Presidential Address

Dr. Rakesh Mahajan

President, Delhi Ophthalmological Society


Outgoing president Prof. Khokhar, secretary Prof. Dadeya, respected seniors, dear colleagues and friends…..

At the outset, I would like to express my gratitude to all for giving me an opportunity to serve our prestigious society as president.

I would try my best to live up to the sanctity of the post.

DOS has come a long way from its inception to a body comprisingmore than 9500 members. Undoubtedly it has grown as one of the most prestigious society and the largest state level ophthalmological community in our country. It is all due to the hard work and the commitmentof members of the society.

But we cannot just bask in the glory of past and rest our laurels.

So with your support, I and my executive team assure you of raising the bar and achieving new heights for DOS.

Any society can shine only by achieving higher and higher academic standards. We will strive hard to involve renowned national and international faculty of repute to achieve the same.

Streamlining content of our academic sessions and CMEs will help to ensure that we grow in terms of reputation and attendance in our scientific sessions.

We need to encourage budding talent in the society. Apart from mentoring them at a personal level to deliver crisp scientific talk, often our scholarships remain underutilised. The same needs to be made available by streamlining criteria.

Our constitution needs to be reviewed periodically with changing time.

It is silent and unclear on few points, making our society vulnerable for few, who like to play with it on their own whims and fancies. Constitution subcommittee is going to be a stress point to look in to details with feedback from all members.

Issues like DOS House, Day care centre and TPAs etc. have been at helm of affairs since past. Though, they have been continuously persued by previous committees, we still lack in concrete results. We have made progress, thanks to effort of all executives. We intend to keep the good work on, keep the members continuously updated on the same and god willing bring the pending issues to their rightful culmination.

In the end, I seek your blessings for the upcoming year, as we strive hard to make DOS the best.

Long live DOS.

The 71st Annual Conference of DOS which was scheduled on 3rd to 5th April, 2020, has been postponed due to the COVID-19. We are postponing the 71st Annual DOS Conference as per now for a later date. The registration of the delegates will remain valid for the postponed event.
DOS Monthly Meeting, Centre for Sight, 29th March, 2020