Dr Jayadev Betkerur, Professor, Department of Dermatology, JSS Medical College, Mysuru, has taken over as National President of Indian Association of Dermatologist, Venereologists and Leprologist (IADVL) from Dr Kiran Godse at the recently concluded 49th Annual Conference of IADVL, E-DERMACON 21, in Bengaluru. IADVL is an association representing more than 13,000 skin specialists from India.
Dr Jayadev Betkerur, started his career as a lecturer at the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belgaum, after which he served as an Assistant Professor at Dr BR Ambedkar Medical College and Assistant Professor at JSS Medical College, Mysuru. He is now serving as Professor at the same Institute. Dr Betkerur requested all the members of IADVL to extend complete support in fulfilling the theme of the association for the year 2021 which is: IADVL for Community and Member Welfare. As part of this theme, IADVL focuses on educating, enlightening and emancipating the community about various skin related issues such as the epidemic of fungal infection, the abuse and misuse of steroids, the harmful effects of over the counter treatments, misconception of diseases such as vitiligo, leprosy and seeking help from qualified dermatologists rather than unqualified people. The member welfare measures include helping people in times of need like in the event of illnesses, accidents and untimely death.