Pre conference workshop

13th September, 2023

S.No Title Venue Time Faculty
1 Proteomics and Medical applications Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB), Thiruvananthapuram 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Dr. Abdul Jaleel
2 Genomics in infectious diseases Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB) (Kinfra Campus) Thiruvananthapuram 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Dr. Radhakrishnan Nair
3 From conceiving a research topic to its publication Al Saj Convention Center, Kazhakkoottam 9:30 am to 3:30 pm Dr Sucheta Dandekar and Dr Thomas Chacko
4 Inborn Metabolic disorders and Amino Acid analysis Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB) (Kinfra Campus) Thiruvananthapuram 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Dr. Radhakrishnan Nair
5 Transition from ISO15189 2012 to 2022- Learning opportunities Al Saj Convention Center, Kazhakkoottam 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Dr. Pradeep Kumar Dabla

Corporate, Pre-PG Executive Committee and IJCB Editorial Board Meetings – 4 PM Onwards Al Saj Convention Center, Kazhokkoottam followed by Corporate Dinner 8 PM onwards

49th ACBICON 2023 Kerala Program

Day 1 (14th September 2023)

Hall 1 Hall 2 Hall 3 Hall 4
9 – 9:30 AM K.L.Gupta Memorial Oration
Chairperson – LM Shrivastava/ T Malati
Novel Mechanistic Approaches and Recommendations in Cancer: From Diagnostics to Therapeutics
Alpana Sharma, AIIMS, New Delhi
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9:30 – 10 AM Dr. K.P Sinha Oration
Chairperson – Jayashree Bhattacharjee
Counting on Patients, 1 and all
Tony Badrick, Australia
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10 – 10:30 AM Taranath Shetty Memorial Oration
Chairperson – T Venkatesh/ K Goswami
Chandrabhas Narayana, RGCB, Thiruvananthapuram
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10:30- 11 AM Tea Break
11 AM-12:30 PM Parallel Session 1
IFCC Committee on Clinical Laboratory Management (C-CLM) symposium
Chairperson – Praveen Sharma
Good Laboratory Practices – A managerial responsibility
Shruti Gupta
Leading a Clinical Laboratory: Importance of Leadership Development
Prasenjit Mitra
Use of Data Analytics for the Clinical Laboratory
Sedef Yenice (IFCC VLP)

The Role of Emotional Intelligence in Leadership Development.
Praveen Sharma
Parallel Session 2
POCT: Time for centre stage Speakers
Chairperson – Rajiv Erasmus
POCT in the hospital and beyond
Adil I Khan
POCT- From oblivion to expanding vistas: past, present & future
Anil Handoo
Chasing the error-free POCT: the 6 Rs
Rajiv Erasmus
Establishing QMS IN POCT: trials, tribulations & triumphs
Sohini Sengupta
Parallel Session 3
Familial Hypercholesterolemia
Chairperson - Tester Ashavaid
Current epidemiology and contemporary recommendations for best practice in familial hypercholesterolemia
Raul Santos,
Postprandial Dyslipidemia: A Major Cardiovascular Risk Factor in Obesity and Diabetes
Khosrow Adeli
Mutational Spectrum of Familial Hyperchol-esterolemia: Indian Scenario
Swarup A. V. Shah
Diagnosis of Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH) in India: Clinical Challenges

Krishna Kumar
Parallel Session 4
Improving Lab Quality with Patient Satisfaction
Chairs: Venkatesh Thuppil
Reliable and effective test results- reducing lab errors
Neeraj Jain
Identification and Reporting of Errors in the Medical Labs & Use of Quality Indicators as Preventive Approach
Hariom Sharma
Accreditation to examination methods in laboratory medicine current scenario in india - international recognition
Venkatesh Thuppil
Optimizing laboratory outcomes: implementing best Practices for pre- analytical quality control
Mohammed Ibrahim
12:30 – 1:30 PM Lunch Break (AFMC Quiz Screening) (Poster Session 1)
1:30 – 3:00 PM Parallel Session 5
"IFCC C-MHBLM Session" - Journey with cutting-edge AI to advance health equity!
Chairpersons: Pradeep K Dabla, Bernard Gouget
Unlocking the potential of Chat GPT: can it be our virtual assistant in Lab Medicine for better care?
Bernard Gouget
The Future of Lab medicine & patient care in the Metaverse
Damien Gruson
From Companion Diagnostics to Companion AI: Charting the course of Laboratory Medicine
Pradeep K. Dabla
How to make Machine Learning applicable in LabMed
Sergio Bernardini
Parallel Session 6
"Advances in Cancer Diagnostics: Current Indian Scenario"
Chairperson - Arnab Pal
hCG can modulate cancer progression in BRCA1 defective cancers Priya Srinivas TBD
Kunzang Chosdol
Transcriptional heterogeneity in CTCs: Key player in disease outcome
Anshika Chauhan
Liquid biopsy in Indian Scenario: Where Do we stand?
Arnab Pal
Parallel Session 7
Molecular Diagnostics
Chairperson – Dharamveer Yadav
Implementation of a pathology-supported genetic testing framework extending from point-of-care DNA screening to comprehensive genome sequencing
Maritha Kotze
Molecular Medicine in Thalassemia: From Diagnosis to Cure
Anurodh Gupta
Genomes - from Personal to Populations and Back
Vinod Scaria
Dental and Cranio-facial Genetics in Africa: Addressing the need for the Dentist-Scientist
Manogari Chetty
Parallel Session 8
Nutraceuticals & Free Radicals
Chairperson - SK Das,
Nibhriti Das
Evaluation of radioprotective properties of Trianthema portulacastrum L. stem extract in vivo
Subir K Das
Role of lipoprotein metabolism genes ABCG1, LIPC and PLTP and pro-inflammatory cytokines in Obese and Diabetic subjects with the risk of Coronary Artery Disease
Vijay Kutala
3,3’ diselenodipropionic acid (DSePA), as a novel therapeutic agent for management of lung cancer and wound healing
Amit Kunwar
Double positive anti GBM (glomerular basement membrane) and anti MPO (myeloperoxidase) on Line immunoassay (LIA): A rarity! (Free Paper)
Mala Mahto
3:00 - 3:30 PM Tea Break
3:30 – 5 PM Parallel Session 9
Novel Scenarios in Lab Medicine
Chairperson – George Abraham
Vitamin D – evidence and requirements for optimal health
Helen Martin (APFCB Traveling Lecturer)
The shifts that are transforming laboratory medicine
Sedef Yenice (IFCC VLP)
Integrated diagnostics: evidence-based therapy guidance in oncology From tumor markers to liquid biopsy
Tomris Ozben (Online)
Reference Intervals
Nilesh Chandra
Health System Reform with Primary Health Care Orientation: Emerging Role of Point-of-Care Technologies
Liaquat Ali
Parallel Session 10
Chairperson – BK Gupta
Apolipoprotein and low-density lipoprotein receptors in cardiovascular diseases and Alzheimer’s disease
Shanel Raghubeer
Desh Asthana
The future of medical laboratories: the near future
Rania Sharkawy
HIV and related lymphomas
Ravnit Grewal
Association between serum bone-specific alkaline phosphatase level and metabolic dyslipidemia in type 2 diabetes mellitus: A case-control study
Shrimajunath Sanakanagoudar (Free Paper)
Parallel Session 11
Medical Education
Chairperson - Sucheta Dandekar
Making the CBME Biochemistry curriculum more lab oriented
Thomas Chacko
Choosing topics in Biochemistry for Electives
Farzana Mehdi
Giving effective feedback for ECE, AETCOM and SDL sessions
Sucheta Dandekar
Introduction of EPAs in Biochemistry
Rohini Bhadre
Oral Session 1 – Faculty (Free Papers)
Category – Professor
Chairperson – Harshvardhan Singh
Association of surface expression of Toll like receptor 4 in patients with schizophrenia- A case control study
Dharamveer Yadav
Sub-chronic pesticide exposure and biological age: Is the threat real?
Binita Goswami
Association of Pb, Nrf2 and miRNA-31 in occupationally Pb exposed Population
Shailja Sharma
Amino acid profile of structural proteins of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2: Burden on covid patients
Vivek Ambade
Serum lipoprotein indices as surrogate markers of glycemic control in patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Results from a tertiary care institution in Eastern India
Debapriya Bandyopadhyay
Prevalence of HLA-B27 subtypes among renal transplant recipients and donors in tertiary care hospital in South India
Iyyapu Krishna Mohan
"Indian Lean NAFLD Patients have a unique Gut Microbiome Signature with an indistinct Pathophysiological Entity"
Dr Balamurugan Ramadass
5:30 – 7 PM Inaugural Ceremony Awadhesh Saran Memorial Oration
Chairpersons: Rajiv R Sinha
Clinical Significance of Heterogeneous Nuclear Ribonucleo-protein D (HnRNPD) in Oral Cancer
Shyam S Chauhan, AIIMS, New Delhi
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7 – 10 PM Cultural Program & Welcome Dinner

Day 2 (15th September 2023)
Hall 1 Hall 2 Hall 3 Hall 4
8:30 – 9:30 AM - Industry Workshop 1 (BF) Industry Workshop 2 (BF) Industry Workshop 3 (BF)
9:30 - 10 AM Dr. T.N. Patabhiraman Oration
Chairperson – Praveen Sharma
The Nobel Laureats Of Biochemistry And The ‘Not So Nobel’
Seema Bhargawa, Sir Ganagaram Hospital, New Delhi
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10 – 10:30 AM Dr. Praveen Sharma Oration
Chairperson – DM Vasudevan
"Changing face of type 2 Diabetes:Trends and Trojans"
Poornima Manjrekar, KMC, Mengaluru
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10:30- 11 AM Tea Break
11 AM-12:30 PM Parallel Session 12
AACC India Section
Chairperson– Jayashree Bhattacharjee
The total testing process: Collaboration between laboratory medicine and emergency medicine to ensure quality testing
Octavia M. Peck Palmer
Convenor: Bernali Das
Panel Discussion
Tony Badrick
Damien Gruson
Asmita Hazra
Sudip Kumar Datta
Octabia M. Peck Palmer
Parallel Session 13
The value and evidence of laboratory tests used in the management of diabetes mellitus (IFCC/EBLM Evidence-based laboratory medicine)
Chairperson - Seema Bhargawa
The History of Diabetes Mellitus and the Role of the Laboratory in its diagnosis and management
Rajiv Erasmus
HbA1c – pros and cons
Emma English
Glycated albumin – what is the evidence?
Annalise Zemlin
Diabetes mellitus in India – the value of evidence based laboratory medicine
Seema Bhargawa
Parallel Session 14
Inborn Metabolic Disorders
Chairperson – Anibh M Das/Akila Prashant
Newborn mass screening: Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats
Anibh M Das
Spinal Muscular Atrophy - need for newborn screening
Akila Prashant
Screening to the confirmative diagnosis (Enzymatics and Molecular) of Lysosomal storage disorders
Jayesh Sheth
An overview on the cut-off values of the newborn screening parameters, the factors influencing the values and their clinical implications
Suprava Patel
Screening for Inborn Errors of Metabolism in an Eastern Indian population: Early trends from a budding Newborn Screening Unit
(Free Paper)
Gautom Kumar Saharia
Industry Workshop (Lunch) 1 & 2
12:30 – 1:30 PM Lunch Break (Poster Session 2)
1:30 – 3:30 PM Parallel Session 15
Chairperson – Barnali Das
Recent advances in the quantitation of LDL-Cholesterol for estimating cardiovascular risk
Tahir Pillay
Circulating MicroRNAs: As potential biomarkers of Aging and age-related diseases
Neetu Mishra
Neuro Immune Markers: Case Study Based Discussion
Barnali Das
Novel cobalt(III)-based bio-reductive prodrug modeling for hypoxic tumor microenvironment: Inhibits migration, induces apoptosis, and alters the molecular switches of HIFs-controlled signature genes in breast cancer
Sukhes Mukherjee
Identification of novel transcriptional regulators of miR-183 cluster family in hepatocellular Carcinoma cells.
Jyotdeep Kaur
Proteomic based approach to identify novel diagnostic and therapeutic targets in synovial fluid of Osteoarthritis patients
Sadhna Sharma
Geoffrey Omuse
Parallel Session 16
The Clinical Laboratory in Health & Disease
Chairperson – Tony Badrick
Role of ISO 15189 in Laboratory Medicine in Improving Patient Safety
BK Rana
LEAD: The Silent Danger In Your Next Meal!
K Goswami
Implementation of sustainable practices in medical laboratories - Switching clinical labs to green labs
Tomris Ozben (Online)
Fibrinogen Cleavage by Lectin Pathway Proteases: Roles and Implications
Sadhana Sharma
Trop T, Hand grip strength and waist circumference as markers of Sarcopenic obesity in postmenopausal women: An analytical cross-sectional study
(Free Paper)
K. A. Arul Senghor
"In the quest to increase students engagement in biochemistry : A Hitchhikers's Guide"
Rakhi Negi
Parallel Session 17
Statistical Applications in Laboratory Medicine
Chairperson – Poornima
Review of External Quality Assurance - How to and how not to
Anjali Manocha
Key Performance Indicator’s in 3 Phases of Examination – Are we monitoring enough?
Mamta Kankra
Method Validation
Harshvardhan Singh
Planning, Designing and Implementation of a total laboratory automation system for integrated diagnostics
Sudip Kumar Datta
Process Re-engineering : Meeting the standard in a cost effective way
Saifuddin Md. Khaled
Minimal testing interval.. exploring the importants and challenges of implemenatation
Asmita Hazra
Industry Workshop (Lunch) 3 & 4
3:30 - 4:00 PM Tea Break
4:00 - 5:00 PM AFMC Quiz - - -
5:00 – 6:00 PM General Body - - -
7 – 10 PM Cultural Program & Banquet

Day 3 (16th September 2023)
Hall 1 Hall 2 Hall 3 Hall 4
9 – 9:30 AM Mrs. & Dr. G.P. Talwar Oration
Chairperson – AA Mahdi
Biomarker Signatures of Inflammatory Skin Diseases and their clinical implications
Medha Rajappa, JIPMER,
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9:30 - 10:30 AM - Oral Session 1 – Students
Chairperson – Sukhes Mukherjee + Mingma Lhamu Sherpa
Correlation of cystatin-c with microalbuminuria for the diagnosis of diabetic nephropathy in patients with type 2 diabetes
Divya Singh
correlation of serum insulin with vitamin d, b12 and folic acid in obese and obese NIDDM subjects
Amrita Ghosh
Assessment of Electrolyte Levels in Pre and Post Thrombolytic Phase of Acute Myocardial Infarction
Utsav Haldar
A novel diagnostic method for sepsis: Standardization and Optimization
Kundeti Neeraja
Evaluation of serum and follicular fluid hsa-miR-21, hsa-Let-7b, and hsa-miR- 222 expression in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Subjects: Correlation with PCOS related biochemical Parameters.
Yaongamphi Vashum
Oral Session 2 – Students
Chairperson – PT Annamalai
Procalcitonin guided Antibiotics therapy in sepsis.
Avinash Kumar
Evaluation of oxidized lipoproteins and their correlation with MPO/PON ratio in Coronary Artery Disease
Sowmya Varadhan
Association between Chronic Kidney Disease and Glycemic Control in Individuals with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM)
Judith Sheba Samuel
An Assessment of Variations of Markers of Atherosclerosis with T2DM and Obesity
Aratrika Sau
Serum TIMP2 level as a biomarker in patients with NAFLD in Eastern India
Aalia Tahseen
Oral Session 3 – Students
Chairperson – B Ramadass
Study of Thyroid Status in Patients with Iron Deficiency Anemia.
B. Joy Hephzibah
Shaping the Immune Prospect: Understanding CD4+ T Cell Subsets in Tuberculosis Infection
Deepak Vats
Comparing the efficacy of four free calcium predictive equations in a Tertiary Care Centre
Mahendra Gurung
Key statergies to ensure lab quality and reduce turnaround time”
Nimmy P R
10:30- 11 AM Tea Break
11 AM-12:30 PM Parallel Session 18
Chairperson - Indu Verma, Sadhna Sharma
Homeopathic drug Symphytum officinale enhances osteogenesis in human bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells in vitro and impacts fracture healing in a rodent model
Sudip Sen
Overexpression of FGF8 is associated with the progression of ovarian cancer
Savita Yadav
Tuberculosis Vaccines: A strategy to end TB
Manaswini Mangaraj
Immune and inflammatory markers in of Diabetic Nephropathy-future therapeutic targets
Purvi Purohit
Parallel Session 19
Miscellaneous - 2
Chairperson – D Dash/ SB Sharma
Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura: laboratory role
Sadanand Naik
Single Nucleotide Polymorphism: What is and What can be!!
Deepak Parchwani
Point-of-care Testing (POCT) - The Practice and Challenges
R Dhananjayan
Interrogating the Exposome - Nutriome Pathway in Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: The Promise and Hurdles
John Anetor
Oral Session Faculty 2 (Free Papers)
Category – Associate Professor
Chairperson – Jayanth Kumar
Glycated Haemoglobin (HbA1c) Measurement: Analytical Methodology, Interferences and Clinical Aspects
Altaf Ahmad Mir
Paraoxonase 1 (PON1) enzyme activity and PON1L55M gene polymorphisms in Coronary Artery Disease
Supriya Simon
Immunogenicity of Covishield vaccine in patients with Autoimmune Rheumatic Diseases
Abhra Ghosh
A whole exosome sequencing-based approach to identify miRNA in prognostic and diagnostic applications in Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma
Pramod Kumar Gautam
Quercetin targets the HuR-signaling axis to inhibit Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC) migration:Link to metabolism
Chandra Prakash Prasad
Relationship between Sialic acid and markers of Type II Diabetes Mellitus, in blood and saliva
Dipti Soni Jaipuriar
Role of Pituitary Hormones in Patients with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: A hospital-based study from a Tertiary Care Hospital in West Bengal
Mrityunjoy Halder
Tumor markers serum AFP and PIVKA-II in chronic liver diseases with or without Hepatocellular Carcinoma.
Suresh M
Oral Session Faculty 3 (Free Papers)
Category – Assistant Professor/Lecturer
Chairperson – TBD
Atherothrombotic risk factors in patients with rheumatoid arthritis
Malu Sreekumar
The study of Glycated Hemoglobin as a risk factor for adverse outcome in COVID-19: A cross-sectional study
Ashok Kumar
Study on serum vitamin D levels in sickle cell disease – First pilot study from Central India
Itishree Pandey
Comparative Noninvasive Prenatal Testing for Common Indian Beta-Thalassemia Mutations: Utilizing Multiplex ARMS PCR on Maternal Plasma Cell-Free Fetal DNA and Chorionic Villus Sampling
MA Bari Siddiqui
Study of thyroid dysfunction in pregnancy and its association with maternal and fetal outcomes: A prospective observational study from a tertiary care hospital in Central India
Pawan Kumar Kare
Association of triglyceride-glucose index (TyG Index) with glycated hemoglobin (HbA 1c) for predicting the glycemic control status among type 2 diabetes Mellitus subjects attending AIIMS Bhopal hospital of Central India
Suryabhan Lahanu Lokhande
Path to Lab Accreditation and Improvements
Pratik Pradeep Poladia
Efficiency of combined serum M protein concentration and serum kappa/lambda ratio (free light chain ratio) levels in diagnosing Active Multiple Myeloma-A Retrospective study
Abel Jaison
12:30 – 1:30 PM Lunch Break
1:30 – 3:00 PM ACBI Award Papers - - -
3:00 – 3:30 PM DM Vasudevan Endowment Award Presentations - - -
3:30 – 4:00 PM Valedictory Function
4:00 PM onwards High Tea