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Orations

ISSH has two prestigious Orations named after the pioneers in Hand Surgery in India, Prof. R Venkataswami & Prof B B Joshi.

Prof R Venkataswami oration was initiated in the year 1999 with efforts from Dr S Raja Sabapathy.
Prof B B Joshi Oration was established a year later, in 2000, with efforts from Dr Ram Prabhoo & Dr Pankaj Jindal.
Every year a renowned Hand Surgeon from across the world is invited to deliver each Oration. The list of orators so far comprises of some of the most distinguished names in hand surgery.

  • Prof. R. Venkataswami Oration
  • Prof. B. B. Joshi Oration

2019 - Odisha

Dr. Hidehiko Kawabata, Japan

Title: Nerve transfer in treatment of Obstetric brachial plexus palsy

2018 - Coimbatore

Prof. L. Scott Levin, MD,

Title: Orthoplastic Upper extremity Surgery - 3 Decades of Evolution

2017 - Mumbai

Prof. Richard Gelberman, USA

Title: "Distal End Radius - 2017"

2016 - Ranchi

Dr. Goo-Hyun Baek

Title : "Nonvascularized Iliac Bone Grafting for Scaphoid Nonunion with Avascular Necrosis"

2015 - Indore

Prof. Fuminori Kanaya, Japan

Title: "Functional Reconstruction of Congenital Anomaly of Upper Extremities"

2014 - Mangalore

Prof. Andrew Burd, Hong Kong

Title: "Hand and Upper Extremity Burns - Burns Surgeon or Plastic Surgeon."

2013 - Pune

Prof. Roberto Adani, Italy

Title : "Surgical reconstruction of traumatized thumb."

2012 - Amritsar

Prof. Jin Soo Kim, Korea

Title : “ Free Flaps for Hand”

2011 - Manipal

Dr. Aymeric Lim, Singapore

Title : “Super Microsurgery of Nerves”

2010 - Nashik

Prof. Alain Gilbert, Paris

Title : “Achievements, difficulties and perspectives of the treatment of congenital hand anomalies”

2009 - New Delhi

Dr. F. Del Pinal, Spain

Title : “Rehabilitation of mutilated hand by toe transfer”

Combined Meeting Special Oration The Presidents' Orator Mr. Ian A. Trail, Wrightington, UK

Title:How I treat Arthritis of the Hand and Wrist

2008 - Bangalore

Dr. Steven F Morris, Canada

Title: "Recognizing Creative Genius and the Quest for Excellence in Hand Surgery."

2007 - Kodaikanal

Prof. Duncan A McGrouther, Manchester, UK

Title: "How to Promote Innovation in Hand Surgery?"

2006 - Chandigarh

Dr. Robert J Medoff, Hawaii, USA

Title: “Thinking Outside of the Box, Changing Concepts in the Treatment of Distal Radius Fractures

2005 - Kochi, Kerala

Dr. Joseph Dias, Leicester, UK

Title : Scaphoid : The challenges of a very tiny bone

2004 - Gangtok, Sikkim

Dr. David Elliot, UK

Title : Secondary Flexor Tendon Surgery

2003 - Bangalore

Padmashri H Srinivasan, Chennai

2019 - Odisha

Dr. Scott Oishi, USA

Title: Congenital Hand Surgery:Can We Avoid the Merry Go Round?

2018 - Coimbatore

Jesse B Jupiter MD

Title: Fractures of the Distal Raius – Current treatement from historical perspective

2017 - Mumbai

Prof. Jayme Bertelli, Brazil

Title: "Distal Nerve Transfers"

2016 - Ranchi

Prof. Martin I Boyer

Title : "Flexor Tendon Repair and Rehabilitation"

2015 - Indore

Prof. P. C. Ho, Hong kong

Title: "Arthroscopic Surgery of the Wrist - from Misty to Mighty"

2014 - Mangalore

Dr. Marc Garcia Elias, Spain

Title: "What i have learnt after 35 years about Carpal Instability."

2013 - Pune

Prof. Christophe Oberlin, France

Title : "Spastic Hand."

2012 - Amritsar

Prof. Steven Hovius, Netherlands

Title : "Operating on the Hand: What I used to do and what I still do."

2011 - Manipal

Dr. Wolfgang Huber, Austria

Title : “Carpal instabilities with emphasis on scapholunate injuries"

2010 - Nashik

Dr. Lim Beng Hai, Singapore

Title : “Role of toe transfer in the Hand Reconstruction”

2009 - New Delhi

Poong Taek Kim, Korea

Title : “Sports injury of hand and wrist”

Combined Meeting Special Oration The Presidents' Orator Mr. Ian A. Trail, Wrightington, UK

Title:How I treat Arthritis of the Hand and Wrist

2008 - Bangalore

Prof. Bruce R Johnstone, Australia

Title: Overview of Upper Limb Cerebral Palsy.

2007 - Kodaikanal

Dr. Warren C. Breidenbach, Louisville, USA

Title: "Status of Hand Transplantation Today."

2006 - Chandigarh

Dr. Edward T Mah, Australia

Title: “The Development of Microsurgery inRelation to Hand & Upper Limb Surgery - Historical Perspective and Current Status"

2005 - Kochi, Kerala

Dr. W. Bruce Conolly, Sydney, Australia

Title : Healing Hands Around the World

2004 - Gangtok, Sikkim

Dr. Amit Gupta, USA

Title : Use of Vascularised Free Fibula for Complex Reconstruction of Upper Extremity

2003 - Bangalore

Prof. N. H. Antia, Pune

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