Dr. BB Mishra.
From the Desk of the New President, ISA
Greetings from the President.
I humbly thank all the members of Indian Society of Anaesthesiologists for the honour bestowed on me to hold the office of President. I express my gratitude for electing me for the most prestigious and responsible post of President of Indian Society of Anaesthesiologists and making me to occupy the Chair at Ludhiana on 29th November 2016 during the 64th National Conference of ISA. I really feel it as a proud moment as ours is a Professional Organization with a membership strength of 24,000 members. My immediate Past Presidents Dr AS Kameshwar Rao, Dr. SS Harsoor and Dr. Chakra Rao have initiated lot of measures for the qualitative growth of Younger Anaesthesiologists and my wish is to ful fill those commitments during my tenure as President.
This year the thrust is on SAFE-T (Safe Anaesthesia For Everybody - Today) as called by WFSA. Definitely as an anaesthesiologist and as society we are concerned about the safety of our patients; but as a society ( i.e. ISA) is concerned about the safety of its members.
The ISA is giving the grant for conducting the CMEs by the various City branches across India the ‘hands on workshops’ are becoming more popular than the CME lectures excepting those which are Post Graduate Examination oriented and I wish to promote the conduct of more workshops and PG assemblies during this year. More over there is a grant of Rs.75,000/= for the Zonal PG assemblies I request the senior most Zonal GC member to utilise this funds for the benefit of exam appearing Post Graduate students .
It is time for us to impart the knowledge on resuscitation and basic life support to all the Medical students of all Medical colleges across the Country through our ISA so that the awareness of the speciality of Anaesthesiology will be created in the undergraduate career itself. Past Editor-in-Chief of IJA, Dr. Bala Bhaskar along with his dynamic team of Associate Editors, Advisors, Section Editors and Editorial board members did a great job. I congratulate Dr JV Divatia being elected as the Editor in Chief of IJA. I wish him and his team of Editors all the best and success. I believe in team work; hope Dr JV Divatia and his team will be taking IJA to greater heights.
ISA is going to bring its own guidelines for BLS and ACLS. I hope Dr SSC Chakra Rao our past President is going to get it accepted before the 2nd GC meeting at Agra.
Updating our database is a major task. Secretary Dr. Venkatagiri and his Office is trying hard to update the database; But I request all the State Branch and City branch office bearers to help the National Head Quaters for data base updatation.
My sincere request to all the ISA members to come forward for the support to the cause FBF. Though Secretary FBF Dr. Sugu Vargheseis trying hard to increase the membership nothing much has been achieved. Lets under stand its our job , we are just lending a helping hand to our fellow ISA members family at the time of need.
I am glad that the General Body at Ludhiana accepted for the amendments for Election of Hon. Treasurer ISA in the Constitution. I am confident that the entire Governing Council will be with me for the progress of our Society.
I wish you all good luck, a healthy and prosperous New Year 2017to you all and your families. Thank you once again for electing me as National President of ISA 2016 - 17.