Quote of the Day : "Choose to listen to your inner voice. – life is a courageous journey or nothing at all and always choose the truth. We cannot become who we want to be by continuing to do exactly what we have been doing. Choose to listen to your inner voice, not the jumbled opinions of everyone else. Do what you know in your heart is right for YOU. It’s your road, and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you. and be sure to appreciate every day of your life.

President's message

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