Second International Network Workshop on “Multi Drug Resistant Infections-
Approaches and Advancement” by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kochi, India
The Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kochi, organized the second international network workshop on
“Multi Drug Resistant Infections- Approaches and Advancement”, on 29 th September 2022 (Thursday) at
Amriteshwari Hall, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi. This workshop was organized as the part
of the activities of the project PREVENT IT (Risk Management and Prevention of Antibiotic Resistance)”
project co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Commission.
The workshop was inaugurated by Swami Purnamritanandapuri, General Secretary of Mata
Amritanandamyi Math. Principals of Amrita Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy and Allied Health
Sciences delivered the felicitation addresses during the inauguration. Experts speakers from India and
abroad from institutions such as Portuguese Catholic University, Lisbon, Chitkara University of Health
Sciences, Chandigarh, The KIIT School of Public Health, Odisha, Manipal Academy of Higher Education
(MAHE), Symbiosis Deemed to be University, Pune and RIPE, Tirupathy attended the workshop and
handled the sessions. Dr Uma Vasudevan, Associate Researcher, PreventIt Project- AVVP welcomed the
dignitaries and guests and introduced the guest speakers. The participants of the workshop were
undergraduate and postgraduate students and research scholars from different schools of Amrita
Vishwa Vidyapeetham such as school of medicine, school of dentistry, school of pharmacy, school of
allied health sciences and from disciplines such as microbiology, public health, community medicine,
allied health sciences, PharmD, Laboratory technology etc.
The technical sessions of the workshop had 6 presentations; namely ‘A sneak peek at the current
scenario of AMR (Basics, causes, spread and burden of AMR)’ by Dr Sudhir Kumar Satpathy (KIIT,
Odisha), ‘Antimicrobial Resistance: A Threat to Global Health Security’ by Dr Rakshitha and Dr Navya
Vyas (PSPH, MAHE), ‘Diagnosis of MDR infections: current status and challenges’ by Dr Kiranjet Kaur
(Chitkara, Punjab), ‘Molecular methods and future diagnosis of ABR’ by Dr Kanishka Hrishi Das (Chitkara,
Punjab), ‘Overview of Laboratory Setup with special emphasis on diagnosis of TB (Ms Poonam Kanojia,
Symbiosis)’, Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs and Infection Prevention and Control: from theory to
practice in the management of MDR infections (Dr Carlso Palos, IHS, Lisbon). The last session of the
workshop was an interactive session on the ‘Role of medical graduates in the control of ABR’. Mr Muni
Mohan and Mrs Kalavathy Narakala from RIPE, Tirupathy led the session and interacted with students.
Dr Sangita Sudhir, Scientist, ICMR- Pfizer Project gave the concluding remarks of the workshop and
delivered the vote of thanks.
To access the agenda of the activity, please click here!