HIV/AIDS (X3) at Kolorado (March 22-27, 2009).

Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, Scientist F, TRC, Chennai, participated in the Consultant's Meeting on Nutrition and Malaria, Tuberculosis and Other Infectious Diseases in Infants and Children at Vienna (March 23-25, 2009).

Dr. V. Kumaraswami, Scientist F and Officer-in-Charge, TRC, Chennai, participated in the VI Meeting of WHO Regional Programme Review Group for Elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis at Dhaka (March 24-25, 2009).

Dr. J.M. Deshpande, Director, Enterovirus Research Centre, Mumbai, participated in the Meeting of Ad-hoc Working Group for Discussion on the Development and Evaluation of Diagnostic Reagents for Use in the WHO Global Polio Laboratory Network Bilthoven (March 24-26, 2009).

Dr. A.C. Mishra, Director, NIV, Pune, participated in the (i) Meeting of WHO Collaborative Centres on Influenza, H5 Reference Laboratories and Regional Influenza Laboratories in Africa and Middle East, and (ii) International Symposium on Viral Respiratory Disease Surveillance at Seville (March 24 and 25-27, 2009 respectively).

Dr. G.B. Nair, Director, NICED, Kolkata, participated in the WHO/IHR Informal Consultation on Concept and Design of Laboratory Networks at Bangkok (March 2628, 2009). Dr. Nair and Dr. Dipika Sur, Scientist E, NICED, Kolkata, participated in the Meeting on Neglected Tropical Infections at Annecy (March 14-17, 2009).

Dr. Narendra Kumar, Scientist E, Rajendra Memorial Research Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna, participated in the Visceral Leishmaniasis Case Detection and Management Meeting at Kathmandu (April 10-11, 2009).

Dr. K. Raghavendra, Scientist E, National Institute of Malaria Research (NIMR), Delhi, participated in the Steering Committee Meeting on Insecticide Resistance at Geneva (April 15-16, 2009).

Dr. M.V. Murhekar, Scientist F, National Institute of Epidemiology, Chennai, participated in the LVIII Annual Epidemic Intelligence Service Conference at Atlanta (April 20 -24, 2009).

Dr. Arvind Pandey, Director, National Institute of Medical Statistics, New Delhi, participated in 2009 Population Association of America Annual Meeting at Detroit (April 29 - May 2, 2009). He also visited the Department of Biostatistics and Carolina Population Centre (May 4-8, 2009).

Dr. T. Ramamurthy, Scientist F, NICED, Kolkata, participated in the IX International Advanced Course on Vaccinology in Asia Pacific Region at Seoul (May 11-16, 2009). He also participated in the XII Asian Conference on Diarrhoeal Diseases and Nutrition at Yogyakarta (May 25-27, 2009).

Dr. A.C. Mishra, Director, NIV, Pune, participated in the Resumed WHO IGM/PIP Meeting at Geneva (May 1316, 2009).

Dr. S.P. Tripathy, Scientist F, NARI, Pune, participated in the Bi-Regional Workshop on Prevention and Surveillance of HIV Drug Resistance at Bangkok (May 20-22, 2009).

Dr. R.S. Paranjape, Director, NARI, Pune, participated in the Evidence for Action Consortium Partners Meeting at Kampala (May 27-29, 2009).

Training

Dr. K. Raghavendra, Scientist E, NIMR, Delhi, underwent training on Laboratory Procedures for Testing Public Health Insecticides in Phases According to WHOPES Guidelines at WHO Collaborating Centre, LIN, IRD, Montepellier (March 2-12, 2009).

Dr. D. Raghunatha Rao, Scientist D, National Institute of Nutrition (NIN), Hyderabad, availed Netherlands Fellowship to participate in Food and Nutrition Security 2009 at Wageningon International, Netherlands (March 30 June 12, 2009).

Dr. K. Rajender Rao, Scientist B, NIN, Hyderabad, proceeded to work in the Laboratory of Dr. Jeffrey M. Friedman on the Indo-US Project entitled Localization and Cloning of Obesity Genes in WNIN Mutant Rats for 3 months at New York (w.e.f. April 15, 2009).
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