15th Winter Meeting of Ranawat Orthopaedic Conference-2017

15th Winter Meeting of Ranawat Orthopaedic Conference

The Fifteenth Winter Meeting of Ranawat Orthopaedic Conference (ROC) “ADVANCES & TECHNIQUES IN JOINT REPLACEMENT SURGERY & ARTHROSCOPY” was held in one of the India’s largest and most populous city, Mumbai.

The conference brought together eminent faculties from across the globe to address all important aspects in joint replacement surgery, including knee and hip. The international faculty who shared their knowledge and expertise included Dr. C.S. Ranawat, Dr. David Dines, Dr. Paul Lachiewicz, Dr. Edward McPherson, Dr. Amar Ranawat, Dr. Anil Ranawat and Dr. William Walter. We also had an ocean of eminent Indian faculty attending this conference.

A special program was organized for beginners in Joint Replacement Surgery as well as for experienced Arthroplasty surgeons. A comprehensive course in Joint Replacement Surgery was organized focusing on the areas of Knee & Hip Replacement. The course presented a review of various surgical problems and possible solutions and discussed a number of surgical cases and clinical outcomes.

Various topics pertaining to Knee Preservation, Shoulder Arthroscopy and Replacement were covered on the Sports Day and all delegates could learn about various surgical approaches and the solutions to clinical problems.

Two papers were selected for “LATE K.T. DHOLAKIA Best Paper Award” by Ranawat Orthopaedic Research Foundation, which were awarded to Dr. Melvin George (40 years). The Fellows meeting was held on Thursday, 12th January 2017.

RORF fellowship for the year 2018 was awarded to Dr Kailash Patil, Dr. Sameer Mansukhani and Dr. Bharat Loganathan.

More than 1200 delegates attended this conference. The meeting was a tremendous success and we received a lot of positive correspondence from the faculty members.

The conference was an academic feast and being the organizers, it has always been an enriching experience to interact with delegates from across the globe.

A special edition of the Asian Journal of Arthroplasty dedicated to Dr. C.S. Ranawat was unveiled during the ROC meeting. Wherein the RORF fellows have shared their experiences with Dr. C.S. Ranawat during their fellowship at Lenox Hill Hospital.

We had Stryker MAKO workshop, Zimmer, Depuy, and Smith & Nephew Sponsored Sessions. I would like to thank all the pharmaceutical companies who actively participated in the ROC conference.

I would like to thank Dr. C S Ranawat- the Course Chairman, Dr. Amar Ranawat, Dr. Anil Ranawat and Mr. Leslie Jacobs for their extensive guidance and support without which it would not have been possible to carry out a conference of such high magnitude.

I would like to put on record my sincere thanks to the event organizers –VAMA and the entire organizing team of Sancheti Hospital in making this conference a huge success. I would also like to extend my best wishes to the faculty and all the delegates for being a part of this conference.

Like every year, I look forward to the next winter meeting in January 2018 which would again be held in Mumbai.


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