Pharmamritacon 2020

Pharmamritacon 2020


Program Schedule




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Inauguration-to Declare ‘Conference Open’
Dr. Prem Nair
Medical Director AIMS, KOCHI

Keynote Address

New Drug Rules in Clinical Trials
Dr. Bikash Medhi
Prof, Dept of Pharmacology PGIMER, Chandigarh
Role of Clinical Pharmacology in Optimizing Patient Outcomes
Dr. Santanu Kumar Tripathi
Prof & HOD, School of Tropical Medicine West Bengal
Pharmacologists of India: Their Contribution
Dr. Gurudas Khilnani
Dean, Prof & HOD, Dept of Pharmacology Gujarat Adani Institute of Medical Sciences
Plant Drug evelopment : Current Status & Future Scope
Dr. Nirmala N. Rege
Prof Emeritus, Dept of Pharmacology & Therapeutics Seth GS Medical College, Mumbai

Scientific Session

Pharmacotherapy of COVID 19
Dr. P.G. Nayar
Prof & Nodal Officer AIMS, KOCHI
The Enigmatic Functions & Modulations of Serotonin
Dr. Princy Louis Palatty
Professor & HOD, Dept of Pharmacology AIMS, KOCHI

Paper Presentation

Clinical Pharmacology Presentation (PRIZE PAPER)
Maximum 8 participants
Experimental Research Paper (PRIZE PAPER)
Maximum 8 participants
Free Paper Presentation
Maximum 10 participants

Valedictory Programme

6.20 PM Onwards
Presided By
Dr. (Col) Vishal Marwaha
Principal, School of Medicine, Kochi
Vote of thanks
Dr. Vidhiyasagaran
Associate Professor, Dept of Pharmacology AIMS, KOCHI

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Fellowship Program in Cardiovascular Imaging

The Department of Radiology offers a 1-year fellowship in Cardiovascular Imaging. The fellowship includes exposure to many areas of vascular and non-vascular diagnostic and interventional image-guided procedures. The fellowship provides an integrated experience of clinical care, research, and teaching.

Last Date for Applying: April 06, 2020
Duration of course: 12 months (starting from June 01, 2020)
Eligibility criteria: MD or DNB in Radiodiagnosis

Course Objectives:

At the end of one year the candidate should have achieved the following:

  • Should be well acquainted with the current literature on relevant aspects of the basic, investigative, clinical and cardiovascular sciences.
  • Should have acquired performance skills and ability to interpret relevant clinical investigations.
  • Should be able to diagnose, plan investigations and treat common conditions in the specialty by relevant current therapeutic methods.
  • Should have learned indications and performance skills of common vascular interventional procedures (biliary drainage, embolisation, tumor ablation etc).
  • Should be acquainted with allied and general clinical disciplines to guide appropriate and timely referral.
  • Should be capable of imparting basic cardiovascular teaching, training and research.
  • Provide clear, concise, and informative reports that are clinically relevant. They will notify referring clinicians of urgent and emergent findings in a timely fashion and document appropriately.
  • Become proficient in the use of picture archiving computer systems (PACS), online clinical document system, and other computer-based modalities.
  • Demonstrate professional behavior at all times, adhering to ethical principles and demonstrating sensitivity.

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Fellowship program in Breast Imaging

Last date for applying : April 06, 2020
Duration of course : 12 months (starting from June 01, 2020)
Eligibility criteria: MD or DNB in Radiodiagnosis

Breast care is a team work and is based on triple assessment. The breast surgeon, radiologist and pathologist work as a team and each case is assessed on individual basis. This is the only centre in India where the breast radiologist gives complete report based on pathological findings with further recommendations based on guidelines of ACR (American College of Radiology).

The breast imaging unit is equipped with Digital Mammography and Tomosynthesis with stereotactic biopsy unit, 1.5 T MRI with 8 channel breast coil. A mobile digital mammography unit as a part of screening initiative by Rotary is also functional. We are annually performing about 4500 - 6000 Mammograms, 1000 breast ultrasounds, 400 interventional procedures and 100 breast MRI.

Services Offered:


  • Digital mammography with tomosynthesis
  • High resolution breast ultrasound study
  • MRI breast

Image-guided breast interventional services include:

  • Pre-operative mammography guided wire localisation for non-palpable suspicious masses.
  • Stereotactic guided core biopsy of suspicious calcifications seen only on mammography.
  • Specimen mammography.
  • Ultrasound guided large core biopsy of breast masses and axillary lymph nodes under local anaesthesia.
  • Ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) of axillary lymph nodes, cyst aspiration.
  • Pre-operative ultrasound guided wire localisation for small non palpable cancers.
  • Ultrasound or mammography guided clip placement.

Course Objectives:

At the completion of fellowship training, radiologist will be competent to:

  • Perform independently and act as a competent breast imaging consultant to clinicians in performing ultrasound, CT, MRI and various interventional procedures.
  • Perform and interpret mammography for various indications including familiarity with equipment, technical factors and various positioning techniques.
  • Perform and interpret ultrasound examinations of the breast.
  • Supervise acquisition of MRI examination and A) Assess for absolute and relative contraindications, (B) Protocol each case appropriately, (C) Supervise technical adequacy and completeness of cases at the technologist’s request.
  • Interpret MRI examination of breast.
  • Perform interventions including stereotactic and ultrasound-guided core biopsy and fine-needle aspiration, cyst aspiration; ultrasound/mammography guided hook-wire localization, ductography, etc.
  • Assess and treat patients having an anaphylactic reaction or an adverse side effect from any supervised procedure.
  • Teach residents and medical students as part of their daily assigned duties.
  • Perform and interpret examinations performed on-call.
  • Prepare and present in breast tumour board.

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Vacancy for the post of Research Nurse


Deadline : 29th February 2020

Project Duration : 6 - 9 months (Contract)

Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences is looking for a candidate who can work for Washington University Project. An ideal candidate will have experience with:

  • Infection control activities
  • Data collection of lines and tubings
  • Data collection of blood cultures
  • Conducting additional activities not listed in the project handout.

Educational Qualification : BSc Nursing or MSc Nursing

The post-holder will work alongside Dr. Sanjeev Singh (Medical Superintendent, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences) and other researchers on the project, carrying out surveillance and data collection based on the project proposal. It is a contract position for 6 to 9 months.

Necessary training will be provided.

Interested candidates may submit their resume to :

Post Doctoral Certificate Course in Oncopathology & Renal Pathology

Post Doctoral Certificate Course In Oncopathology And Renal Pathology

No of Seats : 2 in Oncopathology and 1 in Renal Pathology
Duration : One year
Start session : March-2020
Date of interview : Date will be informed later
Location : Department of Pathology, AIMS, Kochi
Selection Process : MCQ/ slide test with interview
Qualification : MD (Pathology) Degree obtained from MCI recognized institutions
Stipend : Yes
Accomadation : No (Pvt accommodation available around campus)

Download Application Form

(Kindly scan and E-mail the filled application form back with CV to address given in application form on or before the 31st January 2020.)

Curriculum – Oncopathology Download Download

Curriculum – Renal Pathology Download Download