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ISMOCD was established in 1950 as ‘The National Society of India for Malaria and Other Mosquito-Borne Diseases’ with the efforts of Lt. Col. Jaswant Singh, the then Director of Malaria Institute of India, Delhi. In 1964, the society was renamed as “The Indian Society for Malaria and Other Communicable Diseases”. The Society is now a registered body of scientists, researchers and professionals engaged in research and control of communicable diseases. It has more than 1100 members. The society has made significant contribution in the field of communicable disease such as development of JSB stain for diagnosis of Malaria, control of Filariasis, eradication of small pox and guinea worm, importance of yellow fever vaccination and much more.


Armed Forces Medical College is a premier medical institute of India acknowledged as a centre of excellence for education and research. The college provides training to under-graduate and post-graduate medical and nursing students with assured career prospects in the defence services. The institute was set up on 01 May 1948 by an act of parliament of India on the recommendations of the BC Roy Committee by the amalgamation of various defence medical organizations. The "Graduate Wing" of AFMC was established on 04 August 1962 to provide a sustainable and steady intake of medical officers for the Indian Armed Forces. The institute is presently affiliated to the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences and is recognized by the MCI for conducting undergraduate and various post graduate medical courses

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Established on 01 May 1948, as the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine with Lt Col TD Chablani as its first Professor & Head. Over the years, the Department has established itself as an important Centre of learning for graduates and post-graduate medical students and imparts training to physicians and paramedical personnel in the practice of Public Health and Preventive Medicine. Department of Community Medicine has grown into one of the largest departments of AFMC, with involvement in the field of teaching, research, consultancy and medico-social activities. The Dept of Community Medicine has the singular honour of being the only Dept in a Medical College in our country which awards four medical postgraduate degrees viz. MD (PSM), PhD, DIH and DPH. It has trained more than 5000 MBBS students and has awarded 235 MD degrees, one PhD degree and almost 100 DPH and DIH degrees. The department is actively involved in various research projects under the aegis of DGAFMS, DRDO, & ICMR. The Department has conducted five WHO Fellowships in Entomology, Epidemiology , Biostatstics and Research Methodology. The Epidemiology and Biostatistics Division and the Medical Research Committee (MRC) Cell offer expertise in designing research projects, bioethics and advanced statistical analyses not only for the college but also for the entire Armed Forces Medical Services.. The Dept has the unique distinction of hosting two referral centres of the Armed Forces, the Entomology Division which is the referral Centre for all entomological matters pertaining to the Armed Forces; and the Public Health Laboratory which is a referral centre for testing water quality, poison testing and detection and monitoring of trace elements. The Entomology division of the department is acclaimed as a referral center not only for the Armed Forces but also lends its services and skills to the Government of India .The Entomology division has recently initiated geographical mapping of vectors in various military stations in the country. The public health museum of the department is the biggest of its kind in South-East Asia. It was established in 1944 and over the years has constantly been upgraded and appreciated as an invaluable teaching aid by eminent medical personalities from India and abroad. The museum draws students from schools and colleges all over the country and distinguished visitors from abroad who appreciate the professional display of information on different subjects of the practice of Public health.


ISMOCD 2017 | AFMC, Pune

ORGANISED BY - Department of Community Medicine, AFMC Pune


    Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune

    1st, 2nd and 3rd September, 2017

    Innovate, Empower & Share: Combat Communicable Diseases

Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune

Conference Venue


Pune (spelt Poona during British rule) is the second largest city in the Indian state of Maharashtra and the ninth most populous city in the country. Situated 560 metres (1,837 feet) above sea level on the Deccan plateau on the right bank of the Mutha river, Pune is the administrative headquarters of Pune district and was once the centre of power of the Maratha Empire established by Shivaji Maharaj. In the 18th century, Pune was the political centre of the Indian subcontinent, as the seat of the Peshwas who were the prime ministers of the Maratha Empire.

Considered to be the cultural capital of Maharashtra, Pune is known as "Oxford of the East" due to the presence of several well-known educational institutions in the city. The city has emerged as a major educational hub in recent decades, with nearly half of the total international students in the country studying in Pune. Since the 1950s and 1960s, Pune has had a traditional old-economic base as most of the old industries continue to grow. The city is known for its manufacturing industries, automobile industries and IT industry hub, as well as for research institutes of information technology (IT), education, management and training, which attracts students, and professionals from India, South East Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

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