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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 391-392  

Dream it, believe it, and build it

Department of Periodontics, Mahe Institute of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Mahe - 673 310, Kerala, India

Date of Web Publication3-Sep-2019

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Anil Melath
Department of Periodontics, Mahe Institute of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Mahe - 673 310, Kerala
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DOI: 10.4103/jisp.jisp_387_19

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Almost a year back, at Chandigarh, when I was preparing myself mentally to take over the responsibility of heading this prestigious society and meandering the activities of Indian Society of Periodontology (ISP) for this year, I had mixed feelings. My mind was full of ideas, hopes, and apprehensions. I wanted to promise myself that a year down, at the time of renouncing the title, I should be contended with the year that has gone by. I think I can confidently say that I have served this position with honor and to the best of my ability.

I would like to congratulate Dr. Nitin Dani for doing an exemplary job in heading this society in the past year. He had made it much easier for me to take over the responsibilities which lay ahead.

In my first message, I had promised an invigorating year filled with ISP activities. And, I think, we have had a successful year buzzing with the same. We had our first executive meeting in December in Mangalore. It is here, where we had brainstormed the different ideas for various programs to be conducted in this year.

We started the year with two rapid review programs conducted in Udaipur and Yamuna Nagar. A comprehensive review of our subject was done by proficient speakers from all over the country, thus giving the best coaching for our aspiring periodontists.

We have always emphasized the need for more awareness, research, and opportunities for undergraduates (UGs) in our specialty. This year, we have had 3 successful UG conventions in Mumbai, Kochi, and Chennai which saw a large number of attendances from all the UG students.

April saw one of the best organized postgraduation (PG) conventions “Perio Preksha” in Jaipur. I would like to congratulate Dr. Praveen Kudva for doing a noteworthy job in heading this conference.

We have had three colloquium events this year in Chandigarh, Bhubaneswar, and one in Mangalore in August. I would like to thank Dr. Ashish Jain for organizing these events in such a meticulous manner.

Getting into the flow of PG has always been stressful for all our students. We have decided to conduct two parichay programs in Bareilly and in Chennai to ease them into the routine and give a step-by-step guide on how to ace PG. We are confident that these programs will definitely help them in a long way.

We have three Integrate programs scheduled in the coming months in Chennai (June), Sangli, and Delhi. We have also planned for a combined workshop between Indian Prosthodontic Society (IPS) and ISP in the month of August at Mahe. Prosper 2019 is hoping to be a benchmark for all the future events planned by ISP and IPS.

I have expressed my concern about how in spite of ample evidence being published, establishing the relationship between oral and systemic health, very few measures have been taken to create this awareness. In September, we have planned for the very first ISP Perio Diabetes Symposium in New Delhi. With this, we hope to take small steps to create more awareness for a better life.

As my year is culminating, I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to my honorable secretary, Dr. Abhay Kolte for backing me and lending his complete support throughout my presidency year. I would like to thank our editor Dr. Ashish Kumar for doing a splendid job with the journal and always being on time with the publication. I would like to take a moment to express my gratitude to all past presidents, office bearers, and Executive Committee (EC) members for setting the stage for a smooth functioning of the society and making it easier for me to do my duties. Finally I would like to thank all the life members and PG students for their constant support in all ISP activities and for being the life of this society.

I would like to end by saying that I hope to see all of you turning up in good numbers for the Bangalore National conference in November. I would also like to convey my best wishes to Dr. Nymphea Pandit who is set to take over this coveted position next year. I am confident that she will do a wonderful job in heading this prestigious Society.


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