2018: According to the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Tamil Nadu ranks first in the number of road crash injuries in India. A large proportion of people surviving their injuries post these accidents sustain some type of temporary or permanent disability. With this mind, and for the first time in Chennai, the ‘International Spine and Spinal Injuries Conference’ (ISSICON 2018), which addresses the effective ways of treating spine injuries will take place from 5 – 7th October at Hotel Hyatt Regency. Chennai.
The theme of ISSICON 2018 is Spinal Cord Injury Care in Emerging India, with the objective to create better awareness among spine care specialists, discuss evidence based treatment practices for surgery and rehabilitation, and also produce policies for best practices for spinal cord injury management.
Speaking about the event and its relevance of its occurrence in Chennai, Chairperson ISSICON 2018, Secretary of the Spinal Cord Society and President of the International Spinal Cord Society, Dr. H.S. Chhabra said, “We are happy to bring ISSICON 2018 to Chennai, popularly known as the Mecca of healthcare in India. Leading names in the field of spine surgery and related fields will congregate in Chennai to deliberate and elaborate on ways of treatment that will pave the way for effectively addressing the long list of anomalies associated with this subject. We are thankful to Kauvery Hospital, International Spine academy and the leading spine surgeons of Chennai due to which we will be here in this beautiful city for ISSICON 2018.”
Commenting on the event, Organising Chairman ISSICON 2018, Consultant Spine and Neurosurgeon at Kauvery Hospital, Dr. G. Balamurali said, “ISSICON 2018 will bring together faculty and delegates in the highly specialised and complex field of managing people with spinal cord impairment. This will pave way to disseminating scientific and evidence based information on management of spine and spinal cord injuries, with the hope of advancing the care and rehabilitation.”
ISSICON 2018 will see workshops, case studies, scientific sessions, panel sessions and deliberations on the treatment options for spinal cord injuries and will be attended by 30 International faculty members from all over the world along with 70 national faculty members and 300 delegates including spine surgeons, doctors, allied specialists and patients from across India.