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43rd Annual Conference of

Indian Orthopaedic Association

Venue: Government Medical College, Jabalpur, India

Dates: 16th to 20th December 1998

Organised by Department of Orthopaedics, Govt. Medical College, Jabalpur and Jabalpur Orthopaedic Association (Under auspices of M.P. Chapter of I.O.A.)





Accomodation and travel

Social Events




There shall be five workshops on the 16th December '98, on:

  1. Total Knee Replacement

  2. Interlocking nailing

  3. Deformity correction with External Fixators

  4. Spinal Instrumentation/ Anterior approaches

  5. Flaps in Orthopaedic Surgery



It shall be on 17th December. This year's theme is " Paediatric Orthopaedics". Convenor for the programme is:

Dr. K.K. Jain, Head of Orthopaedic Department, King George Medical College, Lucknow (U.P.), India


Accomodation and Travel

Arrangements are being made by the Organising Committee. Air traffic at Jabalpur is likely to be resumed from August/September 1998.


Social Events

(a) Local sight-seeing tours to the famous Marble Rocks and Dhuandhaar waterfalls, and to Bargi Dam will be arranged.

(b) Ladies' programme will include sight-seeing tours to Pisan hari Ki Marhiya, madan Mahal and for shopping. There shall be free Mehandi sessions and demonstrations of facial and hair make-ups etc.

(c) There will be, at the venue, a children's park with various amusements and activities.

(d) A relaxation park with a free 24 hour tea/ coffee/ cold drink outlet and plenty of sitting area for social interaction outside the lecture theatres.

(e) An exhibition on "Orthopaedic Art": consisting of paintings, sketches, collages and sculptures on orthopaedic themes.

(f) The Conference Banquet will also include a historic "Light and Sound show on the history of Indian Orthopaedics".

(g) The Organising Committee is also arranging tours to Kanha and Bandhavgarh national parks ("Project Tiger"), Khajuraho and to Jewel of Madhya Pradesh- Pachmarhi.



If you are interested in participating in IOACON '98, and have not received any circulars so far, please contact at the following address:

Dr. H.K.T. Raza, Organising Secretary, 105, North Civil Lines, Jabalpur 482 001, India

Phone: (761) 324435, 324633; Fax: (761) 311841


If you have already received the first circular, you shall get the next circular in early April 1998 and the final announcement brochure in mid-June 1998.