Shimla: The 17th Annual Conference of North Zone-Indian Association of Preventive and Social Medicine is being held at IG Medical College, Shimla from 23 to 24 November, 2013. The conference will be organized by the Department of Community Medicine, IGMC, Shimla.

Dr. Anmol Gupta, Joint Organizing Secretary of the Association said that Health Minister Kaul Singh Thakur will inaugurate the conference while Dr. V.M Katoch, Secretary (department of Health Research) and Director General, Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi will inaugurate the academic session. About 250 delegates of 26 medical colleges of nine States are expected to attend the conference. The eminent health specialists from India and abroad have been invited as guest speakers and more than 60 papers will be read during the conference.

Dr. Gupta said the Association organizes its annual conferences each year to deliberate on medical education, research, and programs of Community Medicine and provide a forum for the regular exchange of views & information. The theme for this year conference is fitting to the global health scenario and has been titled as “NRHM-Paving the Way towards MDGs”.