Indian Academy of pediatrics under the IAP Action Plan 2014 is organizing a dedicated conference on Antimicrobials- “ANTIMICROBIOCON- 2014” at Ahmedabad on 04-05 October 2014.

The activity is a part of the IAP project to contain Antimicrobial Resistance by promoting Rational Antibiotic Practice among pediatric fraternity. The control of growing menace of antimicrobial resistance is an urgent priority for all of us involved in childcare and needs urgent attention.

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Please find below the scientific program of the conference:


Day 1- 4 October 2014


09.30 am to 10.00am

Antibimicrobials in pneumonia - Barriers and solutions

Dr. S. Balasubramanian

10.00am to 10.30am

Extrapolatiing from the West - IDSA/NICE etc guidelines

Dr. SuhasPrabhu

10.30 am to 11.15 am

Antifungal in Pediatric practice



Clinical pharmacology

Dr. Satish Pandya


When do I need antifungals in office practice

Dr. A.J. Chitkara


Antifungals in hospitalised patients - when and which ?

Dr. Sudhir Sane

11.15am to 11.45 am

Tea Break


11.45 am to 12.30 pm

Staphylococcal infections




Dr. UpendraKinjawadekar






Dr. Abhay Shah



Dr. BaldevPrajapati



Dr. Shivananda



Dr. S.S. Kamath

12.30 pm to 01.30 pm

A quick look at the Guidelines




Dr. A.S. Vasudev


Topical therapy

Dr. Pravin Mehta


Neonatal sepsis - how do we differ from the west?

Dr. Ashish Mehta


Febrile Neutropenia

Dr. Nitin Shah

01.30pm to 02.30 pm



02.30pm to 03.15 pm

Territories less traversed



PK/PD - Clinical implications

Dr. A.J. Chitkara


Antibiotic sparing  Immunization

Dr. Shyam Kukreja

03.15pm to 03.45 pm

Can I be rational without the lab support?

Dr. Anand Shandilya

(Empiric Antibiotic therapy - therapeutic and prophylactic)

03.45pm to 04.15 pm

Irrational formulations ,Drug licensing rules and regulations

Dr. Raju Shah

04.15pm to 04.45 pm

Infection Control in Nursing homes

Dr. Anita Shet

04.45pm to 05.15 pm

Quiz - Case based quiz

Dr. Prakash Vaidya



Dr. Chetan Trivedi

07.00 pm onwards





Day 2- 5 October 2014


09.30 am to 10.00 am

Antimicrobial resistance - a ticking bomb


10.00 am to 10.45 am

Inaugration and Keynote address

Dr. V.M. Katoch


AMR problems and solutions


10.45 am to 11.30 am

Antivirals in Pediatric Practice



Clinical pharmacology

Dr. Palaniraman


When do I use antivirals in office practice ?

Dr. JeesonUnni


Antivirals in hospitalised patients - when and which ?

Dr. Ira Shah

11.30 am to 11.45 am

Tea Break


11.45 am to 12.30 pm

Which antibiotics in ICU infections ?



case based panel

Dr. Vijay Yewale






Dr. Dheeren Gupta



Dr. Atul Kulkarni



Dr. MadhumitaOtiv



Dr. Bakul Parekh

12.30 pm to 01.30 pm

Panel - RNTCP and MDR TB




Dr. Ketan Shah



Dr. SushilKabra



Dr. Varinder Singh



Dr. AnkitParakh

01.30pm to 02.30 pm



02.30pm to 03.15 pm

Escalation and Deescalation and IV-PO switch




Dr. Shyam Kukreja



Dr. P. Ramachandran



Dr. Rohit Agrawal



Dr. AshwaniSood

03.15 pm to 04.00 pm 

IAP Guidelines in review- (rapid fire session)



(Malaria, enteric fever, pyogenic meningitis)

Dr. JayashreeNadkarni



Dr. Arun Shah



Dr. Parang Mehta

04.00 pm to 04.15 pm



04.15 pm to 05.00 pm