As Chairman of the Organising Committee, it is a great privilege for us to welcome you to the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Indian Society for the Surgery of the Hand (ISSH). The venue is the erstwhile sea-side holy city of Jagannath Puri on the eastern coast line of Odisha, the Soul of India. Known for its pristine ambience, captivating location, perennial atmosphere of festivity, Puri is the chosen site for an optimum mixture of relaxation, sightseeing, sunbathing, Jagannath darshan and of course, academics. Welcome one and welcome all with family and friends. Bhubaneswar is the nearest airport located at an hour's drive to Puri through lush green vegetations on either side of the road. The city of Bhubaneswar, the smartest of the smart cities has adorned a grand new look in the run up to the World Cup hockey games. You certainly deserve a glance of this new sports capital of India.
Coming to the academics, we have lined up a great scientific feast to satiate your appetite for knowledge exchange. The orators and speakers have been selected with great diligence to avoid repetition of the subjects and contents of the immediate past conferences. It has been decided to give more podium time to our younger colleagues doing great work all over the country. There shall be proportionate participation of Orthopaedic turned Hand Surgeons as well as Plastic Surgeons focusing on Hand Surgery. Hand therapists' participation will complement the scientific event. We are known for our hospitality. The visits and repeat visits of our guests from all specialities to participate in national and international conferences held in Odisha bear testimony to this statement. Many of them are lined up in Odisha this year itself.Let's be the to savour the taste of Odisha. Our team of organisers are eagerly waiting to welcome you. Jay Hind.