30 credit points (Category III) have been awarded to the conference by Dr MGR Medical University.                                                                                                        18 CPD credit points (Category I - external) have been awarded by the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom.                                                                                                        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

Society of Indian Academy of Medical Genetics


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

Supported by:
UK India Genomic Medicine Alliance