WIROC Max 2022

Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics | Vol 7 | Issue 2 |  Jul-Dec 2022 | page: 04-05 | Dr. Ashish Phadnis, Dr. Abhijit Kale

DOI: 10.13107/jcorth.2022.v07i02.505

Author: Dr. Ashish Phadnis [1], Dr. Abhijit Kale [2]

[1] Head of Orthopaedic Department, Jupiter Hospital, Thane, Maharashtra, India.

[2] Spine Surgeon (Ortho), Ortho Surgeon and Joint Replacement, Sion Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

Address of Correspondence
Dr. Ashish Phadni,
Head of Orthopaedic Department, Jupiter Hospital, Thane, Maharashtra, India.
Email: aapjadnis@gmail.com

WIROC Max 2022 

Greetings to one and all.

WIROC is back … and how. The the spirit of Mumbai, the drive for betterment, the zest for life, the resilience in the face of challenges, with a spring in our step and wearing our hearts on our sleeves, has shaped our thought and actions in dishing out an academic programme for our 57th Annual Conference this year.

WIROC will be held from the 29th to the 31st of December at the Jio World convention Centre at the Bandra Kurla Complex. Ample space, Comfort ease of access and spaced out sessions is what one can expect in this convention centre. We move slightly away from the conventional didactic talks by having almost all the convenors carving an interactive discussion in the sessions, use of app based audience interaction will be the norm. Motivate, Innovate, Integrate-Redefining Orthopaedics is the central theme of the conference. One thing a delegate won’t lack here is motivation to go beyond, motivation to get going and motivation to lead a life not only a career. Kaleidoscope – highlights for the first time an exhibition of paintings and photographs of orthopaedic artists, hobbies of orthopods that shape the individual adds facets to their beaming personas, watch it all, interact with them and reflect. More than 100 exhibits will be displayed along with a play list of orthopaedic surgeon’s music cafe. Sessions on Innovation for the Orthopaedic Surgeon, to give a shape to his ideas, the place to look for resources, the people to turn to for answers, the industry that matters and the attorney that patents hear it all from the people who have been there done that.

We promise to make this a more immersive and an engaging conversation. Problem based solutions, adoption of new techniques and technology, cutting edge tech for all will be the central theme of the robotic and modern technology sessions.

About 90 academic sessions covering orthopaedic subspecialties will be the highlight.

The plenary sessions have been the Jewel In the Crown of WIROC. This time too we will be having our country ‘s illustrious Jewels from Mumba i addressing us at the Presidential Guest Lecture.
Mr Viren Rasquinha – Olympian and Director of the Olympic Gold Quest will take us through “The Journey to build India’s Olympic champions.” Mr Yadvendra Jhala the Dean of the forest School at Dehradun, the man behind getting the Cheetah s to India , will be talking to us about the “Role of Science in wildlife conservation in India”.

Our Dr R J Katrak Orator Dr Sanjay Agarwala will be speaking to us on “Inspiration and Perspiration a winning combination.” The Dr K S Masalawala paper award presenters were selected from a pool of more than 350 abstracts that were reviewed by 5 blinded reviewers in a huge and an exhaustive exercise in record time. The A K Talwalkar Symposium features Paediatric Supracondylar fractures for the first time. The robotic zone and a VR zone will add another dimension along with daily 3D printing hands on workshops for the delegates.

Learning above earning – talks about cases that we learn more from than all the accolades and remunerations that one may expect . What I did and What I wish I knew then is a window to a by gone era and how the expanding and evolving knowledge has shaped practises that we reflect on the Past practises with amusement and thought.

Career planning for the next generation orthopod features very high on our list and hence an entire half day is dedicated to subspecialty training, fellowship training, and hearing both sides of the story the mentor and mentee where they also thrash out the challenges in the ever increasing digital noise. Financial planning and social well being are a regular feature however fitness is another dimension that has been added to the mental well being of the delegates. Listen to the fitness fanatics take you on a myth busting and an inspiring journey to get fit, stay fitter longer.

All in all this WIROC Max plans to deliver education with Motivation, Inspiration for Innovation, and Integration of everything we need to be a better surgeon and a better individual.


Dr. Ashish Phadnis,

Dr. Abhijit Kale.

How to Cite this article: Phadnis A, Kale A. Wiroc Max 2022. Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics Jul-Dec 2022;7(2):04-05.


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