IIHMR to hold 1st annual international workshop on “Up-Skilling of Orthopaedicians”

Bangalore 25 January 2018: Institute of Health Management and Research, Bangalore (IIHMR) is creating a ‘platform for Competency Enhancements’ among various healthcare providers and organising its first annual international workshop on, “Up-skilling of Orthopaedicians for Enhancement of Competencies’ for four days from 25th January to 28th January 2018. This event is the first of its kind in India, where over a hundred medical professionals from six countries will be coming to participate. The three-day event will have eight sessions and sixty-five senior teaching faculty from seventeen states of India.

Orthopaedic surgical skill is traditionally acquired duringtraining in an apprenticeship model that has been largely unchanged for nearly100 years. Efforts must be made to learn from the experiences of developednations and a very few open fora are organized in the developing countries forthe dissemination of research findings of the developed nations in relation toskill development of clinicians. In this context, to avail hands on-workshop onthe domain of up-skill training and experiential learning in the field oforthopaedics, IIHMR is organizing the workshop for the benefit ofOrthopaedicians and organizations to enhance the skills and broaden theprospects.

Dr Usha Manjunath, Director, IIHMR Bangalore, said,‘Upskilling is a need of today and its equally important for all the verticalsbe it in healthcare, education, hospitality, technology, banking etc. Thisworkshop will enhance the existing skills of all the Orthopaedicians attendingthe three day workshop and discuss best practices.’  

Commenting on the concerns of the industry Dr AnilSood, organizing chairman of the conference said, “Even though orthopaedicindustry is witnessing a lot of innovations, which is a good sign, but effortsshould be geared towards skilling clinicians in evidence based methods. Thereis a need to stick to the golden techniques, while cautiously applying onlyproven and certified methods by Orthopaedicians. A broad base platform like theone planned would provide a very great learning opportunity in a wide array oftechniques.”

Eminent people from the healthcare industry Dr John EbnezarEx-Professor of Orthopaedics, Padma Shri recipient, Dr H P C Khincha Directorof Arthroplasty, Sagar Hospitals, Bangalore, Dr Thomas Chandy  Director ofArthroplasty, Hosmat Hospitals, Bangalore and Dr K.S. Manjunath, ConsultantOrthopedic Surgeon at Bowring & Lady Curzon Hospital and BasavangudiOrthopedic Rehabilitation Centre, Bangalore to name a few will beaddressing the need to upskill for orthopaedic surgeons to deliver qualityservice.

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