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TAPPCON 2017 (Tamil Nadu & Puducherry Pulmonologists’ Conference)

3rd Tamil Nadu & Puducherry State Conference on Pulmonary Diseases – TAPPCON 2017 was held on 2nd & 3rd September 2017 under the aegis of Association of Pulmonologists of Puducherry (APP) at Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Research Institute (MGMC & RI), Puducherry.
Dr.K.Surendra Menon, Professor & HoD, Department of Pulmonary Medicine was the Organizing Chairperson and Dr.R. Pajanivel, Professor; Department of Pulmonary Medicine was the Organizing Secretary.
Prof.K.R.Sethuraman, Vice-Chancellor, SBV participated in the inauguration as Chief Guest. Prof.M.Ravi Shankar, Dean – Faculty of Medicine felicitated the inauguration event. Prof.K.Surendra Menon welcomed the gathering. Prof.K.R.Sethuraman released the conference souvenir. Prof.K.Surendra Menon delivered the Presidential address. The Lifetime achievement awardees – Dr.Udhayaraj and Dr.Sivarman were honored by the Vice-Chancellor. Prof.K.R.Sethuraman, Prof.M.Ravi Shankar along with Organising Chairperson Dr.K.Surendra Menon, Dr.P.K.Thomas, President, Association of Pulmonologists of Tamil Nadu (APT)  & Organising Secretary Dr.R.Pajanivel felicitated the family of late Prof.V.K.Padmanaban, eminent Pulmonologist from Puducherry on whose name the TAPPCON 2017 Oration- “Is Lung Transplantation in India a reality ?” was delivered by Prof.RMPL Ramanathan, Professor & HoD, PSG IMS& R, Coimbatore. Prof.R.Pajanivel delivered the vote of thanks.
The scientific session included Clinical Grand Rounds, Panel discussions, Guest lectures, PG Pulmonology Quiz, Paper presentations – Free paper & Award paper and Poster presentations on both the days with active participation from Post Graduates. The conference was accredited with 3 CME credit points (Category III) by Tamil Nadu Medical Council.

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