Participation in international conferences, workshops.
Bangladesh Paediatric Association (BPA) has joined the 26th International Pediatric Association Congress of Pediatrics, South Africa, August 5-9, 2010 and the 33rd APPA Business Meeting. Around 26 Senior Paediatricians of the country attended the congress. Prof. Nurul Huq, Dr.Tamanna Begum & Dr. Md. Abdul Mannan had their poster presentation in the congress.
International Pediatric Association (IPA) and UNICEF has jointly declared Prof. Mohammed Hanif, President, BPA as a Immunization Champion in Bangladesh & Dr. Mesbah Uddin Ahmed, Secretary General, BPA as a MDG Champion in Bangladesh.
5th ACPID (Asian Congress of Pediatric Infectious Diseases) held on the 23rd to 26th of September, 2010 at Taiwan. Prof. Manzoor Hussain, Director of Dhaka Shishu Hospital, Academic Director, BICH and President of BSPID had chaired a session on "Pediatric Infections in Asia".
Representative of BPA has joined Asia Pacific Pediatric Association Vaccinology Update 2010, November 2010, Mumbai, India and 48th Annual National Conference of the Indian Academy of Pediatrics, ôPedicon 2011ö held on 19 û 23 January 2011 at B.M. Birla Science & Technology Centre, Jaipur, India. Dr. Mesbah Uddin Ahmed, Secretary General, BPA attended the Biannual Conference of Bangladesh Medical Association, North America Branch held on 1-3rd July 2011 at USA. He also attended the ôISID-NTD 2011 Neglected Tropical Diseases Meetingö.
Paediatric Vaccine Preventable Diseases Working Group Meeting held on 29 November- 1December 2010 at Cairo, Egypt. President of BPA Prof. Mohammed Hanif presented the Bangladesh situation and success of EPI Program and also burden of Pneumococcas & H. influengie in Bangladesh.
One important symposium was chaired by Prof. Kishwar Azad in The 16th International Congress of FAOPS held at New Delhi, India from 14th to 17th December 2010 . It is worth to mention here that Dr. Md. Abdul Mannan, Dr. Abu Sayeed Mohammad Iqbal, Dr. Nargis Ara Begum and Dr. Lutfa had their poster presentation.
22nd national conference of the Indian Society of pediatric Nephrology and a workshop on Renal Imaging held at Kolkata, India. Two important symposiums were chaired by Prof Mohammed Hanif and Dr Farid Ahmed.
ôThe 11th congress of pediatric nephrologyö held on 2nd to 4th June 2011 at Fukuoka, Japan. Prof. Md. Hanif, president BPA chaired the Regional problem and Dr Shahabuddin Mahmud presented a paper. Dr. Sabina Sultana achieved young investigator award in recognition of the excellence of her presentation, "Determination of kidney length and volume by ultrasound in 100 term Bangladeshi Newborn"
National Conference on Paediatric Rheumatology (NCPR 2011): held at Lueknow, India on 4th & 5th September 2011, One Plenary Session was Chaired by Prof. Shahana A. Rahman.
ôCOMHAD conference 2011ö held on Goa, India, 8-10th of September 2011. A group of paediatricians from BPA recently attended COMHAD Conference at Goa, India. Among them Prof. M S Akbar, MP , Prof. Sirajul Islam, Dr. Afzal Bhuyan, Dr. Nurul Islam Sujan, Dr. Shafiqul Islam, Dr. Ajanta Rani Saha and her daughter Progga and Secretary General of BPA were present.
WSPID 2011, the 7th World Congress of the World Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases, held on 16-19th November 2011 at Melbourne, In this congress around 50 paediatricians have attended from Bangladesh by the leadership of BSPID President Prof. Manzoor Hussain and BPA President Prof. Mohammed Hanif.
Organizing CME programs
BPA arranged 1st CME program on ôCommon Rheumatological Problem on Childrenö held on 11 December 2010 at BSMMU, Dhaka. Prof. Pran Gopal Datta, Vice Chancellor, BSMMU was present as Chief Guest. The main speaker was Prof. Shahana Akhter Rahman, Prof. of Paediatrics, BSMMU and chaired by Prof. M. F. H. Nazir, Chairman, Scientific Sub-Committee, BPA.
BPA arranged 3rd CPD program on ôClinical Identification of Congenital Heart Disease in Neonatesö held on 19 June 2011 at BICH Auditorium, Dhaka Shishu Hospital. National Professor M R Khan was present as Chief Guest and main speaker was Prof. Manzoor Hussain, Director, Dhaka Shishu (Children) Hospital. The CPD was chaired by Prof. M. F. H. Nazir, Chairman, Scientific Sub-Committee, BPA. Prof. M S Akbar, MP also attended the CPD Program.
BPA in collaboration with Dhaka Medical College Teacher's Association organized a CME on Management of Idiopathic Nephrotic Syndrome in Children an update on 25th September 2011.Main speakers were Dr. Shireen Afroz & Dr. Laila Yasmin from department of Paediatric Nephrology, DMC.
The CME was chaired by National Professor M R Khan. Prof. Abul Kalam Azad, President, Dhaka Medical College Teacher's Association and Dr. Md. Abu Yusuf Fakir, General Secretary, Dhaka Medical College Teacher's Association were also present. Prof. Quazi Deen Mohammad, Principal, Dhaka Medical College has graced the occasion as guest of honour.
A CME on ôTyphoid fever and Bangladesh perspectiveö on 14th November, 2011 was jointly organized by BPA & ICDDR,B. Dr Chris Nelson, Director in the initiative ôCoalition against Typhoidö has attended. Prof. Chowdhury Yakub Jamal, Prof. ASM Bazlul Karim, Prof. Mohammed Hanif, Dr Mesbah Uddin Ahmed, Dr Firdausi Qadri, Prof. F.H. Nazir , Prof. Nazmun Nahar, Professor M.S Akbar, MP, Dr Alejandro Cravioto, Executive Director, icddr,b and senior paediatrician from the city were present.
BPA Rajshahi Branch organized 2nd CME on Hemophilia & Rickets on 17th April 2011, Professor Chowdhury Yakub Jamal, Scientific Secretary, BPA, Prof. Md. Iqbal Bari of Rajshahi Medical College & Dr. Md. Anwarul Karim, Assoc. Professor, Hemato-oncology, BSMMU were the main speaker and chaired by Prof. A. B. Siddiqui, President, BPA Rajshahi Branch.
CME program arranged by BPA Mymensingh Branch on 11th December 2011 on Child Health and new committee was formed. Pediatrician from Dhaka & Mymensingh were present in the CME.
BPA executives raised their voice in the meeting arranged by BMA on ôHealth Education & Man Power Developmentö with the all professional bodies on 17th February 2011. The BMA Executive has agreed to make Paediatrics as a separate subject in undergraduate curriculum for the better care of child health in Bangladesh as it is in Sri-Lanka, India, Pakistan and Nepal. Review meeting will be held soon.
Breastfeeding Promotion & Protection Subcommittee & BBF jointly worked to upgrade the BMS code of Bangladesh.The Executive of BPAáá has joined a meeting on 10th December 2010 with Secretary of health Mr. Humayun Kabir to upgrade the BMS code of Bangladesh. The expert committee of BPA leaded by Prof. M Q K Talukder and National Professor M R Khan had worked hard to present this upgraded code to health secretary which will be discussed in the parliament after screening by the ministry of law.
BPA Executives attended Scaling up Nutrition consultative meeting with USAID along with all the donors at the American Club on 15th February 2011 and expressed their views how the scaling of the nutrition in Bangladesh can be done.
BPA is concerned with the formulation of Act for the private health services in Bangladesh and BPA secretary general is attending the meeting organized by DG Health regularly along with other professional bodies.
BPA has arranged a consultative meeting on 5th February 2011 on Oral Cholera Vaccine feasibility among the paediatrician of the Dhaka city, National Prof. M R Khan has graced as a chief guest.
Celebration of important days
BPA along with Save the Children have arranged several School program for development of awareness for prevention of pneumonia throughout the country and both the organization have arranged World Pneumonia Day on November 12, 2011. BPA along with Save the Children and Five other child related association arranged a Media Dialogue 2010 on World Pneumonia Day (WPD) observed at Conference Hall, National Press Club, Dhaka on November 11, 2010. Professor M.S. Akbar, Member of Parliament was chief guest in the occasion. The event was chaired by the President, BPA. World Pneumonia Day (WPD) was observed by the paediatricians and students of Dhaka Medical College, Holy Family Red Crescent Medical College and other Medical Colleges. WPD was also observed by BPA Chittagong, Rangpur, Rajshahi, Barisal & Khulna Branch. For outstanding performances done by BPA on WPD, IPA has donated Five thousand dollars to BPA.
Publication of journal regularly
Bangladesh Paediatric Association (BPA) has been publishing ôBangladesh Journal of Child Healthö A Journal of Continuing Education on Child Health every 4 monthly and distributed throughout the members of Bangladesh Paediatric Association and all the Medical Colleges and Institution of the country. This journal is a very profile journal and all issues can be found BPA website (www.bpabd.org).
ôInaugural Session of Autism Documentary & Theme Songö arranged by Ministry of Health, GOB held on 13 October 2011 at BICC. Prof. A F M Ruhul Hoque, Minister, Ministry of Health & Family welfare was present as a chief guest. BPA senior Executives attended the meeting.
The second Biennial Conference of BPA Rangpur Branch held on 20th January 2011. Prof. M S Akbar, MP & Chairman, Bangladesh Red Crescent Society was present as a chief guest. Central Executives of BPA also attended the conference.
BPA website has been updated where the Life Members details directory with photographs of BPA activities is available. Online new membership has been launched recently. All the members having option of separate e-mail on his/her own name.