IIHMR to Hold International Workshop on Up-Skilling of Orthopaedicians

The workshop will be first of its kind to be held in India; over hundred medical professionals from six countries are expected to participate

The Bengaluru-based Institute of Health Management and Research (IIHMR) will be organising its first annual international workshop on ‘Up-skilling of Orthopaedicians for Enhancement of Competencies’ from January 25 to 28 to help clinicians enhance their skills in alignment with new advancements in the field of orthopaedics.

The first of its kind event in India will see participation of over a hundred medical professionals from six countries. The three-day event will have eight sessions and 65 senior teaching faculty from 17 states of India.

“Upskilling is a need of today and its equally important for all the verticals be it in healthcare, education, hospitality, technology, banking, etc. This workshop will enhance the existing skills of all the orthopaedicians attending the three day workshop and discuss best practices,’ said Dr Usha Manjunath, Director, IIHMR Bengaluru.

Eminent people from the healthcare industry like Dr John Ebnezar, Ex-Professor of Orthopaedics; Padma Shri recipient Dr HPC Khincha, Director of Arthroplasty at Sagar Hospitals, Bengaluru; Dr Thomas Chandy, Director of Arthroplasty, Hosmat Hospitals, Bengaluru; and Dr KS Manjunath, Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon at Bowring & Lady Curzon Hospital and Basavangudi Orthopedic Rehabilitation Centre, Bengaluru will be addressing the workshop.

Orthopaedic surgical skill is traditionally acquired during training in an apprenticeship model that has been largely unchanged for nearly 100 years. Organisers feel that efforts must be made to learn from the experiences of developed nations. But very few open fora are organised in developing countries for the dissemination of research findings of the developed nations in relation to skill development of clinicians.

In this context, to avail hands on-workshop on the domain of up-skill training and experiential learning in the field of orthopaedics, IIHMR is organising the workshop for the benefit of orthopaedicians and healthcare organisations to enhance the skills and broaden the prospects.

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