Dear members, friends, associates ___ seniors.
I start by thanking ___ the members for electing __ to the current position __ President of IOA, which _____ not have been possible _______ the support extended whole-heartedly __ all of you. However ___ that I inhabit this _______ position, the time has ____ for me and my ____ to try and make _ difference; an issue where _ would focus very heavily __ academic activities to uplift ___ training and academic resources __ all IOA members
The Orthopaedic achievements of _____ and India surgeons in ___ last few years have ______ international recognition; since all __ them are IOA members, __ indirectly brings recognition to ___ association, making it more _______ and allows us to _______ ourselves as the premier ___________ fraternity of Orthopaedic surgeons __ the Asia Pacific Region, __ not the world.
We have some of ___ best academic talents and _______ in Orthopaedics as our _______; as you can see ____ the theme that I ____ chosen for 2018, TRAIN ___ YOUNG TO ENRICH THE ______&_____;, I would be banking _______ on these seniors to ____ me and my executive _______ this in the form __ allowing young surgeons to _____ them, to see them _______ and of course to _______ educational outreach programs in _____ where technical expertise is _______. Lets how this works ___, as we have only ___ year to implement my _____. One aspect that I ______ to carry forward is ___ program of YUVA Mentors _________ by the past President __ Ram Prabhoo, whom I ____ designated to continue the ____ work focused on the _____ minds
Where do we struggle __ an association? In the ____ few years, I have _________ this with many past __________ and senior surgeons, and __ have all come to ____ conclusions. If the youngsters ____ this, they should realize ____ today they are living __ an environment where data ___ information is available on ____ phones; most technical advances __ modern surgery are practiced __ India, maybe in the ___ cities at present, but ____ allows for the young ________ access to knowledge and ________ in their own back ____. Nevertheless the aspirations of ___ young to learn from ______ still persist. That is ___ reason that we have _______ to introduce short-term observer-ships ___ so called fellowships, which __ would probably combine with _ major conference in that ____, which would be partly ______ by grants from the ___. These grants would come ____ some of the money ____ is saved by not ________ and posting the newsletter, _____ was a huge drain __ our finances. These new _____________ would be in addition __ the existing IOA fellowships, ___ would be done on ___ same format that currently ______, but with limited financial _______, and offered only to _____ surgeons who express a ______ to obtain specific type __ knowledge enhancement, which they ___ incorporate in their own ________
Another point of note __ the availability of IOA _________ statements; these could help ___ surgeons in decision making __ complex situations, or even __ newer fields, where data __ ambiguous. Many years ago, ___ IOA came out with &_____;_____ papers” on many subjects, _____ were considered the point __ view of the association, ____ like the guidelines put ___ by the AAOS. The ___ initiative would be on _____ similar lines, with about 4-6 consensus statements being available __ complex topics every year, ____ we have a consensus _________ on almost all topics ____ create treatment controversies. This ____ would help to some ______ in medico-legal issues.
I hope that the ___-____ of my term in ______ helps the IOA initiate ____ significant academic advances, and _ also hope that future __________ build on this and ____ our body even more ____________ strong
With warm regards to ___ members,
Dr. Rajesh Malhotra
President IOA 2018-2019