Respected Teachers, Seniors and My Dear Friends,

Greetings from the office of Maharashtra Orthopedic Association

At the outset, I am thankful to all my executive committee and MOA members for their kind cooperation during first year of my tenure as Hon secretary cum treasurer of our beloved association. I am happy that this year has ended smoothly without any hurdles and chaos. I always believe in teamwork and believe that “when “I” is replaced by “We”, even “illness” becomes “wellness”

We at MOA office aim at discipline, transparency, time management and updated technology. I am thankful to Dr Parag Sancheti sir and Dr Nitin Deshpande and entire team MOA for guiding me throughout the year

Our President Dr Nitin Deshpande has taken over as President from MOACON2018. The Presidential theme for this year is “Achieving Surgical Excellence By Improving Basic Skills”. We have planned so many new activities this year.

MOA day will be celebrated on 1st May 2019 and free OPD check-up camp, awareness talks on bone health and road safety will be organized across the state on this day. We appeal all the MOA members to take an active part in this activity

‘Meet the master’ programmes are our pilot projects and such five faculty orientation programs in five regions of Maharashtra are in pipeline.

Our next and important activity this year is a membership drive. We aim to add 200 plus members of both MOA as well as IOA this year. A separate committee has been formed for this work. Many more activities to come in this year. Dr Pramod Shinde will be chairman of this committee

Thanking you all in anticipation

Yours in service of MOA,

Dr Prakash Sigedar

Hon. Secretary CUM treasurer
Maharashtra Orthopedic Association and Team MOA (2018-19)

Academic Section