What is the significance of the topic?
Tamil Nadu ranks in the top amongst Indian states as far as Road Traffic Crashes (RTCs) are concerned, and it is a distinction that the state cannot be proud of. In 2015 alone, Tamil Nadu registered a total of 69,059 accidents, nearly 14 per cent of all road accidents in India. A large proportion of the victims, who survive injuries, sustain some type of temporary or permanent disability. This in turn is bound to have a depressive repercussion on the person’s life through the loss of personal space, independence, individuality and personal relationships. Most victims are of the male gender, usually below 40 years of age and are the main breadwinners of the family. This paralyses the entire family’s resources and puts then into poverty, isolation, divorce, depression, suicide, loss of child education and loss of job. Highlighting the issue, the ‘International Spine and Spinal Injuries Conference’ (ISSICON 2018) addresses the effective ways of treating spine injuries, which is most commonly caused due to accidents.
Tell us about the event
The three-day conference, ISSICON 2018 will have workshops, case studies, scientific sessions, panel sessions and deliberations on the treatment options for spinal cord injuries and will be attended by 30 International faculty members from all over the world along with 70 national faculty members and 300 delegates including spine surgeons, doctors, allied specialists and patients from across India.