Professor Abboud keynote speaker at CIOS 2017

Professor Rami Abboud has been invited as an international keynote speaker to present three lectures at the Cochin International Orthopaedic Summit (CIOS) in Kochi, India on October 6-8, 2017.

This year’s summit will be held at Bolgatty Palace, Kochi, Kerala, India. The summit is a biennial conference which gives an overview of forthcoming trends in the respective fields of Arthroplasty, Arthroscopy and Trauma by renowned faculties from India and abroad. Twenty-five surgeries have been arranged in the same fields with more than 15 international faculties from around the world. There is also a world class entertainment program organized with entertainment wonderful places to visit.

Professor Abboud will be presenting his lectures on ‘Foot and ankle biomechanics’ on October 6th at 4:00pm in Hall A, and on ‘Sports biomechanics and rehabilitation’ and ‘Gait analysis’ on October 7th at 4:10pm and 4:40pm respectively in Hall A, and his travel companion and MCh (Orth) faculty member, Professor Simon Carter, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham, will be presenting two topics on ‘How to manage painful knee replacement’ and ‘Pathological fractures’ on October 7th at 12:20pm in Hall B.

The summit is in fact a Who’s Who of MCh (Orth) Alumni with two past students on the summit Organising Committee; Dr John Thayyil John (Organizing Secretary) and Dr Venugopal R (Treasurer) who graduated in 2007 and 2012 respectively. Dr Jai Thilak (1999 graduate) is a member of the Scientific Committee, Dr Saji Thomas (1997 graduate) is on the Finance Committee, and Dr Vinod George (2001 graduate) on the Travel & Accommodation Committee.

Six MCh (Orth) alumni are also presenting at the summit:

  • Dr Deepak Joshi, Kholapur (2007 graduate) - Rotator cuff tear current concept of management
  • Dr Lavindra Tomar, Delhi (2007) - Cup placement tips and tricks
  • Dr Ashish Arbat, Mumbai (2007) - Anatomical kinematic TKR vs. conventional TKR results in Indian scenario
  • Dr Kailash Viswanath, Trivandrum (2001) - Femoral tunnel position in ACLR: current concepts
  • Dr Sudhir Reddy, Hydrebad (2000) - Role of vitamin E in orthopaedics

Also travelling to India will be Mr Sadiq Nasir who will be supporting Professor Abboud and manning a University of Dundee stall (No. C34) informing delegates and visitors of relevant courses run here at the School of Medicine and the University of Dundee.

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Left: Professor Abboud with staff and past students at the University of Dundee stall at the Indian Association of Sports Medicine (IASMCON 2017) in Goa; Right: Dr Graham Arnold and Mr Sadiq Nasir with interested applicants at the Indian Orthopaedic Association (IOACON 2016) in Kochi.

Professor Abboud stated:

“It is pretty heartening to see a feast of our MCh (Orth) alumni directly involved in the organisation of this prestigious conference with many more joining as invited speakers. As I always say the success of any degree is measured by the success of its graduates and it gives me great pleasure to witness the ongoing success of our alumni year on year with my regular trips to India along with valued internal and external faculties on our degree and one of my most trusted staff that does not shy away from sacrificing his own time away from his family to promote our courses and the University of Dundee, Sadiq Nasir. I am indeed looking forward to catching up with our most valued alumni at CIOS and for the kind invitation that was received from the Congress Organising Secretary Dr John T John (MCh Class of 2007).