Vice President's Message



‘Come one…Come all’

Nothing gives me more pleasure than to welcome you to Bhubaneswar – the Capital city of the State of Odisha. On a personal note, wish to share a 'Never to Forget' providential coincidence. I had participated in ASICON 1994 held in this State (Cuttack) when my dear father, Dr. P.V. Chalapathi Rao served as President ASI. Precisely 25 years later, the membership at large has given me the opportunity to participate in ASICON 2019 being held in this very State as Vice President of our esteemed Organisation.

Often referred to as 'The Temple City', Bhubaneswar is hosting this landmark Conference, which promises to be a seamless blend of Scientific extravaganza coupled with 'Away from it All' Fellowship & Relaxation. The Organising Committee very ably lead by Dr. C.R. Das, Dr. Sreejoy Patnaik, Dr B.B. Mishra, Dr. Amiya Jenamani and the 'DYNAMIC TEAM ODISHA' are making every effort to ensure your visit is enjoyable and memorable – like never before!

Needless to state, a lot of attention to detail has gone into planning the academic content of the Conference, which is all set to establish a benchmark for the future. I am confident that the 'new look' crisp Scientific Programme would undoubtedly attract a record number of delegates & trainees from across the Country and abroad.

I very much look forward to the distinct pleasure of meeting many of you at this landmark Congress – ASICON 2019.

DR. P RAGHU RAM
Vice President (President elect), ASI