|Year : 2018 | Volume
| Issue : 5 | Page : 375-376
And the show goes on!
Nitin Hemchandra Dani
President, Indian Society of Periodontology, Private Practitioner, 26, Maniknagar, Gangapur Road, Nashik - 422 013, Maharashtra, India
|Date of Web Publication||3-Sep-2018|
Nitin Hemchandra Dani
President, Indian Society of Periodontology, Private Practitioner, 26, Maniknagar, Gangapur Road, Nashik - 422 013, Maharashtra
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
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Dani NH. And the show goes on!. J Indian Soc Periodontol 2018;22:375-6
You have to pass the baton, everyone takes a turn and chips in. That's what great teams do!
Being elevated to the highest post in your own professional association is one of the most cherished feelings you can get. And I thank each and every one of you for bestowing this honor on me, and for finding me capable of leading the ISP family. Being the President does give you lofty ideas that one would like to implement and hope that they perpetuate in the years to come!
But soon enough you get to realize that the ISP is really a family, where one has a partner (who runs the show) and a host of close relatives; keep tabs on you. In my address as a President Elect I had put forth some ideas that I wanted to implement in my tenure. I may not have been successful in taking some of them to their logical conclusions, but you can be sure that I tried my best.
I started off by writing to all of you emphasizing the need for open lines of communication. From my side I have answered every mail, every message and every call that came to me, and promptly too.
I had also mentioned that we would look at the ISP Constitution and suitably amend it iron out irregularities which could prove to be areas of friction in the years to come. I was blessed with a very pro-active and efficient committee which took up this responsibility with exemplary zeal. I am happy to inform you that most of the preliminary work has been completed and soon the document will be sent to you for your opinion. Hopefully the process could get completed in the coming year.
One of the tasks that we could accomplish is the compilation of “Good Clinical Practice Recommendations” A core committee of the ISP members (which included a healthy mix of academicians and clinicians), along with key opinion leaders from other specialty organizations, (both dental and medical) and a few General Dental Practitioners deliberated issues relating to periodontal care. ISP has come out with its own handbook for practicing dentist and we hope to release the document by this year end.
Science is the back bone of any professional organization. Displaying commitment to furthering this objective, I can proudly say that ISP has really spread the seeds of knowledge far and wide throughout the country. In a short space of nine months we have organized four national programs i.e., PG Convention, PG Orientation Program, UG Conference and the Annual Conference. We have also convened three Rapid Revision courses, three Colloquiums and three ISP Integrate programs at different parts of India. I congratulate all the organizing ISP Study Groups and colleges for this stupendous task.
We also arranged for lectures for UG Students and Interns in select dental colleges through our on-going lecture series and had Professional Enrichment Programs for the general dentists all over the country; thus spreading the importance of our branch throughout the profession. We did our bit for the common man by arranging for Oral Hygiene Day celebration in as many places as we could.
The most important task we achieved was the regularization of the Journal of the ISP and I can proudly state that everything is ship-shape on that front, and I have done my bit to ensure wide publicity to our JISP.
I had wanted to arrange a special scientific meeting for Life Members, the ISP Conclave, but due to situations beyond my control we were not able to do it. Maybe the incoming executive committee members can take this idea further.
I have a profound sense of gratitude and satisfaction for being a member of such an organization like ISP which caters to the needs of each and every one of us and I extol you for being so involved in running the show. Once again I thank you from the bottom of my heart for showing faith in my abilities as a leader. And to be frank, the job I loved the most was talking to all of you through my messages.
I wish the incumbent President all the best as the show must go on!