IADVL (Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists & Leprologists) is an association of Indian medical specialists who manage patients with skin diseases, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and leprosy. It was established on 28th January, 1973 at Udaipur after merger of separate regional bodies of skin and STD specialists.
Dr. (late) B.N. Banerjee was elected the First President while Dr. L.K. Bhutani was chosen as the First Honorary General Secretary. IADVL was registered at Lucknow on 8th May, 1975 under the Societies registration Act. (21 of 1860)
The Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists (IADVL) is now a cherished body. The association unites these specialists under one umbrella and works for the betterment of the specialty principally by holding academic meetings aimed at continuing medical education of the specialists.
The Annual National Conference of IADVL (clustered 'DERMACON')held at difference cities of the attracts thousands of delegates from all across the country and is the principal dermatological scientific meeting in India. The ultimate aim is to improve the quality of care delivered to patients suffering from skin diseases, STDs and leprosy. The last DERMACON was organised in Mangalore in Feb'2015