Dear Members, I am blessed to lead this august association, ASSOCIATION OF CUTANEOUS SURGEONS OF (INDIA), which is the second largest professional body of Dermatologists in India. Procedural dermatology encompassing Dermato-surgery, LASERs, Aesthetic Dermatology, and Hair transplantation has always been my passion. Dermatology has grown leaps and bounds in the past two decades, courtesy, dermatologists across the globe took to procedural dermatology to unchartered territories. Professional associations like ACS(I) and many such associations across the world have played an important role in the development of Specialty.
It is a matter of joy and pride for me take over as the Honorary Secretary General of one of the acclaimed medical associations of India, the Association of Cutaneous Surgeons (India). ACS(I) has a rich history of disseminating knowledge and hands-on experience on Cutaneous Surgery amongst Dermatologists & Plastic Surgeons across India and the Globe. The current Executive Committee (EC) under the able, dynamic Presidentship of Dr R Raghunatha Reddy took over from 20 th April 2019. We, the EC of ACS(I) 2019-21 hope to carry on and build on the good work done by the previous ECs of ACS(I).
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The Association of Cutaneous Surgeons of India – ACS(I) – is the premier organization in the country devoted to the promotion and advancement of knowledge and skills in the field of surgical and aesthetic dermatology. The aim of the association is to educate dermatologists, conduct conferences and workshops, promote research and assist in public health education in the field of dermatologic surgery and, thereby, improve the quality of cutaneous surgery training in the country.
ACS(I) is in existence since 1999. Its roots, however, go back to the last quinquennium of the 20th century when it was formed by the merger of two national bodies representing cutaneous surgeons in the country - the Association of Dermatologic Surgeons of India (ADSI) and the Indian Academy of Cutaneous Surgeons (IACS), established in 1995 and 1996 respectively.
President : Dr R Raghunatha Reddy
Hon. Secretary General : Dr Dinesh Kumar Devaraj
Imm. Past President : Dr Sacchidanand S
Honorary Treasurer : Dr Jagadish P
Vice President : Dr Swapnil Shah
Vice President : Dr Col. Biju Vasudevan
Joint Secretary : Dr Manas Rajan Puhan
Joint Secretary : Dr Pradeep Kumari
Dr. Dinesh Kumar Devaraj
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