IIHMR to hold 1st annual international workshop on “Up-Skilling of Orthopaedicians”

Bangalore 24 January 2018: Institute of Health Management and Research, Bangalore (IIHMR) is creating a ‘platform for Competency Enhancements’ among various healthcare providers and organising its first annual international workshop on, “Up-skilling of Orthopaedicians for Enhancement of Competencies’ for four days from 25th January to 28th January 2018. This event is the first of its kind in India, where over a hundred medical professionals from six countries will be coming to participate. The three-day event will have eight sessions and sixty-five senior teaching faculty from seventeen states of India.

Orthopaedic surgical skill is traditionally acquired during training in an apprenticeship model that has been largely unchanged for nearly 100 years. Efforts must be made to learn from the experiences of developed nations and a very few open fora are organized in the developing countries for the dissemination of research findings of the developed nations in relation to skill development of clinicians. In this context, to avail hands on-workshop on the domain of up-skill training and experiential learning in the field of orthopaedics, IIHMR is organizing the workshop for the benefit of Orthopaedicians and organizations to enhance the skills and broaden the prospects.

Dr Usha Manjunath, Director, IIHMR Bangalore, said, ‘Upskilling is a need of today and its equally important for all the verticals be it in healthcare, education, hospitality, technology, banking etc. This workshop will enhance the existing skills of all the Orthopaedicians attending the three day workshop and discuss best practices.’ 

Commenting on the concerns of the industry Dr Anil Sood, organizing chairman of the conference said, “Even though orthopaedic industry is witnessing a lot of innovations, which is a good sign, but efforts should be geared towards skilling clinicians in evidence based methods. There is a need to stick to the golden techniques, while cautiously applying only proven and certified methods by Orthopaedicians. A broad base platform like the one planned would provide a very great learning opportunity in a wide array of techniques.”

Eminent people from the healthcare industry Dr John Ebnezar Ex-Professor of Orthopaedics, Padma Shri recipient, Dr H P C Khincha Director of Arthroplasty, Sagar Hospitals, Bangalore, Dr Thomas Chandy  Director of Arthroplasty, Hosmat Hospitals, Bangalore and Dr K.S. Manjunath, Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon at Bowring & Lady Curzon Hospital and Basavangudi Orthopedic Rehabilitation Centre, Bangalore to name a few will be addressing the need to upskill for orthopaedic surgeons to deliver quality service.


Institute of Health Management Research (IHMR), Bangalore is a premier institution in the area of Health Management, Hospital Management, Research and Training in South India. IIHMR is an institution dedicated to the improvement in standards of health through better management of health care and related programs. It seeks to accomplish this through management research, training, consultation and institutional networking in a national and global perspective. IIHMR offers a two-year full-time Postgraduate Program with specialization in Hospital Management, Health Management and Health Information Technology. As the program has set high standards of management education in the health sector, it has attained the status of a premier program in the country. IIHMR students go for training and placement to various hospitals and healthcare organizations in India and abroad. The program is recognized by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), and Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.