Welcome to the Indian Society of Anaesthesiologists, Karnataka State Chapter!
The Official Page of The Anaesthesiologists of Karnataka

Dear esteemed member of ISA Karnataka! Greetings on the occasion of Dasara! May Almighty bless you on both personal and professional fronts! On behalf of the President and the EC of ISA Karnataka, we share with you the following important information:

1. World Anaesthesia Day, 16th October, is fast approaching. Participate actively in celebrating this day at your workplace through public awareness activities such as Compression Only Life Support training, promotional and educational activities regarding anaesthesia, pain and critical care management, walkathon, posters/talks/skits at your hospitals, felicitation program for achievers and seniors who made contributions to our specialty, Radio / TV talks and newspaper writeups on public awareness etc. The same activities can be communicated to ISA City / State / National bodies. There are various awards such as Best Ether day activities, public awareness awards, COLS activity awards to be won as well. Please visit www.isaweb.in for more details

2. The National conference ISACON 2019 is being held at Namma Bengaluru from 25th - 29th November 2019. Several new sessions and awards are initiated for the first time this year. Abstract submission last date is extended to 15th October 2019. Kindly register, participate actively both in organisational and academic activities and encourage your colleagues to also participate as Karnataka is hosting this conference after a long time. Visit www.isacon2019bengaluru.com for more details. The annual state conference of ISA Karnataka is merged with this national conference this year. This is a great opportunity for all Karnataka members who could not attend conferences outside Karnataka earlier. It will provide opportunity to network with your old friends, make new friends, unlearn few things, learn new things, have fun and display warmth and hospitality of our state. The annual KLE Oration of ISA Karnataka will also be held during this conference.

3. The online ISA national elections will be held from 1st - 5th November 2019. This is a great opportunity to increase representation from Karnataka at the national level as Dr Ravi R, President, ISA Karnataka and Dr Madhusudan Upadya, Past President, ISA Karnataka are contesting for the posts of GC member and Editor - in - Chief, respectively from our state, which has 2nd highest number of voters in India. Hence, kindly exercise your voting right and participate in the democratic process. The election notification will be sent to registered email/mobile number of only active life members. Kindly visit www.isaweb.in to check your status and contact National Secretary at isanhq@gmail.com for any clarifications.

4. The ISA Karnataka Annual General Body meeting will be held during the conference. The details regarding date, time, venue and agenda will be informed closer to the conference. Send your suggestions / agenda before 15th of November 2019 for inclusion to isakarnataka@gmail.com.

The tentative agenda is as follows :
> President's opening remarks
> Obituary
> Secretary's report
> Treasurer's Report
> Editor's report
> Presentation & approval of audited reports of ISACON Karnataka 2018 & PGEXCEL 2019
> Presentation about PGEXCEL 2020 preparation
> Presentation of ISACON Karnataka 2020 preparation
> Bidding for ISACON Karnataka 2021 and PGEXCEL 2021
> Matters submitted by members to the secretariat
> Any other matter with the permission of the chair
> Bidding farewell to outgoing office bearers
> Elections and installation of incoming office bearers

5. The elections to the various offices of ISA Karnataka will be held during the AGBM of ISA Karnataka during ISACON 2019 at Bengaluru. The last date for submitting nomination is 10th November 2019 and last date for withdrawal of nomination is 15th November 2019.
The posts for which nominations are called are as follows :
President : 1 post (ONE YEAR TENURE)
Vice President : 1 post (ONE YEAR TENURE)
Executive Committee Members : 3 posts (THREE YEAR TENURE)
The nomination form is available here http://isakarnataka.in/Rules/Election%20Nomination%20Form.pdf

6. ISA Karnataka has instituted following awards - Lifetime achievement award, Eminent Anaesthesia Teacher Award, Freelance Anaesthesiologist of the year Award, and Best City Branch Award. Other ISA Karnataka initiatives for state conference such as Private Practitioner Session, Trainee Talent Session, Young Speaker Session have been merged with National conference this year. The details are available here http://isakarnataka.in/rules.html. Kindly send nominations latest by 5th November 2019.

7. ISA, Karnataka will be bringing out a Newsletter / Annual Report during the conference. Send your achievements, awards, important activities related to Anesthesia / ISA, public awareness writeups, etc for compilation and sharing with other members latest by 5th November 2019.

8. The IJA Hard / Soft copy subscription request is now extended to 15th October 2019. Login at www.isaweb.in and select your choice.

9. ISA Professional Indemnity scheme and ISA Legal cell benefits are available for all ISA members. Similarly, ISA Family Benevolent Scheme is an opportunity to help your colleague's family financially in their time of crisis. ISA Private Practitioners Forum under the aegis of ISA National has prepared guidelines for practitioners. Visit www.isaweb.in for all these details.

10. PGEXCEL2020, the annual postgraduate program of ISA Karnataka is scheduled on 8th and 9th February 2020 at KIMS Hubbali. Kindly contact organisers at pgexcel2020@gmail.com or visit www.pgexcel2020.in for more details.

11. Read and submit articles for Karnataka Anaesthesia Journal at http://www.karnatakaanesthesiajournal.in

KINDLY GIVE FEEDBACK/SUGGESTIONS at isakarnataka@gmail.com .

Dear Members,
Warm greetings to all the members of ISA, Karnataka State Chapter

The new set of office bearers of ISA Karnataka under my Presidentship took charge after the AGBM at ISACON Karnataka 2018 held at Davanagere, where we had wonderful conference with good scientific session, feast and hospitality. I hope you all enjoyed the same. I, Dr Ravi R sincerely thank all the members for electing me as the president and showing faith and trust on me.

It is my pleasure to share that Karnataka bagged 11 prizes at the ISA National level including Best city branches for Hubli-Dharwad and Mangalore city branches and Best Metro branch to Bangalore. My hearty congratulations to all those who worked hard for this achievement.

I am happy to inform that ISA National Conference in 2019 will be hosted by ISA Karnataka state and organized by ISA Bangalore Metro branch. We thank all the Governing Council members of ISA National and all members of ISA from Karnataka and outside Karnataka for their support. We request all the members to actively participate in the preparation for the ISACON 2019 and make it a grand success.

The annual postgraduate event of ISA Karnataka, PG EXCEL 2019 will be conducted by Raja Rajeshwari Medical College, Bangalore and hosted by the Department of Anaesthesiology, Raja Rajeshwari Medical College on 9th and 10th of February 2019. I request members especially the postgraduate students to participate in good numbers and enjoy the academics and hospitality from the organizers.

I welcome suggestions for further improvement

Thank you, Long live ISA

Dr. Ravi R

President, ISA Karnataka 2018 - 2019

Dear Esteemed members of ISA, Karnataka,
Greetings from the Secretariat of Indian Society of Anaesthesiologists, Karnataka!

In the last one year, ISA Karnataka has undertaken several initiatives for the benefit of members. Our website www.isakarnataka.in is revamped and details are constantly updated and communicated to all members here as our membership is growing fastest among all other states.

We successfully conducted several programmes - starting new branch at Mandya (December 2017), PGEXCEL at AIMS, Mandya (February 2018), ISA sponsored CME at Madikeri (May 2018) and state conference at Davanagere (August 2018). All these programmes were a huge success. New Awards were initiated at state conference this year- Eminent Anaesthesia Teacher, Best City Branch, Freelance Anaesthesiologist, and earlier awards, Lifetime achievement and KLE oration were continued. We also continued with Young Speaker and Private Practitioner Sessions, and ISA Ballari Trainee Talent, BLDE Best Paper and ISA Tumkur Best Poster awards.

All 18 city branches are contributing to the success of ISA Karnataka and we want to support less active branches in their endeavors. We request all city branches to participate in ISA activities and contribute to the growth of our society. All office-bearers are open to new ideas and constructive criticism, and welcome your suggestions to make ISA Karnataka more vibrant than before. Together we will scale greater heights of members’ welfare, patient safety and professional achievements!

Several ISA Karnataka members attended national conference last year and brought laurels to the state. Dr Balabhaskar will be installed as the President, ISA National at ISACON, Agra and it is a proud moment for all of us. This year, in recognition of the quality and amount of work done, ISA Karnataka and its city branches (Bengaluru, Hubli-Dharwad and Mangaluru) won 12 awards at the national level. Congratulations to all the winners. This will only motivate us to achieve more in the coming year!

I have a few requests to the members. Please make use of various opportunities of ISA Karnataka and National. Visit our websites frequently for latest updates. Check membership by logging in at www.isaweb.in and update if needed. Engage with public and create awareness about our specialty among them directly and through media, actively participate in city branch and state meetings including PGEXCEL and conference and update knowledge and skills, spread message about Compression Only Life Support, inform us of your accomplishments, etc. Please feel free to contact us at isakarnataka@gmail.com. On behalf of President and office-bearers of ISA Karnataka, I wish you professional success, good health and continued happiness!

Long Live ISA! Jai Karnataka! Jai Hind!

Dr Sriganesh K

Hon. Secretary, ISA, Karnataka


"Dr Srinivasamurthy, Former HOD of Anaesthesia and Principal and Director of VIMS, Ballari expired on 23-05-2019. Condolences to his family, friends and students. Om Shanti!"

Dr. Srinivasamurthy

Former HOD of Anaesthesia &
Principal and Director of VIMS, Ballari

"Dr Prashanti, a young and dynamic freelance anesthesiologist from Sindhanoor expired on 22-05-2019. May God provide strength to her family to bear this untimely loss and grant sadgati to the departed soul. Om shanti"

Dr. Prashanti

Freelance Anesthesiologist, Sindhanoor

"It is with extreme sadness we share the news of untimely demise of Dr. Shivaraj, President, ISA, Hassan city branch on 19-05-2019. Condolences to his family and friends. Huge loss of ISA and anesthesia specialty. May God grant strength to his family and bestow sadgati to his departed soul."

Dr Shivaraj

President, ISA, Hassan City Branch

It is with great sadness we share the news about the demise of Dr. Sreemathi MN, former Professor and Head of the Department of Anaesthesiology at JJMMC, Davanagere on 12/05/2019. May Almighty grant Sadgati to the departed soul. Om Shanti!

Dr Sreemathi MN

"It is with deep regret we inform the sad demise of Dr Karuna Harsoor on 6-5-2019. She retired as Professor of Anaesthesiology at BMCRI, Bengaluru and was active in ISA programmes. May Almighty grant Sadgati to the departed soul. Om Shanti!"

Dr. Karuna Harsoor

"ISA Karnataka mourns the sad demise of Professor Prasad, Ex-Director, Hassan Institute of Medical Sciences and Past HOD, at HIMS, Hassan on 7-2-2019. He also served as faculty in AIMS, KIMS, Oxford and Akash Medical Colleges. May Almighty grant Sadgati to the departed soul and strength to his family! Om Shanti."

Dr. Prasad

"ISA Karnataka lost one of its senior member Dr. Mallikarjun Shetkar on 30-01-2019. May Almighty grant Sadgati to the departed soul! Om Shanti."

Dr. Mallikarjun Shetkar

"ISA Karnataka mourns the sad demise of Dr. Vasanthkumar, Consultant ESI Hospital Davanagere on 23-01-2019 after a brief illness. May God give strength to the family to bear this untimely loss. Om Shanti!"

Dr. Vasantkumar

ISA Karnataka deeply mourns the untimely demise of Dr. Suraj Srinivas Prasad (ISA no- P1541), Chief Anaesthesiologist, Rainbow Children's Hospital, Marathahalli, Bengaluru on 01-06-2018 and pray to Almighty to grant Sadgati to the departed soul and strength to his family to bear this huge loss.

Dr. Suraj

It is with profound grief that we share the news of the untimely demise of our Past President (2016) Dr Prakashappa DS, Professor and Head, Department of Anaesthesiology, SN Medical College, Bagalkot.

Dr Prakashappa was born on 30-01-1950. He completed his MBBS in 1977, DA in 1980 and MD in 1993 all from JJM Medical College, Davanagere. He has served as a clinician and a teacher at JNMC, Belgavi and SNMC, Bagalkot with distinction and dedication.

He organised the ISACON Karnataka 2015 at Bagalkot which was well appreciated by all attendees. He left for the heavenly abode on 26-04-2018. ISA Karnataka offers deepest condolences to the grieving family and prays to Almighty to grant Sadgati to the departed soul. Om Shanti!

Dr. Prakashappa D S