President's Message

Dr. Shiv Kumar Nair : Senior Vice President

Dr. Shiv Kumar Nair

Dear Friends,

Seasons Greetings and wish you all a very  Happy New Year 2020.

I pray it brings you and family happiness in abundance.  

The  IACTS website has been upgraded and I hope you will  find it user friendly.  Please do inform the Secretary, IACTS  who has worked hard on this website for any lacunae or suggestions.  

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IACTS  CME programs this year were conducted in Rohtak, Bhopal and Jammu and a TAVI program was conducted in Chennai.  We have an excellent program planned for the forthcoming IACTS  Annual Conference in Ahmedabad, Gujarat from Feb 6-9th 2020.  For the very first time the American Association of Thoracic Surgery(AATS) has partnered with us in conducting the Adult CME program on the 6th of Feb 2020.  The Organizing Secretary and Committee are sparing no efforts in welcoming you to Ahmedabad and providing you with an academic, social and cultural feast.  

The members you  elected as office bearers and  members of the Executive committee of IACTS have done an exemplary  job in participating and proving valuable inputs for the growth of the Association.  We have formed a statutory finance subcommittee to monitor all our budgeting, revenue and expenses.  This will improve efficiency and transparency and ensure strict adherence to  the financial norms approved by the  General Body.  Our Journal  is moving forward at an  excellent pace with the number of  articles and special issues growing exponentially.  We hope you will wholeheartedly participate in this growth.  The Journal will be accessible on the website for members of our Association. 

We had a meeting with the Chairman of the MCI and proposed an integrated 6 year MCh program  (Post MBBS) such a program has been a resounding success in other countries and we hope this program will help us overcome our shortcoming in catheter skills etc.   We shall be submitting a curriculum for the same once the recently constituted National Medical Commission begins functioning.  

Dear  Colleagues,  The strength of our  Fraternity is in our Association, while there are many other Societies  which have been formed it is  in our interest to strengthen The  Indian Association of Cardiovascular  and Thoracic Surgeons while supporting other Societies whole heartedly.  This can only happen with your active participation in all activities of the  Association.  

I look forward to seeing  you all in Ahmedabad.

With best wishes,

Dr. Shiv K Nair
President, IACTS.