29 January 2018 | News
To avail hands on-workshop on the domain of up-skill training and experiential learning in the field of orthopaedics, IIHMR organized the workshop for the benefit of Orthopaedicians and organizations to enhance the skills and broaden the prospects.
Institute of Health Management and Research, Bangalore (IIHMR) created a ‘platform for Competency Enhancements’ among various healthcare providers by organising its first annual international workshop on, “Up-skilling of Orthopaedicians for Enhancement of Competencies’ for four days from 25th January to 28th January 2018. This event was the first of its kind in India, where over a hundred medical professionals from six countries came to participate. The three-day event had eight sessions and sixty-five senior teaching faculty from seventeen states of India.
Orthopaedic surgical skill is traditionally acquired during training in an apprenticeship model that has been largely unchanged for nearly 100 years. Efforts must be made to learn from the experiences of developed nations and a very few open fora are organized in the 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 organized the workshop for the benefit of Orthopaedicians and organizations to enhance the skills and broaden the prospects.
Dr Usha Manjunath, Director, IIHMR Bangalore, said, ‘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.’
Commenting on the concerns of the industry Dr Anil Sood, organizing chairman of the conference said, “Even though orthopaedic industry is witnessing a lot of innovations, which is a good sign, but efforts should be geared towards skilling clinicians in evidence based methods. There is a need to stick to the golden techniques, while cautiously applying only proven and certified methods by Orthopaedicians. A broad base platform like the one planned would provide a very great learning opportunity in a wide array of techniques.”
Eminent people from the healthcare industry Dr John Ebnezar Ex-Professor of Orthopaedics, Padma Shri recipient, Dr H P C Khincha Director of Arthroplasty, Sagar Hospitals, Bangalore, Dr Thomas Chandy Director of Arthroplasty, Hosmat Hospitals, Bangalore and Dr K.S. Manjunath, Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon at Bowring & Lady Curzon Hospital and Basavangudi Orthopedic Rehabilitation Centre, Bangalore to name a few will be addressing the need to upskill for orthopaedic surgeons to deliver quality service.