Presentations and Participation


Workshop in research synthesis methods and indigenising knowledge, UCL, London, 2020
Cochrane India Network meeting, New Delhi, 2020
National Symposium on Evidence Synthesis for Medicine, Public Health & Social Development, New Delhi, 2019.
Global Evidence and Implementation Summit (GEIS) Australia, 2018
Global Public Health Conference, Sri Lanka, 2018
Workshop on developing a protocol for a systematic review by Cochrane South Asia, Christian Medical College, Vellore, 2018
East Asia Biennial Conference of International Biometric Society, Puducherry, 2018
ACIES Conclave at Indian Institute of Public Health, Gandhinagar, 2018
61st Annual National Conference of Indian Public Health Association (IPHA) & First State Conference of IPHA Rajasthan Branch (IPHACON 2017) on 24th- 26th February 2017.
Workshop on Secondary Research and Meta- Analysis, 5th January, 2017
International South Asian Evidence Summit, 5th-7thJanuary, 2017, Public Health Evidence South Asia
International seminar on “Gendering Qualitative Methods: People, Power and Place” Organized by Public Health Evidence South Asia, 12th and 13th December, 2016
Winter School on Qualitative Methods for Research in Asia, Organized By Public Health Evidence South Asia, 5th December, 2016
Presentation at International Nursing Conference, Manipal Academy of higher Education: January 24 - 25, 2015
Presentation at Speech and Hearing Conference, Manipal Academy of higher Education, Manipal: January 3, 2015
Presentation at AIIMS, New Delhi: November 24, 2014
At ISMS Conference, Jammu University,Jammu: November 1 - 3, 2014
At IBS conference, Italy: July 6 - 11, 2014
At 21st Cochrane Colloquium, Quebec,Canada: September 19-23, 2013
Presentation at CMC Vellore: October 26, 2013
Presentation at IIPHG: November 31, 2013

Presentation and Participation


IN THE YEAR 2019

National Symposium on Evidence Synthesis for Medicine, Public Health & Social Development, New Delhi, 2019.



Dr. Bhumika TV presented a paper of DFID-funded project completed by PHESA (A systematic review on how effective are Public works programmes in stimulating local economic transformation in low and middle income countries) at National Symposium on Evidence Synthesis for Medicine, Public Health & Social Development, New Delhi, from 11th-12th April, 2019.

IN THE YEAR 2018

Global Evidence and Implementation Summit (GEIS) Australia, 2018




Dr. Eti Rajwar attended the Global Evidence and Implementation Summit (GEIS) held at Melbourne, Australia, from 22th to 24th October, 2018. She represented PHESA at the summit, and presented a review paper titled ‘Effect of food fortification and supplementation on nutritional status of women: an evidence summary’, during the poster presentation session. Eminent keynote speakers from different areas of work viz. health, education, environment, crime and justice, and social care; spoke about evidence synthesis and using this evidence for better policy, programs and practice. Participants from around thirty countries across the globe participated in the summit.



Global Public Health Conference, Sri Lanka, 2018



Dr. Prachi Pundir attended the annual Global Public Health Conference held at Negombo, Sri Lanka, from 13th to 15th June, 2018. She presented a paper on ‘Body Mass index and its factors among women of reproductive age in mountainous region of India’. The international conference had representation from 11 countries across the globe and included study tour to understand the health system of Sri Lanka.



Workshop on developing a protocol for a systematic review by Cochrane South Asia, Christian Medical College, Vellore, 2018



Dr. Divya Sussana Patil attended a workshop on ‘Developing a protocol for a systematic review by Cochrane South Asia’, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India; from 16th- 20th April, 2018.



East Asia Biennial Conference of International Biometric Society, Puducherry, 2018



East Asia Biennial Conference of International Biometric Society was held on February 16-17, 2018 at JIMPER, Puducherry. Dr. Bhumika T.V., Dr. Prachi Pundir, Dr. Shruti Murthy, Ms. Ann Mary Sebastian and Ms. Zinnia Sharma attended and presented at the conference. PHESA team members presented the ongoing projects at the conference.



ACIES Conclave at Indian Institute of Public Health, Gandhinagar, 2018



ACIES 2018 was organized by Indian Institute of Public Health, Gandhinagar, from 18th to 20th January 2018. Dr. Bhumika T.V., Dr. Eti Rajwar and Dr. Prachi Pundir represented PHESA at the conclave. PHESA was one of the nine collaborating partners in the conference. Dr. Bhumika T.V. was felicitated for her participation in the ‘Job Fair’ for public health students of various participating universities. Dr. Prachi Pundir received the best oral presentation award.


IN THE YEAR 2017


  • Shradha Parsekar Presented two research papers on the topic, “What interventions work in rehabilitation of disabilities caused due to stroke? An evidence summary of systematic reviews” and “What behaviour change communication (BCC) interventions work in improving uptake of antenatal care services in Low and Middle Income Countries? An evidence summary of systematic reviews” during the 61stAnnual National Conference of Indian Public Health Association (IPHA) & First State Conference of IPHA Rajasthan Branch (IPHACON 2017) organised by Department of Community Medicine and Family Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Jodhpur in collaboration with IPHA Rajasthan Branch held on 24th- 26th February 2017 at AIIMS, Jodhpur.
  • Poster presentation by Ms. Sherize Merlin Sequeira on “Effective rehabilitation strategies for the disabilities caused due to breast cancer or its treatment: An evidence summary of systematic reviews” at Breast Cancer Evidence Update, organised by Centre for Community Oncology and School of Life Sciences, Manipal Academy of higher Education, Manipal in collaboration with Markey Cancer Centre, University of Kentucky, held on 23rd February 2017 at Manipal Academy of higher Education, Manipal.
  • Paper presentation on the title “Effective interventions for the disabilities caused due to breast cancer or its treatment: An overview of systematic reviews” by Shradha Parsekar at the international conference on Impact of Global Issues on Women and Children held by the Manipal college of Nursing Sciences, Manipal Academy of higher Education, Manipal on January 9th -12th , 2017.
  • Bhumika T. V. Presented a paper on “Gender Responsive Policing” initiatives designed to enhance confidence, satisfaction in policing services and reduce risk of violence against women in low and middle income countries- preliminary findings from a systematic review at the International Conference on Impact of Global Issues on Women and Children organized by Manipal Academy of higher Education (MCON), Manipal, held on January 9-12, 2017.
  • Shradha Parsekar Presented two research papers titled, “Effective Rehabilitation Strategies for the disabilities caused due to NCDs (breast cancer & stroke) or its treatment: An evidence summary of systematic reviews” and “Informal caregivers of women diagnosed with breast cancer in Indian context: A concept of caregiver and care-giving” during the “South Asian Evidence Summit-SES 2017, Public Health and Development in South Asia” organized by Public Health Evidence South Asia (PHESA), Manipal Academy of higher Education, Manipal during 5-7th January 2017.
  • A Scientific paper presentation on "Costs of management of neonatal sepsis in South Asia: a systematic review" by Dr. Shruti Murthy was presented at the International South Asian Evidence Summit, organized by PHESA, held at Manipal Academy of higher Education, Manipal from 5th-7thJanuary 2017.
  • A Scientific paper presentation on "Fortification of staple foods with vitamin A for preventing vitamin A deficiency" by Dr. Bhumika was presented at the International South Asian Evidence Summit, organized by PHESA, held at Manipal Academy of higher Education, Manipal from 5th-7thJanuary 2017.
  • A Scientific paper presentation on "Deriving single pooled summary measure from varied study designs in systematic reviews of public health interventions: A Bayesian approach" by Melissa Lewis was presented at the International South Asian Evidence Summit, organized by PHESA, held at Manipal Academy of higher Education, Manipal from 5th-7thJanuary 2017.
  • A Scientific paper presentation on "An approach to adjust complexity in public health interventions" by Dr. Ravi Shankar was presented at the International South Asian Evidence Summit, organized by PHESA, held at Manipal Academy of higher Education, Manipal from 5th-7thJanuary 2017.
  • A Scientific paper presentation on "Comparison of Multiple Imputation with Ordinary Kriging for Missingness in Spatial Data" by Amitha.P was presented at the International South Asian Evidence Summit, organized by PHESA, held at Manipal Academy of higher Education, Manipal from 5th-7thJanuary 2017.
  • A Scientific paper presentation on "Determining factors and barriers to case management of neonatal pneumonia: a pan-India qualitative study of stakeholder perceptions" by Dr. Myron Godinho was presented at the International South Asian Evidence Summit, organized by PHESA, held at Manipal Academy of higher Education, Manipal from 5th-7thJanuary 2017.
  • A Scientific paper presentation on "Treatment options and Barriers to Case Management of Neonatal Pneumonia in India: A Systematic Review" by Theophilus L. was presented at the International South Asian Evidence Summit, organized by PHESA, held at Manipal Academy of higher Education, Manipal from 5th-7thJanuary 2017.
  • A Scientific paper presentation on "Risk factors for neonatal pneumonia in India: a systematic review and planned meta-analysis" by Dr. Shruthi Murthy was presented at the International South Asian Evidence Summit, organized by PHESA, held at Manipal Academy of higher Education, Manipal from 5th-7thJanuary 2017.
  • A poster Presentation on "Text-mining techniques for systematic reviews of neonatal health literature: a methods case-study" by Dr. Myron Godinho was presented at the International South Asian Evidence Summit, organized by PHESA, held at Manipal Academy of higher Education, Manipal from 5th-7thJanuary 2017.
  • A poster presentation on "Mapping neonatal mortality in India: a closer look" by Theophilus Lakiang was presented at the International South Asian Evidence Summit, organized by PHESA, held at Manipal Academy of higher Education, Manipal from 5th-7thJanuary 2017.
  • Introduction to Systematic Reviews and Steps in conducting a systematic review was taken by Prof. Sreekumaran Nair at the international workshop organized by PHESA, Manipal Academy of higher Education on January 5th2017 at the South Asian Evidence Summit.
  • Sreekumaran Nair and Dr. Shradha Parsekar participated in the workshop on Health literacy and health promotion on February 18th,2017 at the MCPD hall

IN THE YEAR 2016


  • Poster presentation by Shradha Parsekar on “Rehabilitation strategies for the disabilities caused due to breast cancer or its treatment: An overview of Systematic Review” in “Conference of Statisticians and Programmers In Clinical Research (ConSPIC2016)” organised by Indian Association for Statistics in Clinical Trials (IASCT) at Hyderabad, held from 22-24 September, 2016.
  • Presented papers by Sreekumaran Nair Shradha Parsekarand Ms. Melissa Glenda Lewis at the conference of statistics and programming in clinical research, held at Hyderabad in the month of September, 2016.

IN THE YEAR 2015


  • An invited talk by Dr. N. Sreekumaran Nair on "Epidemiology Meta-analysis and Systematic Reviews in communication disorders during the All India Speech and Hearing Association Conference held on January 3, 2015, Manipal Academy of higher Education, Manipal.
  • A talk by Dr. N. Sreekumaran Nair on "Evidence based practice in low and middle income countries: challenges and opportunities" during International Nursing Conference, January 24, 2015, Manipal Academy of higher Education, Manipal.
  • Ravishankar. N participated as a resource person in the workshop entitled "Systematic Re­views in Research" held during 4th and 5th May, 2015 at KLEU Institute of Nursing Sciences, Belgaum.

IN THE YEAR 2014


  • Poster on “Measuring and Adjusting Complexity in Public Health Intervention Systematic Reviews”presented by N. Sreekumaran Nair during IBS (International Biometric society) conference, Italy, July 6-11, 2014.
  • Presentation on “Bayesian methods in public health systematic reviews” by N. Sreekumaran Nair, during Methods symposium, 22nd Cochrane Colloquium, September 21-25, 2014, Hyderabad.
  • Posters on “A tool to measure complexity in public health intervention” , “Complexity in public health interventions stakeholders’ perspective: a qualitative analysis”, “Interventions for the control of childhood obesity in the South Asian region: a systematic review” and “Magnitude of childhood obesity in India: A systematic review of available evidence” were presented by Ravishankar, Ms. Melissa Lewis, Dr. Judith Norohna and Dr. N. Sreekumaran Nair respectively at22nd Cochrane Colloquium 21-25 September 2014, Hyderabad.
  • N. Sreekumaran Nair delivered a brief talk on Systematic reviews during Preventive Cardiologists meet at Agra, September 26, 2014.
  • Poster presentation on “Food fortification and its impact on Nutritional Status: An Overview of Reviews” by Bhumika T. V. at International workshop on micronutrients and child health, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi.
  • Papers “Measuring and adjusting complexity in systematic Reviews of Public Health Interventions ”and “Applications of Bayesian Meta-analysis in Public Health Systematic Reviews” presented by Ravishankar and Ms. Melissa Lewis at 32nd annual National Conference of Indian Society for Medical Statistics, Organized by Department of Statistics, University of Jammu, Jammu, from November 1-3, 2014.
  • Research paper entitled “Development of a methodology to measure and adjust for complexities of Population, Intervention, Context and Outcome of Public Health Intervention Studies” presented by Dr. Ravishankar during “International Conference on Stochastic Modeling and Workshop on Meta-analysis” held in St. Thomas College, Pala, Kottayam, Kerala from January 3-5, 2014.
  • N. Sreekumaran Nair participated as a faculty in the 12th MDRF-UAB-FIU International Seminar on “Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases” held from January 31 to February 2, 2014 at Madras Diabetes Research Foundation (MDRF), Chennai.
  • Paper entitled “Systematic Reviews in Public Health Evidence Building” presented by N. Sreekumaran Nair in the National Seminar on Emerging Issues in Population and Public Health in India at the Department of Demography, University of Kerala, from March 6-8, 2014.
  • Brief talk by N. Sreekumaran Nair on Systematic Reviews at Indian Institute of Public Health, Hyderabad.
  • Brief talk by N. Sreekumaran Nair on Systematic Review at Research forum, Manipal Academy of higher Education.
  • Training session on Systematic Reviews by Ms. Melissa Glenda Lewis at the Summer school organized by Students' Research forum, Manipal Academy of higher Education from July 23-29, 2014.
  • Training session on Meta-analysis by Mr. Ravishankar at the Summer School organized by Students' Research forum, Manipal Academy of higher Education from July 23-29, 2014.
  • Workshop on "Evidence Informed Dentistry" at A.J. Institute of Dental Sciences, Mangalore in association with International association for Dental Research, India division.

IN THE YEAR 2013


  • Research paper on "Development of a tool to measure the Complexities in Population, Intervention, Context and Outcome of Public Health Interventions" presented by Mr. Ravishankar at "31st Annual Conference of Indian Society for Medical Statistics (ISMSCON)" held on October 24-26, 2013 in Christian Medical College, Vellore.
  • Poster on "What is complexity? - Different stakeholders' perspective: A qualitative study" presented by Mr. Ravishankar at "International Conference on Inequity in maternal and child health: situations and solutions" held at IIPH Gandhinagar from 30th November to 1st December 2013.
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