The Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP), Guwahati City Branch and Guwahati Psychiatry Club had organised a CME where the parenting and caregivers’ manual in Assamese version: “Asar Beboharor Pora Protipalonoloi… Ek Obhivabokor Haat Puthi”, coauthored by Dr Bornali Das, Senior Lecturer of Psychiatric Social Work, Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) as well as Secretary of the Society for Mental Health in LAMIC (SoMHiL) along with Prof Dipesh Bhagabati, Former HOD, Department of Psychiatry, GMCH was inaugurated that focused on parents’ communication styles and discipline issues.
The manual was launched by Prof HR Phookun, HOD, Department of Psychiatry, GMCH. IPCA Laboratories Ltd has supported and cosponsored for the manual as well as for the event. Many senior paediatricians congratulated and expressed gratitude to select the platform to launch and expressed the need to join hands in treating autism and ADHD. It was requested that copies of the parenting and caregivers’ manual are made available in their clinics.