|Pre-Conference Workshop||2nd & 3rd January 2018 (2 Days)|
|Executive Board Meeting||3rd January 2018|
|Continuing Medical Education (CME) Program||4th January 2018|
|Inauguration Function PEDICON 2018||4th January 2018, 6:00 PM onwards|
|Main Conference||5th to 7th January 2018 (3 Days)|
|Annual General Body Meeting (AGBM)||5th January 2018|
|Valedictory Function||7th January 2018|
|Last Date of Abstract Submission||30th September 2017|
|Last Date of Registration – Online/Offline||15th December 2017|
|Last Date of Cancellation Request||30th September 2017|
|CULTURAL & SOCIAL EVENTS|
|Inaugural Dinner||4th January 2018|
|Gala Dinner||5th January 2018|
|Banquet||6th January 2018|
Nagpur, a sprawling metropolis, is the third largest city of the Indian state of Maharashtra after Mumbai and Pune and the largest city of
central India. It has one of the highest literacy rate of 91.92% among all the urban agglomerations in India and one of the proposed Smart
Cities from Maharashtra. It is a major commercial and political centre of the Vidarbha region of Maharashtra. Nagpur is also known for Deek -
shabhoomi, the largest hollow stupa among all Buddhist stupas in the world. Here Dr. B. R. Ambedkar along with nearly 500,000 followers
converted to Buddhism. This was one of the first mass religious conversions in the history of India.
According to a survey by ABP News-Ipsos, Nagpur has been identified as the best city in India by topping the liveability, greenery, public trans - port, and health care indices. The city has been adjudged as the 20th cleanest city in India and the top mover in the western zone as per Swachh Sarvekshan 2016. It is famous for the Nagpur oranges and is known as the "Orange City" for being a major trade centre of oranges cultivated in the region. Following the informal "Nagpur Pact" between political leaders, it was made the second capital of Maharashtra.
The Vidharbha region has its own distinctive cuisine known as the Varhadi cuisine or Saoji cuisine. Saoji or Savji cuisine was the main cuisine of
the Savji community. This traditional food is famous for its spicy taste. The special spices used in the gravy include black pepper, dry coriander,
bay leaves, grey cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, and ample use of poppy seeds (khus-khus). Non-vegetarian food especially chicken and
mutton are commonly eaten in Saoji joints at Nagpur. There are numerous Savji bhojanalays in Nagpur which are so popular in Maharashtra
that the renowned Indian Chef Sanjeev Kapoor features Savji mutton on his TV shows and the recipe is listed on his website. Nagpur is also
famous for its oranges, which have some typical qualities have recently begun to attract international attention. Numerous beverages are
made out of the oranges and the Orange Burfi is a very famous preparation.
Nagpur is also world-famous for Tarri Poha and has many food joints, each having their own way of preparing and serving it. Nagpur also has a prominent "Dhaba" culture due to the various important highways crossing through the city. Most of these Dhabas are situated on the city outskirts along the highway and are mostly open 24/7. The food served is mostly spicy veg and non-veg preparations.
MARATHI/ HINDI / ENGLISH are the languages mostly spoken in academics and offices.
The mean minimum temperature is 10°C to 17°C in December and January, with pleasant days and delightfully nippy nights.
The Country Code for INDIA is +91 or 0091 & the STD City Code for NAGPUR is 0712