Dr Tajan P. J.
KOA President , 2023

Dear KOA members,
Greetings from the office of the KOA President. Let me first of all offer my sincere thanks to all the KOA members
for elevating me to the highest official post in KOA.
After a gap of few years, we had the opportunity to attend a full-fledged physical conference KOACON 2023 at
Alappuzha. Alappuzha orthopaedic Society under the leadership of Prof.Mohammed Ashraf worked hard to
make it a grand success. Both academics and social activities were of the highest level For the coming year, we
do hope that all our academic activities will go ahead in full stream. Apart from the basic and advanced CME s of
KOA, a few of additional CME s are on the anvil.
This year’s Presidential theme will be “Stay Strong and Be Strong”. I mean we have to be strong as an individual,
and as a group in all aspects of life like health, Social life and Academically and what else. At Par with national
President’s Theme we may be also conducting some programmes to address the silent killer-Osteoporosis
The previous team of officials have raised the level of activity to a very high standard. Me and my team will strive
hard to maintain these standards and we hope to have the wholehearted support of all the members of KOA in
our endeavours.
My aim will be to bring all orthopaedic surgeons in Kerala under the KOA & IOA umbrella. I shall be planning to
visit all the district clubs during my tenure. Being a part of KOA and IOA allows one to keep abreast of the newer
developments in the field of orthopaedics. It will also be a platform to discuss the different treatment modalities
with the experts. Also request our young orthopaedic fraternity to make use of our two newly started
programmes-the webinar series to enhance theoretical skills and the Mentorship programme for hands-on skill
On the non-orthopaedic front, our cultural club has been activated including members from all districts under the
leadership of Dr.Sethu K.P.
The KOA benevolent Fund (KBF) is a very noble venture. it was started as a scheme to support and
help members in need. the response from the members has been lukewarm with many either not joining or
defaulting payment and I implore all members earnestly to strengthen this project, so that the benefits will reach
the needy. I request all Club Secretaries to put some effort to collect the membership fees of KBF.
The coming year will hopefully be a busy calendar year and I sincerely request all members to utilize these
events to the maximum.
Once again I thank every one of you to have reposed your trust in elevating me as president. With God’s grace
and your support, me and my team will do our very best.
Thank you all,
Jai KOA.
Dr. Tajan P.J.



Dr. Antony Joseph Thoppil
Hon Secretary,  KOA,  2022-2025

Respected Teachers, Seniors and My dear friends, 

             It has been a fantastic year for KOA with a number of good quality academic programmes.  We had more than 700 registrations and more than 350 abstract submissions for KOACON 2023, at Punnamada Resorts, Alleppey. I thank all the KOA members for their support and whole hearted participation. Alleppey team had worked day and night for KOACON 2023 and i personally congratulate them for the nicely conducted conference. 

             KOA is starting mentorship/ observership programmes in every sub speciality in Orthopaedics with the intention of giving proper exposure and training to young and enthusiastic orthopaedic surgeons. I request all the new young orthopaedic surgeons to join KOA. The online portal is active and I request all our members to encourage the fresh orthopaedic surgeons near you to join KOA. Feel free to contact me or the KOA secretariat for any help in this matter. 

             KOA has started the webinar series which has been a huge success and we are planning to have regular webinars round the year. All the KOA webinars will be made available in the KOA website for later viewing and reference. 

             Last year we conducted about 14 CMEs, 5 webinars, 2 cadaveric workshops and 2 PG training programmes. This year also we have a number of Academic programmes in the pipeline and i sincerely expect your wholehearted participation. 

             A KOA sports meet is planned for this year at Malappuram. Let all strive to make it a grand success.

              I humbly request all KOA members to enroll for the KOA benevolent fund. It is a noble initiative to have a corpus fund with us in order to extend our support to any of our members in dire need of help.I request all the club officials to actively enroll all our members in KBF.

             Only fifty percent ot our members are IOA members. We need to increase the IOA membership significantly for us to have a definite role in deciding IOA matters. Now it can be done online from anywhere through the IOA website. I request all KOA members to become IOA members. 

             Hope to see you all this year. 

Jai Hind   Jai KOA


Antony Joseph Thoppil

Hon. Secretary KOA

Dr Jiju A Nuuman

Hon. Treasurer, KOA, 2021-2024

Warm Greetings from the KOA
The financial status of KOA is stable from Palakkad to Alleppey. KOA has a total reasonable balance
fund including those fixed deposits meant for various awards.
There is a regular income from KOA Chambers at IMA. The KOA had taken all the efforts for the
IOACON bid. We have contributed a cash incentive to our district clubs for conducting Bone and
joint Day activities on the occasion of Bone and Joint day2022.
As part of our charity activities, we have contributed study materials to needy students of the Govt
L.P School, Vennala, Ernakulam. This year we plan to select a school in a tribal / remote village of
our state for our charity activity.
Regarding the KOA Benevolent Fund, only very few members have paid the renewal premium. I
request all KOA members to join the KOA KBF. I request the current members of KOA to pay their
renewal premium of Rs. 500/-year. Please do encourage your colleagues to Join KOA & IOA.
This year we are lucky to launch two unique programmes for our members, one the “KOA Webinar
Series”, the brain child of Secretary Dr Antony J Thoppil and the other “KOA Nlentorship
Programme” a much awaited flagship programme of the KOA for budding orthopaedic surgeons to
shape & sharpen their orthopaedic specialty talents by utilising the “Expert Talent Pool of KOA”. This
project is the brain child of Dr. Ramakrishan S, our president. I personally thank our Fellowship
Chairman Dr. K. R. Prathap Kumar, for being instrumental in making the rules and regulations for the
project and ready to act as the “1stMentor” of KOA mentorship programme, which started at the
Sunrise hospital in January 2023.
We the, KOA congratulated the Team KOACON 2023 for conducting our annual conference in an
excellent manner with record breaking no of delegates in spite of the available infrastructure
facilities at Alappuzha.

Wishing you all a prosperous year ahead!

Jai Hind, Jai KOA
DrJiju A Nuuman
Hon. Treasurer, KOA



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