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Session Information

FOC U035 - Dermatology in India: Effectively Making Waves in Resource Poor Settings

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Sunday, March 23

CME Credits: 1.00

Location: Room 607

Time: 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Director: Shyam Bhanushankar Verma, MBBS, DVD

Learning Objectives:
Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Discuss the diversity of dermatology training and practice in different countries.
  • Identify the various dermatoses present in different skin types, how stark the presentation can be and how they are dealt with in resource poor settings.
  • Recognize how nondermatological factors like culture and socioeconomic status can affect the practice of dermatology in a given country.

The same session last year was a tremendous success amongst a Western audience who was keen to see the diversity of practice in other countries. There were many requests to repeat this session as many interested people missed it and wanted to attend. This session will highlight how fascinating clinical dermatology can be in a country that boasts a vibrant association of dermatovenereoleprologists (IADVL) that battles constantly with non-medical problems such as poverty, lack of awareness and slack administration, and yet has succeeded in making waves internationally in almost all areas of dermatology. Attendees will witness the diversity of clinical material that Indian dermatologists encounter on a day-to-day basis. Attendees will gain insight on the impact of socioeconomic and cultural factors in dermatology practice, and become aware of some enviable clinical skills practiced by Indian dermatologists. Rare cases will form a thick icing on the cake!