The 17th national geriatric conference organised under the banner of Indian Academy of Geriatrics will be hosted at Christian Medical College, Vellore. National and international researchers and geriatricians will share their knowledge in recent advances during three days of interesting keynote lectures, symposia, CME and poster sessions. The theme for this year is aptly chosen as Envision, Implement, Empower, Impact.
Department of Geriatrics, CMC Vellore
Under the auspices of
Indian Academy of Geriatrics
To enlarge the borders of your fertile imagination and your mind to dream dreams and see visions of better things to come
Jotting down of the goals, and rewriting objectives and then getting the foundation right is the next step
You dream with them, sit by their side and unchain their fetters of dependance
The impact of your words, work and love live on and tomorrow there will be showers of blessing.
The graying of the Indian population is progressing quickly. India and China have the largest elderly populations among countries in the world. With improving health care, nutrition and life expectancy, these trends are only likely to accelerate.
The Indian Academy of Geriatrics (IAG) was founded at Chennai in 2003. The goals of the organization are to spread knowledge of care of the elderly among medical, nursing and para medical professionals, to build up the pool of trained manpower in the field of geriatrics and elderly care and to promote development of training programs in geriatrics around the country.
One of the main activities of the IAG is the national medical conference – GERICON. The 17th annual conference of the IAG – GERICON 2019 will be conducted at Christian Medical College Vellore in December 2019. Vellore is a district capital famous for the Christian Medical College a 100 year old medical college, the Vellore Institute of Technology, the Golden Temple and the Vellore Fort. I warmly invite students, doctors, nurses, paramedical staff and social workers involved in and interested in care of the elderly to attend our conference. The theme of this year’s conference is “Envision, Implement, Empower, Impact”. As the theme suggests, the goal of the conference is to inspire delegates to build up their own programs to impact care of the elderly in a positive way. The conference will include a continuing medical education program, workshops on assessment, orations by national and international speakers, panel discussions and high quality presentations on various aspects of geriatrics. I am sure that you will enjoy the academic feast at this conference and will be inspired to go back and build up new initiatives in your own area of work for elderly care.Dr. Kuruvilla Prasad Mathews
It is with great pleasure that the Organizing Committee of GERICON 2019 extends a warm invitation to all of you to the city of Vellore for the XVII Annual Geriatric Conference. This is being held on the scenic Bagayam campus on 6th and 7th December 2019, under the auspices of the Indian Academy of Geriatrics. The pre conference workshop targeted at increasing the knowledge and honing in the skills of post graduates, nurses and allied health personnel will be held on the 5th of December.
This conference aims to showcase the research, milestones crossed and innovations in Geriatrics, both at the individual and national levels. The scientific sessions which have been planned provide a great opportunity for one and all to gain insight into the unraveling the mystery of ageing along with its myriad medical and social problems.Dr Surekha V
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