Welcome Note

The Asia-Pacific Alliance for the Control of Influenza (APACI) in collaboration with the Association of Physicians India (API), and the Indian Chest Society (ICS), in cooperation with the Middle East, Eurasia and Africa Influenza Stakeholders Network (ME'NA-ISN), is holding a virtual Respiratory Diseases Workshop for India on 28 & 29 August 2021.

Using the new guidelines on pneumonia and influenza by the ICS as a basis for the program, the workshop will consider three respiratory diseases including COVID-19, in addition to pneumonia and flu.

The meeting will be ideal for Respiratory Physicians, Pulmonologists, Infectious Diseases Specialists, Medical Students and other Healthcare Professionals, Microbiologists, Epidemiologists, and Government & Public Health Officials. The meeting will be accredited to ensure participants receive CPD points.

Conference objectives:

The meetings will therefore ensure participants:

  • Understand the importance of pneumococcal vaccination in older people, and the changing spectrum of the disease.
  • How best to manage influenza.
  • Better understand Covid vaccines, co-infections, and super-infections.
  • Receive updates on best practices for prevention and treatment of respiratory diseases.
  • Become aware of new developments in vaccines and treatments regarding influenza, pneumonia, and COVID-19.

Mr. Kim Sampson

Executive Director, APACI


Dr. Agam Vora
Dr. D. Behera
Dr. D J Christopher
Dr. Gary Grohmann
Dr. Harunor Rashid
Dr. Ivan Hung
Dr. Kamlesh Tewary
Dr. Kanta Subbarao
Dr . Michael Woodward
Dr. Mine Durusu-Tanriover
Dr. Parvaiz Koul
Dr. Paul Griffin
Dr. Prashant Chhajed
Dr. Raja Dhar
Dr. Robert Booy
Dr. Randeep Guleria
Dr. Salah Al Awaidy
Dr. Shashank Joshi
Dr. Sheldon Campbell
Dr. Prof Yuelong Shu

Scientific Program

Opening Remarks
15:00 - 15:10Introduction Dr. Prof Yuelong Shu (APACI Chairman)
15:10 - 15:15WelcomeDr. Kamlesh Tewary (API President)
15:15 - 15:20 WelcomeDr. D. Behera (ICS President)
15:20 - 15:25 WelcomeDr. Salah Al Awaidy (MENA-INS President)
Session 1: Pneumonia
15:25 - 15:30 Introduction by Chair Dr. Shashank Joshi
15:30 - 15:50Importance of vaccination against pneumococcal disease in older people Dr . Michael Woodward
15:50 - 16:10 Bacterial Pneumonia: The changing spectrum of disease in India Dr. D J Christopher
16:10 - 16:30 "Pneumococcal vaccination in India: What is different in the guidelines?"Dr. Raja Dhar
16:30 - 17:00 Discussion – Q & A
Session 2: PInfluenza
17:00 - 17:05 Introduction by Chair Dr. Salah Al Awaidy
17:05 - 17:25 Epidemiology and prevention of respiratory viral infections at mass gatherings Dr. Harunor Rashid
17:25 - 17:45 Management of Influenza Dr. Ivan Hung
17:45 - 18:05 Rationale and benefits of flu vaccination in priority groups Dr. Mine Durusu-Tanriover
18:05 – 18:35 Discussion – Q & A



  • It will be an online platform All applications should be made on the prescribed registration form (one form per delegate)
  • Pre-registration Compulsory
  • Please inform us at the earliest in case of any discrepancies in your registration details, this would allow streamlined error-free registration
  • Virtual Workshop Dates: 28th & 29th August 2021


  • Entry to Webinar / Scientific Session
  • Attendee E-Certificate


Contact Us

For any queries,

kindly contact : Mr. Mausam Jha- +91 98605 76719