Dr Shah installed as President of Ophthalmological Society Nagpur for 2019-20
The new team of Ophthalmological Society Nagpur for the year 2019-20 was installed on Sunday, at a glittering ceremony at Hotel Radisson Blu, Nagpur.
Dr Viral Shah renowned ophthalmologist was installed as President for the year 2019-20. Dr Rahul Tiwari and Dr Neha Deshpande were installed as the Secretary and Treasurer respectively in the new team. The new team took over from last year’s President Dr Varsha Rahatekar and Secretary Dr Rishikesh Mayee.
President of All India Ophthalmological Society, Padmashri Prof. Dr S Natarajan was the Chief Guest and Chairman ARC committee of AIOS, Dr Partha Biswas was the Guest of Honor. Senior Ophthalmologists Dr Gaurav Luthra (Dehradun) and Dr Ajay Sharma (Haryana) were the star national faculties for the CME- ‘Beyond Vision 2020’ which was also planned along with the installation ceremony.
President Dr Viral Shah in his acceptance speech reiterated the need amongst members to work more coherently, assertively and effectively towards achieving the common goal of service to the community at large in the field of new and emerging threats to vision like Glaucoma, Diabetes Retinopathy, ROP, etc.
Chief Guest Padmashri Prof. Dr S Natarajan also launched the AIOS’s flagship program of crusade against Diabetic Blindness- AIOS Jyot se Jyot Jalao- S.T.O.P. BLINDNESS during the installation ceremony in which he stressed on ways and means to promote this concept amongst the public and create Public Awareness regarding Diabetic Blindness.
The new team of OSN installed for year 2019-20 includes DrShahsankBidaye (President Elect), Dr Mohana Mujumdar (Vice-President), and DrShamikMokadam (Joint Secretary), Dr Ashish Sapkal (Editor-Chakshu).
The other executive committee members installed were: Dr Poonam Harkut, Dr Rohini Juneja, Dr Sarang Lambat, Dr Neelu Mundhada, Dr Shilpi Narnaware, Dr Archana Swarnakar, Dr Smita Upadhye, and Dr Prateek Vishwakarma.
The advisory board will comprise of Dr Gopal Arora, Dr Prashant Bawankule, Dr Shubhangi Bhave, Dr Anant Gade, Dr Rajesh Joshi and Dr Ashish Thool.
The CME was planned very meticulously focusing on latest trends and cutting edge research occurring in the field of ophthalmology and included many first time novel sessions like Court Martial and Grand Debates- “the Big Fight’.
On the occasion a mega Issue of Chakshu- the official journal of OSN was also released at the hands of Dignitaries. Editor of Chakshu- Dr Shilpi Narnaware and editorial team worked hard for the compilation of this issue.
Newly installed President Dr Viral Shah has a vast experience in medical, social and organizational fields and has been the President of JCI Nagpur Medicos, Lions Club of Nagpur Medicos, Secretary of Vidarbha Ophthalmological Society, Managing Committee member of Maharashtra Ophthalmological Society and has promised to perform passionately to the best of his capacity in taking the society to new heights.
All the Past Presidents, Senior Ophthalmologists and prominent doctors from the medical fraternity of Nagpur and Vidarbha were present to extend their best wishes to the new team for a bright and successful tenure.