Dr. Cherian Kovoor C
My dear Seniors and Friends,
I must thank all the members for electing me as the President of this great association. Now that most of the issues which plagued the Association are buried, we must now move forward with good academics, the primary aim of this body.
Also we must strive to increase KOA & IOA membership and plan for clubs in each of the fourteen districts of Kerala. It is also our aim to bring all the members under the protective umbrella of the Indian Medical Association by joining in all the beneficial schemes for us and our families
Let us plan for a wonderful year ahead
JAI HIND JAI KOA
Dr.Bhaskar Subin Sugath
Respected teachers and dear friends,
KOACON 2020 at Perinthalmanna was a proud moment for KOA where we all decided to bury the hatchet, stand united and move forward for the betterment of our association. At the outset I would like to congratulate The Malappuram Orthopaedic Society for the excellent conduct of KOACON 2020, both for its academic content and hospitality.
The new KOA office bearers under the leadership of Dr Cherian Kovoor assumed office and I am sure under his leadership KOA will tread the right path. The much needed updating of the KOA byelaws and protocols was passed by the Special GB of KOA and has been submitted for registration.
We are now the proud owners of 7500 sq. ft. hall in the third floor of IMA House, Kochi and the process of acquiring a flat in the same building to function as the KOA Office is almost through. The KOA is planning to start new short duration training programs for the youngsters with prominent Orthopaedic Surgeons in Kerala and also to substantially increase the financial support for the existing fellowship programs.
The Cochin IMA has offered a substantial discount for its Club Lagoon membership to KOA life members. The offer is valid till May 2020 (the details of which is available with KOA office) and I would urge all members to make use of this opportunity.
This year is filled with an array of academic activities covering all the subspecialties and I would request you all to increase our academic presence in the upcoming OASISCON 2020 and IOACON 2020. I request all the club secretaries to continue the membership drive for KOA and IOA so that we have enough representation for our concerns to be heard. Let us all strive as one to take KOA to glorious heights.
Jai KOA, Jai Hind
Link to Kerala Journal of Orthopaedics
Link to IOA Website
Become a Life Member
1. Will be part of the most prestigious orthopaedic association of Kerala
2. Will be eligible to apply for the prestigious fellowships of KOA
3. Will receive communication regarding various academic activities
4. Eligible for subsidized delegate fee rates at various academic events
5. Eligible for presenting papers at Annual state conference of KOA (KOACON)
6. Free subscription to KOA journal
7. Eligible to receive KOA Newsletters
8. Eligible to vote in election of KOA
9. Eligible for contesting in elections of KOA