Department of Public Health Dentistry, Manav Rachna Dental College to observe World No Tobacco Day 2022. A National Conference ‘Tobacco Control: Healthcare and Beyond’ was held on 26th and 27th of May 2022. This conference aimed to look beyond merely tobacco cessation to focus on other aspects of tobacco control which include fiscal, legislative and regulatory methods. The guest speakers were Dr. L Swasticharan, Additional Dy. DG & Director, DGHS, MoH,GOI; Dr. PC Gupta, Director HealisSekhsaria Institute of Public Health, Mumbai; Dr. Pawan Gupta, Director HN Max Institute of Cancer Care, New Delhi & Founder – ICanCaRe; and Dr. Vikrant Mohanty, Prof. & HOD, Public health dentistry, MAIDS, Delhi. The session conveners were Dr.Shourya Tandon, Dr. Abhishek Mehta &Dr. Mansi Atri. The conference was approved for 4 CDE points and we were joined by Dr.Charu Mohan Marya, Principal, Sudha Rustagi Dental College as the HSDC Observer.
This conference was conducted in Hybrid Mode which garnered the interest of delegates even beyond Delhi NCR, that across the states of Rajasthan, West Bengal, Jammu, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, who joined us through our zoom platform. We had over 250 registrations and 92 entries for Scientific Poster and Paper Presentation which were held over eight scientific sessions and were chaired by senior faculty members from various dental colleges across Delhi NCR and even Punjab.
We are proud to say that this is the first ever National Conference conducted exclusively on Tobacco Control by any Dental College in India.