The Indian Association for Bronchology was formed in 1995 and is our country’s premier
scientific society that sets the highest standards
in academic excellence and clinical research in the fields of Bronchology and interventional
Interventional pulmonology with minimally invasive endoscopic procedures have revolutionized
the management of various pulmonary conditions.
There is an exponential growth in this field with wide availability of services for
endobronchial ultrasound, medical pleuroscopy, airway dilation with balloon
and stenting, bronchoscopic lung cryobiopsy and airway tumor ablation by hot and cold
Bronchoscopic lung volume reduction, bronchial thermoplasty and
Tunnelled pleural catheter placement are becoming more popular. New ultrathin bronchoscope
with virtual navigation and new imaging technologies like confocal laser
scanning microscope enable us to reach individual airway cells and study their structure and
in vivo pathology.
With Indian pulmonologists making huge advancements in this fast-growing field, our
association is making rapid strides The academic contributions from our members is
being regarded widely across the world. We are certainly proud to be a part of this dynamic
association which is certainly a key opinion leader for Indians
bronchologists, and I am certain that the knowledge and expertise of our members will
contribute to the management of respiratory diseases such as ILD, Lung Ca,
Tuberculosis, empyema, emphysema and asthma.
I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all members of the governing council
especially to our honorary secretary Dr Prashant Chhajed and honorary Treasurer
Dr Amita Nene for their relentless hard work for IAB. During this most awaited Silver
Jubilee year of IAB, I hope we will meet cheerfully after Covid 19 Pandemonium.