National Conference on “Health Inequities in India: Transformative Research for Action” & AMCCON 2018
Date : 8-11 January 2018
Venue : Achutha Menon Centre for Health Science Studies, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology, Trivandrum, Kerala, India.
AMCCON is the annual conference of Achutha Menon Centre for Health Science Studies (AMCHSS), Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST), Trivandrum. SCTIMST is an institute of national importance set up by an act of the Indian parliament in 1980. AMCHSS, one of its three wings, is a school of public health oﬀering Masters and Doctoral programs in public health, and conducts research and policy advocacy. We believe that AMCCON is an excellent platform for public health practitioners and researchers to come together to share their research.
Early bird registrations are open from 1st July to 30th October 2017. Online registration can be done using the web link. Early bird registration fee is Rs 1500/-per participant. After 30th October 2017, registration fee will be Rs 1750/-per participant. Registration fee will cover costs of conference registration kit, lunch and refreshments during the conference. Payment has to be made through bank transfer and the details are as follows:
Name of the account: Director, SCTIMST, Trivandrum.
Bank & Branch : State Bank of India, Medical College
Account number : 57036163133
RTGS/IFSC Code : SBIN0070029
After payment, send an email mentioning the transaction number and participant’s name to email@example.com
For further information, Contact:
Dr Sreenidhi S, PhD Scholar
Ph: +91 9895848316,
Sapna Mishra, PhD Scholar
Ph: +91 9907485708,
Dr Manju R Nair, Scientist ‘C’
Conference Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Conference
AMCCON 2018 is a combined event along with the National Conference on “Health Inequities in India: Transformative Research for Action”. The National Conference is part of the “Closing the Gap: Health Equity Research Initiative in India” project being implemented by AMCHSS since 2014. AMCCON 2018 oﬀers early career public health researchers and students a unique opportunity to interact with about 50-60 invited experts participating in its events as plenary speakers, chairs and discussants of sessions and in ﬁnalising health equity research agenda for India.
Early Bird Registration closure – 30th October, 2017
Venue : Achutha Menon Centre for Health Science Studies, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Medical College P.O., Trivandrum
Behind the Scene
|Professor Asha Kishore, Director, SCTIMST||Dr.KR Thankappan, Professor Emeritus, AMCHSS, SCTIMST|
|V Raman Kutty
||P Sankara Sarma|
|Mala Ramanathan||Kannan Srinivasan|
|P Ravi Prasad Varma||Dr.Biju Soman|
|Jissa VT||Jeemon P|
|TK Sundari Ravindran||Manju R Nair|
|Malu Mohan||Joanna Sara Valson|
|Shalini Garg||Bevin Vinay|
|Sapna Mishra||Sreenidhi S|
Structured abstracts of about 350-500 words were invited from students and early-career researchers on any of the themes mentioned below for Oral Presentations.
Abstracts may also be submitted for presentations that use visual/ audio-visual/ audio media (photo stories, short videos, cartoon strips, posters) to depict a message related to any of the above themes. Last date for abstract submission was 15th August, 2017.
Scholarships : Participants whose abstracts are selected will be provided with a consolidated scholarship to subsidize costs of registration, travel and stay.
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Theme & Subthemes
The theme of AMCCON 2018 is “Health Inequities in India” and we have the following sub-themes:
- Structural Inequities in Health by: (e.g.) geographic location; socio-economic position; caste, tribal or minority status; gender; combinations of these and other axes of inequalities
- Health issues of groups with socially constructed vulnerabilities: (e.g.) persons living with disabilities;internal migrants; the elderly; sexuality minorities; persons with non-conforming gender identities
- The role of the health system in mitigating or sustaining health inequities
- Policies, programs and interventions addressing health inequities