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The President's Inaugural Address during ISACON 2011, on 28 thDecember 2011 at Mumbai

Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
Medknow Publications
Publication Date
DOI: 10.4103/0019-5049.93336
  • Past President'S Message
  • Medicine


Greetings from the ISA National President Respected Madam Dr. Snehlata Deshpande, Vice Chanceller of Mumbai University (formerly), Chief Guest of today's function, Padmabhushan Dr. Hiranandani, Guest of honour , dignitaries on and off the dais, former presidents of the ISA, lifetime achievement awardees, GC members, past secretaries, past treasurers, invitees, fellow members of the ISA, members of the industry, members of the media, ladies and gentlemen. On the behalf of the ISACON 2011 organizing committee I extend a warm welcome to all for the inaugural function of the 59th NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE INDIAN SOCIETY OF ANAESTHESIOLOGISTS at Mumbai. As President of the Society, I salute all those visionaries and pioneers, whose continued efforts contributed to the present shape of our esteemed society. The ISA was born on 30 December 1947, at Mumbai. The first annual conference of the ISA was held on 23 and 24 December 1949 through the combined surgical and obstetric society of India at Bombay (Mumbai). Today, I am standing on this podium where the ISA was born 64 years back with 19 members and now has grown to approximately 18,000 members. I welcome you all once again. First of all with folded hands I apologize to all the members of the ISA who could not attend this Kumbhmela of anaesthesiologists. This is a good sign of the progress of the Society that registrations unexpectedly were more than double the last conference held. I really regret the inconvenience caused to the members during this unprecedented scientific extravaganza. Our association has shown phenomenal growth and I am glad to announce that our society is the second largest society in the world, with 26 state branches and 124 city branches. We are going to introduce a zonal system in our governing body in the forthcoming years. FAMILY BENEVOLENT FUND Performing excellently for the benefit of anaesthesiologists’ families, our vibrant and dynamic Hon. Sec. Dr SSC Chakrarao has put the family benevol

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