36th Annual Conference, (2012 Nov) Jabalpur

Report of the 36th Annual Conference of the MP State Ophthalmic Society held at Jabalpur on November 3, 4 2012 at Hotel Kalchuri Residency.

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The conference was inaugurated on 3rd November 2012 at 10.45 AM by lighting the lamp by the chief guest Dr Quresh Maskati from Mumbai and Office bearers of the MPSOS and Organising Committee , the guest faculty Dr D Ramamurthy, Dr Krishnadas, Dr Shubhra Goel were present and the inauguration was well attended by the esteemed delegates .Preceding the inauguration the Scientific and Executive Committee meeting was held from 8.30AM TO 10.30AM.

The audience were addressed by the Organising Chairman, President MPSOS, Gen. Sec . MPSOS, Chairperson Scientific Committee, Chief Guest Dr Quresh Maskati, who also distributed the awards and released the souvenir and CD, the incoming Presidents speech was read out by the Chairman Reception Committee and Vote of thanks was given by Organising Secretary.

Following the Inauguration the scientific session commenced with Wagle Oration Award and rest of the sessions were conducted as per the scientific program in three different Halls A,B & C. The recipient of the Award being Dr U S Tiwari.

There were a few firsts in the 36th Annual Conference of the MPSOS:

  1. A 2-day conference was conducted
  2. MCI (MP MC) awarded 8 credit hours
  3. Live (real time streaming) video telecast was available in the lobby for all 3 halls.

The General Body meeting was called after the scientific session in the evening at 6.00 PM and went on for one and a half hour which was followed by Cultural Program and Banquet dinner , this was enjoyed by all the delegates and guests.

The second day of the conference i.e. 4th November 2012 started with scientific sessions at 8.30 am in three different halls as per the scheduled scientific program , the quiz competition was in the evening from 4.00 PM and the conference concluded with the valedictory function at 6.00 PM.

The Trade exhibition was well appreciated and very well attended by the delegates, forty stalls with their products were on display. The Trade participants contributed a lot to the success of the conference.