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Indian Journal of Community Medicine

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Vol. 31, No. 2 (2006-04 - 2006-06)

IAPSM State Chapter Conferences

The 24th Annual Conference of IAPSM (Orisa State Branch) was organized by the Department of Community Medicine at VSS Medical College on 14th January 2006 at Buria. Professor B.C. Das gave Dr. R.G.Panigrahi memorial oration. Prof. O.P. Panigrahi and Dr. D.M. Satpathy were elected President and General Secretary respectively.

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Joint Annual Conference of Indian Public Health Association (IPHA) Maharashtra state branch and Maharashtra chapter of Indian Association of Preventive and Social Medicine (MCIAPSM) was held on 14th & 15th October 2005 at Dr. V.M. Government Medical College, Solapur. Total 230 delegates participated. Dr. M.C. Pathak Memorial oration was given by Dr. Archna Parulkar, and Dr. D.N. Pai oration by Dr. S.D. Khaparde. Dr. Ramadwar oration was delivered by Dr. G.K. Ingle.

First Annual Conference of Jharkhand chapter of IAPSM was convened on 23rd Feb. 2006 at Patliputra Medical College, Dhanbad. Dr. Parmanand Singh and Dr. S.D. Singh were elected President and Hon. Secretary respectively.

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12th Annual State Conference of Gujrat Chapter was held on 26th Nov. 2005. Dr. S.L.Kantharia and Dr. S.K. Purani were elected President and Secretary respectively. Dr. Neeraj Pandit from Karamsad was awarded Dr. C.K. Purohit award. Dr. Vasudev Rawal was declared as NINAD orator for next year Dr. Vikash Desai informed donation of Rs 10,000/- to IAPSM-GC.

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9th IAPSM North Zone chapter conference was held at Government Medical College, Jammu on 22nd Oct. 2005. Dr. A.K.Bhardwaj and Prof. Bhupinder Singh were elected President and General Secretary respectively. Dr. G.P.I. Singh was nominated for Dr. Y.L. Vasudeva oration Award for the year 2005-06. Phone: 0191-2585635, 2585334, 2584290 (Ext:535) Mobile: 9419117670,

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Forthcoming Events

18th Annual Conference of Karnataka Association of Community Health-2006 will be held from 10th & 11th June 2006.
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24th Annual National Conference of Indian Society for Medical Statistics will be held from 1-3 December 2006. For details visit website: or contact Dr. Anil C. Mathew, organizing secretary. Tel: +91-422-2570170 ext 5803 (O) or 5535177 (R), Fax: 2594400.

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Report Released Disease Control Priority Project Report was released on April 3-6, 2006 at Beijing. It is available on website at

Indian Association of Preventive and Social Medicine Minutes of General Council Meeting, 22 January 2006, Tirupati

  1. Minutes of GC held at Loni were adopted and annual Report for year 2005-06 was accepted.
  2. Audit Report for year 2004-05, the appointment of auditors utilisation of income for availing tax exemption and writing off the advance of Rs 10000 given for 20th Conference was approved.
  3. Budget for IJCM (Rs. 2,99,000) and for IAPSM: (Rs. 1,27,500) was approved for 2006-07.
  4. Research Papers and Proposal for awards are to be submitted two months before the National annual conference. A separate scientific session at prime time and prime location should be held in National Conference and organizing secretary of the conference to organise it.
  5. Following Awards/Orations/Fellowships were approved
    1. Dr. Mahajan best research paper published in IJCM for year 2005 was given to to Dr. Manju Pandey, BHU, Varansi
    2. Dhanwantri Oration for year 2006-07 to Dr. S. S. Kushwaha, Prof. & Head of Community Medicine, GMC, Rewa
    3. Harcharan Singh Oration for year 2006-07 to Dr. B. S. Garg, Prof. & Head of Community Medicine, MGIMS, Sevagram
    4. IAPSM Fellowship for year 2006-07 to be awarded to following:
      1. Dr. Sanjay Chaturvedi, Prof. Of Community Medicine, UCMS, N. Delhi
      2. Dr. B. S. Deswal, Associate Professor, AFMC, Pune
      3. Dr. G. K. Ingle, Prof. & Head of Community Medicine, MAMC, N. Delhi
      4. Dr. Trilochan Sahu, Prof. & Head of Community Medicine, MKCG, Berhampur
      5. Dr. M. B. Soudarssanane, Prof. Of Community Medicine, JIPMER,Pondicherry
    5. Honouris Causa Fellowship for year 2006-07 to Dr. Rajiv Tandon, Adviser Child Survival, USAID, New Delhi
  6. Following Nominations for Governing Council for year 2006-07 were approved
    1. President: Dr. T.S.R. Sai, Prof. & Head of Community Medicine, SVMC, Tirupati
    2. Vice President: Brigadier Dr. Zile Singh, MH, Jallandhar
    3. Executive Member
      1. Dr. V. K. Srivastava, KGMC, Lucknow
      2. Dr. Radha Madhav Tripathi, MKCG, Berhampur
      3. Dr. A. K. Bhardwaj, RPGMC, Tanda
      4. Dr. S. K. Rasania, VMMC, Delhi
      5. Dr. Shamim Haider, RIMS, Ranchi
      6. Dr. Akoijam Brogen, RIMS, Imphal
      7. Dr. Raj Kumar, PSGIMSR, Coimbatore
      8. Dr. J. S. Malik, PGIMS, Rohtak
      9. Dr. Surya Bali, PGIMER, Chandigarh
      10. Dr. B. S. Deswal, AFMC, Pune
      11. Dr. Bir Singh, AIIMS, N. Delhi
      12. Dr. J. S. Thakur, PGIMER, Chandigarh
  7. The proposal for holding 34th Annual National Conference of IAPSM at CCM, AIIMS was approved and Dr. C. S. Pandav was nominated to be the organising secretary.
  8. Following Amendment to Constitution were approved:
    On page 4: After the first sentence add "All members of the society shall vote to elect twelve executive members; two executive members from each of the following 6 zones
    North: J&K, Punjab, HP, Chandigarh, Haryana West: Rajsthan, Gujarat, Maharastra, Goa, Daman & Diu North Central: Delhi, UP, Uttranchal, Bihar
    South Central: MP, Chhatisgarh, Jharkhand East: WB, Orissa, Assam, Sikkim, Arunachal, Mizoram, Tripura, Manipur, Nagaland,
    South: Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry, Kerela, Karnataka, AP, Lakshdvip" On page3: Add "President (Elect) who will assume office of President after one year term
    On page 8 and 13: Instead of members of society for 3 years charge to, 'Had been a Fellow of the Society'.
  9. It was decided that a committee for review of the eligibility and selection process/criteria of the fellowship and Honoris Causa fellowship will be constituted. The recommendation of this committee will be circulated to the members for suggestions/comments through the IAPSM website, a reference to the same will be published in IJCM also.
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