42nd Annual Conference of the Indian Society for Surgery of the Hand (ISSH)



Message from the ISSH President

Dr Ravi Gupta
ISSH President

Dear Colleagues,

It is a matter of pride for me to extend the invitation through this message for the 42nd annual congress of the Indian Society for Surgery of Hand being held in Coimbatore from 5-7 October 2018.

Due to housing of a large number of industrial houses, Coimbatore is known as "Manchester of India" and also "Pump City". But for the hand surgeons, it is also known for Ganga Hospital both in India as well as abroad. I expect that this year's national hand conference being hosted by Ganga Hospital team, is going to raise new standards and bench marks for the conference, although the standard of the last year's conference held in Mumbai under the leadership of Dr Pankaj Ahire was noway lesser. The gesture of complimentary subscription of the Hand Journal to all the delegates turned out to be icing on the cake.

As I learnt that Dr Raja Sabapathy is also proposing to add live surgery sessions into the conference, this will further give and enriching experience for the young surgeons to get tips and tricks which may be difficult to find in the literature. So I call upon all the hand surgeons of the country and abroad to mark the dates of the calendar to reap the benefit of this academic feast. The academic monthly sessions, as started in our last GBM at Mumbai, are going on well and I congratulate and thank Dr Parveen, Dr Abhijit and Dr Tahir.

It goes without saying that the team under the leadership of Dr Sabapathy is highly professional and vibrant and there is going to be something near to his/ her heart for every delegate.

I convey my best wishes to the organizers and am looking forward to welcome you all on behalf of ISSH.

Message from the Organising Chairman

Dr. S. Raja Sabapathy
Organising Chairman – ISSHCON 2018

Dear Colleagues,

Twenty years ago we had the opportunity to host the annual meeting of the ISSH in Coimbatore. The 1997 meeting is still fresh in the memory of both the organizers and those who attended it for the scientific content and hospitality. The international faculty were led by the legend Dr Harold Kleinert. It was also special because on the day of inauguration of the Conference, India was celebrating her 50th Independence Day. Since then India has changed, Coimbatore has changed, the scope of the Indian Hand Surgery has changed. But one thing that has not changed is the passion of the people of Coimbatore to welcome their guests, conducting conferences in style and the ability to make the events memorable.

Dear friends, the 2018 meeting of the Indian Hand Society will be no exception. We will have an extraordinary faculty to thrill you by sharing their experience. We have a great venue. Please do come with your family. We recommend you to stay in-house, and make the best of the time in Coimbatore. At the end of the conference, I am sure all of you will say that the time has been well spent. This is our goal and all of us are working towards it.

Hand Therapists have been positively contributing to the outcomes that we obtain by hand surgery. It is always a pleasure to have the Hand Therapists along with the meeting. With such a good international faculty coming to the meeting, we will also be able to organise a great meeting for the therapists. This is a not to be missed opportunity for the Hand Therapists all over the country. We are looking forward to welcoming them.

Welcome to Coimbatore.

Message From ISSH Secretary and Treasurer

Dr. Rajendra Nehete
Secretary and Treasurer, ISSH

Dear Members,

I welcome you all for the ISSHCON 2018 to be held at Hotel LeMeridian, Coimbtore on 5th to 7th Oct 2018. The Ganga Hospital team under the leadership of Dr Raja Sabapathy, is all geared up for this conference and I am sure its going to be the memorable one.

Dr Scott Levin and Dr Jesse Jupiter, the legends in Hand surgery will deliver the prestigious Prof Venkataswamy and Dr B B Joshi Orations . You will see many more world renowned experts delivering talks and guiding us.The highlight of the conference will be the sessions on the frontiers in Hand Surgery by the luminaries. Overall it will to be the great academic feast.

There is also the preconference Live Operative Workshop on 4th Oct wherein we will see the doyens in hand surgery will demonstrate the surgeries.

I appeal to all of you to register for ISSHCON 2018 in large numbers and make it a grand success.

Message from the Organising Secretaries

Dr. Hari Venkatramani

Dr. R. Ravindra Bharathi

Dear Colleagues,

It is our great privilege and honor to welcome the Hand Specialists from all parts of India and neighboring countries. We look forward to welcoming you all to this annual meeting of the Indian Society for Surgery of the Hand (ISSH) & The Indian Society for hand Therapists (ISHT). Our aim this time is to showcase the entire spectrum of hand surgery and the latest development in the field of hand therapy. We have a very distinguished panel of international faculty who are legends in their field. This meeting will be showcasing the international pioneers in a special one day programme titled “Frontiers in Hand Surgery”. In addition to panel discussions, symposia and the 2 most looked forward orations, we are going to have a live operative workshop one day before the Conference.

Coimbatore has always been an entrepreneur’s dream city with many attractions nearby. It has become a popular conference destination because of efficient organization. The accompanying social program will provide a great opportunity to sit back and enjoy after the busy scientific sessions. We encourage all young colleagues and residents to take part as we intend to make this a truly memorable event for all.


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