TINSUKIA, March 31 - The 33rd biennial State conference of Indian Medical Association (IMA), Assam State Branch was hosted at Tinsukia from March 24 to 26 last in a local hotel compound here.
The conference started with the hoisting of the IMA flag by State president Dr H Adhikary. The open session on March 25 was participated by the Vice Chancellor of Dibrugarh University, Dr Alak Kumar Buragohain as the chief guest while Dr Nomal Chandra Borah, Neurosurgeon was the guest of honour.
In this session, Dr Nareswar Dutta, past president of IMA, Assam State Branch was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award while Dr Tapan Saikia, known oncologist of Mumbai was honoured with Dr Anjana Saikia Memorial Foundation Award and Dr MS Konwar was awarded with the best branch president of Assam.
In the scientific session, as many as 10 delegates presented papers. Notably Dr Mihir Saikia, a known diabetologist, spoke on various aspects of diabetes. More than 250 delegates from all over the State attended this conference.
In the open session held on the last day of the conference, Dr Nomal Chandra Borah spoke on stroke while Dr Tapan Saikia delivered a lecture on awareness of cancer. There were more than 300 persons both old and young who participated in the interactive programme for the better congenial relationship between doctors and public.
A new 39-member State committee for the session 2017-19 was formed. Dr Hiranmay Adhikary, who was re-elected as the president and Dr Atul Kr Kalita, who was elected as the general secretary of IMA, Assam State Branch, took over the charge in the conference.