Presidents Message

Respected Members,
Wishing you all a very Happy New Year !

We begin 2019 with new members added in the executive board. We extend a warm welcome to them all.

Rewinding to 2018, it was a good year with the very successful IAP Mumbai branch Annual Conference EMBICON 2018 with a unique Theme and format “24 Questions that worry a Pediatrician 24×7”.

IAP Mumbai also collaborated with ISPGHAN –(National Conference of Indian Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Nutrition) and ICNC 2018 (International Child Neurology Congress).

Apart from this, 8 CME’s and 2 Workshops were organised.

The ORS Day and Week, the World Breast Feeding week and the Teenage and the Daughter’s Day and Week were celebrated with intercollegiate competitions, grand Inauguration & prize giving functions.

I thank all the Office bearers and the Executive board members for their participation and contribution to the activities in 2018.

The National IAP Conference Pedicon 2019 Mumbai is from 6 – 10 February 2019. We are gearing up to culminate all our efforts in organising this conference on a grand scale and hope to make it an unforgettable experience for everyone.

The first day of the new year left us stunned with the sudden demise of one of our most beloved IAP Member and dear colleague, Dr Anand Shandilya. He was an IAP Mumbai Office bearer in 2009 as the Hon. Secretary. His association with IAP continued as an active committee member for CIAP modules, CMEs, Workshops and Conferences.
His inimitable style, wit and humour will be sorely missed. He will live in our hearts and memory for ever!

Do spend time with your Family, Children and Parents. Stay healthy and relax on weekends. Life is unpredictable… so cherish every moment and live it to the fullest..!

Wishing you all a very Happy, healthy and successful New Year once again.

Bela Verma,
President IAP Mumbai,
2018-2019