Forthcoming meetings


Annual Meeting of the Dermatopathology Society of India 2017
Pondicherry, December 1-3, 2017

The annual conference will consist of lectures, slide viewing and slide discussion, glass slide challenge, free papers and poster presentations, and a quiz for postgraduate residents. Lectures on "dermatopathology for beginners" will be held during the slide viewing sessions.

Registration fees
  Upto Sep 30 Upto Oct 31 After Nov 1 and Spot
Residents Rs 2500 Rs 3000 Rs 4000
DSI Members Rs 3000 Rs 3500 Rs 4500
Others Rs 4000 Rs 4500 Rs 5500

Important deadlines
September 30: Early bird registration ends
October 15: Abstract submission ends !! Extended to November 1!!
November 20: Quiz registration ends

For further information, contact the conference secretariat at or call 07373842888

Click here for the brochure with details on how to register for the meeting and submit an abstract.

The scientific programme is available here.



Previous meetings


CME in Dermatopathology

New Delhi, February 18-19, 2017

The CME was organized by Dermatopathology Society of India in association with SIG Dermatopathology (IADVL Academy) and IADVL Delhi Branch on February 18-19, 2017 at AIIMS and India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. It was attended by 150 delegates. Lectures were delivered by 17 faculty members of international and national repute.
A slide viewing session was held at AIIMS, New Delhi on February 18, where all delegates looked at glass slides under the microscope. There were 32 slides that covered a wide range of dermatoses, these being contributed by faculty members from all over the country. A lecture series on “Dermatopathology for Beginners” was introduced, in which 3 faculty members made presentations on basics in dermatopathology including normal skin structure, infiltrates in the skin and histological reaction patterns. These were delivered thrice to groups of 50 delegates each during the microscopy session.
The lectures were held at Juniper Hall, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi on February 19. All slides viewed the previous day were discussed in detail by the contributing faculty. Lectures were also delivered on various topics ranging from horizontal sections on scalp biopsies for alopecia, cutaneous spindle cell tumours, sebaceous proliferations, hypopigmented dermatoses, nail processing and inflammatory nail diseases and unusual bullous lesions.
The meeting ended with a vote of thanks.


International Dermatopathology Conference and Annual Meeting of the Dermatopathology Society of India 2016

Chandigarh, November 11-13, 2016

The departments of Dermatology & Pathology, PGIMER, Chandigarh hosted the meeting which included slide viewing sessions, followed by discussions on the findings in the slides, and didactic lectures by experts in the field, both national and international. Additionally, there was a pre-conference workshop in the forenoon of November 11, 2016 on in-vivo diagnostic procedures with a focus on dermatoscopy.

The scientific programme is available here.


XXXVI Symposium of the International Society of Dermatopathology and Annual Meeting of the Dermatopathology Society of India

New Delhi, November 19-21, 2015.

Click here to reach the meeting webpage which has information about some aspects of the conference.

Dermatopathology Workshop and Dermatology CME

Chandigarh, April 18-19, 2015

Organised by the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research in collaboration with the Government Medical College, Chandigarh, under the aegis of our Society, the dermatopathology workshop consisted of slide viewing followed by slide discussion and lectures by faculty, Dr Rajalakshmi, Dr Radotra, Dr Harsh Mohan, Dr Ramam, Dr Ramesh, Dr Uma Nahar and Dr Sudheer Arava. More than 250 delegates, dermatologists and pathologists, from all over the northern India were in attendance. Other highlights were clinicopathological correlations by senior residents, quiz for postgraduates where 16 teams participated in the prelims and 5 teams were selected for the final rounds, and poster presentation where 22 posters were put up by postgraduates. The delegates participated with enthusiasm till the end of the day, sessions were interactive and the lecture theatre was full.



Joint DSI-SIG-IADVL Microscopy Session at DERMACON 2015

Mangalore, February 13-14, 2015

Our Society, in collaboration with the SIG Dermatopathology and the Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and L eprologists conducted a Microscopy Session in the department of pathology, Father Muller Medical College, Mangalore on the sidelines of the national conference, as we have done at other such meetings in the past. The session was attended by over 300 delegates.


Dermatopathology Workshop

Guntur, December 21, 2014

IADVL, Andhra Pradesh and the departments of Dermatology and Pathology, Guntur Medical College, in association with our Society hosted a one-day Dermatopathology workshop on December 21, 2014. Dr. Sasi Attili and Dr M Ramam from the Society conducted a microscopy session followed by slide discussion and lectures. Dr C Padmavathi Devi of Guntur Medical College presented a lecture.



International Dermatopathology Conference and Annual Meeting of the Dermatopathology Society of India 2014

Bangalore, November 14-16, 2014

group photo bangalore

The International Dermatopathology Conference and Annual DSI Meeting, organised by the departments of Pathology & Dermatology, St. John’s Medical College & Hospital in association with DSI, was held at the St. John’s College auditorium.
A hands-on pre-conference workshop on immunofluorescence techniques in the diagnosis of bullous diseases was held on 13th November.
The conference started on 14th November, with around 450 delegates participating. Aside from the faculty lectures, the programme included slide viewing, the “ glass slide challenge”, quiz and the newly introduced PG debate. 32 free papers and 83 posters were presented during the conference.

Dermatopathology Workshop

Bhopal, August 30, 2014

The departments of Dermatology and Pathology, AIIMS, Bhopal in association with our Society hosted a one-day Dermatopathology workshop on 30th August, 2014. Dr. Manoj Singh conducted an interactive slide seminar and there were lectures on various topics.


Dermatopathology Workshop

Silchar, July 12, 2014

In collaboration with the BARAK chapter of the Northeastern IADVL States branch, our Society organised a one-day workshop in dermatopathology at Silchar Medical College and Hospital.

A total of 30 slides, comprising a mix of both classical and challenging cases, were discussed by Prof M Ramam and Dr.Subhra Dhar. In addition, there were lectures on "An introduction to dermatopathology" by Prof Debashis Datta and 'A dermatologist's approach to vasculitis' by Prof Ramam.


Microscopy Course in Dermatopathology

Bangalore, May 13-14, 2014


St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore in association with Dermatopathology Society of India conducted the microscopy course in Dermatopathology for the second consecutive year on 13th and 14th May, 2014. The faculty comprised of Dr. Rajalakshmi T, Dr. Inchara YK (Pathologists) and Dr. Meryl Antony (Dermatologist).
The course focussed on algorithmic approach to inflammatory skin diseases. There were short lectures on each of the patterns, time for self study of slides at individual microscopes and live projection of the same along with slides of pertinent differential diagnoses. A unique feature of this course was the take-home slide box of 30 cases provided to each participant.
There were 25 participants from all over the country, a mix of postgraduates, junior and senior consultants of both Pathology and Dermatology. The faculty were kept on their toes during the self-study time, with many questions asked and doubts clarified. It was a satisfying experience for both delegates and faculty and the feedback received was very encouraging.

CME Update in Dermatopathology

Ahmedabad, February 22, 2014

In collaboration with the departments of Dermatology and Pathology of the Smt NHL Municipal Medical College, Ahemdabad, our Society conducted a day-long dermatopathology workshop and CME. Dr M Ramam served as the DSI resource person at the meeting.


International Dermatology Update

Chennai, February 9, 2014

Our Society participated in a session at this meeting organized by the Indian Society of Teledermatology. One of our senior members, Dr Mithilesh Chandra made a Skype presentation on Virtual Microscopy from Delhi to delegates in Chennai.


International Dermatopathology Conference and Annual Meeting of the Dermatopathology Society of India 2013

Jaipur, November 15-17, 2013

The annual meeting followed our time-tested format of microscopy and slide discussion, basic and advanced lectures, poster and award paper sessions and a quiz. With an impressive array of international and national speakers, this was an academically rewarding conference.


Dermatopathology Workshop and CME

Aligarh, September 28, 2013

The department of Pathology, JN Medical College, Aligarh organised this meeting in collaboration with our Society. The workshop consisted of microscopy followed by slide discussion by faculty from the department and the DSI represented by Dr Manoj Singh and Dr Mithilesh Chandra.

Dermatopathology Workshop at the IAPM(WB) Annual Conference

Siliguri, September 6, 2013.


The department of Pathology, North Bengal Medical College and the Indian Association of Pathologists and Microbiologists (West Bengal chapter) organized this workshop in collaboration with our Society as part of the Annual State Conference in Siliguri. The workshop consisted of slide microscopy followed by discussion of the cases conducted by faculty from the Society, Dr Subhra Dhar and Dr Sudheer Arava.

Dermatopathology CME

Belgaum, June 15 and 16, 2013

The dermatology department of JN Medical College, Belgaum in association with the IADVL, Karnataka Branch, SIG Dermatopathology and the Society organized a meeting that included basics-oriented lectures, free papers and a quiz for postgraduates along with slide microscopy and discussion sessions.

Microscopy Course in Dermatopathology

Bangalore, April 12 and 13, 2013

This two-day microscopy course in dermatopathology focussed on the algorithmic approach to inflammatory skin diseases for a small group of post-graduate students and junior faculty of pathology and dermatology.

Joint DSI-SIG-IAPM Microscopy Session at DAPCON 2013

New Delhi, February 23, 2013

Our Society, in collaboration with the SIG Dermatopathology and the Indian Association of Pathologists and Microbiologists, Delhi Chapter conducted a Microscopy Session in the department of pathology, AIIMS as part of the pre-conference CME. The session was well appreciated by delegates.

Sister Society Session, Microscopy Session at Dermacon 2013

Ahmedabad, January 25 and 26, 2012

The sisiter society session on Novel Clinico-pathologic Observations was well attended and elicited considerable interest in the audience.

A smaller number of people attended the microscopy session held some distance away from the conference venue. Delegates found the range of slides displayed interesting and challenging. Our thanks to Dr Nailesh Shah, Head and other members of the staff of the Pathology Department, Smt NHL Municipal Medical College, Ahmedabad for their help in making this session a success.

Dermatopathology Workshop at Cuticon WB 2012

Kolkata, December 21 and 22, 2012

kisalay and delegates at kolkataDelegates viewing slides

A workshop consisting of a microscopy session at IPGMER followed a day later by discussion of the slides was held as a part of the annual meeting of IADVL, West Bengal Branch. The workshop was organized by the departments of dermatology and pathology of IPGMER, Kolkata and conducted by faculty from the Society and the SIG, Dermatopathology, Dr Pijush Datta, Dr M Ramam and Dr Subhra Dhar.


Joint Dermatopathology Workshop at Cuticon Odisha 2012

Cuttack, December 15 and 16, 2012

cuttack workshop dr ramesh with delegatesV Ramesh discussing slides with delegates

In collaboration with the IADVL, Odisha Branch, our Society organised a workshop consisting of microscopy and slide discussion sessions. About 100 delegates attended the workshop which was conducted by Dr V Ramesh, who was the Society's resource person at this workshop.


Dermatopathology CME

October 28, 2012, Pune

Rajiv Joshi Rajiv Joshi speaking at the meeting

A dermatopathology CME was organised by the department of dermatology, Smt Kashibai Navale Medical College, Pune in association with the IADVL, Maharashtra State Branch and the Dermatopathology SIG.

The 2 day meeting, attended by about 180 delegates, covered many topics of interest to both trainees and consultants.


Virtual Conference

September 7, 2012, Chennai, New Delhi and Bangalore

Virtual conference

Venkataram Mysore and associates in Bangalore in the panel on the left, Mithilesh Chandra and M Ramam in New Delhi in the panel on the right, as seen by the audience in Chennai.

Our Society, along with the SIG Dermatopathology, participated in a virtual conference as part of Telederm India 2012, the 3rd National Conference of the Indian Society for Teledermatology held in Chennai.
Dr Mithilesh Chandra and Dr M Ramam made a presentation on " A look at granulomas using virtual microscopy: a technology for the new millennium". The presenters were in New Delhi while the audience was in Chennai and Bangalore. The technical aspects of the audio and video transmission were handled well with only a minor hitch when switching from the camera to the presentation on the laptop which was quickly fixed. The histopathological findings could be clearly made out at the remote locations in Chennai and Bangalore indicating the high quality of the transmission. The session was enjoyed both by the audience and the presenters. This is likely to be the shape of the future: virtual microscopy and tele-conferencing.

Quiz MangaloreQuiz in progress

International Dermatopathology CME

August 31-September 2, 2012, Mangalore

A dermatopathology CME was held at Father Muller Medical College, Mangalore in collaboration with the SIG Dermatopathology of the IADVL and Father Muller Medical College. This meeting was designated a Regional Clinico-pathologic Colloquium of the International Society of Dermatopathology.

An entire day was given over to a hands-on microscopy session which included many slides of common and interesting conditions. There was also a self-assessment section of slides. All the cases were discussed by the faculty in sessions over the next 2 days. In addition, there were lectures by international and national faculty, free papers, e-posters and a quiz. The meeting was attended by more than 400 delegates.

Joint Dermatopathology Workshop

August 18-19, 2012, Shimla

Shimla Microscopy Microscopy session

Organized in collaboration with the SIG Dermatopathology and the IADVL, Himachal, Chandigarh and Punjab branch, the workshop was held at Indira Gandhi Medical College in Shimla. There were 30 microscopes in 2 spacious labs for delegates to view the 30 glass slides of classical and interesting cases. There was adequate time to see all the cases. Slides were discussed using a microscope hooked up to a projection system allowing for all the histopathological findings on the glass slide to be shown and for doubts to be clarified. More than 50 dermatology and pathology postgraduates and consultants from Shimla, Tanda, Chandigarh, Amritsar, Patiala and Faridkot attended the workshop which was conducted by Dr Manoj Singh, Dr Sujay Khandpur and Dr M Ramam.
Our thanks to Dr Vinay Shanker, President of the Branch and his team for the effort they made to ensure everything went well. They had also arranged for wonderful weather which was a relief from the heat and humidity of the plains!

Joint DSI-SIG-IAPM Microscopy Session

March 31 2012, New Delhi

The Society collaborated with the Dermatopathology Special Interest Group of the IADVL and the Indian Association of Pathologists and Microbiologists, Delhi Chapter to organize a Microscopy Session in the Pathology Department, AIIMS followed by discussion of the cases.

This session with a low registration fee of Rs. 100 (yes, only one hundred!) targeted residents in pathology and dermatology and also consultants with an interest in the subject. The session was well attended with some delegates traveling from Chandigarh and Kolkata to participate.

Sister Society Meeting including a Microscopy Sesion

February 10, 2012 , Jaipur

A sister society meeting was held in collaboration with the Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists. This included a Microscopy Session held in the Department of Pathology, SMS Medical College, Jaipur from 9 AM-3.30 AM A scientific session was held from 5 PM to 6 PM at BM Birla Auditorium, Jaipur. where our guest speaker Balbir Bhogal of St John's Institute of Dermatology, London presented an update on Autoimmune blistering disorders. This was followed by a discussion of key slides from the Microscopy Session by the faculty