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AO Spine Indian Subcontinent Council Newsletter
March 2021

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Greetings from AO SIN council. Unfortunately its full year since most of us met physically but still we are not done with the COVID-19 pandemic. The current situation reflects the direct predictions: the virus is here to stay, the prospect of a V-shape recovery anticipated in economy can’t be applied to covid cases and will dramatically alter the way we live in many ways.

We originally intended to roll our Face to Face courses from January 2021 but new surge and strains forced us to postpone to April 2021. With our strong past success of looking for opportunity in crisis and having conducted 26 biweekly "Hangout of the Week" webinars and 6 surgical video webinars during the pandemic having global delegate participation, we have to push our teaching and mentoring responsibility with more rigor and new ideas. With robust vaccination program in progress in Indian Subcontinent, we are hopeful to return to pre covid status this year.
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Rupinder Chahal
Education Officer (Ortho)
AO Spine Indian Subcontinent Council
Rupinder Chahal

Energetic Community During Pandemic
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Spine surgery in Bangladesh during the pandemic
Shah Alam
AO SIN Member at Large-Bangladesh

In Bangladesh 99 Orthopedic & spine Surgeons have already been affected by COVID- that constitutes a total of 5% of the affecting physicians in Bangladesh, as compared to other parts of the world is very high. Sorry to say till today 7 orthopaedic surgeons and spine surgeons have died due to covid. So it is a matter of utmost importance which should be seriously considered. Hence proper planning is mandatory.

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AO Spine Journey
Journey from an AO Spine member to become a faculty at AO Spine Davos courses
Arun Bhanot
AO SIN Faculty

When I attended the deformity course at Davos, Switzerland in 2017, I was given to understand the niche value of Davos courses and after attending the course, I realised the prestige attached to these courses was hardly unjustified. These courses provided an excellent opportunity for delegates to learn from the best of the spine surgeons around the globe. The year 2019 brought in a big and pleasant surprise for me when I was chosen to participate as an International Faculty at the most prestigious Davos Spine Courses.

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2021 3D Bone Model Online Course


Upcoming AO Spine in-League Advanced Webinars

Metastatic Spine Tumor and Spinal Cord Compression
Apr 20, 2021 (Tuesday) . 16:00—17:00 (GMT +8), Check your local time.
  Regional Faculty
Kenny Kwan
Queen Mary Hospital, The University of Hong Kong,
Hong Kong
  Regional Faculty
Satish Rudrappa
Sakra World Hospital,
Bangalore, India
Brian Hsu
Children's Hospital at Westmead,
Baulkham Hills, Australia
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High Cervical Spine Injury
May 18, 2021 (Tuesday) . 16:00—17:00 (GMT +8), Check your local time.
  Regional Faculty
Gaurav Dhakal
National Trauma Center, Bir Hospital,
Kathmandu, Napel
  Regional Faculty
Jong-Beom Park
The Catholic University of Korea, Uijeongbu St. Mary's Hospital,
Uijeongbu, South Korea
Yoshiharu Kawaguchi
University of Toyama,
Toyama, Japan
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