Welcome to the 57th PEDICON, the most prestigious annual conference of the Indian Academy of Paediatrics to be held in the city of Indore from 9th – 12th January 2020. The Indore Academy of Paediatrics has had the proud privilege of hosting Pedicon in 2014 as well. Pedicon 2014 was known for best ever conference with un matched hospitality, varieties of tasty but hygienic food, starting healthy trend of submission of audited account in historical 7 months’ as well healthy trend of saving highest amount of money for charity activities of CIAP. Riding on the resounding success of 2014, we promise you an engaging dialogue this time as well.
It is an exciting time for Paediatrics, as we have branched out into various subspecialties, each with a dedicated chapter in the IAP and a robust number of motivated paediatric sub specialists or ‘super specialists’. We have taken great strides in our fields and our results are comparable to any country in the world. This has been possible because all of us continue to adapt and improvise our skill set to the prevailing issues in the healthcare setup in India and globally.
Besides reduction of U5 MR, IMR, NMR & Some important issues e.g. intact survival, quality improvement etc. continue to concern us and need urgent attention with potential need of solution. Thus, the theme for Pedicon 2020 is very aptly titled as “Quality Child C.A.R.E” which denotes: C-Comprehensive, A-Accessible, R-Relevant and E-Economical.
Pedicon 2020 will be remembered for so many good things. To address the burning issues, we will have robust scientific programs full of skilled sessions. Almost 26 workshops are designed with state of art curriculum and faculties of International standards. Our CIAP President-2020 Dr. Bakul Parekh will have another 4-5 interesting TOTs under his action plan 2020.IAP Indore will have so many charity activities during Pedicon 2020 with free consultation by National & International experts as well as distribution of free medicines to needy children. At Pedicon 2020, in addition to the traditional Indore hospitality, you can expect an evidence based Innovative and novel solutions along with practical interventions. With your participation, these will be applied all across the county, prompting results we desire.
As the new decade throws up challenges, we need to strengthen our base on which the next decade in healthcare and paediatrics can take off.
We humbly with folded hands invite you to Indore so that together we can strengthen our strengths and weaken our weaknesses!!!
Dr. V. P. Goswami
Chief Organising Secretary
PEDICON 2020, Indore