A one day Workshop organized by the Department of Statistics, Chest Research Foundation, Pune
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ICONIC 2014: The first international Conference on Insights and Management of COPD.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is the third leading cause of death in the world and a major cause of morbidity and disability. COPD is undergoing a silent epidemic in India, with very little awareness and focus about the disease amongst patients, health care providers, health care policy makers and researchers.
Scientists and researchers especially from the western world have contributed immensely to knowledge generation in the field of epidemiology, pathophysiological mechanisms, prevention and treatment of COPD, and translation of this knowledge has majorly impacted COPD care across the world. In contrast, knowledge generation in the field of COPD has been very slow in India and it remains largely a neglected public health problem with very little emphasis on prevention. COPD, also, remains poorly diagnosed and treated in clinical practice causing immense suffering and death, and a huge economic loss for the country. Recently, a need has been expressed to develop a National COPD Prevention and Control Program in India. But this will require major inputs in terms of knowledge and operational issues, especially from western world with experience in curbing the menace of this global public health problem.
The main objective of this conference is (a) to disseminate knowledge in order to improve the quality of care that we offer to patients of COPD (b) gain better understanding of environmental factors, early life exposure effects on lung development, respiratory infections, lung health of non smoker women due to indoor air pollution and co-morbidities in India associated with COPD (c) new directions for research and policy change that will help reduce the suffering and deaths due to COPD in India.
Register for the conference at: www.iconic2014.com
Chest Research Foundation is proud to announce the first ever Head of Department meet at Chest Research Foundation on 30th March 2013.
This is an initiative to bring together the heads of medical colleges to brain storm on various issues in Respiratory medicine with a hope of bringing about a change in the perception about respiratory medicine.
Attendance is through invitation only.
National Heart and Lung Institute (NHLI), Imperial College, London
Chest Research Foundation (CRF), Pune
Vadu Rural Health Program (VRHP), Pune
Professor Peter Barnes
Head of Respiratory Medicine, NHLI, Imperial College
Dr Sundeep Salvi
Dr Sanjay Juvekar
Public Health Scientist, VRHP
Professor Anthony Newman Taylor
Professor Malcolm Green
Professor Peter Burney
Dr Trevor Hansel
Dr Bill Brashier
Dr Siddhi Hirve
The study covers a total of 22 villages in the ambit of VRHP, located about 30 km from Pune city. This is predominantly an agricultural area, but there has been a recent growth of industries in this region. The total study population is over 75,000.
The study will be conducted in two phases.
The duration of the study would be approximately 30 months.