Presidential Theme 1517
Since its foundation around ten years back by our President Dr Deepak Goyal; Indian Cartilage Society (ICS) has seen ever-growing interest amongst medical fraternity about cartilage science. ICS executive committee feels that we had been somehow successful in creating awareness about cartilage repair amongst orthopedic community of India. At the same time it is felt that other medical fraternities and general public are not aware of the concept of cartilage repair. For a common man, knee pain is still akin to future knee replacement; irrespective of age, profession and other variables. The same is also true for many colleagues of medical fraternity who are not directly exposed to the science of joint preservation.
ICS need to go on a larger platform where it can spread the message of joint preservation amongst medical fraternity and also amongst common people. To achieve the target of creating awareness about joint preservation, Dr Goyal has declared Presidential theme of the year 2015-2017 as…..
“PRESERVE THE JOINTS”.
ICS arranged many activities during this presidential theme to spread the message.
1. ICS partnered with various societies like IOSSMA and ISKAST to spread the message. Both societies were proud to spread the message of ‘Preserve the Joints’ theme in their respective congresses.
2. ICS arranged a member’s awareness campaign during 4th ICS. Over 200 delegates and members who attended the campaign took oath and commitment to preserve the joints. A photoshoot was arranged and ICS members proudly display their photoshoot with ‘Preserve the Joints’ campaign in their respective clinics.
3. There were over a dozen regional meetings took place across the country with the theme of joint preservation. Medical fraternity rose to the fact that joint preservation is an important step and it requires proper attention.
ICS during its executive committee meeting held in 2016 adopted this theme as its ongoing project.