The 5th mid –term conference of IADVL was held on the 12th and 13th of August 2017 at the CIDCO convention centre at Vashi in the city of Navi Mumbai in the state of Maharashtra.
A pre-conference workshop was held at the same venue on the 11th of August.
Organised by the Navi Mumbai Raigad Dermatologists Association, a newly formed fledgling chapter of IADVL Maharashtra branch, the theme of the conference was Unmet Needs in Dermatology.
The pre-conference workshop covered topics like lasers, aesthetic dermatology and vitiligo surgery.
The conference encompassed a diverse range of topics including 4 sessions by the IADVL Academy SIGS on Infections, Geriatric Dermatology, Immunobullous Disorders and Dermatopathology.
The plenary sessions covered Paediatric Dermatology and Hair diseases. ITATSA session highlighted the menace of topical steroid abuse. Sessions on Biologicals, Acne, Connective tissue diseases and Vasculitis, Moisturisers, Aesthetic dermatology witnessed enthusiastic audience participation as did the debates on Peels in acne and Steroids in Urticaria. Potpourri sessions highlighted an interesting melange of topics.
Thirty- two free papers were presented along with a good number of e-posters. There were two award sessions, one on PG thesis based papers and one for non- thesis based papers.
In a first for a Mid-dermacon, a special commendation was awarded to the PG guides of the award-winning PG thesis based papers along with the award winning student.
In all, there were a whopping 900+ registrations along with eminent national and international faculty.
The rain gods were mercifully benevolent and blessed the conference with excellent weather.
The food lived upto culinary expectations and did not disappoint. So a good academic and gastronomic repast was partaken by all. The banquet was a lively one as was the faculty dinner.
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For the fledgling association of NMRDA which was organising a conference of this magnitude for the first time, it was a sensational debut. The resounding success of this event will surely encourage us to scale further heights of academic excellence