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IFCA’s 6th International Chefs Conference 2015 Sponsors

IFCA Global Culinary Exchange Sponsors



IFCA Women’s Forum (Indian Federation of Chef’s Association) is an initiative which strives to increase visibility of women chefs within the country and in International platforms.It endeavours to support them in their efforts to advance their careers while balancing work and family.

IFCA’s Young Chef’s Forum has been established with the focus of building a stronger lineage of chefs for tomorrow, with greater focus on substantial achievements that can positively impact the Culinary Industry as a whole even as the individual chef is empowered to make the right choices.

There are currently no vacancies.

Chefs Guild Of India aims to develop the culinary professional and promote culinary tourism across all state borders, cities & towns.
The Indian Culinary Forum (ICF) was formed at New Delhi in 1987 as an exclusive non-profit association of and for members of the culinary profession across the nation.
The South India Culinary Association (SICA) is a fraternity of culinary professionals, representing the finest hotels, restaurants and culinary institutions in South India.
The Western India Culinary Association (WICA), WICA aims to foster educational programs, with lectures and demonstrations by culinarians and catering experts.
IFCA aims to develop the culinary professiona and promote curilnary tourism even as it continuously scaled up Indian cuisine on the Global platform
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  • Risk of Hospital Readmission Among Infants With Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome


    Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) is a postnatal drug withdrawal syndrome that may last for months. Our objective was to determine if infants with NAS are at increased risk for hospital readmission compared with uncomplicated term and late preterm newborns.


    In this longitudinal retrospective cohort study, administrative data were used for all births from 2006 to 2009 in the New York State Inpatient Database. We identified infants with NAS, born late preterm or uncomplicated term, as independent groups using diagnostic codes and determined readmission rates. We fit a multivariable logistic regression model with 30-day readmission after discharge as the outcome and infant characteristics, clinical morbidities, insurance type, and length of birth hospitalization as predictors.


    From 2006 to 2009 in New York State, 700 613 infants were classified as uncomplicated term, 51 748 were born late preterm, and 1643 infants were diagnosed with NAS. After adjusting for confounders, infants with NAS (odds ratio [OR] 2.49, 95% confidence interval [CI] 1.75–3.55) were more likely than uncomplicated term infants to be readmitted within 30 days of birth hospitalizations. The risk of readmission was similar to late preterm infants (OR 2.26, 95% CI 2.09–2.45). Length of birth hospitalization in days was inversely related to odds of being readmitted within 30 days of birth hospitalization (OR 0.94 95% CI 0.92–0.96).


    When compared with uncomplicated term infants, infants diagnosed with NAS were more than twice as likely to be readmitted to the hospital. Future research and state-level policies should investigate means to mitigate risk of hospital readmission for infants with NAS.

  • Clinical Impact of an Antimicrobial Stewardship Program on Pediatric Hospitalist Practice, a 5-Year Retrospective Analysis


    Hospitalists increasingly serve as the primary physicians for children hospitalized with infections. Consequently, hospitalists frequently interact with institutional antimicrobial stewardship programs (ASPs). Understanding how these services interact can inform ongoing practice improvement efforts. The objectives of this study were to identify factors associated with ASP recommendations among hospitalist-managed children, and to determine the association of ASP interventions with clinical outcomes for hospitalist-managed patients.


    We retrospectively analyzed ASP reviews of hospitalist patients from a children’s hospital from March 2008 to June 2013. Clinical factors associated with an ASP recommendation were determined. Length of stay and 30-day readmission were compared between cases of agreement and disagreement with ASP recommendations.


    The ASP reviewed 2163 hospitalist patients, resulting in 350 recommendations (16.2% of reviews). Hospitalists agreed with ASP recommendations in 86.9% of cases. The odds of an ASP recommendation decreased during the study period. Ceftriaxone was the most common antibiotic associated with a recommendation (154/350, 44.0%); community-acquired pneumonia was the most common diagnosis (105/350, 30.0%). Antibiotic discontinuation was the most often recommendation; hospitalists most often disagreed with consulting infectious diseases. Disagreement with ASP recommendations was associated with a decreased length of stay of 15.4 (95% confidence interval –33.2 to 1.1) hours but not 30-day readmission prevalence.


    Pediatric hospitalists and ASPs can form an effective collaboration that improves antibiotic use while providing safe care. Better characterization of the areas of disagreement between hospitalists and ASPs is needed. Future studies are needed to identify ASP strategies that will be beneficial in other hospitalist settings.