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Indian Journal of Community Medicine

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Author(s): Staff

Vol. 31, No. 4 (2006-10 - 2006-12)

IAPSM State Chapter Conferences

Annual conference of the IAPSM UP Chapter for the year 2006 was held on 14-15 October 2006 at K.G. Medical University, Lucknow. Dr. V.K. Shrivastava and Dr. Uday Mohan were elected as President and Secretary General respectively.

The first meeting of the IAPSM Punjab Chapter was held on 10th September 2006 in Government Medical College, Amritsar. Dr. Tejbir Singh and Dr. S.S Deepti were elected President and Secretary respectively.

A meeting of IAPSM Youth Committee was held at the Department of Community Medicine, PGIMER, Chandigarh, on 30th September 2006. The meeting was attended by 6 members alongwith Dr. Rajesh Kumar. The group website for e-discussion is : http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/iapsm_youthmembers/

Forthcoming Events

10th Annual Conference of IAPSM North Zone Chapter will be held on 16th and 17th December 2006 at Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla(H.P.). For more details, contact Dr. Anmol K. Gupta (Organizing Secretory) Phone: 919418020160 and Dr. A.K. Bhardwaj (Chairman) Phone: 919816023093. Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Joint Annual State Conference of IAPSM and IPHA of Maharashtra Chapter will be held on 29th –30th December 2006 at JN Medical College, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, Sawangi Meghe, Wardha-442004, Maharashtra. A Pre Conference CME would be held on 28th Dec 2006. For further details E mail: [email protected] Annual Conference of the IAPSM M.P Chapter will be held on 17th –18th November 2006 at S.S. Medical College, Rewa (M.P). Contact Dr. S.S. Kushwah Ph. 9425363499. E-mail: [email protected].

Events

Short Course on Health Promotion

The Department of Community Medicine, PGIMER, Chandigarh organized a “Short Course on Health Promotion” under the auspices of Health Promotion Committee of the Indian Association of Preventive and Social Medicine (IAPSM) from 18-30 September 2006. A total of 25 participants participated in the course including three students from Iran. The course included a variety of training methods viz; Lecture, discussion, practical assignment, roleplay, fi eld visits and demonstration, games and quiz. Fourteen faculty members from different disciplines were the resource persons for the course. Dr. Amarjeet Singh was the course coordinator and Dr. Rajesh Kumar was the course director. The course was organized on a no profi t no loss basis. The participants bore all expenses viz; course fees, travel expenses, boarding and lodging.

The Bihar Chapter of IAPSM has been formed at a General Body meeting of members convened at the Department of Community Medicine, Patna Medical College on 22nd July 2006. Dr. (Mrs) Geeta Singh and Dr. Rashmi Singh have been elected President and Secretary respectively.

Resource Center for Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS (RCSHA) has been set up by the department for International Development (DFID) as a resource center to strengthen national capacity to respond effectively to sexual health concerns including HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment in India. The key role of RCSHA is to provide help to NACO and AIDS control societies to deliver effective and informed sexual health programs. RCSHA has compiled an autorun CD “HIV/AIDS/STI studies” to help researchers. For further information contact: RCSHA, W-113, Greater Kailash-I, New Delhi-110048. Ph. 011-41632246. Website: www.rcsha.org

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