Nagpur is changing. What was once described as a large village is now a vibrant city with broad roads, shopping malls, entertainment centers, IT parks, industrials hub, state of the art hospitals, starred hotels and many more. The upcoming Metro rail promises to change the skyline further. But one thing that has not changed is the warm and friendly nature of the people. Since last few years, Nagpur has hosted many National and International conferences. All have been successes, and delegates have left with fond memories of the comfortable arrangements, academic feast and efficient organisation.The 73rd National Conference on Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases will be hosted by Nagpur and is planned on the 4th to 6th January 2019 and it is a matter of pleasure and privilege for us to invite you to this mega event. The event is all the more important because it follows the announcement of commencement of the National program to eradicate Tuberculosis from India by the year 2030. The conference will be jointly organized by the Department of Respiratory Medicine, Indira Gandhi Government Medical College, Nagpur, the Vidarbha Chest Association and the TB Association of Maharashtra and will be held at the Hotel Centre point, situated in the heart of the city. Friends, our city is also known as the Orange city for its world famous oranges; it has also been recognized as the second greenest city in India due to its lush green foliage. It is also the Tiger capital of the country with more than half of the country’s tigers living in the jungles within a radius of 200 km from the city. Moreover, many other tourist attractions are there within a 2 hours drive from the city. Situated in the exact centre of the country, Nagpur is easily accessible from any part of India by rail, road and air.
The Tuberculosis Association of India (TAI) has been serving the cause of tuberculosis since 1939. It is one of the oldest and largest voluntary organizations having its affiliates all over the country. It was set up in February, 1939 as a registered society by incorporating the King Emperor’s Anti-Tuberculosis Fund and King George Thanks-giving (Anti-Tuberculosis) Fund. Her Excellency the Marchioness of Linlithgow was the first President of the Association when the Tuberculosis Association of India was established on February 23, 1939.
National Conference on Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases (NATCON): Since the year 1939 the Tuberculosis Association of India is organizing an annual conference wherein around 500 delegates from all over India assemble and exchange views, research papers and attend seminars on tuberculosis and diseases allied to it. NATCON is organised in collaboration with one or other of the State affiliates of the Association. This is the 73rd NATCON being organized in Nagpur.