Orthotrends 2018, India’s biggest Ortho held in Chandigarh on Oct 6-7


Orthotrends 2018, India’s biggest Ortho conference, to be held in Chandigarh on Oct 6-7


  • Orthotrends, which started in 2014, is the largest annual gathering of orthopedic fraternity in India, focusing on the latest trends and technological advancements in the field of orthopedics worldwide
  • The event, to be held on October 6-7, 2018 at JW Marriott Hotel in Chandigarh, will be attended by more than 400 orthopedic surgeons from India and around the world
  • Dr. Vikram I. Shah, Founder Chairman & Managing Director of Shalby Hospitals, is the Chief Patron of this novel educational initiative


 The fifth edition of the annual international orthopedics conclave, Orthotrends 2018, will be held in Chandigarh on October 6 and 7 this year with the theme of “Exploring New Horizons in Arthroplasty.”

Over 400 orthopedic surgeons from India and select parts of the world have confirmed participation at the event which is designed, as the name suggests, to allow participants to catch up with the latest trends in the field of orthopedics and provide a strong platform for academia-industry interaction.

Key highlights this year include ten live surgeries, Keynote addresses on critical aspects of knee and hip surgeries, case-based panel discussions, free papers and hands-on workshops for experiential learning in an ambience that will foster good networking amongst orthopedic specialists. Special sessions on bariatric and liver are other attractions.

Orthotrends 2018, India’s biggest Ortho held in Chandigarh on Oct 6-7

More than 30 eminent orthopedic surgeons, including three international faculties, will address the audiences. A trade exhibition will be held on the sidelines of the mega event. The live surgeries, including complex total knee replacement (TKR) and total hip replacement (THR), will be broadcast live from the Shalby Hospital in Mohali.

Says Dr. Vikram I. Shah, Chairman, Shalby Hospitals, who is the Chief Patron of Orthotrends: “Over the years, Orthotrends has grown to become India’s premier platform for the orthopedic community, including seasoned orthopedics and budding professionals alike, to acquire new knowledge and skillsets and boost their learning curve. Its previous editions held at Ahmedabad, Indore and Jaipur were a great success. Unlike other ortho meets which merely focus on training and published literature, Orthotrends is conceptualized to provide a much wider platform to learn from the stalwarts of the specialty from India and abroad.
Dr. Mandeep S Dhillon, Professor & Head, Dept. of Orthopedic Surgery, PGIMER, Chandigarh, is also a patron of Orthotrends 2018, along with Dr. Vikram I. Shah.

The sessions at Orthotrends 2018 will focus on current concepts like the evolving trends in the management of OA, bariatric surgery, replacement surgery, etc.; challenging cases in total knee replacement (TKR) and total hip replacement (THR) and avoiding adverse outcomes; prosthetic joint infections; painful TKR; Revision TKR and THR; Partial Knee Replacement, and so on.

Orthotrends 2018, India’s biggest Ortho held in Chandigarh on Oct 6-7

Three international faculties who will share their insights include Dr. Robert Harvey, Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon, Spire Murray field Hospital, Wirral, UK; Dr. Heiko Graichen, Medical Director, Asklepios Orthopedic Clinic, Lindenlohe, Germany; and Dr. William J Jason, North Tampa Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, Florida, US.

Orthotrends is organized every year in various cities across India with Dr. Vikram I. Shah of Shalby Hospitals as the chief patron. The 5th edition of the event this year is being supported by the Orthopaedic Education & Research Society, Mohali.

For more information about Orthotrends 2018, please visit www.orthotrends.org

Shalby Hospitals (Shalby Limited), established by Dr. Vikram I. Shah in 1994 in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, operates a chain of multispecialty hospitals across India, holding an aggregate bed capacity of over 2,000 hospital beds. Shalby Hospitals is a world renowned Joint Replacement Centre establishing many records. The hospital has successfully performed over 1, 00,000 of joint replacement surgeries and the number is on the rise day by day.

Shalby’s Centres of Excellence encompass a large range of specialties: Orthopedics. Joint Replacement Surgery, Critical Care & Trauma, Spine Surgery, Neurology and Neuro Surgery, Ortho-Oncology Surgery, Cardiology & Minimal Invasive Cardiac Surgery, Sports Injury, Kidney and Liver Transplants, Hepato-biliary Surgery, Pediatrics, Medical Oncology & Onco Surgery, Dental Cosmetics & Implantology, Ophthalmology, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Rheumatology, etc. are other avenues of treatment at Shalby. Today, Shalby has 11 multi-specialty hospitals spread across western, central and Northern India in cities; Ahmedabad, Surat, Vapi, Jaipur, Indore, Jabalpur, Mohali and Mumbai.



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