Journal of Indian Society of Periodontology

: 2013  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 835--838

Report of the 38 th ISP National Conference Periospandanam

Siby T Chennankara, Siby T Chennankara 
 Organizing secretary

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 24-10-13 - Preconference Courses

Pre Conference courses were held on 24 th October 2013 and were inaugurated by Past President Of ISP and Conference Chairman Dr. BRR Varma at 9 am in the presence of ISP President Dr. Santhosh Sreedhar, Secretary Dr. Balaji Manohar, Conference Secretary Dr. Biju Thomas, Organising Secretary Dr. Siby T Chennankara, Pre conference Chairman Dr. Anil M and Convenor Dr. Anuradha Bhaskar. There were 4 courses viz. Root Coverage surgery - Simplified Newer techniques (periosteal pedicle flap in root coverage), Complications In Bone Grafting, Read and Intercept CT, CBCT, and 3DCT and Innovative ridge and Sinus Augmentation Techniques by Dr. Peter Nordland, Dr. Jeevan Aiyyappa, Dr. Sharad Sahai and Dr. Tarun Kumar respectively. 160 delegates participated in the courses.

 25-10-2013 - Conference

Conference programmes were started on 25 th October 2013 at 9 am with E poster presentations by post graduate students.There were around 900 presentations in this category. This session was carried out simultaneously in 8 halls.

 Executive Committee Meeting

Fourth EC Meeting of ISP was held from 1.30 to 3.30 pm.

 Inaugural Function

The formal inauguration of the Conference was held at 4.30 pm at the Sree Gokulam Convention Center. Conference was inaugurated by the chief guest, Hon. Governor of Kerala, Sri Nikhil Kumar. Guest of Honour, Sri Vayalar Ravi, Hon. Union minister for Overseas, delivered the Key Note address. The meeting was presided over by ISP President Dr. Santhosh Sreedhar who also delivered the Presidential Address. ISP secretary Dr. Balaji Manohar, ISP President- elect, Dr. Ashish Jain, Conference chairman Dr. BRR Varma, Conference Secretary Dr. Biju Thomas, and Scientific Chairman Dr. Nandakumar K also spoke during the function. All the ISP Awards were presented during the inaugural function. Organising Secretary Dr. Siby T Chennankara proposed the vote of thanks.


Soon after the inaugural function, the Dr. (Mrs.) Ginwala Oration was presented by Dr. Peter Nordland from USA which concluded at 7 pm.


The Carnival was arranged in a beautiful Island just 5 km from the venue at Bolgatty Palace and provided traditional tastes of Kerala. The evening included a display of Kathakali artists, games for the kids, video jokey and DJ with fellowship.

 26 -10-2013 - Past President's Pavilion

The day started with the Past President's breakfast which was followed by inauguration of the past president's pavilion by unveiling portraits of all the past leaders of ISP in presence of all the delegates. There was also a special function arranged to honour all the past president's before starting the scientific sessions simultaneously in all the halls.


The Dr. G B Shankwalkar Oration was presented by Dr. Ulf Lerner from Sweden.

 Scientific Programmes

In addition to the 2 key note orations, there were Guest lectures by eminent faculty, numerous E- posters, Scientific papers by life members, Point, Counter- Point sessions, TEAM Evaluation and PerioQuiz. It was for the first time that Point, Counter-Point sessions and TEAM were introduced in a ISP National Conference. PerioQuiz was also a new venture of 38 th conference and was conducted in a new style. After the preliminary round, 5 teams were selected for the final round. Guest Lectures were held on 'Reconstruction of lost Interdental papilla 'and 'Esthetic considerations in Implant site development' by Dr. Peter Nordland; 'Similarities and Dissimilarities between periodontitis and osteoporosis-Can Osteoporosis drugs be used in periodontal Therapy?' and 'Wnt Signalling system as a novel regulator of bone remodelling' by Dr. Ulf Lerner; 'Evidence based science for Bone Grafts, Growth Factors and Implant Success- a histologic and histomorphometric perspective' by Dr. Hari S Prasad; 'Bioaerosol contamination - a closer look for a healthier working life' by Dr. R Suresh, Chennai and 'Multiplanar CBCT imaging in periodontics -Diagnosis and assessment of treatment out comes' by Dr. Sharad Sahai.

 Annual General Body Meeting

AGM of the society was the held at the main hall of the convention centre. The meeting discussed all the agendas and took important decisions.An election also was conducted to elect new EC members for the next year.


By 7 pm, delegates were taken to Samudrika at the Cochin Harbour for the Gala Banquet. All the delegates thoroughly enjoyed the breezy, serene coastal venue, the delicious menu and the variety entertainment programmes.

 27 -12-2013

The last day of the conference was also tightly scheduled with guest lectures, A Point, Counter- Point session, free papers etc;

All the delegates and traders who participated in this event appreciated efforts of the Conference organizing team. Around 25 sponsors were present to support the conference. The principal sponsor was Colgate, Gold Sponsor - Listerine and Instrument partner- Hu Friedy. Transportation facility was provided to all delegates during the conference. Accommodation was also provided to all delegates on requisition. All entries and registration were monitored by Barcode facility and all the delegates were gifted with bags. We also provided arrangements for pre - and post- conference tour packages in Kerala.

Valedictory function

The curtain for the 38 th ISP Conference finally came down with a valedictory function on the 27 th October 2013 at 3 pm.The meeting was chaired by ISP President Dr. Sathosh Sreedhar. The Head office honored all the COC members and host SPIK for all the support and coordination.

Dr. Siby T Chennankara

Organizing secretary