The period of 1990's was celebrated as the decade of 'The Brain'. In India, towards the end of that decade, an initiative was taken by a small group of neuroanaesthesiologists in Delhi to start a neuroanaesthesiology society, where clinicians devoted to this sub-speciality could meet and deliberate. In fact, this was the dream of many practicing neuroanaesthesiologists.
In February 1995, Prof. H. H. Dash, Head of Neuroanaesthesiology at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, organised the First International Symposium on Neuroanaesthesia and Critical Care. That was a very successful meeting and for the first time, anaesthesiologists interested in neuroanaesthesia could interact with many distinguished international faculty. Subsequently, in 1996, Explore More
Wishing you all A Happy and a Prosperous Year 2020
As we step into the next decade, we look back at our achievements over the last year. Our achievements of today are but our thoughts of yesterday. Sincere efforts have translated few of our ideas into reality. For starters, in continuing with our mission of knowledge update, CME programs were conducted at various centres and the AIIMS Neuroupdate was a great success with innovative sessions conducted by leading neuroanaesthesiologists. The long term dream of Indexing of Journal of Neuroanaesthesiology and Critical Care (JNACC) – official journal of ISNACC, has been fulfilled. The Neurocritical Care Society of India, the Critical care arm of ISNACC, will be launched at the forthcoming National conference. Our association with SNACC, NACCS, NCS and other International bodies continues with the experts sharing their experience. As a first step towards developing guidelines, the Minimum monitoring standards statement has been released. However, we have more to work in the areas of research, establishing guidelines and protocols. We will continue to work on these areas. With the commitment towards the society progress by the secretariat and with the support from all the members, we are sure to achieve our goal and emerge as leaders in the field.
It gives me great pleasure to invite you all for the 21st Annual conference of ISNACC being held at Chennai, considered as ‘Health Capital of India’ with many firsts to its credit. Technological advances continue in the field of Neurosciences. Integrating technology into clinical medicine has led to better understanding and allowed us to change our perspective in the management of patients with neurological disease. The scientific program has been structured with the theme “PRECISION MEDICINE - THE PARADIGM SHIFT IN NEUROSCIENCES“, keeping in mind the rapid advances in the field of Neurosciences. Well planned preconference workshops are sure to benefit the residents and fellows. Renowned faculty from India and abroad are participating to share their experience and knowledge. The SNACC panel discussion by the specialist in the area will add to the knowledge sharing. The conference is sure to be an academic feast and the serene atmosphere of the venue makes it a perfect blend for both mind and the body. I request the members to participate in large numbers and make the annual conference a great success.
I wish Dr.Ponniah and his team all the best and success in the conduct of this annual conference at Chennai.
Look forward to see you all at the Chennai 2020 conference.
Long Live ISNACC
H Venkatesh, MD
Parmod Kumar Bithal