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jan - march 2012 - Indian Academy of Pediatrics
Contents
1. From the Desk of Dr. Rohit C. Agrawal, IAP President 2012...................................................................................... 2
2. From the Desk of Dr. C. P. Bansal, IAP President 2013............................................................................................. 3
3. From the Desk of Dr. T. U. Sukumaran, IAP President 2011...................................................................................... 4
4. From the Desk of Dr. Manoj T. Rathi, IAP Vice President 2012.................................................................................. 5
5. Honorary Secretary General Dr. Sailesh G Gupta reports.......................................................................................... 6
6. IAP Awards 2011.................................................................................................................................................. 10
7. Highlights of IAP Action Plan 2012........................................................................................................................ 15
8. Report of Pedicon 2012, Gurgaon......................................................................................................................... 19
9. Report of 5th IAP Pediatric Quiz for Post Graduates............................................................................................... 21
10.Report of 24th IAP Pediatric Quiz for Undergraduates............................................................................................ 22
11.IAP Committee on Immunization (IAP COI) 2011-13: Activities report.................................................................... 23
12.Report of IAP PALS Group.................................................................................................................................... 25
13.Fellowship in Neonatology of IAP Neonatology Chapter.......................................................................................... 27
14.IAP Family Benefit Scheme (IAP FBS) – A report................................................................................................... 29
15.IAP Neonatal Resuscitation Program (IAP NRP FGM) – A report............................................................................ 35
16.Pedicon 2013 – Announcement: Call for Papers for Pedicon 2013;
Call for Nomination for late Dr. Shantilal C. Sheth Oration 2013.............................................................................. 37
17.Inviting Bids for Pedicon 2015............................................................................................................................... 41
18.Important Announcement...................................................................................................................................... 44
19.Call for IAP Trainee Fellowships 2012.................................................................................................................... 48
20.Letter to office bearers of IAP Branches and Chapters, Groups and Cells................................................................ 49
21.Bouquets.............................................................................................................................................................. 51
22.Almanac............................................................................................................................................................... 52
23.Publications of IAP................................................................................................................................................ 53
24.IMS Act – A reminder to IAP members.................................................................................................................. 56
25.IMS Act – A New Perspective by Dr. Devaraj Raichur............................................................................................. 65
26.Letter from Ministry of Women & Child Development, GOI reg. sponsorship by front organizations of
baby food manufacturing companies..................................................................................................................... 68
27.Polio free India: A dream comes true!.................................................................................................................... 72
28.Citizen’s Alliance Against Malnutrition!.................................................................................................................. 74
29.IAP’s work against Female Foeticide...................................................................................................................... 75
30.Changing Diabetes in Children............................................................................................................................... 76
31.Notice for IAP Election – 2013.............................................................................................................................. 77
32.E-voting in IAP Election – comments solicited....................................................................................................... 83
33.Performa for IAP Member Information for Central IAP Members Directory 2012..................................................... 86
34.IAP Membership Form.......................................................................................................................................... 87
From the Desk of Dr. Rohit C. Agrawal,
IAP President 2012
Dear Fellow IAPians,
Greetings from your president with warm wishes for a very
happy, joyous and “happening” year ahead.
At the outset, let me perform a holistic duty of extending
my heartfelt gratitude for getting me elected to this coveted
and highest post in IAP.
I am sure, you must have thoroughly enjoyed a scientific
cum socio-cultural feast at Gurgaon and by now must
have come out of the aura of PEDICON fever. You may
feel free to send me your critical and analytical feedback,
so that any shortcomings may be subjected to corrective
measures in future Pedicons. Though a dedicated Pedicon
team under the leadership of Drs. Ramesh Goyal and
Mahaveer Jain have put forth relentless efforts to make
it a grand success, if any lapses might have occurred, I
would not shy to apologize on their behalf. The theme of
the conference was very unique “Nurture with care – Save
the girl child” confounding towards “Female child abuse,
neglect and feticide”.
Friends, IAP is entering into its 50th year and next year we
will be celebrating the Golden Jubilee. Let us all, on this
Golden occasion pledge to work for the cause of IAP by
strengthening its arms and for the cause of children of this
country by attempting to achieve MDG-4, i.e. Reduction of
child mortality to 1/3rd by 2015. This is only possible by
“Rationalizing diagnostic, investigating, management
and preventive (vaccination) strategies”. Keeping this
philosophy in mind, I have had envisaged many activities/
programs under IAP Action Plan for the year 2012, with a
thrust on Office Practice. I am happy to inform you that,
successful national ToTs were being held at Gurgaon for
“Difficult Adolescent in Office Practice”, “Difficult Anemia in
Office Practice”, “Seizure and Movement Disorder in Office
Practice”, “Office Preparedness for Pediatric Emergencies
(OPPE)” and “How do I investigate?”. They are all ready to be
rolled out soon. “How do I manage?”, “Rational Antibiotics
in Office Practice” and “Training in Pediatric Skills for PGs
(TIPS)” are almost on the verge of getting completed and
will follow the suit soon. “Problem TB”, “Rheumatology
in Pediatric Practice”, “Pediatric Surgical emergencies for
pediatricians” and “SAM Guidelines” are in the pipeline and
hopefully should be released in the next half of the year.
The popular old modules like “ATM”, “ARCTM”, “ASOV”,
“PSPID”, “CDMP”, “RTI” and “GEM” are being revised to
be rolled out. I am thankful to all the past presidents from
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Dr. Nitin Shah to Dr. TU Sukumaran for allowing me to
continue with these modules. You be assured, all these
programs would be equi-distributed to all the regions,
states and city/district branches in the coming months.
The historical achievement of the year was the publication
of “Color Atlas of Pediatrics” – the 1st of its kind in the
world. The improvised “5th edition of IAP-TBP” is in the
process to be released during Pedicon 2013. Few very
important decisions do merit to be mentioned here like
--- NRP in a new avatar with a forged merger with NNF,
a forged alliance with GOI in the form of PPP, the much
awaited but in limbo “Pediatric software” is ready for sale
to our members, SAM Guidelines are finalized, E-voting
election module is in the pipeline and provisional decision
to make a group of 5 nations of South-Asia viz. India,
Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka, which was
initiated by me during my recent visit to Dhaka.
It is indeed a privilege for me to announce five national
events to be held in the coming months like “National
Congress on Asthma”, “National Vaccine Congress
– VACCICON”, “National Congress on Pneumonia –
PNEUMOCON”, “ National Congress on Antibiotics –
ABCON” and a “National CME to be hosted by the Emirates
branch at Dubai”.
I am grateful to my predecessor, Dr. TU Sukumaran for
guiding and giving free hand in constituting new programs.
I am thankful to the immediate past Sec. Gen. Dr. Tanmay
Amladi for his full support and cooperation, particularly
in the matters related to Pedicon 2012. I appreciate with
admiration CIAPO and office staff, particularly Mr. Ajay
Surve for remaining as ‘Eveready torch’ with me. I am
indeed blessed with a visionary President elect, Dr. CP
Bansal who will surely increase my strength by virtue of
his wisdom, a ferocious workaholic Sec Gen in Dr. Sailesh
Gupta, a very mature and learned Treasurer in Dr. Pravin
Mehta and sincere, obedient, hard-working AAA in Dr. Bakul
Parekh and Executive Officer in Dr. Anand Vasudev.
Friends, I wish IAP as an organization should scale
new heights in the near future; but this is only possible
if we come out of petty politics, election disputes, court
cultures, regionalism and work together united with only
one LAKSHYA in mind “IAP – Child Health – Academics”
Jai Hind! Jayati Jayo IAP!!
Dr. Rohit C. Agrawal
IAP BULLETIN
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From the Desk of Dr. C. P. Bansal,
IAP President 2013
Greetings from Gwalior.
I convey my “Thanks” at a “very humble & soft note" that
carries a strong and everlasting commitment for you and
the Indian Academy of Pediatrics. IAP again emerged as
final winner, obliging me this time, by carrying me with it.
You were the judges this time and I am committed to prove
your judgment as worth for the cause of IAP. All tributaries
of thoughts concerning the welfare of our beloved
Academy need to be united again to flow in a common
course to achieve its original strength.
With your support I have taken couple of decisions – for
the Pedicon 2013 like as I have mentioned previously also
that I will try to tap the waste untapped academic potential
of IAP – you might miss many old “Traditional” speakers
– they would be replaced by young dynamic academicians
(which have been suggested by office bearers of different
branches and chapters). You will miss IAP AAP CME
but the money saved would be utilized in waving the
registration fee of all the esteemed faculty.
I am extremely grateful to Dr Rohit Agarwal for helping
me out in simultaneously planning and gearing the IAP for
Golden Jubilee celebrations. Dr Sailesh Gupta has been
very meticulous and helpful to me in rendering the support
of IAP office. Dr Piyush Gupta needs special mention as
he is helping me day in and day out – not only in drafting
the science of Pedicon 2013 but in all the matters related
to IAP. I am indebted to entire MP and specially Gwalior
IAPians who has always stood with me.
Please keep posting your valuable suggestions and
comments about IAP functioning and mission statement of
IAP – they will provide me direction to work. I do not intend
to close email contact with you after I have won. I hope to
continue the dialogue and keep on troubling you with my
thoughts and collections time and again – however if you
are not getting my educative email – please email/message
your email id.
I do remember and I am deemed to follow all my manifesto
points and also the cover all my “resolutions” which I have
passed myself for me – as I find myself more committed
and enthused to serve IAP and its branches, chapters and
members My resolutions are IAP BULLETIN
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1. Surakshit Shishu Janam (Safe Childbirth) – I will
keep on strengthening NRP program – thanks to NNF
and our Naveen Thacker, Panna Choudhary, Vineet
Saxena and Vikas Goyal with entire team to working so
nicely.
2. Swasth evam Tanav Rahit Kishore (Healthy and Calm
Adolescent) – I am happy that Dr JS Tuteja Sir has very
nicely taken up the agenda and I will whole heatedly
supporting to the agenda.
3. Pratirakshit Shiashav (Protect the Childhood) – Every
child needs to be immunized – we must pledge to take
combat pentavalent vaccine as need of the time –we
must recommend it.
4. Gyan Prasar (Spread knowledge) – We will leave
no stone unturned to ensure that the latest scientific
updates are available to remotest member of our
IAP family – the guidelines need to be made and
disseminated. The “Indian Pediatrics” is the ONLY
activity that IAP is doing for every member and its
acceptance and sanctity is increasing – it is an indexed
journal now – hence we must ensure to support IP in
all possible ways.
5. Punya Karma (Do A Sanctimonious Act) – We will
provide medical help to at least one “poor most” patient
at our door step, every day & will initiate help to orphan
kids from our end, free of cost. IAP is registered as a
Charitable organisation and hence law also says that
we must do some charity work, I propose to start BLS
for lay persons – and should go to every school and
other NGOs to spread this in community.
6. Vistrat Adhaar (Expand the Base) – I request each
one of you motivate every Pediatrician to join IAP to
maximize our base. Institutional members should
trigger off this campaign by inspiring their PG students
to join us to avoid hassles of filling membership forms
later. Remember- An association is as powerful as its
membership base.
I request each of you to kindly pray for our sincere and
effective efforts for a strong IAP.
Jai IAP
Dr. C. P. Bansal
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From the Desk of Dr. T. U. Sukumaran,
IAP President 2011
Dear fellow Academicians,
It is my pleasure and privilege to write this message for
next issue of Academy Today. As the IPP of the Academy
I am quite happy and relaxed now after a hectic IAP year
2011.When I look back I am quite happy in that I could do
some unique program for the Academy.
My dream project for this IAP year is 2011 Family Benefit
Scheme (FBS IAP). Even though IAP is doing a lot of
work for child survival, this is the first program for the
benefit of the family of IAP members. CIAP has approved
the implementation of FBS, to provide financial help to
the families of its members in the event of death of the
member. FBS is “for the members, by the members, and
of the members” a mutually beneficial compassionate and
benevolent scheme with Hyderabad as its headquarters.
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This scheme was launched at Hyderabad on 27th March
2011.Now more than thousand pediatricians have become
the members of this scheme. I request all my fellow
pediatricians to become members of the scheme.
IAP 2012 was started with a big bang with Pedicon 2012
at Gurgaon. I congratulate DR MP Jain, the Organizing
Secretary and DR Ramesh Goyal the organizing Chairman
for conducting such a fantastic conference. The new team
of office bearers has taken over under the able guidance of
Dr. Rohit Agrawal, the President and Dr. Sailesh Gupta, the
Secretary General. My hearty congrats and best wishes
to all Office bearers of IAP 2012 and I assure my whole
hearted support. I wish all of you a very happy, prosperous
and academic IAP year.
Dr. T. U. Sukumaran
IAP BULLETIN
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From the Desk of Dr. Manoj T. Rathi,
IAP Vice President 2012
Dear Pediatrician Friends,
Wish you all a happy holi and an adventorous summer.
You the elite members of IAP and the NATIONAL executives
of central IAP have elected me to my dream come true post
of national Vice President central IAP. I am deeply concious
of the honour and I am grateful for the confidence which
you have reposed in me.From time to time I shall share
with you my IDEAS, my HOPESand my DREAMS but even
more I want to listen to you,to your queries, your IDEAS
and your DREAMS.Together we shall share the dreams and
the ECSTASY of building IAP in GOLDEN JUBILEE YEAR
which is in real sense reaching every nook & corner of
the country.
IT IS WELL SAID -MY EARLY AND INVINCIBLE LOVE
OF READING I WOULD NOT EXCHANGE FOR ANY
TREASURES. Dear colleagues read this ACADEMY TODAY
very carefully because it is not mere a bulletin but a chance
to go ahead with IAP, bringing details of many projects for
every members.
1. It has been well said - THE FAMILY IS MORE SACRED
THAN STATE.Please enroll as founder member of
FAMILY BENEFIT SCHEME and reap the maximum
advantage to secure the future of your nears and dears.
2. 'KNOWLEDGE IS LIKE A DEEP WELL FED BY
PERENNIAL SPRINGS,AND YOUR MIND IS A LITTLE
BUCKET THAT YOU DROP INTO IT, YOU WILL GET
AS MUCH AS YOU CAN ASSIMILATE. Here IAP is
publishing lot of good books written by eminent
authors and published by IAPs own GWALIOR
Publishing house at a very economical rates.Please
purchase,read and make this books part of every
medical college library.
3. As a great new initiative a list of good talented new
speakers from every branch have been called for our
GOLDEN JUBILEE PEDICON 2013 at Kolkatta.Please
get registered at earliest and humble request take
maximum advantage ot the great scientific feast.Please
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do not mix your tourism with scientific conferences
because 'EDUCATION IS THE CHIEF DEFENSE OF
NATION AND BETTERMENT OF CHILD HEALTH IS IN
YOUR HANDS'.
4. CHILDREN & CHILDREN SPECIALISTS HAVE ONE
COMMON MASTER ORGAN - INQUISITIVENESS'. My
dear P.G students and young turk pediatricians please
apply for lot of national and international fellowships
available through IAP. Also send your reseach works
for lot of prestigious awards in different categories at
pedicon.
Six essential qualities that are key to success - Sincerity,
Personal integrity, Humility, Courtesy, Wisdom and Charity.
Our dear President
Dr Rohit Agrawal has all this qualities and he has made a
very good presidential action plan to reach every part of IAP
in country.President Elect Dr C P Bansal says SUCCESS IS
A JOURNEY AND NOT DESTINATION and he has from very
first day of his tenure started planning his vision plans for
2013. I am really fortunate & thankfull from the bottom of
my heart to both the stalwards Dr ROHIT sir and Dr Bansal
sir for not only involving me in in every activity but also
giving place in thier heart by showering love & affection.
Congratulations to Dr Sukumaran sir for great year
2011,our disciplined and prompt secretary Dr Shailesh,
perfectionist treasurer Dr Pravin Mehta, young enthusiastic
jt secretary Dr Jaydeep, Editors Dr Piyush & Dr Neduchelian
and dynamic and artistic AAA Dr Bakul Parekh it is great
working with you all.
Last appeal colleagues please each of you can increase
our strength by making one new member.
And send your correct details for central IAP directory as
early as possible.
npeejeW KkeenerMeW Ssmeer kesÀ nj KkeenerMe hej oce efvekeÀues.
Dr Manoj Rathi
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Your Honorary Secretary
General Reports
Dear Valuable members of IAP,
The year 2011 was indeed a great year for Indian Academy
of Pediatrics. Under the leadership of the Immediate
Past President, Dr T U Sukumaran, the year began with
the successful organization of 48th National Conference
in January 2011 at Jaipur, and went on to see the
development and conduct of several academic modules in
different branches of IAP. The first three months of 2012
have been equally wonderful. Pedicon 2012 was declared
a super success by almost everyone, and on all fronts.
The Organizing team, led by the Organizing Chairperson,
Organizing Secretary and the Treasurer deserve a
collective pat on their backs for their contribution to this
success. They hosted more than 7000 delegates over 3
days, without confusion at any level.
The meeting of the Executive Board held in January at
Gurgaon was well conducted and well participated-in
by enthusiastic EB members, led by a very Proactive
President, and took very important decisions with far
reaching and good consequences for IAP. It was one of the
sincerest, coolest and most productive EB meetings of IAP.
The 49th General Body meeting of IAP held at Gurgaon,
was similarly a well attended and well conducted event.
The President was ably supported by other office bearers
of IAP and was cooperated with by the entire General Body.
Unfortunately, the much anticipated Special General Body
Meeting called to discuss amendments to the Constitution
of IAP could not be held due to lack of time, and with the
general approval of the members of IAP present there. It
will now be organized during Pedicon 2013 at Kolkata.
Several administrative meetings were held at Gurgaon
and good decisions were arrived at. A Public-PrivatePartnership meeting was held with Unicef, where several
areas of partnership between IAP and Unicef were
identified for furtherance of the objectives of child health in
India. An all-inclusive meeting was held to consolidate IAP
guidelines on Severe Acute Malnutrition in Children with
leading nutrition experts of the country participating in the
discussion. There was a meeting to discuss strategies to
counter viral encephalitis in children. A new IAP software
was demonstrated to a group of experts from Central IAP,
Computers and Medical Informatics committee and those
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involved with development of the last Pediatric Software.
Amongst several other meetings, the President, for the
very first time organized a meeting of IAP office bearers
with the office bearers of district and city branches of IAP.
Concreted decisions were taken at all of these meetings
and appropriately communicated to concerned members,
especially the branches and chapters of IAP
Three important books were released by IAP at the Pedicon
2012 Inaugural function and these are, the Color Atlas of
Pediatrics, the first of its kind anywhere in the world, the
book on Childhood Disability and the second edition of the
Text book of Nephrology. The color Atlas of Pediatrics is
immensely popular and is already in the stage of discussion
for a second edition, all copies of the first edition having
been lapped up eagerly. The method of procurement of the
other two books published by IAP is detailed elsewhere in
this bulletin. IAP National Publication House has ambitious
plans to publish several IAP books from Gwalior and has a
very resourceful and enthusiastic team in office.
The functioning of the International Publication House
of IAP at Indore, being very efficiently managed by a
committed team was streamlined viz a viz Central IAP and
PALS activities, in the EBM of January, 2012.
IAP carried forward some action plans of 2010 and 2011
into 2012. Some of these are detailed in the following
paragraphs.
Through the IAP NRP FGM project which was supported
by AAP, LDSC, GOI and several state governments, the IAP
trained close to 25,000 health care providers and health
care workers in basic NRP (NSSK). The Administrative
Office of IAP NRP Project established at Gandhidham
in Kutch district is wonderfully coordinating Basic NRP
courses all over the country, through a very interactive
NRP website. In February 2012, IAP signed a historic MoU
of cooperation and coordination with NNF, and together
now, the two organizations will conduct NRP courses in
the country. Advanced (complete) NRP courses, based on
NRP 2010 guidelines of AAP, modified for Indian settings,
will be rolled out through selected specialist centers in the
near future. More details are provided elsewhere in this
bulletin.
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The programs of IAP Action Plan 2010, namely,
Comprehensive Diarrhea Management Program and
Asthma Training Module were carried forward in 2011.
In 2011, Advanced Science of Vaccinology Workshops
were conducted in 35 centers, ATM Workshops done in 35
centers, ARCTM Workshops done in 35 centers, ASKIAP
Workshops done in 28 centers, and CDMP Workshops
done in 45 centers. The CDMP module is set for a update
in 2012 and will be launched in its fresh new version in the
middle of 2012 in various IAP branches. ATM and ARCTM
courses will continue in 2012 and the ABC of Asthma book
will be released and made available at ATM courses in
2012.
PALS and BLS activities continued as in the previous years.
The PALS Group has through the International Publication
House at Indore printed 3000 new PALS and BLS manuals.
The group intends to conduct over 100 PALS courses
in 2012. They also wish to take the BLS program to the
community. More details are provided elsewhere in this
bulletin.
Post the successful conduct of the IAP UG Quiz and IAP
PG Quiz the National and the Joint National Coordinators
have been changed. The joint National coordinators have
been chosen from IAP West Bengal to facilitate the local
infrastructure for conduct of quiz during Pedicon 2013.
1001 new members were enrolled in 2011, and 264 new
members were enrolled in the first three months of 2012.
The total members as on March 31, 2012 are 19907.
Before the next General Body meeting at Kolkata, we will
have easily crossed the 20,000 mark
Final year MD Students, Rational Antibiotic Therapy, Anti
Tobacco Campaign for Students (under the auspices
of IPA- AAP global tobacco program), Child Friendly
School Initiative, CDs on Clinical Diagnosis, Text Book of
Clinical Pediatric Radiology Contributors, Text Book on
Childhood Disability, Allergic Rhinitis and Co morbidities
Training Module, Poor Scholastic Performance Program,
Neonatal Hearing Screening Program, Growth Monitoring,
Developmental Assessment and Autism, National CME
on recent advances in neonatology, pediatrics and
adolescence, Adolescent Counseling Training Program,
Family Benefit Scheme (FBS), Asthma Training Module,
Respiratory Tract Infections, Advancing Science of
Vaccinology and Problem Solving in Pediatric Infectious
Diseases.
The actions plans of 2012 are listed below Books
IAP textbook of pediatrics – 5th edition
Color Atlas of Pediatrics - 2nd edition
New Modules For Practicing Pediatricians
1 - How do I Manage ?
2 - How do I Investigate ?
3 – Office Preparedness' for Pediatric Emergencies
4 – Difficult adolescent in office practice
5 – Seizure & Movement disorders in office practice
6 – Problem Anemia in office practice
The IAP Executive Board of 2012 granted recognition to a
new IAP Dharmapuri District Branch (Tamil Nadu) and have
a provisional status of a group to IAP Research in Child
Health. The board also took some important decisions with
regard to the functioning of IAP branches and chapters and
the grant of awards to them. These are detailed elsewhere
in this bulletin
7 – Rational Antibiotic Therapy in Office Practice
The activities of 2011 included, Faculty Training Program,
Arts & Science of paper writing, Undergraduate Teaching
Slides, Intensive Clinical Training Program for DNB and
TIPS module – Training In Practical Skills
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8 – Rheumatology in office practice
9 – Problem TB in office practice
10 - Pediatric Surgical Emergencies for Pediatricians
For PG/UG Students
Intensive Clinical Training Program for PGs Revised UG
Teaching Slides
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Revised Teaching Modules For Practicing Pediatricians
For Parents and Parenting
• ATM
• Parvarish
• ARCTM
National Congresses
• RTI GEM
• National Congress on vaccines – “VACCICON” + 5
Regional Vaccicons
• R-PSPID
• SOV
• ASK IAP
• GEM (Golden hour emergency management)
• Safe injection practices and infection control
• National Conference on Pneumonia on World
Pneumonia Day
• National Conference on Asthma on World Asthma Day
• National Conference on Antibiotics
• National Conference on TB and HIV
Continuation of programs for Academicians
• National Conference on Protocols
• Art & science of paper writing
• National CME in Dubai (To be hosted by IAP Emirates
Branch)
• Faculty training program
• Training in research and methodology
• F : Training Courses (2 Days Courses)
Training Courses
• CPIDC (Comprehensive Pediatric Infectious Disease
Course – In Collaboration with IAP ID Chapter)
• EOV (Essentials Of Vaccinology)
Projects For Community
• NRP
• CDMP
• SAM Guidelines
For Adolescents
• Sleep Project
• Adolescent Obesity Control Program
• PSP Program
• CFSI Program
• Anti Tobacco Program
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The IAP EB of 2012 has devised an evaluation performa
which will be used to study the acceptance and impact
of programs under IAP Action plans and this will be
implemented for programs in 2012. An analysis of the
feedback from delegates will allow IAP EB to decide if
some program should continue or otherwise.
IAP members generously contributed toward the treatment
of a young member of our fraternity from Baroda who
required a bone marrow transplant, in response to an appeal
from Central IAP office. We were able to collect nearly Rs.
7.5 lakh for Dr Ghelani, who is undergoing treatment at
Pune. IAP EB in its June 2012 meeting will consider the
possibility of setting up a members benevolent fund to help
members in medical distress.
Most members in IAP, including the Election commissioners
understand the need for implementing a system of e voting
for IAP elections. A committee was formed to consider
the feasibility of e voting for IAP and to examine the
technicalities for a fool proof system that will satisfy all
requirements of a good election system. We will have a
demonstration in the IAP Executive Board meeting in June
2012, and will hopefully be able to present the system to
the General Body of IAP at Kolkata.
The Undersecretary to the Government of India has written
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to medical organizations including IAP, reminding about the
IMS Act and its provisions and informing that organizations
should ensure that their members do not participate in the
activities and educational programs organized by IMS
companies. The letter is included in this bulletin, as also
the IMS Act and a write up from the IYCF Chapter of IAP. An
alternate viewpoint to the IMS Act is presented by a senior
member of IAP
A directory of all members of IAP is under construction
and all members are requested earnestly to fill out the form
provided in this bulletin completely and legibly, and mail to
Central IAP office as soon as possible, lest your name be
inadvertently left out of the directory or appear therein sans
complete information.
IAP will enter its 50th year of existence in 2013, and a
committee constituted in the IAP EB of 2012 headed by
the young Vice President, is already preparing great plans
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for the celebration of IAP's Golden year beginning with
Pedicon 2013 and traversing the length and breadth of the
country throughout the year. A very enthusiastic, energetic,
and eager President elect has already chalked out his grand
plans for the benefit of IAP in 2013 and beyond.
I thank our Immediate Past President, congratulate our
current President, and wish very well for the President elect
of IAP. IAP has truly achieved the status of a Grand Old
Gold bedecked mother organization in the last 50 years,
with the visions of her Presidents, hard work of its office
bearers and executive board members, and the love and
cooperation of its members from all over the country. IAP's
Gold is the reservoir of knowledge built over 50 years, and
her precious stones are her numerous members.
Long live IAP! Jai Hind!
Dr. Sailesh Gupta
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IAP Awards – 2011
Paid Trainee Fellowship of the Indian Academy of
Pediatrics for the year 2011 has been awarded to:
Dr. Vaishali P. Deshpande in the field of Child Neurology.
Award Winning Research Papers 2012
Dr. S. S. Manchanda Neonatology Research Award
A COMPARISON OF ALTERNATIVE RISK-ASSESSMENT
STRATEGIES FOR PREDICTING SIGNIFICANT NEONATAL
HYPERBILRUBINEMIA IN LATE PRETERM, TERM &
POST TERM INFANTS. IS PREDISCHARGE BILIRUBIN
REQUIRED FOR ALL?
Abhay Mahindre, Bindu P., R. Kishore Kumar,
C/o. Dr. R. Kishore Kumar, Cloudnine Hospital,
1533, 9th Main, 3rd Block Jayanagar, Bangalore – 560004,
09035762793
Dr. James Flett Endowment Award (1st Prize)
FINANCIAL BURDEN ON HOUSEHOLD DUE TO
HEALTHCARE EXPENDITURE FOR CRITICAL CARE OF
CHILDREN
Prashant Kini K, Bharat Reddy D, Dr. Kiran Baliga N,
Dr. Suchetha S. Rao S/o Dr. Nagaraj K,
Flat No – 104, Roshini Apartments, Attavar,
Mangalore - 575001 [email protected]
Dr. James Flett Endowment Award (2nd Prize)
NEWBORN CARE PRACTICES AND HEALTH SEEKING
BEHAVIOUR IN URBAN SLUMS AND VILLAGES OF
ANAND, GUJARAT
Vivek Shukla, Archana Nimbalkar, Madhu Patidar,
Somashekhar Nimbalkar
Dept. of Pediatrics, Pramukhswami Medical College,
Karamsad -388325 [email protected]
Dr. V. Balagopal Raju Endowment Award (1st Prize)
IMPROVING IODINE NUTRITION AND INCREASING
PREVALENCE OF AUTOIMMUNE THYROIDITIS
Srinivasan P., Lakshmi L. No. 65, G-1,
Vijayanath Apartment, New Avadi Road, Kilpauk,
Chennai - 8 [email protected]
Dr. V. Balagopal Raju Endowment Award (2nd Prize)
IMMUNOGENICITY OF BCG, DPT AND HEPATITIS B
VACCINES IN EXCLUSIVELY BREASTFED AND MIXED
FED INFANTS: A COMPARATIVE STUDY
Soume Bhattacharya, C-36 / Z1, Dilshad Garden,
Delhi 110095, [email protected]
Dr. S. T. Achar Endowment Award
A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL OF INTRAVENOUS
MAINTENANCE
FLUIDS
(ISOTONIC
VERSUS
HYPOTONIC) IN YOUND CHILDREN WITH CENTRAL
NERVOUS SYSTEM INFECTIOUN
Ravitanaya Sodani, Kirtisudha Mishra, Dept. of Pediatrics,
Kalawati Saran Children Hospital, Bangla Sahib Marg,
New Delhi – 110001; [email protected]
Award Winning Poster Papers
SPECIALTY: INTENSIVE CARE
1st Prize
ROLE OF INTRAVENOUS IMMUNOGLOBULIN IN
CHILDREN WITH ENCEPHALITIS COMPLICATED BY
MYOCARDITIS
Girish Chandra Bhatt, Jhuma Sankar, K.P Kushwaha.
C/o. Prof. K.P Kushwaha, Department of Pediatrics,
BRD Medical College, Gorakhpur, U.P.
[email protected]
2nd Prize
MYOCARDIAL PERFORMANCE INDEX (Tei index) IN
SEVERE DENGUE IN PEDIATRIC PATIENTS
Dinesh Kumar, Umesh Shukla, Sandeep Choudhary,
Pankaj Kumar Gupta, NK Dubey, Jhuma Sankar,
Pradeep Kumar.
[email protected]
SPECIALTY:CARDIOLOGY
1st Prize
ETHICAL ISSUES: SHOULD CARDIAC SURGERY BE DONE
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ON CHILDREN WITH CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE AND
PRE EXISTING SEVERE BRAIN DAMAGE? A REPORT OF
TWO INTERESTING CASES
2nd Prize
Subeeta Bazaz, Rajesh Sharma, Amit Misri, Bipul Dutta,
Vikas Verma, Anil Bhan
C/o. Dr Rajesh Sharma, Senior Consultant and In Charge,
Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care, Medanta,
The Medicity Gurgaon, Haryana-122001.
[email protected]
Abhijeet Singla, D.Y. Shrikhande, Rajib Chatterjee,
Department of Pediatrics, Rural Medical College,
PIMS, Loni, Maharashtra. [email protected]
2nd Prize
PEDIATRIC PRECURSOR B-CELL LYMPHOBLASTIC
LYMPHOMA PRESENTING AS EXTENSIVE SKELETAL
LESIONS
ROLE OF CARDIOVASCULAR MRI IN COARCTATION OF
AORTA
Aradhana Aneja, B M John, Rakesh Gupta, Mukti Sharma,
Department of Pediatrics, AFMC, Pune - 411040.
[email protected]
SPECIALTY: NUTRITION
1st Prize
THE EFFECT OF NUTRITION AND SUPPLEMENTS
ON MODERATELY AND SEVERELY MALNOURISHED
CHILDREN.
Manu Goel, Sharad Agarkhedkar, Vineeta Pande,
Dept of Pediatrics, Dr. D.Y Patil medical college Pimpri,
Pune 411018. [email protected]
2nd Prize
SEVERE ANAEMIA IN SEVERE ACUTE MALNUTRITION- A
COMMON BUT UNDEREVALUATED COMORBIDITY.
Neha thakur, Jagdish Chandra, Bhawna Dhingra,
Harish Pemde, Deonath Mahto, Virender Singh.
Department of Pediatrics, Lady Hardinge Medical College,
Kalawati Saran Children Hospital,
New Delhi. [email protected]
SPECIALTY: ENDOCRINOLOGY
1st Prize
CLINICAL AND ETIOLOGIC PROFILE OF PRIMARY
ADRENAL INSUFFICIENCY
Rajesh Joshi, Rachana Gedam, Sudha Rao,
B.J. Wadia Hospital for Children, Parel, Mumbai.
[email protected]
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A RARE CASE OF PRECOCITY – CONGENITAL ADRENAL
HYPERPLASIA DUE TO 11 B HYDROXYLASE DEFICIENCY
SPECIALTY:HEMATOLOGY - ONCOLOGY
1st Prize
Narendra Chaudhary, Anupama Borker,
Department of Pediatrics, Kasturba Medical College,
Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka.
[email protected]
2nd Prize
LEUKOCYTE ADHESION DEFICIENCY TYPE 1:
PRESENTING
WITH
RECURRENT
PYODERMA
GANGRENOSUM AND FLACCID SCARRING.
Neha Thakur, Ravitanya, J Chandra, V Singh,
Department of Pediatrics, Lady Hardinge Medical
College, Kalawati Saran Children Hospital, New Delhi.
[email protected]
SPECIALTY:NEUROLOGY
1st Prize
CLINICAL PROFILE OF TWO CHILDREN WITH FAMILIAL
CASES OF TUBEROUS SCLEROSIS; RARE ASSOCIATION
WITH CHOREA: A BRIEF CASE REPORT
Deevena CH, Deepa P, Krishna Prasad A, Satyavani A.
Department of Pediatrics, Rangaraya Medical College/
Government General Hospital, Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh.
[email protected]
2nd Prize
CONGENITAL BILATERAL PERISYLVIAN SYNDROME
Bharath k, Chikka Narasa Reddy, Pushpalatha S.
# 59/114, 2nd Main, 6th Cross, Chamrajpet,
Bangalore – 560018 [email protected]
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SPECIALTY: ADOLESCENT
2nd Prize
1st Prize
HEMOPHAGOCYTIC LYMPHOHISTIOCYTOSIS AS
PRESENTING SYMPTOM OF SLE IN A MALE CHILD.
EMDR PSYCHOTHERAPY - A NEW PERSPECTIVE IN THE
TREATMENT OF TRAUMA IN CHILDREN
Deepak Gupta, Ms. Tripti Choudhary,
Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital,
Founder, Centre for Child & Adolescent Wellbeing
(CCAW), New Delhi. [email protected] 2nd Prize
KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDES OF ADOLESCENTS
TOWARDS HIV/AIDS IN HYDERABAD.
Ranjeet Torgalkar, Department of Pediatrics,
KIMS Hospital, Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh.
[email protected]
SPECIALTY: GENETICS
1st Prize
Swati Kalra, Anju Aggarwal, Hema Mittal, Hanish Bajaj.
Department of Pediatrics, University College of Medical
Sciences and Guru Tegh Bahadur Hospital, New Delhi.
[email protected]
SPECIALTY: COMMUNITY PEDIATRICS
1st Prize
MEASURING NEWBORN FOOT LENGTH TO IDENTIFY
SMALL BABIES IN NEED OF EXTRA CARE: A CROSSSECTIONAL HOSPITAL BASED STUDY IN INDIA.
Satarupa Mukherjee, Prithwish Roy, Souvik Mitra,
Moumita Samanta, Sukanta Chatterjee
Dept of Pediatrics; Medical College &Hospital, Kolkata.
[email protected]
CONGENITAL ERYTHROPOIETIC PORPHYRIA- GUNTHER
DISEASE – A CASE REPORT WITH REVIEW OF
LITERATURE
2nd Prize
Seema Sharma, N L Sharma,
House No 23, Block-B, Type-V, DRPGMC Campus, Kangra
(Tanda), Himachal Pradesh-176001
[email protected]
Malobika Bhattacharya, Department of Pediatrics,
Maulana Azad Medical College & Lok Nayak Hospital,
New Delhi-110002, [email protected]
2nd Prize
A
MAKING CHOICES: WHY CHILDREN PRESENT TO THE
PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY FOR NON-URGENT CARE
SPECIALTY: NEPHROLOGY
WILLIAMS SYNDROME: A CASE REPORT
1st Prize
Shankha Subhra Nag, Badal Chandra Mondal, Sananda
Pati, Bhusan Chaki.
Department of Pediatrics, Burdwan Medical College and
Hospital, Burdwan, West Bengal. [email protected]
URINARY SCREENING IN DETECTING RENAL DISEASES
IN ASYMPTOMATIC SCHOOL CHILDREN IN DHARAN.
SPECIALTY: RHEUMATOLOGY
1st Prize
A CASE OF PROGRESSIVE PSEUDORHEUMATOID
CHONDRODYSPLASIA
N. Kannan, Nibedita Mitra, Senthil Kumar, S.Nivedita,
Midhun Ramesh
Department of Pediatrics & Child Health.,
Southern Railway Headquarter Hospital,
Ayanavaram, Chennai-23. [email protected]
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Parakh P, Bhatta NK, Mishra O.P,
Majhi S, Sinha A, Dhungel K.
Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine,
Dharan. [email protected]
2nd Prize
ULTRASOUND-GUIDED PERCUTANEOUS RENAL BIOPSY
IN CHILDREN: ARE BAPN GUIDELINES ACHIEVABLE IN
INDIAN CHILDREN?
Mohan Kundal, Yogi Raj Chopra, Narender Bagri, Abhijeet
Saha, N.K.Dubey, Vinita Batra
Department of Pediatrics, PGIMER and
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Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi
[email protected];
[email protected]; [email protected]
Dept. of Pediatrics, BYL Nair Ch. Hospital and TN Medical
College, Mumbai-8
[email protected]
SPECIALTY: GASTROENTEROLOGY
SPECIALTY:INFECTIOUS DISEASES
1 Prize
1st Prize
PSEUDOASCITES: PITFALLS IN DIAGNOSIS
COMPARISON AND CRITICAL APPRAISAL OF WHO
DENGUE CLASSIFICATION
st
Prathik BH, Anu Maheshwari, Satinder Aneja,
Praveen Kumar, Archana Puri, Rajeev Chaddha,
Nitin Pant, Monisha Choudhury
Department of Pediatrics,
Lady Hardinge Medical College and associated Kalawati
Saran Children’s Hospital, New Delhi-110001
[email protected]
2nd Prize
Loganayaki. R, [email protected]
2nd Prize
GENOTYPIC STUDY ON ROTAVIRUS
Radhika Bansal, Dr. Sudhanshu Vrati,
MM Institute Of Medical Science And Research, Mullana.
[email protected]
TO STUDY THE INCIDENCE OF BILIARY LITHIASIS IN
PATIENTS OF CELIAC DISEASE
SPECIALTY: NEONATOLOGY
Parveen Mittal, Shinu Singla
House No.37, Khalsa College Colony, Near Saket Hospital,
Patiala doc [email protected]
CARDIAC TROPONIN I AS AN EARLY PREDICTOR OF
HYPOXIC ISCHEMIC ENCEPHALOPATHY
1st Prize
1st Prize
Geeta Gathwala, Sonal singal, Poonam Dalal,
Jagjit Singh Dalal, Veena Singh,
8/6J, Medical Enclave, Pt.B.D.Sharma PGIMS Rohtak,
Haryana 124001 [email protected]
CASE REPORT OF LOEYS-DIETZ SYNDROME
2nd Prize
SPECIALTY: MISCELLANEOUS
Usha B K, Krishnamurthy B, Sharath Chandra N,
Department of Pediatrics,
Mysore Medical College and Research Institute, Mysore.
[email protected]
2nd Prize
A CASE OF
SYNDROME
HUTCHINSON
GILFORD
PROGERIA
Manish Tiwari, Pallavi Saple, Ashwini,
Department of Pediatrics, SRTR Medical College,
Ambajogai, Beed – 431517.
[email protected]
2nd Prize
AN UNSUAL TERATOGENIC EFFECT OF PHENYTOIN.
Rathod Bhavesh, Sushma Malik, Charusheela Warke,
Rushita Torkadi.
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A RANDOMISED CONTROL TRIAL OF GRANULOCYTE
- MACROPHAGE – COLONY STIMULATING FACTOR
(GMCSF) IN PRETERM NEONATES WITH SEPSIS AND
NEUTROPENIA IN A NICU
Chaudhuri Jasodhara, Mitra Souvik, Mukhopadhyay
Debadatta, Chakraborty Swapna, Chatterjee Sukanta,
Department of Pediatrics, Medical College, Kolkata
[email protected]
SPECIALTY: RESPIRATORY
1st Prize
PHENOTYPIC EXPRESSION OF CHILDHOOD ASTHMA
Aradhana Aneja, MrigankChoubey,
B M John, Rakesh Gupta,
Department of Pediatrics, AFMC, Pune- 411040
[email protected]
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2nd Prize
IAP KRISHNA DISTRICT BRANCH
PULMONARY
ALVEOLAR
MICROLITHIASIS
IN
CHILDREN- CASE SERIES AND REVIEW OF LITERATURE
IAP CUDDALORE BRANCH
Meenu Singh, Arushi Saini, Joseph Mathew,
Uma Nahar, Kim Vaiphei
Department of Pediatrics, Postgraduate Institute
of Medical Education and Research PGIMER,
Chandigarh-160012. [email protected]
IAP TELLICHERRY BRANCH
Recipients of Best IAP Teenage Day Celebration Awards
- 2011
IAP KERALA STATE BRANCH
IAP MEGHALAYA STATE BRANCH
Recipients of IAP Best Chapter Award Competition 2011
IAP MUMBAI BRANCH
IAP INFECTIOUS DISEASES CHAPTER
IAP KANPUR BRANCH
Recipients of IAP Best Branch Awards Competition 2011
IAP KERALA STATE BRANCH
IAP ASSAM STATE BRANCH
IAP GOA BRANCH
IAP THIRUVANANTHAPURAM BRANCH
IAP KANPUR BRANCH
IAP KRISHNA DISTRICT BRANCH
IAP MADHYA KERALA BRANCH
IAP HAVERI BRANCH
IAP KANNUR BRANCH
IAP CUDDALORE BRANCH
IAP HOSHIARPUR BRANCH
Recipients of Best IAP World Breastfeeding Week
Celebration Awards – 2011
IAP KERALA STATE BRANCH
IAP ASSAM STATE BRANCH
IAP UTTARAKHAND STATE BRANCH
IAP TRIPURA STATE BRANCH
IAP MEGHALAYA STATE BRANCH
Recipients of Best IAP Child & Adolescent Health Care
Week Celebration Awards Competition 2011
IAP MUMBAI BRANCH
IAP KERALA STATE BRANCH
IAP KRISHNA DISTRICT BRANCH
IAP TRIPURA STATE BRANCH
IAP THIRUVANANTHAPURAM BRANCH
IAP KANPUR BRANCH
IAP KANPUR BRANCH
IAP CUDDALORE BRANCH
IAP BARMER BRANCH
IAP AMRAVATI BRANCH
IAP MADHYA KERALA BRANCH
IAP WAYANAD BRANCH
Recipients of Best IAP ORS Week & ORS Day Celebration
Awards – 2011
IAP KERALA STATE BRANCH
IAP ASSAM STATE BRANCH
IAP TRIPURA STATE BRANCH
IAP MUMBAI BRANCH
IAP KANPUR BRANCH
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Highlights of IAP Action Plan 2012
In ethos of IAP culture and precedence setup by the
predecessors …. Few educational modules specially
crafted for practicing pediatricians with a central
theme “Office Practice” – Reaching the unreached
Pediatrician
Educating and updating academicians through
rational, ethical consensus and uniform management
guidelines
To groom UG/PG because he/she is tomorrow’s
pediatrician.
To strengthen IAP financially and at the level of Govt.,
NGOs like UNICEF, WHO, Bill Gates Foundation and
international organizations like IPA, AAP, APPA,
RCPCH, IVI, BPS, etc.
Aims & Objectives
Modules to coach and guide post graduate students
in pediatrics
Publication of books including specialty series
To push India towards achieving MDG-4 by 2015 i.e.
Reduction in child mortality by 2/3rd and ultimately for
the cause of child welfare and well being.
A: Publications
1. IAP Textbook of Pediatrics – 5th edition
Editor in chief – Dr. A. Parthasarathy
2. Color Atlas of Pediatrics
Editor in chief – Dr. A. Parthasarathy
Chief Academic Editor - Dr. Rohit Agrawal
Academic Editors – Dr. Nitin Shah, Dr. Vijay Yewale
Ex. Editors – Dr. R B Kundu, Dr. Digant Shastri
Dr. Piyush Gupta
Ex-Officio editors – Dr. T U Sukumaran,
Dr. Deepak Ugra, Dr. Tanmay Amladi
Dr. Sailesh Gupta
3. Pediatric Secrets
Chief Editor – Dr. Anoop Verma
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B: New Modules For Practicing Pediatricians
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How do I Manage?
Chairpersons – Dr. Rohit Agrawal, Dr. Raju Shah
National Convener – Dr. Nitin Shah
National Coordinator – Dr. Shyam Kukreja
Ex-officio – Dr. Sailesh Gupta
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How do I Investigate?
Chairpersons – Dr. Rohit Agrawal, Dr. R B Kundu
National Convener – Dr. Nupur Ganguly
National Coordinator – Dr. Jaydeep Chaudhary
Ex-officio – Dr. Sailesh Gupta
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Office Preparedness' for Pediatric Emergencies
Chairpersons – Dr. Rohit Agrawal,
Dr. Jagdish Chinnappa
Co Chairperson – Dr. Praveen Khilnani
National Convener – Dr. Meera Ramakrishnan
National Coordinator – Dr. Santosh Soans
Ex-officio – Dr. Sailesh Gupta
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Difficult Adolescent in Office Practice
Chairpersons – Dr. Rohit Agrawal, Dr. C P Bansal
National Convener – Dr. J S Tuteja
National Coordinator – Dr. V P Goswami
Ex-officio – Dr. Sailesh Gupta
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Seizure & Movement Disorders in Office Practice
Chairperson – Dr. Rohit Agrawal
National Conveners – Dr. Neeta Naik,
Dr. Anoop Verma
National Coordinator – Dr. Sujata Kanhere
Ex-officio – Dr. Sailesh Gupta
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Problem Anemia in Office Practice
Chairperson – Dr. Rohit Agrawal
Co-chairperson – Dr. M R Lokeshwar
National Convener – Dr. Bharat Agrawal
National Coordinator – Dr. Anupam Sachdev
Ex-officio – Dr. Sailesh Gupta
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7 Rational Antibiotic Therapy in Office Practice
Chairpersons – Dr. Rohit Agrawal, Dr. Suhas Prabhu
National Convener – Dr. Vijay Yewale
National Coordinator – Dr. Upendra Kinjawadekar
Advisors – Dr. T.U. Sukumaran
Dr. Y.K. Amdekar, Dr. Raju Shah
Ex-officio – Dr. Sailesh Gupta
8 Rheumatology in Office Practice
Chairpersons – Dr. Rohit Agrawal
Dr. Raju Khubchandani
National Convener – Dr. Amita Agarwal
National Coordinator – Dr. Amita Agarwal
Ex-officio – Dr. Sailesh Gupta
9 Problem TB in Office Practice
D : Revised – Old Teaching Modules For Practicing
Pediatricians
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(A) ATM
Chairperson – Dr. Rohit C. Agrawal
Co-Chairperson – Dr. T U Sukumaran
National Conveners – Dr. S. Nagabhushana
Dr. G.R. Sethi
National Coordinators – Dr. Indu Khosla
Dr. Varinder Singh
Ex-officio – Dr. Sailesh Gupta
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(B) ARCTM
Chairperson – Dr. T U Sukumaran
Co-Chairperson – Dr. H. Paramesh
National Conveners – Maj K Nagaraju
Dr. A. Balachandran
National Coordinator – Dr. M. Arif Ahmed
Ex-officio – Dr. Sailesh Gupta
Chairperson – Dr. Rohit Agrawal
National Conveners – Dr. Varinder Singh
Dr. Sushil Kabra
National Coordinator – Dr. G.R. Sethi
Chairpersons – Dr. Rohit Agrawal, Dr. Varinder Singh
Advisor – Dr. Y.K. Amdekar
National Convener – Dr. Indu Khosla
Ex-officio – Dr. Sailesh Gupta
National Coordinator – Dr. Vijay Yewale
10 Pediatric Surgical Emergencies for Pediatricians
Ex-officio – Dr. Sailesh Gupta
Chairperson – Dr. Rohit Agrawal
3 R-PSPID
National Convener – Dr. Ketan Parikh
Chairperson – Dr. Rohit Agrawal
National Coordinator – Dr. Ketan Parikh
Co-Chairperson – Dr. T. U. Sukumaran
Ex-officio – Dr. Sailesh Gupta
National Convener – Dr. Suhas Prabhu
National Coordinator – Dr. Bakul Parekh
Ex-officio – Dr. Sailesh Gupta
C : For PG/UG Students
TIPS – Training in Practical Skills (2 days Course)
Chairperson – Dr. Rohit Agrawal
2 RTI GEM
4 SOV
Chairpersons – Dr. Rohit Agrawal, Dr. Naveen Thacker
Co-Chairperson – Dr. C. P. Bansal
National Coordinator – Dr. S Sanjay
National Conveners – Dr. A J Chitkara,
Dr. Vipin Vashishta
Ex-officio – Dr. Sailesh Gupta
National Coordinator – Dr. M P Jain
1. Intensive Clinical Training Program for PGs
Advisor – Dr. Panna Choudhury
2. Revised UG Teaching Slides
Ex-officio – Dr. Sailesh Gupta
Co-Chairperson – Dr. Baldev Prajapati
National Convener – Dr. S Balasubranamiam
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G : Projects For Community
Chairperson – Dr. Rohit Agrawal
Co-Chairperson – Dr. Deepak Ugra
1 NRP
National Convener – Dr. Rajesh Chokhani
National Coordinator – Dr. Girish Agarwal
Ex-officio – Dr. Sailesh Gupta
6 GEM (Golden Hour Emergency Management)
Chairpersons – Dr. Rohit Agrawal, Dr. Soonu Udani
National Convener – Dr. Anand Shandilya
National Coordinator – Dr. Bhavesh Mithya
Ex-officio – Dr. Sailesh Gupta
7 Safe Injection Practices and Infection Control
Chairpersons – Dr. Rohit Agrawal, Dr. Naveen Thacker
Co Chairperson – Dr. C.P. Bansal
National Coordinator – Dr. Vineet Saxena
Ex-officio – Dr. Sailesh Gupta
2 CDMP
Chairpersons – Dr. Rohit Agrawal
Co-Chairperson – Dr. Deepak Ugra
National Convener – Dr. Neelam Mohan
National Coordinator – Dr. Atul Agarwal
Advisors – Dr. Shinjini Bhatnagar
Dr. Malathi Satyasekaran, Dr. S. K. Yachha
Ex-officio – Dr. Sailesh Gupta
Chairpersons – Dr. Rohit Agrawal, Dr. T.U. Sukumaran
National Convener – Dr. S.S. Kamath
National Coordinator – Dr. Arun Shah
Ex-officio – Dr. Sailesh Gupta
3 SAM Guidelines
E : Continuation of Programs for Academicians
Chairpersons – Dr. Rohit Agrawal,
Dr. Mrudula Phadke
National Convener – Dr. Panna Chaudhury
Art & Science of Paper Writing
National Coordinator – Dr. Samir Dalwai
Faculty Training Program
Advisors – Dr. H.P.S. Sachdev, Dr. Umesh Kapil
Dr. A. P. Dubey, Dr. Shinjini Bhatnagar
Dr. Shashi N. Vani, Dr. M. K. Bhan
Dr. Uday Bodhankar, Dr. Jayant Shah
Ex-officio – Dr. Sailesh Gupta
Training in Research and Methodology
F : Training Courses (2 Days Courses)
1. CPIDC (Comprehensive Pediatric Infectious Disease
Course – In Collaboration with IAP ID Chapter)
2. EOV (Essentials Of Vaccinology)
Chairpersons – Dr. Rohit C. Agrawal
Dr. Naveen Thacker
4 Infectious Disease Surveillance (IDSurv) (In
collaboration with ID Chapter, COI and IAP Kutch
Branch)
5 Evidence Based Recommendations (In collaboration
with COI)
Co-Chairperson – Dr. C. P. Bansal
National Conveners – Dr. Vipin M. Vashishtha
Dr. A. J. Chitkara
6 Immunize India (In collaboration with COI)
National Coordinator – Dr. M. P. Jain
Advisors – Dr. Panna Choudhury, Dr. T. Jacob John
7 New Born Hearing Screening (By Dr. K Abraham
Paul)
Ex-officio – Dr. Sailesh Gupta
8 New Born Insurance Scheme
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9. For Adolescents:
K : Dream Projects
Anti Tobacco Campaign
National / Central IAP House
Sleep Project
Nodal Persons – Dr. P S Moralwar / Dr. Sandeep Kadam
Adolescent Obesity Control Program
IAP College of Pediatric Nursing
PSP Program
Nodal Persons
CFSI Program
Charitable projects for needy and Unprivileged Children
H : For Parents and Parenting
Parvarish
Tele Episodes in new avatar
I : Long Term Projects
1. PALS (Dr. LN Taneja/Dr. Arif Ahmed & co.)
– Dr. K. Neminathan
To be designed….
Council of Advisors to IAP (1 year tenure)
Academic – Dr. Y K Amdekar
Administrative – Dr. Raju Shah
Constitutional – Dr. Nitin Shah
Financial – Dr. Dhananjay Shah
Advocacy – Dr. M.K.C. Nair
2. FBS (Dr. Ajoy Kumar & co.)
Liaison with Govt. / NGOs – Dr. Panna Choudhury
3. National Directory (Dr. Bakul Parekh, Dr. Atul Agarwal
& Dr. Yashwant Patil)
Overseas liaison – Dr. Naveen Thacker & Dr. Swati Bhave
J : National Congresses
1. National Congress on vaccines – “VACCICON” + 5
Regional Vaccicons
2. National Conference on Pneumonia on World
Pneumonia Day
3. National Conference on Asthma on World Asthma
Day
4. National Conference on Antibiotics
5. National Conference on TB and HIV
6. National Conference on Protocols
7. National CME in Dubai (To be hosted by IAP Emirates
Branch)
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Report of PEDICON 2012
49th National Conference of Indian Academy of Pediatrics
The event was held in the millennium city of Gurgaon,
Haryana, India, from January 18 to 22, 2012. The
conference kick-started on January 15, with a “Child
Festival” organized to celebrate the theme, “Nurture with
Care” and revolved around the concerns of the girl-child.
Prominent citizens, celebrities, and administrators of India
were present to advocate the case of the girl-child. They
emphasized upon better survival opportunities for girls
and providing an ''equal'' upbringing for the girl child. In
another part of the conference venue a workshop on good
parenting, and another one on basic life support training
for citizens were held.
On January 16, two expert group meetings were held, one
on Encephalitis and other on Public Private Partnership
for projects on child health. The meeting on encephalitis
brought together 20 experts from various streams of
medical science (Virologists, microbiologist, Pediatric
neurologist, Pediatrician, Infections disease Specialists
and Health administrator) to present guidelines and
management protocols for encephalitis to be published
in Indian Pediatrics journal and to be presented to the
concerned State Government and the Central Government
of India.
The meeting for “Public Private Partnership – Expanding
Horizons” was the brainchild of the Organizing Secretary
of Pedicon 2012, wherein stakeholders from different
agencies like UNICEF, WHO, UNSAID, UNFPA, Govt. of
India, IAP, NNF, FOGSI, NABHL and representatives of
the state Government of Haryana, where PPP projects
are successfully running, participated, and discussed
strategies for implementing programs for better child
healthcare in India in order to achieve the MDG 4. NRP
training was done on January 17 and 18 and the program
was a huge success, with ten faculty from AAP and an
equal number from India. 110 Pediatricians were trained
in NRP 2010 guidelines and these master trainers will be
recruited to train other pediatricians in future.
The science at Pedicon 2012 was tailored to cater to
the practicing pediatrician and to postgraduate students
primarily. This was first time that one entire workshop and
one full day CME was devoted to teaching postgraduate
students about techniques in exam preparation, and the
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method of clinical case presentation, by top postgraduate
teachers of the country. More than 15 workshops were
held on January 18, in various hospitals of Gurgaon, and at
the main venue. These workshops were attended by more
than 800 delegates and conducted by a faculty of more
than 200 members. Most workshops were well attended,
and the workshop for postgraduates on thesis writing and
OSCE was especially well received.
The main conference started on January 19 in a specially
created Pedicon Village. The village was erected on 40
acres of barren land, where German aluminum hangers
were used to house delegates during science sessions,
and these were built around a 45 feet tall replica of the
Singapore clock tower. The food court was located in
a huge area adjacent to the science village, where all
attendees had hot meals comfortably. Five CME’s were
held on January 19 which were all very well attended.
Two special CMEs held this year were - Clinical skills
and preparation for examinations for Postgraduates, and
another one on “Pediatrician as an entrepreneur”. The
theme of the basic/essential CME was ''critical care'' in
various types of shock. This hall was full beyond its capacity
despite the cold and the fog. The IAP-AAP advanced CME
was a mixed bag of chemotherapeutics, drug resistance,
nosocornial infections, VLBW babies, Nitric oxide, ARDS
and recent concepts of BMT, Liver transplant, Stem cell
therapy, genomic medicine and vasculitis syndromes. The
RCPCH & Allied CME (on pediatric surgery, orthopedics
and radiology) was also well attended. The RCPCH
was a mixed bag of topics on NIPPV in NB, Secondary
deterioration in newborns, Celiac disease, Food allergies,
Congenital heart disease, UTI & SLE.
The Conference was Inaugurated on the evening of
January 19 by The Honorable Chief Minister of Haryana
Ch. Bhupinder Singh Hooda. IAP's National President
exchanged the medallion with the outgoing President, and
was warmly welcomed by the Pediatric fraternity. This was
followed by a cultural evening and dinner.
The following three days of January 20, 21 and 22 saw
a very busy conference venue with the sub – specialty
chapter symposia, panel discussions, paper and
poster presentations, plenary sessions, immunization
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dialogues and much more. The special features of the
main conference were - dialogue based and interactive
sessions, ask the experts sessions, panel discussions,
serious subjects like HIV, TB, and diarrhea being discussed
alongside lighthearted but informative discussions on DOs
and Don’ts of pediatric practice. There were 16 panel
discussions in all. 24 subspecialty chapters/groups held
their symposia during the three days. There were guest
lectures on all three mornings and several topics were
covered in ‘Pediatrics in Review’. On January 21, there
were sessions on ‘Case scenarios’. The various cases
discussed were failure to thrive, short stature, respiratory
problems, encephalomyelitis and problem tuberculosis.
There were also sixteen ‘Debates’ on various topics like
Influenza vaccine, IPV, CPAP vs. mechanical ventilation,
food supplements, Monteleukast, Cord blood banking, ICT
vs. VATS, Rheumatic fever, Neonatal thyroid screening,
relevance of laboratory correlation of clinical diagnosis.
A discussion on Polio eradication addressed issues of
surveillance and the vaccination strategies (IPV and OPV)
to be adopted hence forth. The SAARC Symposium on
Typhoid fever was well attended and generated a lot of
interesting questions. The Dr Shantilal Seth oration by
Dr. Raju Khubchandani focused on the development of
Pediatric Rheumatology as a specialty in India over the
last decade. A plenary session on conference theme dealt
with sex selection issues, post birth discriminations and a
discussion on gender related legislation. Another plenary
session was on “Millennium Development Goals – 4”. The
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role of IAP and other international agencies in the strategic
planning was discussed. The final rounds of Pediatric Quiz
for Undergraduates and Postgraduates were conducted on
the last day of the conference and saw a lot of interaction
from audience. As a departure from norm, doctors'
emotional, mental and spiritual health was addressed by
a spiritual leader, Sister Shivani of the Brahma kumaris
sect, with two talks on ''Self Awareness'' and ''Managing
oneself''.
Pedicon 2012 saw an attendance of close to 8000
delegates and guests, who braved ambient temperatures
of as low as five degrees F, to enjoy interesting science,
ethnic food, and great entertainment. The organizers of
the next National conference at Kolkata registered over
2,200 ''early-bird'' delegates for Pedicon 2013 at the venue
of Pedicon 2012. The organizing team of Pedicon 2012
wished them well and pledged support. An unending
stream of congratulatory messages form delegates poured
into the mailbox of Pedicon 2012 even as last as a month
after completion of the conference, and it is a matter of
great pride for the organizers and for IAP in general.
Prepared by –
Dr. Ramesh Goyal Chairperson, Pedicon 2012 Dr. M P Jain
Org Sec, Pedicon 2012
Dr. Devesh Aggarwal Treasurer, Pedicon 2012 Dr. Sailesh Gupta
Hon Sec Gen,
Central IAP office
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Report of Final Round of PG Quiz
Report of Final Round of 5th IAP PG Pediatric Quiz, held on 22nd January 2012,
at PEDICON 2012, Gurgaon
The National Round of the 5th IAP Postgraduate Quiz was held on 22nd January 2012 at 1.30 pm in the Hall-1, at PEDICON
2012, Gurgaon. It was attended by the conference delegates. There were total 5 teams from each zone- They were as
follows:
Team
A
Zone
EAST
College Name
VSS Medical College, Burla Sambalpur
B
WEST
Armed Forces Medical College, Pune
C
SOUTH
JIPMER, Puducherry
D
CENTRAL
E
NORTH
Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad
Apollo Hospital, New Delhi
Participants
Dr Kalyan Chakraborty
Dr Pavan Kumar
Dr Aradhana Dwivedi
Dr Aradhana Aneja
Dr Sukanya Govindan
Dr Shruti Bharadwaj
Dr Usha Rani
Dr S.Shilpa
Dr Faisal Rashid
Dr Surender Kumar
The 5th PG IAP Quiz National Round was conducted by a team consisting of Dr Surekha Joshi, National PG Quiz
Coordinator & Professor & HOD Pediatrics, Terna Medical College & Hospital, Navi Mumbai, Dr Sailesh Gupta, (National
Co-quiz Coordinator & Honorary Secretary General, IAP) & Dr Sushma Malik, Professor, T.N. Medical College & BYL Nair
Hospital, Mumbai. Dr Joshi was the quiz master and Dr Malik was the co-quiz master for the national round. Score keeping
was done by Dr. Anandini Suri (Pediatric resident, T.N. Medical College, Mumbai).
The national round of the postgraduate quiz consisted of 7 rounds which included a visual and rapid fire rounds. At the end
of the final round of the quiz team from North Zone, Apollo Hospital, Delhi, won the quiz with scores of 100 & the runners
up were from JIPMER, Puducherry, with scores of 95.
FINAL RESULT
Team
A
B
C
D
E
Zone
EAST
WEST
SOUTH
CENTRAL
NORTH
College name
VSS Medical College, Burla Sambalpur
Armed Forces Medical College, Pune
JIPMER, Puducherry
Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad
Apollo Hospital, New Delhi
Marks
60
75
95 RUNNER UP
60
100 WINNERS
The winners and runners up were felicitated by Dr Ramesh Goyal, Dr Swati Bhave, Dr Sailesh Gupta and Dr Surekha Joshi
and all participants were given certificates. The session was conducted in an informal atmosphere with much audience
participation.
Dr Surekha Joshi, National PG IAP Quiz Coordinator
Professor, & HOD, Dept of Pediatrics,
Terna Medical College & Hospital, Nerul, Navi Mumbai
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Report of Final Round of UG Quiz
Report of the Final Round of 24th IAP Pediatric Quiz for Undergraduates held on 22nd January
2012, at PEDICON 2012, Gurgaon.
The National Round of 24th IAP Pediatric Quiz for Undergraduates was held on Sunday 22nd January 2012 at 12 noon
in the main hall (Hall 1) in Pedicon City, Leisure Valley Grounds, Gurgaon at PEDICON 2012, the 49th Annual National
Conference of IAP. It was attended by a very large number of delegates including senior practicing pediatricians, Head of
Departments and staff members of various institutions, undergraduate and postgraduate students.
The five zonal round winners who participated in the National Round were as follows:
Team
A
Zone
East
B
Central
C
South
D
North
E
West Name of participants
1. Nirja Pandey
2. Aditi Kanwatia
1. S. Sriram
2. A. Ramu
1. Vijai W.
2. Santha kumar S.
1. Devanshu Bansal
2. Savinay Kapur
1. Manish Deodhar
2. Shashank Patil Place
Kolkata
Hyderabad Pondicherry
New Delhi
Pune
College
NRS Medical College
Kolkata
Osmania Medical College,
Hyderabad
JIPMER,
Pondicherry
All India Institute of Medical
Sciences, New Delhi
Bharti Vidyapeeth Medical College,
Pune
Final Result
WINNERS
The Quiz coordinators, organizers and the participating teams were invited on the dais and the quiz began at 12 noon.
The proceedings were started by Dr. Sujata Kanhere, National Coordinator IAP UG Quiz, Professor, K.J. Somaiya Medical
College & Hospital, Mumbai and Dr Sailesh Gupta, Hon Secretary General, IAP.
The quiz masters were Dr. Sujata Kanhere and Dr. Sailesh Gupta. The score keeper was Dr Malobika Bhattacharya and the
timekeeper was Dr Karan Arora. The score keeping was supervised by Dr Anju Aggarwal and Dr. Harish Pemde.
The teams from North, East, West, South and Central zone participated. They were allotted teams by picking up lots. The
teams were then asked to introduce themselves and this was followed by reading of the rules of the quiz.
There were 7 rounds, as follows - Round I, II, III and IV- were Mixed rounds, Round V was the Case Scenario round, Round
VI was the Visual round and Round VII was the Rapid Fire round. All the teams were well prepared and the competition
was healthy.
The winners of the quiz was the South Zone team from JIPMER, Pondicherry (Vijai W and Shanthakumar S.) who won
the quiz with a score of 100.
The winners and the other teams were felicitated by Dr Swati Bhave, Past President IAP, Dr Sujata Kanhere, National
Coordinator IAP UG Quiz, Professor, K.J. Somaiya Medical College & Hospital, Mumbai and Dr Sailesh Gupta, Hon
Secretary General, IAP. All participants received cash prizes. All the cash prizes for the winners (Rs. 4000/- each), runners
up (Rs.2000/- each) and other team participants (Rs.1000/- each) were given by the central IAP office.
Dr Sujata Kanhere, National Coordinator IAP UG Quiz
Professor & Head of Unit, Dept of Pediatrics,
K.J. Somaiya Medical College & Hospital, Mumbai.
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IAP Committee on Immunization (IAP COI)
2011-13: Activities report
Since the formation of new committee in June 2011,
5 meetings have been conducted so far and 3 subcommittees have been formed to execute agenda of the
committee.
The meetings held so far included the mid-term meeting
at Mumbai on July 16, 2011, annual meeting at Mumbai
on December 24th and 25th 2011, Adverse Event Following
Immunization (AEFI) meeting at Gurgaon on 20th January
2012, Code of Conduct meeting at Gurgaon on 21st
January 2012, and Evidence Based Recommendations
(EBR) subcommittee meeting at IMA New Delhi on
February 2012. The three committees constituted by the
committee include the Evidence Based Recommendations
(EBR) subcommittee, Surveillance subcommittee, and
AEFI subcommittee.
The important decisions and activities conducted by the
committee so far include the following:
Code of conduct issue: The committee has drafted a
strict ‘Code of conduct’ on the similar line as indicated by
MCI for its office-bearers, members and advisors of the
committee. Now there on every member will have to give a
signed undertaking that he/she will abide by the code while
discharging the duty of a member/office-bearer/advisor of
the committee. Apart from this, they will need to declare
any conflict of interest, if any from time and again.
Evidence Based Recommendations: In its efforts
to develop a uniform approach of making explicit the
evidence base for COI recommendations, a sub-committee
is formed to devise and develop a model of grading
system to grade available evidence to issue best evidence
based recommendations. This approach would ensure
transparency and impart a scientific methodology behind
issuing recommendations. The first meeting of this subcommittee was held on February 19th, 2012 at Delhi.
VPD Surveillance initiative: In order to expand and
energize the innovative IDSurve Surveillance project, a
national COI Surveillance sub-committee was formed with
the aim of having at least 2-3 reporting units in every city
and district. A meeting of IAPCOI and vaccine industry
representative was held on December 24th 2011 at Mumbai
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to discuss the expansion of IDSurv Project and VPD
surveillance related issues. The industry representatives
agreed to finance this project by contributing to the corpus
fund of the project. The IAP President, Dr Rohit Agrawal
has adopted this initiative in to his IAP action plan for the
year 2012.
SMS based vaccine dose reminder service: IAPCOI will
soon launch an immunization reminder service for parents
in collaboration with Immunize India, delivered using SMS
all over the country to tackle one of the important barriers
to achieve high routine immunization rates in the country.
Improved interactive website: The committee has now
developed all new website (www.iapcoi.com) displaying
all the relevant information about the vaccines and
vaccine-preventable diseases(VPDs) for both health
care professionals and parents. This site now has Q & A
format for parent education, parents’ guide to childhood
immunization, interactive forum for the parents, along with
detailed information including minutes and presentations
of all the meetings of COI, making the functioning
transparent, latest news from the world of vaccines,
vaccines resources, etc.
KAP survey on HiB diseases and vaccines: To counteract
misinformation campaign in lay media about the recent
launch of pentavalent vaccine in two states in the country,
the committee had conducted a Knowledge, Attitude and
Practices (KAP) survey of pediatricians attending IAP
National Conference at Gurgaon. Around 1000 responses
were gathered and data is now analyzed. This study is
sponsored by UNICEF.
Post-marketing surveillance of new vaccines: COI for
the very first time invited almost all the manufacturers of
new vaccines launched in Indian market to present postmarketing surveillance (PMS) data on rotavirus, HiB, and
pneumococcal conjugate vaccines. The committee has
also requested these companies to conduct more detailed
and frequent PMS on newer vaccines and also help IAP
and government agencies to develop an effective AEFI
surveillance system.
AEFI surveillance: In the first meeting of AEFI sub-
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committee which was conducted with national AEFI
coordinators, it was decided that IAP shall nominate one
member each for the respective 35 States and UTs and for
the 640 districts to be a nodal person for coordinating AEFI
activities and communicating with the State EPI Officer and
DIO of the State / district Level AEFI Committees.
IAP Textbook of Vaccine Sciences: The committee has
also started working on this project in collaboration with
publishers M/s Jaypee Brothers.
IAPCOI & BD Time & motion study. This study conducted
in collaboration with M/s BD Syringes at five different
centers of the country, has been completed and the data
is being analyzed.
IAP Immunization time table: COI has decided to revise
IAP Immunization Schedule on yearly basis and the
schedule will now thereon be named according to the year
it was launched. The new timetable for 2012 will soon be
made public.
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IAP Position papers on VPDs and Vaccines: The COI has
now publishing position papers on the same pattern as
published by WHO on different vaccines and VPDs. The
first paper on Hib and Measles are underway.
Dr. T.U. Sukumaran
(Chairman)
[email protected]
(Cell: +91-9847057714)
Dr. Rohit Agarwal
(Chairman)
[email protected]
(Cell: +91-9320481503)
Dr. Vipin M. Vashishtha
(Convener)
[email protected]
(Cell: +91-9759641900)
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Report of IAP PALS Group
It has been almost two decades now, that the IAP PALS
group has been actively pursuing a purely academic
activity of the CIAP by training her members in the art
and science of resuscitation. Every five years the fresh
evidence on the science of resuscitation is evaluated
thoroughly through a systematic process and the AHA
comes out with an updated module for the PALS course.
The IAP PALS module is then adapted considering the
needs of our fraternity and population.
What is new?
The year 2010 marked the fifty years of the journey of
the resuscitation efforts in the history of medicine. This
also coincided with the time to review the freshly collected
evidences and teaching experiences over the past five
years and resulted into the PALS 2011 module. The IAP
PALS 2011 module is also now ready and would be taught
in all the forthcoming courses in our country.
The IAP PALS Module 2011
The IAP PALS module hones the cognitive, psychomotor
as well as affective skills of the provider through simulated
‘case scenario’ based activities. Being a certificate course,
the provider delegate is expected to come prepared with
cognitive information on identification of the sick child and
appropriate prioritized interventions. For this the delegates
are provided with a study material well in advance. During
the day one of the course the delegates are equipped with the
necessary skills in the art of resuscitation. On day two, they
are helped to develop good interpersonal communications
and leadership qualities while simulating case management
in teams supervised by the PALS instructors. Throughout
the course the delegates are observed and evaluated for
their performance and appropriately remediated by an
experienced and trained team of the PALS instructors.
Towards the end there is a formal evaluation of the cognitive
information through a written test as well as evaluation of
psychomotor and affective skills through case scenario
based sessions. The certification is done through a defined
process the criteria of which are informed to the delegates
at the time of registration itself.
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The BLS initiative
High quality BLS is the backbone of any effective
resuscitation. BLS is a sequence of steps undertaken
by bare hands and minimum equipment to help a nonbreathing unresponsive victim. Timely provided BLS
by onlookers markedly improves the chances of intact
survival of a victim. It is unfortunate that less than 50%
adult victims receive BLS care when needed. Similar
figures for the pediatric population are even dismal. One
doesn’t need to be a health care provider to provide this
help. As per the current evidence, chest compressions
alone if provided effectively can improve the outcome in
case of sudden cardiac arrest.
With this information and the existing dedicated and
committed IAP PALS group, the stand alone BLS training
program was initiated under the IAP Action Plan 2010. The
half day IAP BLS modules for Health Care providers (HCP)
as well as laypersons are available with our group and are
in great demand.
A mass awareness project for the BLS has been undertaken
by the IAP PALS group through the IAP Action plan 2012
–“Save a life and Save a baby” courses. These would be
non-certificate courses spread over couple of hours only.
The IAP PALS module for nurses
The IAP PALS group has been sensitive to the needs of the
teams which are working with our pediatrician colleagues.
A one day abridged version of the IAP PALS module is
available for training the nurses and is very popular.
The HR
The enormous dimensions of our country and the ever
expanding needs of the population demand that such
courses should reach the providers in the nearest areas of
their practice. The IAP Modules of the PALS as well as BLS
courses have an inbuilt mechanism to identify and train the
potential candidates as instructors to meet the increasing
HR demand.
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An appeal to IAP Members
The simulation based exercises are the backbone of our
modules and are therefore dependent on manikins. The
manikins suffer wear and tear over period of time. The
courses are judged by the quality of the manikins used.
These are costly equipment and the cost is taken care by
the collections from the delegates. However, the collections
are limited as it would be detrimental to increase the cost
to the delegates to meet the manikin costs. I look forward
for voluntary organizations / groups / individuals through
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you to come forward for this noble cause and donate
generously for the mission undertaken by this group.
Long live the IAP as well as IAP PALS,
Jai Hind,
L N Taneja
National Convener, IAP PALS 2011-12
09811034146, [email protected]
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Neonatology Fellowship of
IAP Neonatology Chapter
The Neonatology Chapter of the Indian Academy of
Pediatrics is a subspecialty chapter of the Academy, which
deals with academic, scientific and community activities
conducted by the Academy for the care of newborn babies
in the country.
The Chapter started a one-year Fellowship Program
in Neonatology in 2009 with the purpose of providing
specialized training in Neonatology to students who
have completed their post graduation in Pediatrics. The
program is being conducted for candidates who are
employed fulltime, as resident doctors, for a period of
one and half years depending on their basic post graduate
qualification.
There are currently 30 Institutions country wide where the
Fellowship Program is being conducted. (Figure I)
The Chapter has two committees looking after the
program, fellowship selection committee for formulating
the guidelines for selection of the institute and candidate
and fellowship examination committee for updating the
syllabus, research and examination.
1) Selection of the Institute: Any Institute that wants to
start the fellowship program has to fulfill the eligibility
criteria which is provided to them. They have to apply
by 30th June to be able to start the fellowship program
next year. Institute inspections are conducted between
July to October every year and the final selection is
carried out after the Executive Committee meeting
during IAP Neocon that year. Each Institute appoints
a Fellowship Coordinator who is responsible for
communicating with the chapter
2) Selection of candidate: The candidate should have a
post graduate degree in Pediatrics(MD / DNB / DCH).
The training period for DCH candidates is for 18
months. The selection of the candidate is carried out
by individual institute after interview. Candidates work
as Resident/Registrar as per the Institute policy and
are given appropriate remuneration.
Curriculum: The fellows are provided with a syllabus which
outlines the topics they are expected to be covered during
their study period. They are enrolled for a multicenter
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research project which they need to complete during their
tenure along with the theory and clinical work.
Assessment: Assessment is ongoing and
summative
• Ongoing: Carried out by the Fellowship Coordinator
Ward work
Case presentation
PG lecture
Journal Club
Internal assessment
Attendance- Minimum 85%
• Summative
1) Research project
2) Final examination (Theory and Practical)
A) Theory examination
1) There are 2 papers of 3 hours duration each.
2) There is a choice in answering the questions (e.g. 5
out of 6 / 7)
3) Each paper carries 100 marks; all questions carry
equal marks
4) Distribution of questions is usually as follows:
Theory Paper I: Basic sciences, Perinatology, Research
methods.
Theory Paper II: Case based questions
B) Clinical or Practical examinations
There is one long case & two short cases. Each trainee is
allowed 1/2 hour to prepare the long case and half hour for
two short cases. Two examiners sit together to examine
the trainee for the cases and viva voce.
The trainee must pass in theory (both papers included) and
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practical (aggregate marks) independently by obtaining at
least 50% marks in theory as well as in practical exam and
obtain an overall percentage not less than 50% (viz 250 /
500). It is essential to obtain 50% marks in the long and
short cases. (80/160)
Please feel free to address any queries that you may
have regarding the fellowship program.An appeal from
the Chapter office bearers to become life member of the
chapter by paying just Rs. 500 by cheque or draft in favor
of IAP Neonatology Chapter. Address for correspondence:
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Dr. Anjali Kulkarni,
Chairperson, Neonatology Chapter,
Indian Academy of Pediatrics
36, Ishwar Nagar, Mathura Road,
New Delhi 110065.
Email: [email protected]
Anjali Kulkarni
Chairperson
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Family Benefit Scheme (FBS)
GIST OF FBS-IAP 2012
The Family Benefit Scheme was made operational as a first
welfare project for IAP Life Members by the Central IAP
in 2011. The Family Benefit Scheme’s goal is to provide
financial help to the families of the FBS members in case
of death. FBS is for the Members, by the Members and
is a mutually beneficial, compassionate and benevolent
scheme established with Hyderabad as its Headquarters.
No Medical Certificate or Health Check up needed to enroll
in the Scheme. Associate Life members of IAP are also
eligible to become members of the Scheme from 27th
March, 2012
A 55 member All India Managing Committee including a
17-member Hyderabad team was appointed to look after
the affairs for the first 3 years of the scheme. FBS with its
own Byelaws and rules will be functioning overall directly
under the Central IAP.
FBS-IAP operations were launched under the IAP Action
Plan 2011 by Dr T U Sukumaran, National President 2011
on 27-03-2011 at Hyderabad and was graced by Dr Rohit
C Agrawal National President 2012, Dr Tanmay Amladi,
Hon. Secretary General 2010-11 and Dr George F Moolayil,
Chairman FBS IAP.
The Members who enroll before 26th of March, 2012
(Launch Year) will be considered as “Founder Members” of
the Scheme. They will be paying the Fraternity Contribution
for 20 Years only, subsequent “Regular Members” will be
paying for 25 Years. There will be a window period of one
year from the date of acceptance of membership for all the
applicants to the Scheme.
First Annual General Body Meeting was held at PEDICON
2012, Gurgaon on 21.01.2012 which was graced by
Presidents of IAP Dr Rohit C Agrawal, Dr T U Sukumaran,
Dr C P Bansal, 2012, 2011 and 2013 respectively and
beneficial amendments for members were passed.
The old slabs of joining fees will continue till 26th March
2012 only. Senior IAP members beyond 55 years up to 65
years will continue to be eligible to become the members
of FBS with new joining fees. A "Future Liability Fund" is
earmarked to pay for FBS members who complete their
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term. This consist of corpus plus 20% of enhanced Death
Fraternity Contribution (i.e Rs 300 + 20 % {i.e. Rs.60/‑}
viz: total FC Rs 360/- per death). An annual Fraternity
Contribution bill will be raised in September by the FBS
office. Total of three communications with one registered
post A/C due will be sent for payments before termination
of membership from the Scheme if dues not cleared.
The fraternity contribution is calculated according to the
membership strength as on the 1st day of the month in
which the death has occurred. The Death Benefit Fund
given to the nominee after the claim is currently not taxable.
A Claim Form should have nominee photo, signature with
bank details and should be attested by the bank manager.
An exclusive and dedicated web site was launched www.
fbsiap.org, with a special provision for FBS members to
log in with ID’s and passwords and manage their individual
accounts.
The Scheme took off on a sound footing with good
response attracting 600 applicants in a short time.
Dr Ajoy Kumar
Hon. Secretary, FBS-IAP
Completed First Successful Baby Steps of Family Benefit
Scheme-One year of the Launch.
Completed First Successful Baby Steps of Family Benefit
Scheme-One year of the Launch.
It is one year since IAP central launched the first welfare
measure for it's members all over India on 27th March
2011 as IAP Action Plan under my Presidentship. The
blazing start of enrollment of more than one hundred life
members of IAP on the day of inauguration at Hyderabad
was a good beginning. My good friend National President
Dr. Rohit Agarwal and Dr.Tanmay Amladi along with
Dr George Moolayil and host of other central executive
members and office bearers of city, state branches graced
the auspicious occasion of this mutually beneficial project
rolling out day.
The Hyderabad Team and the Managing Committee did
tremendous background work of drafting the rules and
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regulations, picking up from various such functioning
security schemes of our sister professional bodies from all
over India. Many member friendly features were adopted in
our IAP Family Benefit Scheme. A administrative office was
established at Hyderabad as it's Headquaters,with a 55
members All - India Managing Committee was appointed
intintially to look after the scheme.The MC and the FBS
works directly under control and guidance of CIAP,though
having it's own Rules and bye-Laws under Society rules for
day to day activities.
So far about 950 members approximately have enrolled
in his Scheme in the first year itself. A beginning of
around Rs. Three Lakhs (Rs.300000/-) Death benefit to
the Nominee of the enrolled mumber is assured against
a very marginal initial investment When these members
contribute just Rs.300/- per death of member. Though it
is very impressive response of this magnitude ,may be the
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highest in the Country for such Schemes in launch year
itself, lot more is to be done and achieved.
My personal wish is to make at least a minimum amount to
help the nominee at the time of distress of losing a earning
member of the family as Rs 10/- to Rs 15/- Lakh as soon
as possible
For this I earnestly appeal to all my fellow IAPians to
enroll in this very helpful financially beneficial, mutually
compassionate and benevolent Scheme of , by and for IAP
members welfare project.My dream is to have if not all a
good number of IAP members to join this scheme- at least
3000 to 5000 in next two years.
Visit www.FBSIAP.org for more information.
Dr. Ajoy Kumar
Hon. Secretary
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APPLICATION FORM
FAMILY BENEFIT SOCIETY
INDIAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS
(Please fill all information in Capital letters)
NAME:
AGE:
SEX:
M
DATE OF BIRTH:
F
dd mm yyyy
ADDRESS:
___________________________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________
PIN CODE:_ __________________________________________________________________________________
TELEPHONE NO: ____________________________________ MOBILE NO:________________________________
QUALIFICATION: ____________________________________ E-Mail ID:__________________________________
LOCAL IAP BRANCH IN WHICH THE MEMBER RESIDES:_________________________________________________
CIAP LIFE MEMBERSHIP NO.:_____________________________________________________________________
NOMINEE WITH ADDRESS:
RELATIONSHIP OF THE NOMINEE
1. __________________________________________________________ _____________________________
__________________________________________________________ _____________________________
__________________________________________________________ _____________________________
2. __________________________________________________________ _____________________________
__________________________________________________________ _____________________________
__________________________________________________________ _____________________________
MODE OF PAYMENT: CHEQUE/DD. NO. ___________________ DATE: __________AMOUNT: R________________
BANK: ____________________________________________ BRANCH: _________________________________
DECLARATION
I HEREBY DECLARE THAT THE INFORMATION GIVEN ABOVE IS TRUE.
I AM AWARE OF THE RULES AND REGULATION OF FAMILY BENEFIT SCHEME OF IAP AND I WILL ABIDE BY IT AND ITS
AMENDMENTS.
_______________________
Date: SIGNATURE OF THE DOCTOR
YOUR CHEQUE/DD MUST BE DRAWN IN FAVOUR OF “FAMILY BENEFIT SOCIETY” PAYABLE AT HYDERABAD
PLEASE ADD R 100/- FOR OUTSTATION CHEQUES
OFFICE USE
RECEIPT NO.: ___________________________
AMOUNT RECEIVED: R________________________
ABOVE DETAILS VERIFIED AND APPLICATION “ACCEPTED / NOT ACCEPTED”
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WINDOW PERIOD FROM ___________ TO ______________
FBS MEMBERSHIP NO. ___________________________ SIGNATURE OF THE SECRETARY FBS IAP
ONLY LIFE MEMBERS ARE ELIGIBLE TO JOIN THIS SCHEME
NOMINATION
Minimum one Nominee mandatory - Percentage of Benefit to be mentioned if more than one nominee
MEMBER
PhotoThumb Impression
NOMINEE I PhotoThumb Impression
NAME & RELATIONSHIP
NOMINEE II
PhotoThumb Impression
SPECIMEN SIGNATURE
PERCENTAGE
OF BENEFIT
Member : ____________________________________________ x ___________________ _____________
Nominee I : ____________________________________________
____________________ _____________
Nominee II : ____________________________________________
____________________ _____________
VOLUNTARY HEALTH DECLARATION
I, Dr ……………………………… Member of …………………… Branch of IAP, Central IAP Membership No.
…………………………, applying for the membership of FBS of Central I.A.P. do hereby solemnly affirm and declare
to the best of my knowledge I am / am not suffering from any terminal illness.
____________________
Signature of applicant
Witness: Name & address
1. _____________________________________________________ _________________________
2. _____________________________________________________ _________________________
(Any Adult Indian Citizen)
Date: ___________________
Application Form Attested:
DATE:
SIGNATURE & SEAL :
(Any One of the Following 1. President or Secretary of Local IAP Branch or 2. Two IAP Members with Membership
Numbers or 3. Bank Manager)
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PROCEDURE OF ENROLLMENT IN FBS IAP
A ratified Life Member of IAP qualified under the eligibility criteria shall apply on the prescribed application form along
with the following 5 (Five) documents as annexure. Application and other details of FBS IAP are available with the Hon.
Secretary FBS-IAP’s office and on the website www.iapindia.org, www.fbsiap.com and www.fbsiap.org. The tariff now is
as follows. Please print your address, names or write in clear capital letters to avoid spelling mistakes in communications.
AGE IN YEARS
JOINING FEE R
TOTAL
1500+400 R
25 to 30
5000
6900
Above 30 to 35
7500
9400
Above 35 to 40
10000
11900
Above 40 to 45
12500
14400
Above 45 to 55
15000
16900
The same rate of R15000/- (Rupees Fifteen thousand only) is applicable to those founder members that get the
relaxation of 10 years for joining during the first year only (27th March 2011 to 26th March 2012).
Age Calculation: The age limit is calculated as not completed to be in that particular group.
For Ex: If a member completes full age of 50 years on a particular date and entered into the next year of age, he/she will
be treated as coming into the next age group & he/she has to pay the next slab rate of Joining fee.
1. Fees: No application for membership will be accepted unless it is complete in all respects, accompanied by Cheque/DD for the correct Joining fee as per the age of a member (For example if the members age is 27 years
Total amount payable with application will be R 5000/- + R 1900/- consisting of Caution deposit of R 1500/- and
Annual Administration Fee R 400/- = R 6900/-) in favor of "Family Benefit Society” on any Bank in Hyderabad.
Electronic direct transfer payment to “Family Benefit Society” A/c. No. 62184506297 SBH, Gunfoundry, Hyderabad
can be made mentioning IFSC CODE: SBHY0020066. An applicant becomes a regular member after verification of
the complete application, credit of amount in the scheme`s bank account and approval by Office of Hon. Secretary
FBS-IAP.
2. Proof of age (any one of the following self attested copy showing date of birth)
i. Driving License
ii. SSC Certificate/Transfer certificate.
iii. Passport
iv. Pan card
v. Service Register of Govt. Employee
3. Proof of IAP life membership: any one of the following self attested copy with Membership Number. (A provisionally
admitted member of IAP becomes a regular member of FBS IAP after ratification of Life membership in IAP.)
i. IAP Life membership certificate with Membership number
ii. IAP Life membership photo identity card
iii. Cover of Indian Pediatrics showing the Life membership Number
iv. If none of the above are available, verification from the CIAP
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4. A Voluntary Health Declaration is compulsory, to be submitted with the Application.
5. Name/s of the Nominee/s with their age, address (postal, e-mail), Tele No. and PAN No. (if available) on a separate
paper.
Please follow all the following instructions carefully.
a) The Completed application along with all the above documents should be sent by post only to the following office
address:
Dr. Ajoy Kumar, Hon Secretary
Family Benefit Society
6-3-598/1, 1st Floor, Navata Castle, Venkatramana Colony, Khairatabad, Hyderabad – 500004 Andhra Pradesh.
Phone: +918978311651 +919848034599 +914023332666 Email [email protected]
b) Submission of incomplete application form or any false information therein or in subsequent communications to the
Society will make a member liable for termination and not eligible for any benefit from the Society.
c) For regular dues and Updates on FBS IAP Log on to www.fbsiap.org or mail to [email protected]
d) If you do not receive any reply or receipt within 15 days after sending your application please write a letter or give a
e-mail or call to enquire. No cell messages please. You will get reply with in 24 hrs for your e-mail queries.
e) Please enquire for any dues to FBS IAP every March and September & pay in time so that you are an active member
to enjoy all benefits, avoiding suspension and termination of membership in FBS IAP.
CHECK LIST
1. Application Form filled in fully
a. Three signatures of Applicant where marked x.
b. Nomination: Photos, thumb impressions and signatures of Applicant and Nominees.
c. Attestation by Local IAP Branch Secretary or President or 2 IAP Members with membership No. or Bank Manager.
2. DD/Cheque for correct amount in favor of “FAMILY BENEFIT SOCIETY”.
3. Proof of Age.
4. Proof of IAP Membership.
5. Voluntary Health Declaration.
6. Nominees Details on separate page:
a. Name
b. Address
c. Age
d. Postal and E-mail address
e. Telephone: Landline/Mobile
f. Pan Number if available.
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IAP NRP FGM: A Report
Indian Academy of Pediatrics Neonatal Resuscitation
Program
First Golden Minute Project
(IAP NRP FGM)
Highlights:
IAP NRP FGM is a largest child survival project in the world
with aim to train 200,000 health care professional and
workers.
• IAP-NNF to work jointly.
• SOMI has joined hands with IAP.
• IAP to scale up Basic NRP (NSSK) significantly in
2012.
• IAP & FOGSI communication is in progress to conduct
NRP Course for FOGSI.
• Focus on Advance NRP in 2012.
• Modalities to speed up courses in states like Andhra
Pradesh, Bihar & Tamil Nadu.
• IAP trained 3167 Trainers & 25724 Providers till 31st
Dec., 2011 including Government & Private Sector.
• Jhonson & Jhonson has committed a long term
unconditional academic grant till objectives are
achieved.
Greetings from IAP NRP FGM Office!
 Regional ToT,2011
In Pedicon 2012, held recently, under NRPFGM project
Regional ToT was conducted at Gurgaon with distinguished
faculty from India and USA in partnership with American
Academy of Pediatrics(AAP) and Latter-day Saint
Charities(LDSC). IAP had a business meeting with AAP
and LDSC to plan future collaborations and use of AAP
material. NNF, FOGSI and SOMI participated in this ToT
actively. Two day workshop was planned very meticulously
with newer training modalities for the first time like video
of resuscitation procedures and subsequent debriefing.
Materials for creating real life situation have been other
innovative features. The enthusiasm of the participants in
the ToT has been overwhelming and regional trainers are
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very keen to carry out the project at wider level. This was
made perfect with meticulous planning and execution by
Dr. Vineet Saxena and Dr. Vikas Goyal.
 IAP – NNF joint venture
Extremely heartening news is that, IAP and NNF has
agreed to continue the project under the banner of IAP-NNF
NRPFGM project. IAP and NNF through a common steering
committee intend to carry forward the ultimate aim of
training 200,000 providers attending birth in newborn
resuscitation speedily.
 IAP – SOMI Partnership
IAP and SOMI as partners will facilitate training of all 5499
SOMI members. IAP plans to conduct the ToT for SOMI
in priority states like Gujarat, Tamilnadu, Andhrapradesh,
Bihar, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Pondicherry and
West Bengal. After that, trainers from SOMI and IAP will
conduct the provider courses in these states.
 Low Performing State
Progress of the project, however, has been uneven
between various States and some states like Andhra
Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Bihar had very few or no courses
in 2011. Modalities to speed up courses in low performing
states are being worked out and One ToT has been planned
in March at Andhra Pradesh. The goal is to train 25,000
providers from this state.
 IAP NRP FGM Website
Website address of IAP NRP FGM is
http://www.iapnrpfgm.org
Interactive online areas are:
1. SMS Registration
2. IVR Test
3. Online Evaluation
4. Discussion Forum
5. Photo/File sharing.
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 Champions (SAC) of IAP NRP FGM handling admin
part of website independently.
1. Dr. Naveen Bajaj (SAC of Punjab)
2. Dr. V.P. Goswami (SAC of Madhya Pradesh)
Central office:
Central IAP Secretariat
Kailas Darshan, Kennedy Bridge (Nana Chowk),
Mumbai - 400007. Ph No: (022) 23889565
3. Dr. L. Basanta (SAC of Manipur)
Dr. Rohit Agarwal
President IAP, 2012
Dr. C. P. Bansal
Co Chairperson IAP
We hope this year it would be possible to conduct many
provider courses. Advance NRP course will also be
conducted for pediatricians in 2012.
Dr. Naveen Thacker
Chairperson
IAP NRP FGM Project
Dr. Vineet Saxena
National Coordinator
IAP NRP FGM Project
 Addresses of IAP NRP FGM Offices
Dr. Sailesh Gupta
Secretary General
IAP, 2012-2013
Admin office:
IAP NRP FGM Coordinator
208, Sector 1A, Gandhidham-370201
Kutch, Gujarat.
Ph No: 09429896986
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Compiled by:
Ms. Anjana Someshwar
Project Manager
IAP NRP FGM Project
Ph No: 09429896986
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Golden Jubilee Pedicon 2013, Kolkata
Respected IAP Members,
2. The deadline for sending in abstracts is 28th September
2012. This deadline will be strictly observed.
We are publishing a special Golden Jubilee Pedicon
commemorative volume depicting the history and evolution
of Pedicon over the past 50 years.
3. Abstracts or full papers sent by hardcopy will not be
accepted.
If any of you posses any photographs or memorabilia
of past Pedicons, the older the better, please scan and
mail or take a copy and send it to the undersigned by 30
June 2012. Please mention your contact details, all the
contributors will be acknowledged in the book.
Dr Jaydeep Choudhury,
Organizing Secretary, Pedicon 2013
West Bengal Academy of Pediatrics
Oriental Apartments
15C, Canal Street, Kolkata 700014
Email: [email protected]
ANNOUNCEMENT
Call for `Free’ & `Award’ Papers
The Scientific Committee invites delegates who wish to
give a presentation during the PEDICON 2013, the 50th
National Conference of Indian Academy of Pediatrics,
January 16-20, 2013 at Science City Convention Centre,
Kolkata to submit the `Abstracts’ of their scientific studies.
Paper Category: Free Papers
The mode of presentation of free papers will be decided
by the scrutinizing committee from amongst the abstracts
received and authors will be informed accordingly. The
papers not taken for `Oral’ will be taken for `Poster’.
The text of the `Abstract’ should contain not more than
250 words. It should be structured as far as possible in the
following manner (Except Case Reports): (a) Introduction
(b) Aims & Objectives (c) Material & Methods (including
statistical methods where relevant) (d) Results
(e) Conclusions.
Instructions:
1. Abstracts can be submitted via email ID:
[email protected]
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4. Please quote your Central IAP membership number
(mandatory)
5. Please mention the category of paper according to
Sub-specialty given below:
Adolescent Pediatrics (ADOL)
Cardiology (CAR)
Community Pediatrics (CP)
Endocrinology (ENDO)
Gastroenterology (GE)
Genetics (GENE)
Growth & Development (GD)
Hematology – Oncology (HO)
Infectious Diseases (ID)
Intensive Care (IC)
Neonatology (NEO)
Nephrology (NEP)
Neurology (NEU)
Nutrition (NUT)
Respiratory (RESP)
Rheumatology (RHE)
Miscellaneous (MISC)
(B) Paper Category: Award Papers
(Mandatory: Read the award rules before submission
of your paper, which may be obtained from the Central
Office on request. The papers not submitted as per
award rules will be rejected.)
 Dr. S. T. Achar Endowment Award (One Prize) for the
best paper on “Pediatrics”.
 Dr. James Flett Endowment Award (Two Prizes) for the
best papers on “Social & Preventive Pediatrics”.
 Dr. S. S. Manchanda Neonatology Research Award
(One Prize) for the best paper on “Neonatology”.
 Dr. V. Balagopal Raju Endowment Award (Two Prizes)
for the best papers on “Child Health”.
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Instructions:
1. The hard copy of the SUMMARY as well as FULL paper
in 4 (FOUR COPIES) should be submitted to Indian
Academy of Pediatrics, Kailas Darshan, Near Kennedy
Bridge, (Nana Chowk), Mumbai 400007 along with the
declaration certificate as prescribed in the award rules.
2. The SUMMARY should not be more than 250 words.
3. The FULL award paper should be in the style of “Indian
Pediatrics”.
4. The title of the paper should be brief but adequately
descriptive.
5. The text of the summary should be structured as far as
possible into the following manner (a) Introduction (b)
Aims & Objectives (c) Materials & Methods (including
statistical methods where relevant) (d) Results (e)
Conclusions.
The last date for submission of award papers at the Central
IAP Office (Hard Copy) is 28th September 2012.
Notification of selection of Papers:
The Scientific Committee will review abstracts and
notification of acceptance / rejection will be sent to the first
authors indicated in the papers, by 2nd week of December
2012. Please contact the IAP office at [email protected]
iapindia.or if you do not hear by this time.
Presentations:
The Scientific Committee will consider abstracts for an
`Oral’ or `Poster’ presentation. All presentations must be
in English.
Best poster awards:
All posters in the subspecialties mentioned in the list, will
be considered for the “Best Poster Awards”. Judging will
be based on scientific merit, visual presentation and the
potential significance of the clinical research. Detailed
instructions for poster paper presenters will be sent after
the selection process is complete.
Registration:
Authors who have been notified that their abstract is
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accepted for oral or poster presentation will please note
that they ought to register for the PEDICON 2013, as per
the prevailing fees at the time of registration.
Publication of papers:
The papers that have been accepted for publication will
be published in proceedings of PEDICON 2013. IAP holds
all publication rights including copyright unless otherwise
intimated to the authors by IAP in writing.
Dr. Sailesh Gupta, Hon. Secretary General,
Indian Academy of Pediatrics
Kailas Darshan, Kennedy Bridge, Nana Chowk,
Mumbai-400007 (India)
Email: [email protected];
Website: http://www.iapindia.org
Fax: (022) 23851713,
Telephones: (022) 23887906, 23887922, 23889565
Hon Surg Cmde Late Dr. Shantilal C. Sheth Oration at
PEDICON 2013
Nominations of IAP members / Non-Members who have
excelled in the field of “Child Health & Care” including,
Community Pediatrics are invited by the Central IAP Office
for award of Hon Surg Cmde Late Dr. Shantilal C. Sheth
Oration at the 50th National Conference of IAP to be held
from January 16-20, 2013 at Kolkata (PEDICON 2013).
The nomination should be duly proposed and seconded
by the IAP Members giving one page justification for
the nomination of the proposed person and should be
submitted along with a detailed biodata of the nominee
in SIX COPIES. The nominees should give a statement
in writing along with the nomination, duly signed by the
nominee, stating that he / she has read the rules for award
of Hony Surg Cmde Late Dr. Shantilal C. Sheth Oration
and that the decision of the committee appointed by the
Executive Board of IAP for award of this nomination will
be accepted by him / her as final and binding on him / her
and shall not ask for disclosure of marks of any nominee
and / or nominations of other nominees for the oration.
The nomination without signed statement of the nominee
shall be considered as invalid nomination. The last date for
submission of nominations is 28th September 2012.
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Bid for Pedicon 2015
Bids are hereby invited for the PEDICON 2015 which will
be the 52nd National Conference of Indian Academy of
Pediatrics. Local branches that wish to bid for PEDICON
2015 which may kindly note the following guidelines.
• It had been resolved in the Executive Board Meeting of
January 2011 that only those applications which are
filled completely according to the prescribed format
and received by the Central IAP Office latest by 15th
December 2012 will be considered for the bid. The
bidding branches thus selected will be informed of their
selection after 15th December 2012. Each selected
branch will be invited to make a small PowerPoint
presentation with the help of the EB member from
their state, not exceeding 10 slides highlighting the
important points mentioned in the application form
for consideration of the Executive Board members of
January 2013. Executive Board members will vote by
secret ballot, and the bid that wins majority votes will
be selected as the hosting branch.
• Each bidding branch will bring a blank cheque to the
EB meeting. The hosting branch's bidding amount
of Rs. 5 Lakh will be accepted by Central IAP office
through a cheque written out in the name of “Indian
Academy of Pediatrics” payable at Mumbai, and the
other branches will carry back their cheques.
• The format for submission of the bid is printed in this
bulletin.
• The profit sharing of conference surplus at present
is as follows: Rs. 1000/- from the registration fee of
each delegate will be paid to Central IAP office as a
contribution to the corpus fund of IAP. The contribution
from early bird registrations will be paid to Central IAP
immediately after compilation of early bird registration
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details or before March 31, 2013, whichever date is
earlier, along with names, IAP membership number,
address, and PAN of the delegates. With further
registrations in the year, contribution to Central IAP
corpus is to be paid in 3 - 4 slabs, in April, July,
October, and December. After compilation and auditing
of conference accounts, contribution to central IAP
corpus from registrations after November 30, 2014
and on-spot registrations will be paid along with
submission of accounts to Central IAP. if over and above
the total amount paid to Central IAP, the conference
has a surplus, then 30% of that surplus will be paid
to Central IAP. The organizers will pay a sum of Rs. 5
Lakh to Indian Pediatrics. Of the remaining surplus, the
division will be as follows: 60% to local branch, 30%
to Central IAP (inclusive of the contribution to corpus)
and 10% to State Branch.
• The hosting branch should be registered with the
Registrar of Societies, should have its own PAN and
should be filing its own Income Tax Returns. Central
IAP PAN cannot be used for PEDICON financial
transactions.
• The venue of the conference should be able to
accommodate at least 4000 delegates in the main
conference hall during plenary sessions and should
be able to provide halls for at least 10 concurrent
sessions.
• The venue should be located within 1-5 kilometers of
hotels that can accommodate at least 6000 delegates.
• The venue should also have appropriate areas
designated for scientific exhibition, inauguration
function, banquet(s), cultural event(s) and should have
ample parking space.
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FORMAT TO BE FILLED IN WHILE BIDDING FOR IAP NATIONAL CONFERENCE
a) IAP City Branch / IAP District Branch inviting conference:
................................................................................................................................................................................
b) Does the hosting city have Medical College(s) ? YES / NO
If yes, is (are) it (they) Govt. Medical College(s) / Private Medical College(s)
c) Details of possible venue
Venue: .....................................................................................................................................................................
Distance from Railway Station: ................................................................................................................................
Distance from Airport: .............................................................................................................................................
Main Hall seating capacity: ......................................................................................................................................
Subsidiary Halls seating capacity
Hall 1 ........................................................................
Hall 2 ..............................................................................
Hall 3 ........................................................................
Hall 4 ..............................................................................
Hall 5 ........................................................................
Hall 6 ..............................................................................
Hall 7 ........................................................................
Hall 8 ..............................................................................
Hall 9 ........................................................................
Hall 10 ............................................................................
d) Inauguration ceremony site & Seating Capacity:
................................................................................................................................................................................
Distance from conference venue: .............................................................................................................................
e) Accommodation capacity in the host city (no. of beds available):
Hotel(s): Star .............................................................
Non-star . ........................................................................
Hostel . ......................................................................
Guest House ...................................................................
f) Transport connections to other parts of country:
No. of trains / day: ...................................................................................................................................................
No. of flights / day: ..................................................................................................................................................
g) Last National Conference held by host city (year): ....................................................................................................
Report submitted: Yes / No
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h) Details of last Zonal / State / District / City Conferences held by host city:
Conference
1.
2.
3.
4.
Year
No. of delegates
i) Please attach a resolution from the host city / district branch inviting conference.
j) Is the hosting branch registered as a society with local authority ? Yes / No
k) If the answer to above Q is Yes, please provide Registration number. If the answer is No, Please provide a copy of the
application for registration, if applied for.
l) Do you have branch savings / current account ? Yes / No. If Yes, please provide bank name, account name and
banking details.
m) Does the branch file Income tax returns regularly ? if Yes, please provide a copy of PAN card.
n) Undertaking by Branch office bearers.
We have read the conference guidelines and will abide by all the rules and regulations of Pedicon organization.
_____________
_____________ _____________
Signature
President
Signature
Secretary
Signature
Treasurer
Name, Address, Cell phone number Name, Address
Cell phone number Name, Address
Cell phone number
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Important Announcements
Logo for 50th Year of IAP and Theme
for Celebrations of the Golden
Jubilee year of IAP
Dear IAP Members,
As you are aware the Indian Academy of Pediatrics will
be celebrating 50 years of services to the pediatric
community. The celebration will be organized for the whole
of next year (2013). We wish to use a new logo indicating
“50 years of IAP”, on all IAP stationary, publications and
programs for 2013. We invite all IAP members to use their
creative talents and design a beautiful and representative
logo. We also encourage members to think of a suitable
Theme for the Celebrations of the 50th year of IAP. One
Logo and One Theme will be selected by a team of Office
bearers and Executive board members from amongst
the entries received by Central IAP office. The last date
for submission of both entries is 21st May 2012. The
IAP members whose entries get selected will be suitably
acknowledged at Pedicon 2013. Please do participate in
this creative exercise.
Dr. Sailesh Gupta, Hon. Secretary General
Indian Academy of Pediatrics, Kailas Darshan, Near
Kennedy Bridge (Nana Chowk), Mumbai 400007
IAP Calamity Fund
Dear IAP members,
IAP has a “Calamity Fund” marked for use in disaster
affected areas of the country through IAP branches. If any
branch of IAP understands a need for such assistance in its
area of operation, kindly write with documentary details to:
Dr. Sailesh Gupta, Hon. Secretary General,
Indian Academy of Pediatrics,
Kailas Darshan, Near Kennedy Bridge (Nana Chowk),
Mumbai 400007
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ABC on Downs Syndrome by Dr. Gaurang J. Banker.
Price Rs.60/Enquiries to: Dr. Gaurang J. Banker, P. K. House, 2nd Floor,
Behind M. J. Library, Ellis Bridge, Ahmedabad – 6, Email:
[email protected]
Book Release during Pedicon 2013
Only Books published by Central IAP and / or IAP National
Publication House at Gwalior, alone or together with other
approved Publication houses, will be released during the
Inaugural function of PEDICON, as per the decision taken
by the Executive Board at its meeting held on 18th & 19th
January 2012 at Gurgaon. This regulation will apply from
the Pedicon 2013 onward. Henceforth publications from
private publishers, and not approved by Central IAP / IAP
National Publication House / IAP Executive Board will not
be released during Pedicon.
Outstanding Asian Pediatrician
Award
Nominations are invited from IAP members for
consideration for Outstanding Asian Pediatrician Award
to be conferred by Asian Pacific Pediatric Association at
the 14th Asia Pacific Congress of Pediatrics to be held
at Kuching, Sarawak, (Malaysia) from 8-12 September
2012. Nomination should be proposed by a member of
IAP and accompanied by the complete CV and passport
size photograph of the proposed member. The candidate
is expected to have contributed towards improved
health of children not only for in India but also for other
countries in the region. The last date for submission of
nomination is May 20, 2012. Please find the nomination
in this bulletin.
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NOMINATION FORM FOR OUTSTANDING ASIAN PEDIATRICIAN AWARD
Name of the Nominee: . ..................................................................................................................................................
IAP Membership No.: .....................................................................................................................................................
Current Designation / Position: .......................................................................................................................................
Communication Address:................................................................................................................................................
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Principle achievements:
National:
1. ..................................................................................................................................................................................
2. ..................................................................................................................................................................................
3. ..................................................................................................................................................................................
International:
1. ..................................................................................................................................................................................
2. ..................................................................................................................................................................................
3. ..................................................................................................................................................................................
CONSENT OF THE NOMINEE
I am willing to be nominated for Outstanding Asian Pediatrician Award of Asia Pacific Pediatric Association
Signature of the Nominee: .........................................................................................................................................
Date: ........................................................... Place: ..................................................................................................
Signature of the Proposer
Name of the Proposer
IAP Membership No.
Date
Place
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The Indian Journal of Pediatrics invites applications for
2011 for following awards
• Original Research Award for the Best Thesis by
Postgraduates – 2011. Awards will be given in 2012
• Visiting Professorships
• Grants for holding Pediatric Medical Camps
• Competitive Grand Rounds by Senior Residents in
Pediatrics
For more details kindly contact:
Dr. I.C. Verma, Editor-in-Chief,
The Indian Journal of Pediatrics,
125, (2nd Floor), Gautam Nagar,
Behind Matra Chhaaya Building,
New Delhi - 110049.
Phone: 26568098, 41345105,
E-mail: [email protected]
Dr. K.C. Chaudhuri Foundation and IJP Awards for 2011
The names of Awardees are as follows:
• IVth Dr. K.C. Chaudhuri Oration 2011: Professor
K.N. Agarwal, President, Health Care and Research
Association for Adolescents
Topic of Oration: Indian Dahi-An Immunonutrient in
Management of Severe Protein Energy Malnutrition
• Competitive Grand Rounds 2011
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PGIMER, Chandigarh
Presenters: Dr. Ramesh Kumar R.,
Dr. K. Sasidaran, Dr. Ravi Shah
Case Summary: Raised Intracranial Pressure in
Children with Acute CNS Infections – State of Art
Management Strategies
II LHMC & associated KSCH
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Presenters: Dr. T.V. Ram Kumar, Dr. Dinesh Yadav,
Dr. Nilay Nirupam
Case Summary: West Syndrome: Challenges in
Diagnosis and Management - Experience from a
tertiary Care Center
• Best Thesis Awards 2010
I. Dr. Meenakshi Bothra from AIIMS, New Delhi.
Evaluation of Predictors of Adverse Outcome
in Febrile Neutropenic Episodes in Pediatric
Oncology Patients
Guide: Dr. Rachna Seth
II. Dr. Vineet Vijay Sharma from K.J. Somaiya
Medical College and Research Centre, Mumbai.
Prediction of HIE by Nucleated RBCs in Cord
Blood and Serum LDH and Assessment of
outcome by Follow Up upto One Year.
Guide: Dr. Sujata Kanhere
III. Dr. Mihir M. Patel from SMIMER, Surat. To
compare the effect of human milk fortification
with human milk fortifier versus preterm formula
in growth of very low birth weight preterm
babies.
Guide: Dr. Poonam Singh
IAP Emory Publications
Indian Academy of Pediatrics and Emory University,
Atlanata, USA in a collaborative effort, conducted a
research project named ‘Knowledge, Attitudes and
Practices of Providers Regarding Immunization in India’
in 2010- 2011. The survey was carried out amongst
member pediatricians, PHC physicians, ANM and ASHA
workers from UP and Bihar. Several high quality scientific
papers from the project have been published or awaiting
publication in reputed journals. Abstracts of following
papers are available in www.pubmed.com
1. Vaccine 2011 Oct 26;29(46):8317-22. Epub 2011
Sep 3.
Attitudes and perceptions of private pediatricians
regarding polio immunization in India.
Panna Choudhury, Naveen Thacker, Lisa M. Gargano, Paul
S. Weiss, Vipin M. Vashishtha, Tanmay Amladi, Karen
Pazol, Walter A. Orenstein, Saad B. Omer, James M.
Hughes
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2. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2012 Feb;31(2):e37-42.
Attitudes of pediatricians and primary health center
physicians in India concerning routine immunization,
barriers to vaccination, and missed opportunities to
vaccinate.
Lisa M. Gargano, Naveen Thacker, Panna Choudhury, Paul
S. Weiss, MS, Karen Pazol, Sunil Bahl, Hamid S. Jafari,
Manisha Arora, Walter A. Orenstein, James M. Hughes,
and Saad B. Omer
Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP),
Kailash Darshan, Kennedy Bridge,
Mumbai 400 007, India and
Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases,
Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA.
Celebration of IAP Special Days And
Weeks
ORS Day & ORS Week
It is proposed to celebrate “ORS DAY & ORS WEEK”
during July 2012. You may select any suitable dates for
celebration of the week, which should essentially include
29th July 2012 as the “ORS DAY”. ORS Theme is “ORS:
The Only Reassurance Solution for Diarrhea”. Please
participate in a big way for making it a great event. The
last date for submission of report to the Central Office for
award competition is 31st August 2012. This report should
be submitted in 5 (FIVE) copies on CD / DVD in the format
prescribed by Central IAP Office on or before the last date.
Kindly note hard copy of the report will NOT be accepted.
World Breastfeeding Week
The World Breastfeeding Week will be celebrated
from August 1-7, 2012. The Theme for this year is
“Understanding the Past - Planning the Future:
Celebrating 10 years of WHO/UNICEF's Global Strategy
for Infant and Young Child Feeding”. Please participate
in a big way for making it a great event. The last date
for submission of report to the Central Office for award
competition is 31st August 2012. This report should be
submitted in 5 (FIVE) copies on CD / DVD in the format
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prescribed by Central IAP Office on or before the last date.
Kindly note hard copy of the report will NOT be accepted.
Teenage Day
It has been decided to celebrate “TEENAGE DAY” on 1st
August 2012. The Theme for Teenage Day 2012 is “We are
the masters of our FATE”. Please participate in a big way
for making it a great event. The last date for submission of
report to the Central Office for award competition is 31st
August 2012. This report should be submitted in 5 (FIVE)
copies on CD / DVD in the format prescribed by Central IAP
Office on or before the last date. Kindly note hard copy of
the report will NOT be accepted.
IAP Child & Adolescent Health Care Week
The branches are free to select their own week according
to their convenience during the month of November
2012. The week so selected for celebrating IAP Child &
Adolescent Health Care Week should essentially include
14th November 2012. The Theme is “Life Skills Education
– A Social Vaccine!” The Central Office invites entries for
best IAP Child & Adolescent Health Care Week celebration
award competition. This report should be submitted in 5
(FIVE) copies on CD / DVD in the format prescribed by
Central IAP Office on or before 30th November 2012.
Kindly note hard copy of the report will NOT be accepted.
Best IAP Branch Awards 2012
The Central IAP invites entries from IAP Branches for
Best Branch Awards competition for the year 2012 in a
prescribed format (may be obtained from Central Office).
This report should be submitted in 5 (FIVE) copies on CD
/ DVD in the format prescribed by Central IAP Office on or
before 30th November 2012. Kindly note hard copy of the
report will NOT be accepted.
Best IAP Chapter Awards 2012
The Central IAP invites entries from IAP Chapters / Groups
Awards competition for the year 2012 in a prescribed
format (may be obtained from Central Office). This report
should be submitted in 5 (FIVE) copies on CD / DVD in the
format prescribed by Central IAP Office on or before 30th
November 2012. Kindly note hard copy of the report will
NOT be accepted.
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Traveling / Research Fellowships
in India 2012
The applications on prescribed form are invited from the
members of the Indian Academy of Pediatrics for award of
Trainee Fellowships for training in pediatric subspecialties.
Age No Bar. The IAP will sponsor the candidates to various
departments for training in India. The training shall be for a
period of 4/8 weeks. The IAP will be awarding the Trainee
Fellowships as follows:
• Dr. S. R. Amarnath Fellowship (2 of Rs.5000/- each)
• Bibi Sunder Kaur Fellowship (2 of Rs.5000/- each)
• IAP Fellowship (2 of Rs.5000/- each)
• Dr. K. Indirabai Fellowship (1 of Rs.5000/-)
• Non-paid fellowship (no restriction on number of
candidates or number of fellowships to be availed).
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The application form can be obtained from the Central
IAP Office on request. The duly completed application
should be submitted along with detailed biodata of the
applicant in SIX COPIES to the Central IAP Office. The
applicants should give a statement in writing along with
their application, duly signed by the applicant, stating that
he / she has read the rules for selection of candidates
for these traveling fellowships and that the decision of
the committee appointed by the Executive Board of IAP
with regards to selection of IAP candidates for award of
trainee fellowship, will be accepted by him / her as final
and binding on him / her and shall not ask for disclosure
of marks of other candidate for the trainee fellowship.
The application without signed statement of the applicant
shall be considered as invalid application. The last date for
submission of application is 31st August 2012.
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Letter to office bearers of IAP Branches
and Chapters, Groups and Cells
Kindly note the important decisions taken in the meeting of
the Central IAP Executive Board and in the administrative
meeting between Central Office Bearers & Office Bearers
of IAP Branches and IAP Sub Specialty Chapters in relation
to functioning of the IAP Branches and Chapters, Groups
and Cells. (Henceforth the term ''Chapter'' would embrace
"Chapter, Group and Cell)
• IAP Branches and Sub Specialty will provide the list
of their members, with their contact details such as
present addresses, email IDs and mobile numbers, to
Central IAP Office. This information is essential as IAP
is considering to switch over to e-voting in the near
future (mechanism is being studied).
• Efforts should be made by office bearers of IAP
Branches and Chapters to persuade non-central IAP
members on their roll to become the members of the
Central IAP.
• Hence forth IAP Branches and Chapters must enroll
only Central IAP members as their members.
their conference. Central IAP will compile a calendar of
events for each year.
• IAP branches and Chapters will coordinate with HODs
of Medical Colleges in their state for Central IAP and
local IAP programs. They may use the facilities of
Medical Colleges for conduction of IAP programs.
• Office bearers of the chapters / groups to involve IAP
branches in the scientific activities of the chapters /
groups.
• An IAP State Branch organizing a State Level Annual
Conference will contribute Rs.20,000/- to Central IAP
from the conference surplus.
• An IAP City / District Branch organizing a local Annual
Conference will contribute Rs.10,000/- to Central IAP
from the conference surplus.
• IAP Sub-specialty Chapter / Group organizing National
Conference will contribute Rs.25,000/- to Central IAP
from conference surplus.
• An IAP member can be a Life member of only ONE
city / district branch within his state and a member of
one state branch. He / She cannot be a Life member
of other branches outside his state and city or district. However, such a person can be an “Affiliate Member”
of as many branches he wants to be, in the country.
• Failure to share conference surplus as prescribed
above will preclude IAP branches and chapters from
being considered for any central IAP activity or award.
• IAP Branches and Chapters will co-opt the Central
IAP President and Secretary General, and the
Executive Board Members from their State as Exofficio members, and add their names on their official
stationery.
• IAP Branches and Chapters must submit a report of
their activities annually to Central IAP office. Allocation
of programs to branch will be withheld if the branch
fails to submit its annual report to Central IAP. • Allocation of Central IAP programs to IAP City and
District branches will be routed through the State
branch and the State Executive Board for better
coordination and execution of the programs. • Chapters / groups will intimate to the Central IAP the
dates of their conferences well in advance of the event
(preferably before March 15) so as to avoid clash of
dates with other events in the country. The chapters /
groups are requested to give option of 2-3 dates for
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• IAP Branches and Chapters should register as society
with the local authority and obtain their own PAN. • IAP Branch and Chapter reports to be submitted for
evaluation, henceforth, in E-version ONLY, on a CD /
DVD. Hard copies will not be accepted for evaluation.
5 copies of the CD/DVD to be submitted to Central
IAP office at Kailas Darshan, Near Kennedy Bridge,
(Nana Chowk), Mumbai – 400007. Report should
be prepared only in the format prescribed by Central
IAP.
• 3 awards will be given in all categories – 1st, 2nd and
3rd for Best Branch, ORS Day & Week Celebration,
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World Breastfeeding Week Celebration, Teenage Day
and Child & Adolescent Health Care Week Celebration,
and Best Chapter.
• Prize money and certificate of appreciation will be
given to the IAP Branch / Chapter awarded the 1st
Prize, during the inaugural function of Pedicon.
• The report of the First Prize winning IAP Branch and
Chapter will be uploaded on IAP website.
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• The Branches and Chapters awarded 2nd & 3rd places
will be mentioned in the Secretary’s Report and will
be posted a certificate of merit after completion of
Pedicon.
• No prize money will be given to 2nd & 3rd place
awardees.
• A certificate of participation will be given to all IAP
Branches participating in the award competition.
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Bouquets
Dr. N. K. Anand, (New Delhi) was conferred with Life time
achievemet award by IAP Cardiology Chapter program on
21st January 2012 during Pedicon 2012 at Gurgaon.
Dr. Panna Choudhury (New Delhi) is invited to join the
International Advisory Panel of the Editorial of “The Journal
of Pediatrics” (USA) for a 3-year term beginning January
1, 2012.
Dr. V. P. Goswami (Indore) has been awarded IMA Dr. C.
L. Jhaveri award in individual award category 2011 by
parent body of IMA. Last year he extensively conducted
and implemented many workshops and camps related to
child health in remote areas of Madhya Pradesh. He is also
an active worker of Chief Minister’s dream project “Beti
Bachawo Abhiyan” (save the Girl Child).
Dr. Piyush Gupta (New Delhi) Professor and Editor – in –
Chief of Indian Pediatrics has been awarded the prestigious
fellowship of the National Academy of Medical Sciences
(FAMS) for the year 2011. Each year, one pediatrician is
selected for this award.
Dr. Prashant Kelkar (Navi Mumbai) attended International
Conference of the ISQua (International Society for Quality in
Healthcare held from September 14-17, 2011 Hong Kong.
More than 1900 delegates from 66 countries attended this
conference.
Dr. Ranjan Kumar Pejaver (Bangalore) Professor of
Neonatology, Bangalore and Secretary of the Neonatal
Chapter of Indian Academy of Pediatrics was awarded the
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'Fellowship of the NNF' at the inaugural ceremony of the
Annual Convention held at Chennai in December 2011. He
as the President of Federation of Asia Oceania Perinatal
Societies attended the World Congress of Perinatology
held at Uruguay in October. Besides giving two lectures as
faculty, coordinated a 90 minutes symposium on 'Perinatal
issues in Asia Oceania region' which was for first time in
the World Congress. He has been nominated as a member
of the Education Committee of the World Association of
Perinatal Medicine.
Dr. Arvind Saili (New Delhi) is awarded ‘Teacher of
Excellence’ award by the National Board of Examination
at the hands of Hon. Speaker Meira Kumar and the Hon.
Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad.
Dr. Satish Tiwari (Amravati) was invited by WHO
South East Asia Regional Office (SEARO) to discuss the
various child health related programs to be implemented
in South – East Asian countries during the year 2012
-13. This meet of the “Program Managers” was held at
Kathmandu Nepal on 15 to 18th Nov 2011. Dr. Satish
Tiwari was also invited for participating in the regional
consultation on enhancing the rates of optimal IYCF. This
consultation meet was organized by NIPCCD (National
Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development) in
collaboration with BPNI at Bangalore on 19th December
2011.
Dr. Rajeev Seth (New Delhi) has been awarded ISPCAN
Distinguished Service Award for the year 2012.
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Almanac
Seoul (Korea), May 17-19, 2012
8th Congress of Asian Society for Pediatric Research
Enquiries to: Email: [email protected]
Website: www.aspr2012.org
Moscow (Russia), May 17-20, 2012
2nd Global Congress for Consensus in Pediatrics & Child
Health
Enquiries to: Sarah Krein,
Email: [email protected]
Hubli, June 1-3, 2012
3rd Spring Summer National Pediatric Neurology
Workshop
Enquiries to: Dr. K. M. P. Suresh,
Email: [email protected]
Kosice (Slovakia), June 12-14, 2012
International Scientific Conference on Probiotics &
Prebiotics – IPC2012
Enquiries to: Email: [email protected],
Website: www.probiotic-conference.net
Puducherry, August 9-12, 2012
East Coast South Pedicon 2012
Enquiries to: Dr. P. A. Rajendran, Organizing Secretary
Surendhra Hospital, 23 Sankaran Street,
Cuddalore – O.T. 607003
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.eastcoastsouthpedicon2012.com
Sarawak (Malaysia), September 8-12, 2012
14th Asia Pacific Congress of Pediatrics &
4th Asia Pacific Congress of Pediatric Nursing
Enquiries to: Email: [email protected]
Davangere, October 26-28, 2012
Karnataka State Pedicon 2012
Enquiries to: Dr. N. K. Kalappanavar,
Email: [email protected]
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Chandigarh, November 2-4, 2012
RESPICON 2012 (XXIV National Conference of IAP
Respiratory Chapter)
Enquiries to: Dr. Meenu Singh,
Email: [email protected]
Indore, November 3-4, 2012
43rd MP PEDICON-2012
Enquiries to: Dr. V. P. Goswami, Organizing Secretary
B-26, Navlakha Complex, Near Agrasen Chauraha
New Sneh Nagar, Indore – 452001,
Email: [email protected];
[email protected]
Taipei (Taiwan), November 14-18, 2012
4th World Congress of Pediatric Gastroenterology,
Hepatology & Nutrition
Details: Website: http://www.wcpghan2012.com
Melbourne (Australia), August 24-29, 2013
27th International Pediatric Association Congress of
Pediatrics
Enquiries to: Website: www.racp.edu.au
Aurangabad, September 20-23, 2012;
Satellite Workshop on Neonatal Ventilation;
Enquiries to:
Dr. Prashant Jadhav
Mobile: 09822038400
Dr. Rhishikesh Thakre
Mobile: 09325212131
Website: www.newbornwhocc.org
Jodhpur, October 27-28, 2012
Annual Conference of Rajasthan State Branch of IAP
Enquiries to:
Dr Rakesh Jora
Organizing Secretary
E-mail: [email protected],
[email protected]
Mobile: 098290-12525
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Book Review
BREASTFEEDING (TAMIL – THAIYUM SEYUM) – by
Dr (Mrs.) N. Ganga
An insightful commentary on breast feeding by Dr Ganga!
She incorporates numerous personal observations in her
practice into a dialogue between the mother and the doctor
touching on the tumultuous mind of the new mother and
the typical Indian household. The innumerable queries are
answered in a conversation between the mother and the
doctor clearing all the misconceptions surrounding breast
feeding.
The chapter on weaning is complete. Dr Ganga goes on
to say a successful breastfeeding would promote the go
green revolution and maternal bonding in a way that would
bring down the recent trend of old parents being sent to
Cheshire homes. Thought provoking!
The book is all commonsense and pleasantly non-dogmatic
but the repercussions of a purposeful discouragement
of breastfeeding have been discussed in detail like the
INFANT MILK SUBSTITUTES ACT.
Students and practitioners alike will find this book written
in a light and engaging style but rich in detail, truly an
invaluable asset in practice. Read this book to remember
what one should not forget.
and are thrilled to see a bit of ourselves live on in our
grandchildren. To obviate this problem pre-adoption
counseling helps in selecting according to color, skin type,
hair & eyes. The belief that blood ties matter runs deep
in us, and it is only right and natural that blood ties be
acknowledged in adoption as well. Dr Ganga creates this
awareness on the need for the adopted child to know his
biological heritage at a suitable age.
Adoption laws, organizations and agencies concerned
with in-country and inter-country adoption have been
discussed in detail and enumerated in this book making
this sojourn very easy for the reader. In short, an
uncomplicated and complete treatise on adoption by
Dr N Ganga where adoption is offering a home to a
child who needs it and not just offering a child to the
childless.
Reviewers: Mrs. Indira Ganapathy and Dr. Sridhar
Ganapathy
Undergraduate Teaching Module of IAP available for
sale
Undergraduate Teaching Module CD – 2011
• Introduction
• Theory lectures
Reviewers: Mrs. Indira Ganapathy and Dr. Sridhar
Ganapathy
• Clinical Examination section
LEGAL ASPECTS AND THE ACCEPTABLE METHOD OF
ADOPTING A CHILD - (TAMIL – KULANTHIGALAI THATHU
EDUPATHU PATTRI) – by Dr (Mrs.) N. Ganga
• Approach to symptoms
Adopting a child is an experience that promises to bring
great joy and it changes a couple or individual’s life forever.
Every child deserves a family and Dr N Ganga takes us
through the travails of adoption showing us that fitness
(physical, financial and emotional competency) of the
non-biological parents are as important as the fitness of
the adopted child.
People take the time and trouble to record family trees,
remark on the resemblance amongst family members
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• Practical Examination section
• Appendix containing old module slides
Price Rs.500/- + mailing charges Rs.50/- (Total Rs.550/‑)
to be paid by a crossed bank draft drawn in favour of
“Indian Academy of Pediatrics” payable at Mumbai.
Available at:
Indian Academy of Pediatrics
Kailas Darshan, Near Kennedy Bridge
(Nana Chowk)
Mumbai 400007
Phone: (022) 23889565 / 23887906 / 23887922
Email: [email protected]
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Books Published by IAP available for sale
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Attention All Chapters/Branches:
IAP is happy to announce hosting facility for chapters/branches on its dedicated Linux Server.
This is CPanel based hosting with 1GB space, 10 MySQL Databases, 25 FTP accounts and 15 Email IDs and 10GB
monthly bandwidth.
Please note that IAP will provide only infrastructure, rest everything is to be done by chapters/branches themselves.
Please contact IAP Central Office for the same. (Email Id: [email protected])
Thanks and Regards,
Dr. Amit P. Shah
IAP Pediatric Software is Finally here !
IAP Central office and IAP Computer and Medical Informatics Chapter (CMIC) are happy to announce that a new
Pediatric software has been evaluated, standardized, and subsidized by a team of IAP experts appointed by the IAP
Executive Board. This will be available very soon for purchase by members of IAP. Please look out for information
regarding price and procedure for purchase on IAP website (iapindia.org) and CMIC website (www.iapcmic.org).
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The IMS Act of 1992
The IMS Act and the Role of IAP
IAP is signatory to Joint Statement of Infant and Young
Child Feeding to ensure optimal infant nutrition, survival
and development. It is committed to child health and
nutrition in all its said and unsaid aspects and makes its
policies accordingly. In that aspect it ratifies the GSIYCF
(Global Strategy for Infant and Young Child Feeding) and
its many steps of actions to promote the same. One
such part of the actions which it respects and complies
with, are International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk
Substitutes, related world health assembly resolutions
and the Infant Milk Substitutes, Feeding Bottles and Infant
Foods (Regulation of Production, Supply and Distribution)
Act, 1992 as Amended in 2003 (IMS Act). The IMS Act has
been essentially formed based on recommendations of
International Code. The Code/IMS Act is but one important
part of creating an overall environment that enables all to
make the best possible feeding choice, based on impartial,
unbiased and evidence based scientific information free of
commercial influences, and to be fully supported in doing
so. It is the minimum requirement.
IAP policies are formed to fulfill its aims and vision on
this subject, in congruence of the spirit of the Code/and
IMS Act and beyond the words of them. The IAP has
resolved on 6th Jan 1997 that “The IAP shall not accept
the sponsorship in any form from any industry connected
directly or indirectly with products covered by IMS Act
1992”. It is responsibility of each and every member of IAP
to help it in achieving its aims and objects. IAP policies
emphasize the responsibility of an individual member to
observe the IMS Act in letter and spirit.
IAP has received the letter of the Ministry of Health and
Family Welfare which gives clear directives reminding
the section-9 of IMS Act and its violations being done by
health care workers including pediatricians. Therein it has
been clearly mentioned that ‘baby food manufacturers
through their own research/education or other front
organizations indulge in sponsoring doctors meetings
or even acting as hosts of the meeting”. They have been
indulging in other types of violations also. This is the most
alarming scenario for pediatricians and IAP.
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As the secretary of the apex body of the pediatricians I
urge all the members to kindly abide by the resolutions of
IAP and law of the land. The members should seriously
ponder on their behavior in attending the meetings by IMS
producers or their front organizations as it has potential to
taint the image of IAP.
Few clarifying comments on the sections of the law IMS
Act, most pertinent to us at present are as per follows:
1. The preamble: “With a view to the protection and
promotion of breastfeeding and ensuring the proper
use of infant foods and for matters connected
therewith or incidental thereto”.
(Comment: As members of the apex body for child
healthcare we need to look beyond the words and
should act in spirit of the Act).
2. Sec. 2 (j): “promotion” means to employ directly or
indirectly any method of encouraging any person to
purchase or use infant milk substitute, feeding bottle
or infant food.
3. Sec 4: No person shall: offer inducement of any other
kind, for the purpose of promoting the use or sale
of infant milk substitutes or feeding bottles or infant
foods.
(Comments: Giving lavish food and hospitality of
extravagant hotels and travel to attend meetings is
also definitely an inducement of a kind in itself)
4. Sec. 9 (1): No person who produces, supplies,
distributes or sells infant milk substitutes or feeding
bottles or infant foods shall offer or give, directly or
indirectly, any financial inducements or gifts to a health
worker or to any member of his family for the purpose
of promoting the use of such substitutes or bottles or
foods.
5. Sec. 9 (2): No producer, supplier or distributor
referred to in sub-section (1), shall offer or give any
contribution or pecuniary benefit to a health worker or
any association of health workers, including funding
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of seminar, meeting, conferences, educational course,
contest, fellowship, research work or sponsorship.
(Comment: The educational programs, including
research, are essentially funded by IMS producing
company and/or its baby/sister concerns or front
organizations of such companies. The programs are
for pediatricians who by definition are health workers)
It has been observed that Nestle Nutrition is the most
frequent violator of the law. Of late it has floated Nestle
Nutrition Institute as the front organization to disguise the
actions. In fact the Nestle Nutrition Institute is funded by
the Nestle Nutrition.
from: IAP IYCF Chapter
The Infant Milk Substitutes, Feeding Bottles and Infant Foods
(Regulation of Production, Supply and Distribution)
Act, 1992 as Amended in 2003 (IMS Act)
Vide The Infant Milk Substitutes, Feeding Bottles and Infant Foods
(Regulation of Production, Supply and Distribution) Act, 1992 No. 38 of 2003
An Act to amend the Infant Milk Substitutes, Feeding
Bottles and Infants Foods (Regulation of Production,
Supply and Distribution) Act, 1992. It provides for the
regulation of production, supply and distribution of infant
milk substitutes, feeding bottles and infant foods with a
view to the protection and promotion of breastfeeding and
ensuring the proper use of infant foods and for matters
connected therewith or incidental thereto.
(b) “container” means a box, bottle, casket, tin, can,
barrel, case, tube, receptacle, sack, wrapper or other
thing in which any infant milk substitute, feeding bottle
or infant food is placed or packed for sale or distribution;
(c) “feeding bottle” means ant bottle or receptacle used
for the purpose of feeding infant milk substitutes, and
includes a teat and a valve attached or capable of being
attached to such bottle or receptacle;
Be it enacted by Parliament in the Fifty-fourthYear of
theRepublic of India as follows: -
(d) “health care system” means an institution or
organisation engaged, either directly or indirectly, in
health care for mothers, infants or pregnant women,
and includes a health workers in private practice, a
pharmacy, drug store and any association of health
workers;
(e) “health worker” means a person engaged in health
care for mothers, infants or pregnant women;
(f) “infant food” means any food (by whatever name
called) being marketed or otherwise represented as
a complement to mother’s milk to meet the growing
nutritional needs of the infant after the age of six months
and up to the age of two years;
(g) “infant milk substitute” means any food being
marketed or otherwise represented as a partial or total
replacement for mother’s milk, for infant up to the age
of two years
1. (1) This Act may be called the Infant Milk Substitutes,
Feeding Bottles and Infant Foods (Regulation of
Production, Supply and Distribution) Act 1992, as
amended in 2003 (IMS Act)
(2) It extends to the whole of India.
(3) It shall come into force on such date as the Central
Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette,
appoint.
2. In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires, (a) “advertisement” includes any notice, circular, label,
wrapper or any other document or visible representation
or announcement made by means of any light, sound,
smoke or gas or by means of electronic transmission
or by audio or visual transmission;
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(h) “label” means a display of written, marked, stamped,
printed or graphed matter affixed to, or appearing upon,
any container;
(i) “prescribed” means prescribed by rules made under
this Act.
(j) “promotion” means to employ directly or indirectly
any method of encouraging any person to purchase or
use infant milk substitute, feeding bottle or infant food.
material relating to infant milk substitutes or feeding
bottles or infant foods;
Provided that nothing in this clause shall apply to the
donation or distribution, subject to such conditions and
restrictions as may be prescribed, of such equipment or
material through the health care system.
3. No person shall
6. (1) Without prejudice to the provisions of the Prevention
of Food Adulteration Act, 1954 and the rules made
thereunder, no person shall produce, supply or distribute
any infant milk substitute or infant food unless every
container thereof or any label affixed thereto indicates
in a clear, conspicuous and in an easily readable and
understandable manner, the words “important notice”
in capital letters in such language as may be prescribed
and indicating thereunder the following particulars in the
same language, namely:-
(a) advertise, or take part in the publication of any
advertisement, for the distribution, sale or supply of
infant milk substitutes feeding bottles or infant foods; or
(a) a statement “mother’s milk is best for your baby”
in capital letters;
(b) give an impression or create a belief in any manner
that feeding of infant milk substitutes and infant foods
are equivalent to, or better than, mother’s milk; or
(b) a statement that infant milk substitute or infant food
should be used only on the advice of a healthworker as
to the need for its use and the proper method of its use;
(c) take part in the promotion of infant milk substitutes,
feeding bottles or infant foods;
(c) a warning that infant milk substitute or infant food
is not the sole source of nourishment of an infant;
(a) supply or distribute samples of infant milk substitutes
or feeding bottles or infant foods gifts of utensils or other
articles; or
(d) the instructions for its appropriate preparation and a
warning against the health hazards of its inappropriate
preparation;
(e) the ingredients used;
(f) the composition or analysis;
(b) contact any pregnantwoman or the mother of an
infant; or
(g) the storage conditions required;
(c) offer inducement of any other kind,
(h) the batch number, date of its manufacture and the
date before which it is to be consumed, taking into
account the climatic and storage conditions of the
country;
(i) such other particulars as may be prescribed.
(2) No container or label referred to in sub-section (1)
relating to infant milk substitute or infant food shall
(a) have pictures of an infant or awoman or both; or
(b) have pictures or other graphic material or phrases
(2) Any reference in this Act to any other enactment
or any provision thereof, shall, in relation to an area in
which such enactment or such provision is not in force,
be construed as a reference to the corresponding law or
the relevant provision of the corresponding law, if any,
in force in that area.
4. No person shall
for the purpose of promoting the use or sale of infant milk
substitutes or feeding bottles or infant foods.
5. Subject to the provisions of sub-section (4) of
section 8, no person shall donate or distribute
(a) infant milk substitutes or feeding bottles or infant
foods to any other person except to an orphanage;
(b) any informational or educational equipment or
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designed to increase the saleability of infant milk
substitutes or infant food ; or
(c) use on it theword “humanised” or “maternalised”
or any other similarword; or
(d) bear on it such other particulars as may be prescribed.
7. (1) Every educational or other material including
advertisements or material relating to promotion of
infant milk substitues, feeding bottles and infant foods
whether audio or visual, dealing with pre-natal or postnatal care or with the feeding of an infant and intended
to reach pregnantwomen or mothers of infants shall
include clear information relating to
(a) the benefits and superiority of breastfeeding;
(b) the preparation for, and the continuance of,
breastfeeding;
(c) the harmful effects on breast-feeding due to the
partial adoption of bottle feeding;
(d) the difficulties in reverting to breastfeeding of infants
after a period of feeding by infant milk substitute;
(e) the financial and social implications in making use
of infant milk substitutes and feeding bottles;
(f) the health hazards of improper use of infant milk
substitutes and feeding bottles; (fa) the date of printing
and publication of such material and the name of the
printer and publisher;
(g) such other matters as may be prescribed.
(2) No material referred to in sub-section (1) shall
be utilised to promote the use or sale of infant milk
substitutes or feeding bottles or infant foods.
with the proviso to clause (b) of section 5; and
(b) the dissemination of information to a health worker
about the scientific and factual matters relating to the
use of infant milk substitutes or feeding bottles or infant
foods along with the information specified in sub-section
(1) of section 7.
(2) No person who produces, supplies, distributes or
sells infant milk substitutes or feeding bottles or infant
foods shall make any payment to any person who works
in the health care system for the purpose of promoting
the use or sale of such substitutes or bottles or foods.
(3) No person, other than a health worker, shall
demonstrate feeding with infant milk substitutes or infant
foods to a mother of an infant or to any member of her
family and such health worker shall also clearly explain
to such mother or such other member the hazards of
improper use of infant milk substitutes or feeding bottles
or infant foods.
(4) No person, other than an institution or organisation,
engaged in health care for mothers, infants or pregnant
women, shall distribute infant milk substitutes or feeding
bottles to a mother who cannot resort to breastfeeding
and who cannot afford to purchase infant milk
substitutes or feeding bottles.
(5) An orphanage may purchase infant milk substitutes
or feeding bottles at a price lower than their sale price
for the purpose of utilising them in the said orphanage.
Explanation - For the purposes of this sub-section, such
purchases shall not amount to an inducement for promoting
the use or sale of infant milk substitutes or feeding bottles.
8. (1) No person shall use any health care system for
the display of placards or posters relating to, or for the
distribution of, materials for the purpose of promoting
the use or sale of infant milk substitutes or feeding
bottles or infant foods:
9. (1) No person who produces, supplies, distributes or
sells infant milk substitutes or feeding bottles or infant
foods shall offer or give, directly or indirectly, any
financial inducements or gifts to a health worker or to
any member of his family for the purpose of promoting
the use of such substitutes or bottles or foods.
Provided that the provisions of this sub-section shall not
apply to
(a) the donation or distribution of informational or
educational equipment or material made in accordance
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(2) No producer, supplier or distributor referred to in
sub-section (1), shall offer or give any contribution or
pecuniary benefit to a health worker or any association
of health workers, including funding of seminar, meeting,
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conferences, educational course, contest, fellowship,
researchwork or sponsorship.
10.(1) No person who produces, supplies, distributes or
sells infant milk substitutes or feeding bottles or infant
foods shall fix the remuneration of any of his employees
or give any commission to such employees on the basis
of the volume of sale of such substitutes or bottles or
foods made by such employees.
(2) The employees of such person shall not performany
function which relates to educating a pregnantwoman
or mother of an infant on pre-natal or post-natal care
of the infant.
11.(1) No person shall sell or otherwise distribute any infant
milk substitute or infant food unless it conforms to the
standards, specified for such substitute or food under
the Prevention of Food Adulteration Act, 1954, and the
rules made thereunder and the container thereof has
the relevant Standard Mark specified by the Bureau
of India Standards established under section 3 of the
Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 1986 to indicate that
the infant milk substitute or infant food conforms to
such standards:
Provided that where no standards have been specified for
any infant milk substitute or infant food under the Prevention
of Food Adulteration Act, 1954, no person shall sell or
otherwise distribute such substitute or food unless he has
obtained the approval of the Central Government in relation to
such substitute or food and the label affixed to the container
thereof under the rules made under that Act.
(2) No person shall sell or otherwise distribute any
feeding bottle unless it conforms to the Standard Mark
specified by the Bureau of Indian Standards referred to
in sub-section (1) for feeding bottles and such mark is
affixed on its container.
12.(1) Any food inspector appointed under section 9 of the
Prevention of Food Adulteration Act 1954 (hereinafter
referred to as the food inspector) or any officer not
belowthe rank of a Class I officer authorised in this
behalf by the State Government (hereinafter referred
to as the authorised officer) may, if he has any reason
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to believe that any provision of section 6 or section 11
has been or is being contravened, enter and search at
any reasonable time any factory, building, business
premises or any other place where any trade or
commerce in infant milk substitutes or feeding bottles or
infant foods is carried on or such substitutes or bottles
or foods are produced, supplied or distributed.
(2) The provisions of the Code of Criminal Procedure,
1973, relating to searches and seizures shall, so far as
may be, apply to every search or seizure made under
this Act.
13.(1) If any food inspector or authorised officer has
reason to believe that in respect of any infant milk
substitute or feeding bottle or infant food or container
thereof, the provisions of this Act have been or are being
contravened, he may seize such substitute or bottle or
food or container.
(2) No such substitute or food or bottle or container shall
be retained by any food inspector or authorised officer
for a period exceeding ninety days from the date of its
seizure unless the approval of the District Judge, within
the local limits of whose jurisdiction such seizure has
been made, has been obtained for such retention.
14.Any infant milk substitute or feeding bottle or infant food
or container thereof, in respect of which any provision
of this Act has been or is being contravened, shall be
liable to confiscation:
Provided that where it is established to the satisfaction
of the court adjudging the confiscation that the person in
whose possession, power or control any such substitute
or bottle or food or container is found is not responsible
for the contravention of the provisions of this Act, the court
may, instead of making an order for the confiscation of such
substitute or bottle or food or container, make such other
order authorised by this Act against the person guilty of
the breach of the provisions of this Act as it may think fit.
15.(1) Whenever any confiscation is authorised by this Act
the court adjudging it may, subject to such conditions as
may be specified in the order adjudging the confiscation,
give to the owner thereof an option to pay in lieu of
confiscation such cost not exceeding the value of the
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infant milk substitute or feeding bottle or infant food or
container thereof in respect of which the confiscation
is authorised as the court thinks fit
(2) On payment of the cost ordered by the court the
seized infant milk substitute or feeding bottle or infant
food or container shall be returned to the person
fromwhomitwas seized on the condition that such
person shall, before making any distribution, sale or
supply of such substitute or bottle or food or container,
give effect to the provisions of this Act.
16.No confiscation made or cost ordered to be paid under
this Act shall prevent the infliction of any punishment
to which the person affected thereby is liable under the
provisions of this Act or under any other law.
be returned after the expiry of that period to the person from
whose possession itwas seized.
19.(1) Any person aggrieved by any decision of the court
adjudicating a confiscation or ordering the payment of
costs may prefer an appeal to the court to which an
appeal lies from the decision of such court.
17.Any confiscation may be adjudged or costs may be
ordered to be paid, (a) without any limit, by the principal civil court of
original jurisdiction within the local limits of whose
jurisdiction such confiscation has been made or costs
have been ordered to be paid, as the case may be;
(b) Subject to such limits as may be specified by the
Central Government in this behalf, by such other court,
not below a civil court having pecuniary jurisdiction
exceeding five thousand rupees, as the Central
Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette,
authorise in this behalf.
18.(1) No order adjudicating confiscation or directing
payment of costs shall be made unless the owner of
the infant milk substitute or feeding bottle or infant food
or container thereof has been given a notice in writing
informing him of the grounds on which it is proposed to
confiscate such substitute or bottle or food or container
and giving him a reasonable opportunity of making a
representation in writing, within such reasonable time as
may be specified in the notice, against the confiscation
and if he so desires, of being heard in the matter:
Provided that where no such notice is given within a period
of ninety days from the date of the seizure of the infant
milk substitute or feeding bottle or infant food or container
thereof, such substitute or bottle or food or container shall
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(2) Save as otherwise provided in sub-section (1), the
provisions of the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908, shall,
so far as may be, apply to every proceeding referred to
in sub-section (1).
(2) The appellate court may, after giving the appellant an
opportunity of being heard, pass such order as it thinks
fit confirming, modifying or revising the decision or
order appealed against or may send back the case with
such directions as it may think fit for a fresh decision or
adjudication, as the case may be, after taking additional
evidence if necessary:
Provided that an order enhancing any fine in lieu of
confiscation or for confiscating goods of greater value shall
not be made under this section unless the appellant has
had an opportunity of making a representation and if he so
desires of being heard in his defence.
(3) No further appeal shall lie against the order of the
court made under sub-sector (2).
20.(1) Any person who contravenes the provisions of
section 3,4,5,7,8,9,10 or sub-section (2) of section 11
and the rules made under section 26 of the Act shall
be punishable with imprisonment for a termwhichmay
extend to three years, or with fine whichmay extend to
five thousand rupees, or with both.
(2) Any person who contravenes the provisions of section
6 or sub-sector (1) of section 11 and the rules made
under section 26 of the Act shall be punishable with
imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than six
months but which may extend to three years and with
fine which shall not be less than two thousand rupees.
Provided that the court may, for any adequate and special
reasons to be mentioned in the judgement, impose a sentence
of imprisonment for 44 Law 2, a term which shall not be less
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than three months but which may extend to two years and
with fine which shall not be less than one thousand rupees.
21.(1) Save as otherwise provided in section 173 of the
Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973, no court shall take
cognizance of any offence punishable under this Act
except upon a complaint in writing made by
(a) a person authorised in this behalf under sub-section
(1) of section 20 of the Prevention of Food Adulteration
Act, 1954; or
(b) An officer not below the rank of a Class I officer
authorised in this behalf, by general or special order,
by theGovernment; or
(c) a representative of such voluntary organisation
engaged in the field of child welfare and development
and child nutrition as the Government may, by
notification in the Official Gazette, authorise in this
behalf.
(2) Where a complaint has been made by a representative
of the voluntary organisation authorised under clause (c)
of sub-section (1) and the court has issued a summons
or, as the case may be, a warrant under sub-section (1)
of section 204 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973,
the Assistant Public Prosecutor for that court shall take
charge of the case and conduct the prosecution.
22.(1) Where an offence under this Act has been committed
by a company, every person who, at the time the offence
was committed, was in charge of, and was responsible
to, the company for the conduct of the business of the
company, as well as the company, shall be deemed to be
guilty of the offence and shall be liable to be proceeded
against and punished accordingly:
Provided that nothing contained in this sub-section shall
render any such person liable to any punishment, if
he proves that the offence was committed without his
knowledge or that he had exercised all due diligence to
prevent the commission of such offence.
(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in subsection (1), where any offence under this Act has
been committed by a company and it is proved that
the offence has been committed with the consent or
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connivance of, or is attributable to any neglect on the
part of, any director, manager, secretary or other officer
of the company, such director, manager, secretary or
other officer shall also be deemed to be guilty of that
offence and shall be liable to be proceeded against and
punished accordingly.
Explanation For the purposes of this section,
(a) “company” means any body corporate and includes
a firm or other association of individuals; and
(b) “director”, in relation to a firm, means a partner in
the firm.
23.Notwithstanding anything contained in the Code of
Criminal Procedure, 1973, an offence punishable under
this Act shall be
(a) bailable;
(b) cognizable.
24.No suit, prosecution or other legal proceeding shall
lie against the Central Government or any State
Government or any officer of the Central Government
or a representative of such voluntary organisation which
is notified under clause of sub-section (1) of section 21
for anything which is in good faith done or intended to
be done under this Act.
25.The provisions of this Act, or the rules made thereunder
shall be in addition to, and not in derogation of, the
Prevention of Food Adulteration Act, 1954, or the rules
made thereunder.
26.(1) The Central Government may, by notification in the
Official Gazette, make rules to carry out the provisions
of this Act.
(2) In particular, and without prejudice to the generality
of the foregoing power, such rules may provide for all
or any of the following matters, namely:-
(a) the conditions and restrictions subject to which
educational equipment and other material may be
donated or distributed under the provision to clause (b)
of section 5;
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(b) the language in which the notice and other particulars
shall be indicated under sub-section (1) of section 6;
(c) the particulars which are to be indicated under clause
(i) of sub-section (1) of section 6;
(d) the particulars which a container or label shall not
bear under clause (d) of sub-section (2) of section 6;
(e) the matters to be included in the information which
reaches pregnant women or mothers of infants under
clause (g) of sub-section (1) of section 7;
(f) any other matter which is required to be, ormay be,
prescribed.
(4) Every rule made under this Act shall be laid, as
soon as may be after it is made, before each House
of Parliament, while it is in section, for a total period of
thirty days which may be comprised in one session or
in two or more successive sessions, and if, before the
expiry of the session immediately following the session
or the successive sessions aforesaid, both Houses agree
in making any modification in the rule or both Houses
agree that the rule should not be made, the rule shall
thereafter have effect only in such modified formor be of
no effect, as the case may be; so, however, that any such
modification or annulment shall be without prejudice to
the validity of anything previously done under that rule.
“Companies covered under IMA Act…. Courtesy IYCF
Chapter of IAP”
Indian Academy of Pediatrics is committed to child health
and one of its many ways is breastfeeding protection and
scientific propagation of infant and young child feeding. It
endorses the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk
Substitutes and abides by Indian IMS Act. Under that context
we strongly propagate that any individual / association
/ alike (including “health care organization” and “health
worker”) CAN NOT take sponsorship / favors / collaborate
in direct / indirect way or be a part of such activity /
transactions or get involved in direct / indirect promotion
from / of the manufacturers / companies / traders / their
liaison / surveyors and alike who are dealing / concerned
with IMS Act.
According to the Infant Milk Substitutes, Feeding Bottles
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and Infant Foods (Regulation of Production, Supply and
Distribution) Act, 1992 as Amended in 2003 (Act enacted
by Indian parliament)
• “infant milk substitute” means any food being
marketed or otherwise represented as a partial or total
replacement for mother’s milk, for infant up to the age
of two years
• “infant food” means any food (by whatever name
called) being marketed or otherwise represented as
a complement to mother’s milk to meet the growing
nutritional needs of the infant after the age of six months
and up to the age of two years
• “feeding bottle” means any bottle or receptacle used
for the purpose of feeding infant milk substitutes, and
includes a teat and a valve attached or capable of being
attached to such bottle or receptacle;
• “container” means a box, bottle, casket, tin, can, barrel,
case, tube, receptacle, sack, wrapper or other thing in
which any infant milk substitute, feeding bottle or infant
food is placed or packed for sale or distribution;
• “health care system” means an institution or organization
engaged, either directly or indirectly, in health care for
mothers, infants or pregnant women, and includes a
health workers in private practice, a pharmacy, drug
store and any association of health workers;
• “health worker” means a person engaged in health care
for mothers, infants or pregnant women;
The WHO Code specifically includes dummies and breast
pumps also.
As per search on drug compendium like IDR and word of
mouth from colleagues, Raptakos, Nestle, Mead-Johnson,
Wockhardt, Dalmia, and FDC are marketing products
included under the Act.
We interpret that the vision of the IMS Act also extrapolates
to any dairy also such as AMUL whose products are being
used by parents as IMS by themselves. International
manufacturers, though not marketing IMS products in
India, e.g. Heinz Nutrition, Abbott, Nutrition, Wyeth Nutrition
but markets other nutrition products should also be a part
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of the list. Numico, Asda, Boots, Safeway, Morrisons,
Sainsbury’s, Tesco have been found to violate the Code
in other countries.
From various website search is found a very big list of
feeding bottle manufacturers in India: Sunbaby, Small
Wander, Prama Expor ters, Vaspar Packings Pvt. Ltd,
Little Kids, Bonny Baby Care Products, Narula Enterprise,
Little’s (India), Medela, HR2 EXIM, Nalini R Export Pvt. Ltd.
Bonasi Baby Care, Rm Industries, Born Babies, Adiyush
Kitchenwares, Sparshva, JL Morrison Industries, Morrisons,
Sanskruti Baby Products Pct. Ltd, Bonne Care Pvt. Ltd., Jeen
Products, Opee Polypet Pvt. Ltd., Dalant Infant Products Ltd.,
dock, Florite, Hello baby, Cameru, Me & Mummy, Bonsain.
In addition we would recommend excluding:
• Any company which procures personal data from
parents / health workers / health organizations and
provides this on to third parties, not in keeping with
ethical policy congruent to the vision of the Act.
• Any company which promotes the telephone “carelines
/ helplines” of breast milk / infant food substitute
manufacturers in any of their activities.
We also strongly recommend our members to refrain from
directly or indirectly involving in activities by such above
described companies and alike which are propagated to
be “abiding by IMS Act”. Actually they work on the loop
holes of the Act. We suggest them to kindly keep before
their conscience the spirit, vision and purpose of the IMS
Act. Because this act is applicable to all citizens of India
without referring membership of any organization. The
organizations or academies are committed to it. Moreover
this act is cognizable one.
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Indian Academy of Pediatrics cannot take sponsorship /
favors / collaborate in direct / indirect way or be a part
of such activity / transactions or get involved in direct /
indirect promotion from / of the manufacturers / companies
/ traders / their liaison / surveyors and alike who are dealing
/ concerned with IMS Act (Infant Milk Substitutes, Infant
Foods, and Feeding Bottles manufactures).
As per search on drug compendium like IDR and word
of mouth from colleagues, Raptakos, Nestle, MeadJohnson, Wockhardt, Dalmia, and FDC are marketing
products included under the IMS Act. We interpret that the
vision of the IMS Act also extrapolates to any dairy such
as AMUL whose products are being used by parents as
IMS by themselves. International manufacturers, though
not marketing IMS products in India, e.g. Heinz Nutrition,
Abbott Nutrition, and Pfizer Nutrition but marketing other
nutrition products are also part of the list.
From web search a very big list of feeding bottle
manufacturers is found in India. These are Sunbaby,
Small Wander, Prama Exporters, Vaspar Packings Pvt. Ltd,
Little Kids, Bonny Baby Care Products, Narula Enterprise,
Little's (India), Medela, HR2 EXIM, Nalini R Export Pvt.
Ltd. Bonasi Baby Care, Rm Industries, Born Babies,
Adiyush Kitchenwares, Sparshva, JL Morrison Industries,
Morrisons, Sanskruti Baby Products Pct. Ltd, Bonne Care
Pvt. Ltd., Jeen Products, Opee Polypet Pvt. Ltd., Dalant
Infant Products Ltd., dock, Florite, Hello baby, Cameru, Me
& Mummy, Bonsain.
Dr. R. K. Agarwal, Chairperson
Dr. Ketan Bharadva, Secretary
Dr. Satish Tiwari, Founder Secy, (IYCF Chapter of IAP)
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The IMS Act: A New Perspective
-- Dr. Devaraj Raichur
EB Member, CIAP - 2011, 2012
A recent communication from the Secretary General,
IAP has raised the oft debated question: Is it wrong for
pediatricians to attend scientific programs arranged by
IMSC (Companies producing Infant Milk Substitutes,
Feeding Bottles and / or Infant Foods)?
Let us visit (or revisit) two of the aspects of our legal
system:
1) Constitution of India
Section 51 A (h). It shall be the duty of every citizen of
India to develop the scientific temper, humanism and the
spirit of inquiry and reform.
2) The IMS Act:
Section 9 (1) No person who produces, supplies,
distributes or sells infant milk substitutes or feeding bottles
or infant foods shall offer or give, directly or indirectly, any
financial inducements or gifts to a health worker or to any
member of his family for the purpose of promoting the use
of such substitutes or bottles or foods.
Section 9 (2) No producer, supplier or distributor referred
to in sub-section (1), shall offer or give any contribution
or pecuniary benefit to a health worker or any association
of health workers, including funding of seminar, meeting,
conferences, educational course, contest, fellowship,
research work or sponsorship.
Before we go further, let us try to answer the question:
what has been the contribution of the infant milk substitutes
(IMS) to the child health, morbidity and mortality during
the last 5-10 years? An objective answer to this should
guide our approach to handling issues related to the
IMSCs. All most all neonatologists and pediatric nutritionist
agree that in certain situations the IMS are lifesaving
and contribute positively to the child health. What about
morbidity and mortality? Some would argue that improper
dilution, preparation of IMS could lead to malnutrition.
Who is responsible for the prevention of such incidences?
Obviously, it is the failure of the treating doctor for not
advising proper use of the IMS. How right are we in
blaming the IMSCs?
Let us examine what these scientific programs organized
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by the IMSC are: they are programs in which topics of
medical science (including updates on infant nutrition,
nutrition in pregnancy, and endocrine disorders like
diabetes) are discussed in scientific manner by learned
speakers from various areas of medicine. As many of
us who have attended such programs would agree, the
programs do not have any advertisement or display related
to any of the products of the IMSC at the venue nor do they
have any promotional efforts during the discussions. The
discussions would be without any prejudice, objective and
provide updates on the points of discussion.
According to Jawaharlal Nehru, scientific temper was
indispensable to the development of a new Indian identity
and world-view that would lead to rationality and a critical
attitude. The Constitution of India is unique in that, unlike
those of USA or UK, it makes developing scientific temper
a duty for every Indian. What do current publications of
Government of India say? “Acquisition of scientific temper
is must for any society to progress and those who failed
to acquire lagged behind in time and space… In India,
the notion of scientific temper was well articulated by
the first Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.
Disseminating science is constitutional obligation.” (From
Science Communication for Science Temper, Ministry of
Earth Science, 10-January, 2012 16:49 IST. From Press
Information Bureau, Government of India http://pib.nic.
in/newsite/erelease.aspx?relid=79465 accessed on 28
March 2012.)
Any programs that enrich scientific knowledge of the
delegates and provide a platform for clearing doubts by
discussion with the experts help in acquiring updates
for patient care and rational practice of medicine.
Therefore they aid in developing scientific temper. It is
our constitutional duty to encourage such programs. The
scientific programs conducted by IMSC, as observed by
many of the IAP members, fall into this category. Therefore,
any suggestions to prohibit conducting or participating in
such programs are therefore, is likely to be inconsistent
with the Constitution of India.
It should be noted therefore that, observing consistence
with the Constitution of India, the IMS Act has not prohibited
scientific programs being conducted by the IMSC, although
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it does prohibit contributions as sponsorship from the IMSC
to the health workers or their associations. (A corollary: if
we observe the rule carefully, in case of violation, the Act
intends to punish the IMSC only, not the health workers or
their associations). The IMS Act also prohibits use of any
such programs for promotion of any of the IMSC products.
We should see that this aspect is not violated.
Some of our (the IAP) members who dislike the programs
of IMSC (shall we call the group of such members as ‘IMSC
program opponents’, without any intention to malign, but
purely for the sake of further discussion) for their own
emotional reasons (I am not discounting their attachment
to the cause of promotion of breast feeding; I too am a
rational proponent of breast feeding), even complain that
sometimes such programs are conducted in star hotels.
My question is: how does it make the programs any
inferior? A good ambience encourages participation by
delegates and better quality of discussions. How many of
those members like scientific programs to be conducted in
dusty, noisy environments with malfunctioning audiovisual
aids and full of distractions? How many of them appreciate
such programs even if conducted by a non-IMSC? It
should be noted that, most of the Government and our own
IAP’s programs are conducted in star hotels. I have even
known some of the IAP office bearers not liking to share
a double-room with another member when participating
in conferences or meetings when they have to stay overnight. What kind of idealism the ‘IMSC program opponents’
are trying to establish? Is it not double standards? Before
commenting on others let us first practice moderation in
the IAP.
Another objection by the ‘IMSC program opponents’ is that
such programs corrupt the minds of the health workers
to promote unduly the products of the IMSC. When
there is no promotional activity for any product in such
programs and the members of IAP having been endowed
with an MCI recognized degree/diploma in Pediatrics, such
criticism is an insult to the MCI. However, for theoretical
discussion if we consider that such thing does happen to
some, then we should all the more ban sponsorship from
all the companies (as they also theoretically corrupt our
minds) not just the IMSC. In fact, it is an open secret that
many non-IMSC companies indulge in not only giving
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gifts but also in questionable ethical practices, “pleasure
trip (with many meanings to it),” for example. Until now
what has been the reaction of our colleagues in the group
‘IMSC program opponents’? Have they turned a blind eye
towards such activities?
Therefore, it seems there is not just an opposition for
the IMSC programs but a cultivation of feeling of hatred
towards the IMSC by the ‘IMSC program opponents’.
Some hate IMSCs making “profit.’ Why should not they?
Which responsible person in the world does not want
to have income? In business it is called ‘profit’! When
business achieves benefit for both the parties involved
(money/psychological-satisfaction for the seller and
service/product for the purchaser), it leads to prosperity
and comfort for all. If anybody shuns profit orienting
(money/psychological satisfaction) we should suspect his
integrity and sense of responsibility. It is true that cheating
in business for the sake of profit should not be accepted.
But then, does it happen more with respect to IMSC or to
non-IMSC (I do not support cheating by any of them; this
is for us to understand where to direct our protest-energy)?
Now, what could be the possible consequences of the
‘hate-IMSC campaign’? In the current scenario, keeping
in view of the lack of any significant contribution to child
morbidity and mortality by the infant milk substitutes,
prohibiting the IMSC programs does not help improve child
mortality or morbidity any further. However, some negative
consequences could occur:
1. Companies lose confidence in bringing new specialized
infant formulae or better products into India.
2. No new companies would dare to venture into IMS
production leading to less competition and monopoly
of the existing companies.
3. IAP members lose the opportunity to be exposed to
world-class scientific activities and workshops.
An unintended but positive outcome of pediatricians
attending the IMSC programs would be to be able to
identify any violations of the IMS Act, if at all they occur!
It must be pointed out here that the American Academy of
Pediatrics (AAP) and similar associations in the Europe are
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regularly associated with some of the IMSCs in research
and scientific activities. Do ‘IMSC program opponents’
oppose the association of the IAP with the AAP? If not, is
not it a game of convenience?
During the e-mail discussions among the executive board
members of the IAP on the topic, our Secretary General
wanted to know my views on: (1) the IMS Act, and (2)
the letter from Joint Secretary, Ministry of Women & Child
Development (MW&CD) written to the Secretary General,
IAP.
As far as IMS Act is concerned, when it came into force,
it was a very significant development in maintaining the
rational use of the related products. Even the amendment
of 2003 to the act is quite rational. It has produced the
expected results so far, in its existing form. However,
recent attempts by some of the ‘IMSC program opponents’
to over-interpret it in the name of “spirit” of the law is
disturbing; it questions the integrity of Pediatricians in their
ability to recognize what is beneficial to their clients. When
the “spirit” of something is extended in its meaning without
scientific evidences, it becomes “fanaticism” (Even Taliban
argues that their version of Islamic practice is the “right”
version and is “in the best interest of public,” whatever that
means! How many of us agree with that?). What scientific
evidence is available that pediatricians attending the IMSC
scientific programs results in deleterious effect on child
health, mortality and morbidity? That should be the final
test of the outcome to give meaning to the “intent and
spirit” of law.
Let us now discuss about the letter from Joint Secretary,
MW&CD written to the Secretary General, IAP. The letter
specifically discusses the scientific programs organized
by Nestle Nutrition Institute (NNI). The letter expresses,
in effect, that the Section 9 of the IMS Act prohibits NNI
from organizing meetings/seminars (I presume, it means
scientific meetings/seminars) and violates the intent
and spirit of the law. As can be clearly observed in the
Section 9 (1) and (2) of the IMS Act, no such prohibition
on organizing such scientific meeting or seminars by the
IMSC is expressed, in letter. Coming to the intent and spirit
of the law, I consider such intent and spirit of law are based
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on scientific evidences (rather than feelings) and there is
no scientific evidence that Pediatricians attending the
programs organized by NNI has had any deleterious effect
on the child health, mortality or morbidity; as opposed to
this, there is evidence that almost every participant has
been benefited by the scientific programs of the NNI.
I am almost certain that being a highly educated and
responsible official, the Joint Secretary, MW&CD can easily
appreciate this distinction, in the light of the Constitution
of India. Possibly, none of the medical fraternity who has
given guidance in this regard has attended such scientific
programs, to be aware of the nature of the programs.
The letter from Joint Secretary, MW&CD has not addressed
the clarification we (the IAP) had sought from the Ministry
on the clean-chit given in his legal opinion to NNI by
Justice Anand, the Ex-Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
of India in early 2011 (the rationalization of our Secretary
General, IAP that we had written requesting clarification
to the Secretary, MW&CD and not to the Joint Secretary,
is not tenable; Joint Secretary, MW&CD would not have
responded to Secretary General, IAP if such information
was not passed to him). Please do not make the mistake
of disregarding Justice Anand as ‘a retired Judge giving
opinions to a commercial company’ (as was done by our
Secretary General, IAP and a member of the Executive
Board, IAP); he has been serving as Chairman of a five
member committee setup by Government of India to
examine the safety aspects of the Mullaperiyar Dam in
Kerala (for more details, please visit the web page: http://
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adarsh_Sein_Anand).
Further, it was not clear if the Joint Secretary, MW&CD had
taken opinion of the Law Ministry before communicating
to the IAP. Now, whether to consider the letter under
discussion to be considered as just a communication,
a Directive, or a Government Order depends upon a legal
opinion on the letter (as the letter does not mention it)
and how much of its content is applicable to a Society
registered under Societies Act. A clarification in this
regard and their view on Justice Anand’s legal opinion
should be sought by the IAP immediately, to make the
things distinct.
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Communications from the Government of India
Letter from the Joint Secretary, Ministry of Women & Child Development,
GOI reg. sponsorship by front organizations of baby food manufacturing companies
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Polio free India: A dream comes true!
It is time to celebrate. For all IAP members and officebearers associated with polio eradication efforts for
last few decades. Many a times, we had postponed the
celebrations. Owing to one or another setback! Indeed the
road was full of obstacles and ride has been very bumpy,
but at last a great sigh of relief. Kudos to all the IAPians
including its ‘polio champions’ who have not only worked
tirelessly toward polio eradication from the country,
but most importantly, believed that the feat is eminently
achievable.
In January 2012 India has crossed one full year without
any WPV detection in spite of intensive search through
high quality surveillance. WPV-3 has not been found
anywhere for 15 months. Uttar Pradesh (UP) has remained
without WPV for 20 months and Bihar for 15 months;
these 2 states were perhaps the most difficult areas to
interrupt transmission of WPV-1 and 3 in the whole world,
on account of very high force of transmission and very
low vaccine efficacy of trivalent oral polio vaccine (tOPV).
India’s achievement is indeed a shot in the arm of Global
Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) and a sign of hope that
globally eradication is achievable.
WHO has also acknowledged this feet with two new
proclamations: striking India out from the list of endemic
countries for polio, and second, rewarding the man in
charge of polio activities in India with the topmost post of
GPEI at its headquarter in Geneva!
Is the success real?
We have been WPV-free for just one year. Technically,
absence of WPV for 3 years in the face of sustained high
quality surveillance is necessary for global acceptance of
elimination. India’s surveillance is of exemplary quality. An
important piece of evidence that transmission has been
interrupted is from investigation of sewage; samples are
periodically tested in 3 cities -- Mumbai, Delhi and Patna
and throughout 2011 they have tested negative for WPVs.
Supporting evidence is provided by improved antibody
prevalence in infants, measured through serological
surveys in districts of western UP and central Bihar, in the
last three years. Finally, the number of ‘polio compatible
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cases’, which may include some children with true polio
but without virological confirmation, was the lowest ever
in 2011.
The above set of evidences gives us cautious optimism
that the transmission of WPV- 3 and 1 has been interrupted
in India in 2010/11. This is indeed a major milestone in our
progress towards polio eradication. WPV type 2 was last
seen in 1999 – its eradication was the first milestone.
The risks and the threats
Three risks have to be borne in mind to guide India’s future
actions. The risk of silent transmission of WPV that has
eluded detection, re-introduction of WPV into India from
countries that have not yet eliminated transmission or had
been re-infected after elimination, and lastly, continuing
occurrence of polio as the inevitable aftermath of the use
of OPVs to get rid of WPVs.
Complacency will be dangerous since we have not passed
the three-year polio-free period to be absolutely certain
of the absence of unrecognized silent WPV transmission
somewhere that might show up sometime within that
interval. High vaccination coverage in the Universal
Immunization Program (UIP) and during annual pulse
immunization are essential to keep up childhood population
immunity at the highest possible levels in order to prevent
the spread of any imported WPV. Vaccine-associated
paralytic poliomyelitis (VAPP) is unavoidable as long as
OPV is in use. Vaccine-derived polioviruses (VDPVs) are
a greater threat to polio eradication itself. If allowed to
evolve, it can circulate like WPVs, thus negating the very
eradication of polio. Thus any case of paralysis due to
VDPV is counted as polio. Even though polio due to VDPV
does not negate the success of eliminating WPVs, its
presence is epidemiologically risky as it can spread widely
in the community. Further emergence of VDPVs must be
preempted in future and if that fails then intercepted and
eliminated before it spreads widely into new geographic
areas. These can only be achieved if the non-infectious
IPV is introduced in UIP, very high (~90%) coverage
achieved and then OPV is withdrawn from use. These are
challenges facing India as we celebrate the interruption of
WPV transmission in India.
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Future perspectives:
If the road to the eradication was full of obstacles,
complications, and setbacks, the post-eradication
phase is going to be even more complicated and full of
uncertainties. Before that, the strategy for ‘end-game’
must be carefully crafted and approved. Even India should
start debating various options available for the ‘end game’.
Fearing the emergence or cross-border transmission of
VDPVs with asynchronous withdrawal of OPV, the idea of
globally synchronized cessation of OPV emerged. One line
of thinking currently under consideration of GPEI is globally
synchronized withdrawal of type 2 in OPV; in other words
‘switching’ from tOPV to bOPV. The obstinate recurrence
of cVDPVs in different countries in recent years has led
to wider acceptance of the precept that it will be wiser to
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introduce IPV to establish high immunity prevalence as a
pre-condition for cessation of OPV.
The Government has to be prepared to introduce IPV
and achieve high coverage after the elimination of WPVs
in India. Since WPVs have been interrupted in 2011, the
introduction of IPV should be latest by 2013/14. Careful
design of the sequence of use of IPV and withdrawal of
OPV is essential and urgent in order to avoid VAPP and to
assure complete safety from the emergence or spread of
cVDPVs.
(Adapted from the perspective published earlier in
Indian Pediatrics, John TJ, Vashishtha VM. Path to Polio
Eradication in India: A Major Milestone. Indian Pediatr
2012; 49: 95-98).
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Citizen’s Alliance Against Malnutrition!
Greetings from the Citizen's Alliance Against Malnutrition!
I would like to share with you that I was accorded the privilege
of an invitation for a meeting by the Honorable President of
our country at 1 pm on 8th August 2011, as the Honorable
President had expressed a desire to invite the members
of the Young Parliamentarians' 'Citizens Alliance Against
Malnutrition' for a discussion to Rashtrapati Bhavan, New
Delhi. This meeting was regarding Malnutrition, especially
Severe Acute Malnutrition and I was accompanied by
my colleagues from the Young Indian Parliamentarian's
'Citizens Alliance Against Malnutrition'.
The 'Citizens Alliance against Malnutrition' is a group
of young Members of Parliament belonging to different
political parties across the political spectrum throughout
the country, who have come together for working on this
subject of child malnutrition. Certain members of the
media are also invited members of this Alliance. I have
been working as one of the founder members of this
Alliance, since 2007.
I had the opportunity to present briefly the following points
to the Honorable President:
1. Beyond the customary attempts to create awareness
and to clear myths about cultural practices, it is
imperative to understand that lack of Nutrition due to
an unachievable task at present, Government may
prioritize NUTRIENT Security to the three most
essential segments, namely
a) all children up to 2 years,
b) all pregnant mothers-to-be, and
c) all adolescent girls.
Since nutrition is directly related to Brain Developmentfrom conception to early childhood, targeting these three
groups would be most essential and cost effective from a
national point of view.
3. Though all preventive measures are laudable and
imperative, the issue of 80 lakh children dying because
of Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) is a National
Medical Emergency and the Honorable President's
Government should take up this issue as a top priority.
These points were received with due seriousness and
concern.
After acknowledging all members, the Honorable
President related her concerns and experiences regarding
malnutrition from her vast experience in public life over
the decades. She emphasized the need to act in a united,
scientific and non partisan manner to deal with this
problem of paramount importance and lauded the Alliance
for the same. The Meeting lasted for an hour and a half.
a) financial constraints and
b) local non availability of foods that provide ALL
essential Nutrients, esp Micronutrients is the
factual and imperative truth of the matter.
2. Hence, Governmental intervention is of paramount
importance. If Food Security for All citizens seems
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Dr. Samir Dalwai
Hon. Secretary IAP
Childhood Disability Group
Founder Member
Parliament Citizen Alliance against Malnutrition
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IAP’s work against Female Foeticide
The Battle against Female Foeticide needs a multi
pronged strategy. On one hand we need a strong program
of community awareness, and on the other laws and
legislation to deal with the same. Unfortunately, in a
knee jerk reaction and merely trying to show that the
administration is "taking some action", innocent doctors
who have nothing to do with obstetrics are also being
harassed under the pretext of the PNDT Act.
Delegation of Doctors from all Associations of
Maharashtra, along with Supriyatai Sule, Trustee- Chavan
Centre, met the Hon CM, Dep CM, Health Minister and
Home Minister on 14th September 2011 and asked for
strict action against guilty doctors. They requested Hon
CM to also prevent harassment of innocent doctors by the
administration on the pretext of clerical errors or irrelevant
application of the PNDT Act. The Hon CM promised to look
into all such issues. Hon Health Minister assured that all
sonography machines seized for clerical or typing errors
would be released immediately. Similarly, the Government
is introducing an online form which will eliminate all such
typographical errors. The CM assured the doctors that he
would look into all aspects of the Law (PNDT Act) which
need clarification and said he would take it up with the
Central Government, where required.
Indian Medical Association (Dr Jayesh Lele) and Medical
Council of Maharashtra (Dr Bipin Pandit) have declared
that any guilty doctor will be severely punished. However,
instances of doctors being penalized for spelling errors
or minor deficiencies like writing "NA" instead of "Not
Applicable" are ridiculous and will serve no purpose in
preventing feticide.
To quote an instance, in an esteemed hospital in Mumbai,
a young resident doctor is being penalized for violating the
PNDT Act. His crime- he got an urgent heart sonography
(2 D Echo) done on a SIX YEAR OLD BOY !! since it was
an emergency, the doctor got this done without the prior
written permission of the hospital director in order to save
the child's life! How does this constitute female foeticide
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!!!! The result is-all resident doctors now postpone/avoid
sonographies even on males and children since they are
afraid of harassment. Who is to blame if these patients
suffer or die?
Only 20% sonographies are done for pregnancy. If
sonography machines are seized and hence ALL
sonographies are stopped, patients with kidney, liver and
other diseases will suffer.
Indian Academy of Pediatrics, Indian Medical Association,
Gynaecology Associations and Yashwantrao Chavan
Centre have joined hands to work at both the community
and medical levels. Chavan Centre's JAAGAR HA
JAANIVACHA, TUMCHA MAJHYA LEKINCHA is a series
of padyatras across all Maharashtra to create Jan Jagran
about the Girl Child. Doctors and social activists alike and
850 girls from from every district of Maharashtra walked
through 60 kms in august from Naigaon (the great Savitribai
Phule's birth place) to Pune. Thousands of young girls
were given an oath that they would oppose female feticide.
The next contact program will take place in Aurangabad.
On behalf of
Maharashtra Medical Council
(Dr. Bipin Pandit 9820148959)
INDIAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
(Dr. Jayesh Lele 9819812996, Dr Bakulesh Mehta)
Federation of Gynecologists and obstetricians of india
(Dr. P. K. Shah 93238 03665)
Indian Academy of Pediatrics
(Dr. Rohit C. Agrawal 9821096353
Dr. Samir Dalwai 98200 26503)
Association of Medical Consultants
(Dr. Lalit Kapoor 98200 55676)
Association of Radiologists and Imaging Consultants of
India (Dr. Jignesh Thakker 9820075056)
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Changing Diabetes in Children
• 5-year program launched by Novo Nordisk in
December 2008 aiming at giving access to diabetes
care for 10,000 children in the world’s developing
countries by 2015.
• In 2009 being rolled out in five African countries
(Cameroon, Dem. Rep. Congo, Guinea, Tanzania) and
Bangladesh. More countries will follow in the years to
come to cover a total of 10+ countries in both Africa,
Asia and Latin America.
• The program is implemented in partnership with
the World Diabetes Foundation, national ministries
of health, diabetes associations and Key Opinion
Leaders, IDF and ISPAD, and with support from a
number of external partners, including Roche.
• In India the program is expected to reach more
than 3000 children with type 1 diabetes from the
underprivileged families
On 7th Sep’11 we were privileged to have our former
President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, dedicate the Changing
Diabetes in Children program to the nation. The launch
was a grand success with over 1300 people attending the
same in Bangalore.
The Changing Diabetes in Children in India (CDiC)
Program for children with type 1 diabetes would be run
by the Novo Nordisk Education Foundation in India &
works through partnerships with dedicated healthcare
professionals across India to establish specialized diabetes
clinics.
At these CDiC centers, children with diabetes can be
diagnosed and receive comprehensive care totally free of
cost. The vision of the program is, “To initiate and strive to
provide comprehensive diabetes care to more than 3000
economically underprivileged children with diabetes in
India”. It focuses on the challenges of managing diabetes
in children and illustrates how this global problem can be
managed better through partnerships.
This program will provide every economically
underprivileged child with diabetes enrolled in the program
with free human insulin, syringes, glucose monitoring
support, key diagnostic tests and doctor consultations for
the entire duration of the program.
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If you come across any child with Type-1 Diabetes
satisfying the below criteria
• Less than 18 years of age and
• From the economically underprivileged class (BPL)
Please write to [email protected] or call
Tanushree 9967654764 of JDF or Clifford 9167296677 of
NNEF
Background information for the program:
The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) Diabetes Atlas (3rd
Edition, 2007) estimates that there are 440,000 children under
the age of 15 years with type 1 diabetes in the world; around
250,000 of these live in developing countries. There is evidence
that many children die shortly after diagnosis and those who
eventually survive are poorly controlled and have a poor quality
of life. There is also circumstantial evidence that many children
with diabetes die without being diagnosed as the symptoms
of diabetes in children resemble symptoms of common acute
medical conditions encountered in many developing countries
(e.g. acute gastroenteritis, because of severe dehydration, or
cerebral malaria, because of loss of consciousness).
At present, most children with diabetes in developing countries
are treated in adult clinics, but treating diabetes in children
is not the same as treating diabetes in adults. Pilot projects
targeting children with diabetes; have identified several factors
contributing to the high morbidity and mortality in children with
type 1 diabetes. In addition to lack of insulin, diabetes supplies
and monitoring equipment, the factors include:
• poor understanding of the specificity of diabetes in
children among health care providers,
• lack of appropriate treatment protocols, and
• lack of patient and parents education.
These pilot projects in the developing countries, have
shown that by addressing these challenges in a targeted
and coordinated way, it is possible to improve significantly
the quality of life for children with type 1 diabetes, not to
mention reducing the mortality and diagnosing a larger
number of children. The Changing Diabetes® in Children
program aims at extending these valuable lessons to other
developing countries to provide the diabetic children with
the treatment that they deserve.
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Notice for IAP Election – 2013
IAP ELECTION - 2013 SCHEDULE
(Subject to change under unforeseen circumstances)
Last date for filing nomination
29-06-2012
Scrutiny of nomination papers
30-06-2012
Last date for withdrawal of nomination
14-07-2012
Posting of ballot papers
From 01-09-2012 to 15-09-2012
Last date for receipt of application for duplicate ballot paper
19-10-2012
Last date for receipt of ballot papers including duplicate ballot papers
09-11-2012 (before 5 pm)
Counting/Declaration of results
10-11-2012 & 11-11-2012.
Reserve Day
12-11-2012
For Duplicate Ballots:
The members are required to make request for duplicate ballot papers by a hard copy of a letter or by email addressed
to the IAP Chief Election Commissioner. The request for duplicate ballot should be made by the voter himself/herself. For the year 2012, the request for duplicate vote can made if a voter does not receive the ballot papers by 1st October
2012. The last date for receipt of a request for duplicate ballot paper is 19th October 2012.
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INDIAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS
Central Secretariat: Kailas Darshan, Kennedy Bridge (Nana Chowk), Mumbai-400007
Office of the IAP Chief Election Commissioner 2012:
Dr. Shrinath B. Mugali – The Chief Election Commissioner
‘Sneh’ Children Hospital, Opp. Central Telegraph Office, Pinto Road, Hubli-580020 (Karnataka).
NOTICE OF IAP ELECTION - 2013
*Date: 1st April 2012
Nominations are invited for filling up the vacancies of the Office Bearers and the Members of the Executive Board of the
Indian Academy of Pediatrics for the year 2013 from amongst the Fellow, Life and Ordinary Members of the Society.
Posts
No. of Vacancies
Term of Office
One
One
President - Elect
EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS
STATE
NO. OF VACANCIES
TERM OF OFFICE
THREE
One Year
Assam
ONE
One Year
Arunachal Pradesh / Sikkim / Manipur / Meghalaya / Mizoram /
Tripura / Nagaland
ONE
One Year
Bihar
ONE
One Year
Chandigarh / Jammu & Kashmir / Himachal Pradesh
ONE
One Year
Chhattisgarh
ONE
One Year
Delhi
TWO
One Year
Gujarat / Daman / Diu / Dadra & Nagar Haveli
TWO
One Year
Haryana
ONE
One Year
Jharkhand
ONE
One Year
Karnataka
THREE
One Year
Kerala
Andhra Pradesh
THREE
One Year
Madhya Pradesh
TWO
One Year
Maharashtra / Goa
FIVE
One Year
Orissa
ONE
One Year
Punjab
ONE
One Year
Rajasthan
TWO
One Year
Tamilnadu / Pondicherry / Andamans / Nicobar /Lakshadweep
THREE
One Year
Uttar Pradesh
THREE
One Year
Uttarakhand
ONE
One Year
West Bengal
TWO
One Year
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Only eligible Fellow / Life / Ordinary members of the Society
who have paid their annual subscription for the current
year, shall be eligible to offer themselves as candidates for
election or to propose or second the candidature of any
member or to participate in voting at the election. Members
should see that their subscriptions are first paid up before
they offer themselves as candidates or propose or second
the candidature of any member, as the case may be.
The eligible Fellow / Life / Ordinary Member contesting for
the post of President-Elect should have been a member
of the Society for 10 complete years consecutively as on
or before 1st January 2012 to be eligible to contest for the
ensuing election and should have served on the Executive
Board or as Office Bearer or both for a period of 2 complete
years before contesting for the post of President-Elect.
A member contesting for the membership of the Executive
Board should have been a Fellow and/or Life and/or
Ordinary Member of the Society for 5 complete years
consecutively as on or before 1st January 2012 to be
eligible to contest for the ensuing election. The term of
the elected members to the Executive Board shall be of a
period of one year.
All eligible Fellow / Life / Ordinary members may nominate
/ vote for the post of President-Elect. The eligible State
Fellow / Life / Ordinary members may nominate / vote for
their respective State Executive Board Member(s) for the
stated number of vacancies to be filled-up.
Nominations shall be duly proposed and seconded by
eligible Fellow and/or Life and/or Ordinary Members
and consented to by the candidates concerned. All the
particulars contained in the Nomination Form should be
correctly filled up. A Form of Nomination Paper is printed
herein.
The members may file as many nominations as they
desire, however with payment made only once and the
photo copy of the payment proof should be attached to
all such nominations. The name of the candidate should
be mentioned on the nomination as registered with
IAP. No other change in the name will be allowed. The
nomination papers will be scrutinized by the IAP Election
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Commission to decide about its validity or otherwise. The
geographical State of the candidates will be determined as
per the address recorded with the Central IAP as on date
of notification of IAP election. The candidates are required
to give the following declaration on the nomination form:
"I hereby declare that I consent to this nomination
and that the information given hereinabove is true and
correct to the best of my knowledge and belief".
The Candidates as well as Proposers & Seconders of the
nominations are required to give a self attested photo copy
of their photo identity viz. PAN-Card / Passport / Driving
License / IAP Identity Card (any one) or signature attested
by bank manager along with the nominations. Only one
of above four Valid photo-ids will only be accepted. Any
other proof of photo-id will invalidate nomination or vote
casted by a member.
Nomination Paper duly filled-in and addressed to The Chief
Election Commissioner at address given below should
reach his office NOT LATER THAN 5.00 P.M. ON 29TH JUNE
2012 along with the nomination fee.
Address:
DR. SHRINATH B. MUGALI
THE CHIEF ELECTION COMMISSIONER
INDIAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS
'SNEH' CHILDREN HOSPITAL
OPP. CENTRAL TELEGRAPH OFFICE
PINTO ROAD, HUBLI-580020. KARNATAKA.
The candidate is required to pay applicable `Nomination
Fee' as mentioned below:
• Nomination Fee for the post of President-Elect
Rs.5,000/-
• Nomination Fee for the post of Executive Board Member
Rs.2000/-
The Nomination Fee should be paid by a crossed bank
draft drawn in favor of "Indian Academy of Pediatrics"
payable at Mumbai or by cash. The Nomination Fee
should accompany the Nomination Paper failing which the
Nomination shall be disqualified. The Nomination Fee is
non-refundable.
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IAP Election Commission will have no role in receiving
or publication of biodatas of candidates. A candidate
should approach Hon. Secretary General, CIAP / Editor
of Academy Today / Editor for IAP Website for publication
of biodata after the list of candidates is finalized by IAP
Election Commission. Editor of Academy Today / Website
will decide about format and size of biodata to be published
as per guidelines set by Executive Board.
The Chief Election Commissioner shall publish on website
and forward the list of validly nominated candidates for
information to the contesting candidates as soon as the
scrutiny of the Nomination Papers is over. Any validly
nominated candidate not desiring to contest the election
must send his written request to withdraw his nomination
on or before the date of withdrawal i.e. 14th July 2012.
All the eligible members on IAP membership list as on
31st March 2012 are eligible to cast their votes. Each
voter shall be entitled to cast one vote for each vacancy.
Ballot paper/s must be accompanied by duly filled voter
identification slip and a self attested copy of Photo Identity
viz PAN-card / Passport / Driving License / IAP Identity
Card (any one) or signature attested by a bank manager.
Any ballot paper containing more than the required number
of votes or in any way disclosing the identity of the voter
shall be invalid.
The Ballot Papers containing the names of the validly
nominated candidates except those who have withdrawn in
time shall be posted to the members from 1st SEPTEMBER
2012 TO 15TH SEPTEMBER 2012. Each member is
required to send his/her ballot papers by ordinary post in
the "Business Reply Envelope" (BRE) provided by the
IAP Election Commission or Speed Post or Registered
Post. The ballot papers sent by Hand Delivery or Courier
or by bulk mail will be considered as invalid.
The Ballot Papers duly marked and addressed to:
DR. SHRINATH B. MUGALI
THE CHIEF ELECTION COMMISSIONER
INDIAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS
'SNEH' CHILDREN HOSPITAL
OPP. CENTRAL TELEGRAPH OFFICE
PINTO ROAD, HUBLI-580020. KARNATAKA.
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should reach this office NOT LATER THAN 5.00 P.M. ON 9th
NOVEMBER 2012.
A soft copy of the list containing the names and addresses
of Fellow, Life and Ordinary Members of the Society shall
be supplied on request at Rs.5000/- per copy. It may
please be noted that the list of members is no indication as
to whether a particular member is in arrears of his annual
subscription for the current year.
An Ordinary member must pay his / her subscription before
30th June 2012 to be eligible to receive a ballot paper. The Scrutinizing Committee shall scrutinize the Ballot
Papers after the last date fixed for the receipt of Ballot
Papers and results will be declared.
All correspondence / enquiries / queries should be
addressed to Dr. Shrinath B. Mugali, The Chief Election
Commissioner, Indian Academy of Pediatrics, SNEH
Children Hospital, Opp. Central Telegraphic Office, Pinto
Road, Hubli -580020, Karnataka.
The request of a member for change of his / her address
in IAP records made on or before 31st March 2012 will be
accepted and will be considered as valid for the purpose of
IAP Election 2013, to the Hon. Secretary General of Indian
Academy of Pediatrics. Any change of address after this
date will not be accepted for the purpose of IAP Election
2013.
DR. SHRINATH B. MUGALI
Chief Election Commissioner
DR GEORGE.F.MOOLAYIL
Member
DR. BHARATH PAREKH
Member
IAP ELECTION COMMISSION
Email ID: [email protected]
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INDIAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS
Central Secretariat: Kailas Darshan, Kennedy Bridge (Nana Chowk), Mumbai-400007
Office of the IAP Chief Election Commissioner 2012:
Dr. Shrinath B. Mugali – The Chief Election Commissioner
‘Sneh’ Children Hospital, Opp. Central Telegraph Office, Pinto Road, Hubli-580020 (Karnataka).
ELECTION TO THE EXECUTIVE BOARD FROM FELLOW, LIFE & ORDINARY MEMBERS-2013
NOMINATION FORM
(PLEASE FILL-UP THE FORM IN BLOCK LETTERS)
Name of the Office for which the Candidate is Nominated........................................................................................................................
Name of the Candidate (in full).............................................................................................................................................................
(As registered with IAP) (see Instructions)
Candidate's Address...............................................................................................................................................................................
.............................................................................................................................................................................................................
................................................................................ STATE ..................................................................................................................
IAP Membership No. of the Candidate ...................................................... since ...................................................................................
Telephones (STD CODE................) (OFF) ...................................................... (RESI) ............................................................................
Mobile .............................................. Fax ............................................. Email: .....................................................................................
Offices held by the candidate in Central IAP & Year(s).............................................................................................................................
Name of the Proposer ..........................................................................................................................................................................
(As registered with IAP) (see Instructions)
Proposer's Address ...............................................................................................................................................................................
Membership No. of the Proposer ...........................................................................................................................................................
Telephones (STD CODE................) (OFF) ...................................................... (RESI) ............................................................................
Mobile .............................................. Fax ............................................. Email: .....................................................................................
Proposer's Signature & Date . ................................................................................................................................................................
(see instructions)
Name of the Seconder .........................................................................................................................................................................
(As registered with IAP) (see instructions)
Seconder's Address ..............................................................................................................................................................................
Membership No. of the Seconder ..........................................................................................................................................................
Telephones (STD CODE................) (OFF) ...................................................... (RESI) ............................................................................
Mobile .............................................. Fax ............................................. Email: .....................................................................................
Seconder's Signature & Date .................................................................................................................................................................
(see instructions)
DECLARATION BY THE CANDIDATE
"I hereby declare that I consent to this nomination and that the information given hereinabove is true and correct to the best of
my knowledge and belief".
“I also declare to practice the code of conduct prescribed by IAP.”
Place:
______________________
Date:
(Signature of the Candidate)
(see instructions)
Inst. 1: Please enter name and address as on IAP Membership records for valid nomination.
Inst. 2: Please attach self attested photo copy of Photo-ID (PAN Card or Passport or Driving License or IAP Identity Card)
PLEASE SEND YOUR NOMINATION PAPER TO THE CHIEF ELECTION COMMISSIONER NOT LATER THAN 5.00 P.M. ON 29th JUNE 2012
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IAP Election 2013 – Publication of
Biodata of Candidates
The candidates are requested to send their biodata /
message to Hon. Secretary General, Indian Academy of
Pediatrics, Kailas Darshan, Near Kennedy Bridge, Mumbai
400007 for putting it up on IAP Website latest by date of
withdrawal (i.e. 14th July 2012). The same should be sent
along with 2 passport size photographs. Biodata / Message
should preferably be sent by hard copy as well as email.
Biodata / Message should be restricted to 200 words for
the post of Executive Board Member and 400 words for the
post of Office Bearers. Any biodata / message containing
more than the required number of words may be truncated. Only those biodata / messages received in time shall be
uploaded on IAP Website. Any biodata / message received
after the last date will not be accepted. The authenticity
of biodata will be moral responsibility of the candidate. The biodata / message may or may not be published in
Academy Today.
Dr. Sailesh Gupta
Hon. Secretary General
Book
“Principles of Assessment in Medical Education”
(Editors: Dr. Tejinder Singh and Dr. Anshu).
1st edition 2012; 23 chapters 266 pages,
15 contributors; available for Rs.295/To get your copy visit: www.jaypeebrothers.com
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E-voting in IAP Election
Dear Members,
The Central IAP and the IAP Executive Board, on
recommendation of the past Election Commissioners are
seriously considering the implementation of electronic
voting for IAP Elections. The last Executive Board of 2011
discussed the concept of the evoting in detail and the
Executive Board of 2012 may assess a demonstration
of the process of evoting. Kindly read thoroughly the
following article on evoting written by Dr. Ramesh Kumar
Goyal, CIAP Executive Board Member from Haryana and
give your comments, suggestions and thoughts on the
benefits, perceived difficulties, cost effectiveness, areas
of conflict, perceived lacunae and probability of failure of
electronic voting for IAP Elections. You may write to the
Hon. Secretary General of IAP on email Ids: [email protected]
iapindia.org and [email protected]
Your valuable inputs will be considered by the Executive
Board in its meeting in June 2012.
Dr. Sailesh Gupta
Hon. Secretary General
E-voting in IAP Election by Dr. Ramesh Kumar
Goyal
Dear Friends,
The world has embraced technology to make life simple
and comfortable. The recent technological development
has made it possible to cut waste and save time in all
our daily work and tasks. We at IAP are striving to be at
the forefront of technological development. One such
technological advance is the use of internet in voting.
The recent effort to introduce e-voting concept in our
election process is because of certain problems with the
current system of voting. The physical voting process
is a drain on our time and resources as it is lengthy and
cumbersome. The whole process of current system of
voting necessitates movement of material and people i.e.
all voters need to be sent the ballet papers in advance.
This requires time and effort thus lot of resources. Many
a times, the ballets are also lost in transit thus leading to
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loss in precious votes. The voters on the other hand have
to fill in manually and then the post the ballet papers along
with the requisite ID’s requiring certain effort. Because of
all this the percentage of voting is extremely low. In the
past we have noticed the percentage is normally in the
range of 20-30% which is extremely low considering that
all the voters are highly qualified. Also about 15-20% votes
are declared invalid due to either ID or signatures or some
other problems.
We expect the e-voting to not only increase the voting
percentage due to ease of the process but also reduce the
number of invalid votes. Actually, the number of invalid
votes will be reduced to zero as the system will take care of
all the manual mistakes and correct it at the time of voting.
Also, with the increase in expenditure the manual voting is
a drain on our resources. With the introduction of e-voting
we expect to save lot of money which can then we used in
other development work of IAP and the society.
With even the best possible effort by the election
commission every year, still IAP faces lot of allegations
and counter allegations in the electoral process. With
the present technology, the voting process can be made
flawless and reliable. The process of e-voting will increase
harmony, co-operation and faith of every member in the
system.
Besides above, the other advantages of e-voting are:
1. Quick and easy voting
2. Saves money, time and efforts
3. Tamper proof with Top-Notch Security
4. Results in minutes
5. Online application filing
6. Election process can be shortened to days rather than
months
7. Code of conduct can be enforced properly as the
duration of election is shortened
8. Process is reproducible
9. Eco friendly and save paper wastage
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10.24x7x365 Rapid Support
Registration and Verification of voter
11.Confidentiality
1. A candidate can either register online or by sending
relevant details by post to the concerned authorities.
This will be a one time exercise.
12.Multiple reminders can be sent
13.Segmentation of Voters as per need
14.Online Nominations and withdrawal possible
Process of e-voting is simple and efficient as given below:1. A person will log onto IAP site. Illustrative voting
process will be given on the front page of the website.
2. All information regarding important dates and election
schedule is given on the home page along with
‘contact us’ and other information.
3. A voter is represented by a unique ID which is his/her
CIAP registration number.
2. Downloadable form is given on the website requiring
the details like Name, CIAP number, address, mobile
number, email ID and signature etc.
3. If registering by post, the form along with photocopies
of identity proof should be sent to CIAP office. This
is a one time process and record will be kept at CIAP
office.
4. Voter must give a mail id and mobile number to the
CIAP office for the registration in the voting process
5. If voter is living at the same address which is already
registered with CIAP (as in the case of most of the
members), can be registered online also.
4. A voter can search his/her unique ID/CIAP registration
number by his/her name/state/city if he/she has
forgotten the said ID
Once a voter has logged in he can see
5. There will be separate list for life members and annual
members. Annual members list will be updated
annually
2. The voter will be allowed to choose one/more
candidate as per the requirement
6. E-vote tab can be seen on the home page. Voting tab
will remain active over a period of time specified for
the voting e.g. a person can only vote from 15 Sept
2012 – 30 Sept 2012 etc.
7. When a person clicks on it, it will ask for unique/CIAP
registration ID and the One Time Password (OTP)
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1. The list of all the candidates along with their post and
the detailed bio-data.
3. The voter can choose state representative from their
specific state only
4. The voter will choose candidates of his/her choice
5. Before final submission, there will be confirmation tab
asking for final submission or change of the choices
6. After final submission voter can’t exercise his
franchisee again
1. One Time Password (OTP) is generated using
Generate access code tab. This OTP will be valid
for one hour only. Voter can generate passwords
multiple times till he/she completes the voting
process. Once the vote has been cast, OTP can’t
be generated.
7. There will be confirmation statement on the web page
just after successful submission of the vote.
2. The OTP will be sent on a registered mail id or
mobile number of the voter
3. The voter will use this OTP to open voting panel.
1. All votes will be deposited by a secured and encrypted
system which can’t be opened before a certain date
and time.
4. In case if it is not used within this one hour, it can
be regenerated until voting is completed.
2. On specified date, the results can only be accessed
through a secure code system.
8. There will also be option for voter to reject all the
candidate i.e. choose not to vote for any candidate.
Result Process and Declaration
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3. This system will have combination of codes accessible
to authorized members (members of election
commission) of electoral process.
4. After punching of all the above codes by different
members who possess these codes, the results will
be generated and is available on the site immediately.
5. The statistics of the number of people voted can be
shown on the site.
E-voting by mobile phones
1. A registered mobile can also be used for e-voting.
2. This is an alternative method and can be used if
required
3. The voter has to download a mobile application/send
an SMS to take part in the voting process through
mobile without accessing the internet
More inputs can be incorporated as per need and
suggestions.
Dr Ramesh Goyal,
EB Member 2012, Org. Chairperson Pedicon 2012
List of Donors for Dr. Rohan Ghelani, IAP member from Baroda, for treatment of Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Central IAP
Office, and the Relatives of Dr. Rohan Ghelani are very grateful for the generosity shown by donating members of IAP
Dr. Avinash C Mishra
Dr. Chirag H Shah
Dr. Sandhya Chauhan
Dr. Rajesh Khatwani
Dr. Chandra S Choksi
Dr. Dharma Veer
Dr. Monish Joseph Thomas
Dr. Pranati Tripathi
Dr. AVS Suresh Kumar
Dr. Ravi Bhatia
Dr. Radhanath Satpathy
Dr. Bela Varma
Dr. Sandhya P Bhide
Dr. Shital S Naik
Dr. Shripad V Kulkarni
Dr. Kiran Aggarwal
Dr. Karuna S Singh
Dr. Sanwar Agrawal
Dr. Upendra Kinjawadekar
Dr. Mrs. Sindhu S. Daftary
Dr. Mohamed Kizhar Irshath
Dr. Kamlesh Radhakrishna Lala
Dr. Subhash Chandra Arya
Dr. Dheeraj S Chandel
Dr. Pramod NP
Dr. Gurmeet Datta
Dr. BS Basavaraju
Dr. Alok Gupta
Dr. Sailesh Gupta
Dr. BN Satyanarayana Rao
Dr. Arun Kumar Shah
Dr. Ajay Pande
Dr. Sudhir K Shrivastava
Dr. Ravinder Singh Bajaj
Dr. Neelima J Bhandarkar
Dr. Bankim K Jariwala
Dr. RK Anand
Dr. Aruna Gupta
Dr. Chetan B Shah
Dr. BK Sundhindra
Dr. Karthik Ram Mohan
Dr. Kamlesh H Parekh
Dr. Kalpana Krishnamurthy
Dr. D. Ramamohan Rao
Dr. Rakesh R Desai
Dr. Sudha Rani Adapa
Dr. Vipul Sharma
Dr. Ketankumar G Bharadva
Dr. A Parthasarathy
Dr. Mukul Tiwari
Dr. Rehana S Kalolwala
Dr. Avneesh Jayaswal
Dr. RP Khubchandani
Dr. Kamaksinh U Surma
Dr. Seema Sharma
Dr. Jayesh N. Shethi
Dr. Harilal G Patel
Dr. Pradeep Kumar Shukla
Dr. Yatin Kumar Verma
Dr. Fagun Shah
Dr. Kanwal Kalra
Dr. Alka J. Bhadbhade
Dr. Jayashree Nadkarni
Dr. Ajay Kalra
Dr. VP Goswami
Dr. Manjori Mitra
Dr. K.Narayana Rao
Dr. B Muthu Pandian
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Performa for Member Information for Central IAP Members Directory 2012
Name: ______________________________________________________________________________________
Surname
First name
Middle name
Central IAP membership number: __________________________________________________________________
Workplace address: ____________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________
Workplace telephone numbers : (1) _______________________________ (2) ______________________________
Residence address: ____________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________
Residence phone numbers: (1) ________________________________ (2) _ _______________________________
Mobile numbers: (1)____________________________________ (2) _____________________________________
Email ids: (1) ______________________________________ (2) ________________________________________
Website address: ______________________________________________________________________________
Predominant area of the city / suburb to which you belong: _______________________________________________
Areas of academic interest: (1) ________________________________ (2) _ _______________________________
Blood group: ___________ Birth date: _____________Day of _________________ Month and _______ Year
1) Please fill in the blanks in ball point pen in legible hand writing using title case, to avoid name and address spelling
errors.
2) Please provide complete information as far as possible.
3) If you prefer to withhold personal information, we will respect your wish
4) Please encourage your colleagues and friends to fill the performa if they are IAP members. If they are not members,
then please encourage them to become members of Central IAP.
5) Please post this Performa to Central IAP office (Indian Academy of Pediatrics, Kailas Darshan, Kennedy Bridge, (Nana
Chowk), Mumbai – 400 007 Email: [email protected] Telephones: (022) 23887906 / 23887922 / 23889565
Fax: (022) 23851713
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IAP Membership Form
Name of the Applicant: ...................................................................................................................................................
(Surname)
(First Name)
(Middle Name)
Date of Birth: .......................................................... Sex: Male / Female . .......................................................................
Complete Postal Address for Communications from IAP Office:
......................................................................................................................................................................................
......................................................................................................................................................................................
State: ..................................................................... Nationality: .....................................................................................
Telephones (ISD CODE) .......................................... (CITY CODE) ..................................................................................
Resi: ....................................................... Off: .................................................... FAX: . .................................................
Mobile: ................................................................... Email ID: . ......................................................................................
Medical / Pediatric Qualification
Name of the University
Qualifying Year
1
2
3
4
5
Degrees Registration No. & Registering Authority (e.g. MCI or State Medical Council): ....................................................
......................................................................................................................................................................................
Name, and IAP membership no. of the Proposer : ...........................................................................................................
..............................................................................................................................Signature..........................................
Name, and IAP membership no. of the Proposer : ...........................................................................................................
..............................................................................................................................Signature..........................................
Place:
Date :
______________________
(Signature of the Applicant)
I am enclosing herewith photo copies of the following documents with this application:
1) Photo copies of the M.B.B.S. & Post Graduation Certificates as (as per degrees listed in your application).
2) Photo copies of the degrees registration certificates with State Medical Council OR Medical Council of India (as the case may be).
3) Certificate from the HOD stating that the applicant is a bonafide student of his/her Medical College (if the application is for “Student” Membership).
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IAP IDENTITY CARD
(FOR LIFE & ASSOCIATE LIFE MEMBERS ONLY)
Those who are interested in “IAP Identity Card” may fillup the format given below and mail it to the Central IAP
Office along with a remittance of Rs.100/- to be paid by a
crossed DEMAND DRAFT ONLY drawn in favour of “Indian
Academy of Pediatrics” payable at Mumbai and your stamp
size photograph (3x2.5 cms). Please note that the Identity
Cards are issued only to “Life and Associate Life” members
of the IAP.
FORMAT FOR IAP IDENTITY CARD
NAME:............................................................................
ADDRESS.......................................................................
......................................................................................
......................................................................................
IAP MEMBERSHIP NO.....................................................
Telephone (Off) ........................ (Res) ............................
Mobile: .................................... Email ............................
Date of Birth ..................................................................
Blood Group ..................................................................
Allergies? ......................................................................
Emergency Medications? ...............................................
......................................................................................
Doctor’s Name & Cell No. ..............................................
......................................................................................
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Membership Privileges
The Society provides
Categories of Membership
• Facilities to Students, Scholars and Institutions for the study
of or Research in Pediatrics in any of its aspects by way of
scholarships, fellowships, grants, endowments, etc.
(1) Student Member: Applicant who has passed M.B.B.S.
and doing Post Graduation can enroll himself/herself at
50% of the prevailing rate of life membership at the time of
admission and pay the balance 50% within 4 years or earlier.
On making full payment, he/she will be entitled to change the
“Student” Membership category to either “Associate Life” or
“Life” depending on the graduation / post graduation status.
• Either through itself or in cooperation with other bodies
or persons fellowships, prizes, certificates, diplomas of
proficiency in the science of Pediatrics and conduct such
tests, examinations or other scrutiny as may be prescribed
from time to time.
• Free of cost or at subsidized cost its official journals, books,
periodicals or publications on pediatrics and allied subjects
which the society thinks is desirable for the promotion of
its objects.
• Opportunity to its member to participate in Conferences,
Lectures, Meetings, Seminars, Symposia, Workshops,
Continuing Medical Education Programs, etc.
• Oppor tunity to become members of its Branches /
Subspecialty Chapters / Groups / Cells / Committees.
Affiliations / Collaboration
(2) Associate OR Associate Life Member: Applicant who has
passed M.B.B.S. only, have an option to become Annual
Member i.e. “Associate” Member (renewable every year)
OR “Associate Life” Member by paying life membership
amount in one lump sum.
(3) Ordinary OR Life Member: Applicant holding M.B.B.S. and
Post Graduation (such as D.C.H., M.D. (Ped), D.N.B. (Ped)
or any other degree recognized by the Executive Board of
IAP as equivalent) are eligible to be “Ordinary” Member
(renewable every year) OR “Life” Member by paying life
membership amount in one lump sum.
How to Apply for Membership
The Society is affiliated to:
(i) International Pediatric Association (IPA)
(ii) International Society of Tropical Pediatrics (ISTP)
(iii) American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
(iv) Asian Pacific Pediatric Association (APPA)
(v) Asian Society for Pediatric Infectious Disease (ASPID)
(vi) Pediatric Association of SAARC (PAS)
(vii)Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH)
Application should be made in the prescribed form. Along with
the application for membership of IAP, photo copies of the
following documents should be submitted 1) Photo copies of the M.B.B.S. & Post Graduation Certificates
as (as per degrees listed in your application).
2) Photo copies of the degrees registration certificates with
State Medical Council OR Medical Council of India (as
the case may be).
3) Certificate from the HOD stating that the applicant is
a bonafide student of his/her Medical College (if the
application is for “Student” Membership).
Membership Fee
The Membership Fee Structure is as follows:
Category of
Membership
Student
Associate
Associate Life
Ordinary
Life
Admission Fee
Membership Fee
Rs.500/(payable at the time
of admission)
Rs.500/Rs.500/Rs.500/Rs.500/-
Rs.5000/- (Total payable Rs.5500/- at the time of admission i.e. 50% of the
current life membership amount and admission fee) and balance Rs.4500/on or before completion of 4 years of Student Membership).
Rs. 1000/Rs. 9500/Rs. 1000/Rs. 9500/-
Total Amount
Payable
Rs.10000/-
Rs.1500/Rs.10000/Rs.1500/Rs.10000/-
The Membership Fee should be paid by a crossed bank draft drawn in favor of “INDIAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS” payable at
Mumbai. Add Rs 100/-, if IAP Photo Identity Card is desired.
IAP BULLETIN
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