36th ISOPARB conference was an idea that took shape in 2020 but unfortunately, due to theCOVID 19 pandemic it could come into fruition only in 2021.
Now that I look back, as an organising secretary, I find it hard to believe that we managed tobring it to life. This era of virtual conferences is a fairly new concept to us.
None of us hadthe expertise required and yet we managed to pull through, because of the untiring efforts ofeach and everyone involved. We had around 1000 delegates attending online which was not an easy task to accomplish. Our conference started with two excellent workshops on ovulation induction and foetalmedicine. We had lectures from eminent gynaecologists like Dr. PC Mahapatra who is apioneer in our field. Both the workshops were highly informative and well-liked by allattendees.
On the second day, we began with the presentations of the winners of free paper
competitions for the Dr. Jagadishwari Mishra award and the Mrs. Vidya Bhasin award. It was indeed a joy to see such well-conducted researches from the young as well as senior
doctors in our field. We had various symposiums on topics of both obstetrics and gynaecology such as safe foetus, infertility. For all the symposium sessions, we had assigned chairpersons to help in better conductance of each session.
We had keynote addresses chaired by the masters of each topic. Our panel discussions on hypertensive disorders in pregnancy and HRT in menopause, pregnancy in haemoglobinopathies, stress urinary incontinence were brain-storming sessions which some high-yield points for PG students.
The ISOPARB conference oration was on the topic: Bridging the gaps in health care and it was excellently delivered by Dr Suchitra N. Pandit. Dr Kamala Achari Oration was on the topic: Near miss life-saving audits and the speaker was Dr Sheela Mane. It was indeed our privilege to hear her speak. It was followed by the highly anticipated and adrenaline-filled – R.N Ganguli public
awareness forum on the topic: Atrocities on females: the solution and it did not disappoint. Day 3 kicked off with symposium sessions on high-risk pregnancy and gynaecological malignancies followed by panel discussions on DIC in obstetrics and a practical approach to contraception. The Dr Manju Gita Mishra symposium on Obstetric skills was an outstanding one that dealt with all the practical aspects and current topics of importance. The SN Tripathy oration was on the topic Obesity: a rising pandemic and it was excellently
delivered by Dr. Manju Gita Mishra. It was followed by keynote addresses and capsule
sessions, panel discussions which were brief and interesting.
Debate sessions were heated, energetic and a pleasure to watch. Each debate had an appointed expert who gave the final word on each topic. Lastly, we had the ISOPARB YUVA quiz conducted by the dynamic. Mala Srivastav.
These 3 days of academic extravaganza are memories to cherish for the organisers and
I would like to end by thanking Dr. Usha Sharma, President ISOPARB, and Dr. Meena
Samant, Secretary-General ISOPARB for their guidance and help every step of the way. I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Gangadhar Sahoo (Chief Co-ordinator)
and Dr. SN Tripathy for their constant encouragement. Without their advice, planning this would have been an impossible task.
I thank each and everyone involved for their relentless efforts and I bow down to the almighty for making this dream a success story.
Long live ISOPARB.