Bangladesh Academy of Family Physicians report

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The Bangladesh Academy of Family Physicians reports on recent activities including the annual conference, the WONCA South Asia Region conference held recently in Colombo, the Academy CME programs, the family medicine diploma course and finally the coming WONCA world conference in Rio. For all stories and photos download the newsletter at the link above.

The Twentieth National Conference of the Bangladesh Academy of Family Physicians
was held on 5 & 6 February 2016 at the BRAC Centre, 75 Mohakhali, Dhaka and ‘Pond’s Garden’, Kanchon, Rupganj, Narayanganj.

Inauguration of the Conference was held on 5 February 2016, Friday morning at the BRAC Centre Auditorium, 75 Mohakhali, Dhaka. Other programs of the day was also held at the same place including Scientific Sessions, MRCGP Workshop, Teas, Lunch, Dinner, Cultural Events, etc.

Prof. Ainul Islam Choudhury, Former President of the Academy and Associate Professor of the University of Science & Technology Chittagong was the Chief Guest at the Inauguration Ceremony.

Dr. Ramnik Parekh, and Eminent Family Physician and Occupational Medicine Specialist from Mumbai, India and Secretary of the WONCA South Asia was the Special Guest. About 200 participants joined the Inauguration Ceremony.

Dr. Md. Nurul Islam Bhuiyan, Senior Family Physician of Dhaka City was awarded the ‘Family Physician Award 2016’. (photo at left.) The Academy gives this award to one of the eminent family physicians of the country every year.

Dr. Hafizur Rahman presided over the occasion, Dr. Kanu Bala Delivered Welcome Address, Dr. Md. Nurul Islam Bhuiyan gaveSecretary General’s Address & Dr. Md. Innamin gave vote of thanks

“National Prof. N. Islam Memorial Lecture” was delivered by Dr. Ramnik Parekh and introduced by Mr. A. I. Islam-Chairman of the University of Science & Technology Chittagong. The session was chaired by Prof. S. A. Mahmood & Dr. Abdul Latif Biswas, coordinated by Dr. Sarah Banu. Prof. Kanu Bala delivered the plenary lecture.

In the Scientific Sessions there were five Free Papers  and two Theme Lectures. Prof. A. K. Khan-Dean of Gono Vishabidwalaya and Dr. Ramnik Parekh were the speakers of Theme Session. Prof. Md. Nurul Islam and Dr. R. K. Mallik were session Chairmen while Dr. Mohammed Ali was Rapporteur.

A parallel session on the Orientation of MRCGP [International] South Asia was arranged at a small conference room with a capacity of 50 attendants.

The session was on 5 February 2016 evening starting at 2.30 pm and continued till 7.00 pm. 50 participants were registered for the session.

There was Annual General Meeting for members only, where important topics on the activities of Academy were discussed. Cultural Evening, Raffle Draw and Annual Dinner were enjoyed by the Guests, Participants and their families.