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 About the Society

The Kerala Chapter of Indian Chest Society was constituted as a state unit of Indian Chest Society and registered on 25/8/2017 as per registration Number: EKM / TC / 604 / 2017 under the chairmanship of Dr Ravindran Chetambath with Dr Rajesh V as secretary and Dr Paramez AR as treasurer. The aim of the society is to implement various activities of the national body in the state. This includes conducting continuing medical education for practicing chest specialists, conducting awareness programme for the public, health care activities and medical camps at various places in the state. We also cater to paramedics by providing trainings in various procedures like pulmonary function and endoscopy. Kerala state chapter had the unique opportunity to organize the national conference- NAPCON 2019- in Kerala in 2019. At present we have 136 members registered as life members in the Kerala state chapter.
List of specialties the journals deals with
1. Pulmonary Medicine
2. Critical Care Medicine
3. Sleep Medicine and Pulmonary Interventions.

  About the Journal

Journal of advanced lung health is the official publication of Kerala state chapter of Indian chest Society. This is being started to publish quality articles including research work, interesting and rare case reports and recent updates on various topics related to respiratory medicine. We believe that this will give a platform to the members of Kerala chapter of Indian chest society to publish their research work and their clinical cases which may be of interest to others. This will improve their clinical skill and help in show casing their work to bring it into the public domain. We plan to launch it as an online open access journal with limited print copies to the members of the society. Later we plan to expand the print platform to be available for all those who request for it. It is our aim to publish high quality articles after double blinded peer review. We have an experienced editorial team both National and international to select and edit submitted articles.

Abstracting and Indexing Information

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  Scope of the journal

JALH takes pride in providing digital and print version of a medical journal exclusively dealing with pulmonary Medicine, Allergy, Sleep Medicine and Critical Care for you and your colleagues. We intend to provide state of the art articles in the form of original research work, Review articles, Case report and image sessions.

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