On behalf of all Kannadigas, I take pleasure in welcoming you to Pedicon 2017.
Like the proverbial seven-year-itch, it is after seven long years that we are once again getting on to organizing yet another memorable National Pedicon. The last time we got this opportunity was in the year 2009 and we are proud that people still remember the event fondly. We’ve come a long way since those days. Today Karnataka has a bigger team, brimming with young talent and fresh ideas. The days ahead will indeed be exciting for us as we strive to meet your expectations and prepare to deliver the quality of excellence that Pedicon is known for.
The host city Bangalore is great cosmopolitan city sporting a multicultural milieu. It is often called as a ‘Mini India’. A hub of IT sector and high end technology industries, this city attracts people from all over India and many nations of the world. Hence every delegate will feel at home here. January is also the best time of the year to visit Bangalore as the weather is most pleasant during this time. Bangalore offers excellent venues for sightseeing and shopping. Hence you can look forward to a refreshing holiday too. If you plan for an extended stay, you could plan for a complete holiday visiting the historical destinations like Mysore, Hampi, Chitradurga and Bijapur. Or you can chill out at hill stations like Coorg and Chikmagalur which are situated in the Western Ghats. A trip to Mangalore would be apt to luxuriate on the beach. Any which way you look at it, it would be worth your while to attend Pedicon 2017.
I am delighted that Bangalore Pediatric Society has taken up the challenge of organizing Pedicon 2017. BPS is huge organization comprising more than half the number of pediatricians of Karnataka state. BPS members are frontrunners and pioneers and the entire state looks up to BPS for leadership and inspiration. I wish to express my appreciation of the initiative taken by BPS in organizing this conference, which will be done with the co-operation of all pediatricians of Karnataka. I must especially appreciate Organizing Chairman Dr. Govindaraj and Organizing Secretary Dr. Karunakara B. P. who have taken up the onerous responsibility.
I am sure with their experience and imagination, innovation and spirit of enterprise, they will be able to put up a splendid show and make this the best Pedicon ever.
I call upon all IAP members to support their endeavour by registering early.
I welcome you one and all, once again.
With warm regards,
Dr. Santosh T. Soans
Immediate Past President
IAP Karnataka State Branch
Dr. Govindaraj M Chief Organizing Chairman