Day 3

DAY 3 - 18 Feb 2024

18 Feb
9:30 AM-10:30AM
Capacity Building and Technical Assistance for Implementing WHO FCTC mandates including Article 9 & 10 (Gulmohar)

Session Chair

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


Dr. Satish Tiwari, IIHMR Delhi


Dr. Shalini Singh, Director, ICMR-NICPR

Sh. C. Hariharan, Director , NTTL- CDTL Mumbai

Dr. Prasenjit Saha, Senior Scientific Officer, NTTL Guwahat

Tobacco Burden among Tribal and Indigenous Communities (Silver Oak)

Session Chair

Dr. A. K. Agarwal, IIHMR Delhi


State Nodal Officer- Jharkhand

Dr. Atreyi Ganguli, National Professional Officer- WHO Country officer for India


Burden of Tobacco Use Among Tribal and Indigenous Communities of India

Dr. Santanu Nath, Associate Professor (Psychiatry)-AIIMS Deoghar

Tobacco Burden, Legal Awareness and Perceived Control Measures among Healthcare Students,

Professional and Staff of Bihar and Jharkhand

Dr. Bijit Biswas, Assistant Professor, Community and Family Medicine AIIMS Deoghar

Leveraging Medical Colleges for Tobacco Control among Tribal and Indigenous communities

Prof (Dr.) Saurabh Varshney, Executive Director and CEO, AIIMS, Deoghar

Barriers and Facilitators of Tobacco Control among Tribal and Indigenous communities of Jharkhand

Dr. Santanu Nath, Associate Professor (Psychiatry)-AIIMS Deoghar

Open Papers: Oral Presentations, Governance Strategies for Tobacco Harm Reduction-II (Jacaranda)

Session Chair

Dr. Himanshu Gupte, Vice President – Health, Narotam Sekhsaria Foundation, Mumbai


State Nodal Officer- Assam

Dr. Sukesh Bhardwaj, IIHMR Delhi


Global Strategy in Implementing WHO FCTC Article 9 and 10: Smokeless Tobacco Products

Ms. Sanchita Roy Pradhan, Scientist B, ICMR-NICPR

Integration of Tobacco Related topics in State curriculum: A Study of Maharashtra

Dr. Manasi Bawdekar, VP-Research and MandE, Salaam Mumbai Foundation

Adult Attitude Towards Tobacco Control Legislation in an Urbanized Village in Delhi

Dr. Yukti Bhandari, Senior Resident, PGIMER- Chandigarh

Assessment of Point-of-Sale Tobacco Advertisement, Promotion and Sponsorship Strategies in Karnataka – 10 years of COTPA Implementation of Article 13 of WHO- FCTC

Mr, Jael Thomas, Divisional Coordinator- Vital Strategies

Trends and Global Progress in the Implementation of Tobacco Packaging and Labelling Policies: A Comprehensive Approach to Public Health

Ms. Sagarika Rout, Scientist B, ICMR-NICPR

Advocacy and strengthening public awareness on tobacco control issues, adopting all accessible communications: WHO FCTC Article 12

Chandresh Pragya Verma, Medical Social Worke, ICMR- NICPR

10:30 AM-11:30AM
Plenary Discussion: Implementation of Article 15 protocol to eliminate illicit Trade on tobacco products (Gulmohar)


Dr. A. K. Khokhar, IIHMR Delhi


Dr Preetha GS, IIHMR Delhi


Mr. Praveen Sinha, NPO, WHO- Country office

11:30 AM-1:00PM
Non-Communicable Disease and Tobacco Control (Gulmohar)


Dr. Yutaro Setoya, Team Lead, NCD, WHO- India


State Nodal Officer, Madhya Pradesh

Dr. Preetha G S, IIHMR Delhi


Burden of Pulmonary and Lung Disease Related to Tobacco

Dr Sai Praveen Haranath, Senior Pulmonologist and Intensivist, Apollo Hospitals, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad

Burden of Cardiovascular Diseases Related to Tobacco

Dr. (Prof.) Shekhar Kashyap, Interventional Cardiologist

Burden of Cancer Related to Tobacco

Dr. A .K. Tyagi, Director Surgical Oncology Yashodha Hospital

Burden of Mental Health and Tobacco

Dr. Prabhoo Dayal, Professor of Psychiatry, National Durg Dependence Treatement Center  (NDDTC) AIIMS

Tata Memorial Experiences in Tobacco Control (Silver Oak)

Session Chair

Dr Prakash Gupta, Director HEALIS


State Nodal Officer, Maharashtra

Dr. Altaf Yousuf Mir, IIHMR Delhi


Sharing Experiences of Large Workplace Tobacco Control and Cessation Programme

Dr. Gauravi Ashish Mishra, Professor and Physician, Tata Memorial Hospital

Compliances to Implementation of Tobacco Control Legislation of COTPA in Mumbai

Dr Sharmila Pimple, Professor, Tata Memorial Hospital,  

25 Years Experience with Tobacco Cessation Clinic in Mumbai

Mr. Parish Majumdar, Medical Social Worker, Tata Memorial Hospital

Establishing Rural Tobacco Cessation Clinic

Dr. Pratibha Patil, Project Manager, Tata Memorial Hospital

Community-based Programmes for Tobacco Control and Cessation

Dr Vasundhra Kulkarni, Scientific Officer, Tata Memorial Hospital

Economics of Tobacco Production and Control in India (Jacaranda)


Dr. Kajal Singh, Director in Department of Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade


State Nodal Officer- Punjab

Dr. Sumesh Kumar, IIHMR Delhi


Cost of Disease Burden and Premature Mortality Attributed to Tobacco

Dr. Sarit Kumar Rout, Additional Professor, IIPH Bhubaneshwar

Tobacco Taxation/ GST and Pricing

Mr. Rijo M John, Consultant Kerala

Cost of Workforce Involved in Tobacco Production and Alternative Livelihoods

Dr. Nayantara Naik, CMDR

Critical Appraisal of the Tobacco Taxation: Global Perspective

Dr. Varsha Pandey, Research Scientist B, ICMR-NICPR

Unmasking the Tobacco Market: Assessing Sales of Regulated and Unregulated Tobacco Products in Central India

Dr. Noopur Kokane, Assistant Professor, Dept of Public Health Dentistry, Government Dental College and Hospital Nagpur

1.00 PM – 2.00 PM
Lunch Break
2.00 PM – 3.30 PM
Panel Discussion: Strengthening Commitment to Tobacco Control Through Participation of Medical Institutions (Gulmohar)


Maj Gen (Prof) Atul Kotwal, Executive Director, NHSRC

Co - Chair

Dr. Sutapa B Neogi, Director, IIHMR Delhi


Integrating Tobacco Control within AIIMS Through The three Best AIIMS Performers: Brief Case

Studies from Rajasthan, PGIMER/ JIPMER, and RCTC (NAMS and AIIMS)

Dr. Rakesh Gupta, RCF, Jaipur

Dr. Sonu Goel, RCTC, PGIMER, Chandigarh

Director & Nodal - AIIMS

Panel Discussion- How do Leaders Perceive Integration of Tobacco Control in Medical and Dental Colleges

Dr. Prakash Gupta, Director HEALIS

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

Health Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Dr. Jugal Kishore, Director Professor & Head of Department, Community Medicine Vardhman

Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital*

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

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

3.30 PM – 4.00 PM
WHO FCTC: Lessons for India

Dr. L. Swasticharan, Additional Dy. Director, General and Director (EMR), Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

4.00 PM – 5.00 PM
Valedictory Ceremony followed by Hi-Tea