Prof Rama Kant takes charge as PRESIDENT of Association of Surgeons of India (ASI), UP

Prof Rama Kant takes charge as PRESIDENT of Association of Surgeons of India (ASI), UP

Lucknow's noted Surgeon and Head of Surgery department at CSMMU - Professor (Dr) Rama Kant - took charge as President of Association of Surgeons of India (ASI), UP Chapter, at the closing ceremony of the 35th Annual Conference of ASI, UP Chapter (UPASICON 2009) which concluded in Lucknow. Prof Rama Kant was already the President of the Lucknow College of Surgeons (LCS) since past many years. He has also served as the national secretary of Indian Association of Endocrinal Surgeons, Association of Surgeons of India, more than a decade back. ASI is the largest and most reputed network of Surgeons in India.

"In my tenure as President of ASI, UP, I envision to enhance the team spirit among surgeons of UP state, strengthen academic interactions between surgeons all across the state on pragmatic approaches to surgical management of major health concerns in UP that demand effective and affordable surgical interventions, and transfer knowledge and help build skills in state-of-the-art operative techniques through continuing medical education (CME) programmes conducted by stalwarts from around the world" said Prof Rama Kant, who took over as President of ASI, UP. “I wish to reach to our members at their place through physical, electronic or printable communications and will try to ensure to work as a bridge between young surgeons aspiring for training and National and international trainers” said Prof Rama Kant.

It was a momentous occasion indeed when the baton of presidentship of the UP Chapter of the Association of Surgeons of India was passed on to the much revered Prof (Dr) Rama Kant. Earlier, historic Surgeons from Lucknow have led the august body of ASI, UP - including Prof PC Dubey and Prof NC Misra who are undoubtedly noted doyens from Lucknow in chronicles of Surgery in the world.

While ASI UP outgoing leader Dr Rajeev Sinha reaffirmed his faith in the dynamic leadership of Prof Rama Kant, the latter accepted his new responsibility in all humility and promised to take UPASI to new heights, by working in close contact with all the members of the association and by acting as a facilitator to expose them to the latest surgical techniques. He vowed to bring back the team spirit for making the association stand tall and not fall down as a divided house. He expressed confidence in able and dedicated Honorary Secretary of ASI-UP Dr SK Mishra who was instrumental in achieving the target of this chapter being declared as Best Chapter of the ASI.

Prof Rama Kant, who is also the World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General's Awardee (2005), will officiate as President of ASI, UP for 2009-2010. He was also the Chairman of the 35th Annual Conference of Association of Surgeons of India, UP Chapter which brought over 500 surgeons and noted International experts from around the world and hosted rich academic exchanges between surgeons during 6-8 November 2009 which also included a live operative workshop.

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