Message from President Indian Orthopaedic Association
“With the hangover from the Coimbatore IOACON still in the air, the Kolkata is preparing fast to welcome you at IOACON 2019 for a multidimensional feast in the India’s first capital under the British Raj. The conference theme “Come, Learn, Talk, Enjoy” very aptly describes the mood of the organizers and the flavour of the iconic annual event. Spread over 6 days of November 2019, starting the 19 th November, the academic extravaganza is set to sail on a course charted by IOACON 2018. A record number of workshops and a large number of Indian and International Faculty Members will showcase their work and share experiences. Whether you are a lover of colonial architecture, art and festivals, or, follower of religion, or, just a foodie, Kolkata is capable of gratifying your senses.
I look forward to welcome you all in large numbers in the City of Joy.
Prof. Rajesh Malhotra
Message from Honorary Secretary IOA
It is indeed heartening to note that the 64th Annual Conference of the Indian Orthopaedic Association, the IOACON 2019, is being organised by West Bengal Orthopaedic Association from the 19th to 24th of November at the city of joy, Kolkata.
Kolkata to me is not only the “city of joy” but the “city of love” and the “city of lovely people”. The hospitality and solidarity of WBOA and its members has traditionally been exemplary and unmatched. They have the legacy of organizing very successful IOACONS in the past and I am sure they will leave no stone unturned to match the set standards.
Under the able guidance of Patrons and Past IOA Presidents, like Dr. D P Baksi and Dr. M S Ghosh, the able leadership of Dr. Dipak Roy Choudhury and Chairman Organizing Committee and Dr. Protyush Chatterjee, Chairman reception committee and Dr. Indrajit Sardar - Organizing Secretary, the meticulous Scientific planning of Dr. M M Ray and Dr. D K Mazumder, and the keen contribution from the young vibrant and cohesive youth brigade, I have no doubt that IOACON 2019 is set to create a benchmark.
Kolkata is also especially known for its rich cultural heritage and gastronomic delights which shall be an added attraction for our delegates and their families.
Personally, I myself as secretary IOA and Life Member WBOA. Am particularly looking forward to the grand show. Our venue the Biswa Bangla Convention Centre is second to none in infrastructure and facilities.
I wish team WBOA a hugely successful IOACON 2019 at Kolkata and urge the orthopaedic surgeons of our country to attend in record numbers along with their spouse and children.
Looking forward to seeing you all at Kolkata
Long live WBOA
Long live IOA
Dr. Atul Srivastava
Hon. Secretary IOA
Message from Chairman Organizing Committee IOACON 2019
“Kolkata is holding IOACON after 12 years and will not possibly get a chance in another ten years. Naturally all of us are geared up for this unique meeting. The venue is new but magnificent. We are committed to integrating academics with gaiety. New frontiers of Knowledge will blend with sharp questions from the audience. And pathbreaking workshops will blend with basic topics. Every delegate must enhance his knowledge and will learn many things which are new. We welcome you with open hearts, This will be a conference which you and your family should not miss.
Dr. Dipak Roychoudhury
Org. Chairman IOACON 2019
Message from Honorary Secretary Organizing Committee IOACON 2019
“The theme of the Conference is “ Come, Learn, Talk, Enjoy “ .
Blessed with excellent connectivity,
Kolkata has changed dramatically in the last few years. And we are committed in making this IOACON the
best ever!!! In terms of Academics, Delegate participation, Facilities and Innovation.
The whole of West Bengal and East Zone awaits your presence with your family.
Dr. Indrajit Sardar
Org. Secretary IOACON 2019
Message from Secretary WBOA
I am pleased to be the part of this IOACON 2019 as a Hony.Secretary of our esteemed association. I would
like to extend my gratitude to IOA for their immense support. It is the first conference as a zonal
system. In this regards as IOA & East Zone give us the opportunity to host this IOACON 2019 by WBOA, it
is also a huge responsibility to show the orthopaedic fraternity of the country that we in the Bengal
are capable of doing and by god’s grace we shall deliver them the greatest IOACON that this nation has
It is my great pleasure to invite you to attend the IOACON 2019 Kolkata as our theme of conference is “Come, Learn, Talk, Enjoy”. Welcome to Kolkata “City of Joy”.
Long Live WBOA!
Long Live IOA!
Dr. Partha Sarathi Sarkar
Hony. Secretary WBOA
From the desk of President
West Bengal Orthopaedic Association
“Dear Delegates and Distinguished Guests,
On behalf of West Bengal Orthopaedic Association, it is my pleasure and proud privilege to extend a warm and hearty welcome to each and every member of our Association, their family members, our Honoured Guests and Dignitaries attending the conference and visiting our beloved city: “The City of Joy”.
Indian Orthopaedic Association has come a long way since its inception in a chilly winter of 1955 at Amritsar. This journey was eventful with the change of its character and specially memorable to Kolkatans. Kolkata has hosted four National Level Orthopaedic Conferences in 1975, 1985, 1996, 2007, with the fifth one being IOACON-2019. It has also hosted the first Orthopaedic Surgeons meet on 14th and 15th April 1956. The character of the conference has changed gradually into the present form and format. Increased number of Delegates, their expectations and interests, International recognition with participation of large number of foreign faculties and last but not the least participation of Trade with practical demonstration of advanced armamentarium for management of Orthopaedic problems are the essence of the Conference now a days. Under the able leadership of experienced seniors and untiring efforts of energetic youngsters, West Bengal Orthopaedic Association is trying hard to make the conference a memorable one.
In conformity with the conference theme: “Come, Learn, Talk & Enjoy” all arrangements are ready for Delegates, Faculty, Honoured guests and their spouses and kids.
Orations, Eponymous lectures, Guest lectures delivered by eminent National and International faculty, presentation of free papers, posters, videos and motivational talks by eminent personalities of the society will vastly enrich our scientific knowledge and improve our ability to judge and provide the most suitable treatment and improved Orthopaedic Care to our Patients. Various entertainment programs have been arranged for the enjoyment and relaxation of the delegates after the brain storming sessions of the day.
The Organizing committee is waiting eagerly to receive you and your family members and conduct each and every aspect of this mega event to your satisfaction, so that you can return home with sweet memories of this conference.
Warm regards and a hearty welcome to Kolkata,