Minutes of meeting APPI General BODY MEETING ON 23-10-2016 AT AIIMS, PATNA, DURING APPICON 2016
Dr. Ramji Singh proposed name of Dr. KP Puthuraya to chair the meeting of GBM and seconded by Dr. T Velpandian. Dr K.P Puthuraya elected unanimously to preside the GBM.
The meeting was chaired by Dr. KP Puthuraya. Other members present on the dais were Gp Capt (Dr.) DK Dubey (Gen Sec APPI), Dr. HN Mallick (Finance Secretary, APPI), Dr. S Sircar (Editor, Physiology), Dr. T. Velpandian (Editor, Pharmacology) and Dr Ramji Singh (Organizing secretary APPICON 2016)
Governing body approved minutes of last year (2015) meetings.
Dr. Ramji Singh’s name was proposed by Executive Committee and approved by General body. Thus Dr Ramji Singh is declared elected unanimously as General Secretary of APPI, for the year 2017-2019.
Dr. KarunaDatta proposed the name of Prof NeelamVaney of UCMS, Delhi, for editor physiology, as no other proposal is received, Dr.NeelamVaney is declared elected unanimously as Editor Physiology of IJPP.
Gp Capt (Dr.) DK Dubey (Gen Sec APPI) presented APPICON 2015 and approved by General body. The report was accepted by the General body.
Gp Capt (Dr.) DK Dubey (Gen Sec APPI) announced the name of awardees of APPICON 2016
Dr. HN Mallick (finance secretary) presented the finance report for 2015-2016. The copies of the report were circulated to members and was accepted by the General body. The members were very happy with improved financial status of Association and praised the dedicated efforts of finance secretary.
As the Executive Editor was unable to attend the meeting, his report was tabled and presented by the Editor, Pharmacology Dr T Velpandian. The report was accepted by the General body.
Dr. S Sircar presented the report and GB approved it.DrSircar thanked all the members for support as he successfully completed his term of three years as Editor, Physiology.
Dr. T Velpandian presented report and GB approved it.
The report of the committee for review on rules and regulations for the various awards were presented by General Secretary. Suggestions were invited from general body for amendment in rules and regulations for awards. It is decided that it is not mandatory for organizing secretary of APPICON to give TA/DA to awardees; all awardees should be present to receive the award.
Only those members who are life membership of APPI will be eligible to apply for any award except R Srinivasan prize and Harish Gupta Prize. UGs can have annual membership even one day before APPICON.
For R Srinivasan and Harish Gupta Prizes, no financial assistance will be provided by APPI and registration for conference is a must. However, it may be waved off by organizing committee of the APPICON if they have finances with them.
Selection criteria are approved by General body.
It is suggested and accepted by GB to get credit points for all academic activities from the state Medical Council and the credit points should be mentioned in the certificates of all participants with reference.
GB sought suggestionsfrom young members of APPI for design of the cover page of APPI newsletters.
The application for APPICON should be received by executive committee one year at least in advance.
JIPMER, Puduchery is approved for organizing next APPICON 2017 by GBM. A presentation to this effect was made by the JIPMER team. Dr Vivek Sharma, Addl Professor, Physiology will be the Organising Secretary and Dr G Gaur, Prof & Head, Physiology will be the Organising Chairman.
For 2018 Dr A K Pandey confirmed the APPICON to be organized at ESI Medical College Faridabad.
With the approval of GB the last date of application for various APPI awards is fixed as 31 August of every year. This will ensure timely processing and declaration of awards.
After long discussion it was approved that fixed dates of APPICON should be Friday, Saturday and Sunday of November’s last week.
Dr. HN Mallick (Finance secretary), permitted by chair to admit all applicant those applied for life membership as Life Members of APPI. The GB approved the same.
GB authorized the Office bearers to handle fake subscription issues. (Journal subscription associated with Life Membership).
Two Fellows per year of APPI – one expert committee of three professors nominated by Executive Body, will decide the criteria of fellow of APPI and report will give in six months to general secretary.