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SSWB SESSION IN WBOACON 2017 on 11th February 2017

Date: Feb 11, 2017

Tentative program of SSWB session in WBOACON 2017 on 11th February 2017 at Vedic Village, Kolkata

Sessions :

12.15 p.m. : SSWB ANNUAL GUEST LECTURE - for 30 minutes

- INTRODUCTION OF THE SPEAKER BY THE PRESIDENT, SSWB
by Dr Kunal Sengupta - for 5 minutes

- WHAT HAS CHANGED IN THE UNDERSTANDING OF TB SPINE IN THE LAST DECADE
by Dr Anil Jain for 25 minutes

1.15 p.m. : PANEL DISCUSSION - THE SPECTRUM OF CARIES SPINE - for 30 minutes

Moderator : Dr Saumyajit Basu

Panelists : Dr Anil Jain, Dr Kunal Sengupta, Dr Chinmoy De, Dr Abrar Ahmed, Dr Kiran Mukhopadhyay, Dr Dinesh Jaiswal, Dr Vijay Kumar, Dr Aniruddha Sengupta, Dr Chinmay Nath, Dr Dilip Kumar Sengupta

CASE BASED ANALYSIS

- Cervical Caries with quadriparesis

- Atlanto Axial Instability in Cranio-Cervial Junction TB

- Thoracolumbar Rigid Post-TB kyphosis with Late Onset Paraparesis

- MDR TB in HIV patient

- Lumbosacral Junctional Caries Spine

- Thoracic TB with paraplegia of recent onset.

 


WBOA Cervical Spine Workshop : West Bengal Orthopedic association office, Beliaghata on 22nd Oct 2016

Date: Oct 22, 2016

CERVICAL SPINE - APPROACHES AND INSTRUMENTATIONS

9.00 a.m. : [Approches Lectures] CRAVNIOVERTEBRAL JUNCTION, ANTERIOR CERVICAL APPOACH, CERVICO-THORACIC JUNCTION, POSTERIOR APPROACH - for 60 minutes

10.00 a.m. : [Video] ANTERIOR APPROACHES, POSTERIOR APPROACHES - for 40 minutes

10.40 a.m. : Coffee Break

11.00 a.m. : [Instrumentations Lectures] ANTERIOR CERVICAL PLATE/CAGE, LATERAL MASS SCREWS, CRAVNIOVERTEBRAL JUNCTION FIXATIONS - for 60 minutes

12.00 noon : SAW BONE WORKSHOP - for 60 minutes

13.00 p.m. : Lunch


Spinal cord Injury program Day on 5th September 2016

Date: Sep 5, 2016

5th of September 2016 will go down in Kolkata's rich history of culture, compassion and social work as a remarkable day. Spine Society of West Bengal's decision to observe Spinal Cord Injury Day to create awareness about the extent and implications of Spinal Cord Injury led to an event that touched hearts and was the first stepping stone in changing lives.

Despite an incessant downpour, doctors, thespians, connoisseurs of art, patients and their families thronged the Taj Gateway Ballroom to learn a different "lesson" this Teacher's day. The event started with a series if addresses where Dr. Saumyajit Basu and other members of the Spine Society of Bengal gave heartwarming and yet informative speeches about the occasion and why it's imperative to support SCI patients through the trauma they face. This was followed by an elaborate video where facts about SCI and it's long lasting impact on the life of it's patients were elucidated in really lucid terms. The fact that Kolkata is the rare metropolitan city without a SCI centre hit home and managed to disturbed everyone sitting in the audience.

Then came the moment everyone had been waiting for. The Red Curtain, presently the oldest English theatre group in the city and well known for its "theatre for causes" initiatives premiered Mastermoshai, a rib tickling comedy based on real life accounts of SCI survivors from West Bengal. Playwright and co director Sumit Roy and his cast of some of the most brilliant English theatre actors from the city including the impeccable Pradip Mitra as Mastermoshai brought alive the story of a motley crew of SCI survivors standing up for each other in a spoken English class. The audience laughed their hearts out but perhaps the most hitting moment of the play was when the real life survivors, on whom the play was based were brought up on the dias for the curtain call. The audience could not help but give a standing ovation, saluting the remarkable courage and sheer resilience of these people who despite being confined to wheelchairs, have reached pinnacles of success and have never let go of hope and kindness.

The event concluded with a grand fundraising dinner where the audience heartily participated. The donations collected through the play and the dinner would be used to create a Spinal Cord Injury support group in Kolkata, facilitated by The Red Curtain and the first of its kind. The audience members left with a heavy heart but with an informed mind and with the determination that Kolkata needs to stand by SSWB and help create a better future for SCI survivors and in short as the tagline of the event proclaimed: #bethebackbone.


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