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