Mangaluru: Addressing the media persons during the press meet held at Mangalore Press Club, Prof. Dr Ganesh Pai- Organizing Chairman of the Conference and Prof. Dr Ramesh Bhat M- Organizing Secretary said, ” We are pleased to inform that the Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists (IADVL) will be conducting DERMACON 2015 43rd National Conference at Mangaluru from 12th – 15th February 2015. The conference will be hosted by IADVL – Karnataka Branch in association with Karavali Dermatology Society [KDS] and Medical Colleges of this region. The conference will be held at Dr TMA Pai International Convention Centre. This is the biggest ever medical conference to be held in this part of the country. Nearly 5,000 delegates from all over India and abroad will participate in this mega event “.
Dr Pai further said, “The National conference will be held in Mangaluru after a long gap of 32 years. In 1983 nearly 500 delegates participated among the 800 skin specialists in India whereas now this will be attended by nearly 5,000 among the 8,000 skin specialists in India. This depicts the progress made in the Dermatological medical education”.
While, Prof Dr. Ganesh S Pai is the organizing committee chairman, Dr. Ramesh Bhat, Professor & Head of Dermatology Department, Father Muller Medical College is the organizing secretary, Dr. Narendra Kamath, the President of IADVL Karnataka Branch is the chairman for Workshop and CME on “Scientific principles in Cosmetic Dermatology” to be held on 12th Feb 2015.
Dr. Manjunath Shenoy, Professor & Head of Dermatology department, Yenepoya Medical College and Dr. Pramod Kumar, Professor & Head of Dermatology department, KMC Mangalore are the Joint organizing secretaries of the conference. Dr. Sathish Pai, Professor & Head of Dermatology department, KMC Manipal is the Chairman of Conference Scientific Committee.
Dr Ramesh Bhat said, “The conference will have scientific deliberations in the field of Dermatology, Venereology, Leprosy and Cosmetology. The conference is also accredited by Karnataka Medical Council for 6 points. The workshop will showcase the world class innovations in technological devices like lasers and surgical pearls. The conference will highlight on skin manifestations of lifestyle diseases and skin cancers which is a growing concern. The lectures will be delivered by renowned National and International Faculty. Senior skin specialists and teachers from India will be honoured during this conference. Nearly 1,000 papers will be presented by Dermatologists and Post Graduates”.
Dr Narendra Kamath, and Dr Sukumar- Professor at Fr Muller’s and Treasurer of IADVL were also present during the press meet.