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Indian Academy of Pediatrics

Speciality:
Paediatrics

Email Address:
[email protected]

Homepage:
www.iapindia.org

Address:
Central Secretariat, Indian Academy of Pediatrics, Kailas Darshan, Kennedy Bridge
Mumbai
Maharashtra 400007
India

Phone:
022-23889565, 022-23887922, 022-

Fax:
022-23851713

Comments:
The Indian Academy of Pediatrics was established in 1962, in Patna, Bihar with less than 100 pediatricians as its members. Today, in the year 2000 there are over 13,000 members across the country. It has State, District, and City level branches. The Academy has promoted different specialties in the field of Pediatrics through it various Chapters. The IAP is the only association of Pediatricians in India as compared with other organizations of medical specialties that are often fragmented and segmented. This indicates the unity that the association has been able to maintain among its members over the past 37 years. One of the major activities undertaken by the IAP since its inception has been to organize Continuing Medical Education (CME) programs by holding conferences, symposia, lectures and other meets all over the country. Pediatrics was relatively under represented in the under graduate curriculum but IAPs efforts resulted in the subject receiving more importance and being recognized as a separate discipline. Even the Government of India recognized this strength and unity of the IAP. It has, over the years, invited the participation and critical appraisal of Child health programs initiated by Central and State Governments. IAP head office is in Mumbai while Delhi is the seat of its official publication - Indian Pediatrics, an indexed journal. A more recent journal - Practical Pediatrics - - is published from Chennai and is fast becoming a popular source of scientific information. In this millennium, the Indian Academy of Pediatrics adds yet another feather in its cap, by going online. It needs your active participation and critical comments to ensure its resounding success.

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