Dear Colleagues ,
All of us belonging to the fraternity of Pulmonary and Critical care medicine have become front-line warriors during the COVID-19 pandemic, as society as a whole relies on largely on our efforts with appreciation for our sacrifices. It is an opportunity for all of us to join hands and take the lead to strengthen our healthcare system by working together.
As You all are aware, NAPCON (National Conference on Pulmonary Diseases) has been jointly organized by the National College of Chest Physicians (India) and Indian Chest Society since 1999. NAPCON has grown each year to become one of the largest and most sought-after conferences of Pulmonary diseases globally. Apart from being a much-awaited academic and cultural event, NAPCON also provides opportunity for many pulmonologists across India and abroad to meet and interact to share diverse opinions and experiences.
The current COVID-19 pandemic with restrictions on travel and gathering has rendered hosting of a physical conference difficult. In the current scenario, across the world, changes are occurring in the way we interact and communicate with each other. Telecommunication has largely shifted to a digital platform, facilitating the exchange of diverse opinions, ideas, knowledge and experiences across people from different parts of the world.
Keeping in touch with contemporary health dynamics, and to ensure continuity, we have decided to host a Virtual NAPCON 2020. NAPCON on a virtual platform will be very useful to the delegates for keeping them updated, bridge communication gaps between all of us, who otherwise, can personally meet only during the conference as well as make it possible to interact with each other to share knowledge and experiences, and promote better understanding and cooperation.
It is our privilege to welcome You to participate in Virtual NAPCON 2020. We assure that you are going to participate in a state-of-the-art scientific program, which will be rich in academic content, exceptional in its diversity and expertise of national and international faculty in the wide arena of Pulmonary Medicine and which will change the perspective of your day-to-day clinical practice, appealing to the interest of practitioners, post-graduate students, senior stalwarts and budding chest physicians, all alike.
This year we expect participation from a very large number of delegates, post-graduates and foreign faculties from ACCP, ATS, ERS, APSR, Gulf Thoracic Society and from neighboring countries, as well as a record number of abstracts by young scientists. The Organizing Committee and the Scientific Committee are sparing no efforts to ensure a conference of very high standard and reputation which will be appreciated and acclaimed internationally as a benchmark for virtual medical conferences.
We are sure You are eagerly looking forward to participate in Virtual NAPCON 2020, just as We look forward to greeting You. Please take care of Yourselves and Your near and dear ones and stay safe and healthy during this COVID-19 crisis.
Prof. Dr. S. N. Gaur
Organizing Chairman, NAPCON 2020
Dr. Nikhil Sarangdhar
Organizing Secretary, NAPCON 2020
130 - A, Gaur Clinic, Patparganj Village, Delhi – 110091