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Announcement of ASICON 2019 & Awards 2020

NOTICE

The 79th Annual Conference of the Association of Surgeons of India will be held from 18th to 21st December 2019 at Bhubaneswar. Dr Sreejoy Patnaik is the Organizing Secretary for the ASICON 2019. The team is making all arrangements for the Conference. Details regarding Registration, accommodation etc., for the Conference will be sent to the members by the Organizing Secretary in due course. His address is as follows:

Organizing Secretary - Asicon 2019

Dr. Sreejoy Patnaik

E-mail:- asicon2019@gmail.com
Cell:- # 0671 – 2415250, 0671 - 2415260

Venue

SOA University, C-Block, Khandagiri Square, Pokhriput,
Jagmohan Nagar, Bhubaneswar, Odisha - 751075

Conference Secretariat

Dr. Sreejoy Patnaik
Organizing Secretary – ASICON 2019
Shanti Memorial Hospital,Patnaik Colony,
Thoria Sahi, Cuttack, Odisha – 753 001
E-mail:- asicon2019@gmail.com
Cell:- # 0671 – 2415250, 0671 - 2415260
Website:-www.asicon2019.com

1. SYMPOSIA IN GENERAL SURGERY

During the conference the following Symposia will be held:

Newer modalities of treatment for benign proctology....the evidence so far

Convener:
Dr Niranjan Agarwal, Thane
Mobile: 9820541923
Email: nda@salasarhospital.com

Lymphoedema – Current Scenario

Convener:
Dr Gunvant Rathod, Ahmedabad
Mobile: 9428016850
Email: ghrathod@gmail.com

Metabolic Surgery

Convener:
Dr R Padmakumar, Cochin
Mobile: 09447230370
Email: drrpadmakumar@gmail.com

ABSI Training Module For General Surgeons
ASI Sectional Symposium- ABSI

Convener:
Dr. Ashok B C
Mobile: 9880110128
Email: drashokbc@gmail.com

Members desirous of participating in the above Symposia are requested to contact the Conveners of the respective Symposium for further information.

The following are the guidelines for the Symposia.

  1. The faculty is selected strictly on merit and on experience on the subject.
  2. The faculty should submit the matter of their presentation to the Moderator / Convener.
  3. The time limit and number of slides should be restricted for every speaker.
  4. The symposium can have a maximum of 6 Speakers.

2. CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMME

The scientific programme of the ASICON 2019 will be prepared by a subcommittee comprising of

Prof. Arvind Kumar

President
Email:arvindreena@gmail.com

Dr P. Raghu Ram

Vice President – Convener of CME
Email:p.raghuram@hotmail.com

Dr Sanjay Kumar Jain

Honorary Secretary
Email: jainskp@gmail.com

Dr. Santhosh John Abraham

Director, Academic Council
Email: dr.santhoshjohnabraham@gmail.com

Members desirous of participating in the CME are requested to contact anyone mentioned above for further information.

The following are the guidelines for participation.

  1. Lectures on subjects delivered during ASICON 2010 to 2018 should not be repeated.
  2. The faculty is selected strictly on merit and on experience on the subject.
  3. The faculty should submit the matter of their presentation to the Convener.

NB: - All members desirous of participating in the Symposia & CME Programme must send in their request and matter to the respective Conveners or Director, Academic Council before 31st July 2019.

ASI AWARDS

3. Nominations are invited for the following ASI Awards.

Common Guidelines

  1. Nominee should be an Indian Surgeon and shall be a member of ASI in good standing.
  2. The Oration must be based on original work, the major quantum of which should have been done in India.
  3. The subject of the Oration must relate to SURGERY in any Clinical discipline or basic medical sciences or the natural sciences. Alternatively, the subject may be of a philosophical nature, again with a background of Surgery.

Entitlements

  1. A memento, certificate and a scroll will be given during the delivery of the Oration.
  2. Free registration and local hospitality will be provided to the Orator by the Organizers of ASICON 2020.

NOTE: Nominations received for a particular year will be considered ONLY FOR THAT YEAR and it will not be considered for the subsequent years.

Procedure for Applying for an Oration / Endowment Lecture

  1. The candidate should be nominated by at least two Ordinary Full Life Members in good standing of the Association of Surgeons of India.
  2. Nominee should send his Curriculum Vitae with the list of his Scientific Publications high-lighting his contribution to ASI and in advancing knowledge of Surgery in India. All details of the ASI Awards / Fellowships so far received during the last 10 years must also be listed.
  3. The nominee should submit a summary / synopsis of the topic of the oration while applying along with bio-data.
  4. All these should be sent to by e-mail to the Hon. Secretary at headoffice@asiindia.org
    or by post to The Association of Surgeons of India, 18, Adams Road, Chepauk, Chennai - 600 005 before 31st JULY 2019.

Common Guidelines

  1. Nominee should be an Indian Surgeon and shall be a member of ASI in good standing.
  2. The Oration must be based on original work, the major quantum of which should have been done in India.
  3. The subject of the Oration must relate to SURGERY in any Clinical discipline or basic medical sciences or the natural sciences. Alternatively, the subject may be of a philosophical nature, again with a background of Surgery.

General Principles on Awards / Orations / Endowments

  1. A committee appointed by the President will make the final selection on the award of orations / lectures / endowments and their decision will be final.
  2. The Committee may withhold the awards if, in their opinion, a certain standard is not reached.
  3. If in any particular year no awards are made, the amount of interest accrued out of the Endowment deposit will be credited and added to the Endowment Fund.
  4. Consistent with the objects of the Endowment, the Committee shall have the powers to make the changes in the conditions of the Award, as new circumstances may render desirable.
  5. To provide incentives to more Surgeons, the person to whom the award has been given once shall not ordinarily be eligible for the same award again.
  6. Members are not allowed to apply for more than one oration/lecture/endowment in any year.
  7. Members are not allowed to apply for another oration/lecture/endowment in any other year with the same subject on which he had been already awarded one.

4. Applications are invited for

VISITING PROFESSORSHIP OF THE ASI IN GENERAL SURGERY - 2020

Rules & Regulations

  1. The application should contain a complete bio-data of the candidate, highlighting the contributions by him to the teaching and research in General Surgery. It should also contain a brief account of the details of the proposed programme of his visit including the institution to be visited. An invitation from the institution should also be enclosed. He should also give full details of the Awards and Fellowships of ASI received during the last 10 years.
  2. The Professorship is primarily intended to promote surgical learning in one of the institutions in the country, both in the clinical and research areas, by the visit of an active eminent member of the Association of Surgeons of India.
  3. The Visiting Professor should visit non-teaching hospitals where minimum facilities are available, particularly where there is no Medical College. He should spend a minimum of FIFTEEN days for conducting operations and giving lectures, demonstrations etc., and should complete his tour before 31st October of the subsequent year and give his report to the Hon. Secretary, The Association of Surgeons of India, 18, Adams Road, Chepauk, Chennai - 600 005 with a certificate from the Head of the Institution which he has visited, so that it may be placed before the Governing Council at its meeting in December.
  4. The Programme of visit has to finalize by mutual consultation between the Visiting Professor and the Head of the institution to be visited by him.
  5. A Certificate, Citation & Plaque would be presented to the Visiting Professor during the Annual Conference of the Association of Surgeons of India.
  6. The "Visiting Professor" will be given complimentary registration and local hospitality by the organizers.
  7. A hard copy & a soft copy of the Application together with the relevant documents should be send to Hon. Secretary at headoffice@asiindia.org or by post to The Association of Surgeons of India, 18, Adams Road, Chepauk, Chennai - 600 005 before 31st August 2019.
  8. The selection will be done by a Committee appointed by the President and the decision of the committee shall be final.

NOTE: Nominations received for a particular year will be considered only for that year and will not be considered for subsequent year.

5. Applications are invited for

ASI TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIPS – 2020

RULES AND REGULATIONS

  1. The Fellowship is meant to be utilized only within our Country.
  2. The Fellowship is awarded only to a Full life Member of ASI.
  3. The applicants should be below the age of 45 years as on 31st May 2019.
  4. The Fellowship will have to be availed in the same year and will not be allowed to be carried forward for subsequent years.
  5. The selected candidate will spend a period of 2-3 weeks in a centre of his choice, which should be mutually agreed between himself and the Centre, for updating his knowledge in a given surgical specialty.
  6. Documents to be sent include
    • Duly filled up application for the Fellowship in the enclosed format.
    • The curriculum vitae of the applicant with details of the ASI Awards/Fellowships so far received during the last 10 years should also be sent.
    • The acceptance letter from the centre where the candidate wishes to get trained.
    • One hard copy of all the required documents is to be sent by post to the Hon. Secretary, The Association of Surgeons of India, 18, Adams Road, Chepauk, Chennai - 600 005 or e-mailed to headoffice@asiindia.org on or before 31st July 2019.
  7. Applications will be scrutinized by a Committee appointed by the President for the purpose and the decision of the Committee will be final.
  8. On completion of the training, the candidate must send a detailed report on the Training obtained to the ASI Head Office, along with a Certificate and report from the Head of the Institution from where he had the training on or before 15th September 2020.
  9. A cheque & certificate will be given to the Fellow during the Annual Conference of the ASI in 2020.

List of Travelling Fellowships available for which application is invited

1. ASI Travelling Fellowships 2020--Five numbers (each with cash award of Rs 50,000/-)

6. PRESENTATION OF YOUR SCIENTIFIC WORK

ASICON provides the largest and the best podium to show case the scientific work done by the members of the Association of Surgeons of India. Such scientific work will be accepted by ASI under the following categories.

Best State Chapter Paper

One Best paper selected by the State Chapter will be accepted in this category. Endorsement from the State Chapter on the authenticity of paper is needed.

Best Research Paper

Fundamental / Clinical research on any subject related to surgery is acceptable in this category.

Best Paper

Any original work done is acceptable in this category.

Best Poster

Will Be Done As E-Posters Only.

Dr C Palanivelu Best Post graduate Paper

Open only to bonafide PG students

Dr C Palanivelu Best Video

Open to members below 40 years only.

*All single case reports will be included in poster category only.

The above categories are competitive in nature and are open to trainees and young surgeons below 40 yrs. First three positions in all categories carry certificates of merit from ASI.

Knowledge and work of any member can be shared in non-competitive way in the following categories. All presenters will get a certificate of presentation from ASI.

  1. Free Paper: - Open to all members
  2. Faculty Paper: - Open to Faculty only- Certificate from Head of Institution is needed.
  3. Innovation: - Any new innovations developed can be included in this category.

The Presenter should be the member of ASI

General Instructions

  1. Last date for receipt of abstract is 31st July 2019.
  2. The presenting author should be a member of ASI.
  3. Not more than 2 papers will be accepted from the same presenter.
  4. Scientific Committee reserves the right to assign the paper to any session it deems fit.
  5. Proof of Registration of the presenter in ASICON 2019 is a must for accepting any paper.
  6. There should be a covering letter with a declaration by the presenter that the work is carried out by him / her and team if any and has not been presented or published by him /her earlier.
  7. Covering letter should have a mention the category to which the presenter wishes the paper to be included. This should also contain the ASI membership number of the Presenter.
  8. The abstract of the Paper, Covering letter with declaration, proof of registration and proof of age for competitive categories can be send by e-mail to ASI at headoffice@asiindia.org or can also be posted to Hon. Secretary, The Association of Surgeons of India, 18, Adams Road, Chepauk, Chennai - 600 005.

Format for abstract of the paper

  1. Use Word format and Times New Roman letters.
  2. Title in all capitals and text in single spacing with font size 12 for both
  3. Should contain less than 300 words.
  4. The abstract must contain AIMS & OBJECTIVES, METHODS, RESULTS & CONCLUSION.
  5. Comments like "Results will be discussed" will not be accepted.
  6. You may add a line diagram or table in the abstract.

General Rules

  1. The received papers will be acknowledged immediately by the office and if there is any deficiency, the same will be intimated.
  2. Only those papers received with full specifications alone will be considered.
  3. The Selection committee has the right to shift the Paper into any category based on the merit of the paper and decision of the committee shall be final.
  4. Once the Selection process is completed the Presenters of all the accepted papers will be intimated into which category the paper is assigned, its format, rules and regulations.

7. Applications are invited for

THE BETADINE YOUNG SURGEON AWARD – 2020

Rules and Regulations

  1. AGE LIMIT: Less than 40 years
  2. Membership: Must be a Full Member of ASI with minimum 5 years
  3. He should have attended at least 3 Annual conferences of ASI in the preceding 5 years
    (Evidence to be produced)
  4. Marks will be awarded for presentation of papers (Evidence to be produced)
    • State level - 10 marks
    • National level - 15 marks
    • International level - 20 marks
  5. Marks will be awarded for publications (Evidence to be produced)
    • State level - 10 marks
    • National level - 15 marks
    • International level - 20 marks
  6. Marks will be awarded for participation in CME (Evidence to be produced)
    • State level - 10 marks
    • National level - 15 marks
    • International level - 20 marks
  7. Marks will be awarded for attending Conference (Evidence to be produced)
    • State level - 10 marks
    • National level - 15 marks
    • International level - 20 marks
  8. Marks will be awarded for attending Workshop & for other merits: (Evidence to be produced)
    • State level - 10 marks
    • National level - 15 marks
    • International level - 20 marks
  9. The applicants should apply for the award through their State Chapters only. The State Chapter Committee should select one application and send it to the Central Office, on or before 15th October 2019.
  10. Selection Committee will be headed by the President, Vice President, Hon. Secretary, Hon. Treasurer and 3 or 4 EC members also representing various parts of the country. President will have extra voting rights if there is any tie in selection.
  11. Candidate once awarded will not be awarded for another time.
  12. Candidate must be present to receive the award during ASICON 2020 and if he is not able to attend the conference and receive the award, the respective State Chapter's Chairman or Secretary should inform the Central Office the reason for his absence.
  13. A cheque for Rs.50, 000/- and a certificate will be awarded during the Annual Conference of the ASI to the winner of the award.

NOTE: Application received for a particular year will be considered only for that year and will not be considered for subsequent year.

8. Proposals are invited from ASI members for

HONORARY FELLOWSHIP OF ASI-2020.

Rules and Regulations

  1. Candidates shall be persons internationally recognized in their fields.
  2. They should have trained Indian Surgeons or visited India for academic purposes.
  3. The proposal along with all records, bio-data, Scientific work done etc., of the candidate should reach the Hon. Secretary, The Association of Surgeons of India, 18, Adams Road, Chepauk Chennai - 600 005 before 15TH SEPTEMBER 2019.
  4. The selected candidate should present himself personally to receive the Honorary Fellowship of the Association.
  5. The number of Honorary Fellowship shall not exceed FIVE during any year.
  6. Proposals for Hon. Fellowship can be made by any valid member of ASI.
  7. The proposer should give full bio-data of the candidate recommended for Hon. Fellowship.
  8. The Hon. Secretary will place all the proposals received, before the E.C in December 2019.
  9. Organizers of ASICON 2020 will provide the candidate complimentary registration and local hospitality.
  10. The Awardee may be requested to give a lecture during the conference.
  11. There will be no fee levied from the awardee for admittance to Fellowship.

NOTE: Application received for a particular year will be considered only for that year and will not be considered for subsequent year.

9. Proposals are invited from ASI members for

GUEST LECTURE IN GENERAL SURGERY – 2020

Rules and Regulations

  1. Any member of ASI may propose a name for Guest Lectureship for General Surgery Session of ASI.
  2. This should be accompanied by a brief bio data with details of the ASI awards/Fellowships and Guest Lectures so far received in the last 10 years, to reach the Hon. Secretary, The Association of Surgeons of India, 18, Adams Road, Chepauk, Chennai – 600 005 on or before 31st July 2019.
  3. The exact timing, date, duration and format of the lecture will be intimated to the selected candidate in due course.
  4. Organizers of ASICON 2020 will provide the candidate complimentary registration and local hospitality.
  5. Certificate of Merit will be provided to the awardee after delivering the lecture.
  6. There will be only 3 Guest lectures in a year.

NOTE: NOTE: Application received for a particular year will be considered only for that year and will not be considered for subsequent year.

10. Proposals are invited from ASI members for

GENERAL SURGERY SYMPOSIA-2020

  1. Any valid member of ASI may send the proposals for the annual Symposium
  2. The proposer should give the title of Symposium and the scope of the Symposium, giving full details regarding various aspects that may be discussed.
  3. The proposals should reach the Hon. Secretary, The Association of Surgeons of India, 18, Adams Road, Chepauk, Chennai - 600 005 on or before 30th November 2019. So that it may be included in agenda of the E.C in December 2019.
  4. The proposer may himself offer to be the convener or suggest some other name, whose consent he should have obtained.
  5. At the Annual General Body Meeting the Hon. Secretary will read out all the subjects proposed and give the recommendations of the G.C.
  6. Subjects selected for the symposia are to be presented at the Annual Conference for 2020.
  7. The Executive Committee will recommend three symposia in the order of preference. However each one of the Proposers will be given 2-3 minutes to talk and explain details of his symposia. The General Body will finally select by show of hands and decide on the subject.

NOTE: Application received for a particular year will be considered only for that year and will not be considered for subsequent years.

11. RULES AND REGULATIONS OF BEST STATE CHAPTER AWARD – 2019

  1. Yearly submission of Annual Report On or before 31st of July - 20 Marks
  2. Yearly submission of election report Within one month of conducting Election - 20 Marks
  3. Yearly submission of Audited Accounts On or before 30th June - 30 Marks
  4. CME Details One month after conducting the CME - 20 Marks
  5. Annual Conference One month after the conference - 20 Marks
  6. Workshop – within one month after the programme - 20 Marks
  7. If two newsletters - 10 Marks for each news letter (Different Kind) - 20 Marks
  8. Awarding Travelling Fellowship to young surgeons from Rural Area - 20 Marks
  9. Arranging Training Programme (Instructional Course) - 20 Marks
  10. Awarding Best paper - 10 Marks
  11. Programme for Public Education Service For each Programme - 10 Marks Maximum - 30 Marks
  12. Membership Gain
    • Membership – More than 5 members - 10 Marks
    • Membership – More than 10 members - 20 Marks
    • Membership – More than 20 & above members - 30 Marks

    Associate member – 10 Associate Members - 5 Marks
    20 Associate Members - 10 Marks

  13. Chairman & Secretary attending GC meeting
    • 2 Members - 20 Marks
    • 1 member - 10 Marks
  14. PPromotion of Programme under the banner of State Chapter - 20 Marks

Total - 310 Marks

12. RULES AND REGULATIONS OF BEST SPECIALITY SECTION AWARD – 2019

  1. Yearly submission of Annual Report On or before 31st of July - 20 Marks
  2. Yearly submission of election report Within one month of conducting Election - 20 Marks
  3. Yearly submission of Audited Accounts On or before 30th June - 30 Marks
  4. CME Details
  5. One month after conducting the CME - 20 Marks

  6. Annual Conference
    One month after the conference - 20 Marks
  7. Workshop – within one month after the programme - 20 Marks
  8. If two newsletters - 10 Marks for each newsletter - 20 Marks
    (Different Kind)
  9. Awarding Travelling Fellowship to young surgeons from Rural Area - 20 Marks
  10. Arranging Training Programme (Instructional Course) - 20 Marks
  11. Awarding Best paper - 10 Marks
  12. Programme for Public Education Service
    For each Programme - 10 Marks Maximum - 30 Marks
  13. Membership Gain - 30 Marks
    • Membership – More than 5 members - 10 Marks
    • Membership – More than 10 members - 20 Marks
    • Membership – More than 20 & above members - 30 Marks

    Associate member
    10 Associate Members - 5 Marks
    20 Associate Members - 10 Marks

  14. Chairman & Secretary attending GC meeting
    • 2 Members - 20 Marks
    • 1 Member - 10 Marks
  15. Promotion of Programme under the banner of Section - 20 Marks

Total - 310 Marks

13. RULES AND REGULATIONS OF BEST CITY BRANCH AWARD – 2019

  1. Yearly submission of Annual Report On or before 31st of July - 20 Marks
  2. Yearly submission of Election report Within one month of conducting Election - 20 Marks
  3. Yearly submission of Audited Accounts On or before 30th June - 30 Marks
  4. CME Details
    One month after conducting the CME - 20 Marks
  5. Annual Conference
    One month after the conference - 20 Marks
  6. Workshop – within one month after the programme - 20 Marks
  7. If two newsletters - 10 Marks each news letter
    (Different Kind) Maximum - 20 Marks
  8. Awarding Travelling Fellowship to young surgeons from Rural Area - 20 Marks
  9. Arranging Training Programme (Instructional Course) - 20 Marks
  10. Awarding Best paper - 10 Marks
  11. Programme for Public Education Service - 10 Marks
    For each Programme – Maximum - 30 Marks - 30 Marks
  12. Membership Gain - 30 Marks
    • Membership – More than 5 members - 10 Marks
    • Membership – More than 10 members - 20 Marks
    • Membership – More than 20 & above members - 30 Marks

    Associate member
    10 Associate Members - 5 Marks
    20 Associate Members - 10 Marks

  13. Promotion of Programme under the banner of City Branch - 20 Marks

Total - 290 Marks

Hon. Secretary-ASI