Pediatric Anesthesia is the emerging speciality in India: IAPA President

Hyderabad, April 19, 2024……The Midterm Meet of the Indian Association of Paediatric Anaesthesiologists(IAPA) will be held in August in Hyderabad on the 10th and 11th at Hotel The Plaza at Begumpet in Hyderabad.


Pediatric anesthesia is a new specialty emerging very powerful across the globe. Children from 40% of the population in our country. There is an ever-increasing demand for pediatric surgical and anesthetic services. We need to develop pediatric anesthesiology in India said Dr. Raja Narsing Rao, Senior Consultant Anaesthesiologist and President of IAPA.

Disclosing this at the Indian Association of Paediatric Anaesthesiologists Bi-monthly meeting in the city on Thursday at the newly opened GVK Health Hub at Jubilee Hills Dr Raja Narsing Rao, Senior Consultant Anaesthesiologist and President, IAPA Telangana State said: “it will be a unique opportunity for networking, knowledge sharing, and professional development in the field of Paediatric Anaesthesiology.”

Specialty training in pediatric anesthesia is still in its infancy in India. The majority of children are administered anesthesia by general anesthesiologists.

The theme of the meeting will be ‘Paediatric Anaesthesia Connect’. It is a must to attend meetings for all anesthesiologists including those giving occasional pediatric anesthesia services too, to improve the safety of the little ones undergoing various surgeries.

It will be a unique opportunity for all anaesthesiologists to connect with experts, expand their skill sets, and stay updated on the latest trends and developments in the field of pediatric anesthesia. The meeting will be of two days of hands-on workshops, insightful sessions, engaging discussions, post-graduate presentations, and quiz competitions.

Dr. K. Sailaja, IAPA Telangana State Secretary and Senior Consultant Anaesthesiologist at Care Hospital stated “We invite all anaesthesiologists to mark their calendars and make sure to register early to secure their spot at the IAPA Midterm Meet”

Pediatric Anesthesiologist is the most specialized area. If a child undergoes surgery or a procedure Pediatric Anesthesiologist has the experience and qualifications to assist in the treatment and to help ensure that your child undergoes that treatment safely.

The Indian Association of Paediatric Anaesthesiologists is a dedicated professional body in the field of Paediatric Anaesthesia, to improve safety standards and provide a platform for sharing views and information. This association was formed in March 2006. It has over 880 life members.

The association strives to have basic infrastructure and guidelines in place for all places where children are anesthetized, thus ensuring safety. It also strives to improve the knowledge and skills of those practicing this sub-specialty by conducting periodic conferences and local CMEs.

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