Respected Seniors and my dear IAPians,

Warm greetings from IAP State Office……
It is really an honor to be the State Secretary of a prestigious academic body like IAP. For that matter, I am thankful to all Iapians of the state especially Dr C Jayakumar, Dr Jose.O, our HSG Dr Remesh Kumar, Dr George F Moolayil, our National Presidents Dr T. U Sukumaran and Dr S.S. Kammath for motivating and supporting me. Iapians of Kottayam has been always with me for more than 20yrs in the profession.
Dr Santosh M K, our President IAP Kerala 2019, has brought out an excellent action plan with more emphasis on Parenting, Pediatric Procedural Pain management, launching a Perinatology forum for the first time in the state, vamping the BFHI and improving the health and fitness of our friends. After the excellent action plan VIBGYOR by the team of our past President Dr Kunju and his student and academician Dr Riaz.I as Secretary Dr Santosh has proved that he also has an excellent vision. The short film on epilepsy “Mazhavillu”by Kunju Sir and team has touched 1.9L visitors in the YouTube and his action plan has opened the eyes of many at the National level making our HSG proud.
This year the Website and Facebook of our association will have a facelift by our singer Dr Ranjith.P. I request all to visit our website to get updated about our programmes. More and more articles will be uploaded once our members started using it.
e-magazine is one of the best and economical method to convey the message to all the members of our state as well as the Nation.
Dr Vishnu Mohan, Editor State Newsletter along with Dr Ranjith P Web Editor IAP Kerala will be releasing monthly newsletter by 15th provided our branches send their activities before 10th of every month. Only 10-11 branches have given their monthly report and hoping to improve in the coming months. Already four of our branches Cochin, Trivandrum, Pathanamthitta and Kozhikode has started their quarterly e-magazine. The latter two has started this year. Congratulations to Dr Aby, Dr Jijo, Dr Binu of team Pathanamthitta and Dr Vishnu, Dr Nihaz and Dr Ranjith of team Kozhikode for taking up the initiative.
On Dec 9th we had our first well attended EBM at IMA Hall, Kochi. We are trying to activate a few dormant branches and bring them to the mainstream. Last year CIAP has been kind enough to sanction couple of ToTs and 20 workshops to IAP Kerala which we did with great enthusiasm.
The 2019 team will continue to work for the past President’s Action Plans like DIET, BLS, Prevention of Child Abuse and the VIBGYOR. With Dr Narayanan, President Elect 2019 and Dr Jayakumar PR, VP 2019 in front to guide me for the activities of Presidential Action Plan and Dr KrishnaMohan, Treasurer and Dr Johny Sebastian, jt Sec to my right and left, I think I will be able to do some justice to my job.
I request all the IAPians and the office bearers of 22 branches to support the President’s Action Plan and execute in a grand way. My advice to the Secretaries to document all activities, prepare a monthly report so as to read minutes during branch level meetings and hold CMEs every month without break.

Yours in the Academy,

Secretary, IAP Kerala