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15May 2018

(IPNA, BSMMU, 13 May 2018) Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) has declared the name of Prof. Dr. Shaheen Akhter as the director of the Institute of Paediatric Neurodisorder and Autism (IPNA), the first ever institute of BSMMU.

The Prof. Akhter, Professor of Paediatrc Neurology founded Centre for Neurodevelopment and Autism in Children (CNAC) in 2009. Then it converted into the Establishment Project of The Institute of Paediatric Neurodisorder and Autism (IPNA) in 2014.

After the approval of academic council and syndicate of BSMMU and finally from Bangladesh University Grant Commission (UGC), IPNA becomes first ever and full-fledged Institute of BSMMU.

24Apr 2018

A day-long workshop titled “Cerebral Palsy: An Update” was held at Shaheed Milon Hall of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University on 22 April 2018. BSMMU vice-chancellor Prof Dr Kanak Kanti Barua inaugurated the event.

Addressing the inaugural session of the workshop, Prof Kanak said this kind of workshop is very much essential to share the experience on Cerebral Palsy diseases, its current situation and remedy.

Institute of Paediatric Neurodisorder and Autism (IPNA) of the BSMMU in association with International Child Neurology Association (ICNA) organized the workshop. Addressing the programme world renowned child neurologist Prof Dr Pratibha Singhi from India, Dr Harleen Uppal from India, Dr Biju Hameed from UK and IPNA director Prof Dr Shaheen Akhter put forward the important information about disease.

Dr Shaheen Akhter said till now, they provided treatment to 11,000 Cerebral Palsy patients.

23Apr 2018

(IPNA, BSMMU, 10April 2018) University Grant Commission (UGC) has approved “Establishment of Institute of Paediatric Neurodisorder and Autism (IPNA)” as full-fledged, first ever and only institute in Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), Bangladesh.

IPNA received prior approval from academic council of BSMMU on 21 October 2017 and from syndicate on 14 November 2017.

With the tireless effort of Saima Wazed Hossain – the daughter of Honourable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and support from government, IPNA started its journey in 2014 as a project under the ministry of Health and Family Welfare at BSMMU premises. Before that it was working since 2010 in the name of Centre for Neurodevelopment and Autism in Children (CNAC) led by Prof. Dr. Shaheen Akhter, a noted paediatric neurologist in Bangladesh.

IPNA is performing the role as a pioneer institution operating on a national level that provides comprehensive services for autism and other neurodevelopmental disabilities. IPNA ensures a ‘safe environment for children with autism’ where they can learn to develop to their full potentials. Additionally, this institute helps in disseminating disability/autism related knowledge and other essentials skills for doctors, teachers, and parents.

It is mentionable that IPNA won National Award from our honourable prime minister for outstanding performance on awareness building and tertiary level services on autism in commemoration of World Autism Awareness Day 2017.