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Collaborative & Innovative

Our first priority at the Association of Neonatal Therapists (ANT) is to accomplish results, and we understand that the quality of our campaigns and relationships is critical to our success.

We started two awards worth more than Rs. 5000 in 2022. It is known as the Late Smt. Soma Devi Meena Memorial - NEOANT 2022 Award.

1. Best Research Paper

2. Best Poster

The winners of the aforementioned are Dr. Shailaja Jaywant and Dr. Sukanya Shelke, respectively.

The award winners received a certificate and a check.

NEOANT2022: Programs

Tentative Agenda


Inauguration Session

10.00 a.m.- 10.03 a.m.

Prayer along with lighting of the lamp (by Dr Sushmita Ahirwal, Asst. Prof. MGOTC)

10.03 a.m.- 10. 05 a.m.

Welcome of dignitaries by host Dr. Megha Satyawali, Asst. Prof. MGOTC, Jaipur

10.05 a.m.- 10.10 a.m.

Welcome address by Dr. Hemant Nandgaonkar  , President of ANT, Mumbai

10.10 a.m.- 10.20 a.m.

Report on Scientific Programs by Dr. Geetika Sood, Chairperson, Scientific Program Committee, Bangalore

10.20 a.m.-10.23 a.m.

Address by Conference advisor, Dr. Munish Kumar Kakkar, PHOD, Padiatrics, MGUMST

10.23 a.m.- 10.25 a.m.

Worlds of Encouragement by Patron and Guest of Honor, Dr. Sudhir Sachdev, Vice-Chancellor, MGUMST, Jaipur 

10.25 a.m.- 10.30 a.m.

Blessings by Patron in Chief & Chief Guest, Dr. Vikas Chandra Swarankar, Chancellor, MGUMST

Scientific Program Schedule

(Scientific Chairperson: Dr. Geetika Sood, Co-ordinator: Dr Agrima Aggarwal)  

Session Chair by: 1. Dr. Munish Kumar Kakkar, PHOD, Pediatric, MGMC&H, Jaipur                                                                        

Guest Speaker: Dr. Sourabh Singh, Director, NICU, Mahatma Gandhi Hospital, Jaipur

Topic: Oro-Motor Stimulation for preterm feeding

Timing: 10:30 am - 10: 50am

COMPETITIVE (Paper Presentation)


Every Presenter have a slot of 10 minutes (8 minutes for presentation and 2 minutes for Q/A)

10.50 a.m.- 11:00 am

Semi structured Sensory Enrichment intervention

Dr. Soni Dhama

11.00 a.m. – 11 :10 am

Color tagging for accessing documentation in NICU 

Dr. Sanika Gawade

11.10 a.m. – 11 :20 am

Educating mothers about arousal cues during feeding

Dr. Kaveri Jadhav

11.20 a.m. – 11 :30 am

Challenges in splinting a neonate with Radial dysplasia.

Dr. Sanjeevanee Charde

11.30 a.m. – 11 :40 am

End of life care in neonates

Dr. Hiral Sakaria

11.40 a.m. – 11 :50 am

The effect of pre-feeding protocol with and without tactile and kinesthetic stimulation on oral motor ability & neurodevelopment status of preterm infants

Dr. Shailaja Sandeep jaywant

11.50am – 12.00 am

Assessment Tools for breastfeeding readiness among preterm infants

Dr. Konica Layak

12.00 pm to 12.10 pm

Physiotherapy Intervention in Pierre Robin Sequence with respiratory distress and feeding difficulties: A Case Report

Dr Radhika Attal

Guest Lecturer : Dr. Geetika Sood,

Topic: Cue Based Feeding – a Research Based Guideline

Timing: 12:10 pm  – 12:30 pm

COMPETITIVE (Poster- Presentation)

 12 :30 pm-12.40 pm

Scooping Review on Effect of Nesting and Swaddling on Sleep Pattern of Preterm Infants.

Dr. Sukanya Shelke

12.40 pm. – 12 :50 pm

Exploring the untapped technological advances in neonatal feeding 

Dr. Dejul Dedhiya

12.50 pm. – 01 :00 pm

Some feeding techniques and devices which will improve infants’ oral feeding skills – Meta analysis

Dr. Shubhangi Bankar, kaveri Sanika

Lunch: 01: 00 to 1:30 pm

Guest Speaker: Dr. Nikhil Marwaha, Associate Dean Research & Professor & Head, Department of Pediatric & Preventive Dentistry, Mahatma Gandhi Dental College, Jaipur

Topic:  Feeding in Children- Boon or Bane for teeth

Time: 01:30 pm to 01:50 pm

Guest Speaker: Dr. Shailaja Sandeep Jaywant

Topic:  Use of prefeeding assessment tools in NICU

Time: 01:50 pm to 02:10 pm

NON - COMPETITIVE (Paper Presentation)

02.10 p.m. – 02 :20 pm

Scoping Review on Effect of Haberman Feeder vs Prosthetic Obturator on Feeding in infants with Cleft Palate

Pradhnya Lonare

02.20 p.m. – 02 :30 pm

Breastfeeding challenges and concerns for working mothers

Bhuvaneswari Kumaar

02.30 p.m. – 02 :40 pm

Effect of Postnatal Age on the Tactile Manual Abilities of Full Term Infants

Dr Rahul Bisen

02.40 p.m. – 02 :50 pm

*Validation of scale for identifying autism spectrum disorder: Pilot study

Preethi Hs

Tea Break:

03: 10 pm - 3:20 pm

Cultural Program: 3:20 pm - 3: 30pm

Award Distribution:  3:30 pm - 4: 00pm

Vote of Thanks


Organizing Secretary,

Dr. S. K. Meena



Annual National Conference (Online)

Exploring the feeding Options

We see every challenge as an opportunity, and this initiative helps us ensure that our partners are better prepared to manage the unique situations they find themselves in. We are invested in an innovative approach that empowers our community and delivers the support they need, when they need it.

Date - 3rd April, 2022

Submission of papers / posters Abstract (100 words in IMRAD Format) -  1st March, 2022.

Please submit at

(Conference registration is Mandatory for the presenters)


Active Members & UG Students - INR 400/

Non members - INR 800/

Organizing Secretary - SK Meena

Mahatma Gandhi College of Occupational Therapy, Jaipur.

Scientific chairperson - Geetika Sood, Bangalore​

Payment details Payment will be accepted by NEFT 

Bank Name :Canara Bank  Branch :Mumbai, Parel  Name of the Account holder :Association of Neonatal Therapists Account number :0110201004920  IFSC CODE :CNRB0000110  

Simple Registration Process

Pay by NEFT - Send Your details along with transaction details to


Certification Exams 2022

3rd April 2022

Through our Support Services, we have the potential to make a real and positive change in the community. This is one of our key areas of focus here at Association of Neonatal Therapists (ANT), and a source of much success for our Non-Profit Organization. Get in touch with us today and see how you can lend a helping hand with this program.

You assist us in building, promoting, or being a part of the team.

Examination fee - Rs. 1000/-

350 hours Clinical Training & Mentorship fee - Rs. 40000/-

Last date for registration of CNT Examination 2022 - 10th March, 2022.

Payment at

Bank Name :Canara Bank  Branch :Mumbai, Parel  Name of the Account holder :Association of Neonatal Therapists Account number :0110201004920  IFSC CODE :CNRB0000110  


The ANT is honoured to collaborate with the Mahatma Gandhi College of Occupational Therapy in Jaipur. The ANT's 4th Annual National Conference is taking place this year.

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Cultural Program

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