AMWI 16th Board Of Trustee

National Conference of AMWI 2017

Health and Nutrition after 45 years

Association of Medical Women in India (Mumbai Branch) announces National Conference of AMWI 2017 on Health and Nutrition after 45 year.

It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to the “National Conference” of AMWI to be held in Mumbai on 16th December to 17th December 2017. We the Mumbai branch office bearers and trustees are extremely happy to host this conference.

The theme of this congress is "Health & Nutrition after 45years".

The two days scientific programme will certainly be one of its kinds with unforgettable memories and imprints for the participating delegates. It is an ideal forum for doctors from different specialities from all over India to meet and deliberate on important health issues. The organizing committee and scientific committee have taken great efforts in formulating the scientific programme and inviting International and National faculty for this scientific extravaganza. The scientific deliberation by these experts will enrich and update our knowledge. It will give a new dimension to the services that we offer, a step forward towards health care for humanity. It will help participating delegates to practice with wide vision and confidence.

We thank the senior past and present office bearers and our faculty for their august presence and sharing their expertise and knowledge with all of us.

Mumbai with its multilingual, cosmopolitan fabric welcomes one and all to enjoy this unique experience. We will try our level best to make your stay very pleasant and comfortable.

On behalf of the organizing committee we invite you all to participate in this National Congress, take active part in academic deliberation and also enjoy the warmth of fellowship.


Timings Dr. Dinoo Dalal Hall Dr. Jayashree Jhaveri Hall
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Free Papers
Free Papers
Dr. Manzer Sahibole
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Bones and Us (TTK Pharma)

Dr. Rutuja Mehta
Dr. Madhuri Patel

Dr. Binoti Sheth - Osteoporosis
Dr. V R Walvekar - Role of Vitamin D
Dr. Hema Datar - Living With Arthritis After 50

Dr. Laxmi Vaz - Pain Relief

Violence against women along with FOGSI committee

Dr. Duru Shah
Dr. Bharati Abhyankar

Dr. Mandakini Megh
Dr. Reena Wani

Dr. Mangala Gomare
11:00 AM – 11:15 AM COFFEE BREAK
11:15 AM – 12:00 NOON

AMWI Mumbai Branch Dr. Usha Saraiya Presidential Oration
Speaker : Dr. Bettina Pfleiderer, President MWIA
Topic: Medical Women - Ambassadors of change
Chairpersons: Dr. Vandana Walvekar, Dr. Yamini Alsi & Dr. Jyoti Taskar

Special Invitee: Dr. Usha Saraiya
12:00 NOON – 1:00 PM

Anchors: Dr. Priya Vora & Dr. Nidhi Gandhi
Invitees: Dr. Snehalata Deshmukh & Dr. Vatsala Trivedi
Welcome by Dr. Bakhtawar Vajifdar
AMWI Mumbai Branch President Address
Organising Chairperson Address
Introduction of the Chief Guest – Dr. Bettina Pfleiderer
Introduction of Guest of Honour
Golden Jubilee Award
Woman Achievers: Dr. Minnie Bodhanawalla & Dr. Armeida Fernandez
Lighting of the lamp
Address by  Chief Guest

Vote of thanks
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM LUNCH
2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

Dr. Jhirad Oration
Speaker : Dr. Gita Ganguly Mukherjee
Topic: to be announced

Chairpersons : Dr. Usha Saraiya, Dr. Mandakini Megh, Dr. Sumana Sur
2:45 PM – 3:30 PM

Dr. Homai Colabawalla Oration
Speaker : Dr.  Padmini Murthy
Topic: Role of  Women Doctors and NGOs  in Promoting UN’sSDG 3.

Chairpersons: Dr. Bakhtawar Vajifdar, Dr. Dipti Dongaonkar, Dr. Sadhana Tayade
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Guest Lectures
Chairpersons: Dr. Reshma Rao & Dr. Shobha Potode
Speaker: Dr. Rajam Iyer
Topic: Palliative Care - need of the hour
Speaker : Dr. Rajashree Katke

Topic: Ovarian tumours in young patients
4:00 PM – 4.45 PM

Panel Discussion in association with Mumbai Menopause Society
Topic: Fit at Fifty
Moderator : Dr. Purnima Satoskar & Dr. Nita Dalal

Panellists: Dr. Suvarna Khadilkar, Dr. Sujata Dalvi (Gynecologist), Dr. Anjali Chhabria     (Psychiatrist), Dr. Shruti Tandon Pardasani (Physician), Dr. Reena Javkar (Physiotherapist) & Dr. Shilpa Joshi (Dietician)
4.45 PM – 5:00 PM High Tea
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Council Meeting
7:30 PM onwards Banquet



Timings Dr. Dinoo Dalal Hall Dr. Jayashree Jhaveri Hall
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Chairpersons : Dr. Pushpa Thorat & Dr. Nishita Parekh

Dr. Prachi Mahajan – AMWI Golden Jubilee Awardee
Dr. Beena Joshi – AMWI Golden Jubilee Awardee
Dr. Reshma Palep – Newer Trends in Breast cancer management
Lifecell – Role of Cord Blood Banking

Free Papers

Dr. Kinjal Shah

Judges: 2
10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

Dr. Nirmala Mokadam Oration Nagpur Branch
Speaker : Dr. Vibhavari Dani
Topic: Severe Malnutrition in Children

Chairpersons: Dr. Manorama Purwar, Dr. Nalini Kurve & Dr. Geetha Balsarkar
10:45 AM – 11:00 AM COFFEE BREAK
11:00 AM – 12:00 NOON

Dr. Marie  Catchatoor Memorial Oration
Speaker : Dr. Rishma Pai, President FOGSI
Topic: Journey of Assisted Reproductive Techniques

Chairpersons: Dr. Bulbul Roy Chowdhary, Dr. Pervin Meherji & Dr. Sarita Bhalerao
12:00 NOON – 1:00 PM

Fertility Options (Merck)

Dr. Suchitra Pandit
Dr. Bharati Morey

Dr. Rajan Vaidya – Options after 35
Dr. Jatin Shah – Should we stop doing fresh ET                  
Dr. Nandita Palshetkar – Egg Banking need of the hours.

Dr. Jay Mehta – Oncofertility, Recent Advances

Breast session (Sanofi)

Dr. Ameeta Maheshwari
Dr. Mrudul Chande

Dr. Ashima Acharya - Screening & early detection of Breast Cancer
Dr. Vijaya Babre - Benign Breast Diseases

Dr. Maya Lulla – Evalution of Cervical Cancer Screening – Our Experience
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM LUNCH
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Guest Lectures
Chairperson: Dr. Ashwini Bhalerao, Dr. Arnavaz Havewalla, Dr. Pushpa Thorat

1. Speaker: Dr. Jyotsna Kirtane (Dr. Vijaya Bhalerao Guest lecture)
Topic: Inter Sex
2. Speaker: Dr. Pradnya Bendre (Mankind Pharma and Smile Foundation)
Topic: Cleft lip and Palate - Prevention is better than Cure
3. Speaker: Dr. Vanita Raut
Topic: to be announced

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Interesting cases
Chairpersons :
Dr. Lalita Savardekar
Dr. Vaishali Kubde

Judges: 2

Invited Lectures
Dr. Sharad Rao
Dr. Archana Jain

Dr. Radhika Joshi – Awareness of cervical cancer
Dr. Jayashree Patil – Qualitative antenatal care
Dr. Rekha Bhatkhande – Navigating FODMAP

Dr. Sandhya Saharan – Yoga
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Valedictory Session
Chairperson: Dr. Manorama Purwar & Dr. Kamal Hazari

4:00 PM – 4.45 PM

Panel Discussion in association with Mumbai Menopause Society
Topic: Fit at Fifty
Moderator : Dr. Purnima Satoskar & Dr. Nita Dalal

Panellists: Dr. Suvarna Khadilkar, Dr. Sujata Dalvi (Gynecologist), Dr. Anjali Chhabria     (Psychiatrist), Dr. Shruti Tandon Pardasani (Physician), Dr. Reena Javkar (Physiotherapist) & Dr. Shilpa Joshi (Dietician)


Tentative Programme

  • Orations
  • Guest Lectures
  • Poster & Paper Presentation with several prizes for best papers
  • Panel Discussions
  • International Guest Faculty
  • Fellowship & Social Programme

Registration Fees

Category Conference
AMWI / MWIA Member Rs. 4,000/-
Postgraduate Students Rs. 3,000/-
Accompanying Person Rs. 4,000/-
Non Members Rs. 4,000/-
Foreign Delegates US$ 100
Spot Registration  (Subject to availability) : Rs 4500/-


Mode of payment: Demand Draft/Cheque. Payable at Mumbai in favour of "AMWI Conference 2017".

Yours Sincerely,
Dr. Sarita Bhalerao, Dr. Geetha Balsarkar, Dr. Bakhtawar Vajifdar
Dr. Purnima Satoskar, Dr. Kamal Hazari, Dr. Pervin Meherji,D and Dr Sudeshna Ray
(14th Board of Trustees of AMWI Mumbai Branch)


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