15 November 2016
Inaugural arthroplasty course starts meeting India's high educational demand
The international chairperson, Sam Oussedik (UK), opened the course by encouraging participants to actively take part in the program and to use the opportunity to address as many uncertainties as possible. Local chairperson, SKS Marya (IN), carefully selected cases to best meet local needs, with most faculty members basing their talks on their own experiences. They each presented what they did right as well as wrong in their practices, which drew in the full attention of the participants.
The right treatment to the right patient, in the right format, and at the right time
Oussedik reminded all delegates to remember that patients are the center of all medical treatments, and that taking time for diagnosis is vital before starting any kind of surgical approach. As people tend to simplify perspectives and aim for universal solutions, the course served to bring the complexity of arthroplasty to the forefront, to help the participants foster a patient-centered view.
The case discussions further supported this approach. Many discussions continued on into the break sessions, and contrasting debates between faculty members on varied approaches to tackle a specific situation also triggered an active exchange.
Superb feedback was received throughout the post-course evaluation, resulting in not only satisfied participants, but also a content faculty board. AORecon looks forward to the next course which will take place in Bangalore.