Dear All,

It is indeed a matter of great pride and pleasure to be the host for all of you who will assemble in Srinagar for the Dermoscopy Conclave 2018. It is such a good feeling to act as the host for my seniors, my friends and colleagues and also my ex-students.

Dermoscope is called as the stethoscope for the dermatologists and believe me once you start using it regularly, you start liking it more and more and you realize how helpful it can prove to be in your daily dermatology practice.

As students in dermatology we have had really little training or even a formal exposure to Dermoscopy and this is what makes this conclave interesting and practically so important for all of us.

I am really thankful to all the faculty members from outside the state who have come all the way from their respective places to our valley for Dermoscopy Conclave 2018. I sincerely wish that they enjoy the time here in our beautiful valley. Our sincere thanks to Dr Sidharth Sonthalia, Dr Arshdeep,Dr Deepak Jakhar, Prof Dharmendra Arora, and Dr Ishmeet Kaur and also Dr Yasmeen who is representing the valley among the speakers. And heart-felt thanks to our worthy chairpersons who have graced the occasion with their presence.

This Concalve will consist of very short lectures followed by practical training and demonstration on patients and the focus will be to give a basic introduction to the art and science of Dermoscopy.

I wish all the participating delegates to go back with some practical beneficial knowledge and skills in their sleeves/minds/hands.

Wishing all of you the best!

Dermoscopy Conclave 2018