Dear Colleagues and Friends,
Heartiest greetings from the Department of Community Medicine, Government Medical
College, Surat.
On behalf of the Organizing committee, it gives us immense pleasure to invite you all to the
“Joint Annual Conference of Indian Association of Preventive and Social Medicine- Gujarat
Chapter and Indian Association of Public Health-Gujarat Chapter”, being jointly organized by
the Department of Community Medicine, Government Medical College, Surat and IPHA Gujarat
Chapter on 7th and 8th December, 2017. It will be preceded by pre-conference workshop on
6th December, 2017 in the fourth fastest growing city of the world- Surat, which is also known
as the Diamond and Silk city of Gujarat.
The conference will offer a great opportunity to discuss important public health issues,
exchange knowledge and share ideas. We expect several new initiatives and robust solutions to
follow the conference, leading to effective action that would be of great benefit to the people
and also to the policy makers of the state.
The main theme for the conference is “SDG Opportunities and Challenges in Gujarat” and the
subtheme is “Innovative practices to minimize gaps in immunization”.
We request your kind participation in this conference. Your participation and support will be
highly valuable for making this event an invigorating and memorable experience. Kindly give
wide publicity for this conference in your department as well as among other colleagues.
With warm regards,

Organizing Committee.