IIPS Seminar

IIPS International Seminar 2021

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Last date for Submission of Abstract and Extended abstract: -
Announcement of Selected Papers  -
Last Date for Submitting final Paper and PPT -
National Seminar -
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Objective of the Seminar :

COVID-19 pandemic has an unprecedented global impact on all aspects of population dynamics. Historically, pandemics mostly affected mortality and economy of the countries. However, this pandemic is very unusual, and it has influenced all the components of population dynamics and all segments of the population directly or indirectly. Along with mortality and morbidity issues of COVID-19, mobility restrictions imposed for internal and international travel raised the attention of all sections including policymakers Pandemic led to delays in marriages due to the circumstances of lockdown along with child marriages induced by poverty. There has been a debate on the likely impact of the pandemic on the fertility on account of unmet need of family planning.

The pandemic has a larger impact on socio -psychological and economic lives of the people. The return migration induced by the loss of job and the dwindling remittance flow adversely affected families, communities and economy. Loss of jobs and curtailment in the wages, and prolonged stay without any interaction with other family members and friends have caused socio-economic and mental stress. Patients of COVID-19 faced the additional risk of developing mental health problems due to stigma and discrimination from their family members and the community. Even the front-line health care providers faced stressful condition while discharging their COVID-19 duties. It is also widely highlighted in the media that gender inequality and gender discrimination increased during the period.

Most services in health care facilities crippled during this period due to the restriction in the movement and the fear of infection. Furthermore, health providers were preoccupied with the treatment of COVID cases with scant attention for other essential services such as maternal, child health, abortion and services for non-communicable diseases.

COVID-19 has also challenged the capacity of the public health system of developing and developed countries. On the one hand, developing countries had a scarcity of infrastructure and resources; on the other hand, developed countries were not in a position to manage so many cases of COVID patients. On the positive side of this pandemic, countries that were lagging in the completeness of the Civil Registration System were able to give daily COVID 19 infected cases, death and recovery.

The spurt of virtual platforms for communication, internet services, and health products during this period was tremendous. There is a deluge to the development of a vaccine for the virus globally by the pharmaceutical companies. Ventilators and ICU equipment for the care of patients were essential, and companies responded to it very emphatically. Furthermore,health and hygiene products manufactured and appeared in great quantity in the market leading to the behavioural change in the hygienic practises.With this current scenario of the pandemic and related issues, the International Institute for Population Sciences is organising IIPS International Seminar during 18-20 March 2021 using a virtual platform. The seminar includes plenary sessions, technical sessions, and flash presentation/ poster session.


  • Utilization of Health care and pandemic
  • Morbidity and Mortality during Pandemic and non-pandemic period
  • Migration, remittances and pandemic
  • Social Policies, role of media and Pandemic
  • Marriage, Fertility, Family Planning and Abortion services
  • Gender Issues
  • Spatial pattern and pandemic
  • Data collection during pandemic : challenges and opportunities
  • Any theme, other than the above

Instructions for submitting abstracts:

Abstract Content (not more than 300 word, should include: Introduction, Objective, Methodology, critical findings & Conclusion). The presenting author can write or paste the abstract of not more than 300 words in the space provided.The abstract should not contain the name of the author/s, designation and affiliation to any institutions.

Extended Abstract (optional, not more than 1500 words)This may contain detailed write up on Introduction, Objective, Methodology, critical findings & Conclusion and tables of not more than 1500 words.

Full Paper (Optional, notmore than 3000 words)The full paper should not exceed a maximum of 3000 words and should include: introduction; methods; results; discussion; references; tables; figures. Use ‘Times New Roman’ font with a size of ‘12’.

References must be alphabetically (Harvardstyle). List all authors when there are six or fewer authors; when there are seven or more, listthe first three, then 'et al'. Sample references are as follows:

  1. Standard journal article: McIsaac SJ, Wilkinson RG. Income distribution andcause-specific mortality. Eur J Public Health 1997;7:45-53.
  2. Book reference: Colson JH, Armour WJ. Sports injuries and their treatment. 2nd reved.London: S Paul, 1986.
  3. Chapter in a book: Weinstein L, Swartz MN. Pathologic properties of invadingmicroorganisms. In: Sodeman WA Jr, Sodeman WA, editors. Pathologic physiologymechanisms of disease. Philadelphia: Saunders, 1974:457-72.

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