The 57th Annual Armed Forces Medical Conference,including the 47th Armed Forces Medical Research Committee (AFMRC) conference,was inaugurated by Lt Gen Yogendra Singh,DG AFMS at the Armed Forces Medical College here on Tuesday. AFMRC is the only conference where all specialities in medical science come together on a single platform to discuss professional issues.
Speaking on the occasion,Singh said that a lot of important health policy issues will be discussed. He assured delegates that their recommendations will be accepted and implemented. He thanked Dr W Selvamurthy and his team at DRDO and Dr R S Paranjpe,director of National AIDS Research Institute,for their support for research in the AFMS.
A laboratory manual for the Armed Forces (2009 Edition) and a book on Management of Hospitals in the Armed Forces were released. Twentyeight awards were presented by the DGAFMS for academic excellence.