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Adolescent Health – 2018: UP STATE REGIONAL CME

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A conference on Adolescent Health-2018 was organized by the Department of Pediatrics, SRMS IMS in collaboration with UP state IAP and IAP Bareilly on 21st April 2018. The theme of the CME was “Know Your Adolescent”. It was an honor and matter of pride for the Department of Pediatrics to have conducted the first CME on Adolescent Health in UP under the guidance of Dr PL Prasad.

Conference was organized under the headship of our guiding force Shri Dev Murti (Chairman Trust) and Shri Aditya Murti (Director Administration). Dr PL Prasad was Organizing Chairperson and Dr Anita Kumari was Organizing Secretary. More than 150 adolescents, 30 teachers and pediatricians from all over the city participated in the conference. Inaugural function was graced by Shri Parush Arora, Shri Nirbhay Beniwal, President and Secterary, Independent School Association, respectively. Smt Pratibha Mehrotra, Owner of The Guru School was also present.

Dr Preeti Galagali, Convener of Technical Advisory Group Adolescent Health, Asia Pacific Pediatric Association 2016-2018 and National Convener of IAP Mission Kishore Uday Programme 2018-19 shared various experiences of adolescents and their behavioral changes. Dr Piyali Bhattacharya, Life member of Adolescent Health Academy and Adolescent Health Ambassador of Mission Kishore Uday, spoke on impact of media on adolescent.

The conference began by the opinions and problems of teenagers in the interactive session with Dr Anita Kumari. The deliberations were highly appreciated by students, parents and teachers. This was followed by vibrant color display of posters by the school children. The first prize was won by Manasthali International School and runner-up by Bedi International School. Dr Atul Agarwal, immediate past President of IAP Bareilly, kept the audience captured with how to deal with peer pressure and anger management. The day concluded with an interactive session with parents, teachers and pediatricians with Dr PL Prasad. Parents, teachers and pediatricians actively participated in voicing the problems and their solutions faced by them with adolescents and were highly appreciated. Eminent pediatricians like Dr Sanjata Roy Choudhary, Dr Ravi Khanna were the chairperson of various talks.

There was grand release of two booklets, “The Teen Years” and “The Teenagers”, authored by Dr Anita Kumari and Dr PL Prasad. “The Teen Years” was released by Dr Atul Agarwal, which caters to the parents, teachers and society, while “The Teenagers” was released by Shri Parush Arora which is a colorful illustrative book for adolescents.

All together the conference was a great success with help of the management and team work of the organizing committee members (Dr Preeti Lata Rai, Dr Ruchika Bhatnagar, Dr Sandhya Chauhan, Dr Surabhi Chandra, Dr Atul Agarwal), supporting staff and marketing team leading to an excellent day and warm hospitality which was appreciated by one and all.