Dear Friends,

The Regional Refresher Courses (RRCs) are all set to start from the 2nd of August 2021. The MCQ examinations to select the top students from each zone are at different stages of completion. As in the last year all RRCs will be held in a web based e-learning platform.

Registration is Mandatory, but is FREE to all, including Postgraduate student members of ASI (Associate members). The last date for registration is 25th July 2021.

Please use the following LINK to Register for RRC 2021

All the 6 RRCs will be broadcasted live to a “private Facebook page”- “ASI Academics”. Those who are already admitted last year in this Facebook page will continue to be there and need not do anything further except to check and confirm their status. But the newly registered members need to visit & leave a request at the Facebook page after completing registration.

The RRCs would be held between 9 pm – 11 pm from Monday to Wednesday to ensure maximum delegate participation. There will be discussion on clinical cases, X-rays, Scans, Surgical Instruments and devices, Pathology specimens, ostomies, fistulaes etc. Each topic will be covered in a structured manner by senior faculty from that region.

Schedule of Regional Refresher Courses in 2021

Zone-1 Monday 2nd to Wednesday 4th August 2021
Assam, Manipur, Tripura, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Mizoram & Sikkim
Click Here to Download Schedule

Zone-4 Monday 9th to Wednesday 11th August 2021
Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala & Pondicherry
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Zone-2 Monday 16th to Wednesday 18th August 2021
West Bengal, Bihar & Jharkhand

Zone-5 Monday 23rd to Wednesday 25th August 2021
Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra & Goa

Zone-3 Monday 30th August to Wednesday 1st September 2021
Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh & Telangana

Zone-6 Monday 6th to Wednesday 8th September 2021
Punjab, HP, Chandigarh, Haryana, UP, New Delhi, Jammu & Kashmir

Surgical Residents are actively encouraged to become ASI Members to avail all the benefits of Membership of the world’s second largest surgical Organisation. Residents would be given Associate life membership status, and would automatically get converted to Full Life membership with no additional charge after submitting the MS/DNB degree Certificate.

Online Membership form to join the Association of Surgeons of India is enclosed below.

The enclosed brochure provides details relating to online RRC registration.
Click Here to download RRC 2021 Brochure

We request you to please forward this information to all your surgical Colleagues & fellow postgraduate residents in your region. All are requested to complete the registration process at the earliest to facilitate the smooth conduct of the Regional Refresher Courses.

In closing, get ready to yet another vibrant edition of intense academic activity for 2021.

Sincerely yours… in service of ASI

Sincerely Yours,

Abhay Dalvi
President ASI
Dr Sanjay Kumar Jain
Hon. Secretary ASI
Dr Siddesh G
Vice President
Dr. Santhosh John Abraham
Director, Academic Council, ASI