ASTICON 2012

Secratary Report: 

20th November 2012

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

Dear members,

I feel greatly honored to be elected as President of IASSTD & AIDS and am grateful to all the members of the association for choosing me to head the association for the year 2012-13.

It shall be my endeavor to work earnestly and diligently for improvement of the association and the specialty. We have two major tasks seeking immediate attention-The Public Private Partnership with NACO as well as the IUSTI collaboration programme. It shall be my endeavor to facilitate these partnerships to give our association a larger role as well as a global footprint.

I seek the active participation and cooperation of the EC and all members of the association to carry out useful public and educational activity related to the specialty. These activities must be highlighted to enhance the public visibility of our association so that our collective efforts help IASSTD & AIDS grow to its full potential.

With best wishes and greetings,
Nitin Walia

SECRETARY REPORT OF ASTICON 2012

20th November 2012

Dear members, 20th November 2012
Greetings from IASSTD & AIDS.
First of all I convey my sincere thanks to all the members for electing me as the secretary for the year 2012-2013. I assure you that I will do my best for the association. My heartfelt thanks to all the members who attended the 36th National conference of IASSTD & AIDS at Kochi from 2nd to 4th November 2012.

We must congratulate Dr.A.D.Dharmaratnam Organising Chairman, Dr.J.Sridhar, Organising Secretary and their team for organizing the conference in an excellent manner. The scientific sessions involved many senior professors sharing their knowledge and it was well attended by many postgraduate and undergraduate students. We must appreciate that ample time was allotted for discussions after the lectures. Many standard papers were presented. For the first time essay competition was held for UG & PG students. Transport and accommodation were well planned. Following are the details of the events.

Orations

1.Institute of Venereology Silver Jubilee Oration - “Ethics in HIV –Overlooked?” - Dr S Ambujam – Prof & HOD Derm & Venereology, Indira Gandhi Medical College & Research Institute, Puducherry (Chaired by: Dr Loganathan )

2.RV Rajam Endowment Oration - “STDs and Pregnancy: a venereologist’s quest” - Dr VK Jain – Prof & HOD Derm & Venereology, Pt BD Sharma PGIMS, Rohtak(Chaired by: Dr Loganathan )

3.Sardari Lal Memorial Award 2012 - “Determinants of rapid progression to immunodeficiency syndrome among people infected with human immunodeficiency virus” - Dr TS Anish, Asst Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram (Chaired by: Dr Loganathan )

Dr HC Mohanty PG Quiz Competition
Quizmaster: Dr Rajesh Sankar, Sr Consultant Derm & Vene, Cochin Hospital, Ernakulam
Scorer: Dr KB Anuradha, Consultant Derm & Ven, Sunrise Hospital, Ernakulam
Chairperson: Dr Rajiv Sridharan,
First: Dr Manoj Kumar Agarwala, Dr Rahul Kumar Sharma, CMC, Vellore 
Second: Dr Shekhar Neema & Dr Ruby Venugopal, AFMC, Pune 
Third: Dr Anu Baby & Dr Lakshmy.V, Govt Medical College, Kottayam

Award Paper Sessions - Winners

1. Dr V Govindan Nair Memorial Award Paper Session (Chair: Dr GC Rao ) 
First - Dr Swapna M, Dept of Microbiology, Stanley Medical College, Chennai – ‘Clinico-investigative profile of cervicovaginal discharge in high risk women attending STI clinic in tertiary care hospital’
Second - Dr Shaista Farooqui-Kazi, Dept of Derm & Ven, PDDY Patil Hospital, Nerul, Navi Mumbai – ‘All that is genital is not venereal: Unusual cases with lesions on genitals’
Third - Dr Remya Raj R, IOV, Madras Medical College, Chennai– ‘Epidemiological trends in sexually transmitted diseases: a 5 year hospital based study’

2. Dr PS Ranganathan Memorial Award Session (Chair: Dr K Muhammad )
First - Dr Badri Thapa, SAARC TB & HIV/ AIDS Centre, Kathmandu – ‘Emergence of drug resistant TB: threat to TB and HIV control programmes’
Second - Dr Balaji AVM, Dept of Microbiology, Govt Stanley Medical College, Chennai - Study on the prevalence and microbial profile of urethritis among men attending STD Clinic in a tertiary care hospital
Third - Dr Manju Bala, Apex Regional STD Teaching, Training & Research Centre, VMMC & Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi – ‘Investigating seasonal variations in gonorrhoea using graphical and ratio- to-moving average methods’

Panel discussion on HIV Therapy

Chairperson & Moderator: Dr TLN Prasad, Technical Expert, NACO
Panelists:
1. Dr DG Saple, Prof Derm & Venereology, Director HIV Clinical Research Programme, Human Health Care & Research Foundation
2. Dr Jayadev Betkerur, Prof & HOD Derm & Venereology, JSS Medical College, Mysore
3. Dr R Sajith Kumar, Chief of Infectious Diseases, Govt Medical College Hospital, Kottayam

Best Posters
First - Dr Naseem Khan Afridi, SAARC TB & HIV/ AIDS Centre, Kathmandu - ‘HIV/AIDS in the SAARC Region and efforts to contain it’
Second - Dr K Divya, Dept of Derm & Ven, Tirunelveli Medical College– ‘Disseminated cutaneous rhinosporidiosis with genital lesions’
Third - Dr Nidhi Singh Tandon, Dept of Derm & Ven, PDDY Patil Hospital, Nerul, Navi Mumbai - ‘Study of knowledge, attitude and practices of female commercial sex workers’.

All-India STD & AIDS Essay Competition (PG & UG) - Winners
Topic: ‘Removal of stigma on STD & AIDS’
1. PG - First - Dr. S Priyadarshini, Tirunelveli Medical College 
Second - Dr. Mahim Jain, Nair Hospital & TNMC Mumbai
2. UG - First – Miss RSB Manjeera, Katuri Medical College & Hospital, Guntur
Second – Mr Sri Balaji AR, Govt Mohan Kumaramangalam Medical College, Salem

CME Inauguration on 02 Nov 12 (Afternoon)
(Venue: Main Auditorium, SNIMS)
Welcome Address - Surg Cmde MJ John, Principal, SNIMS
Feliciltation - Dr KR Rajappan, President Emeritus, Gurudeva Charitable Trust 
Presidential Address - Mr Rajendra Prasad, President, Gurudeva Charitable Trust
Address by Mr Suresh Bharatan Vice President, Gurudeva Charitable Trust
Address by Mr KD Venugopal, Secretary, Gurudeva Charitable Trust
Address by Mr Pradeep Kumar, Treasurer
Vote of Thanks - Dr AD Dharmaratnam, Chairman, ASTICON 2012

Conference Inauguration on 02 Nov 12 (Evening)
(Venue: Blue Waters, Cherai Beach)
Welcome Address Dr AD Dharmaratnam, Chairman, ASTICON 2012
Secretary’s Report Dr P Elangovan, Secretary, IASSTD & AIDS
Presidential Address Dr Dinesh C Govil, President, IASSTD & AIDS
Inauguration & 
Awards Distribution Surg RAdm John D’Souza, VSM
Command Medical Officer, HQ Southern Naval Command
Award of Excellence to Dr.Somesh Gupta given by IASSTD & AIDS
Vote of Thanks Dr J Sridhar, Organising Secretary, ASTICON 2012

Banquet Function on 03 Nov 12 (Evening)
(Venue: Bolgatty Island Resort)
Address by Sri KP Dendapani, Advocate General, Kerala State
Address by AD Pradeep Kumar, Editor, Pharma Biz & Noted Author
Release of Souvenir by Dr Dinesh C Govil, President IASSTD & AIDS
Dr.K.Pavithran was honoured wih the life time achievement given by the conference secretariat

Faculty List: CME - ‘Past, Present And Future of STD & AIDS’
Dr K Pavithran, Dr Rachel Mathai, Dr N Usman, Dr Bhushan Kumar, Dr.R.N.Sharma,Col.RajeshVerma, Dr.Raju Antony,Dr.Anandkumar, Dr.Ajithkumar, Dr PM Abdul Gafoor, Dr K Mahadevan,Dr MS Sadeep, Dr Laxmi V Nair,Dr Somesh Gupta ,Dr Susanne Pulimood ,Dr Rajiv Sridharan ,Dr Rema Devi TJ, Dr George Paul,

Faculty List: Conference
Dr DM Vasudevan,Dr N Sudhaya Kumar, Dr Madhusudanan, Dr DG Saple, 
Dr Jayadev Betkerur,Dr R Sajith Kumar, Dr Radhakrishnan, Dr G Nandakumar
Dr P Elangovan, Dr Kaushal Verma, Dr Sunil Sethi, Dr YS Marfatia 
Dr Uma Dethan,Dr JK Maniar Dr OC Abraham

Session Chairpersons List
Dr K Robins, Dr Kunjamma George,Dr S Murugan,Dr C Balachandran,
Dr Bhushan Kumar ,Dr TLN Prasad, Dr K Shobanakumari, Dr Meera Bhagyanathan, Dr Abdul Samad, Dr GC Rao,Dr K Muhammad, VS Dorairaj,

The valedictory function was held on 4th November afternoon.Our outgoing president Dr.Dinesh Govil presided and distributed medals,cash prizes and certificates for the winners.The incoming president Dr Nitin Walia took over charges and addressed the gathering.The conference came to an end with vote of thanks by the organizing secretary.

With regards
Dr.P.Elangovan
Secretary,
IASSTD & AIDS