Silver Jubilee of the Department of Orthopaedics - CME & Alumni Meet
Venue: Decennial Memorial Hall
Date: 11th November 2017
To commemorate 25 years of starting PG course in the department of Orthopaedics, CME and Alumni Meet was organized by the Department on 11th November 2017. The CME was on “current trends in orthopaedics” and alumni meet was inaugurated by Prof. M. Shantaram Shetty, Pro Chancellor NITTE University. Rev Fr Richard Coelho, Director, Father Muller Charitable Institutions, presided over the function. Dr Jayaprakash Alva, Dean, Father Muller Medical College and Dr K. Raghuveer Adiga, HOD, Department of Orthopaedics, participated in the inaugural function. Dr Ronald J. Menezes, Professor & Unit Chief was the Organising Chairman and Dr Mrinal B. Shetty, Associate Professor, was the Organising Secretary. Dr Gopalkrishna Hegde and Dr Steve Rocha, both alumni, who recently passed away were remembered.
During the function the former HODs Prof. Mahabala Rai, Dr Edward Nazareth, Dr Jacob Chacko as well as the present HOD Dr K. Raghuveer Adiga were felicitated for their contribution towards the department.
The scientific session had talks covering an array of current and upcoming orthopaedic interventions and was presented by alumni and staff from the institution who had achieved laurels in the field. The session started with a presentation by Dr Chirag T., Consultant Orthopedician and Arthroscopic Surgeon who spoke on the current trends in MCL reconstruction. Dr Vijay Tubaki, Consultant Spine Surgeon spoke regarding the surgical management of back pain instability. Dr Harish P. Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon gave a presentation on the current guidelines for the management of Paediatric bone and joint infections. Dr Deepak Rai, Joint replacement surgeon, spoke regarding the complications of total knee replacement. Dr Latheesh Leo, Associate professor and Hand & Micro Vascular Surgeon, Father Muller Medical College gave a talk on saving the Hand.
The CME was well attended by around 75 alumni.