Best Paper award for MCh (Orth) graduate @ ISKSSA 2016

It has just been brought to our attention that Dr Archit Agarwal, a Master of Orthopaedic Surgery (MCh Orth) Dundee graduate in 2016, was recipient of the best paper award at this year’s 10th International Congress of ISKSSA in Delhi on 21-23rd November 2016.

Dr Agarwal presented his research work “Comparison of kinematics in gait analysis in total and hemi knee replacement surgery” which he conducted at the TORT Centre during his time studying at the University of Dundee.

With approximately 2000 participants including 1500 Delegates, 150 Faculty with 50 Overseas faculty from Australia, UK, USA, Europe, Middle East and South East Asia & 350 trade participants including 50 trade exhibitors with Global participation making it the largest Speciality Congress in Orthopaedics in India and Asia Pacific. The Congress was conducted in seven halls concurrently with more than 50 Workshops / Product Workshops / Instructional course sessions on Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthroplasty techniques, Sports Medicine and Intra-articular Trauma.

Dr Agarwal stated: “It was a great experience for me to present something in front of such a large and elite group of orthopaedicians. I am glad that my hard work during my MCh (Orth) at the gait lab in the TORT Centre has paid off. I want to thank all the knee replacement patients who participated in the study. This research would not have been possible without the staff and facilities available at the TORT Centre”.

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Dr Agarwal presenting his research at ISKSSA 2016

I would like to congratulate Dr Agarwal on being awarded best paper at this prestigious event”, stated Professor Rami Abboud (MCh Orth Course Director and Associate Dean for Learning & Teaching). “There were several other MCh (Orth) Dundee graduates presenting at the conference, which is hugely gratifying to know. It is quite obvious that the advice given to them, whilst studying in Dundee, regarding the presentation and dissemination of their research has stood them in good stead and made them stand out as clear winners when compared with their peers from other courses in the UK and worldwide. We always like to hear of our valued alumni successes, who are after all, our most cherished ambassadors promoting our Dundee MCh values in whatever they do”.

Another alumni graduate from 2012, Dr Amit Sharma, was an invited faculty member at the same conference presenting his work on ‘Anatomical Volar Plating System’.

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Dr Sharma presenting as an invited faculty member

With our number of MCh Dundee graduates exceeding 400 it is no surprise to me that there will always be at least one MCh ambassador at one of these key international conferences presenting their research work and promotion our excellent MCh degree at the University of Dundee”, added Professor Abboud.