Journal of Indian Society of Periodontology

: 2021  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 462-

The year that was

Harpreet Singh Grover 
 Secretary, Indian Society of Periodontology, Chief Consultant, Dr. Grover's Dental Clinic, J-9/48 (Second Floor), Rajouri Garden, New Delhi - 110 027, India

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Harpreet Singh Grover
Secretary, Indian Society of Periodontology, Chief Consultant, Dr. Grover's Dental Clinic, J-9/48 (Second Floor), Rajouri Garden, New Delhi - 110 027

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Grover HS. The year that was.J Indian Soc Periodontol 2021;25:462-462

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The year 2021 like 2020 will never be forgotten. It has been etched in our memories for touching our lives in some way or the other resulting in markedly noticeable changes both in the life styles and work styles. If the year 2020 tested us beyond measure, 2021 has been the year when science took center stage and apart from new findings on coronavirus every single day, mass vaccinations across the globe on an unprecedented scale showed the iron will of researchers and medical professionals to face such extraordinary times.

Life could not stop. It had to move on and 2021 saw a tectonic shift towards the digital world. While reams have been written about the challenges of remote learning, educationists have been successful in developing credible, institutionalized and periodic performance driven evaluation systems based on digital platforms. Thus, results have been stellar despite the fears that learning may be limited because of delving into unfamiliar and uncharted territories of e-learning for a major part of the curriculum.

Although meetings, gatherings conferences and conventions in a physical mode were shut down yet, the learning never stopped. The delegates readily adapted to distance learning. Both the presenters and audiences seamlessly blended with the technology to continue the knowledge exchange smoothly. Yes it was certainly a novel experience for most. Yes the person to person contact was missing but the hunger to learn far surpassed the “missing” elements.

We at the Indian Society of Periodontology were ringside viewers to this mega change having successfully organized the 19th National Postgraduate Convention and the 45th ISP National Conference both on digital platforms in virtual mode. Both these flagship events of the society offered a great national and international scientific menu to our delegates. A host of other digital events throughout the year made it a scientifically vibrant and fulfilling year.

With a new team at the helm I am sure the year 2022 will also be a time of great learning and our members shall stand tall, stoic and resilient to face any unforeseen adversity.

Season's greetings and best wishes.

ISPlendidly Yours