International Oral Pre-Cancer & Cancer Congress: Where Biology meets Medicine (IOPCCC 2014)

Organization: KG Medical University

Venue: Convention Centre

Location: Lucknow, UP, India

Event Date/Time: Feb 03, 2014 / 9:00 am - (GMT +5:30 hours) End Date/Time: Feb 04, 2014 / 10:00 pm - (GMT +5:30 hours)
Registration Date: Jan 15, 2014 Time: 12:00:00(GMT +5:30 hours)
Early Registration Date: Nov 30, 2013 Time: 12:00:00(GMT +5:30 hours)
Abstract Submission Date: Nov 30, 2013 Time: 00:00:00(GMT +5:30 hours)
Paper Submission Date: Dec 01, 2013 Time: 00:00:00(GMT +5:30 hours)
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This first International Oral Pre-Cancer & Cancer Congress will be held in Lucknow, India, on 3 & 4 February 2014 and will be hosted by King George Medical University, Lucknow, India. The aim of this International Congress would be to bring expertise across the world to help us build a top-quality programme highlighting collaboration, interactivity and innovative thinking in the research & management of Oral Precancer & Cancer. This will be a unique opportunity to involve all players in the global cancer community and to contribute collectively towards achieving the mission of eliminating cancer as a life-threatening disease for future generations. One of the key objectives of the 2014 Oral Precancer & Cancer Congress will be to equip delegates with the tools and knowledge needed in the research and management of Oral Precancer & Cancer.

A.  Program Schedule



The programme schedule is of two days and is divided as described below:


Session 1 : Genetics and oral cancer & precancer

(Despite tremendous efforts in the field of cancer research, developments in oral precancer & cancer research are largely like galloping in the dark. There are number factors responsible for such a situation like ethnicity, sample size etc. Current problem is ‘What can be the achievable targets through genetics?’. The other interesting questions can be ‘What, if one has chances ?’, ‘Does the knowledge of genetics can change  treatment choice like in case of other cancers?’Integrating genetics with medicine is the desired end result of all this pursuit).

10:00 -11:00 : Plenary Lecture on Genetic Biomarkers in oral precancer & cancer research by

11:05 -11:30 : New Technologies in Oral Cancer & Precancer Research : Next gen Sequencing

11:30 -12:00 : Samples for Lab research- Technical glitches in procurement and processing: Need for Biobanking

12:00 –1:00 : Opening Ceremony

1:00-2:00 : Lunch with simultaneous Poster assessment

Session 2 :  Clinical Management and Oral Precancer & Cancer

(There is a common need to create the best patient experience possible, including measures to minimize the negative side-effects of treatment. There are also unprecedented scientific and clinical advances in the understanding of the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. There are many affordable and feasible treatment options that remain under-utilized in the developing world because adequate systems for delivery have not been put in place. In high resource contexts, careful consideration needs to be given to how to standardize the protocols across the globe to suit individual country needs).


2:00 -3:00 : Plenary Lecture on Clinical Diagnosis and Management of oral precancer

3:00- 3:30 : Tea Break

3:30 – 4:00 : Current Consensus in management of Oral cancer in buccal mucosa : recent ICMR Guidelines

4:00 – 4:30 : Dental Management of Oral cancer patients : pre & post radiotherapy

4:30 – 6:00 : Oral presentations

Day 2

8:30-9:00 – Breakfast

Session 1 : Workshop/ Demonstration

9:00 – 1:00 – Live Surgical Demonstration (FODS, KGMU)/ Basic Lab Genetic Analysis Tools in Oral Cancer Research Workshop

1:00 – 2:00 – Lunch & assessment of displayed posters

Session 2 : Prevention & de addiction strategies

(Primary and secondary prevention is the scope for this session; methods targeting behavioural risk factors as well as underlying factors such as social and economic disadvantage will be explored in these sessions. Tobacco control is a vital and specialized aspect of cancer control, and is an established field with knowledge and experience that can be transferred to other risk factors. Including tobacco control in a broader sense will facilitate an important exchange between participants with the goal of improving prevention outcomes for all risk factors).


2:00 - 3:00 – Plenary Lecture on Rehabilitation of oral precancer & cancer patients: Tobacco & alcohol de-addiction

3:00 – 3:30 – Health Economics involved in oral precancer cancer care : Govt initiatives

3:30 – 4:00 – Public- Private partnership in early detection, diagnosis and education

4:00 – 5:00 – Oral Presentations

5:00 – 5:30 – Award Distribution and Valedictory Function.


B. Call For Abstracts:

Abstracts constitute an important part of the programme content. IOPCCC will launch its ‘Call for abstracts’ on 2 July 2013. Abstract submitters will have until 30 November 2013 to finalize their submission online. These abstracts will be reviewed by an international panel of experts, and the highest ranked abstracts will be offered either oral and/or poster presentations at the Congress by 15 December, 2013. All abstract will be published in special cancer issue of ‘Journal of Oral Biology & Craniofacial Research’ (Elsevier Publication)

Guidelines for abstracts

A proposed topic should be relevant to an issue that is of global interest. Sessions will be delivered in English only. Word limit is 300 which include abstract text (spaces not counted).  Tables, graphics, titles, authors and institution are not included in the count. A Times New Roman font is recommended. Point size is not critical since all submissions will be similarly formatted for publication. Your abstract may be written with the use of the following bolded headers (Background, Materials, Results, Conclusion). The abstract title, authors, and affiliations should be included in the body of the abstract.

Poster Size: Posters should be of 6 feet X 3 feet.

Presenting Author: Whenever possible the presenting author should be the submitter of the abstract. Contact information should be submitted for the submitter and the presenting author. IOPCCC will correspond with the individual who will actually be presenting the abstract, if accepted. This policy ensures that the presenter knows when and where to present the abstract. The General Meeting Program Committee has ruled that each presenter may present not more than one abstract at IOPCCC-2014. However, an individual can be listed as the co- author on more than one abstracts.

C. Travel & Merit fellowships

There limited travel fellowships available for eligible and brilliant young researchers supported by generous grant from ‘Craniofacial Research Foundation, Lucknow, India’. It may cover the entire or part of these depending upon merit: registration fee, workshop fee, to & fro travel charges. Application form can be downloaded from IOCC-2014 website and send via email to


  1. Should be registered student/young researcher (Research/clinical), letter from head of department/Institute will required to support the application.
  2. Should have successfully submitted abstract to IOPCCC-2014 before the deadline and that has been accepted.
  3. Age>35 years.


D. Live Surgery/ Lab Workshop

Session organizers have incorporated content in such a way that it will arm participating delegates with their respective interests either clinical or basic that they will be able to take away with them important take home messages which they can share upon their return from the Congress. Live Surgery will demonstrated by eminent Oncologist and it will be free for two way interaction during the whole procedure.  A interpreter-cum- navigator will be incharge to take care that no sparks of interests are left without kindling.

Basic Laboratory Workshop will be held in department of developmental toxicology, IITR, one of the premier cancer research institutes in Northern India. Various molecular biology tools will be shown and explained and experiments will be run.  A laboratory guide cum demonstrator will always accompany the participants so that they miss a new adventure.

However, there are limited seats available in both courses. For first 5 registered delegates in either workshop, workshop fee will be waived off.

E. Registration fee/Workshop Fee

Early Registration Deadline: Novemeber 30, 2013

 Registration Benefits

The registration fee to attend the IOPCCC 2014 includes these benefits:

  1. Access to all Sessions (scientific, education, and social issues presentations)
  2. Access to all Platform Presentations (abstract-driven oral presentations)
  3. Conference Proceedings and abstract free Publication in special issue Journal of ‘Oral Biology & Craniofacial Research’ (Elsevier Publications).
  4. Access to the Plenary Platform Session featuring presentations of the top 6 scoring abstracts
  5. Access to the Welcome Reception with complimentary hors d’oeuvres
  6. Access to the Opening Address, and the closing invited Distinguished Speakers Symposium
  7. Access to the IOCC 2014 Awards presentations.
  8. Access to daily Poster Sessions.
  9. Entry into the Exhibit Hall featuring many companies displaying the latest products, publications, technology/software, and services in genetics
  10. Ability to earn CDE credits
  11. Ability to apply for the Travel & Merit Awards program
  12. Access to the distinguished scientists and clinicians during workshops targeted to trainees
  13. Clinical, Education, Trainee and Social Issues Tracks
  14. Opportunities to network with colleagues from around the globe

Registration fees include admission to all scientific sessions (invited, platform and poster sessions), registration kit, breakfast and lunch. Fees do not include admission to the separate ticketed event of workshop. Single day registrations are also available



All fees are shown in Indian Rupee (INR).


Registration Fee

EARLY REGISTRATION (before November 30)

ADVANCE REGISTRATION (November 30 through January 15, 2014)

ONSITE REGISTRATION (Onsite in KGMU, Lucknow starting February 3)










Developing Country












Workshop Fee

 before November 30

 November 30 through January 15, 2014

ONSITE REGISTRATION (Onsite in KGMU, Lucknow starting February 3)


Live surgical Demonstration



Not Available

Basic Molecular Biology Lab workshop



Not Available














*Student/Trainee may register at the discounted rates. Postdoctoral fellows and students working toward a degree in human genetics (or an allied field) qualify for the rate. Trainees will be asked to input certain information to meet the criteria. Trainees who register on-site should bring a student ID card or a letter signed by their department head to certify current status.

Registration/Workshop Fee can be submitted either electronically (internet banking :NEFT Transfers) or via Demand Draft. The details are as follows:

Electronic mode of transfer: NEFT/RTGS Tranfers

MICR CODE: 226010018



ACCOUNT NUMBER: 50091875441



Demand Draft : Draft should be made in the name of ‘Craniofacial Research Foundation’, payable at Allahabad Bank, FODS KGMC Branch, Lucknow.

Refund Policy: All registrations cancelled before 30 November will be refunded after deducting 25% of registration fee (+ workshop fee if enrolled) for administrative charges. After 30 November, refund will be done flatly at 50 % of registration fee (+ workshop fee if enrolled).

Organizing Committee

Patron : Vice- Chancelor, KG Medical University

Organizing Secretary : Dr. Divya Mehrotra, Prof. Dept of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, KG Medical University

Scientific & Organizing Co-ordinator : Dr Rahul Pandey

Organizing Committee:

Organizing Incharge - Clinical Section : Dr Abbas Ali Mahdi, Dr Madhu Mati Goyal, Dr M L B Bhatt

Organizing Incharge- Basic Section: Dr Devendra Parmar

Treasurer : Dr Sumit Kumar

Secretarial assistants: Kapila Kumar, Sana, Ravi Kannaujia


KG Medical University


KG Medical University

Conference Speakers

Dr K.A.A.S. Warnakulasuriya


Oral Medicine & Experimental Pathology,

King’s College London



Dr Jochen Hess

Group Leader

Experimental Head and Neck Oncology

Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

University Heidelberg, Heidelberg



Dr Bhuvanesh Singh

Director, Epithelial Cancer Biology Lab,

Memorial  Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre