International Leprosy Congress 2019

The staff of SIHRLC Karigiri attended the International leprosy Congress 2019 at Manila, Phillipines from the 10th to the 13th of September 2019. About 12 staff’s from Schieffelin Institute presented through poster and oral presentations on various areas relating to leprosy. A total of 27 papers (both oral and posters) were presented by our staff at the conference. The congress gave the staff the opportunity to interact with scientists and researchers working in leprosy from across the globe.

Departments/ Project

Staff who Presented their Research Work


Molecular Biology Madhusmita
  • Transcriptome Profiling in Drug Resistant Strains of Mycobacterium Leprae, Transcriptome Profiling in Mycobacterium Leprae Insights into Reactional states in Leprosy
  • Molecular Epidemiology and Transmission Dynamics of Leprosy among case-contact pairs
Physiotherapy Sathish Kumar Paul
  • Functional Adaptability of Patients with Ulnar/ Median Paralysis in Carrying out Activities of Daily Living (ADL) and Basic Hand Functions
  • Use of Mobile Technology in Leprosy Management – A Case Study, Mobile Technology (M- Health) – A Novel Approach to Facilitate And Motivate Self-Care Among the Leprosy Affected
  • Long Term follow –up of Socio Economic Interventions in a tertiary Leprosy Hospital
Training David Prakash Kumar
  • Innovative Approaches in leprosy Training: the way forward, Effectiveness of Structured teaching Programme in improving the Knoweledge,
  • Attitude and Practices Regarding Self-Care activities of patients with leprosy Impairments,
  • Design Customized Offloading Devices to promote healing of Plantar Ulcer, leprosy Audits: Paving Way for Adequate Documenation and Comprehensive Care for Leprosy affected
  • Plantar Pressures measurement in Standard Offloading Devices
Directorate Jerry
  • Prevention of Impairment & Disability
Ophthalmology Shirley Chacko
  • Comparison of Schirmer’s I & II, T-But and Blink Rate Between leprosy and Non Leprosy
Pathology Lakshmi Rajan
  • Clinical Profile of Relapse in Leprosy and Laboratory Correlation including Mouse Foot Pad inoculation and Molecular biology in a tertiary Leprosy Institution
  • Clinico Pathological Correlation of Leprosy Reactions
Clinical Psychology Anne Vatsala
  • Domestic Violence in Leprosy Affected Women and its Impact on Mental Well Being
Dermatology Sheela
  • Study Comparing the Clinical profile of New Untreated Paediatric and Geriatric Patients in the Post Elimination Era
  • Clinical Profile of New Untreated Leprosy Cases Among the Elderly
Dermatology Ilse
  • Transmission of Leprosy Within Households: A 20 year Retrospective Community Data Analysis
  • Strategy to Contain Leprosy in a Closed Knit Community – A Case Study
Community Department Munirajulu
  • Changes in Socio Economic Status of Persons with leprosy and General Disability persons in Vellore district over a period of 10 years (1 Decade)
Community Department Santhosham
  • Longevity of Persons With Leprosy
Social Work Sridharan
  • Strategies To improve Compliance of Leprosy Affected Patients Visiting a Tertiary Leprosy Hospital





The Schieffelin Institute of Health – Research & Leprosy Centre (SIH-R & LC),
Karigiri, (via Katpadi) – 632106, Vellore District,
Tamil Nadu, India.

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The Schieffelin Institute of Health – Research & Leprosy Centre (SIH-R & LC), Karigiri – 632106, (via Katpadi), Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India.

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