Presidential Message

Dr Vijay Zawar


My dear members of IADVL,

It gives me immense pleasure to take over as the 51st President of the second largest organization of qualified dermatologists in the world, the IADVL.

I sincerely thank all of you for posing faith in me and giving me an opportunity to a person from a smaller city in India to serve the organization.

After a couple of years of restricted physical activity due to the pandemic; this year I hope to meet most of you physically, considering the waning risk of Covid 19.

For the year 2023-2024, apart from the number of educational programs planned throughout the year, I envisage to bring the following to the members of IADVL:

Me and my team wish to take up Community Dermatology Service at the prominently. Prisoners Dermatology care (MISSION PRISON) as one of the highlighted programs.

Clinic software for the electronic records for the clinics.

DERMACON registration fee waiver for elderly members.

Strengthening of DVL welfare trust, Practice Management and overcoming the challenges faced.

We need to empower postgraduate students and residents to learn appropriate ward work and nursing care of indoor patients.

Release of a new journal for the Postgraduates, textbooks on select topics, guidelines for select few diseases

I welcome you to two national conferences viz MIDDERMACON 2023 at Calicut and DERMACON 2024 at Hyderabad. And also to two international events where we plan to conduct sister society sessions; the World Congress of Dermatology 2023,Singapore in July 2023 and Annual Congress of European Academy Dermatology and Venereology in October 2023.

I am sure with the able team with me, and a strong support from Honorary Secretary General, Dr Dinesh Kumar Devaraj, Honorary Treasurer Dr Savitha A S, Vice-Presidents Dr Shashi Kumar BM and Dr Vinay Singh, Joint Secretaries Dr Sudhavani and Dr Prashant Jadhav, Secretary Elect Dr Bhumesh Kumar K and Treasurer Elect Dr Kavitha S N along with the guidance of Immediate Past President Dr Rashmi Sarkar and President Elect Dr Manjunath Shenoy.

Also, I have with me the experience and enthusiasm of Chairpersons and Conveners of IADVL Academy and the Standing committees and Taskforces

I sincerely thank several of my mentors and friends for their constant encouraging support and guidance.

I look forward to interacting with all of you more frequently and would like to seek your guidance and cooperation

Thank you,

Dr Vijay Zawar

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