Dear Friends

Trust you and the family are safe…

We are pleased to inform you that ASI’s annual flagship Regional Refresher Courses (RRC 2020) is all set to commence in the first week of August 2020. For the FIRST time ever, all the six RRCs this year would be held on a web based platform. In fact, the hugely popular National Online Skills Enhancement Programme (NSEP), commenced in June would seamlessly transition to the Regional Refresher Courses in August.

Each Zone will have presentations from Residents selected through an MCQ test. To ensure equal opportunity, Faculty would be identified exclusively from the respective Zone where the RRC is held.

Registration is Mandatory, but is FREE to all, including Postgraduate student members of ASI (Associate members).

Please note that ONLY Registered members will be sent the link to participate in the Programme. They alone would have exclusive access to attend ALL the six RRCs, which provides an unrestricted platform for unique “pan India’ exposure to teachers & teaching from all across the Country.

Please use the link given below to Register for RRC 2020

The RRCs would be held between 9 pm – 11 pm from Monday to Saturday to ensure maximum delegate participation. Three cases would be discussed every day.


Zone-1 Monday 10th to Saturday 15th August 2020
Assam, Manipur, Tripura, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Mizoram & Sikkim

Zone-2 Monday 17th to Saturday 22nd August 2020
West Bengal, Bihar & Jharkhand

Zone-4 Monday 24th to Saturday 29th August 2020
Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala & Pondicherry

Zone-5 Monday 7th to Saturday 12th September 2020
Maharashtra, Goa, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh & Rajasthan

Zone-3 Monday 14th to Saturday 19th September 2020
Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana & Chhattisgarh

Zone-6 Monday 21st to Saturday 26th September 2020
Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, J&K, Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh, Uttar Pradesh

Surgical Residents are actively encouraged to become ASI Members to avail all the benefits of Membership of Asia Pacific’s largest & the world’s second largest surgical Organisation. Residents would be given Associate membership status, which would be automatically converted to full life membership with no additional charge after submitting the MS/DNB completion Certificate to ASI Head office.

Link to online Membership form is enclosed below

The enclosed Brochure provides details relating to online RRC registration.

Click Here to download RRC 2020 Brochure

We request you to please forward this information to Colleagues & postgraduate residents in your region. All are requested to complete the registration process early to facilitate a smooth conduct of RRCs.

In closing, we look forward very much to welcoming you to yet another vibrant and robust two months of intense academic activity.

Kind regards.

Sincerely Yours,

Dr. P. Raghu Ram
President ASI
Dr. Santhosh John Abraham
Director, Academic Council, ASI