NCDP 2023: Guwahati Hosts First-Ever Northeast Conference on Neurodevelopmental Paediatrics

The Conference was organised Near Guwahati Airport

The 20th National Conference of Neurodevelopment Paediatrics Chapter of the Indian Academy of Paediatrics (NCDP2023) started on 7th Ocr ’23 in Guwahati, the first time the event is being held in the Northeast.

The conference, organized in collaboration with the Assam State body of the Indian Academy of Paediatrics, aims to bring together experts and stakeholders in the field of developmental and behavioural paediatrics.

The conference, which will run for three days, will feature scientific sessions, workshops, panel discussions, and case presentations on various topics related to children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders (NDDs).

These include early intervention, collaboration, nutrition, vaccinations, and more. The conference will also highlight the ‘5P’s strategy—Paediatrician, Parent, Primary Caregiver Proactive Participation—to bridge the gap in caring for children with special needs.

The conference has attracted 240 delegates from 23 states across India, as well as 109 local health professionals from various districts of Assam. The conference has also received support from UNICEF, NHM (National Health Mission), and AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences), Guwahati.

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The inaugural ceremony was held at the Hotel Kiranshree Grand, near Guwahati Airport, and was attended by eminent dignitaries, such as Dr Annapurna, State Chief Health Officer at UNICEF, Dr Ashok Puranik, Director of AIIMS Guwahati, Padmashree Patricia Mukhim, a renowned journalist, and Dr. Shabina Ahmed and Dr Sourabh Duwarah, the Organizing Chairperson and Secretary of NCDP2023.

The speakers at the ceremony emphasized the importance and urgency of addressing the developmental and behavioural problems of children, which can have long-term consequences if untreated. They also praised the conference for its innovative and sustainable approach to promoting environmental awareness and plantable badges among the participants and the public.

NCDP2023 promises to be a landmark event in the field of Neurodevelopmental Paediatrics, offering a platform for knowledge-sharing, collaboration, and proactive participation to improve the quality of care for children with special needs.

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