My dear IAPians of entire Maharashtra, Wishing you very happy New Year 2019.

As you all know I have been a grassroot worker of Indian academy of paediatrics since last many years. Now as I am starting a new inning as president of Maharashtra IAP, I thought to post a welcome massage to all my fellow colleagues across the Maharashtra state.

First of all thank you for making Mahapedicon 2018 at Mahabaleshwar a grand success by your active participation & great response. Many thanks to all those who had contributed immensely in making this event a memorable one.

Lot many activities are there in my mind to carry out through MahaIAP in this year. One of them is increasing the central IAP membership all over Maharashtra. I appeal to all branch office bearers to carry out CIAP membership drive in their respective territory. So that more & more of our fellow paediatricians get benefited by our academic & extra academic activities.

I thank Dr. Santosh Soans, Dr. Digant Shastri, Dr. Ramesh Kumar, and Dr. Bakul Parikh for their esteemed presence in 1st west zone pedicon & Mahapedicon 2018 at Mahabaleshwar.

I thank Dr. Lalit Rawal, Dr. Sagar Sonawane, and Dr. Sadachar Ujalambkar (MahaIAP 2017-2018 office bearers) for keeping MahaIAP a vibrant organisation in their tenure.

I wish all the best for upcoming pedicon 2019 in Mumbai.

Hope to see you all soon. 


Dr. Sanjay Ghorpade

President, MahaIAP 2019-20