DERMAZONE SOUTH Conference and 8th Annual Conference of Karnataka,
Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists (IADVL)
was held at Father Muller Convention Centre, Mangalore between 17th
to 19th November 2017. Nearly 1,200
delegates from all over India and abroad participated in this mega
conference was preceeded by “HOW TO PUBLISH” Workshop on 16th
November at Decennial Memorial Hall, Father Muller Medical College. It was organized by Internal Quality
Assurance cell, Father Muller Medical College in association with Dermatology
department and IADVL Karnataka Branch
Fr. Rudolph Ravi D’Sa Administrator FMMCH inaugurated the workshop. Dr. Indrani Karunasagar, Director – Research
- NITTE University delivered the key note address. Dr. Nilay Kanti Das, Kolkatta was the guest
of honour during the workshop. There was
an enthusiastic participation by 121 delegates in this workshop.
21st DERMAZONE SOUTH conference was inaugurated by Dr. Yogesh S Marfatia, IADVL
National President on 17th November 2017 at 6.30 pm. Rev. Fr. Richard Coelho, Director, Father
Muller Charitable Institutions, Dr. Ramesh Bhat M, IADVL National President
Elect, Dr. Vijay Zawar, Vice
President – IADVL National, Dr. K R Kamath, President, IMA – Mangalore
were the guests of honour for the inauguration and CUTICON Karnataka conference
was inaugurated by Dr. S Sacchidanand, Director of Medical
Education, Government of Karnataka on 18th November 201 at 11am. Dr. Jayaprakash Alva, Dean, FMMC was the
Guest of Honour. Dr. Venkataram Mysore was awarded and felicitated with prestigious Prof.
Siddappa Memorial Lifetime achievement Award.
Arun C Inamdar, IADVL Karnataka Branch President presided over both the
Dr. Ganesh S Pai was the organizing committee chairman, Dr.Nanda Kishore B & Dr. C Balachandran were Co Chairmans of the conference.
Sukumar D, Professor & Head of Dermatology Department, Father Muller
Medical College was the organizing secretary of DERMAZONE South and Dr.
Manjunath Shenoy, Professor & Head of Dermatology Department, Yenepoya
Medical College of CUTICON Karnataka.
Ramesh Bhat M, Professor & IADVL National President Elect and Dr. K
Narendra Kamath were Coordinators of the
conference. Dr. Sathish Pai, Professor & Head of Dermatology department,
KMC Manipal & Dr. Gatha Upadya, Professor & HOD KMC Mangalore were
Chairmen of Conference Scientific Committee. Dr. Jacintha Martis, Professor, Department of
Dermatology, Father Muller Medical College and Dr. Balasaraswathy, Consultant
Dermatologist Mangalore were Treasurers for the conference.
conference had scientific deliberations in the field of Dermatology, Venereology,
Leprosy and Cosmetology. Accredition was received by Karnataka Medical Council
for 6 points. The theme of the
conference was “DERMATOLOGY IN MEDICINE
- THE INSIDE STORY”.It highlighted
on skin manifestations of lifestyle diseases and skin cancers which is a
growing concern. The lectures were
delivered by renowned National and International Faculty.
Ashwini Babu, Alumni of department of Dermatology, Father Muller Medical
College was presented with “Best Dissertation Award” for her post graduate
dissertation titled “Ultrasonography as a diagnostic modality for the
involvement of peripheral nerves in leprosy”.
Dr.(Maj.Gen.) A. K Jaiswal delivered Prof. J N Shetty Oration on 18th
November 2017 to enlighten us about current scenario of sexually transmitted
infections in armed forces.
Dr. B Leelavathy delivered Prof Shiva Kumar & Prof Rajendran Memorial
Oration on 19th November 2017 highlighting cutaneous manifestations
of HIV infections.
Care Run was held on 18th November 2017 at 6.30 am which was flagged off by Kannada Film actress Sharmila
Mandre. This run was arranged to create
awareness on the growing misuse of over the counter topical corticosteroids as
In addition to the
academic feast, scientific research papers, posters were presented by practicing
Dermatologists and Post Graduates during the conference.