On the occasion of the World Social Day was held the 2nd Annual National Seminar on “Medical Social Work practices in Hospital setting: Creative interventions and future avenues”. Relief India Trust had been invited to participate in the seminar and has been given the participation certificate for its presence. The seminar was organized by All India Association of Medical Social Work Professionals (AIAMSWP). The National Seminar was in continuation of the first National Seminar which was jointly organized by Association of Medical Social Workers, PGIMER, Chandigarh and All India Association of Medical Social Work Professionals (AIAMSWP), New Delhi and was held at PGIMER, Chandigarh on 23rd March 2014.
The seminar had a bipartite focus on firstly discussion and secondly to devise future initiatives for the problems related with present work practices, emerging challenges, policy implementation and available health infrastructure. Held on March 20 at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, the seminar was a grand success.
Relief India Trust participated in the seminar and actively took part in all the discussions. The seminar was bi-occasioned on World Social Work Day and completion of 55 years of Medical Social Services in AIIMS. The people and organizations called in to participate in this seminar are Medical Social Service Officers, Medical Social Workers or any Social Work Professionals working in hospitals, faculty of Social Work universities and colleges, Social Work Activists, NGO Representatives, health care organizations/institutions, CSR Units and Social Work Students (MSWs and PhD Scholars).
The organizer of the event, AIAMSWP is a non-profit and non-political organization working at the national level to promote an enhancement in the status of social work in the healthcare industry in India. The NGO has been trying to establish a collective identity of the profession of Social Work by bringing social workers together at one platform. With its headquarters at Pgimer, Chandigarh, the NGO serves a two-fold objective. It is working to establish Social Work profession in health care while at the same time protecting the interests of these professionals working in the health care industry.