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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 234-235

Annual report of association of surgeons of India Kerala Chapter 2019–2020

Consultant Surgeon, ASTER MIMS Kannoor, Kochi, Kerala, India

Date of Submission16-Aug-2020
Date of Decision20-Aug-2020
Date of Acceptance04-Oct-2020
Date of Web Publication07-Nov-2020

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Jimmy C John
Consultant Surgeon, ASTER MIMS Kannoor, Kochi, Kerala
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ksj.ksj_36_20

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  KASICON 2019 Top

The Malappuram Surgical Society and the Department of General Surgery MES Medical College under the able leadership of Organizing Chairman-Dr. Mohammed Ismail, Secretary-Dr. Sidhic KA and Treasurer – Dr. Mahesh Rajagopal organized the 42nd State Conference of Association of Surgeons of India (ASI)-Kerala Chapter at MESMCH, Perinthalmanna from 26 to 28 of April 2019. The Annual Conference was inaugurated by the National Secretary General IMA Dr. RV Ashok and was attended by 400 delegates who were pleasantly interactive in all the sessions in the presence of around 50 faculty members from all over the country. For the first time, ever in the history of State Conferences KASICON 2019 had the distinction of having live interactive demonstration sessions with three-dimensional (3D) and 2D Projection of many commonly performed surgeries by eminent surgeons of the corresponding specialties from all over India. HOW I DO IT sessions by the Doyens of various specialties helped in adding to the plethora of surgical skillset possessed by the upcoming young surgeons of the state. WHY I CHOSE MY SPECIALTY sessions by masters in Cardio-Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Urology, Vascular Surgery, Pediatric Surgery and General surgery were a source of inspiration for the post-graduates in making their choices for super specialisation in the future. The prestigious Prof Raghavachari Oration by Dr. Ajaiyakumar and Dr Mohandas Memorial Oration by Dr John S Kurien were received with standing ovations and widespread applause. The State Quiz competition had clear winners in the form of the Trivandrum Medical College Post-graduates who were inducted into the National quiz finals. The hands on workshop on intestinal anastomosis, vascular anastomosis, Doppler, FAST and MIPPH were the highlights of the programme which culminated in improving the skills of the young surgeons. Flood light football match was received in an energetic manner by the delegates in the presence of a large audience in the MES greens football ground. The Banquet Dinner at MES farm house on the second evening was both a gastronomic and an entertainment packed event that kept the surgeons dancing into the late night with fun filled banter and camaraderie with a lasting impression in their minds of the sumptuous feast which was presented to them. The final day was focused on the sessions of Advances in Surgery which was followed by the General Body meeting attended by 46 members. Dr. R Padmakumar took over the chairmanship from Dr R C Sreekumar and a new team of office bearers with Dr. Jimmy C John as secretary and Dr Vinod Kumar P as treasurer. Dr. M P Sasi was elected as Chairman (elect) for the year 2020–2021. Dr Sudhindran was selected for Prof. Raghavachari oration. Dr. C J Varghese was selected for the Dr K Mohandas Memorial Oration. Dr. P Rajan was selected for Prof. ML Dathan memorial oration. Dr Fazil Marickar and Dr K Chandramohan were awarded research grants for the year 2019–2020.

  MCH Training Program Top

Another well-appreciated programme under the ASI Kerala chapter which was well arranged and executed by Dr Niramal, Dr Haridas and Dr Ravindran. They attained 66% success rate during 1st year itself.

  Annual CME 2019 Top

ASI Kerala chapter annual CME 2019 was held atPK Das Institute of medical sciences on 5 and 6 of October 2019 in association with the surgery department and Palakkad surgical club. Dr. Manoharan was the organising chairman and Dr Dinesh babu was the organising secretary. The meeting was inaugurated by Dr. Suresh AV, Past IMA Kerala president. The meeting was attended by 68 delegates including various senior faculties from inside and outside Kerala. Ninety post-graduate students from various medical colleges attended the meeting and made the use of various presentations, seminars, poster presentation and quiz competition. For the first time, CME programme was transmitted to the nearby hall so that about 150 undergraduate students could observe the proceedings and in fact they had a session with the eminent authors of many undergraduate text books. Prof. M L Dathan memorial oration was given by ProfPRajan, former HOD of Calicut medical college. The August issue of Kerala Surgical Journal was released. The editorial team led by Dr Fazil Marickar and Dr Sulfekar had done a wonderful job. Newsletter of ASI Kerala chapter was also released during the CME which covered all great moments of ASI activities during the last year. Dr Madhukara Pai is doing an excellent job in revamping the newsletter after a short break.

  National Conference 2019 Top

ASI national conference at Bhubaneswar was attended by faculties, P. G. students from various medical colleges and practicing surgeons from Kerala in large number. ASICON 2019 was extremely good for ASI Kerala chapter as we could get many prizes at the national level

  1. First prize in National SURGICAL QUIZ won by 'Team Kerala' by Dr Akhil Thomas Jacob and Dr Prashant G Nair
  2. Third prize in ASI-Torrent Young Scholar Award Best P. G. award won by Dr Akhil Thomas
  3. Best chapter paper award to Dr Sooraj Sankar
  4. Second best paper (Faculty)-Dr Kailasanadhan
  5. Lifetime achievement award to Dr Santhosh John Abraham

Dr R Padmakumar and Dr Jimmy C John attended the chapter presidents and secretaries meeting at Bhubaneswar. ASI President Dr Aravind Kumar Shared his ideas for the upcoming year.

Dr Jimmy C john attended the TCMC meeting held at Trivandrum representing ASI Kerala chapter.

  Association of Surgeons of India Peripheral Meet 2020 Top

ASI Peripheral Meet 2020 was conducted in the southern part of Kerala for the first time in association with Saraswathy Hospital Parassala on 1 and 2 of February 2020 at Isola De Coco Resort, Poovar. Inauguration of the function was done by Dr. Fazil Marickar. Topics were arranged in such a manner that covered all the common subjects starting from the basics to recent advances. All the practicing surgeons and PG students got benefited. A special session on 'Diabetic foot' conducted by renowned national faculties, namely Dr. Arun Bal from Mumbai, Dr. Raja Sababathy from Coimbatore and Dr. Srinivas Shesha Bhattarum from Hyderabad was the most highlight of this Conference. Around 250 delegates and 50 faculties participated in this Conference. In Free Paper and E-Poster session, 32 PG students from different institutions eagerly participated and it was a tough competition among them. Pre-Conference workshop named 'Enhance your skills' was conducted on 31, January 2020 at Saraswathy Hospital; in this around 25 PG students attended and got benefited. Hands on training sessions were namely (i) Basic Diabetic Foot Assessment, (ii) Vascular Anastomosis, (iii) Stapler Haemmoroidectomy and (iv) Basic Laparoscopic Training. The conference ended around 5 p.m. on 2 February 2020 with a Valedictory function.

  Kerala Surgical Journal Top

The two issues of KSJ were published in time during the year 2019–2020 at the annual CME and at the peripheral meet. Even though we were locked down during 2020 and our annual meet at Adoor was postponed the Executive Committee took a bold decision with opinions from our members through online to proceed with Wolters Kluver as our publishers for smooth running and indexation of KSJ. Our members contributed generously to the corpus fund making it 7.5 lakhs created for the smooth running of KSJ for the crisis situation ahead.


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