Dr. NAVEEN MALHOTRA
Honorary Secretary ISA National
Greetings from ISA National Head Quarters!
It is an honour of enormous measure to welcome you all to the platinum jubilee year of our organization while serving in the capacity of Honorary Secretary ISA National. The last two years in office have been extremely dynamic. With so much to accomplish and not a second to waste, there have been many new and exciting developments under the banner of the ISA National. We have witnessed a record number of Memberships in the last two years and continue to strengthen our society by welcoming more and more members. To commemorate this sense of camaraderie and the organizational virtue of stewardship we are going to host platinum jubilee celebrations at national and state levels.
One of the most appreciable achievements of the ISA Academic Program has been the very successful ISA Online Postgraduate Classes which enable the Anaesthesiology trainees to have exam oriented and focused learning experience directly from the subject matter experts, every week. The ISA Online PG Quiz and ISA Online Daily Quiz have generated great enthusiasm. ISA is working towards ensuring uniform PG and UG curriculum across India, and starting Skill Centres.
In this platinum jubilee year, a long standing dream of ISAians will be fulfilled when we shall have our own ISA National Office at Chennai. In this platinum jubilee year, we are working on ISA Physical Status Grading, ISA Virtual Museum, Indian History of Anaesthesiology, History of ISA & its Branches and changing nomenclature to Anaesthesiology and Critical Care
As our outreach gets larger, we simultaneously deepen our impact in the field of anaesthesiology by reinforcing academic programs and activities all across the nation. Organizing the 68th ISACON 2021 amidst all the challenges of the present day situation has already proven our determination to strive for excellence. It was a first of its kind hybrid conference which gave the delegates flexibility to join in either virtual or physical mode. Through this highly interactive platform, veteran and young anaesthesiologists came together and shared their knowledge, experiences and research work. We intend to continue such endeavours in future by organizing 69th ISACON 2022 at Shillong, Meghalaya and International Conference 14th SAARC AACON 2022, Cochin, Kerala.
The quest for quality research has further taken the Indian Journal of Anaesthesia to unprecedented heights with improved raking and impact factor. The rigorous editorial and review process ensures that only best evidence reaches the practicing anaesthesiologists and helps them in clinical decision making. The upcoming Eastern & North-Eastern and Southern supplements of the journal will further expand the opportunities for the ISAians to publish their research.
The timely release of current evidence based peer reviewed ISA Guidelines has further empowered the skill and practice of anaesthesia by providing clarity on the matters of doubt and speculation. Our diligent efforts at facilitating clinical data collection and recording have led to the creation of the ISA National Registry of anaesthetic procedures.
The Indian Resuscitation Council has undertaken various initiatives to train not only the medical professionals but also the lay persons to initiate a structured response towards a favourable outcome in the event of a medical emergency through its ‘every citizen a life saver’ initiative and COLS program. We all should work towards further strengthening ISA FBF by making more members join this noble social welfare scheme.
It is the curious minds of young anaesthesiologists - bubbling with brilliant ideas - which serves as a constant inspiration for YUVA ISA to keep exploring new avenues and coming up with initiatives to ensure growth and learning. We plan to organize the 2nd YUVA ISACON 2022 to advance these objectives.
The COVID pandemic has put the anaesthesiologists on the frontlines of the health delivery systems all across the world. It has challenged us to push our limits and work at the very edge of human capacity. This has led to the growing awareness towards encouraging holistic wellness among the anaesthesiologist. There are constant efforts under the ISA Fit Anaesthesiologist Campaign, ISA Cultural Club, ISA Art & Literary Club and ISA Sports Cell and we plan to continue to hold various events under the national and state banners of the ISA to foster physical and inner wellbeing.
Let us all celebrate the historic Platinum Jubilee Year of Indian Society of Anaesthesiologists with zest and vigour and resolve to take on the challenges of the ensuing days with grace, dignity and ingenuity.
Jai ISA ! Jai ISAian!
Work Safely and Survive
Best wishes and warm regards
Dr. NAVEEN MALHOTRA
Your Secretary ISA National