Indo-Africa health science meeting

30th -31st January, 2018; Venue: Dasheri, Southern Lab. Complex (SLC), NCBS

Day 1

30th January 2018, Tuesday

08.30-9.15

Registration of guests and participants

09.15-09.30

Shannon Olsson

Overview of NBCS campus

Session I

What HIV can teach us about Dengue and other infectious diseases control

Chair: Nikhil Singla

09.30-10.00

Pontiano Kaleebu

Lessons from HIV in Uganda

10.00-10.30

Varsha Sridhar

Lessons from HIV in Karnataka

10.30-11.00

Narinder Mehra

Biomarkers for HIV

11.00-11.20

Coffee break

 

Plenary talk I

Chair: Sudhir Krishna

11.20-12.00

Lt. Gen. Velu Nair

Balancing tradition, complexity and the unexpected in health delivery and innovation

Session II

Computational tools and bioinformatics in health science

Chair: Sandip Bedi

12.00-12.30

Vijay Chandru

Digital tools in epidemiology and modeling

12.30-13.00

R. Sowdhamini

Role of Bioinformatics in analysis of Dengue and other viruses

13.00-14.00

Lunch Break

Session III

Snapshots

Chair: Pontiano Kaleebu

Parallel Sessions

14.00-14.20

Uma Ramakrishnan

Snapshot of NCBS wildlife, ecology and surveillance programs

 

Nanopore demonstration and discussion on metagenomic driven diagnostics

 

Co-ordinators: Raja M and Rahul Roy

 

Venue: Malgova,

SLC, 2nd Floor

14.20-14.40

Sunitha Srinivas

Snapshot of population health studies in South Africa

14.40-15.00

Uday Ranga

Snapshot of HIV studies at JNCSAR

15.00-15.30

Open house discussion

Theme: Challenges and solutions in Indo-African collaborations”Coordinators: Rajat Goyal and Dipanwita Sengupta and Kayla Lserson

 

15.30-16.00

Coffee break

Session IV

Building a new narrative in Indian medical education and research

Chair: Vijay Chandru

16.00-16.25

Seema Alavi

16.25-16.50

Darshan Shankar

16.50-17.15

Narinder Mehra

17.15-17.40

Aromar Revi

17.40-18.00

Combined Questions and Answers

19.30-22.00

Dinner (off-campus)

 

Day 2

31st January 2018, Wednesday

Session I

Africa in contemporary international politics

Chair: Lt. Gen. Velu Nair

09.00- 09.45

Varun Sahni 

Africa in contemporary international politics

09.45-10.00

Discussion

Session II

Institutions and ecosystem research in Africa and India

Chair: Nirmala Shankaran

10.00-10.30

Mahesh Sankaran and

Jayashree Ratnam

Ecosystem research in Africa and India

Some potential areas of linkages between vegetation dynamics and human diseases

10.30-11.00

Omu Anzala

East African institutions in research and education

11.00-11.20

Coffee Break

 

Plenary talk II

Chair M. K. Mathew

11.20-12.00

Alex Thomas

Multi-agency collaborative approaches to health

Session III

Surveillance

Chair: Mary Dias

12.00-12.30

Leonard Mboera

Surveillance in Tanzania

12.30-13.00

Arun Kumar

Surveillance in India

13.00-14.00

Lunch Break

14.00-15.00

Panel Discussion

Chair: Uday Ranga and Ramakrishna Prasad

Parallel Sessions

 

Theme: A landscape of Indo Africa Collaborations in Medical Education, Research, and Implementation Science

Panelists:
1. Dr. Derek Hellenberg, Prof & Head, Dept of Family Medicine, University of CapeTown, SA
2. Dr. Ilesh Jani, Director General, National Institute of Health, Mozambique
3. Dr. Fred Semitala, Director AIDS Clinic, Makarere University, Uganda
4. Dr. N. Kumarasamy, Chief Medical Officer, YRG Care, Chennai, India

 

V. Ravi, NIMHANS: Concluding remarks

Visits to Campus laboratories, facilities, Informal discussions

Co-ordinators: Calvin Rodrigues and other members of Sudhir Krishna's Lab

Session IV

Roadmap for Dengue metagenomics and Vaccine

Chair : Raja Mugasimangalam

15.15-15.45

Chitra Pattabiraman

Snapshot into flavivirus challenges in India

15.45-16.15

Rahul Roy

The Dengue sequencing program

16.15-16.45

Jayanthi Shastri

Dengue and CHK in western India

16.45-17.15

NS Prashant

Dengue from a public health perspective

17.15-17.30

Leonard Mboera

Concluding Remarks