Dr Neelam Aggarwal

Dr Neelam Aggarwal , Professor , department of obstetrics & gynecology , PGIMER , Chandigarh.

    Awards & Honours

  • Co- author of second prize winner poster titled “Classifying stillbirth in a tertiary care hospital of Northern India- ICD-PM versus Simplified CODAC” at the Obstetric Medicine Update -2018 on 1st 2nd December 2018 at Hyderabad- Awarded by Dr Jason Gardosi (Director, Perinatal Institute UK).
  • IOG Dr Stya Paul Awards 2019 for excellence in menopause Research & Services.
  • One of the published papers picked up by John Hopkins &awarded Level 1b Evidence.
  • National President of Indian Menopause Society 2018-2019.

    Profile

  • 35+ years clinical work experiencein Obstetrics & Gynecology in North India’s premier tertiary facility.
  • Looking after MSD ( Medical surgical disorders in pregnancy) , CO ( Cardio obstetric ) & menopause clinics since 24 years.
  • 10+ year’s experience with SEAR NBBD as a Principal investigator and surveillance expert Publications in peer reviewed journal, presentation at national &international conferences.
  • Working group member of various advisory groups of International stillbirth alliance (ISA) including Still birth advocacy working group (SAWG), ISA bereavement group (IBeWG), Parent voice initiative advisory group ( PVIAG).

    Work Experience

    A. Clinical
  • Professor in the department of Obstetrics &Gynecology, PGIMER Chandigarh, India. Second ranked academic & research institute in India with tertiary patient care.
  • Coordinator for monthly and annual interdepartmental perinatal death review committee and part of perinatal audit team for stillbirth surveillance review & response under NBBD.
  • Providing bereavement care and running a postpartum OPDespecially for bereavement care for women with adverse perinatal outcome (stillbirth, neonatal deaths and ETOPFA).
  • B. Education
  • Involved in clinical and surgical training of Postgraduates, Fellows, Nurses & Technicians.
  • Member of committees for various consensus documents & clinical practice guidelines.
  • C. Research
  • Peer Reviewer for many indexed journals like BJOG, BMC, JMH, LGH etc.
  • Chief Editor - journal of mid-life health(JMH) 2016-2018.
  • Associate Editor - BMC Women’s health 2019-2020.
  • Senior member Editorial Board BMC Women’s health 2020- present.
  • Research in Still birth, GDM in collaboration with various International collaborators WHOSEARO, UNFPA, Still birth centre of Excellence (CRE) Centre for chronic disease control, Australia.
  • Principal Investigator India for PVI advocacy tool kit project of ISA sponsored by PMNCH and phase 2 by WHOSEARO.
  • Principal Investigator India for COCOON Global study.

    Stillbirths Surveillance experience in collaboration with WHO-SEARO/ ISA

  • Pioneer for SB surveillance in India in collaboration with WHOSEARO
  • Principal investigator Coordinating Newborn Birth Defects and stillbirth surveillance network- responsible for 10 hospitals of northern India with high delivery load (>5000 per year).
  • Managing data collection, ensuring all center submit complete accurate and timely surveillance data. Collaborate with WHO office to manage data analysis, verification and reporting to track progress.
  • Master trainer for capacity building, implementation and monitoring of birth defects and stillbirth surveillance in India and other NBBD participating centers in the Region.
  • Pioneer in starting bereavement care in India following pregnancy loss. Just validated and tested the tool.Started since 1 year.
  • Invited speaker by WHOSEARO at various regional, & international meetings to share experience on still birth surveillance.
  • Member of SAWG and BeWG( Still birth advocacy working group and bereavement working group.
  • Regional coordinator (RC) for still birth advocacy Asia Region.
  • Facilitator for SBSR trainings & MPDSR trainings by MCGL& WHOSEARO.
  • Resource Person for
    • Various National workshops on strengthening birth defects and still births surveillance.
    • Training on BD surveillance and still birth surveillanceby Family Health Division, Department of Health Services, Ministry of Health.
    • Workshops on “Strengthening National Network for Newborn, Birth defects and Still Birth in SEAR countries.
    • Revision of technical documents to adapt ICD PM Classification system for classifying Stillbirths from simplified COD-AC to ICD-PM classification system.
  • Publications
    • Research publications in various peer reviewed journals- 193.
    • Chapters to books-14.