Department of Dermatalogy


The 31st Annual State Conference of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists, UP & UK, was successfully organized and conducted by the Department of Dermatology, Subharti Medical College, Meerut at the Council Hall from 18th to 20th Oct, 2013. The entire conference and workshop turned out to be an academic extravaganza with participation of 179 delegates from all over the twin states of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

The conference was preceded by a pre conference workshop on 18th October, which was a milestone in itself, as this was the first time for a state conference to include a workshop also. The workshop was inaugurated by Brig. Sanjiv Chopra VSM, Commandant Military Hospital, Meerut. 7 sessions including 4 lectures with live demonstration, 2 lectures with video demonstration and a panel discussion, kept the audience enthralled. Prominent dermatologists from different parts of the country attended the workshop as guest speakers and chairpersons of the various sessions, such as Dr. Soni Nanda & Dr. Munish Paul, from New Delhi and Dr. Kuldeep Saxena from Gwalior, among others. Dr. Anurag Arya and Dr. P.K. Mittal, were the workshop co-ordinators. The free flow of knowledge and interactive discussions with the audience were well appreciated by one and all.

The main conference was held on 19th and 20th October, 2013. The chief guest for the inauguration ceremony, held on 19th October was Dr. V.M. Katoch, Director General, ICMR, New Delhi. He has done extensive work in the field of leprosy, and kept the audience captivated with his key note address. The inauguration ceremony, which began with the lighting of the lamp and Saraswati vandana, by the undergraduate students, was attended by Dr. Mukti Bhatnagar{Founder President, SKKB Charitable trust}, Dr. Manzoor Ahmed{Vice Chancellor, Swami Vivekanand Subharti University}, Dr. A.K. Asthana{Principal,Subharti Medical College},Dr. N.K.Sharma, Dr. B.S. Rathore,Dr. R.P.Sharma, Dr. Arvind Krishna among others. It was also attended by various Head of Departments and Faculty members.

The various scientific sessions saw interactive discussions about many interesting topics. Guest speakers from all parts of the country participated and enhanced the knowledge of the audience with their up to date information. Prominent guest speakers that attended the conference included Dr. V.K. Garg{ HOD, MAMC}, Dr. Rajesh Verma{ HOD, AFMC} Dr. V.K. Sharma{HOD, AIIMS}, Dr. Shyamanta Barua {Assam Medical College, Dibrugarh}, Dr. Manas Chatterjee {Command Hospital,Kolkata}. The conference saw the participation of many senior dermatologists from the state such as Dr. A.K. Bajaj, Dr. N.K. Sharma,Dr.D.C.Govil, Dr. B.S. Judge, Dr. V. Bakaya, Dr. Rajeev Sharma, Dr. B.K.Girdhar, Dr. Tarun Mittal, Dr. D.P. Asthana among others.

There was an active participation of Post graduate students who came from various colleges such as LLRM (Meerut), SNMC (Agra), Era Medical College (Lucknow), Rohilkand Medical College (Bareilly), Sri Ram Murti Smarak Institute of Medical Sciences (Bareilly) and Base Hospital (Lucknow). Many interesting programmes were held for the post graduate students like award paper presentation, free paper presentation, poster presentation and Quiz. Winners of the award paper session were- Dr. Astha Gupta (Bareilly), Dr. Garima Singh (Subharti Medical College), Dr. Swetank (Agra) and Dr. Amrita Kumari (Lucknow). Free paper session was won by Dr. Puneet Singh Soodan (Bareilly), Dr. Nikha Garg (Lucknow) and Dr.( Lt.Col) Vikas Pathania. The winners of poster presentation were Dr. Siddharth Raj Yadav (Subharti Medical College), Dr. Mohd Adil (Agra) and Dr. Anna Sahab Kadam (Agra). The Quiz was conducted under Dr. Shyamanta Barua (Assam) and Dr. Ankur Talwar ( Lucknow) as quiz masters.Dr. (Col) Manas Chatterjee was present as the National Observer. It was won by the team from Sri Ram Murti Smarak Institute of Medical Sciences, Bareilly, who will now be participating in the National Quiz.

The Souvenir for the conference was highly informative and contained the various abstracts of the guest lectures and the papers that were presented at the conference. It was edited by Dr. Tarang Goel, Joint Organizing Secretary, from Muzaffarnagar Medical College.

The UP state AIDS Control Society (UPSACS) participated in the conference by presenting a short lecture on the latest in HIV and AIDS and also took part in the exhibition.

The conference also saw the participation of many pharmaceutical companies who displayed their products in 31 stalls in the exhibition area.

Overall the conference was very well received and earned many accolades and words of appreciation by one and all.

Alls well that ends well Brig Sanjiv Chopra VSM, chief guest for the pre-conference Workshop Captivated Audience Chief Guest at the Lawns Dignitaries on the Dias Dr. A.K.Bajaj presenting Momento to Chief Guest Dr. V. M.Katoch Dr. Garima Singh winning the 2nd prize in Award Papers Dr. V.K.Garg HOD MAMC giving the Oration Dr. V.K.Sharma HOD AIIMS delivering his talk Dr. V.M.Katoch Chief Guest Lighting the Lamp Founder President Dr. Mukti Bhartnagar with Chief Guest Dr. V.M.Katoch and Vice Chancellor Prof. Manzor Founder President Dr. Mukti Bhatnagar addressing the audience Live Demonstration of LHR Live Demonstration of Scar Removal Organising Chairman Dr. B.S.Rathore,Chairman Scientific Committee Dr. R.P.Sharma with Patron Dr. N.K.S Organising Chairman's Dr.B.S.Rathore giving his Speech Organising Secretary Dr. Arvind Krishna with his vote of thanks Our Department Our post-graduates-Our taskforce Panel-Discussion on the use of LASERs Principal Dr. A.K.Asthana encouraging the organisers Vice Chancellor Prof. Manzoor Ahmed lauding the Organisers