President’s Address

Incoming President’s speech – Dr. Nitin Prabhudesai

At the outset I would like to thank the Members of the Poona Ophthalmological Society for giving me this honour of holding the prestigious post of Honorary president of POS. POS has a glorious 68 years tradition of academic activities. We have seen many illustrious presidents in the past hence it’s a really difficult task to maintain the standards set in the past, nevertheless I’ll do my best to live to the expectations from the Society & it’s members.

This year my team has decided on the motto- Upgrade knowledge Refine Skills. Our city has many good Ophthalmic set ups. In coordination with them we will have regular CMEs through out the year in various specialities of Ophthalmology hence allowing our members a regular opportunity to upgrade their knowledge. In December this year we will have our annual conference from 7th to9 th at Hotel Grand Sheraton. During the conference and whenever possible during CME programs we will have small skills transfer sessions. Also with the help of our enthusiastic members we are planning to have topic wise training program for the PG student community in Pune about 4 in number every 2-3 months. Dr Shubha Nagpal HOD Bharati Hospital has extended her full support by providing us the conference hall & other logistic support for it.

To combine fun with education we are arranging a 6 nights 5 days overseas CME at Srilanka in September during later half of Ganapati festival, details are already been put up on our website & POS what’s app group, if someone has still missed the details please feel free to contact us.

Also we plan to have cultural get together, hiking trip for our members and health awareness program for general public.

We would like to update our members directory & will make it available on the website so members can access it easily.

Every day we get the news of violence against doctors hence it’s imperative that we remain united and help others in time of need. Probably we should have area wise groups who should be in regular contact with each other and with the MC members so as to promptly respond in case of help needed for any of the group members.

All in all let’s hope we have academically & socially fruitful year ahead.