At the outset, I wish to thank the members of the Bombay Orthopaedic Society for electing me the President of our prestigious society. It is indeed a great honour for me and the fact that it has come 25 years after my father was the President makes it even more special for me. I shall strive hard to live up to your expectations.
BOS is equated with academic excellence and we are known for our academic activities throughout the year. In an effort to stress on quality rather than quantity, we decided this year to try and have fewer but more meaningful activities. With that in mind we have stream lined the courses this year, a few have been dropped this year while other have been merged in an attempt to give the participants a more fulfilling experience. I hope you will understand and accept our rationale and based on your feedback we shall make any necessary changes next year.
The BOS theme for this year is “Winning Decisions: Get it right the first time”. For too long, we have heard the term “Day 1 failure”. This year, we wish to stress on how to make sure that for any given situation or case we choose the right option the first time itself thus paving way for “Day 1 success”. This theme shall resonate in all the academic events throughout the year including the Clinical Meetings, Master Series, and various courses and of course at WIROC 2019.
WIROC 2019, our annual conference will be held at the Renaissance Hotel and Convention Centre from 20th to 22nd December. Apart from the usual plenary sessions, we are planning a number of sessions that will give a chance to a lot of our members to participate as faculty, whether it is as a part of panels for case discussions, or presenting some interesting case or an innovative idea. So I look forward to members participating in large numbers.
The Team BOS 2019 has already started making preparations for this year’s activities. But for them to be successful we need your whole hearted participation in large numbers. So, I appeal to each and every one of you to participate in as many events as possible whether it be Clinical Meetings, Courses and of course at WIROC 2019.
I once again thank you for reposing your faith in me and look forward to meeting you during the course of the year.
Dr. Sunil Shahane
President, Bombay Orthopaedic Society (2019-20)