4th National Conference of Society for Indian Academy of Medical Genetics (SIAMG) INDO-US Symposium on “Human Genetic Disorders of Prenatal and Postnatal Growth” 8th -10th December 2017


4th National Conference of Society for Indian Academy of Medical Genetics (SIAMG)

INDO-US Symposium on

Human Genetic Disorders of Prenatal and Postnatal Growth”

8th -10th December 2017

At Mascot Hotel, Thiruvananthapuram


Organised by

Department of Paediatrics, Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram

Child Development Centre, Thiruvananthapuram

Indian Academy of Paediatrics, Kerala

Supported by

Indo-US Science & Technology Forum (IUSSTF)









Dear Delegate

Greetings from Organising team of 4th SIAMG National Conference and Indo-US symposium on “Human Genetic Disorders of Prenatal and Postnatal Growth”.

On behalf of the organising team we are pleased to invite you to participate in the 4th SIAMG conference & Indo-US symposium to be held at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala on 8th to 10th December 2017. The focus of the conference will be on “Human Genetic Disorders of Prenatal and Postnatal Growth”.

The scientific committee is planning an academic programme that would have a mix of authoritative plenary lectures by stalwarts and clinical discussions on diagnosis and management of genetic disorders affecting growth. There will be two workshops on basic & advanced genetic investigations on preconference day [7th December, 2017].

The organising team is keen to see participation of SIAMG members, clinical geneticists, paediatricians, Molecular geneticists, scientists, Post graduate students, medical students, Research scholars and other professionals working in the field of human genetics.

We hope you will join us in Thiruvananthapuram to enjoy the academic feast and our hospitality. This is also a great opportunity to explore the scenic beauty of Kerala. The three day will be career enhancing opportunity for all the participants.

Please join us for this unique event and enjoy the academic feast

Looking forward to meet you in the conference


Dr Sankar V H Dr Santhosh Kumar A Dr Babu George

Organising Secretary Organising Chairperson Organising Co-chairperson

Dr Shubha Phadke Dr Ashwin Dalal Dr Girisha K M

President, SIAMG Secretary, SIAMG Scientific coordinator

Dr M N Venkiteswaran Dr Riaz I Dr P A Mohammed Kunju

President, IAP Kerala Secretary ,IAP, Kerala President-elect, IAP, Kerala



DAY 1 7th December (Thursday)


A practicing clinician and residents should be aware of various genetic investigations. One day workshop will elaborate the various investigations (Basic & advanced) by eminent national faculty. All sessions will be based on case scenarios.

WORKSHOP II: USCS genome browser and Human genome: Bioinformatics workshop

Bioinformatics tools and web resources have become an integral part of professional lives of human geneticists. The workshop aims to provide a hands-on experience on University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC) Genome Browser, a widely used database. The target audience is researchers working in the field of medical genetics, human genetics and clinical genetics. Participant should have basic knowledge of computers and internet browsing. The participants are expected to bring their own laptops. Access to Wi-Fi services will be provided. To optimize the hands-on training to the participants limited registrations are available and selection is purely on first come first served basis.

International Faculty: Robert Kuhn, Associate Director, UCSC Genome Browser Center for Biomolecular Science & Engineering, Baskin School of Engineering, CA, USA

DAY 4 10th December (Sunday)


  • Management of sick child with IEM

  • Dietary therapy of IEM

  • Enzyme replacement therapy

  • Growth hormone therapy

  • Orthopaedic management of short stature & skeletal dysplasia

  • Stem cell transplantation in genetic disorders

  • Management of Immunodeficency disorders

  • Genetic counselling & Prenatal diagnosis

  • Anticipatory management of genetic disorders


DAY 2 & 3 8th & 9th December 2017 (Friday & Saturday)

Indo US Symposium on “Human Genetic Disorders of Prenatal and Postnatal Growth”.

International Faculty

  • Dr Maximillian Muenke, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA

  • Dr Leslie G. Biesecker, Genetic Disease Research Branch, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA

  • Dr John Graham Jr, Cedars Sinai Medical Centre, LA, USA

  • Dr Paul Kruszka, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA

  • Dr James Bennett, M.D., Ph.D. University of Washington, Seattle, WA,USA

  • Dr Anne Slavotinek, M.D., Ph.D., University of California San Francisco, CA,USA

  • Dr Robert Kuhn, Genome Browser Co-PI, Training and Outreach, UCSC Genome Informatics Group, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA

Plenary sessions

  • Early errors in embryogenesis of the growth of the brain

  • Towards a quantitative, formal framework for determining variant pathogenicity

  • Nasal growth deficiencies

  • Early errors in embryogenesis of the growth of the heart

  • The impact on somatic mutations on birth defects

  • Evaluation of Short stature

Diagnostic Challenges in clinical practice

  • Syndromic short stature

  • Skeletal dysplasia

  • Obesity

  • Overgrowth syndrome


8th & 9Th December (Main conference attraction)

Dr SS Agarwal Oration

The SS Agarwal Oration has been instituted by the Society for Indian Academy of Medical Genetics in memory of Late Dr SS Agarwal who was one of the pioneers of Medical Genetics in India. The oration will be delivered by a renowned medical geneticist during the conference.

IC Verma Outstanding Scientist award

The Dr I C Verma Outstanding Scientist award is given annually to an individual whose professional achievements have enriched the development of Medical Genetics in India. Potential recipients should have demonstrated leadership and vision required to ensure that the field of medical genetics will flourish in the country. They also should have made significant scientific contributions as well as major contributions to awareness of medical genetics over preceding 5 (five years). Details of nominations for the award will be available on www.iamg.in

SS Agarwal Young Scientist award

The award is given annually to the author of best published paper in field of Medical Genetics wherein the paper should have been published between 1st July of previous year to 30th June of award year. The applicant will have to be first author on the paper, of age less than 40 years as on 30th June of award year and affiliated/work done in a institute within India. The awardee is selected based on review of the paper by 3 external referees based on originality of work and overall relevance of the work to Medical Genetics in India. Details of application for the award will be available on www.iamg.in

Submission of abstracts: We invite clinicians and researchers working in the field of genetics to present their observations in this international conference. The abstracts should not be more than 300 words . Only registered participants can submit the abstracts. The last date for submission of abstract is October 31, 2017.A scientific committee will review all the submitted abstracts and the best five papers will be given the chance for oral presentation. All other abstracts will be included in the poster presentation session. The interesting single case reports can also be sent for poster presentation. The confirmation of acceptance as paper/poster presentation and other details will be intimated to the first author by 15th of November 2017. All abstracts will be published in the proceedings of the conference.

Who Should Attend

Clinical Geneticists, Paediatricians, Other clinicians, Molecular geneticists, Scientists, Post graduate students , Research scholars, Undergraduate students, Other health professionals working in human genetics



Upto November 15th

After November 15th &Spot







SIAMG/IAP non member

Conference (8th 9th &10th)






INDO-US symposium only (8th&9th)












WORKSHOP 1 (7th )












# Students should apply with certificate from the HOD/Guide for the concession rate.

Registration fees to be paid by demand draft drawn in favour of “PAEDIATRIC ACADEMIC FORUM” By RTGS to the following account. The counterfoil of the RTGS slip copy should be sent to the conference secretariat by post or e mail

Pediatric Academic forum, Account No: 31620971057

Branch : SBI, CDC Complex, Medical College, Trivandrum, IFSC : SBIN0010707

Cancellation policy: Before 15th November: 20% will be charged as administrative charges and the rest will be refunded after the conference. No cancellation after 15th November 2017

For travel and accommodation. ---Contact: 2017siamg@gmail.com

Conference secretariat

Dr Sankar V H, Organisisng Seretary

Genetic lab, Child development Centre, Government Medical College Campus

Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, PIN- 695011

09349930828, email:sankarvh@gmail.com., 2017siamg@gmail.com


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