Till 1971, Orissa Dermatologists were members of Dermatological society of India(DSI) & Professor K C Sahoo of our state was one of the founder member of Dermatological Society of India. The Indian Association of Dermatologist, Venereologist & leprologist (IADVL) was born in 1973 as a result of the amalgamation of the Indian Association of Dermatologists and Venereologists (IADV) with the Dermatological Society of India (DSI). In the same year Orissa branch AIDVL was formed and Professor H C Mohanty was 1st President & Dr. P C Singh was 1st Hon General Secretary of the Organization. Subsequently the organization was lead by prominent member of IADVL like Professor P C Singh, Professor B P Devi, Professor D C Jena .Dr. S C Bal, Professor P Kanungo, Dr. F K Behera, Dr. Jutika Mohanty, Dr. Pramila Prusty, Dr. D M Sahoo, Dr.KC Sahoo, Dr. A Sahoo, Dr. Saraswati Mishra, Dr. R k Panda, Dr. S C Mallick, Dr. P C Rath, Dr, Chimay Mishra, Dr. P Mohanty, Dr. Jayshree Mohanty, Dr. Satyadarshi Pattnaik, Dr,. Deepak Kumar Jena, , Dr. Manjulata Dash. Dr. Bichand Pradhan, Dr. Basanti Devi, Dr.C S Sirka whose able stewardship has lead the organization to the present state. In 2008 IADVL Orissa branch bought a house of its own in IMA house building Cuttack , Orissa, & named the house after Professor HC Mohanty as “Professor Harish Mohanty Dermahouse”, as he has the major contribution in the purchase. However, Dr. Majulata Dash & Dr. B C Pradhan were instrumental in timely completion of the house.& opening web site of the branch www.iadvlorissa.org . Now our branch has about 100 IADVL life members.
Contribution to National & Intern National Dermatology Conferences
1. Dr. P Mohanty & Dr. Satyadarshi Pattnaik were our IADVL members who received IADVL scholarship in 2004 to attend ICD conference at Bezing , China .
2.Dr. Tanmay Padhi & Dr. Kishan Agarwala ( now our state branch member) were two young dynamic dermatologist from our state branch were among the selected members of young dermatologist to attend the World Congress Dermatologist held at Argentina in 2007.
3.Our IADVL members have presented papers in the National, Pediatric conference at Calcuta 2008, Zonal conference Calcutta 2008 and has been awarded best paper wards .
Conference organized by our state IADVL are:
1.National STD conference- 1987 at Bhubaneswar, Orissa- Professor H C Mohanty.
2.National IADVL conference-1999 at Bhubaneswar, Orissa- Dr. S C Mallick East Zone IADVL -2006(Dermazone) & CME on Pediatric Dermatology at Puri, Orissa- Dr. P Mohanty
3.State Conference every year
Dermatology in Orissa
In the year 1962 Dermatology evolved as a independent department from the Internal Medicine at S C B Medical College Cuttack, Orissa and was headed by Professor K C Sahoo, later during his tenure the inception of PG degree took place in the year 1969 . Now it’s a well recognized specialty. There are other two govt. medical college in the state like MKCG Medical College Berhampur , V S S Medical College. Professor D M Sahoo & Professor P C Singh were instrumental in starting the PG degree course in these two Medical college. The year 2006 -2007 was a turning point in the in the field of Dematology in Orissa, when Professor Minati Mishra & Dr. P Mohanty at S C B Medical College Cuttack, introduced Dermatosurgery in the department. In the same year under the leadership of Professor P C Singh,HOD, Dept. of Skin & VD, Hightec Medical College, Bhubanesar along with other prominent members Dr. B R Kar of SUM Hospital, Dr. S C Bal of KITS Medical College, Bhubaneswar with Dr. M Srichandan & others dermatologist from VSS Medical College & S C B Medical College Cuttack started holding 2monthly workshop & CME at Bhubaneswar. The first scientific program conducted was work shop on Vitiligo Surgery at SUM hospital Bhubaneswar, Dr. Bikash Kar gave the live demonstration of Punch & blister top graft & Dr. C S Sirka demonstrated Chemical peeling with TCA. Subsequently CME & Workshop are conducted at 2 monthly and it’s continuing. In the year 2008 after the inauguration of Dermahouse Dr. Jayshree Mohanty took the charge of conducting monthly scientific activity at Dermahouse under the name of “Twin City Derma Club” , which was strongly supported by Professor HC Mohanty, Professor P Kanungo and young dermatologist of Cuttack. The first scientific activity was a case discussion on BT Hansens with ? Nerve abscess/ ? Sporotrichosis presented by Dr. Monalisah Nanda & Moderated by Dr. C S Sirka. Since then other members like Dr. Kishan Agarwal, Dr. Monalisah Nanda have presented cases and scientific presentation & it’s continuing. Now all these activity are functioning under the umbrella of IADVL Orissa Branch