16th & 17th MARCH 2019



Welcome to the second edition of International Pediatric Update 2019 (IPU 2019)

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the second edition of International Paediatric Update 2019 (IPU 2019), which is being organised by Rainbow Children's Hospital, at JW Marriott, Bengaluru as a one-day conference on the 17th of March 2019. The conference aims to draw upon expertise both from within India and across the globe. The main conference will be preceded by a simulation- based workshop in acute paediatrics and neonatology on the 16th of March 2019.

It will be an absolute pleasure to host you in the city of Bengaluru, the IT hub of India. Bengaluru is the state capital of Karnataka. This part of India has a rich cultural heritage and is home to several historical monuments and places of natural beauty. March in Bengaluru has a warm but pleasant and sunny weather with blue skies. We extend you a warm invitation on behalf of the Rainbow family.


Date - 16 & 17 March 2019
Venue – Hotel JW Marriott, Vittal Mallya Raod, KG Halli, Shanthala Nagar Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru 560001

Rainbow Children's Hospital is a leading children's hospital with facilities spread across Chennai, Bengaluru, Delhi, Hyderabad and Vijayawada. Our centres in Bengaluru are one of the few stand-alone paediatric tertiary care hospitals in the city. We have all paediatric subspecialties under one roof and run advanced paediatric and neonatal ICUs with an integrated perinatal centre

Training in Paediatric Emergencies by Simulation (TIPS) Workshop focuses on multiple areas of paediatric care including management of emergencies, communication, teamwork and manpower training. Through this workshop, participants will be able to improve their understanding, confidence and effectiveness in responding to paediatric emergencies.

  • Practising Paediatricians
  • Post Graduate Students
  • Paediatric Intensivists
  • Neonatologists
  • A comprehensive update on emerging frontiers and recent advances in Paediatric care
  • International and National Experts’ views on key areas of interest and commonly encountered clinical scenarios for practising paediatricians
  • TIPS - Simulation based Pre-conference workshop
  • Interactive Panel discussions on hot topics in Paediatrics


Dr. Brian Kavanagh

Dr. Geoffrey Barker Chair in Critical Care Medicine,
The Hospital for Sick Children Professor,
Department of Anaesthesia University of Toronto, Canada

Dr. Anil Dhawan

Professor of Paediatric Hepatology
Head of the Hepatocyte Biology and Transplantation Group
Joint Clinical Academic Group Leader
Child Health King’s Health Partners, London
Clinical Director, Child Health & Director,
Pediatric Liver, GI and Nutrition Centre,
King’s College Hospital, London
Visiting Professor, Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital, USA



Dr Praveen Khilnani
Diplomate American Board Of Pediatrics & Critical Care,
Director PICU & Group Head- Academics,
Senior Consultant - Pediatrics & Pediatric Pulmonology
Rainbow Children's Hospitals
Dr Sujata Sawhney
MD (Pediatrics),
MRCPCH, CCST (Pediatric Rheumatology)
Senior Consultant & Head,
Pediatric and Adolescent Rheumatology,
Sir Ganga Ram Hospital


Dr Y K Amdekar
MD (Pediatrics),
Former Professor and Head,
Department of Pediatrics, Grant Medical College
Medical Director, B.J. Wadia Hospital for Children
Dr Ira Shah
MD (Pediatrics), DCH, FCPH, DNB, DPID,
Incharge, Pediatric HIV, TB and Liver Clinic and
Associate Professor of Pediatrics,
Bai Jerbai Wadia Hospital for Children, Mumbai
Consultant in Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Pediatric Hepatology,
Nanavati Hospital, Editor in Chief - Pediatric Oncall


Dr Dinesh Kumar Chirla
MD (Peds), DM (Neonatology), FRCPCH (UK)
Neonatal Fellowship (Aus), Fellowship in PICU (UK)
Director Intensive Care Services, Rainbow Children's Hospitals
Dr Lokesh Lingappa
MD (Pediatrics) (PGI), DM (Neurology) (NIMHANS),
MRCPCH (UK) Fellowship in Pediatric Neurology (UK),
Head, Department of Pediatric Neurology
Rainbow Children's Hospitals
Dr Nageshwar Rao
MD (Pediatrics), DM(Cardiology)
Consultant Pediatric Cardiologist
Rainbow Children's Hospitals
Dr Sirisha Rani
Fellowship in Pediatric Hemato Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplantation (UK),
Head, Pediatric Hemato-Oncology Rainbow Children's Hospitals


Dr Suchitra Ranjit
MD (Pediatrics)
Senior Consultant, Pediatric Intensive Care,
Apollo Children's Hospitals
Dr Rahul Yadav
MD (Pediatrics), DM (Neonatology),
Lead Consultant & Head, Perinatology and Neonatology Services,
Rainbow Children's Hospitals
Dr Vidya Krishna
MD (Pediatrics),
Fellowship Adult & Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Consultant - Pediatric Infectious Diseases,
Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre
Dr Thirunavukkarasu S
Diploma Otorhinolaryngology (DLO), DNB (Otorhinolaryngology),
Senior Consultant - Otorhinolaryngology
Rainbow Children's Hospitals


Dr Arvind Shenoi
MD (Pediatrics), DM (Neonatology)
Lead Consultant & Head, Neonatology Services
Cloudnine Hospital, Old Airport Road
Dr Basavaraj GV
MD (Pediatrics)
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics & Intensive Care Services,
Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health Hospital
Dr Bhaskar Shenoy
MD (Pediatrics)
Chief Consultant,
Department of Pediatric Infectious Diseases,
Manipal Hospitals, Old Airport Road
Dr Jagadish Chinnappa
MD (Pediatrics),
Senior Consultant, Pediatrics,
Manipal Hospitals, Old Airport Road
Dr Kishore Phadke
MD (Pediatrics), DCH, Board Certified (Pediatric Nephrology),
Clinical Director, Department of Pediatrics,
Head, Centre for Renal Diseases in Children,
Rainbow Children's Hospitals
Dr (Padma) Latha Venkatram F
Lead consultant Obstetrician & Gynecologist,
Rangadore Memorial Hospital
Dr Kavitha Bhat
MD (Pediatrics)
Board Certified (Pediatric Endocrinology),
Head, Department of Pediatric Endocrinology,
Rainbow Children's Hospitals
Dr Nandana Bala
MRCPCH(UK), CCT Pediatrics(London),
PG Cert Allergy (Imperial College, London),
Lead Consultant, Pediatric Allergy & Respiratory Medicine,
Rainbow Children's Hospital, Marathahalli
Dr Prakash Vemgal
Fellowship Neonatology (Australia),
Fellowship Pediatric Critical Care Clinical Director,
Department of Pediatrics,
Rainbow Children's Hospitals, Bannerghatta Road
Dr Rakshay Shetty
MD (PGIMER), Fellowship in Pediatric Intensive Care,
(The Hospital for Sick Kids, Toronto),
Head, Pediatric Intensive Care Services,
Rainbow Children's Hospitals, Marathahalli
Dr Rajath Athreya
MD (Pediatrics), MRCPCH (UK), CCT (UK),
Lead Consultant & Head, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit,
Rainbow Children's Hospital, Marathahalli
Dr Ranjan Kumar Pejaver
Honorary Professor of Neonatology, KIMS, Bengaluru
Senior Consultant - People Tree Hospitals
Meenakshi Dr Saravanan R
MD (Pediatrics), DM(Neonatology)
Consultant, Neonatal Intensive Care Services
Rainbow Children's Hospitals, Bannerghatta Road
Dr Saumil Gaur
MD (Pediatrics), Fellowship in Pediatric Nephrology,
Lead Consultant, Centre for Renal Diseases in Children,
Rainbow Children's Hospitals
Dr Srinivas G. Kasi
MD (Pediatrics)
Senior Consultant Pediatrician, Kasi Clinic
Dr Sujatha Thyagarajan
Senior Consultant, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit,
Rainbow Children's Hospitals, Marathahalli

PROGRAM Schedules

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Time Topic Speaker
8.30am – 9.00am Registration and Pretest
9.00am – 9.15am Welcome & Introduction to the Workshop Dr Rakshay Shetty
9.15am – 9. 45am Human Factors in Emergencies Dr Rakshay Shetty
9.45am – 10.30am Table Top discussion: Pediatric Emergencies All Faculty
10.30am – 11.00am Mock Scenario All Faculty
11.00am – 11.45am Inauguration & Tea Break
11.45am – 1.45pm Scenarios (1 - 4) – 30 mins each
11.45am – 12.15pm SCENARIO 1
Emergency Preparedness: Approach (Group Activity)
Moderator : Dr Sujatha Thyagarajan
12.15pm – 12.45pm SCENARIO 2
Labour room Management (Group Activity)
Moderator: Dr. Rajath Athreya

Scenario Moderators
Dr Rakshay Shetty / Dr Basavaraj GV

Scenario Moderators
Dr. Rajath Athreya / Dr Sujatha Thyagarajan
12.45pm – 1.15pm SCENARIO 3
Respiratory distress: ER Approach
Red A
(Red B)

Shock: ER Approach
Blue A
(Blue B)
1.15pm – 1.45pm SCENARIO 3
Blue B
(Blue A)

Red B
(Red A)
1:45 pm - 2:30pm Lunch Break
2:30pm – 4.30pm Scenarios (5 - 8) – 30 mins each
2.30pm – 3.00pm SCENARIO 5 Poisoning : ER Approach
Red A
(Red B)

SCENARIO 6Trauma: ER Approach
Blue A
(Blue B)
3.00pm - 3:30pm SCENARIO 5
Blue B
(Blue A)

(Red A)
3.30pm – 4.00pm SCENARIO 7 Breaking Bad News (Group Activity)
Moderator: Dr Sujatha Thyagarajan
4.00pm – 4.30pm SCENARIO 8
Transport : Preparation (Group Activity)
Moderator: Dr. Rajath Athreya
4.30pm – 5.00pm Post Test
5:00pm - 5:30pm Feedback and End
Time Topic Speaker
9:00am – 9:30am Registration
SESSION 1 Chairpersons :Dr Dinesh Chirla, DrJagadish Chinnappa
9:30am - 9:50am Difficult to treat Nephrotic Syndrome:How do I manage? Dr. Saumil Gaur
9:50am - 10:10am Identifying encephalitis syndromes Dr. Lokesh Lingappa
10:10am - 10:30am Environmental Enteric Dysfunction: A new Entity? Dr. Ira Shah
10:30am - 11:00am KEYNOTE: Limitations of Randomized Trials in Critical Care Medicine Dr. Brian Kavanagh
11:00am - 11:15am Tea break
SESSION 2 Chairpersons: Dr Praveen Khilnani, Dr Basavaraj Inauguration
11:45am - 12:15pm KEYNOTE: Ethical Practice of Medicine in today's world Dr Y K Amdekar
12:15pm - 12:35pm Dengue shock syndrome: Dos and Don’ts Dr Suchitra Ranjit
12:35pm - 1:05pm PANEL DISCUSSION
Point of care testing in pediatric infections
Panelists: Dr Ira Shah, Dr Bhaskar Shenoy, Dr Vidya Krishna, Dr Saravana
Dr Jagadish Chinnappa
1:05pm - 1:25pm Physiology of Spontaneous Breathing in ARDS Dr. Brian Kavanagh
1:25pm - 1:55pm KEYNOTE: Acute Liver Failure: Current trends in Management Dr Anil Dhawan
1:55pm - 2:40pm Lunch break
SESSION 3 Chairpersons: Dr Kishore Phadke, Dr Kasi
2:40pm - 3:00pm Neonatal Hypoglycemia-Recent concepts Dr Rajath Athreya
3:00pm - 3:20pm Kawasaki Disease: Update 2019 Dr. Sujata Sawhney
3:20pm - 3:40pm Community acquired pneumonia: Newer perspectives Dr Rakshay Shetty
3:40pm - 4:00pm Immunotherapy: Cure for Allergy? Dr.Nandana Bala
4:00pm - 4:20pm Evolving Indications for Bone Marrow Transplantation:What should a Pediatrician know? Dr. Sirisha Rani
4:20pm - 4:45pm Tea break
SESSION 4 Chairpersons: Dr Ranjan Pejaver, Dr Prakash Vemgal
4:45pm - 5:00pm Pediatric Airway Surgeries- Personal Reflection Dr. Thirunavukkarasu S
5:00pm - 5:30pm PANEL DISCUSSION
Giving up at limits of viability- Is giving up on what we can achieve today
Moderator:Dr.Arvind Shenoi
5:30pm - 5:50pm Optional Vaccines: Are they really optional? Dr. Kasi
5:50pm - 6:10pm Shock in children: 5 instances where you didn't suspect a cardiac condition Dr. Nageshwar Rao
6:10pm - 6:30pm Emerging trends in the management of Pediatric Diabetes Mellitus Dr Kavitha Bhat
6:30pm Onwards Cocktail Dinner


Patrons Dr. Ramesh Kancharla
Dr. Dinesh Chirla
Dr. Kishore Phadke
Organising chairperson Dr. Rakshay Shetty
Organising Secretaries Dr. Rajath Athreya Dr. Prakash Vemgal
Joint Organising Secretaries(Admin) Dr. Saravanan Dr. Monica Madvariya
Scientific and Faculty Coordination Committee Chairpersons Dr. Saumil Gaur
Dr. Sridhar M
Dr. Kavitha Bhat
Scientific Committee Members Dr. Febna Rahiman Dr. Vijay Kumar
Workshop Committee Chairperson Dr. Sujatha T
Workshop Committee Members Dr. Rajaram G
Dr. Afreen
Dr. Sahana
Event Coordination Committee Chairperson Dr. Vaishnavi Chandramohan



Dr Febna A Rahiman
Consultant Pediatric Intensivist
Pediatric Intensive Care Services
Rainbow Children’s Hospitals
Survey No. 8/5, Marathahalli - K R Puram Outer Ring Road
Doddanekundi, Marathahalli Bengaluru - 560037


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