|LETTER TO EDITOR
|Year : 2016 | Volume
| Issue : 2 | Page : 206
Indian Endodontic Society: Looking beyond horizons…
Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Nair Dental College, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
|Date of Web Publication||9-Dec-2016|
K S Banga
Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Nair Dental College, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
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Banga K S. Indian Endodontic Society: Looking beyond horizons…. Endodontology 2016;28:206
Indian Endodontic Society is gearing up to host its first International Endodontic Conference as the 19th Scientific Congress of Asia Pacific Endodontic Confederation (APEC) in New Delhi from April 5, 2017, to April 8, 2017.
As we move forward, I reflect on our achievements in recent years. Today, we have membership strength of about 3000 including active and student members. Since the number of paper presentations at the National Postgraduate (PG) Convention and Annual Conference is limited, it was felt that there were no enough opportunities to showcase the talents of students. With this in mind, the West Zone convention was started in the year 2012 to foster the PG students toward excellence. It gives an opportunity to many students to showcase their efforts through paper and poster presentations, at the same time also learn about the recent advancements in the field from the learned personalities who are also selected from the same Zone. The convention is preferably conducted at a dental college with low registration charges. Five such West Zone conventions have been conducted till date starting with Nagpur, Mumbai, Pune, Indore, and last one at Daman, Gujarat, in 2016. The average attendance at such meetings is about 250–300. The same was replicated as a North Zone convention at Chandigarh.
In 2008, we had announced funding for special scientific projects for members and it had seen good response. In 2008, we had brought out the first ever edition of Standards of Practice in Endodontics, which provided the guidelines to members of IES for quality endodontic practice.
In 2013, the IES proposed the formation of Indian Board of Endodontics which will award diplomate to its members who were required to appear online theory examinations, submit their clinical cases, and also appear for a practical examination to be considered awarding of diplomate. The first practical examination for the same will be held soon.
Our Journal Endodontology has finally arrived with a new avatar and is soon to be indexed under the dynamic Editor Dr. Sanjay Miglani, who also has the distinction of being the first Indian to be the President-elect of APEC.
IES had a huge successful presence in the recently concluded International Federation of Endodontic Associations (IFEA) meeting at Cape Town, South Africa, by returning with Dr. Anil Kohli and Dr. Gopi Krishna getting elected on IFEA board. We await the IFEA in 2020 in Chennai but are gearing strongly for APEC in April 2016 where we have a galaxy of speakers to enrich us with their knowledge.
IES has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Iranian Endodontic Society for an exchange program and joint scientific activities.
We have also launched a very friendly mobile app for Indian Endodontic Society for its members to keep them connected. We are in the process to launch awards for excellence to students for extraordinary work, number of publications, leadership to take them the next level.
As I dream to get quality endodontics for the average citizen of this country, I expect all members of IES to help me achieve this goal.
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