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Guide for Proposals - CME



Continuing Medical Education

Continuing Medical Education has been one of the principal activities of the Academy in its objectives aimed at keeping the health professionals abreast of the developments in the field. 

The objectives of the Continuing Medical Education programme are: 

  1. To provide opportunities to update knowledge, skills and practices of health professionals and paraprofessionals involved at different levels of health care delivery systems and or in biomedical research. 

  2. To design and implement educational programmes for postgraduate students in various specialties of medical sciences (with focus on the preparation of candidates for higher level postgraduate medical examinations from the non-formal stream as conducted by the National Board of examinations). 

  3. To conceptualize, prepare and disseminate appropriate self-learning materials for various categories of target groups covered under the programme; and, 

  4. To develop print and non-print Learning Resource Materials in response to, and in congruence with, the training needs and educational requirements. 

The Continuing Education programme is implemented through: 

1. Seminars/Symposia

2. Workshops

3. Short-term courses

4. Educational Programmes for the development of Human Resource for Health (Scientists Exchange Programme/Training of Junior Medical Scientists etc). 

These programmes are being implemented through the NAMS Zonal/State Chapters, Zonal conveners/State Liaison Officers, medical institutions, and, national professional associations. The CME Programme Committee guides and monitor the progress on a regular basis.

On the basis of the consultative meetings held in 1983 and 1987, following recommendations were made.

  1. To progressively make Continuing Education (CE) mandatory for all medical and health workers to undergo minimum number of hours of CE and training periodically.

  2. Each professional society must develop appropriate and relevant Continuing Medical Education Programme (CME) which can play meaningful role in primary health care system and for this purpose should establish a Committee for CME.

  3. Each society must give priority to the various national health programmes.

  4. The societies should develop programmes in multi-disciplinary manner which should be problem based.

  5. Each professional society should have a CME cell for planning, implementation and evaluation for its CME activities. 

  6. The National Academy of Medical Sciences should be the national co-ordinating body for the purpose of CME.

  7. Recognizing the special needs of candidates appearing for the NB Examinations, each professional society shall organize educational programmes for those preparing for NB examination.

  8. Continuing medical education and health education be recognized as an essential component of health sciences which must be consistent with the stated objectives of the National Health Policy.

Government of India, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare recognized National Academy of Medical Sciences as the Co-ordinating nodal agency for Continuing Medical Education programmes for both professionals as well as paraprofessionals.



 Procedure for submission of requests

The proposals for soliciting financial/technical support to conduct CME Programmes can be obtained from the Office of the Secretary, National Academy of Medical Sciences, (India), Ansari Nagar, Mahatma Gandhi Marg, New Delhi-110029 or can be downloaded from the Downloads page of this website.

Completed application forms must be submitted three months in advance of the proposed scientific activity.

The application form should be accompanied by the following documents:

  • Objectives of the proposed educational programme with list of speakers

  • List of speakers with addresses and detailed scientific programme of at least 8 hrs academic activity

  • A questionnaire specifically designed to evaluate the immediate outcome of the CME programme (a model questionnaire is attached to the Guidelines)

  • Estimate of expenditure (as per pattern given on page 10 of Guidelines)

  • Section II D to clearly indicate that the Scientific Report, audited income and expenditure statement and Utilization Certificate will be sent to the Academy within one month of conduct of CME programme.

The application must be forwarded through the Convener of the concerned Zone and should carry the official stamp of the Organising Secretary and Head of the Institution. The proposal is technically reviewed by a Fellow who is a subject expert. Any modifications or alterations suggested are to be incorporated in the revised proposal.

A stamped receipt in advance may be sent to enable the Academy to send a crossed cheque for the first installment of the grant in time.

The grant will be utilised for the purpose for which it is sanctioned.

Additional requirements

(i) The programme should promote learning in important areas related to medicine and basic sciences through practical demonstrations, workshops or lectures and seminars.

(ii) Registration of applicants other than post-graduate students should be encouraged.

(iii) Every effort should be made to associate Local Fellows/Members of the Academy with the CME programme. A Senior Fellow with expertise in the relevant subject shall be nominated by the CME Programme Committee as Observer and will submit a peer evaluation report in the proforma developed for this purpose. A copy of the proforma is attached to the Guidelines.He shall be paid TA/DA and an honorarium of Rs.500/- by the Academy. The name of the Fellow who will act as observer will be communicated to the Organizing Secretary.

 (iv) The organizers of the CME Programmes are required to raise funds through local resources to the extent of at least 15-20% of the estimated expenditure.

 (v) All announcements made in connection with the programme should highlight the sponsorship of the National Academy of Medical Sciences for the CME programmes. Copies of all announcements, invitations, etc. should be sent to the Academy.

(vi) If the grant or any part thereof is proposed to be utilized for purpose other than for which it is sanctioned, prior approval of the Academy shall be obtained which may be given only in exceptional circumstances on very special grounds.

(vii) In case the grant is not utilized for the purpose for which it is sanctioned by the scheduled date of the programme, the grantee shall refund the unspent amount of the grant forthwith, unless prior approval of the Academy has been obtained for the same.

(viii) Within one month after the completion of the approved CME Programme, a detailed Scientific Report, indicating the names and academic/professional affiliations of the participants and course faculty is submitted in duplicate to the Academy. The report must include the organisation-cum achievement of the CME Programme by highlighting the following:

     (a) Content outline and synopsis of the lectures/practical sessions or live demonstrations held

        (b) summary of technical discussions held;

        (c) summary of recent advances highlighted;

        (d) the gap between knowledge and practice identified;

        (e) clear recommendations made at the Seminar/Symposium/Workshop to reduce and bridge the identified gap;

        (f) number of participants including post-graduate students, taking P.G. Examination who attended the programme; and,

        (g)   an evaluation by the participants and the Course Faculty providing academic assessment of the programme organized in terms of its usefulness in achieving the stated programme objectives.

While compiling the scientific reports, it should be ensured that a brief synopsis of the subjects covered in the workshop/seminar is given. It should not be merely the reproduction of the detailed programme, which has already been submitted by the organizer along with the application. Further, whichever topic has been dealt with, it should be briefly described e.g. if it is a lecture on some topic, a brief synopsis of the lecture should be given. Similarly, if it is a practical/clinical demonstration, then a brief description of the technique used to demonstrate a particular disease/function along with the result be given. All attempts should be made to frame the report in such a way that a subsequent reference on a particular subject can be facilitated and may serve as guideline in future.  

(ix) Scientific Report submitted will be sent for peer review to one or more Fellows of the Academy, specially nominated for  this purpose by the CME Programme Committee.  

(x) Publication of the Scientific Report (as Proceedings) will be considered on the recommendation of the designated reviewer. Funds up to Rs.50,000/-  will  be  provided  by  the  Academy  for publication  of 300 copies of the  volume of Proceedings (Monograph), which will be supplied free to the Academy for distribution amongst medical colleges in the country. 

(xi) Appropriate and adequate Learning Resource Material must be provided to the participants. A copy of the Learning Resource Material specifically developed  for the  educational programme should be sent to the Academy to assist this body in future conferences with similar themes organized elsewhere in the country.

(xii) The utilizations document i.e. utilization certificate and statement of accounts, duly signed by a Chartered Accountant or the Accounts Officer of the grantee medical institution/college, shall be forwarded to the Academy in duplicate, in the prescribed proforma (copy attached) within one month after the completion of the CME programme.

(xiii) The original vouchers relating to the expenditure incurred on the approved CME  Programme, should be preserved till such time as the accounts of the Academy for the current financial year are audited.





Jammu & Kashmir  Dr. R.Madan                
Former Member                
Public Service Comm. 
Govt. of J & K        

Madaan Hospital &Research Centre,
3A/C, Gandhi Nagar

Himachal Pradesh 

Dr. K. K. Talwar,              Director PGIMER   Chandigarh

Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research,
Chandigarh -160012
Delhi  Dr. J.N. Pande
Former Professor & Head,
Department of Medicine,  All India Institute of Medical Sciences,  
New Delhi-110029
Senior Consultant Medicine,
Sitaram Bhartia Institute of Science & Research,
B-16, Mehrauli Institutional Area, New Delhi-110016
Haryana Air Marshal Dr. M. S. Boparai
Former Director AFMC, Pune and Former Director General Medical Services
915, Defence Colony,
Sector 17-B,
Punjab Dr. H. S. Sandhu
Former Principal
Medical College  Amritsar
H.No.883, Circular Road
Opp. Nurses Hostel,
Uttar Pradesh  Dr. Deoki Nandan
Director, NIHFW 
New Delhi
National Institute of Health
and Family Welfare,
New Delhi-110067


Dr. M.R. Jain 

Medical Director
M.R.J. Institute &
Jain Hospital
K4A, M.D. Road

Madhya Pradesh Dr. B. C. Bapna   28, Anoop Nagar,
Maharashtra Dr. S. S. Deshmukh
Former Vice Chancellor 
Bombay University Mumbai
"Samarth Krupa",
Ram Mandir Road,
Vile-Parle (East),
Gujarat Dr. Haribhai Patel  50/322, Saraswatinagar Vastrapur,                         Ahmedabad-380015
Tamil Nadu  Dr. S.P. Thyagarajan Former Vice Chancellor University of Madras Chennai. New No. 5, First Street,
Nehru Nagar, Adayar,
Kerala  Dr. K. V. Krishna Das  "Kottaram" 
Medical College Post,
Andhra Pradesh Dr. C. S. Bhaskaran |
Former Director,Medical & Health Services &
Former Vice Chancellor
NTR University of Health
Andhra Pradesh
17, Radhika Colony
West Marredpally,
Karnataka  Dr. S.P.S. Teotia           
Consultant Endocrinologist, 
Sri Sathya Sai Hospital,                
White Field, 
Sri Sathya Sai
Hanuman Road,
Sai Colony, Belthur, 
Bangalore- 560066      
West Bengal  

Dr. D. Baksi
Former Professor & Head,
Dept. of Orthopaedics,
Medical College & Hospital,        

DA-3, Sector - 1,
Salt Lake City

Dr. Sureswar Mohanty
Professor of Neurosurgery & Principal,
Institute of Medical Sciences,     
Sector-8, Kalinga Nagar, 

206 Duplex
Manorama Estate
Bihar    Dr. S.P. Srivastava
Former Professor & Head
Deptt. of Paediatrics
Patna Medical College & Hospital,

S-104, Udayagiri Bhawan
Budh Marg,

Jharkhand Dr. Sureshwar Pandey 

Bariatu Road,

Assam  Dr. Debi Charan Choudhury Bezbaruah Road
Guwahati-781 003



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