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Indian Chest Society is going to conduct 9th Workshop on Pulmonary Function Test in the month of February and March 2017 at Mumbai, Kolkata, Jaipur, Lucknow, Nagpur, Kochi,Indore, New Delhi, Pondicherry and Vellore.
About Indian Chest Society

The Indian Chest Society was formed in the year 1980. A few foresighted respiratory medicine specialists couriered the idea. The lead was taken by Dr. S.R. Kamat, the then Chief of the Department of Chest Medicine at the K.E.M. Hospital, Mumbai. The core group involved in the planning and promoting of this society consisted of Dr. P.G. Kamath, Dr. J.C. Kothari and Dr. A.C. Shah from Mumbai, Dr. C.V. Ramakrishnanan from Chennai, Dr. C.N. Deivanayagan and Dr. K.J.R. Murthy from Hyderabad and Dr. Samir K. Gupta from Kolkata. The office of the society headquarters started functioning from K.E.M. Hospital, Mumbai.

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The main objective of the Society was to generate and disseminate the knowledge on respiratory medicine and to give the medical fraternity interested in this specialty, a common platform to discuss and put forward their views.


The first National Congress on Respiratory Diseases (NCRD) was held in September 1981 at the Hotel President in Mumbai. At that conference the General Body of the society resolved to bring out its official organ published as the eminently successful "Lung India". From that humble beginning the society has come a long way and now has over 1200 members.


In 1998, the society was decentralized into four zones, to facilitate independent and smoother functioning. In 1999, the NCRD congress held by the society was merged with the yearly conference held by the National College of Chest Physicians NCCP (I), and thus was born the first NAPCON, held in New Delhi.


NAPCON 1999 was hosted by the ICS in New Delhi, with Dr. J.C. Suri as the Organizing Secretary. NAPCON 2000 was hosted by the NCCP in Kanpur. The ICS hosted NAPCON 2001 took place from 7th to 11th November, 2001 at Mumbai and in 2002 NCCP hosted the conference at Jaipur. The 5th conference was hosted at Coimbatore and the 6th at Ahmedabad, 7th at Kolkata, 8th at Nagpur, 9th at Chandigarh, 10th at Lucknow. Now the 11th NAPCON is schedule to be held at Calicut.

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