Day 1

DAY 1 - 16 Feb 2024

16 Feb 9:00 AM-10:00AM
REGISTRATION (Stein Auditorium)
10:00 AM-11:15 AM
Inaugural Session (Stein Auditorium)
11.15 AM – 11.30 AM
Tea Break and Nukkad Natak on Tobacco Free Community
11.30 AM – 1.00 PM
Key Oration Sessions (Stein Auditorium)


Professor K. Srinath Reddy, Honorary Distinguished Professor and Goodwill Ambassador of Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) for Public Health Partnerships


Dr. Satish Kumar- IIHMR Delhi


Global Tobacco Control Scenario

Dr. Jagdish Kaur, Regional Advisor- Tobacco Free Initiatives, WHO- SEARO

National Tobacco Control Programme: Tobacco Control and SDGs and Vision 2030

Dr. L. Swasticharan, Additional Dy. Director, General and Director (EMR),  

Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Structures, Policies and Resources Crucial for Sustainable Tobacco Control 

Dr. Rana J. Singh, Director- India, Vital Strategies

1.00 PM – 2.00 PM
Lunch Break
2.00 PM – 3.30 PM
Best Practices in Tobacco Control: Learnings from States (Stein Auditorium)

Chair : 

Dr. A.K Agarwal, IIHMR Delhi


Dr. Ambika Narain, Consultant, WHO


Dr. Rajani. P, Deputy Director ( Mental Health and NPCP), Karnataka

Mr. Narendra Singh, Additional State Program Officer, Rajasthan

Dr. Girija Sankar Mishra, State Tobacco Consultant, Odisha

Dr. Lana E. Lyngdoh Nongbri, State Nodal Officer, Meghalaya

Dr. Gopal Chauhan, State Nodal Officer, Himachal Pradesh

Open Papers: Oral Presentations (Gulmohar)


Dr. Preetha G S, IIHMR Delhi


Dr. Ekta Saroha, IIHMR Delhi


Stakeholder Analysis and Perception Regarding Tobacco Waste Disposal in India: A Qualitative Study

Dr. Romshi Raina, National Resource Centre for Oral Health and Tobacco Cessation, Maulana Azad institute of Dental Sciences, New Delhi

Awareness and Perceptions Towards Tobacco and its Environmental Impact among Indian Dental Professionals

Dr. Charu Khurana, Associate Professor, Department of Public Health Dentistry, SGT Dental College, Gurugram

Factors Affecting Gender Disparity in Tobacco Cessation in India: Evidence from Large Scale Sampled Survey

Dr. Tarun Chauhan, Dr. Yamini Panwar - PGDM Student- IIHMR Delhi

Emerging Avenues in Dentistry Towards Creating a Tobacco Free Society

Ms. Ishika Mittal, BDS Student, Teerthankar Mahveer University Moradabad

A Study to Assess the KAP for Tobacco Consumption Among School Going Children in Dwarka Delhi

Ms. Simran Dutta, Shrutika Shukla – PGDM Students, IIHMR Delhi

3.30 PM – 5.30 PM
Voices from the Field (Stein Auditorium)


Dr Rakesh Gupta, President, Strategic Institute for Public Health Education and Research


Ms. Tshering Bhutia, Chief Innovation Officer and SVP - Preventive Health Salaam Bombay


Deciphering Epidemic of Epic Proportion

Dr. Upendra Bhojani, Faculty, Institute of Public Health, Bengaluru

Flight Against Tobacco Torment: Pravara’s Perspective

Dr. Ravi Manerikar, Professor and Principal ,Rural Dental College Loni Maharashtra Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences

Comprehensive Tobacco Control Program Govt Dental College Nagpur

Tobacco use and adolescent health in Mumbai slums

Narayan Lad- AGM, Salaam Mumbai Foundation

 Environment and Tobacco Control (Gulmohar)


Dr. Sanghamitra Pati, Director Regional, Medical Research Center, Bhubaneswar


State Nodal Officer, Delhi

Dr Ratika Samtani, IIHMR Delhi


Second and Third Hand Smoke- How is it Impacting Health Dr. Ravi Malhotra, CHIP Foundation

Forest Fires, Climate Change and Tendu Patta Dr. Shivam Kapoor,Technical Advisor, Vital Strategies

Unraveling the Environmental Burden of Bidi Smoking in India Dr. Yogesh Jain, Ph. D Scholar, AIIMS Jodhpur

Health Hazards among Women Beedi Rollers in Bihar.

Dr. Pyare Lal, Director, Bihar Institute of Economic Studies, Patna

5.30 PM – 6.30 PM
Tea Break
6.30 PM – 7.30 PM
Cultural Event at Jacaranda
7.30 PM –onwards
Dinner Networking