A joint meeting of medical societies in India was organized as a pre-conference symposium of the 2 nd annual conference of the Clinical Infectious Disease Society (CIDSCON 2012) at Chennai on 24 th August. This was a landmark event looking at how medical societies in India can work togehter to tackle the issue of resistance working collaboratively to formulate a road map to tackle the global challenge of antimicrobial resistance from the Indian perspective.
Representatives from the majority of medical societies in India, eminent policy makers from both central and state governments, representatives of World Health Organization, National Accreditation Board of Hospitals, Medical Council of India, Drug Controller General of India, and Indian Council of Medical Research along with well-known dignitaries in the Indian medical field were in attendance. The meeting was also attended by a large gathering of health care professionals.
The Chennai Declaration was the outcome of this landmark forward looking conference. Click here to access a copy and read how India plans to contribute to global efforts to tackle the threat of antimicrobial resistance.