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Past Conferences
Symposium on “Recent Trends in Reproductive Health Research”

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
OWAISI Hospital & Research Center,
Deccan College of Medical Sciences
in collaboration with
Center for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB)

18 Annual Scientific Meet-ISSRF-2008

Scientific Program

20th –22nd February 2008


Venue – IICT Auditorium, Uppal Road, Hyderabad, A.P. INDIA.


20th February 2008
08.00 - 09.00 am         Registration

09.00 -10.00 am          Inauguration
                                    Chief guest: Honarable Smt. Panabaka Lakshmi
                                    Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India.

10.00 – 10.30 am                     High Tea

10.30 – 11.30 am         Session–I    Presidential Address: C.P. Puri. NIRRH Mumbai
                    Chairman: Dr. Lalji Singh, CCMB, Hyderabad. 
11.30 -11.45 pm          Session– II     Women and Child Health current scenario 

Chairpersons: C.P. Puri, NIRRH, Mumbai.
                                    TC Anand Kumar, HIRC, Bangalore

11.30 -11.45 pm          Shri. Subhashan Reddy, Chairperson, A.P. State Human Rights
Women and Child Health current scenario 

11.45 – 12.50              Session– III   “Current Status in Stem Cell Research”

Chairpersons:           TC Anand Kumar, HIRC, Bangalore
B. Sesi Kiran, NIN, Hyderabad
                                    Satish Kumar, CCMB, Hyderabad
11.45 -12.00 am          Ercole Brusamolino-Italy 
Hematopoetic stem cell transplant in malignant lymphoma: Biology; Clinical indications and results

12.00 – 12.15 pm        R.O. Samani-Iran 
Stem cells and reproduction     

12.15 -12.30 pm          Himansu Patel, Ahmedabad
                                    Therapeutic potentiality of Adult stem cells

12.30 -12.45 pm          Shashi Singh-CCMB, Hyderabad.
                                    Adult Stem Cells: Their Phenotype and Differentiation

12.45- 01. 00 pm         Baharvand   Iran
                                    Embryonic stem cell research from bench to bedside

01.00 -01.05 pm          concluding remarks by chairpersons

01.05 -03. 40 pm         Session – IV   “Genomics/ Proteomics/ Bioinformatics”
Chairpersons: P.M. Bhargava, Hyderabad 
P.P Reddy, MGNIRSA, Hyderabad
                                    A.J. Rao,IISc, Bangalore
01.05 -01.20 pm          Venkata Ramana Devi,  A.P.  State Council of the science and Technology
                                    Genetic origin thalassemia

01.20 -01.35 pm          Nasr, Iran                              
                                    Sperm Chromatin.

01.35 - 02.05 pm         Lunch

02.05 – 02.20 pm        Anil Suri, New Delhi            
Small interference RNA mediated knock down of sperm associated antigen involved

02.20 – 02.35 pm        Dheer Singh, NDRI, Karnal.           
Ex-pression of aromatase transcripts in buffalo ejaculated spermatozoa: putative markers of motility,

02.35 – 02.50 pm        John C. Herr, U.S.A.  
A case for prepatterning of mammalian oocyte based on patterns of KH domain RNA binding proteins MOEP-19 and ecat-1 in the pre implantation embryo  

02.50 - 03.05 pm         PB Seshagiri, IISC, Bangalore        
Blastocyst hatching phenomenon: Role of cysteine proteases

03.05 - 03.20 pm         S.K Gupta,NII. New Delhi               
                                    Molecular Basis of Fertilization in Humans        

03.20 – 03.35 pm        K. Tangaraj, CCMB, Hyderabad
                                   Genetic factor associated with male infertility

03.35 – 03.50 pm        Deepak Modi, NIRRH, Mumbai
                                    Topic to be finalised

03.50 – 03.55 pm        concluding remarks by the chairpersons

03.55 – 05.15 pm        Session-V       “Fertility Regulation and Expanding Contraceptives

Chairpersons: M. Rajalakshmi, New Delhi.
                                    V.S.V. Prasad, Lotus Children Hospital, Hyderabad
                                    Kaiser Jamil, BMHRC, Hyderabad
03.55 - 04.10 pm         N.K. Lohiya, UR, Jaipur. 
                                    Prospects and constraints in developing a resersible male contraceptive

04.10 – 04. 25 pm       Vrinda Khole, NIRRH, Mumbai  
topic to be finalized

04.25 - 04.40 pm         S. Majumdar, NII, New Delhi  
Investigating Molecular basis of the pubertal switch for its use as a double-edged sword in managing male fertility     

04.40 - 04.55 pm         Syed N. Kabir, IICB, Kolkata. 
Acaciaside B, a prospective candidate molecule towards development of prophylactic contraceptive for HIV epidemic                      .

04.55 – 05.10 pm        A.H Bandivdkar, Mumbai 
                                    Sperm Antigens for Development of antifertility Vaccine
05.10 - 05.15 pm         concluding remarks by the chairpersons
05.15 - 05.30 pm         Tea Break


05.30 - 06.30 pm         Session-VI      “Environment and Reproduction”

Chairpersons: S.K. Guha, IIT, Kharagpur.             
                                    Vijayalxmi Kodati Hyderabad
                                    Ramesh, Rainbow Children Hospital, Hyderabad.

05.30 - 05.45 pm         R.S. Sharma ICMR New Delhi
topic to be finalized       .

05.45 - 06.00 pm         PP Mathur, PU, Pondicherry 
Effect of xenoestrogens on testicular function    
06.00 - 06.15 pm         J. Behari, JNU.         
Electromagnetic field exposure effect on enzyme activity in reproductive system of male rats

06.15 – 06.30 pm        A.K. Jain, IOP, New Delhi.  
topic to be finalized

06.15 – 06.30 pm        A. Nath, PU, Patna
Endosulfan causes proliferation in gonads of Swiss Albino Mice

06.30 – 06.35 pm        concluding remarks by the chairpersons

06.35 - 07.35 pm         Session-VII     Poster Presentation

21st February 2008

08.00 - 11.05 am         Session VII     “Infertility and reproductive disorders”                     
Chairpersons: Somanath Roy, NIHFW, New Delhi. 
                                    N.K.Lohiya, RU, Jaipur 
                                    Seshi Kiran, NIN, Hyderabad.
                                    Joyothi, Institute of Genetics, Hyderabad.
                                    Sujatha, Institute of Genetics, Hyderabad.

08.00 - 08.15 am         Ch.V.Rao, USA. 
                                    Recent Advances in hCG Research

08.15 - 08.30 am         Sunita Mittal, New Delhi. 
Endometriosis-recent trends in reproductive medicine

08.30 - 08.45 am         Jayant Mehta, UK.   
                                    Infertility and Reproductive Diseases

08.45 – 09.00 am         Kamini Rao, Bangalore
                                    topic to be finalized

09.00 - 09.15 am         Jyotsna Gokral, NIRRH, Mumbai  
Y chromosome micro deletion in severe male infertility, gene and protein exp. in aberrant spermatogenesis and a preliminary report in osteoporosis in this group of infertile males

09.15 - 09.30 am         Gulam Bahadur, UCLHT, UK. 

Stem cells to gametes: the beginning of the end?

09.30 - 09.45 am         P.K. Meherjee
PCOS and Hyperinsulinemia

09.45 - 10.00 am         B.K. Singh,
Molecular analysis of Y chromosome microdeletions in nonobstructive idiopathic cases of male infertility in Indian population

10.00 - 10.15 am         Narendra Malhotra, Agra.
Does Doppler evolution have a role? Minimal monitoring of IVF stimulation with ultrasound

10.15- 10.30 am          Smita Mahale, NIRRH, Mumbai.
Polymorphisms in Follicle Stimulating Hormone Receptor Gene and Altered Ovarian Response

10.30 – 10.45 am         Kanthi Bansal, Ahmadabad      
Clinical application of GnRh analogues

10.45 - 11.00 am         Rajat Ray, Orissa
                                    Predictive value of FHR in 1st trimester threatened abortion

11.00 – 11.15  am        Roya Rozati MHRT, Hyderabad    
                                    Is Endometriosis genetic disease?

11.15 – 11.20 am         concluding remarks by chairpersons     

11.20 – 11.35 am                     Tea Break

11.35 - 01.20 pm         Session – VIII            “Labhsetwar Award”                       

Chairperson:              C.P.  Puri, NIRRH, Mumbai                       
01.20 - 02.20 pm         Lunch Break 

02.20 - 04.25 pm         Session- IX “Recent trends in the management of infertility disorders”             
Chairpersons: B.N. Chakraverthy, IRM, Kolkata
Kamini Rao, BACC, Bangalore 
                                    Prabhakar, Osmania University, Hyderabad
Vishnu Priya, Osmania University, Hyderabad
02.20 - 02.35 pm         Edwin Ramirez, USA  
                                    Uterine transplantation in the sheep and goat models with the achievement
                                    of pregnancy
02.35 - 02.50 pm         Abha Majumdar

02.50 - 03.05 pm         Kuldeep Jain, Agra. 
                                    Hysteroscopic Adhesiolysis

03.05 - 03.20 pm         Himanshu Patel, Ahmedabad.
                                    Prenatal Genetic Diagnosis

03.20 - 03.35 pm         Sujata Kar, Orissa.   
                                    Recent advances in endometrial receptivity and IVF success

03.35 - 03.50 pm         Ghosh Datsidar, Kolkata
Our experience in addition of LH in the COS protocols using recombinant FSH.           

03.50 – 04.05 pm        Gunasheela, Bangalore.
Controversies in diagnosis of Genital Tuberculosis and place of IVF in established Tuberculosis.

04.05 - 04.20 pm         Kamala Selvaraj, Chennai
                                    Egg donation and surrogacy

04.20 – 04.25 pm        concluding remarks by the chairpersons
04.25 – 04.40 pm        Tea Break

04.40 - 05.30 pm         Session - X      Academia - Interaction between Pharma, IT, Biotech
                                                              industry and Health

Chairpersons: Bajaj, President of AIBA, Hyderabad
                                     Habeebullah, Director OHRC, Hyderabad
 Reddanna, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
 Ramesh, Chairman, Raibow Children’s Hospital, Hyderabad.
04.40 - 04.55 pm         Krishna Ella, Bharath Biotech Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad

04.55 - 05.10 pm         Ravesh, Consul General, Islamic Republic of Iran, Hyderabad
05.10 - 05.25 pm         Dinesh, Rainbow Children Hospital, Hyderabad

05.25 – 05.30 pm        concluding remarks by the chairpersons

05.30 – 06.30 pm        Session - X   Poster Presentation

08.00 pm                     Dinner

22nd  February 2008

08.00 - 08.50 am          Session –XI   “HIV, Microbicides & STDs”

Chairpersons:ccccc G.P. Talwar,TRF, New Delhi.          
ssssssssssssssssssLakshmi, NIMS, Hyderabad.  
                                    N C Saxena, DFID, Kolkata            

08.00 - 8.15 am           Rekha Davar, Grant Medical College, Mumbai 
                                    Management of HIV in reproductive age group.

08.15 - 08.30 am         A.K. Khera, NACO, New Delhi       
                                    topic to be finalized

08.30 - 08.45 am         S. Mahendale, NARI, Pune             
Clinic based interventions for prevention of spread of HIV among STI patients.
08.45 - 08.50 am         concluding remarks by the chairpersons

08.50 - 09.05 am         Tea Break

09.05 -11.25 am          Session – XII     “Use of Animals in Bio-medical Research”

Chairpersons: VP. Komboj, CDRI, Lucknow          
                                    Nasr, Iran                      

09.05 - 09.20 am         Bindu Dey, New Delhi                      
                                    Topic to be finalized
09.20 - 09.35 am         Ning Li, China Agricultural University. China
                                    Alterations of milk composition by transgenic tools

09.35 - 09.40 am         concluding remarks by the chairpersons.
09.40 – 11.20 am        Session – XIII    Free communication

qqqqqqqqqqqqqqqChairpersons: R. S. Sharma, ICMR, New Delhi
                                    Ayesha DCMS, Hyderabad
                                    Lalitha Prakash, DCMS, Hyderabad
                                    Anni Hasan, BMHRC, Hyderabad

M. Najeebullah, N.B.K.R. S&A College, Nellore
Profiling health, reproductive health and STI/STD management programmes, meditation for rural adolescent girls

Pratap Chand Mali, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur
Biochemical and histological changes in male Albino rats after oral administration of Withania somnifera dunal ethanolic extract

M. Ikram Khatkhate, NIRRH, Mumbai.  
                                    Consequences of aging with special reference to osteoporosis
                                    Deepti Sharma, NDRI, Karnal
            Analysis of genetic polymorphisms in the proximal promoter region of
                                    CYP19 gene in buffalo heifers

Krishna Moorthy, Dr. A.L.M. Post Graduate Institute of Basic Medical Science, University of Madras
Effect of lycopene on polychlorinated biphenyl (Aroclor 1254) - induced oxidative stress and functional disruption in Sertoli cells of adult rat

                                    Anil K. Jain,
Cyclooxygenase-2 derived both PGE2 and PGI2 plays an important role via EP2 and PPARδ in early steps of oil induced decidualization.

Ashutosh Halder, AIMS, New Delhi
Biological Basis of Skewed Sex Ratio

11.20 – 12.20 pm        Valedictory function


Poster Presentation:

P.C. Pal, AIIMS, New Delhi
Semen profile and sperm ultra structure in men with varicocele or Idiopathic infertility

 Manoj Kumar Singh, National Dairy Reasearch Institute, Karnal
Repelicative senescence in skin fibroblast cells of Bhadawari buffaloes (Bubalus Bubalis)

Balaiah Donta, NIRRH, Mumbai
Strategies to encourage contraceptive acceptance among couples: Findings from an intervention study in urban slums of Mumbai, India

Alizadeh L., Omani Samani R., Merghati S. T.  Royan Institute, Tehran, Iran
Registration method of oocyte and sperm donation: a practical way to solve payment consequences.

Towseef Amin Rafeeqi, NDRI, Karnal
Isolation and maintenance of buffalo spermatogonial stem cells

Nidhi Mishra, Banasthali University, Rajasthan
Evaluation of antifertility activity of Hibiscus rosa sinensis in swiss albino