Time Topic Speaker
Master of ceremonies: Amrita Chatterjee
09.00-09.35 AM SESSION 1
“Dermatology” Neglecta
Reality Check on this discounted aspect of Dermatology
09.00-09.10 AM Flashback
Does it ring a bell?
Sukesh MS
Consultant Dermato-trichologist, Peoples Tree-CITI-Fortis Hospitals, Bengaluru
09.12-09.22 AM A Factual Reappraisal
The psychological burden of cutaneous disorders
Deepashri Daulatabad
Senior Resident, Dept. of Dermatology & STD,UCMS-GTB Hospital, New Delhi
09.25-09.35 AM ZAZEN
(‘zazen’, a traditional Japanese word from Zen Buddhism means “seated meditation”)
10 minutes of Relaxing Meditation for All……..
09.37-10.05 AM SESSION 2
The Incognito Axis of Dermatopathogenesis
Exploring the Mind-Body-Skin Interface
09.37-09.50 AM The Chronicles of Psychodermatology
The Cutis, the Cortex and the Cortisol.
Savita Yadav
Assistant Professor Dept. of Dermatology & STD,AIIMS, New Delhi
09.52-10.05 AM Brass Tacks of PsychoDerm
A Practical Classification of Psychodermatological Disorders
Brijesh Nair
Consultant Dermatologist, Sanjivani Hospital, Kochi
Dr Naresh Trehan
Chairman & Managing Director, MEDANTA The Medicity
Dr Achal Bhagat
Senior Consultant Psychiatrist & Psychotherapist,Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi
Dr V Ramesh
Professor & Head, Department of Dermatology & STD, VMMC & Safdurjung Hospital, New Delhi
10.30-10.45 AM TEA BREAK
10.47-11.25 AM SESSION 3
Unraveling the Nexus
DThe Clinical Hem of Dermatology and Psychiatry
10.47–11.00 AM Impulse, Obsessions,Delusions and more..
Primary Psychiatric Disorders Revisited
Vipul Rastogi
Associate Consultant Psychiatrist, Medanta:The Medicity, Gurugram
11.02–11.12 AM Mind over Skin
Understanding the impact of stress over pre-existing Dermatoses
Sakshi Srivastava
Senior Consultant Dermatologist, Jaypee Hospital, Noida
11.15-11.25 AM Skin over Mind
Dermatoses with significant psychological impact
Pallavi Ailawadi
Senior Resident Dept. of Dermatology, MAMC-LN Hospital
11.30-11.45 PM SESSION 4
Secrets Revealed……
From the Psychiatrists to Dermatologis
Psychiatric Evaluation made Simple
Tips, tricks and Scales for pronto patient evaluation
Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Senior Consultant Psychiatrist & Psychotherapist, Paras Hospital, Gurugram
11.47-12.05 PM AND THE AWARD GOES TO…….
The   DERMASOURCE LOGO   Innovation Award
12.10-12.35 PM SESSION 5
The Inter-specialty Polemy (Debate)
Dermatologists are well-equipped to handle PsD patients alone!
For: Brijesh Nair
Against: Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Referees: Achal Bhagat, SN Bhattacharya
12.37-01. 15 PM SESSION 6
Looking thru the Psychiatrist’s Lens
Evaluation and treatment made simple…..
12.37-12.47 PM Nocebo Effect in Dermatology
Identifying and mitigating the therapeutic barrier
Sidharth Sonthalia
Medical Director & Senior Consultant Dermatologist, Skinnocence, Gurugram
12.48-12.58 PM Dermatologist’s dilemma
When do I let my baby go and to whom?
Sheilly Kapoor
Senior Consultant Dermatologist, Medanta, Gurugram
01.00-01.10 PM Therapeutic Prelude
Improvising methodology of Dermatological treatments
Sonali Langar
Senior Consultant Dermatologist, Apollo Hospital, Noida
01.10-01.37 PM SESSION 7
Psychopharmacology – The Essentials To Know!
A Review for Dermatologists
01.10-01.23 PM Psychopharmacology
An Introductory course for dermatologists
Saurabh Mehrotra
Senior Consultant Psychiatrist, Medanta:The Medicity, Gurugram
01.25-01.38 PM Do’s & Dont’s
Dermatotherapeutics & Psychopharmacology
KK Sharma
Professor Emeritus, Pharmacology, Sharda Univ., Noida & Former HOD of Pharmacology and Principal, UCMS-GTBH, New Delhi
01.45-02.25 PM LUNCH BREAK
02.30-02.43 PM SESSION 8
Basics for Dermatologists
Non-pharmacological Intervention for Dermatologists
Biofeedback, Habit Reversal and others
Preeti Singh
Senior Clinical Psychologist & Psychotherapist, Paras Hospital, Gurugram
02.45-03.15 PM SESSION 9
When the going gets really tough…
Seeking Solutions to Challenging Scenarios
02.45-02.52 PM STIs, HIV and Mental health
Dermatology Inquisitor
Ramanjit Singh
Senior Consultant Dermatologist, Medanta, Gurugram
02.53-03.00 PM Cryptic skin lesions in a child – Signs of an actual Dermatosis or inflicted Abuse
Dermatology Inquisitor
Bincy Varghese
Consultant Dermatologist, Miracles Mediclinic, Gurugram
03.00-03.12 PM Psychiatric Pedagogue
Achal Bhagat
Senior Consultant Psychiatrist & Psychotherapist, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi &
Chairperson of “Saarthak”
(Saarthak is a very well known South Asian Volunteer group that advocates for the rights of people living with mental illness)
03.15-03.40 PM Council of Experts
Vibhu Mendiratta
Professor of Dermatology, LHMC-SK Hospital, New Delhi
Achal Bhagat
Senior Consultant Psychiatrist, Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi Specialist & Representative from PRAYAS Juvenile Aid Centre (JAC) Society
Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Soni Nanda
Sr. Consultant Dermatologist, Skin & Smile Clinic, New Delhi


03.45 PM to 05.00 PM


Brijesh Nair, Jyoti Kapoor Madan, Sidharth Sonthalia, Sachin Dhawan
Achal Bhagat, Jyoti Kapoor Madan, SN Bhattacharya, Saurabh Mehrotra,
Sheilly Kapoor, Sidharth Sonthalia, Vipul Rastogi



  • In this workshop, 4-5 real-life clinical situations will be created on stage for the delegates in a pre-scripted manner, and volunteer delegates will be invited to attempt and counsel the ‘mock’ patients, who will be trained and rehearsed theatre artists.
  • The volunteer delegate dermatologists will face a tough patient scenario and would have to handle and counsel the mock patient to the best of his/her ability.
  • After the role play finishes (timed: – 10-15 minutes per patient), an EXPERT PANEL of Senior Psychiatrists and Dermatologists proficient in psychodermatology will then point out the errors or lacunae in the management of the difficult patient and display the IDEAL way of dealing in such a tricky clinical situation.

This model of learning will be used for the first time in the history of Indian Dermatology!