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Dr Anand Kumar Memorial Symposium

Rajvi H Mehta

27 January 2011

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On the occasion of the 75th birth anniversary and the first death anniversary of Dr. T. C Anand Kumar,the doyen of reproductive biology and the pioneer of India's first scientifically documented IVF baby in 1986. The Symposium will be held at the Raman Research Institute, Bangalore on January 28, 2011 at 8.45 am. All are welcome. You can write to or 9845238080.


Dr. T. C. Anand Kumar Memorial Symposium   

A Journey from Reproductive Biology, Neuro-endocrinology,
Nasal spray route for Contraceptive delivery to
Assisted Reproductive Technologies in India




January 28, 2011



Raman Research Institute Auditorium, Bangalore



8. 45 – 9.00 am (Registration Free; but mandatory)



9.00 – 9.15 am


Welcome Address

9: 15 – 9: 20 am


Lamp lighting

9: 20 – 9: 40 am


Tribute to Dr. T. C. Anand Kumar

               (18/1/1936 – 26/1/2010)


  1. 1.      Prof. K. M. Prasanna Kumar

Hon. Prof. Endocrinology & Metabolism

M S Ramiah Medical College

CEO- Bangalore Diabetes Hospital

  1. Prof. N.K. Lohiya, F.N.A.Sc., F.A.M.S, FIAES

Emeritus Medical Scientist


President: Indian Society for Study of Reproduction & Fertility (ISSRF)

Centre for Advanced Studies

University of Rajasthan, Jaipur

  1. 3.      Dr. Y.K. Hamied

Chairman & Managing Director

Cipla Ltd, India


Scientific Session – I

Lecture – I

9.40 – 10.10 am


Dr. Satish Gupta, PhD,

National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi, India



Indian Experience in the Development of Novel Contraceptives - Contributions by Dr. T.C.. Anand Kumar

Lecture – II

10.15 – 10 .45 am


Dr. Asok Kumar, PhD,

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Pathology, New York University School of Medicine, NY, USA



An electron microscopic voyage from reproductive biology to neuroscience

10.45 – 11 .00 am


Tea – Break

11.00 – 11. 15 am


Tribute to Dr. T. C. Anand Kumar



  1. 1.      Professor J. S. Bajaj,

Former Professor of Medicine, AIIMS

Former President of the National Academy of Medical Sciences, ND

1705-A Beverly Park II, DLF City, Phase II, Gurgaon - 122009

(to be read out by Prof. A.K. Susheela, New Delhi)

  1. 2.      Professor Joe Herbert

Professor of Neuroscience

University of Cambridge

(to be read out by Dr. Rajvi Mehta, Mumbai)

  1. 3.      Professor G. P. Talwar

Former Head, Dept. of Biochemistry, AIIMS

Former Director of National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi

Presently: Chief of Talwar Research Foundation,

Neb Vally, Sainik Farms, ND- 68

 (to be read out by Dr. Asok Kumar, New York)

Scientific Session – II

Lecture – III

11.15 – 11.45 am


Dr. A J Rao, PhD

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore



Insights into the differential action of hormones. Implication in progression of some cancers

Lecture – IV

11.45 – 12.15 pm



Prof. Sanjeev Jain,  DPM,MD
Molecular Genetics Laboratory
Department of Psychiatry
National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Hosur Road



Late onset genetic disorders in neurology and psychiatry: promises and possibilities

Lecture – V

12.15 – 12.45 pm



Dr. Smita Mahale, PhD,

National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health,

ICMR Institution, Mumbai



SNPs in follicle stimulating hormone receptor gene: Significance in female reproduction

Lecture – VI

12.45 – 1.15 pm


Prof. (Dr.) N. Pandiyan M.D

Chief Consultant in Andrology and Reproductive Medicine and

Head of the Department of Reproductive Medicine

Chettinad Hospital and Research Institution, Chennai

Director, International Academic affiliations,
Chettinad University



The impact of environmental pollution on fertility

1.15 – 2.00  pm


Lunch Break



Scientific Session – III

Lecture – VII

2.00 – 2.30 pm


Dr. R. S. Sharma, PhD,

Deputy Director-General (Senior Grade)

Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi, India



Establishing guidelines on ethical issues in Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART), infrastructure and manpower requirements for ART Clinics in India”

Lecture – VIII

2.30 – 3.00 pm


Prof. A. K. Susheela , Ashoka Fellow, Ph.D., F.A.Sc, F.A.M.S (India)

Former Professor of Anatomy, AIIMS

Presently Executive Director, Fluorosis Foundation of India, Delhi-92



Control anemia in pregnancy, pre-term deliveries and low birth weight babies in natural conception and possibility in assisted reproduction

Lecture – IX

3.00 – 3.30 pm


Dr. Rajvi H Mehta, PhD

Trivector Embryo Support Academy, Mumbai



The Journey of ART – Trials and Tribulations

3.30 – 3.45 pm


Tea Break

3.45 – 4.30 pm


Tributes to Dr. Anand Kumar

  1. 1.   Dr. Sumit Mukherjee, PhD,

Dr. Subhas Mukherjee Memorial Reproductive Biology Research Centre, Kolkata

  1. 2.      Others, if any

Vote of Thanks by Dr. Rajvi Mehta



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