Department of Clinical Genetics    Christian Medical College, Vellore
Organized by:
Department of Clinical Genetics, Christian Medical College, Vellore, TN, India

UK India Genetic Education Forum    UK India Genomic Medicine Alliance
Supported by:
UK India Genomic Medicine Alliance, Global Consortium for Genomic Education (GC4GE)

Approved by the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom for 18 category 1 (external) CPD credit(s).


We are very pleased to inform you about the ‘4th International Conference on Birth Defects’ to be held from 12th -15th December 2018 (ICBD 2018). This popular event will be hosted by the Christian Medical College, Vellore, in South India. Following on ICBD 2016, this biennial event is jointly planned with the 5th Annual Conference of the Society for Indian Academy of Medical Genetics (SIAMG). The event is part of series of educational activities of the Indo-UK Genetic Education Forum steered by the Genomic Medicine Foundation (UK).

The theme of the ICBD 2018 is “Birth Defects in Genomic Era”.

It gives us great honor to invite you to participate in the scientific program. The three days event includes series of dedicated sessions, plenary lectures, keynote lectures, CME, Quiz and workshops.

We sincerely hope that you accept this invitation. We can assure an exciting ICBD 2018 and opportunity to visit one of the most enjoyable and memorable historic cities in India. Please confirm your acceptance and preferred topic of presentation.

Looking forward to welcome you to Vellore!

Dr. Sumita Danda
Organising Secretary – ICBD 2018


  • Patron Director

    Dr JV Peter, CMC Vellore

  • Academic Advisor

    Dr Anna Pulimood, Principal CMC Vellore

  • Members

    Dr Debashish Danda, CMC Vellore
    Dr Manisha Beck, CMC Vellore
    Dr Gautham Arunachal, NIMHANS Bangalore

  • Chairperson

    Dr Dhavendra Kumar, Cardiff UK

  • Senior Scientific Advisor

    Dr Shubha Phadke, SGPGIMS Lucknow & Immediate Past President IAMG

  • Members

    Dr Krati Shah, CIMS Ahmedabad
    Dr Rekha Athiyarath, CMC Vellore
    Dr Aaron Chapla, CMC Vellore
    Dr Bertha A, AIIMS Bhopal

  • Organizing Secretary

    Dr Sumita Danda, CMC Vellore

  • Scientific Committee Advisor

    Dr Madhulika Kabra AIIMS Delhi, President of IAMG

National Faculty

  • Prof. IC Verma

    New Delhi, India

  • Dr Ashwin Dalal

    Hyderabad, India

  • Dr Girisha Katta

    Manipal, India

  • Dr Ratna Puri

    New Delhi India

  • Dr Sujatha Jagdeesh

    Chennai, India

  • and many more

  • Dr Srilakshmi Rajagopal

    Chennai, India

  • Dr Sheela Nampoorthi


INTERNational Faculty

  • Prof Dian Donnai


  • Dr Sidhartha Banka


  • Dr Mohnish Suri


  • Dr Mark Rogers


  • Dr Eamon Maher


  • Dr Nicola Poplawski


  • Dr. Helen Stewart


  • Prof Humphrey Hodgson


  • Prof Shirley Hodgson


  • Dr Charulata Deshpande


  • Dr. Tessa Homfray


  • Dr Srikant Mane