The  45th Annual Conference of  INDIAN ASSOCIATION of DERMATOLOGISTS, VENEREOLOGISTS & LEPROLOGISTS (IADVL), well known as DERMACON 2017 will be held from 12th -15th January, 2017 at Science City Auditorium Kolkata.

DR. Sudip Das, Head of The Department of Dermatology, National Medical College and Organizing Secretary of DERMACON2017 has said that IADVL is the largest platform of Indian dermatologists. It is the 2nd largest Association of skin specialists in the world after the same of USA. About 12000 super specialist doctors on skin of India are the life line of the association. West Bengal chapter of IADVL has been proud to state that all the arrangements of this large event has been completed and as a representatives of Bengali people the organizing committee has been ready to welcome to more than 7000 delegates coming from almost all states of India and various countries of the world to DERMACON, held after 14 years in Kolkata. DR. Das has also said that the guests include about 400 foreign scientists of many countries of three continents of America, Europe and Asia 7 Australia along with about 22 legendary international faculties coming from all over the world. It is also our pride that a special anthem on conference in voice of Rupankar Bagchi, the renowned Bengali vocal artist will be released, which is first time for such medical and scientific conference in our country.

DR. Sandipan Dhar, Professor Institute of Child Health Kolkata and the Scientific Chair Person of DERMACON2017 has said a high quality scientific program has been planned, which will strike a balance between various sub specialties in dermatology. It will be an excellent opportunity to exchange knowledge & strike friendship. We are confident that it will provide a rewarding experience in our chosen specialty and well beyond. The Scientific Program for DERMACON 2017 will cover not only the full Curriculum of IAVDL but also presentations and discussions over the same. Some of the important topics among them are pediatric dermatology, eczema, vitiligo, various infections of skin. He has also said that perhaps some windows of new treatment of many chronic dermatological diseases like Psoriasis, Eczema, Vitiligo and problems of paediatric dermatology will be opened to this conference.

DR. Asoke Ghosal, the senior renowned Dermatologist and Organizing Chair Person has been informed that cosmetic dermatology become essential to the people slowly in the this 21st century Now people are more aware to the difference between Beauty therapy and dermatological treatment. But more awareness is necessary. The use of laser and necessity of laser therapy has also been increased in skin treatment. It is important to announce that In this national conference the laser experts coming from over the world will discuss on Rejuvenation and the other uses of laser therapy and Intense Pulse light (IPL) therapies at reasonable cost and their latest art of technique.

It is a matter of fear that new leprosy patients have been increased day by day though it is announced in 2005 that India is leprosy free country DR. Satyendranath Choudhury, Associate Professor Medical College has said the importance of mass awareness for leprosy and also for sexually transmitted diseases. In DERMACON, these are also discussed.

‘Abuse of topical steroids has increased alarmingly and an increasing number of cases of Topical Steroid Damaged Face (TSDF) is being confronted by our member dermatologists all across our country’ said DR. Koushik Lahiri, vice scientific chairperson of the organizing committee and the leader of the movement against the abusing of steroid.