☆☆ Abstract submission starts on 1st May 2018 ☆☆ Annual conference dates 7th,8th,9th December 2018 Mangalore.


Dear members of the Southern Regional State Societies,

We take great pleasure in inviting you all to an extraordinary academic feast, SROC- KOSCON - 2018, to be held in Mangalore on 7-9 December 2018.
It has been a long time since such a conference was planned involving the seven southern states.
The local organizing committee, South Kanara Ophthalmic Society, under the aegis of Karnataka Ophthalmic Society will not leave any stone unturned, to make this conference one which will be cherished forever in your heart.
The venue has excellent facilities and is spread over a huge area. It has a central location and direct access to the National Highway.
The scientific committee has planned an extensive platter of academic material to please all types of taste!
Looking forward to meeting you, one and all to come, participate and make it a grand success. Come and enjoy the perfect combination of hospitality and academics.
With warm personal regards,

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Dr Sai Giridhar Kamath
Karnataka Ophthalmic Society

Dear Member,

It gives me great pleasure to invite you for the abstract submissions for the upcoming Southern Regional Ophthalmic Conference (SROC) and KOSCON 2018 to be held at Mangalore.
After a successful conference at Bangalore which received the highest number of abstract submissions till date, we now gear up for a magnanimous event which is a conglomeration of 7 southern states of India.
In collaboration with scientific conveners of 7 states of SROC, I promise to put my best efforts to make it a memorable scientific feast.
LOC is putting all efforts to make this conference a unique event by providing excellent hospitality and infrastructure with 9 spacious halls and auditoriums at A J Institute of Medical Sciences to accommodate various Scientific events comprising of Symposia, Top Innovations, Instruction courses, Beyond ophthalmology sessions, Ophthalmology through entertainment, Quiz, Debates, current concepts, Film Festival, free paper and physical poster presentations of all 7 states.
Abstract submission for both KOS and other state members to be done at this dedicated scientific portal. Please go through the guidelines before submission (separate login for KOS members and SROC colleagues).
I will be happy to receive suggestions/feedback.

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Dr.Shrinivas M Joshi

Dear Member,

As the Honorary Secretary of the Karnataka Ophthalmic Society, it gives me immense pleasure and pride in writing a message for the Scientific Committee 2018. The KOS annual conference was held in Mangalore 21 years ago and this year the South Kanara Ophthalmic Society is geared up to offer you a conference that you will remember for a very long time. I wish them the very best.
Working with Dr Sai Giridhar Kamath as the president was a very fulfilling experience. I have not seen a person more committed towards the betterment of KOS than him.
Dr.Srinivas Joshi, has taken the scientific committee to heights greater than ever with innovative and educative programs like college connect programs and many other.
There were a few things that happened this year that deemed mention.
* From this year onwards, named/titled awards and Orations will be given. This has greatly improved the financial health of the KOS.
*An Online Extra Ordinary GBM was held, to validate an Online Voting System for election of the Office Bearers.
I thank each and every member of the KOS and especially my co-office bearers for making it a smooth sailing year and hope we all join hands in taking KOS to greater heights.
Hope to see you in Mangalore and wish you all a very enjoyable KOSCON 2018!!

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Dr Krishna Prasad Kudlu
Hon. Secretary, Karnataka Ophthalmic Society