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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 303-305

1 st National conference on family medicine and primary care: A journey toward stronger primary care in India


Editor in Chief JFMPC President, Academy of Family Physicians of India Organizing Chairperson 1st National Conference on Family Medicine and Primary Care, India

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Raman Kumar
B-32 Chanakya Place Part 1, Opp C-1 Janakpuri, New Delhi
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DOI: 10.4103/2249-4863.123773

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Academy of Family Physicians of India organized the first National Conference on Family Medicine and Primary Care (FMPC) on 20-21 April 2013 at India International Centre New Delhi. The conference was a major success towards positioning of requirement for a distinct academic discipline (family medicine) within the medical and nursing education system as a means for strengthening of primary care in India. The event gained its prominence in the times when universal health coverage is being debated. A generalist approach in development of human resource prominently figured in the discussions. The deliberations and talks of the Indian as well as international experts were recorded and released as the report of national consultation on family medicine programme.


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