Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

: 2019  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 2-

President's Message

B Veerendra Kumar 
 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Oral Microbiology, DAPM R V Dental College and Hospital, Banglore, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
B Veerendra Kumar
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Oral Microbiology, DAPM R V Dental College and Hospital, Banglore, Karnataka

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Dear IAOMP members,

I extend warm greetings to everyone!!! Over the years, I have been constantly associated with our association in various executive roles and it is now an honor for me to serve my parent association as the president.

Though we are one of the largest associations of oral pathologists in the world, the need of the hour is the fact that we have to create an awareness among the general public and general practitioners about the existence and the uniqueness of our specialty as well as emphasize on the tremendous potential that our specialty can provide for the betterment of the society.

In order to do this, the association has planned several events along with the conference, postgraduate convention and CDE programs which are generally conducted. Some of the activities that we have intended for the current year include the following:

To update the current website by making it more dynamic, interactive and informativeTo issue certificates to all the life members as well as issue of office bearer's certificatesTo conduct a workshop to deliberate upon several key issues being faced by oral pathologists around the country which will in turn allow us to make a collective representation to the government, apex body as well as respective health universitiesTo start a national registry of oral diseases which will in turn help to collect epidemiological data on key oral diseases such as oral potentially malignant diseases, oral cancer and odontogenic lesionsTo start nationwide oral cancer awareness programs with the help of various dental establishments in India with the title “INDIA CAN”To produce a motivational video on the subject of oral pathology.

We hope to achieve the objectives that we have set forth in the coming year, for which we need constant support and encouragement of all the association members.

I take this opportunity to thank each and every member in the executive committee for their efforts in ensuring that the flag of our association is flying high.