Indian Association for Social Sciences and Health
A Chapter of the Asia Pacific Network (APNET)
Registration No. 218/2006 AP

Executive Committee

Prof. T.V. Sekher

Vice President

General Secretary
Prof. P.M. Sandhya Rani

Joint Secretary
Dr. Malika B. Mistry

Dr. Anil Chandran


Prof. M.K.Agarwal
Prof. L.N.Dash
Dr.J.K. Basu
Prof. R. Maruthakutti
Dr. Hemanta Meiti
Dr. Goli Srinivas
Dr. Sucharita Pujari

Prof. S. Siva Raju

Board of Trustees:
Prof. C.P. Prakasam
Prof. K. N. M. Raju
Prof. N. Audinarayana
Dr. A.G.Khan

Bulletin Board

Conference and Seminar

Conferences: MILE STONES of IASSH


  • Theme: Health, Equity and Human Rights
  • Dates: 07th & 08th March 2009
  • Venue: Pondicherry University, Puducherry

Registration Form and Fee: Word Format  :  PDF Format


List of accepted abstracts for presentation: View

    Symposia Topics:
  1. Public Health in India: Current Scenario
  2. Reducing Vulnerability to Ill Health Through Human Rights Approach
  3. Equity and Ethical Issues in Health Care
    Technical Sessions:
  1. Impact of Social and Cultural Factors on Health
  2. Poverty, Equity and Vulnerability
  3. Medical Tourism and its impact
  4. Globalization and it impact on Health Care
  5. Maternal and Child Health and MDGs
  6. Health of the Elderly- Human Rights Issues,
  7. NRHM – A Progress Report
  8. Gender Inequalities in Health Status and Health Care
  9. Advancing the sexual and reproductive health and rights of young people
  10. Reducing maternal mortality and morbidity by mainstreaming equity and human rights
  11. Health Systems and Programmes- how they can be improved

Call for Abstracts:
Abstract of papers on topics relevant to the Symposia/ Technical themes are invited from those who want to present papers at the conference. The abstracts should be within 300 words (maximum half A-4 size page) and the length of the paper should be not exceeding 5000 words (not more than 15 A-4 size pages and follow the format given below:

Title of Abstract followed by Name and Address of the author(s) on top centre and the abstract should include a brief introduction, objective, method and materials, findings or conclusions, without any sub headings. The abstract may be prepared in Microsoft Word Times New Roman 12 pt font with single line spacing.

In the present conference there will be two best research paper awards to the young scholars less than 30 years of age. Interested young scholars should submit paper and mention "For Young Scientist Research paper award".

Submission of Abstract:
The abstract may be sent as an attachment by email to:
With a copy to:

  • The last date for receiving the Abstract is January 5, 2009
  • The last date for receiving the full length paper is February 15, 2009

Hard copy of abstracts should be accompanied by the Registration fee sent by DD payable at Puducherry drawn in favour of “The Seminar Director, IASSH".

For registration form and fee refer brochure: Word Format  :  PDF Format

List of accepted abstracts for presentation: View


Fifth Conference: April 2008
The fifth conference was held at Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar (XIMB) and the theme of the conference is “Millennium Development Goals and Health” with Prof.S.Peppin as Organizing Secretary. Around 120 abstracts have been received and presented by Scientists with variety of disciplines, namely, Health, Sociology, Economics, Demography, Anthropology, Psychology, Finance, Management and other eminent persons.

In spite of various financial constraints the IASSH has accomplished five conferences within a span of 6 years since its inception. Our membership has also grown to 190 at present. Social Scientists, Health and Medical Professional are welcome to join as members.

Fifth Conference: List of Contributors


Fourth Conference: February 2007
The fourth conference was held in the South Gujarat University, Surat in February, 2007 with Dr. Suguna Pathy, Professor of Sociology as Organizing Secretary, The theme was “Health Policies and Programmes: Contribution of Social Sciences”.


Third Conference: March 2006
The Third conference was held at New Delhi at the National Institute of Health & Family Welfare (NIHFW) in March 2006, with Dr. A. M. Khan, Professor at NIHFW, as Organizing Secretary. The theme of the conference was “Health Reforms and the Social Sciences: Challenges Ahead”.


Second Conference: February 2005
Second Conference of the Association was organized in Mumbai in February 2005, with Dr.C.P.Prakasam, Professor at the International Institute for Population Sciences and Dr.S.Sivaraju, Professor at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences as organizing Secretaries. The theme of the conference was “Globalization and Health Equity”. There were 150 participants in the conference and they represented a wide range of disciplines. In Mumbai conference a resolution was passed recommending the registration of the association under the Literary, Scientific and Charitable Societies Registration Act with registered office at Tirupati and with the special efforts made by Dr. K.A.Parvathy, the IASSH has been registered under the Societies Registration Act of Andhra Pradesh with Registration Number 218 of 2006.


First Conference: November 2003
First conference of IASSH was organized by Prof. K. A. Parvathy, Head of the Department of Women’s Studies, Sri Padmavati Women’s University, Tirupati, in November 2003. The theme of the conference was “Poverty and Health” which was attended by many young Social Scientists, Health and Medical professionals. At this conference a resolution was passed recommending the formation of the Indian Association for Social Sciences and Health (IASSH).



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