22nd Annual Conference of
Indian Academy of Geriatrics
Venue: ITC Royal Kolkata
Organized by Association Of Physicians Of India, West Bengal Branch
Conference starts in
The demographic transition and a consequent rise in the older population has become a challenge to the society especially in developing countries with limited resources. In India, 50% of older people have chronic diseases and 2/3rd have more than one illness (NSSO data 1995). This reflects the increased morbidity associated with old age and hence an increased utilization of health care systems. Health problems of older people are complex, many are on multiple medications and health professionals require special skills and training for management of these patients. Older people also have varied health, social and psychological needs which have to be specifically addressed. Hence there was an urgent need to develop Geriatrics in our country to improve the scientific knowledge and quality of healthcare provided to older people.
With this aim, the professional body “Indian Academy of Geriatrics” was formed on 26th April 2002 with Prof. V. S. Natarajan, Prof. A. Venkoba Rao and Prof. R. Sivaraman – the pioneers in the field of Geriatrics in India as patrons. The Founder members were:
– Prof. B. Krishnaswamy, Chennai (Secretary)
– Prof. A. B. Dey, New Delhi (President)
– Prof. I. S. Gambhir, Varanasi (Vice-President)
– Prof. Arvind Mathur, Jodhpur (Editor-JIAG)
What the organizers have to say
Dr. Ananda Bagchi
Dr. Tapas Bandhyopadhyay
Message from API West Bengal
We are very happy to organise the 22nd Annual National Conference of the Indian Academy of Geriatrics (GERICON2022)
and 29th Annual Conference of Association of Physicians of India, West Bengal chapter October 28th, 29th and 30th this
year at Kolkata to update our knowledge on the different clinical perspectives of internal medicine and geriatrics. As we
are moving towards a society with larger number of elderly patients we, physicians need to update ourselves on different
advances in geriatric medicine. There will be different pre-conference workshops related to research and clinical skills.
We, on behalf of API, West Bengal Chapter would like to extend a warm invitation to all our respected members and other
delegates to attend the conference and take active involvement.
Dr. Apurba Mukherjee
Dr. Jyotirmoy Pal
This year Indian Academy of Geriatrics and Association of Physicians of India West Bengal Chapter, are jointly going to organize GERICON2022
and 29th Annual conference of Association of Physicians of India, West Bengal chapter on 28th, 29th and 30th October 2022 to update our
knowledge on different perspectives of clinical medicine and geriatric health. There would be pre-conference workshops on dierent sub topics.
Theme of this year conference is “New Age Technology in Health & Disease”. We would like to invite you to attend the conference and take
part in the scientific proceedings of the same, to make this august event a grand success.
The Organising Committee