National Continuing Medical Education (CME) program
Theme: Emerging Issues in Substance Use Disorders
Substance Use Disorders or Addictive Disorders are major public health problems in India. Whileproviding treatment and care to millions of patients affected by the common addiction-relatedproblems always remains a challenge, the average mental health professional is bludgeoned todayby newer issues and challenges which necessitate refreshing and updating the professionalknowledge and skills. In order to address this, a National Continuing Medical Education (CME)program was organized jointly by three reputed bodies: AIIMS, New Delhi; National Academy ofMedical Sciences (NAMS) and Indian Association for Social Psychiatry (IASP), on 22 July 2017at NAMS Auditorium in New Delhi.
Director AIIMS, Padmashree Dr. RandeepGuleria was the Chief Guest,while Shri AK Jha Economic Advisor, Ministry ofHealth and Family Welfare, Government of India wasthe Guest of Honor.The well-rounded and comprehensive programme comprised of a healthy mix of lectures andpresentations by the nationally renowned faculty members, interactive discussions and a PanelDiscussion with leading stakeholders and policy makers. More than 150 delegates (mostly traineesand younger specialists) attended the event in person while close to 80 delegates participatedvirtually from remote locations in AIIMS, Bhubneswar and AIIMS, Jodhpur.
NDDTC, AIIMS celebrates its 14th Annual Day
The 14th Annual Day of National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre (NDDTC), All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi was celebrated at NDDTC, Ghaziabad on 13th April 2017. MsJagjitPavadia, Vice President, International Narcotics Control Board was the Chief Guest on the occasion. MrArun Kumar Jha, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India was the Guest of Honour. Prof (Dr) Balram Airan, Dean, AIIMS, New Delhi and Prof (Dr) DK Sharma, Medical Superintendent, AIIMS, New Delhi graced the event. Prof (Dr) Rakesh Chadda, Chief NDDTC and Head Department of Psychiatry, AIIMS presented the Annual Report for the year 2016- 2017 highlighting the achievements of the center.
The program was attended by around 200 participants, including faculty from NDDTC and Department of Psychiatry, resident doctors, students, and staff from NDDTC, along with guests from various organizations (including UNODC), NGOs and Ingraham School, Ghaziabad. The theme for symposium for this year’s annual day was ‘Women Substance Use’. The ‘Family Empowerment Clinic’ was also inaugurated on this occasion.