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Indian Chest Society is going to conduct 8th Workshop on Pulmonary Function Test in the month of February and March 2016 at Mumbai, Kolkata, Jaipur, Lucknow, Nagpur, Indore, New Delhi, Pondicherry and Vellore.



After successful completion of Workshop on Spirometry Technician Training Programme in the year 2009 to 2014, Indian Chest Society announces 7th Workshop on Spirometry Technician Training in the month of February and March 2015. Details are given below.


Name of Course                                    -               Spirometry Technician Training Course

Duration                                                 -               2 days (16 hours of training excluding lunch & tea break)

Eligibility for participant                      -               10 + 2 

Desirable                                                -               Work experience in the Pulmonary Function Laboratory in Chest Physician

                                                                                Clinic/Nursing Home/Hospital/Diagnostic centers

Course Fees                                          -               Rs.2000/- Draft in the name of Indian Chest Society payable at Varanasi

Course Centre                                       -               Delhi, Kolkata, Jaipur, Mumbai, Nagpur, Lucknow, Indore, & Pondicherry

Course Director                                    -               Dr. Vijayalakshmi Thanasekaraan


Note: Please contact Course In-charge at following address:


1.             Dr. Rajendra Prasad, Delhi

                Mobile: 08826406406                                                              E-mail:

Date of Workshop – Not yet decided


2.             Dr. Raja Dhar, Kolkata                                                          E-mail:              Mob: 09831855512

                Dr. Indranil Halder , Kolkata                                                 E-mail:                  Mob: 09830383102

  Dr. Shelly Shamim, Kolkata                                                 E-mail:      Mob: 09432121963

Date of Workshop - 14th–15th March, 2015


3.             Dr. Ashish Malpani, Jaipur

Mobile: 09414454196                                                              E-mail:

Date of Workshop – 14th –15th March, 2015


4.             Dr. Rohini V. Chowgule, Mumbai                      

Dr. Mahesh Tawde, Dr. Niraj SC                                          

                Mobile: 09969580730, 09869275736                               

Date of Workshop – 27th–28th February, 2015


5.             Dr. Rajesh Swarnakar, Nagpur                           

                Mobile: 09822225130                                                              E-mail:

Date of Workshop – 28th–29th March, 2015


6.             Dr. Suryakant, Lucknow

                Mobile: 09415016858                                                              E-mail:

Date of Workshop – 27th–28th March, 2015


7.             Dr. Salil Bhargava, Indore

                Mobile: 094250 60403                                                             E-mail:

                Date of Workshop – 21st–22nd March, 2015


8.             Dr. Pajanivel Ranganadin, Pondicherry

                Mobile: 09443493122                                                              E-mail:

Date of Workshop – 19th–20th February, 2015


9.             Ms. Manjula R., Vellore  

                Mobile : 09894965705                                                           E-mail:

                Date of Workshop – 9th –10th February 2015                     


  1. Boarding & lodging has to be arranged by candidate himself during the training course.


  1. On the successful completion of Training Course a certificate of competence will be given by the Indian Chest Society. I request all the members to send interested persons for the training. 




Nominations are invited from members of the Indian Chest Society for the following Orations and Awards for the year 2015 for excellence in scientific and meritorious contributions in the field of pulmonary sciences.


1.  ICS – Dr. C.V. Ramakrishnan Oration                      2.  ICS – Dr. K.J.R. Murthy Oration

3.  ICS – Dr. O.A. Sarma Oration


Both ICS – Dr. C.V. Ramakrishnan Oration and ICS – Dr. K.J.R. Murthy Oration are awarded for exemplary contribution in any subject related to respiratory medicine and are open only for members of the Indian Chest Society.  ICS - Dr. O.A. Sarma Oration is meant for distinguished contribution in the field of Tuberculosis made by any eminent person whether medical or non medical.


Each nomination must include:

1.   Letter of nomination.                                                         2.   The consent letter from the nominee

3.   5 copies of brief curriculum vitae of nominee. 

4.   Nominee (for Oration 1 and 2) must be a member of the Indian Chest Society at least for the preceding 3 years.


Note: All nominations should reach the office of the Secretary of the Indian Chest Society at following address on or before 20 June, 2015.


Dr. J. K. Samaria, Hon. Secretary, Indian Chest Society, Plot No.36-A, Kabir Nagar Colony, Durgakund, Varanasi-221005 Tel : (0542) 2310333, E-mail :




Fellowship of Indian Chest Society is now open for members. This fellowship is to recognize members of the Indian Chest Society who have excelled in their respective field of expertise. The fellowship will be given after the approval of the application of the candidate by a High Power Credential Committee. The process of selection of fellowship is objective, transparent and accountable. The selected fellow will be allowed to use “FICS” as a sub title. The fellowship fee is Rs.10,000/- to be paid after selection. The last date for receipt of the application is 31st August, 2015. For further details please refer to Indian Chest Society website or contact at following address:


Dr. Dheeraj Gupta, Convener, Credential Committee ICS, Prof. of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Educations and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh – 160012





ICS proposes to award Travel Grants to encourage young scientists less than 35 years of age to present their research work at international meetings, travel grants up to a maximum of Rs.50,000/- (for ATS and ACCP International conferences) and Rs.35,000/- for ERS International conference along with complimentary registration being offered by the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), European Respiratory Society (ERS) and American Thoracic Society (ATS) are available for the young scientists. Please note that the Complimentary registration is subject to approval from the organizing body of the international conferences.


Interested candidates should apply with selected abstract and C.V. at the ICS Headquarter address before:


(a)                 For ATS International Conference at Denver, Colorado                        -               15th March, 2015

(b)                 For ERS International Conference at Amsterdam, Netherland               -               1st July, 2015

(c)                  For ACCP International Conference at Montreal Canada                      -               20th August, 2015


Dr. J. K. Samaria, Hon. Secretary, Indian Chest Society, Plot No. 36-A, Kabir Nagar Colony, Durgakund,  Varanasi - 221 005  Tel : (0542) 2310333  e-mail :