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CME – “Elimination of Rabies in India by 2020 – Issues & Challenges”

Teerthankar Mahaveer Medical College & Research Center of Teerthankar Mahaveer University, Moradabad organized a CME programme under the aegis of APCRI (Association for Prevention & Control of Rabies in India) on 24th Oct 2010. The theme of CME was “Elimination of Rabies in India by 2020 – Issues & Challenges”. The Chief Guest of CME Dr. D. P. Manchanda in his inaugural address highlighted the importance of CME & mentioned that it is important to control this disease as it contributes significantly to the mortality & is 100 percent fatal. Earlier Prof. R. K. Mudgal, Registrar of the University welcomed the Guest Speakers, faculty & students of Medical College, Dental College and College of Nursing. He briefly informed the audience about Medical College which is located in the serene milieu of Teethankar Mahaveer University. Prof. Bhupinder Singh, Organizain Secretary of CME introduced the esteemed Guest Speakers viz Prof. S. N. Madhusudan from NIMHANS, Bangalore, Prof. R. L. Ichhpujani, Director, National Center for Disease Control, Ministry of Health & FW, G.O.I., New Delhi, Prof. B. J. Mahendra, Past President, APCRI from Mandya and Prof. Thomas Mathew, Secretary General, APCRI, Thiruananthpuram. Prof. R. K. Mittal, Hon’ble Vice-chancellor of University lauded the efforts being done by APCRI to contain this disease. Shri Suresh Jain, Hon’ble chancellor blessed the scientific meet and wished the success for its fruitful deliberations.

The speakers spoke on following titles:

  • “Rabies – Global, Regional & Indian Status” – Prof. R. L. Inchhpujani, Deirector, NCDC, GOI, New Delhi.
  • “Control of Rabies in Reservoir – the Past, Present & Future” – Prof. S. N. Madhusudan, NIMHANS, Bangalore.
  • “Principles of Animal Bite Management” – Prof. B. J. Mahendra, Past President, APCRI.
  • “IEC in Rabies Prevention” – Prof. Thomas Mathew, Secretary General, APCRI.

About 400 students, academicians, researchers, eminent scientists and experts from the field of public health participated. The CME programme concluded with vote of thanks by Prof. Shyamoli Dutta.

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