Happy New Year to you and your family,
The beginning of this New Year brings the dawn of a new chapter in the Association of Surgeons of India. The association is getting back to the normal after year long rough period in 2016. We had a wonderful annual conference ASICON at Mysuru with unprecedented Annual General Body meeting largely due to your determination, resolve of the organizing committee of ASICON led by Dr. G. Siddesh and the historical Chennai High Court order which not only protected ASICON and GC and GB meetings but also thoroughly exposed ulterior motives of then President.
In the year 2017, my whole team of office bearers and all the EC members are committed to erasing all the bad memories of previous year. The executive committee has resolved to bring back Academics, Transparency, Democracy and Accountability in ASI as it ought to be.
Let us welcome this New Year with big smile.
Wish you Happy New Year!!
We are going to restart the Social Security Scheme and plan to have 6 zonal CMEs across the country with added attractions for Post graduates and young surgeons. Peripheral skill centers are being identified for the benefit of our members and advanced skill center at the headquarters at Chennai assumes our priority.
Committees have been formed to look in to areas of Chapter Co-Ordination, Sectional Co-Ordination, Safe Surgery, Ethical Surgical Practice, Surgical Guidelines, Surgical Education and Surgical Research, Skill Development, Arbitration, Grievance Redressaal, Legal Cell, Building, Government-ASI coordination, Social Services & Public Awareness, Election Tribunal and constitutional amendments. E-newsletter will be made available to all the members to keep them updated about the various activities of the association. The ASI website and the office at Chennai are being modernized and restructured to make them member-friendly and efficient.
I invite suggestions from you to make our association vibrant and noteworthy. Without creating much hype, I commit my hundred percent to the cause of serving the association and seeking your cooperation just as always to rebuilding an ASI which is stronger, stellar and litigation free.
Dr. Shiva K. Misra
The Association of Surgeons of India