Leprosy still continues to be a major problem in India due to the continued transmission of the disease, potential risk of developing disabilities and deformities, with devastating social and economic consequences.
Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists (IADVL) KARNATAKA branch will be organizing World Leprosy Day throughout Karnataka on 30thJanuary, 2014 with an objective to create awareness on myths associated with Leprosy amongst public and to have updates on management and rehabilitation methods associated with Leprosy.
As a part of this occasion, State Level CME on Leprosy will be organized by RajaRajeswari Medical College and Hospital on 24th Jan. 2014, under the banner of IADVL Karnataka, Bangalore Dermatological Society (BDS) and Directorate of Family Health and Welfare, Leprosy Division, Govt. of Karnataka.
The CME was inaugurated by Dr. Chhaparwal, Dr. Bharat C. Chhaparwal has held very prestigious positions in his tenure like Medical Superintendent, National President of Indian Medical Association Acting President and Vice President of Medical Council of India, Vice President of Academy of Pediatrics.
Hundreds of delegates across Karnataka took part in the event.