Dr RamaniNarasimhan is working as a Senior Consultant Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon and has been associated with Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi since December, 1998. He has an exclusive Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgical practice since 1997, and manages all orthopaedic disorders affecting infants, children and young adults. His special interest is in managing disorders of Pediatric Hip & Spine. He has been practicing orthopaedic surgery since 1987 and has worked in various capacities at MAMC & LNJP Hospitals, New Delhi; KGMC & GM and associated Hospitals, Lucknow; and Central Institute of Orthopaedics, Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi.
POSICON 2015 – 21st Annual Conference of Paediatric Orthopaedic Society of India (POSI)
An intensive two–way interactive 21st Annual Meeting of PaediatricOrthopaedic Society of India, POSICON 2015 kick-started on 29th January, 2015 at The Grand, New Delhi, and continued over the next 4 days(29th January to 1st February, 2015). The annual meetings of PaediatricOrthopaedic Society of India (POSI) have come a long way since the first meeting in 1994, improving in quality along with an increase in participation. This year, the meeting wasorganised by the Pediatric Orthopaedic Foundation (POF), Delhi, a registered society consisting of dedicated group of PaediatricOrthopaedic Surgeons and Orthopaedic Surgeons sharing their passion for treating orthopaedic disorders in children. POF has worked through the past year to put forward exciting programs for the pre-conference workshops, the main conference and the post-conference advanced workshop, making it a total of 5 workshops in addition to the two regular days of meeting.
A range of topics discussed,were aimed to stimulate adequate academic deliberation, and convey the latest in knowledge updates in the field of PaediatricOrthopaedic Surgery.With an unprecedented eminent faculty from all continents and diverse speakers and experts from within the country, the meeting presented an academic feast spread over four days. Delegates partook in a two-way interaction; so very important to create a conducive academic environment. Each of the programs had adequate discussion time which was extremely important in incorporating knowledge and learning. The icing on the cake was a total of more than 20 hours of accreditation which was allotted to this CME by the Delhi Medical Council (DMC).
The four parallel pre-conference workshops on 29th January, 2015 included upper limb trauma, knee disorders, foot & ankle problems and scoliosis with a target audience of Training Residents and practicing Orthopaedic Surgeons.
‘Paediatric Hip’ was the theme around which the main conference revolved. The conference spanning over one and a half days on 30th& 31st January, 2015 had several sessions covering important aspects, with most sessions discussing hip involvement.
A day long advanced post-conference workshop on “Surgeries around Paediatric Hip” on 31st January & 1st February, 2015, was geared to discuss decision making and operative techniques. Hip involvement is recognised to be a major problem needing constant attention and management, be it congenital, developmental, infective or traumatic disorders. One strives to first prevent or at least minimize any disability by improving the hip mechanics at an early age. Saving the joint is the key, but then when one misses the bus, the focus is to create the best possible environment to delay the degenerative changes.
There was a huge response to the free paper and poster sessions and a total of 140 abstracts, probably the highest number ever was submitted. An enhancement in the quality of work in the field of PaediatricOrthopaedics across the country was observed. This meeting also showcased the ongoing research in the country in this field. Case-discussions, debates and a Rapid Fire Quiz emblazed the proceedings. Incentives in the form of prizes were announced to encourage not only an increase in participation but also improvement in quality.
Members of POSI have always felt the need for ‘releasing and letting out cultural energy’ in all annual meetings and this one is no exception. A structured musical program was planned during the banquet on 30th January evening to liven up the proceedings.
POSICON 2015 was aimed not only to satisfy each and everyone’s academic interests but also at being an enjoyable experience for every participant. The feedback received from both the delegates and the faculty was overwhelmingly positive. We are happy to state that POSICON 2015 was a huge success!