GMC’s Dr Salim Khan conferred as IAPSM fellow at ICMR-NIN Hyderabad

Dr Salim being conferred fellowship.
Dr Salim being conferred fellowship.

Excelsior Correspondent
Srinagar, Feb 4: Dr S. Muhammad Salim Khan, who is heading the Department of Community Medicine (SPM) of the Government Medical College (GMC) Srinagar, has been conferred as a fellow of the Indian Association of Preventive and Social Medicine (IAPSM) at ICMR-National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad during the Golden Jubilee Annual National Conference of IAPSM.
The conference was organised by the Department of Community and Family Medicine, AIIMS, Bibinagar, Hyderabad from 2-4 February. The fellowship was conferred during the inaugural function by the chief guest, Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan, Governor of Telangana and Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry to Dr Muhammad Salim Khan to signify the recognition of his outstanding contribution to the advancement of preventive and social medicine.
Dr Khan is also a fellow of the Indian Public Health Association (IPHA), the Indian Medical Association-Academy of Medical Specialties (IMA-AMS), and a fellow of the ‘foundation for the advancement of international medical education and research’ (FAIMER).
He is also a member of over two dozen national and international professional associations and societies, including various committees constituted by the government.
During the IAPSMCON Hyderabad, Dr Khan, who was also a member of the National Organising Committee, chaired the inaugural plenary session on neglected tropical diseases. He was also elected as a member of the National Governing Council of IAPSM representing the North Zone during 2023-24.
During the valedictory of IAPSMCON 2023, the delegation team of GMC Srinagar was felicitated with a special award for the highest number of delegates from any institution in the country.
The fifteen delegates from GMC Srinagar presented their research work through oral and poster presentations. During the general body meeting of the IAPSM conference, GMC Srinagar was selected to hold the Annual National Conference of IAPSM in 2025.