ITS- The Education Group hosted the 41st ISPPD conference 2019 at sprawling campus of ITS Dental College, Greater Noida from 6th November 2019 – 9th November 2019, organized by the Department of Pedodontics.
The four day extravaganza had a galaxy of national & internationally acclaimed speakers from across the globe. The sessions were designed and structured to be comprehensive and beneficial to the delegates. The keynote speakers covered a wide array of topics in different domains of the field which aim at not only increasing theoretical knowledge, but also to widen clinical application and acumen. The conference provided a platform to exchange knowledge & experience among the fellow Pedodontists from various dental colleges across India.
The formal inauguration for the conference was on 7.10.2018. The chief guest for the occasion was Prof. (Dr.) Mahesh Verma (Vice Chancellor, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi); Guest of Honor, Prof. (Dr.) D.K. Gupta (Director of Super specialty Pediatric Hospital & PG Teaching Institute, Noida) & Dr. R.P. Chadha (Chairman, I.T.S – The Education Group). Also present in the program were Mr. Sohil Chadha (Vice Chairman, I.T.S – The Education Group), Mr. B.K. Arora (Secretary, I.T.S – The Education Group), Dr. Sachit Anand Arora (Principal), Dr Mousumi Goswami (Organizing Chairman), Dr. Baby John (President), Dr. Dhanu Rao (President Elect), Dr. Namineni Srinivas (Immediate Past President), Dr. Nikhil Srivastava (Hon. General Secretary), Dr. Nikhil Marwah (Vice President), Dr. M S Muthu (Joint Secretary), Dr. Vijay Mathur (Treasurer), Dr. Sudhindra Baliga (Editor), Dr. Kambalimath Halaswamy (Past General Secretary), Dr. Sharath Asokan (Asst. Editor) and Dr. Tanu (Organizing Secretary).
The conference was attended by 10 international, 66 national speakers speaking on different aspects of pediatric dentistry ranging from prevention to orthodontics to special care dentistry. The heads of department of various colleges across India, faculty members, post graduate students and more than 1600 registered delegates from dental colleges across the nation participated in the conference.
The four day event started with the Pre-Conference Courses which was a grand success. The preclinical courses slated to be on 6th November ensured that the delegates not only get hands on experience in many techniques, but also get an opportunity to interact with the stalwarts of the field. There were 11 hands-on courses wherein 393 delegates and 16 course coordinators used the knowledge acquired during the course on models.
Dr. Sachit Anand Arora, Principal, extended a warm welcome to all the guests and delegates and appreciated the efforts of the organizing team for conducting this kind of Conference. He told the students that the future of dentistry involves not only increasing theoretical knowledge, but also to widen clinical application and acumen and with the use of the advanced technology, small children can get the painless treatment done in less time and with better precision.
Dr. Mousumi Goswami, Organizing Chairman, extended heartfelt greetings on behalf of the organizing committee of the 41st ISPPD conference. As the Organizing Chairperson of the conference, she extended a warmly invite and welcome to all the delegates for the four wonderful days of scientific exposition that is ‘Pedovibes – 2019. Dr. Mousumi highlighted the various guest lectures and scientific presentations that were in the form of video poster paper. She also slated a new event of Dental Hackathon in the conference to emphasize problems faced and remedies to it. She also ensured that the delegates not only get hands on experience in many techniques, but also get an opportunity to interact with the stalwarts of the field.
Positive feedback was received by the participants and other faculty members about the conference. The four day event provided the insight into the various new aspects of pedodontics and the fellow members of the specialty had a great time to rekindle and celebrate with the fraternity.