Prior to 1928 Venereal diseases formed part of Surgery and surgeons were responsible for the medical care of Venereal Diseases patients in Govt. General Hospital, Madras. In 1928 Venereal diseases became a speciality and a separate department was started. During the Second World war the department contributed the largest number of Specialists to man the Army V.D. clinics both in India and abroad. In 1952 this department was upgraded by the Govt. of India and renamed as Institute of Venereology for purposes of post-graduate training and research.
At the Silver Jubilee Celebration of the Institute of Venereolgy in 1978, during the Second National Conference of IASSTD, the members of the IASSTD instituted an oration, “Silver Jubilee Oration of Institute of Venereology”, to be delivered by an eminent scientist every year at the National Conference of the Association. Several luminaries have delivered this oration since its inception.
They are as follows.
|1979||3rd||NEW DELHI||Dr.P.N. Rangiah|
|1980||4th||WALTAIR||Dr. Schoffield ( U.K. )|
|1985||9th||CHENGALPATTU||Dr. Bhanu Verma|
|1986||10th||BANGALORE||Dr. Subba Rao|
|1990||14th||NEW DELHI||Dr.L. Yogeswari|
|1992||16th||JAIPUR||Dr. Joshi John ( U.K. )|
|1993||17th||CALCUTTA||Dr. Gurumohan Singh|
|1994||18th||CHIDAMBARAM||Dr. Gopal Behari Mukherjee|
|1999||23rd||VISAKHAPATNAM||Dr. Bushan Kumar|
|2000||24th||CHANDIGARH||Dr. James Bingham ( U.K. )|
|2002||26th||NEW DELHI||Dr. Rishi Bhargava|
|2003||27th||VADODARA||Dr.C.C. Mohan Ram|
|2008||32nd||Kodaikanal||Dr.Kuttikuppala Surya Rao|
|2011||35th||New Delhi||Dr.T.L.N. Prasad|
|2014||38th||Chandigarh||Dr. Dinesh .C.Govil|