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The Indian Society for Paediatric Dermatology was established in 1996 by a group of like-minded dermatologists with the sole purpose of propagating the science of paediatric dermatology in India. The aim of the society henceforth has been, to stimulate and promote appropriate medical and scientific research and to publish the results of such research, to contribute to the education of trainees in Dermatology and scientific workers in the field of paediatrics Dermatology and to arrange and provide for the holding of scientific meetings/symposia. The society organizes medical educational programs and symposia in different parts of the country multiple times a year as well as a full-fledged National conference once every year, starting from November 1996. A full-fledged journal, “Indian Journal of paediatric dermatology” dealing exclusively with issues pertaining to paediatric dermatology is published regularly starting from 1998. The society sponsors fellowship for young dermatologist in the speciality of paediatric dermatology in appropriate recognised centres after proper scrutiny. It also encourages work on the subject of paediatric dermatology by awarding grants to the department and the worker for the best thesis on paediatric dermatology. Young dermatologists are also encouraged by waving the registration for the participants whose papers were accepted in the award paper sessions in the National conference and by generously awarding the best papers and posters. The society also sponsors travel grants and registration for suitable candidates to attend international conferences of paediatric Dermatology. The society maintains a continuous relation with other sister societies internationally and regularly invite foreign speakers to the conferences and symposia conducted in India. With this the society has been significantly successful in popularising the subject of paediatric dermatology in the country and wishes to continue to do so in the future.

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The Indian Journal of Paediatric Dermatology (IJPD) is the only dedicated pediatric dermatology journal in India. It caters all fields pertaining to paediatric dermatology. It started when the Indian Society for Paediatric Dermatology found the need to keep the members abreast with the recent trends in the field and also found the need to record the vast wealth of knowledge in terms of variety of cases seen. It also intended, through the journal, to promote research both clinical and applied, among its members 

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Indian Journal of Paediatric Dermatology (IJPD) is the official publication of Indian Society for Paediatric Dermatology (ISPD). When the association was formed, it was decided to publish a bulletin to communicate and educate the members regarding the activities of the association and updating their knowledge in the field of Paediatric Dermatology. The two page bulletin was edited by Dr. D. A Satish, the Vice- President of association. It continued for two years and in 1998 ISPD had decided to come out with full fledged journal. The founder editor of the journal was Dr. Deepak Parikh. He nurtured the journal and gave shape to its organization and continued for 5-6 years. At that time, ISPD used to distribute a copy of the journal to all IADVL members during its annual meetings. This attracted many more dermatologists to ISPD.

ISPD instituted award for the best article published in the journal in the year 2002. Later Dr. D.M Thappa took over the editorship from Dr. Deepak Parikh. He brought newer ideas and the journal grew in stature. Dr S. Criton took over the editorship in 2008. He instituted more changes and new sections were introduced. Dr Sandipan Dhar, the present editor, took over the editorship in July 2013 and has brought upon radical improvements and started the journal on a path to indexing .

  Scope of the journal

The journal will cover technical and clinical studies related to health, ethical and social issues in field of Paediatric Dermatology And Related Subjects. Articles with clinical interest and implications will be given preference.

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