Message from the President
Dear esteemed colleagues,
Greetings from Delhi!!
“Future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams”
The dream of having a breast society, seen and realized by many of us makes this a singular and rare honor to lead a team of distinguished professionals with a passion to create a new force to conquer breast cancer. Now that we have established ourselves as a very vibrant and academically active society, we need to make it more and more inclusive by increasing the membership at a rapid pace. Academic excellence is what makes an association distinct and we are proud of the fact that we are an apolitical and academically vibrant association .I would like to thank the immediate Past President (Dr Devender Patel), Hon. Secretary (Dr P Raghuram), Hon. Treasurer (Dr Diptendra Sarkar) and the entire executive for working tirelessly to bring our association to amongst the best sections of The Association of surgeons of India. We had two wonderful ABSICONs (2012 at Hyderabad and 2013 at Chandigarh) and many CMEs in the years gone by, where the academic excellence was on display and we all thoroughly enjoyed the feast. We are very soon coming out with the academic calendar that would keep us busy for the whole year besides the “hands on” workshops and master classes for the postgraduates to be conducted by very eminent breast surgeons from across the country. You are welcome to be part of all these activities and all the other activities of the association. The website will have blog and face book link to take our ideas across to the globe and also to receive inputs from members .The ABSI fellowship will be initiated this year to ensure that we have an academic presence in the world of breast surgery. I am sure you would agree that any association is only as good as its members and we all need to make it stronger, independent, inclusive and representative for the benefit of all.
God bless you all!
MS, FRCS (Ed.), FRCS (Glas.), FRCS (Irel.), FACS, FICS (Surg.Oncol.), FIMSA
Association of Breast Surgeons of India
Message from Hony. Secretary
The Association of Breast Surgeons of India is now two years old.It has moved from a body of five founders to more than three hundred life members. Our agenda , at present, is to reach all surgeons across the country. Simultaneously it is time that we make our impression amongst the scientific community of the world.
The website is the mouthpiece of our Association. I invite you all to visit it and contribute academically.The newly started “Whats new in breast disease” and “guidelines” is awaiting your academic participation.
The newly started facebook site needs your comments and posts.
The Association is taking all steps to start national multicentre trials and develop a universal database for breast cancer.
ABSI fellowship program is likely to start by the end of this year. I invite you all to apply for this fellowship.
It is heartening to see that various international bodies are showing keen interest about ABSI.
The ABSICON 2014 is scheduled between 2nd and 4th May, 2014 at Kolkata. Register in large number to enjoy the academic flavour of the Congress.
Be a member and inspire others to do so.
Prof Diptendra K Sarkar
MS DNB FRCS
Professor and Chief
Comprehensive Breast Service
Department of Surgery
Institute of Post Graduate medical Education and Research,
Contact : 09830025071