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“The future depends in what we do in the present” Mahatma Gandhi
Greetings! It is indeed a great privilege and honor to be elected as AASNS President. I am truly thankful to my fellow neurosurgeons.It is also a tremendous responsibility. As you may know, AASNS is the biggest continental neurosurgical society consisting of 50% of World’s Neurosurgeons catering to 60% of the world population. One of the peculiar problems in our continent is the great variability in the standard of neurosurgery in its different parts as also the variable pathological entities we encounter. Our main aim is to improve the standard of neurosurgery in the developing and under-developed countries in our region by educational activities, symposia, cadaver dissection courses and scientific meetings. Our activities complement the program of WFNS.
I am happy to share with you the major scientific programs planned in the next year as of now. The next AASNS Congress will be in 2019 in Mumbai. We plan to have Interim Meetings in addition to the main Congress. There are two interim meetings planned in 2016; the Joint meeting of the 12th International Conference of Cerebrovascular Surgery (ICCVS) and the 1st Interim Meeting of Asian Australasian Society of Neurological Surgeons (AASNS) in Mumbai between 26-28 February, 2016, and the Controversies in Neurosurgery between 17 – 18 November 2016 in Melbourne. You will also be happy to know that AASNS has been invited as the Guest Society to 2017 AASNS meeting between 22 – 26 April 2017. I request all our fellow neurosurgeons to participate in large number in the above meetings.
“Learn from Yesterday, Live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.” – Albert Einstein
Finally, friends, please do not hesitate to contact me with any suggestions, ideas to take our society forward. Our goal is to achieve a minimum standard of neurosurgery that no patient is left with inadequate treatment.
“Arise !Awake !& Stop not until the goal is reached” Swami Vivekananda.
Prof. Basant Misra