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(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.

BSMMU appoints Prof. Shaheen Akhter as director of IPNA

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.

(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.

(IPNA, BSMMU, 14 November 2017): Syndicate of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University has approved “Establishment of Institute of Paediatric Neurodisorder and Autism (IPNA)” project as full-fledged institute first ever and only for this university.

The 68th meeting of syndicate was held on 14 November 2017 chaired by Prof. Dr. Kamrul Hasan Khan, vice-chancellor, BSMMU. Among others Dr. Md. Mozammel Hossain, MP, Dr. Rustom Ali Faraji, MP, Md. Mahboob Ali, MP, Prof. Md. Nazrul Islam, ex-vice chancellor, BSMMU, Prof.  Shahidullah Sikder, pro-vice chancellor Prof. Dr. Sharfuddin Ahmed, pro-vice chancellor Prof. Dr. Zakaria Swapon, Treasurer Prof. Dr. Md. Ali Asgar Morol, Professor of Paediatric Neurology and IPNA Director Prof. Dr. Shaheen Akhter were present at the meeting.

In its very inception in 2014, IPNA is working as a pioneer organisation for the children with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders at BSMMU premises with goodwill and comprehensive services. As a result IPNA won National Award from the prime minister for its outstanding performance on awareness building and tertiary level services on autism.

With the tireless effort of Saima Wazed Hossain - the daughter of Honourable Prime Minister Sheikh and support from government, IPNA started its journey in 2010 in the name of Centre for Neurodevelopment and Autism in Children.

(IPNA, BSMMU, 21 October 2017): Academic council of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University has approved its running project  titled, “Establishment of Institute of Paediatric Neurodisorder and Autism (IPNA)” as full-fledged institute first ever and only for this university. 

The meeting of academic council was held on 21 October 2017 chaired by Prof. Dr. Kamrul Hasan Khan, vice-chancellor, BSMMU. Among others pro-vice chancellor Prof. Dr. Shahidullah Sikder, pro-vice chancellor Prof. Dr. Sharfuddin Ahmed, pro-vice chancellor Prof. Dr. Zakaria Swapon, Treasurer Prof. Dr. Md. Ali Asgar Morol, Dean of Medicine Faculty Prof. Dr. ABM Abdullah, Dean of Basic Sciences and Para-clinic faculty Prof. Dr. Iqbal Arslan, Dean of Dental faculty Prof. Dr. Gazi Shamim Hasan, Professor of Paediatric Neurology and IPNA Director Prof. Dr. Shaheen Akhter were present at the meeting.

In its very inception in 2014, IPNA is working as a pioneer organisation for the children with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders at BSMMU premises with goodwill and comprehensive services. As a result IPNA won National Award from our honourable prime minister for outstanding performance on awareness building and tertiary level services on autism.


(IPNA,BSMMU, 16 October, 2017):  A five-day long preparatory course on autism spectrum disorder for the 2017 KOICA autism fellowship program has been kicked-off today at IPNA seminar room, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) premises.

The training program was inaugurated by the daughter of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and world renowned autism specialist, world autism champion Saima Wazed Hossain along with vice-chancellor of BSMMU Prof. Dr. Kamrul Hasan Khan and project director of IPNA Prof. Dr. Shaheen Akhter.

The program is hosted and facilitated by the Institute of Paediatric Neurodisorder and Autism (IPNA) supported by Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) Bangladesh Office and developed and delivered by Shuchona Foundation, Bangladesh.

KOICA has been supporting Bangladesh in the field of autism spectrum disorder from 2012 by offering knowledge sharing fellowship program titled “Multi-year Competency Enhancement of Diagnosis and Treatment of ASD for Child in Bangladesh”.

A total of 15 participants from different ministries and autonomous govt. bodies have been nominated by the Health Services Division under ministry of Health and Family Welfare, People’s Republic of Bangladesh for the fellowship this year .

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