TAPICON 2010, the two day 6th Annual Conference of the Association of Physicians of India (API), Tamilnadu State Chapterwas inaugurated today by V. K. Subburaj, I.A.S., Principal Secretary to Government, Health & Family Welfare Department, Govt. of Tamil Nadu, Chennai, South India at Hotel Savera, Chennai.
Hosted by the API for the first time in Chennai, the conference brings together more than 500 delegates from all over the state for an exchange of ideas and knowledge sharing on the latest advances in medicine. Experts as well as general physicians and specialists in various streams of medicine will cover a rich variety of subjects, technologies and practices, with focus on application than theory.
AdvertisementInteresting and informative lectures, Orations, Work Shops and Paper presentations to be featured in the Conference include the three Gold Oration Awards. Prof.M.S.Amaresan Gold Medal Oration will be delivered by Dr.Ashok Kumar Das, Senior Professor & Medical Superintendent, Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry. Prof. M.Viswanathan Gold Medal Oration will be delivered by Prof. Jerzy Leowsky, Regional Adviser, Noncommunicable Diseases, WHO Regional Office for South East Asia, New Delhi and Prof. G.Ananthasubramaniam Gold Medal Oration will be given by Dr. Calambur Narasimhan, Director of Arrhythmia- Electrophysiology Services, Care Hospital, Hyderabad.
Guest of Honor Dr. Muralidhar S. Rao, All India President, Association of Physicians of India released the souvenir on TAPICON 2010. Dr.S.N.Narasingan, the Organizing Chairman, informed that the API -Chennai chapter had signed a MoU with BCMS, San Antonio and that the Chapter had trained over 1500 PG students from all over India in the All India Post Graduate Training Program.
The newly elected Chairman of API-TNSC, Dr.Vijay Vishwanathan announced that the association planned to conduct the Tamilnadu Health Survey and collect data on Noncommunicable diseases from different districts of Tamil Nadu. He also informed a program will be rolled out in different parts of the state, to create awareness on the prevention of Noncommunicable diseases in the community.
The Association of Physicians of India registered in the year 1944, in Madras, was the vision of a few stalwart Physicians of India. This was started mainly to provide a common platform for the Physicians in the country to meet and share their experience and research observations in the field of Medicine. The Associations' Tamil Nadu State Chapter was started in 2005.