“Life exists as long as you are inspiring; once you stop you expire.” We have to take new initiatives. I feel, as a professional organization, ISNACC primarily has two responsibilities: Professional Responsibilitytowards the practicing neuroanaesthesiologists (which is being done well) and Social Responsibilitytowards the community.
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Blessed are those who during their lifetime get an opportunity to walk in the footsteps of their teachers whom they admire. I am lucky to be one of them! I am stepping in the footsteps of three of my great teachers: Dr Hari Hara Dash, Dr Parmod Bithal and Dr Mary Abraham. They have been my guide and mentors in my journey in anaesthesia and neuro-anaesthesia and are past presidents of ISNACC. Today, as I take over as President of ISNACC, I would like to express my gratitude to them.
I take charge from Dr Amna Goswami. She is a symbol of simplicity, compassion and care. I am her keen admirer. Great teachers and leading neuro-anaesthesiologists of the country like
Prof R C Rathod, Prof GS Umamaheswara Rao, Prof V K Grover and others have been guiding this society. With so many stalwarts having been the president of ISNACC, I find an uphill task ahead. It shall be my endeavor to follow the path laid by them.
To make ISNACC strong we need to strengthen our existing academic activities:
DM (Neuroanaesthesiology), Post Doctoral Certificate Course and our own Post Doctoral Fellowship Programme. ISNACC is in correspondence with National Board of Examinations for fellowship in neuroanaesthesiology. We hope that it will soon be granted.
ISNACC now has its own journal: “Journal of Neuroanaesthesiology & Critical Care. Being in infancy, it still needs to be nurtured well. I appeal to all our members to submit their good quality research to this journal and help it acquire good impact factor in next 5 years.
Next, let’s identify some of the new goals for ISNACC and its social responsibilities:
I suggest a ‘tagline’ for ISNACC: “Think New; Think Good.” The words ‘think big’ have deliberately not been used as, occasionally, there is a risk of vested interests creeping in, foregoing the ‘goodness’, which may not be in the interest of the professional society. We have to be focused and purposeful.