Music Acknowledgement - "Pandit Ranajit Sengupta"



Basic Uveitis Course for Postgraduates and General Ophthalmologists by USI
3rd November 2017
Pre - Conference Program
12.00 - 1.00 pm Lunch
Time Title Name
Session 1:
1.00 - 2.30 pm
Chairs: Dr. Amitava Biswas, Dr. Somdutt Prasad, Dr. Saurabh Sinha
  1.00 - 1.15 pm History Taking and Clinical Examination of an Uveitis Patient   Dr. Vishali Gupta
1.15 - 1.30 pm Anterior Uveitis Dr. Amitabh Kumar
1.30 - 1.45 pm Intermediate Uveitis Dr. Bala Murugan
1.45 - 2.00 pm Posterior Uveitis Dr. Francesco Pichi
2.00 - 2.15 pm Panuveitis Dr. Parthopratim Dutta Majumder
2.15 - 2.30 pm Ocular Lesion in AIDS Dr. Rajeev K. Reddy
2.30 - 3.00 pm Coffee Break
Session 2:
3.00 - 5.00 pm
Chairs: Dr. Rupak Kanti Biswas, Dr. Subhashis Nag, Dr. Ajoy Paul
3.00 - 3.15 pm Laboratory Tests in Uveitis Dr. Kalpana Babu Murthy
  3.15 - 3.30 pm Ancillary Tests in Uveitis (FFA, ICG, OCT, Ultrasound, UBM) Dr. Reema Bansal
3.30 - 3.45 pm Corticosteroid in Uveitis Dr. Dipankar Das
3.45 - 4.00 pm Immunosuppressive and Biologicals in Uveitis Dr. Ramandeep Singh
4.00 - 4.15 pm Scleritis Dr. Somasheila Murthy
4.15 - 4.30 pm Retinal Vasculitis Dr. Jyotirmay Biswas
4.30 - 4.45 pm Acquiring Leadership Qualities Dr. Virender S. Sangwan
4.45 - 5.15 pm Following Ethics in Practice Dr. Amod Gupta
  5.15 - 5.45 pm Interactive Quiz Dr. Jyotirmay Biswas, Dr. Parthopratim Dutta Majumder
6.15 pm Buses to start from ITC Sonar for the Cruise
6.30 pm Riviera Cruise from Police Jetty

4th November 2017
Conference - DAY 1
Time Title Name
Session 1:
Basics Update (8.00 - 9.15 am)
Moderators: Dr. Sunil Srivastav, Dr. Debashis Das
8.00 am Simplified Approach to Uveitis Patient Dr. Soon Phaik Chee
8.10 am Tailored Labs Dr. Debarshi Mustafi
8.20 am Molecular Diagnostics Update Dr. Manabu Mochizuki
8.30 am Imaging: When, What and Why Dr. Marc D. de Smet
8.40 am Local Therapy Dr. Sofia N. Androudi
8.50 am Systemic Therapy Dr. Justine Smith
9.00 - 9.15 am Discussion
Session 2:
Anterior Uveitis Roundtables (Case Based Format; 3 Minute Case + 7 Minutes Discussion)- (9.15 - 10.15 am)
Moderator: Dr. Somasheila Murthy, Dr. Ramandeep Singh
Panelists: Dr. Manabu Mochizuki, Dr. Soon Phaik Chee, Dr. Marc de Smet, Dr. Virender S. Sangwan, Dr. Debashis Das
9 15 am My Algorithm for Managing Anterior Uveitis Dr. Soon Phaik Chee
9.25 am Keratouveitis: Looks Like Viral? Dr. Amala George
9.35 am Is it Viral Anterior Uveitis? Dr. Shahana Mazumdar
9.45 am Pearls in Anterior Segment? What to Do? Dr. Bhagya Sudheer
9.55 am An unusual Hypopyon: Is it Masquerade? Dr. Samendra Karkhur
10.05 am Granulomas in AC: What are the Possibilities? Dr. Salil Mehta
10.15 - 10.45 am Coffee Break
Session 3:
Intraocular TB: New Information (10.45 am - 12.00 pm)
Chairs: Dr. Amod Gupta, Dr. Marc D. de Smet
10.45 am High Resolution CT Scan for TB Diagnosis Dr. Jyotirmay Biswas
10.55 am Latest Observations in IOTB Dr. Vishali Gupta
11.05 am Intravitreal Methotrexate for Paradoxical Worsening Dr. Marc D. de Smet
11.15 am Intravitreal Steroid Implant in IOTB Dr. Aniruddha Agarwal
11.25 am Collaborative Ocular TB Study Update Dr. Rupesh Agrawal
11.35 am TB Scleritis: What is New? Dr. Somasheila Murthy
11.45 - 12.00 pm Discussion
Session 4:
Intermediate & Posterior Uveitis Roundtables (Case Based Format; 3 Minute Case + 7 Minutes Discussion) (12.00 - 12.50pm)
Moderator: Dr. Soumavya Basu
Panelists: Dr. Justine Smith,
Dr. Jyotirmay Biswas, Dr. Sofia N. Androudi, Dr. Debarshi Mustafi, Dr. Vivek Patel
12.00 pm Ocular Syphilis: How Do I Diagnose? Dr. Mudit Tyagi
12.10 pm It was Fuchs but Got Mistaken as IU Dr. Mamta Agarwal
12.20 pm Vitreous Amyloidosis: How to Suspect? Dr. Rohan Chawla
12.30 pm A child with IU: A Real Challenge Dr. Kalpana Babu Murthy
12.40 pm ARN turned Toxo Dr. Ankush Kawali
12.50 - 1.00 pm Discussion
Session 5:
Oration including Felicitation (1.00 - 1.30 pm)
Topic : Serpiginous like Choroiditis: Present, Past and Future
Dr. Amod Gupta
1.30 - 2.15 pm Lunch
Session 6:
Free Papers - 1 (2.15 - 3.30pm)
Moderators: Dr. Debashis Das, Dr. Mamta Agarwal
Judges: Dr. Marc D. de Smet, Dr. Sofia N. Androudi, Dr. Justine Smith, Dr. Sunil Srivastav
2.15 pm Longitudinal analysis of Serum Cytokine Profile among Patients with Tubercular Multifocal Serpiginoid Choroiditis: A Pilot Study Dr. Aniruddha Agarwal
2.23 pm Role of Endobronchial Ultrasound-guided Transbronchial Needle Aspirate: EBUS-TBNA in the Diagnosis of Intraocular Inflammation Dr. Bhagya Sudheer
2.31 pm Role of Multi-colour Imaging (MCI) in Posterior Uveitis Dr. Priyanka Patkar
2.39 pm Collaborative Ocular Tuberculosis Study (COTS)- 1: Multinational Study of Clinical Features and Outcomes of 801 patients with Tubercular Uveitis treated with Anti-tubercular Therapy Dr. Aniruddha Agarwal
2.48 pm Atypical Mycobacterium in the Eye- Puzzling group of Bacterium with Varied Clinical Presentations Dr. Nitin Kumar
2.56 pm Biologics in Uveitis : An Experience at a Tertiary Eye Care Center in India Dr. Saurabh Mistry
3.04 pm Role of Newer Biologicals in the Management of Recalcitrant Non- infectious Uveitis in Tertiary Eye Care Centre Dr. Vedhanayaki Rajesh
3.12 pm Assessing the Inflammation Using Laser Flare Photometer, Following Intravitreal Dexamethasone Implant in Patients of Uveitis Undergoing Cataract Surgery - A Randomized Control Study Dr. Gaurav Gupta
Session 7:
Symposium: Molecular diagnostics: current status (3.30 - 4.20 pm)
Moderators:  Dr. Jyotirmay Biswas, Dr. Shishir Narain
3.20 pm Nucleic Acid Amplification Techniques - Pearls and Pitfalls Dr. Lalitha Prajna
3.30 pm Recent Updates in Molecular Methods for Ocular TB and Non - Tuberculosis Mycobacterium Infections Dr. Kusum Sharma
3.40 pm Application of PCR Techniques in Uveitis Dr. Jyotirmay Biswas
3.50 pm Molecular Pathology Dr. Dipankar Das
3.50 - 4.20 pm Discussion
4.20 - 4.45 pm Coffee Break
Session 8:
Symposium: Newer Emerging Infections (4.45 - 6.15pm)
Chairs: Dr. Kalpana Babu Murthy, Dr. Francesco Pichi
4.45 pm Newer/Emerging Infections in Asia Pacific Region and In Other Parts of the World - An Overview Dr. Soon Phaik Chee
4.55 pm Challenges in Diagnosing a New Ocular Infection Dr. Sunil Srivastav
5.05 pm Next Gen Sequencing - Importance & How are We Placed in India Dr. Chitra Pattabiraman
5.15 pm Neuroretinitis: Are There Newer Etiologies? Dr. Vivek Patel
5.25 pm Syphilis: Is it Re - emerging Dr. Francesco Pichi
5.35 pm Dengue Retinitis - A Self Limiting Reckoner? Dr. Santanu Mandal
5.45 - 6.15 pm Round Tables 3 on Emerging Newer Infections Panelists: Dr. Soon Phaik Chee, Dr. Manabu Mochizuki, Dr. Vivek Patel, Dr. Lalitha Prajna, Dr. Francesco Pichi
4.10 - 4.20 pm Discussion
6.15 pm GBM
7.30 pm Gala Night: Diptangshu Gargi Performing Troupe

5th November 2017
Conference - DAY 2
7.00 - 8.00 am Mentorship in Uveitis for Gen Next (Breakfast with Experts)
Please pre register for this session:
One to one interaction with senior uveitis experts over the breakfast
Faculty: Dr. Amod Gupta, Dr. Sunil
Srivastav, Dr. Jyotirmay Biswas
Time Title Name
Session 9:
Challenges in Posterior and Panuveitis (8.00 - 9.00 am)
Moderators: Dr. Somasheila Murthy, Dr. Ramandeep Singh
Session Sponsor : Hetero Health Care Limited
8.00 am Understanding Inflammatory Macular Edema Dr. Marc D. de Smet
8.10 am Intravitreal Adalibumab for Refractory Uveitic
Macular Edema
Dr. Sofia N. Androudi
8.20 am Photoreceptor Regeneration in Uveitis Dr. Debarshi Mustafi
8.30am Optic Disc in uveitis Dr. Vivek Patel
8.40 am VKH Update: Current Management Protocols Dr. Manabu Mochizuki
8.50 - 9.00am Discussion
Session 10:
Free Papers 2 (9.00 - 10.15 am)
Moderators: Saurav Luthra, Dr. Rohan Chawla
Judges: Dr. Rupesh Agrawal,
Dr. Soon Phaik Chee, Dr. Vivek Patel, Dr. Manfred Zierhut
9.00 am Optical Coherence Tomography Characteristics of Posterior Scleritis Dr. Sameera Nayak
9.08 pm The Collaborative Ocular Tuberculosis Study (COTS)- 1: A Multinational Description of the Spectrum of Choroidal Involvement in 299 patients with Tubercular Uveitis Dr. Aniruddha Agarwal
9.16 am Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography findings in Active Inflammatory Choroidal Neovascularization: Characterization and Follow-up after Anti-VEGF Therapy Dr. Kanika Aggarwal
9.24 am Evaluation of MTBDR plus with rpoB Gene Sequencing and Kat Gene Sequencing for Diagnosis and Detection of MDR in Patient of Intraocular Tuberculosis (IOTB) Dr. Neha Jain
9.32 pm Inflammatory Choroidal Neovascular Membrane Secondary to Healed Presumed Tubercular Chorioretinitis: Presentation and Management Dr. Soumen Mandal
9.40 am Pattern of Uveitis in a Referral Hospital in Bangladesh Dr. Zahedur Rahman
9.48 am Vitrectomy with Per-Operative Dexamethasone Implant (0.7mg) in Non-Infectious Intermediate and Posterior Uveitis Dr. Navneet Mehrotra
9.56 am To Study the Characteristic Iris AF patterns in Eyes Diagnosed with Uveitis Dr. Priyansha Chatterjee
10.04 pm The Collaborative Ocular Tuberculosis Study (COTS)- 1: a Multinational Review of 251 patients with Tubercular Retinal Vasculitis Dr. Kanika Aggarwal
10.12 am Enhanced Viterous Imaging (EVI) In Uveitis Dr. Preeti Sridharan
10.20 -10.45 am Coffee Break
Session 11:
VRSI Session (10.45 - 11.45am)
Theme: Challenging Cases in Inflammations & Infections of Retina
Moderator: Dr. A. Giridhar
Panel: Dr. Amod Gupta, Dr. Vishali Gupta, Dr. Jyotirmay Biswas, Dr. Manisha Agarwal, Dr. Rajeev K. Reddy
10.45 am   Dr. Ramandeep Singh
10.55 am   Dr. Kanika Aggarwal
11.05 am   Dr. Manisha Agarwal
11.15 am   Dr. Sunil Srivastav
11.25 am   Dr. Rajeev Reddy
11.35 am   Dr. Saurabh Luthra
Session 12:
Symposium on Autoimmunity versus Autoinfection (11.45 - 1.30 pm)
Chairs: Dr. Amod Gupta, Dr. Sudha
K. Ganesh
Session Sponsor : Aurigene Discovery Technologies Limited
11.45 am Autoinflammation versus Autoimmunity
Immunologists Perspective
Dr. Sukumar Mukherjee
11.55 am Autoinflammatory Systemic Disease Diagnosis and
Dr. Alakendu Ghosh
12.05 pm Microbiome, Autoinflammation and Autoimmunity Dr. Manfred Zierhut
12.15 pm Autoinflammation and the Eye Dr. Justine Smith
12.25 pm Autoimmunity and the Eye Dr. Sudha K. Ganesh
12.35 pm Auto Immune Scleritis /PUK Dr. Shishir Narain
12.45 pm Autoimmune Retinopathy: Case Discussion Dr. Arshee Ahmed
12.55 pm Autoimmunity in Tubercular Uveitis Dr. Soumyava Basu
1.05 -1.30 pm Discussion
1.30 - 2.15 pm Lunch Break
Session 13:
Symposium on Imaging in Uveitis: Uveitis Entities with Image Based
Diagnostics (2.15 - 3.15 pm)
Moderators: Dr. Sunil Srivastav, Dr. Padmamalini Mahendradas
Session Sponsor: Pharmtak
2.15 pm BDUMP Dr. Sunil Srivastav
2.25 pm Placoid Chorioretinitis Dr. Francesco Pichi
2.35 pm Autoimmune Uveitis Dr. Sofia N. Androudi
2.45 pm TB Posterior Uveitis Dr. Reema Bansal
2.55 pm Viral retinopathies Dr. Padmamalini Mahendradas
3.05 pm CVI in Choroiditis Dr. Rupesh Agrawal
3.05 - 3.15 pm Discussion
Session 14:
Symposium on Biologics and Steroids in Uveitis (3.15 - 4.00pm)
Moderators: Dr. Amit Khosla, Dr. Salil Mehta
3.15 pm Biologicals in Uveitis Worldwide Experience Dr. Manfred Zierhut
3.25 pm Screening Protocol Before Using Biologicals, How to Rule Out TB Dr. S. R. Pal
3.35 pm How Do I Chose My Biologic? Dr. Salil Mehta
3.45 pm Survey of USI Members their Experience of
Dr. Amit Khosla
3.55 pm Intravitreal Depot Steroids in Infectious Uveitis Dr. Soumyava Basu
4.05 pm Intravitreal Depot Steroids in Non-Infectious Uveitis Dr. Mudit Tyagi
4.15 - 4.30 pm Round Tables on Biologics in Uveitis : Discussion with Cases
4.30 - 5.00 pm What Have We Learnt (Interactive Quiz) Dr. S. Balamurugan

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