15TH IPS NATIONAL POST GRADUATE CONVENTION 2013 14-16th June, 2013
June 16, 2013
15th Indian Prosthodontic Society’s Post Graduate Student National Convention was held in the premises of I.T.S – Centre for Dental Studies & Research, Murad Nagar, Ghaziabad (UP) from 14th – 16th June, 2013. Dr (Prof.) Hari Parkash was the Organising Chairman and Dr (Prof.) Akshay Bhargava was the Organizing Secretary of the 15th IPS PG Convention and Dr Sharad Gupta was scientific convenor. The Chief Patron of the convention was Dr R P Chadha ( Chairman , I.T.S The Education Group). The patrons were Dr Mahesh Verma (Director Principal, MAIDS) and Lt. Gen. Vimal Arora, VSM** (DGDS, Army Dental Corps).
Day started with an overwhelming response by delegates all over India. Registration counters were opened at 8.00am and were run till five in the evening. A total of 45 spot registrations, 876 pre-registered students, 186 pre-registered faculty delegates reported that is total of 1107. A registration counter was also available at ITS Dental College, Greater Noida for 166 students whose Pre-Convention Courses were centred there. PCC were conducted in two venues , 21 free Pre-Convention Courses with Hospitality accommodating nearly 1100 delegates with 9 Gurukuls was conducted. The delegates and faculty appreciated the excellent air conditioning provided in the venue.
The Inauguration Programme was presided as chief guest by Sh. Jitin Prasada, Hon’ble Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Government of India. He remarked the novelty of the design of the souvenir. He also acknowledged all the organising members for inviting him as chief guest for 15th IPS PG Convention and he wished the convention a great success.
Decoration of hall for 15th IPS PG convention was appreciated by Chief Guest, Patrons and Audience. Final flavour was added by military band that was played at the end of inauguration. Inauguration was followed by Gala Dinner behind the beautifully lit ITS campus. Pleasant weather continued the second day with prominent key note speaker especially oration lecture where it surpass sitting capacity of 600 people and was attended by all faculty and delegates crossing more than 750 delegates in the main auditorium.
The convention witnessed the best and brightest minds from all over the country descending at the institute to share their views and enlighten & motivate the young minds attending the convention.It included Oration Lecture, 6 keynote lectures, 9 Gurukuls by Eminent Prosthodontists from all over the country. More than 950 Post Graduate Student Delegates presented 330 Paper Presentations, 120 E-Posters and 80 Table Clinics during the Convention.
A Dental Trade Fair was held during the main convention i.e. from 15th- 16th June, in which leading traders of Dental Industry like Confident as principal sponsor, Colgate Palmolive India Ltd as Gold Sponsor and Unicorn Denmart, Kavo, IDS, Dentsply, AVCO and many more exhibited their products. After the 1st and 2nd day of Brain storming sessions of knowledge and expertise, the delegates were treated to sumptous banquet at Hotel Raddison Blue, Ghaziabad. Nearly 800 delegates including students and faculty enjoyed the excellent dinner and nostalgic ambience provided by Hotel Raddison Blue.
Valedictory function was attended by all dignitaries. The President Elect Dr Mahendranath Reddy congratulated the organising committee and stated that it was “THE FANTASTIC POST GRADUATE CONVENTION”. Dr V Rangarajan Secretary Cum Treasurer IPS also stated “SO FAR THIS CONVENTION IS BEST IN THE HISTORY OF IPS CONVENTIONS”. He also praised on the transportation provided to all faculty members by organizing committee. He also remarked on the excellent organisation and planning to the minute details in a successful manner by organising committee. He congratulated Dr Hari Parkash, Dr Akshay Bhargava and their team for successful conduction of such a mega event.