Mangaluru, Apr 1: The department of dermatology, venereology and leprosy of Father Muller Medical College (FMMC), is organizing Muller Derma conference and alumni meet on April 1 and 2 in the decennial memorial hall, knowledge centre to commemorate successful completion of 30 years of post-graduation course in department of dermatology. The theme of the conference is ‘Three Decades of Dermatomorphosis’ highlighting the revolutionary changes that has taken place in the speciality. The inaugural took place on Saturday April 1 in the decennial memorial hall with Dr Herric Corray (chief operating officer Sabah Hospital, Malaysia) inaugurating the event, presided by Fr Richard Aloysius Coelho, director Father Muller Charitable Institutions.
Dr Herric conveyed his appreciation on how the dermatology as a branch rose in ranks in medicine and has become diversified as the generations and diseases have passed. The role of an institution also matters in the growth of the department and with FMCI the department of dermatology has grown in strength, leaps and bounds.
Fr Richard A Coelho reminisced the times when he as an assistant administrator worked along with the then director Dr Bernard Moras and alongside Dr J N Shetty for the beginning of the post graduate courses. Being the unique feature of having a post graduate programme first and later on a under graduate MBBS programme is a blessing and thus the institutions never looked back.
Eminent speakers including distinguished alumni will be as the faculty for this event. Award papers and quiz competition for post graduate residents are arranged. Participation towards 55 scientific paper presentations by post graduates of various colleges in India and 77 quiz participants in the scientific programme have been given.
Dr Jacintha Martis, professor & head of the department the organising chairman welcomed the gathered, Dr Ramesh Bhat M, vice dean FMMC, professor of dermatology and the organising secretary gave the vote of thanks. Dr Sukumar D , professor the organising co-chairman and treasurer and Dr Jyothi Jayaraman, assistant professor is the scientific chairman of the conference.
Dr Nandakishore B, Dr Ramesh Bhat and Dr Sukumar, professors, former HODs and Dr Ganesh Kamath and Dr Narendra Shetty, former senior professors and all the faculty who have contributed greatly to the growth and development of the department were felicitated.
Dr Ganesh S Pai, IADVL national president 2000, director Dermacare gave a response of appreciation citing that when he was 41 he was the PG inspector for FMMCH and now at 71 he has seen it grow into a huge banyan tree. The institution has stood for ethics, morals and is class apart from any.
Dr Prof N J Shetty former faculty and treasurer of the JN Memorial Trust was felicitated. alumni of department of dermatology, FMMC will be honoured during this conference. A total of 358 delegates have registered for the conference.
Fr Ajith B Menezes administrator FMMC, Fr Nelson Pais, Fr George Jeevan Sequeira and Fr Rohan Dias, assistant administrators, Dr Antony Sylvan D’Souza dean FMMC, Dr Hilda D’Souza principal College of Allied Health Sciences, Dr Sanjeev Rai chief of research, Dr Uday Kumar MS, Sr Jacintha D’Souza principal CON, Sr Dhanya, chief nursing officer, Dr Jayaprakash Alva former dean, HODs of various departments and faculty were present for the programme.