Dear FOGSIANs

We bring season’s greetings to you.

Every year, FOGSI president organizes his/her conference during the respective year. Such conference was planned by the Team FOGSI-2020 from 4-6 June, 2021 but it was postponed to 17-19 December, 2021 because of the 2nd wave of COVID-19 Pandemic with kind cooperation from the Team FOGSI (2021-22).

It has been almost 2 years since the COVID pandemic hit us in full force, but we finally seem to be turning a corner here in India. With cases on the decline and record- breaking vaccinations, we are beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel, bringing us all slowly but surely back to normalcy.

Critical care has been a topic that we have been passionate about from the beginning. As obstetricians, each one of us has faced emergency situations in which quick thinking and prompt action has been the foremost requirement. In such lifesaving emergencies, swift decision making can be the difference between victory and disaster. The aim of this conclave is to sensitize our practioners and prepare them in such a way that when an actual emergency arises, the swift response required becomes second nature, avoiding panic, and enabling instant decisions. It is said that if quality obstetric care is provided in time, it can save 80% maternal mortalities. Moreover, our country needs minimum 500 trained experts to run obstetric HDUs or ICUs functioning across India.

During the conference, you will learn the protocolized management of all the important critical obstetric and medical emergencies which you can face any time during your practice. You will also learn about all the important lifesaving drugs and equipment being used in the obstetric HDU and ICU.

We have invited international and national experienced experts of the subject and planned an interactive session at the end of each session to solve all your queries. We have also planned demonstration and hands on training on skill stations during the pre-congress workshop on 17th December, 2021.

While we have certainly enjoyed the online webinars and web- connects from people all over the world, nothing compares to the feeling of having a conference hall full of like- minded people eager to learn and share their ideas and skills. Which is why we take great pleasure in welcoming you to Ahmedabad, the Heritage city, to participate in discourses, update your knowledge, as well as reconnect with old friends and colleagues.

We look forward to seeing you here in Ahmedabad!

Dr Alpesh Gandhi
President, FOGSI (2020-21)

Dr Jaydeep Tank
Secretary General, FOGSI (2020-21)
Dr S. Shanthakumari
President, FOGSI (2021-22)

Dr Madhuri Patel
Secretary General, FOGSI (2021-22)