Presidential Message


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.