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Welcome Message

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

Over the past two decades, the Paediatric Haematology-Oncology Chapter of IAP has been at the forefront of academic activity among Paediatricians in India. We are pleased to host the 21st Annual Conference of PHO in Kolkata from November 24-26, 2017. This conference returns to Eastern India after 17 years.

We are delighted to present experts from across the globe who will discuss cutting edge advances in the treatment of childhood cancers and haematological disorders. The focus will be on interaction and exchange of ideas that will enable best possible care for these children. The conference aims to bring together over 500 professionals, including doctors, nurses, parents and psycho-social counsellors from various parts of the country.

The medical fraternity will include Paediatric Oncologists, Medical Oncologists, Clinical Haematologists, Paediatricians, Paediatric Surgeons, Radiation Oncologists, Pathologists, Basic Scientists, students and trainees. The Faculty will include distinguished national and international experts in the field.

Join us for three days of debates, discussions and collaborations in Kolkata.

Dr Arpita Bhattacharyya
Convener, PHOCON 2017,
Senior Consultant,
Paediatric Haematology-Oncology,
Tata Medical Center, Kolkata

Dr Vaskar Saha
Professor of Paediatric Oncology,
University of Manchester,
Senior Consultant, Paediatric Haematology-Oncology,
Tata Medical Center, Kolkata

Dr Shekhar Krishnan
Senior Consultant,
Paediatric Haematology-Oncology,
Tata Medical Center, Kolkata

Dr Anirban Das
Junior Consultant,
Paediatric Haematology-Oncology,
Tata Medical Center, Kolkata

International Faculty

Ananth Shankar
Consultant Paediatric and Adolescent Oncologist, University College of London Hospital, UK.

Anindita Roy
Clinician Scientist in Paediatric Haematology, Department of Paediatrics, University of Oxford. Honorary Clinical Lecturer in Paediatric Haematology, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London

Chui Chan Hon
Consultant in Paediatric Surgery, Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre, Singapore

Johann Hitzler
Associate Professor, Department of Paediatrics, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Canada

Monika Metzger
Faculty Member, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Regional Director, Central and South America Regions, International Outreach Program, Memphis, Tennessee.

Sara Stoneham
Professor of Paediatric and Adolescent Oncology, University College of London Hospital, UK.

Alison Finch
Matron and former Lead Nurse Children and Young People’s Cancer Service, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Sima Jeha
Member, St. Jude Faculty: Director, Leukemia/Lymphoma Developmental Therapeucs; Regional Director, Eastern Mediterranean Region, Internaonal Outreach Program, University of Tennessee Medical Center, Memphis, Tennessee

Stefan Rutkowski
Professor of Paediatric Haematology and Oncology, University of Hamburg, Germany

Ramanan Laxminarayan
Director and senior fellow at the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP) in Washington,   D.C., and a senior research scholar and lecturer at the Princeton Environmental Institute at Princeton University.

Meet the experts

Session Chairpersons
Career in research in pediatric hematology-oncology Shai Isreali, Vaskar Saha
Research methodology Bob Philips, Shekhar Krishnan
How to conduct a clinical trial Lea G
Hematological problems in neonates Lea G
Common problems in acute leukemia Johann, Allen Yeoh
Malignancies in adolescents Carlos Galindo

Parallel Conferences

PHOSSCON Conference

In November 2015, CanKids…KidsCan (http://www.cankidsindia.org/) was invited by the Executive Body of Pediatric hematology oncology chapter (PHO) of The Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP) to create and organize a parallel track for social support services and organizations for the first time ever. PHOSSCON’16 was a success with 2 International Faculty & 44 National Faculty. We had 30 Support service Organizations participate with a total unique attendance of 150 representing 17 Cities across 11 States in India, we now present to you PHOSSCON 2017.

PHOSSCON is a parallel conference track in PHOCON akin to the annual Childhood Cancer International (CCI) conference. The target audiences for this conference are Decision Makers in Social Support Organizations, Interested individuals, philanthropists and Donors, Doctors, Scientists, Researchers & Treating Centres committed to Social Support, Outreach, and Treatment Supportive Care.

To Know more click here

Surgical Conference

Surgical Oncology Section Annual Meeting 2017
Date: 24th November, 2017
Venue: Apollo Hospital, Kolkata
Local Organising Chairman and Secretary: Prof. Bishwanath Mukherjee

Organising Committtee
Dr. B Mukhopadhyay
Dr. Kartik Chandra Mondal
Dr. Rishavdeb Patra
Dr. Aninda Chattopadhyay
Dr. Hemonta Kumar Dutta
Dr. Archana Puri
Dr. Sandeep Agarwala
Dr. Arpita Bhattacharyya

Scientific Committee
Dr. Sandeep Agarwala
Dr. Bishwanath Mukherjee
Dr. Sushmita Bhatnagar
Dr. Archana Puri
Dr. Sajid Qureshi
Dr. Shalini Sinha
Dr. Bibekanand Jindal

Time Chairpersons Speakers Topic
8.00-8.25 Registration
8.25-8.30 Introduction and welcome

Dr. B. Mukhopaddhay, Dr. S. Agarwala

8.30 – 10.00 Free paper session
Dr. Sameer Bakhshi

Dr. Kartik Chandra Mondal

Dr. Rishavdeb Patra

Click Here to Download Free Paper session List
10.00 – 10.30 Tea/coffee
10.30 – 11.00 Key Note lecture
Dr. Suhmita Bhatnagar

Dr. Archna Puri

Dr. Chui Chan Hon Surgical Challenges in the management of Neuroblastoma
11.00-11.130 Guest Lectures
11.00-11.15 Dr. Sajid Qureshi

Dr. Aninda Chattopadhyay

Dr. Shalini Mishra

Dr. Sara Stoneham Role of Surgery in Germ Cell Tumors
11.15-11.30 Dr. Deepak Bansal Role of neoadjuvant chemotherapy in pediatric solid tumors
11.30-1.00 Symposia on solid tumors
11.30-11.40 Dr. B. Mukhopadhyay

Dr. S. Agarwala

Dr.Sushmita Bhatnagar Principles of surgery in soft tissue sarcomas
11.40-11.50 Dr.Sajid Qureshi PRETEXT grouping and risk categorization for hepatoblastomas
11.50-12.00 Dr. S. Ramesh Principles of surgery in Wilms tumor
12.00-12.10 Dr. Sameer Bakhshi Metronomic therapy in pediatric progressive and refractory malignancies
12.10-12.20 Dr.Shalini Mishra Central venous access devices
12.20-12.30 Dr.Sandeep Agarwala When not to operate in neuroblastomas
12.30-12.40 Dr.Manisha Jana Radiology for solid tumors
12.40-1.00 Discussion on the symposium
1.00 – 1.50 Lunch
1.50-2.00 Apollo lecture
2.00 – 3.30 Tumor Board on Interesting cases
Board: Dr.Sajid Qureshi (Surg), Dr. Chan Hon (Surg), Dr. Sameer Bakhshi (Med. Oncol), Dr. Sara Stoneham (Med Oncol), Dr. Manisha Jana (Radiologist)
3.30-4.30 Operative video session
Dr. S. Ramesh, Dr. B. Jindal
4.30-5.00 Tea/coffee then proceed to different site for InPOG meeting



Abstract Submission is Closed

PHO Membership is compulsory for all abstract submissions. Kindly find link below.


Young researcher scholarships

  • Ten scholarships to young researchers, below the age of 35 years, to present their work at the PHOCON meeting. The scholarship will include the following features:
    1. Registration fees for the conference at the lowest slab.
    2. 2nd Class AC railway fare from place of current residence in India to the conference city and back
    3. Accommodation at Kolkata for two nights @Rs 1000/- per night.
  • Selection for these scholarships will be decided by a jury and will be awarded to the 5 best papers each in hematology and oncology. These scholarships will be announced at least a week before the conference begins.
  • Awards for best papers during PHOCON will be granted as below:
  • Best paper in Hematology (Oral) – Rs 5000/-
  • Best paper in Hematology (Poster) – Rs 2500/-
  • Best paper in Oncology (Oral) – Rs 5000/-
  • Best paper in Oncology (Poster) – Rs 2500/-

Note: To be eligible for consideration of any awards and acceptance of abstracts, all applicants/abstract presenters have to be PHO members.

Prof RK Marwaha – PHO Chapter Travelling Scholarship”

Will be awarded to a young researcher to travel to the SIOP meeting to present his work and subsequently at the PHOCON that year.

The eligibility & rules of the applications are as below:

  1. Young researcher under the age of 40 years who has not received it in past
  2. Applicant should have an original paper in either hematology or oncology in which the applicant is the first author and the paper would have to be selected for oral presentation at the annual congress of the SIOP 2017 at Washington DC, USA.
  3. The award would be to the maximum of Rupees 50,000/ (Fifty Thousand only) or as incurred (whichever is lesser) and would be given in cash/cheque by the treasurer of the PHO chapter subject to the submission of travel, conference registration and accommodation bills only to attend the annual congress of the SIOP.
  4. The paper would have to be read out thereafter in the subsequent PHOCON by the author as the Dr RK Marwaha – PHO chapter paper of the year.
  5. It would only be awarded if the paper is of standards laid out by Jury to qualify for nomination.
  6. The recipient of the award would be selected by a jury of eminent members of the PHO chapter

Registration Details

Registration Fees

PHOCON (Including Surgical Conference & PHOSSCON) (24th, 25th & 26th November, 2017)
Mail at [email protected] to register for PHOCON and avail free entry to SOS & PHOSSCON
Category 1st November 2017 onwards and On spot
Faculty/Delegates INR 5000
Students INR 1000
Pediatrician Day Registration 26TH NOV ONLY INR 1000
Only PHOSSCON (24th – 26th November, 2017) including Nurses workshop on 26th November
Category 1st November 2017 onwards and On spot
All INR 1500
Only Surgical Conference (24th November, 2017)
Category 1st November 2017 onwards and On spot
Faculty/Delegates INR 2500
Students INR 1000

Workshop Fees

Workshop Topics Rates
Cancer in Adolescents Workshop (Half Day) INR 500
Neuro – Oncology Workshop (Full Day) INR 1000
Infections in Immuno-compromised Children (Full Day) INR 1000
Nurses Workshop (Half Day) INR 200*

Contact for Registration Queries:

Mr. Ravi Lal
E: [email protected]
M: +91 875 001 2251

Limited seats for pre-registration of lunch sessions. Drop in your request at [email protected] for attendance.

Registration on first come-first serve basis.

  • Delegate Fees includes Conference Registration, Lunch, Tea/Coffee, Dinner, Conference Kit, Entry to Scientific Sessions, Exhibition Area, Inaugural Function & Cultural Programme. Accompanying Person entry is restricted to Lunch Area/ Exhibition Area & Cultural Programme only
  • Accompanying Person will not get any access to the Scientific Sessions & will not be given the conference kits.
  • *PG students should submit ID card or certificates from Head of the Department / Institution

Offline Payment:

Kindly send DD / Cheque drawn in favour of “ TATA MEDICAL CENTRE TRUST ” payable at Kolkata to the address of the conference secretariat.
Ms. Aratrika Dasgupta
BB-31, Ground Floor, Salt Lake City, Sector-I, Opp. Punjab National Bank, Kolkata-700064

Online Payment:

Account No: 00601660000021
IFSC Code: HDFC0000060
MICR No: 400240015
Nostro Account Details of HDFC Bank
For USD:
Account No: 001-1-406717
Account No: 623-16-02308

Registration Policy

  • Registration must be made via online system.
  • Registration will be confirmed after receiving full payment.
  • All bank charges including intermediate bank commission for payment must be paid by participants.
  • The date of payment is decisive for the registration fee. Even if the registration form is received before the early bird or regular deadline, it will not be considered as early or regular registration if the payment has not been received before the deadlines.
  • To be eligible for Resident rates, trainee / research student / post-graduate student are required to produce documentary evidence of their status. Without this documentation, non-member fees will be applied. You may submit necessary document through the online registration system or via email.
  • The Organisers plan to take photographs and video material at the conference and reproduce them in educational, news or promotional materials, whether in print, electronic or other media, including the Organisers’ websites. By participating at the conference, you grant the Organisers the right to use your name, photograph and biography for such purposes. All postings become the property of the Organisers and may be displayed, distributed or used for any purpose.

Cancellation Policy

  • Requests for registration cancellation must be received in writing by the Congress Secretariat by e-mail to [email protected]
  • Cancellations received before or on August 31, 2017 – 50% of the total will be refunded.
  • There will be no refunds for the cancellations received on or after 31 August 2017.


Novotel Kolkata Hotel and Residences

TATA Medical Centre, Kolkata



Hotel Name SGL Room Rate DBL Room Rate Tariff Includes
Swissotel INR 12500 INR 13500 Inclusive of buffet breakfast and Hotel Luxury Tax Extra.
Holiday Inn Rajarhat INR 12000 INR 13000 Inclusive of buffet breakfast and Hotel Luxury Tax Extra.
Pride Plaza INR 9500 INR 10500 Inclusive of buffet breakfast and Hotel Luxury Tax Extra.
Soho Service Apartment INR 2800 INR 3300 Inclusive of room, buffet breakfast and Hotel Luxury Tax.
Bellanzo INR 2100 INR 2500 Inclusive of room, buffet breakfast and Hotel Luxury Tax.
Hotel Raj Palace INR 2200 INR 2600 Inclusive of room, buffet breakfast and Hotel Luxury Tax.
FabHotels INR 2200 INR 2600 Inclusive of room, buffet breakfast and Hotel Luxury Tax.

Please note:

  • The check-in / check-out is 12 noon.
  • Room rates include buffet breakfast & tax’s.
  • Limited room inventory at budget hotel


  • Room booking cutoff date 45 days, later rooms rate may vary and subject to availability.
  • Hotel tariffs are applicable as indicated in the local currency – INR or Rs (Indian Rupees).
  • Rooms shall be booked only on the receipt of advance payment by Official Travel Partner – CIMGlobal.
  • All rates are per room per night basis.
  • All rates are inclusive of current applicable hotel Taxes.
  • Government service tax of 3.09% (on accommodation) is applicable extra on the total invoiced amount.
  • Room check-in / checkout time is 1200 hrs (IST). If arriving late night / early morning, the room has to be booked from the previous night for immediate occupancy.
  • Payments if received by bank transfer should be in full and should include Bank processing charges (if any).
  • Booking amendments in stay reductions / cancellations before 30 days from check-in will attract 01-night retention charge.
  • Booking amendments in stay reductions / cancellations less than 30 days from check-in; or early departures after check-in / No shows will attract full retention for the cancelled days.
  • Booking amendments/cancellation should be communicated through e-mail at [email protected]
  • All taxes (service tax / hotel luxury tax / VAT) are Government mandated and may change / increase / decrease. The tax structure applicable during event dates shall apply.
  • All refunds towards the cancellation of rooms (if applicable) shall be processed post event.

For Travel and Accommodation queries, please contact:
Mr. Ravinder Rawat
E: [email protected]

Contact Us

Conference Manager

BB – 31, Ground Floor, Salt Lake City, Sector – I,
Kolkata – 700064, India
T: +91 33 4004 4674/75


Sourima Mitra
E: [email protected]
M: +91 8017359484