Organizing Secretary


Dear Colleagues,

At the outset of the conference, I am reminded of a great saying by Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin said : “If you tell me, I may forget. If you teach me, I will remember. If you involve me, I will learn!”

We intend to reinforce the same philosophy around which the effort for 32nd Annual Conference of Gujarat Orthopedic Association - GOACON-2014 revolves. The philosophy guiding the learning principles of attention, retention, motor reproduction and finally reinforcement.

The academic program has been designed in such a way that it will involve & enlighten one & all. The focus of the conference would be on discussing academic advances which would be instrumental in shaping our day to day clinical practice. We will deliberate on various facets of Orthopedics through informative workshops, interesting symposia, interactive academic sessions & innovative guest lectures and orations. GOACON-2014 will be a cherished academic meet for more than one reasons.

For the first time, we have incorporated live surgical demonstration on cadavers. Parallel subspecialty sessions in conference will allow the specialists to discuss the subject in greater depth. Hard core trauma surgeons will discuss fracture management principles uninterrupted, at greater length. Interzonal Orthopedic Quiz will keep delegates stimulated in post lunch sessions. Young & Veteran surgeon’s forum will encourage the clinical research to share the dais. To give a holistic approach to the engagement of the participating Orthopedic fraternity, in addition to the academic content, we would have memorable surprises for the family members with a unique social evening and fun-filled programs.

As a whole, I wish & am sure, all the delegates attending GOACON-2014 will take away with them the rich insights of the expert academia and endeavour to blend them with their practice, to be able to progress on the path of clinical excellence.

I welcome you all to become part of GOACON-2014, Ahmedabad!

Esteemed regards,
Dr.Maulin Shah
Organizing Secretary, GOACON-2014
President,Ahmedabad Orthopedic Society