AMCCON -2018

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.     The last date for early bird registration is fast approaching. Hurry up & register!!

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.  

Conference Registration

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


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’
Ph: 0471-2524235,

Conference Email:

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 project "Closing the gap: Health Equity Research Initiative in India" being implemented by the Achutha Menon Centre for Health Science Studies since 2014. AMCCON 2018, with about 200 plus delegates, will offer early career public health researchers and students a unique opportunity to interact with 50-60 well-known experts from around the world  participating in its events as plenary speakers, chairs, and discussants of sessions and also in finalizing the 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

Patron Chief Advisor 
Professor Asha Kishore, Director, SCTIMST                    Dr.KR Thankappan, Professor Emeritus, AMCHSS, SCTIMST
Scientific Committee
V Raman Kutty
P Sankara Sarma
Mala Ramanathan  Kannan Srinivasan
P Ravi Prasad Varma  Dr.Biju Soman
Jissa VT Jeemon P
Conference Coordinators 
TK Sundari Ravindran Manju R Nair
Malu Mohan Joanna Sara Valson
Shalini Garg Bevin Vinay
Sapna Mishra  Sreenidhi S

Abstract Submission

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. 

We have stopped receiving abstracts for the conference...


AMCCON 2018 Program Schedule

 Program Schedule

 Conference Booklet

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
Prizes: There will be one first prize, two second prizes and three third prizes for the paper presentations and one prize for the multi-media presentation.

Certificates will be issued to participants and those who present paper in the conference.

Scholarship: All selected participants have been offered a modest scholarship to subsidize costs of travel, stay and registration.