Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics | Vol 7 | Issue 2 | Jul-Dec 2022 | page: 02-03 | Dr. Rajesh Gandhi , Dr. Neeraj Bijlani
Author: Dr. Rajesh Gandhi , Dr. Neeraj Bijlani 
 Bombay Orthopaedic Society, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
Address of Correspondence
Dr. Neeraj Bijlani,
Secretary Bombay Orthopaedic Society, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
From the Desk of BOS President & Secretary
We welcome you to the WIROC Max 2022 special issue of the Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics ( The official Journal of BOS As the year 2022 ends, we are delighted to inform all members of BOS that we have successfully completed various events per the calendar of events. We conducted 5 clinical meetings and 4 Master Series so far in the year. The significant change from last year is that we did all
these meetings physically, which provided the much-needed spark among the academics of the Bombay Orthopaedic Society. However, we have also learnt during the pandemic that many BOS members also watch these programs online. For the benefit of our members, we are in the process of uploading selected talks of Master Series on the BOS YouTube channel and OrthoTV.
There are 13 Instructional courses planned this year out of which we successfully completed 9 courses and others will be completed between January to March 2023, and more will continue into the coming year. These are flagship courses of BOS, and we saw a tremendous response to the same, with delegates coming from all corners of the country. We also had DR. J. C. Taraporvala P. G. Teaching course held at the SION Hospital auditorium, which was very well received by enthusiastic young residents and trainees.
The Year 2022 is a historic year for the Bombay Orthopaedic Society. For the first time in the history of BOS, two flagship events, WIROC GLOBAL and WIROC MAX, were held in the same calendar year. The pandemic and the schedule of IOACON delayed WIROC GLOBAL, which was held in March, and WIROC MAX in December at the expected dates of WIROC. Also, the trend of having a tagline for WIROCs, which started with WIROC UNLOCKED, has continued with WIROC GLOBAL and WIROC MAX. I think these taglines have helped define and project the scope & personalities of WIROCs. WIROC Global was a truly global phenomenon with the participation of 87 global and national orthopaedic societies giving BOS the maximum international exposure. It was a mix of physical and virtual
content that gave the delegates a live surgery platter, a global virtual hall and four days of academic extravaganza. WIROC MAX, as the name suggests, has maximised everything about WIROC. The venue is the main highlight, with maximum space and facilities. The program looks so fantastic, with more than 100 hours of academic deliberations. Both WIROCs have received tremendous participation in the form of delegate registrations and faculty enrolment. Again, to maximise the outreach and to add to the academic commitment of BOS, we will be premiering select content from both WIROCs on online portals.
We will have reports of both WIROCs and all the activities of BOS at the GBM. The GBM of BOS will be held on 26th February 2023, and we invite all the members of BOS to please attend the GBM and participate in the growth of the society.
The entire world has gone through a difficult time in the last two years. I thank all BOS members for their support and faith in BOS as the premier academic body in the country and now across the globe. I also thank all members of the BOS Executive council for working tirelessly to uplift the BOS Banner. Lastly, we would like to extend our best wishes to the two WIROC secretaries of WIROC MAX, Dr Ashish Phadnis and Dr Abhijit Kale. The journal will be released during WIROC MAX, and we hope you enjoy the academic extravaganza while reading this editorial.
Wishing all of you a very Happy New year.
Dr. Rajesh Gandhi,
Dr. Neeraj Bijlani.
|How to Cite this article: Gandhi R, Bijlani N. From the Desk of BOS President & Secretary. Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics Jul-Dec 2022;7(2):02-03.