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Scientific Program

Pre-Conference CME
"Recent Advances in Rabies Control"
Date:5th July, 2019 Venue: Conference Hall (Ground floor), Paying Ward RIMS,Ranchi
8:00 - 9:00 am Registration
9:00 - 9:30 am Inauguration
Facilitators Dr. Kumari Asha Kiran &
Dr. Lakhan Manjhee
9.30 - 10.00 am Epidemiology of human rabies Dr. Rishabh Kumar Rana
Department of PSM, RIMS
10.00 - 10.30 am Laboratory diagnosis of animal rabies Dr. Shri Krishnalsloor
I/C OIE Twinned animal rabies
Diagnostic laboratory, Veterinary College,
10.30 - 11.00 am Post Exposure Prophylaxis-General Principles Dr. Sumit Poddar
Secretary General, APCRI Kolkata
11.00 - 11.30 am Coffee/Tea
11.30 - 12.00 Noon Importance of rabies immunoglobulin/
Rabies Monoclonal Antibodies
Dr. Hemanth Kumar Gohil
New Delhi
12.00 - 12.30 pm Intradermal Rabies Vaccination(IDRV)
& Pre Exposure Vaccination
Dr. H S Ravish
Professor of community medicine,KIMS,
Bangalore & Treasurer,APCRI
12.30 - 1.00 pm Control of animal rabies in Ranchi Dr. Prasanth Ohal
Mission Rabies, Ranchi
1.00 - 2.00 pm Lunch
2.00 - 3.00 pm A count that matters- A talk on free
roaming dog enumeration
Dr. Harish Tiwari
WA 6160: Australia
3.00 - 3.30 pm Coffee/Tea
3.30 - 4.00 pm Elimination of dog mediated
human rabies by 2030
Dr. D H Ashwath Narayana
4.00 - 4.30 pm Open House Discussion
4.30 - 5.00 pm Valedictory function

Inaugural Program

Strategies for Eliminating
Dog- mediated human Rabies by 2030
10:00 - 10:10 am Floret Welcome Cultural Committee
10:10 - 10:20 am Lamp lighting and Saraswati Vandana Cultural Committee
10:20 - 10:25 am Welcome address Dr. Vivek Kashyap
10.25 - 10.30 am Address Dr. Nitin M. Kulkarni
10.30 - 10.35 am Address Dr. D. K. Singh
10.35 - 10.40 am APCRI Presidential Speech Dr. Ashwath Narayan
10.40 - 10.45 am Shower of Blessings Hon'ble Vice Chancellor, Ranchi University
10.45 - 10.50 am Launch of APCRICON 2019 Souvenir Organizing Committee
10.50 - 10.55 am Feliciations APCRI
10.55 - 10.57 am Vote of Thanks Dr. Vidya Sagar
10.57 - 10.59 am National Anthem Cultural Committee

Scientific Program

Strategies for Eliminating
Dog- mediated human Rabies by 2030
Conference - Day 1
Day & Date: Saturday, 6th July, 2019 Venue: Auditorium, RIMS, Ranchi
8:00 - 9:00 am Registration Organizing Committee
Scientific session I : Orations
Chair Persons: Prof. M.K. Sudarshan & Dr. V. Kashyap
9:00 - 9.30am Louis Pasteur Oration Dr. Omesh Kumar Bharti
Padma Shri Awardee
State Epidemilogist, State Institute
of Health and Family Welfare,
Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
9.30 - 10.00am Dr. S. N. Madhusudana Oration Dr. Reeta S Mani
Additional Professor of Neuro Virology;
WHO collaborating center for Reference & Research on Rabies, NIMHANS, Bangalore
10.00 - 11.00 am Inauguration
11.00 - 11.30 am Key note address:
The time is now for Rabies! India are you ready!
Dr. Bernadette ABELA-RIDDER,
Team Leader, Neglected Zoonotic Diseases
(NZD), Department of Control of Neglected
Tropical Diseases (NTDs), World Health
Organization (WHO), Geneva, Switzerland
11.30 - 12.00 Noon High Tea
Scientific session II: Towards Rabies Elimination: Global & Regional Perspectives
Chair Persons: Dr. B J Mahendra& Dr. Sumit Poddar
12.00 - 12.20 pm Elimination of dog mediated human
rabies by 2030: Where India stands and
what needs to be done
Dr. Gyanendra Gongal
WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia
(WHO-SEARO), New Delhi
12.20 - 12.40 pm A comparison of WHO – APCRI surveys
of 2003 and 2017
Prof. M.K. Sudarshan
Mentor & Founder President, APCRI
12.40 - 1.00 pm Estimation of human rabies deaths and
animal bite burden in India:
A concept proposal
Dr. Jeromiewesleyvivian Thangaraj
National Institute of Epidemiology-
Indian Council of Medical Research
(ICMR-NIE), Chennai
1.00 - 2.00 pm Lunch
Scientific session III: Role of pharmaceutical industries towards elimination of Rabies
Chair Persons: Dr. D H Ashwath Narayana & Dr. DM Sathpathy
2.00 - 2.15 pm Rabishield (RmAb) in Rabies Postexposure
Prophylaxis: An update
Dr. Anurag Agarwal
Associate Professor of Paediatrics,
MAMC, New Delhi
2.15 - 2.30 pm Safety data on Rabivax-s: A clinical
study in St. Kitts, West Indies
Dr. Dhananjay Kapse
Senior Manager, Clinical Research
Serum Institute of India, Pune
2.30 - 2.45 pm Delivering the rabies immunobiologicals:
Human Biologicals Institute is always on
the job
Dr. Devi Prasad Sahoo
Medical Services,
Indian Immunologicals Ltd
2.45 - 3.00 pm Development of Twinrab for post-bite
prophylaxis of rabies exposure
Dr. Sanjeev Kumar
Biologics Research and
ZydusCadila, Ahmedabad
3.00 - 3.15 pm Tea / Coffee
Scientific session IV: Challenges in Human/ Animal rabies control & elimination
Chair Persons: Dr. Vidya Sagar & Dr. MK Jhala
3.15 - 3.30 pm National Rabies Control Programme
(NRCP) in India
Dr. Simmi Tiwari
Deputy Director, Division of Zoonosis,
National Center for Diseases Control
(NCDC), Delhi
3.30 -3.45 pm Rabies Prevention and Control in China Dr. Yin Wenwu
Team leader, National Rabies Vaccine
Technical Working Group, China CDC
Beijing, China.
3.45 - 4.00 pm Success in implementation of WHO
guidelines on RIG administration in Sri Lanka
Dr. Amila Gunasekara
Colombo, Sri Lanka
4.00 - 4.15 pm One Health approach for Rabies Control Dr. Mohan Papanna
CDC, US Embassy, New Delhi
4.15 - 4.30 pm Rabies control activites in Bihar Dr. Chittaranjan Roy
Professor of Community Medicine
Darbhangah a Medical College,
Darbhanga, Bihar
4.30 - 4.45 pm Rabies Elimination in Sikkim - A success
Dr. Thinlay N Bhutia,
SARAH programme, VBB, Sikkim
4.45 - 5.00 pm Indian multicentric study to assess the
safety & immunogenicity of rabies
vaccines using one week Institut Pasteur,
Cambodia, regimen (2-2-2-0-0) &
equine rabies immunoglobulin infiltration
of wounds without systemic injection-
Project proposal
Dr. D. H. Ashwath Narayana
Chief Investigator &
President, APCRI
5.00 - 6.00 pm APCRI: Annual General Body Meeting
6.00 - 7.00 pm Election & Results: Dr. Gurusaday Bhattacharya, Returning Officer
7.00 - 10.00 pm Gala Dinner at Hotel Capitol Hill
Conference - Day 2
Day & Date: Sunday, 7th July, 2019
Scientific session V: Free papers - Poster presentations (Parallel Session)
[Venue : Paying Ward, 2nd Floor Lobby]
Chair Persons: Dr. Kajal Krishna Banik & Dr. Mithilesh Kumar
9.00 - 10.00am 16 posters
Scientific session VI: Free papers - Poster presentations (Parallel Session)
[Venue : Paying Ward, 3rd Floor Lobby]
Chair Persons: Dr. HK Gohil & Dr. S. Sunderam, RIMS, Ranchi
9.00 - 10.00am 16 posters
Scientific session VII: Rabies Research
Venue: Auditorium, RIMS, Ranchi
Chair Persons: Dr. Dilip K Das & Dr. Jugal Kishore
10.00 - 10.15am Presentation Dr. Dr. Tajunnisa, M
Young Scientist awardee
10.15 - 10.30am RIG/ R-MAb requirement for wound infiltration depending on the severity of animal bites. Dr. Ravish HS
Professor of Community Medicine,
KIMS, Bangalore
10.30 - 10.45am Working towards rabies elimination in West Bengal Dr. Sumit Poddar Secretary General, APCRI Kolkata
10.45 - 11.00am A network of animal rabies diagnostic laboratories in India under OIE Twinning Programme Dr. ShriKrishna Isloor
I/C, OIE Twinning Animal Rabies
Diagnostic Laboratory, Veterinary
College, Bangalore
11.00 - 11.15am Success in Goa rabies control, but
what about other states of India?
Dr. Andy Gibson
Director of Research Mission Rabies, United Kingdom
11.15 - 11.30am Rabies Free India Campaign Ms. Varda Mehrotra
Executive Director,
Federation of Indian Animal
Protection Organization (FIAPO), New Delhi
11.30 - 11.45am Safety and Efficacy of an oral rabies
vaccine bait for dogs
Dr. Ad Vos
IDT Biologika GmbH, Dessau – Rosslau, Germany
11.45 - 12.00pm Medico Legal Aspects of Dog Bites :
What we need to know.
Dr. Dewesh Kumar, Asst. Prof. PSM,
RIMS, Ranchi
Scientific session VIII: Free papers - Oral presentations [Auditorium] Parallel Session
Chair Persons: Dr. Govardhan Meena & Dr. Ranjana Tiwari
12.00 - 1.00pm 8 papers
Scientific session IX: Free papers - Oral presentations [Venue : Paying Ward, Ground Floor, Conference Room]] Parallel Session
Chair Persons: Dr. TS Ranganath & Dr. Sheela P Haveri
12.00 - 1.00pm 8 papers
Scientific session X: Free papers - Oral presentations [Venue : Paying Ward, Ground Floor, Hall - 2] Parallel Session
Chair Persons: Dr. Shanmukhappa & Dr. JS Hanspal
12.00 - 1.00pm 8 papers
12.30 – 1.00pm Conclusions & recommendations
1.00 - 1.30pm Valedictory function Presentation of Best Oral presentation Award
Best Poster presentation
1.30pm Lunch
End of the Conference

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