NISH to conduct interactive cross-state seminar on long-term follow-up of Down syndrome

Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 14: National Institute of Speech & Hearing (NISH), in partnership with the Directorate of Social Justice, will conduct a first-of-its-kind interactive online seminar on Down syndrome and its requisite long-term follow up on Saturday (August 19).


The seminar, which will be helmed by Dr Hariprasad, Additional Professor at the Department of Paediatrics, SAT Hospital, Government Medical College in Thiruvananthapuram, will be the 22nd edition of NISH’s well-received Interactive Disability Awareness Seminar (NIDAS) series.

The two-and-a-half-hour programme will commence at the NISH campus at 10.30 am. It will be streamed in real time to all District Child Protection Units (DCPU) offices across the state. Presented in Malayalam, the seminar aims to reach out to and sensitise large numbers of parents and caregivers who are not aware of the long-term implications of the condition.


Registration details for the session are available at To participate, registrants will need access to a personal computer, laptop or tablet with reliable high speed internet connectivity, a webcam and microphone.


Those who wish to participate from DCPU offices in each district may contact the respective Child Protection Units Officer to avail the telephonic registration process. DCPU officers: Thiruvananthapuram (0471-2345121, 8281128237), Kollam (0474-2791597, 9446028868), Pathanamthitta (0468-2319998, 9747833366), Alappuzha (0477-2241644, 9447140786), Kottayam (0481-2580548, 9447506971), Idukki (0486-2200108, 9496456464), Ernakulam (0484-2609177, 9446731299), Thrissur (0487-2364445, 9447382095), Palakkad (0491-2531098, 9446689508), Malappuram (0483-2978888, 9447243009), Kozhikode (0495-2378920, 9496438920), Wayanad (04936-246098, 9446162901), Kannur (0490-2326199, 8289889926) and Kasargod (04994-256990, 9447580121).

Participants from Thiruvanathapuram district can also take in the seminar at NISH after telephonic registration at 0471- 3066658.

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