It is close to 3 decades now that Surgical Oncology emerged as an important specialty of surgical practice in India. First CME programme in Oncology was held by Tata Memorial Hospital in 1975 attended by 200 surgeons from all over the country. Success of this programme led Dr B Ramamurthy, the then President of Association of Surgeons of India (ASI) to invite Dr Ashok Mehta to organize first CME in Oncology at Ahmedabad Conference in December 1975. Dr Ashok Mehta wrote to the ASI for starting Oncology Section of ASI after success of the CME. A resolution was passed and Oncology Section was created at the Annual ASI Conference in Delhi in 1976. Stalwarts like Dr DJ Jussawala, Dr SJ Mehta, Dr Atm Prakash and Dr AE Desa…Read more
Dear colleagues and seniors,
Seasons greetings and a very happy and prosperous 2019 for all the members. This is the first communication from me as a president and it brings a sense of great responsibility along with it. The IASO as usual is making tremendous progress in term of membership and the scientific content of our meeting, both of which are inextricably linked. We are in the process of linking up with the ESSO to conduct exams and have a partnership on the lines of SSO. The vexatious issue with the ASI seems to be getting sorted out and we will update you at the MidCon at Abu in March 2019. The preparations for the 3rd ICC hosted by us are in full swing and registrations in full flow. The IASO should strive to be the leadership society for all things oncology and to that end we have now put in new eased norms for all others practicing surgical oncology to be part of our family. We are sending 9 youngsters to SSO for poster presentations and funding their travel. There are 2 upcoming meetings in Mt Abu hosted by Dr. Raval and the main meeting in Kolkata under the able tutelage of Dr. Arnab Gupta. Please inform your friends to become members and join us in both these conferences.
Till then have a wonderful rocking year.
Dr. Dhairyasheel Savant
President, Indian Association of Surgical Oncology
Secretary General 3rd Indian Cancer Congress