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IAP Karnataka State Branch

Recounting the illustrious past of IAP Karnataka rekindles pleasant past memories of legendary names such as Dr B R Rama Rao who laid the foundation of Indian Academy of Pediatrics Karnataka State branch in 1975 and continued to strengthen it during its infancy and early childhood as its President till 1982. The office of IAP Karnataka was established at Mangalore in 1985. From 1983 onwards great stalwarts like Dr Bopaiah, Dr D G Benekappa, Dr Ankegowda and Dr Indira Amla and others carried it through its late childhood.

The champion of breast-feeding Dr Nirmal Kesari and the torchbearer of Pediatric Pulmonology Dr H Parmesh nurtured the organization through its adolescence. Dr Sanjeev Rai contributed by managing Karnataka Pediatric Journal. Dr Santosh Soans and Dr Srinath Mugali and Dr G V Basavraj propelled IAP Karnataka into adulthood and onto the national scene.

Though it was a herculean task in the initial stages the sincere efforts of some committed members in the past few decades have helped IAP Karnataka to be reckoned as a formidable IAP state branch. We have so far hosted 5 national (PEDICON) conferences, with two of them in Mangalore and three in Bangalore, and incidentally the first one was at Mangalore way back in 1975 hosted by Mangalore district branch in 1975. 

Presidential Action Plan - 2021

The incidence of Autism Spectrum disorders is on the rise and compounded with delayed detection and lack of interventional facilities in tier 2 & 3 cities the woe’s and misery of the parents is beyond imagination. I wish to make this my pet Presidential action plan for 2021.

President's Message

Dr. Ashok R Datar
President 2021

Every minute of my more than 4 decades of medical practice has been stimulating, invigorating and at times formidable, strenuous and grueling. Yet when I look back, I see that it has indeed been a satisfying experience, however, I wish I had spent a little more time on life experiences such as spending quality time with family, traveling or on my hobby.…… My suggestion to my younger colleagues is to balance work, family and holidays to get the best out of life.

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Secretary Message

Dr. Amaresh Patil K
Honorary Secretary

Warm Greetings from Gangavathi, Rice bowl of Karnataka. Karnataka being the Silicon Valley of South Asia, we felt it was the dire necessity to have our own website for IAP Karnataka and we are happy that it is a reality now.
With IAP Karnataka Flag flying high by being adjourned the best branch under the leadership of Dr. Shantraj, Dr. Natesh, and guidance of HonorarySecretary General Dr. GV Basavaraj sir, expectations will be automatically higher from Team 2021, which we would try to fulfill..

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