The Indian Academy of Pediatrics was
formed after amalgamating the Association of Pediatricians in India based at
Mumbai and the Indian Pediatric Society based at Calcutta during its joint meeting
at Hyderabad in 1963. The IAP Secretariat is situated at Mumbai.
Today, the IAP has around 21,000 members with 140 branches which work for the
furtherance of IAP's objectives and work independently as per IAP's constitution.
The IAP has 17 subspecialty chapters and 4 working groups besides various issue
based sub-committees appointed by the Executive Board from time to time.
The Indian Academy
of Pediatrics is committed to the improvement of the health and well being
of all children. For this purpose, the Academy dedicates its efforts
and resources. As members of the Academy we shall strive for the
achievement of the optimum growth, development and health in the physical,
emotional, mental, social and spiritual realms of all children irrespective
of diversities of their backgrounds. We shall fulfill our mission
through the following activities:
Serve as advocates
for the legitimate causes of children, their growth, development, health,
emotional nurture, opportunities, rights, equity and justice. Serve
as competent and responsible source of information relevant to the health
and well being of children, to other organizations, the public and the
education and improvement
Provide and promote
ethical and professional standards among the members and provide and promote
education and training for the improvement of the knowledge, attitude and
skills of members in pediatrics in its widest sense.
guidance and support for research in its broadest sense, relevant to the
health and well being of children.
Provide a forum for
promoting the role and opportunities of pediatricians as the best equipped
professionals for the care of sick children and to maintain the health
and well being of all children. Remain as the spokes medium of appropriate
training of medical and related supportive professionals involved in the
care of children in different settings.
benefits and recognition to assist and support the members for meeting
the needs and challenges inherent in pursuing our mission.
of parents and the public
Design and conduct
programs and efforts for the education of parents, the public and policy
makers on their role in the promotion of health and well being of children
at home, in school and in other situations.
The IAP advocates, encourages
and advances the knowledge, study, research and practice of the science
of Pediatrics in all possible ways and promotes Continuing Medical Education
of its members and generally oversees standards for their professional
Apart from guiding its members
on issues related to Child Survival, IAP also plays a crucial role in
the WHO, UNICEF and Government of India policies on Child survival as a
"true in service" and actively participates in Government of India's child
The IAP organizes through its branches
and subspecialty chapters CMEs, workshops, seminars, updates and conferences
at National, Zonal, State, District and Local levels. It also exchanges Medical
Teachers/Professionals at International/National level for disseminating, acquiring
and imparting knowledge and training through various awards and research fellowships.
Publications of IAP
|Monthly indexed journal- Indian
Quarterly journal - Indian Journal
of Practical Pediatrics.
Quarterly Bulletin - Academy Today.
Books on the Proceedings of CME/Update/Symposia/workshops/seminars/
Guide books for parents on health
and care of children. The IAP actively participates in public education
on child health care programs through print and audio-visual media
Office Bearers and the Members of the Executive Board of IAP - 2014
President : Vijay
Immediate Past President : C.P. Bnasal
Vice President :
Secretary General :
Journal of Practical Pediatrics : P Ramachandran
Joint Secretary :
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