Greetings from the KOS office! Although conferences and CMEs happen on a regular basis, the annual KOSCON meeting is something that we all cherish and look forward to. KOSCON 2019 is creating great, anticipatory hustle for the reason that it is being hosted in Belgaum. The geographical location, plus the zeal that the local Organizing Committee is showing, makes me believe that it will be one memorable event.

The membership drive for KOS has been on full steam this year and we have been supported by the head of institutions to enrol postgraduates and trainees to become members.

An organisation with healthy finances has great flexibility and efficiency. That was exactly what we have been able to achieve this past year. A Fixed Deposit Of 70 lakh has been created for Karnataka Ophthalmic Society. The interest generated form this will be utilised for Student of the Year Award to sponsor young doctors to participate in an international conference. Also, a part of it will be used for activities of the scientific committee. 

We from the managing committee of KOS will ensure complete cooperation from our side in the conduct of the conference and also motivate maximum participation of delegates. Looking forward to seeing you all in Belgaum!


Dr Krishna Prasad Kudlu
Director, Prasad Netralaya
Hon Secretary, Karnataka Ophthalmic Society
Member, Scientific Committee, AIOS
Chairman, Vision Committee, Govt of Karnataka