CICM - CME
India has a disproportionately high burden of chronic respiratory diseases
- It has 18% of the world’s population but 32% of the global burden of respiratory diseases.
- Pollution is the biggest contributor to the respiratory disease burden.
- A recent survey reflected that 63% patients (mean age 43.6 ± 18.5 yrs.; M: 58.9%) presented to the doctors, were suffering from chronic respiratory diseases (CRD ).
- The most common respiratory diseases are Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) (29.6%), Tuberculosis (TB) (23%), Asthma (22.5%) and
Allergic Rhinitis (8.4%). Respiratory disease burden in India is second only to that of ischaemic heart disease.
- The contribution of chronic respiratory diseases to the total DALYs (disability-adjusted life year) in India increased from 4.5% (95% UI 4.0–4.9) in 1990
to 6.4% (5.8–7.0) in 2016.
- Improve the scientific knowledge of Respiratory professional practices and patient care
- Enhance their ability to apply skills and therapeutic treatment methods that are acquired through group hands on demonstrations
- Achieve a broad understanding through professional interaction with experts
- Apply innovative ideas to the practice of Respiratory & Allied sciences
- Evaluate the impact of new education tools using digital platform to enhance respiratory and allied practice
CICM perpetuates the CME mission through a multidisciplinary educational audience of national participants which include:
- Consulting Physicians
- Chest physicians
- Critical Care physicians
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