National Social Work on HIV/AIDS in Kodaikanal (NC-KCC)

Venue: Kodiakanal Christian College

Location: Kodaikanal, Tamilnadu., India

Event Date/Time: Oct 12, 2009 End Date/Time: Oct 13, 2009
Registration Date: Oct 10, 2009
Early Registration Date: Oct 11, 2009
Abstract Submission Date: Oct 10, 2009
Paper Submission Date: Oct 10, 2009
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Conference Rationale
HIV/AIDS is one of the most deadly and rapidly escalating epidemics that we witness in the 21st century very much beyond the scale of imagination. Since its first recognition in 1981 it has become a world wide pandemic remains to be the great challenge and threat to scientific achievement made by the humanity over the centuries as there is no available cure in sight till today. The global estimate of person living with HIV stands that 33.2 million. It has ravaged thousands of families hundreds of communities and reversed decades of progress in public health economy, social development ,education and food security in many countries. It is now a leading cause of death in Africa, fourth leading factor of death in world wide .The number of people of globe living with disease is approaching 50 million who are mainly concentrated in Asia and African countries. India is the second most HIV populous nation in the world with the estimation of approaching 5millions. If unchecked, aids can wipe out very large proportion of Indian population and the devastating impact may be worst and unimaginable.
HIV/AIDS is not a problem of medical science alone being a multi-dimensional disease it needs to be looked at various perspective. It is a behavioral determinant influenced by various contents of social-cultural, economic , psychological and other factors. It is undoubtedly a major concern and great challenge to social scientist, professional social workers, psychologists, civil society experts, physicians, human rights activists come together under an umbrella for a serious discussion and sharing of innovative ideas and strategies in order to evolve a social mechanism .It is high time for everyone of us to work in hand- in- hand to bring desirable changes in the sexual orientation of people as well as high risk social behavior to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS in our great nation-
Main Themes
1. Medical & psychiatric Social Workers role in prevention ,control & management of HIV/AIDS
2. Issue and challenges in main streamlining HIV/AIDS infected people into family, community and society.
3. Protecting and Promoting Human Rights of people with HIV/AIDS for a decent and dignified life.
4. Family’s care and support for HIV/AIDS infected youth, women and children to lead a normal life.
5. The problems of HIV/AIDS infected commercial sex workers, transgender s and MSM and other marginalized sections.


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Additional Information

Highlights of the conference Paper presentation-Call for papers Participants interested in presenting research papers are requested to send their papers not exceeding five pages along with abstract (one page only) typed in MS Word in Times New Roman 12 font size in hard copies as well in soft copies –CD on or before 5th October, 2009. The best papers are to be selected for publishing a book as an out come of the conference. Poster Making A poster making competition on the aforesaid themes is conducted and entries are invited. Interested participants are required to bring necessary articles. Cultural Extravaganza Participants are encouraged to come with the preparation of presenting cultural programmes on the theme of conference. Registration Fee • Student s: Rs.200/ • Professional Social Workers: Rs.250/- • NGO experts, Research Scholars, Academicians and other Professionals: Rs.300/- The fee should be paid in Demand Draft drawn in favour of ‘Principal, Kodaikanal Christian College, payable at Kodaikanal. Registration fee covers food, refreshment and conference kit Accommodation Accommodation will be arranged on moderate tariff on a special request.