It gives me great pleasure to extend a warm welcome to the XXV Conference of the Indian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologists and the 18th International Congress of Oral Pathology to be held in Chennai, India, on September 08-11, 2016. This combined conference is being held for the first time in India and will bring together renowned pathologists, researchers, graduates, students and practitioners from different parts of the world to present, discuss and deliberate on different aspects of oral disease, oral health and its impact on systemic health. This Congress would in addition to serving as a platform to update your knowledge on oral pathoses, will serve as a point to present your work, collaborate, network and actively interact with luminaries in the field of Oral and General Pathology. The venue of the conference is Chennai, a cultural and academic hub of India, is known for its warm, friendly people, hospitality, heritage sites, amazing cuisine and beaches. Let me once again welcome you on behalf of the Indian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologists and International Association of Oral Pathologists to be a part of this Congress, which I assure you, will be memorable scientifically, culturally and socially. Looking forward to greeting you all here in Chennai, India.