Sub Committees

ASSI Education Committee

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Conduction of ASSI PG teaching courses
  • Conduction of Fellowship Entrance Exam with advertisement and timelines
  • Conduction of & monitoring fellowship Exit Exam
  • Coordination & Accreditation / Re-accreditation of Institutes
  • Creating & monitoring Observership Programs

Team Members:

  • Dr. Ajoy Shetty

    (Chair)
  • Dr. Abhishek Srivatava

    (Co-Chair) (EC)
  • Dr. K. V. Menon

  • Dr. Muralidharan Venkatesan

  • Dr. Prashant Kekre

  • Dr. Samir Dalvie

  • Dr. Pramod V. Lokhande

  • Dr. R. Siva Kumar

  • Dr. Sarvdeep Singh Dhatt

  • Dr. Subir N. Jhaveri

  • Dr. Gururaj Sangondimath

  • Dr. Hitesh Modi

  • Dr. Gurudip Das

  • Dr. Gautam Prasad

  • Dr. Vijay Kamath

  • Dr. Vishnu Prasath

ASSI Program Committee

Role and Responsibilities:

  • ASSICON, ICS, and ASSI Live Surgery Program formulation.
  • International Society/ Meeting collaboration.
  • Coordinating with other national meetings.
  • Coordinating with other societies.

Team Members:

  • Dr. Gautam Zaveri

    (Chair)
  • Dr. Pankaj Kandwal

    (Co-Chair) (EC)
  • Prof V.K. Sinha

    (ASSICON 2022)
  • Dr. Rushama Tandon

  • Dr. R. S. Chahal

  • Dr. Umesh Srikantha

  • Dr. Madan Mohan Sahoo

    (ICS 2022)
  • Dr. K. Venkatesh

  • Dr. Arvind Kulkarni

    (ASSICON 2023)
  • Dr. Appaji Krishnan

    (ICS 2023)
  • Dr. Jitendra Kumar Rout

    (ICS 2022)
  • Dr. Lalit Sharma

  • Dr. Mohinder Kaushal

  • Dr. Amit Jhala

ASSI Research & Award Committee

Role and Responsibilities:

  • ASSI CME and research online for FNB & Consultants
  • Completion of Existing Research Programs
  • Screening for Research Awards
  • Evaluation of Research Awards
  • Shortlist judges for evaluating applications for the Research Award
  • Call for research projects in a format
  • Monitoring & Managing Awards.
  • Prepare a "Research Guidelines/Criteria" for inviting a new center/member in ASSI Multicenter Research Projects and the same should be published it on the ASSI website.
  • There should be a separate webpage for “Research activities” which includes Completed/Ongoing and new research projects. This webpage links to the ASSI website.
  • Should prepare a common proforma for writing a Research Proposal as well for multicenter studies.
  • Prepare standard template for "Research presentations". This will ensure that all the important points have been covered.
  • Encouraged to have a "Workshops on Research Methodology" on a virtual platform. ASSI as well as Guest faculty would be invited to facilitate the event. This will help to develop the research orientation amongst fellows.
  • To collaborate or partner with other prestigious research organizations.

Team Members:

  • Dr. Saumyajit Basu

    (Chair)
  • Dr. Bhavuk Garg

    (Co-Chair) (EC)
  • Dr. Shankar Acharya

  • Dr. Amol Rege

  • Dr. Ankur Nanda

  • Dr. Girish Prakash Datar

  • Dr. GR Vijay Kumar

  • Dr. J. Naresh Babu

  • Dr. Karthik Kailash

  • Dr. Kshitij Chaudhary

  • Dr. Rajakumar Deshpande

  • Dr. Rajesh Parasnis

  • Dr. Saheel Maajid

  • Dr. Tarun Suri

ASSI Nomination & Constitution Committee

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Inviting application of vacant positions in EC
  • Screening applications for ASSI events
  • Creating eligibility criteria for various posts
  • Constitutional issues/amendments
  • As per the revised constitution - A total maximum of 15 life members will be elected as EC members by the Annual GBM. Right now we have total 14 EC members. Details below:
    • Immediate Past President
    • President
    • President Elect
    • Secretary
    • Immediate past secretary
    • Jt Secretary and
    • 08 Executive Member
  • It was decided that one remaining member will be elected through election process during next elections.
  • Revised eligibility criteria for various posts as decided in the last GBM such as:
    • The same EC member cannot be elected for the consecutive year. This has been added in the eligibility criteria.
    • One of the eligibility criteria for becoming the EC Member of ASSI and Editorial Board member of ISJ could be that members have published/submitted at least one original article in ISJ.
    • It may be made mandatory for the co-opted members of ASSI EC to publish/submit atleast one original article to ISJ.

Team Members:

  • Dr. S. Rajasekaran

    (Chair)
  • Dr. H. S. Chhabra

    (Immediate Past President)
  • Dr. V T Ingalhalikar

    (Founder and Past President)
  • Dr. Arvind Jayaswal

    (Ex-President)
  • Dr. Shekhar Y Bhojraj

    (Ex-President)
  • Dr. Ram Chaddha

    (Ex-President)
  • Dr. Sajan Hegde

    (Ex-President)
  • Dr. Raghava Dutt Mulukutla

    (Ex-President)

ASSI Social Work Committee

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Social Projects Continuation
  • Identification of new social projects
  • Coordination of all national social projects
  • Fund Allocation and Utilization

Team Members:

  • Dr. Shekhar Bhojraj

    (Chair)
  • Dr. Vishal Kundnani

    (Co-Chair) (EC)
  • Dr. S. K. Srivastava

  • Dr. Abhay Nene

  • Dr. Ujjwal K Debnath

  • Dr. Ashish Jaiswal

  • Dr. Chirayu Pamecha

  • Dr. Premik B Nagad

  • Dr. Raghuprasad Verma

  • Dr. Shah Waliullah

  • Dr. Sudhir Ganesan

  • Dr. Suhail Afzal

  • Dr. Uday Prabhakar Phute

  • Dr. Yogesh K Pithwa

ASSI Spine Registry Committee

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Start of the new version 3
  • Evaluation of accumulated data
  • Identifying core group of Centres
  • Follow-up data retrieval systems
  • Thesis topic identification / allocation
  • Link to website

Team Members:

  • Dr. Bharat Dave

    (Chair)
  • Dr. Thomas Kishen

    (Co-Chair) (EC)
  • Dr. Amitava Biswas

  • Prof. J P. Modi

  • Dr. Nalli R. Uvaraj

  • Dr. Neeraj Gupta

  • Dr. Nitin Adsul

  • Dr. Raju Srinivasan Iyengar

  • Dr. Rishi M Kanna

  • Dr. Sandeep Sonone

  • Dr. Devanand D

ASSI Website Committee

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Refurbishing existing website
  • Creating patient information base
  • Creating system of issuing mail alerts
  • Creating payment portal & Value Added Subscription Services (VASS), Conferences etc.

Team Members:

  • Dr. Charanjit Singh Dhillon

    (Chair)
  • Dr. Rupinder Chahal

    (Co-Chair)
  • Dr. Abrar Ahmed

  • Dr. Aju Bosco

  • Dr. B.N. Upendra

  • Dr. Janardhana Aithala P

  • Dr. Jim F Vellara

  • Dr. Niraj B Vasavada

  • Dr. Priyesh Dhoke

  • Dr. Ramachandran Govindasamy

  • Dr. Ravi Venkatesan

  • Dr. Sachin A Borkar

  • Dr. Sandeep Kesarwani

  • Dr. Varun Agarwal

ASSI Membership Committee

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Initiate and create payment postal for the Value Added Subscription Services (VASS).
  • To give focus on correcting ASSI members contact details
  • We will start issuing membership points for active participation various ASSI activities. At the end of the year these points will be added to the members activity list. This will help us to keep track silent performance.

Team Members:

  • Dr. Shankar Acharya

    (Chair)
  • Dr. Vikas Tandon

    (Co-Chair) (EC)
  • Dr. Gautam Zaveri

  • Dr. Raghava Dutt Mulukutla

  • Dr. Shailesh Ramakant Hadgaonkar

  • Dr. Ajay Krishnan

  • Dr. Ashish Jaiswal

  • Dr. Ashok Thomas

  • Dr. Dhiraj Sonawane

  • Dr. Montu Jain

  • Dr. Prateek Israni

  • Dr. Raghvendra

  • Dr. Ravish Patel

  • Dr. Shumayou Dutta

  • Dr. Vamsi Krishna

ASSI Advocacy Committee

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Addressing medico-legal concerns
  • Interacting with various regulatory authorities
  • Health Awareness Programs
  • Interaction with the media
  • ASSI Consent Forms
    • Before uploading consent forms on the website, kindly get it vetted through Legal Advisory
    • Uploaded on the ASSI Website

Team Members:

  • Dr. H. S. Chhabra

    (Chair)
  • Dr. Ayush Sharma

    (Co-Chair) (EC)
  • Dr. Sajesh Menon

  • Dr. Shankar Acharya

  • Dr. Suresh Pillai

  • Dr. V S P Rao

  • Dr. S. K. Srivastava

  • Dr. R.S. Chahal

  • Dr. Kalidutta Das

  • Dr. Feroze Ali

  • Dr. Arvind Bhave

  • Dr. Mahesh Bijawara

  • Dr. Rajendra Mehta

  • Dr. Abhay Nene

ASSI Publications (Except Journals)

Responsibilities:

  • Monograms
  • ASSI theatre books

Team Members:

  • Dr. Shankar Acharya

    (Chair)
  • Dr. Gautam Zaveri

    (Co-Chair)
  • Dr. Agnivesh Tikoo

  • Dr. Amit Jhala

  • Dr. Bhavuk Garg

    (EC)
  • Dr. Ketan Badani

  • Dr. Manish Chaddha

  • Dr. R. Satish

  • Dr. Raghava Dutt Mululkutla

  • Dr. B N Upendra

  • Dr. Ankur Nanda

  • Dr. Pankaj Kandwal

    (EC)
  • Dr. Rishi Khanna

  • Dr. Kshitij Chaudhary

  • Dr. Sudhir Ganesan

  • Dr. Sachin Borker

  • Dr. Nitin Adsul

ASSI Task Force on Scoliosis Screening Program

Team Members:

  • Dr. Shankar Acharya

    (President and Chair)
  • Dr. Raghava Dutt Mululkutla

    (Co-Chair)
  • Dr. Appaji Krishnan

  • Dr. Saumyajit Basu

    (President - elect)
  • Dr. Ajay Krishnan

  • Dr. Ajoy Shetty

    (Immediate Past Secretary)
  • Dr. Amit Jhala

  • Dr. B. N. Upendra

  • Dr. Bharat Dave

  • Dr. Bhavuk Garg

    (EC)
  • Dr. Gurudip Das

  • Dr. Karthik Kailash

  • Dr. Ranjith Unnikrishnan

  • Dr. Sudhir Ganesan

  • Dr. Surya Prakash Rao

  • Dr. Yogesh Pithwa

  • Dr. Thomas Kishen

    (EC)

ASSI Prevention of SCI / Brain Injury / Osteoporosis Task Force

Responsibilities:

  • Injury Prevention Workshops
  • Commemoration of SCI day on 5th September
  • Start awareness campaign strategies
  • Identify goals of SCI prevention, Head Injury Prevention, Osteoporosis awareness and prevention of osteoporotic fractures.

Team Members:

  • Dr. H. S. Chhabra

    (Chair)
  • Dr. Shankar Acharya

    (President and Co-Chair)
  • Dr. Alok Ranjan

  • Dr. K. Venkatesh

  • Dr. Manoj Singrakhia

  • Dr. Nalli R. Uvaraj

  • Dr. Rajendra Prasad

  • Dr. Ramesh Kumar

  • Dr. Roop Singh

  • Dr. S. S. Kale

  • Dr. Shyamasunder Bhat N

  • Dr. Sumit Sinha

ASSI Elearnspine.org Task Force

Team Members:

  • Dr. H. S. Chhabra

    (President and Chair)
  • Dr. Gautam Zaveri

    (Co-Chair)
  • Dr. Abhishek Srivastava

    (EC)
  • Dr. Ankur Nanda

  • Dr. Arvind Kulkarni

  • Dr. Ayush Sharma

    (EC)
  • Dr. Bhavuk Garg

    (EC)
  • Dr. Gururaj Sangondimath

  • Dr. J Naresh Babu

  • Dr. K. Venkatesh

  • Dr. Neeraj Gupta

  • Dr. Rajat Mahajan

  • Dr. Shakti Goel

  • Dr. Vikas Tandon

    (EC)
  • Dr. Vishal Kumar

ASSI Task Force on COVID 19

Responsibilities:

  • Regular updates are being uploaded on the ASSI website on a monthly basis
  • Create a questionnaire, in which you could collect responses from members about their experiences of taking COVID Vaccine.
  • Write a paper in the ISJ Journal in this regard.

Team Members:

  • Dr. Bhavuk Garg

    (Chair)
  • Dr. S. K. Srivastava

    (Co-chair)
  • Dr. Ajoy Shetty

  • Dr. Rajeev Sharma

  • Dr. Gururaj Sangondimath

  • Dr. Neeraj Gupta

  • Dr. Varun Agarwal

  • Dr. Apoorv Agarwal

  • Dr. Gurudip Das

  • Dr. Aju Bosco

  • Dr. Ami Kohli

ASSI Capacity Development Program Task Force

Team Members:

  • Dr. H S Chhabra

    (Chair)
  • Dr. Shankar Acharya

    (Co-Chair)
  • Dr. Amit Jhala

  • Dr. Bhavuk Garg

    (EC)
  • Dr. Gautam Zaveri

  • Dr. Gururaj Sangondimath

  • Dr. Karthik Kailash

  • Dr. Kawaljeet Garg

  • Dr. Neeraj Gupta

  • Dr. Rajat Mahajan

  • Dr. Ranjit Unnikrishnan

  • Dr. Rishi Kanna

  • Dr. Rupinder Chahal

  • Dr. S. S. Kale

  • Dr. K. Venkatesh

ASSI Indian Spine Journal (ISJ) Task Force

Responsibilities:

  • Symposium – Dr. Ankur Nanda to circulate future symposia topics to all concerned for approval
  • Indexing: should focus on the Indexing process of ISJ with DOAJ on priority:done as I understand
  • Request to Dr. VT Ingalhalikar to write Chronology of ASSI and publish in ISJ.
  • Advertisements: should try to get advertisements for ISJ.
  • Visibility of ISJ: increase the prestige and visibility of ISJ
  • Start ISJ Award for Best published Paper.
  • To check with the presenters of VTI award session to publish their study in ISJ.
  • ASSI Fellows should have at least one publication in ISJ (Original article).
  • One of the eligibility criteria for becoming the EC Member of ASSI and Editorial Board member of ISJ could be that members have published/submitted at least one original article in ISJ.
  • Mandatory for the co-opted members of ASSI EC to publish/submit atleast one original article to ISJ.

Team Members:

  • Dr. Anil Jain

    (Chair)
  • Dr. Manish Chadha

    (Co-Chair)
  • Dr. Ajoy Shetty

  • Dr. Ankur Nanda

  • Dr. B. N. Upendra

  • Dr. Bhavuk Garg

    (EC)
  • Dr. Pankaj Kandwal

    (EC)
  • Dr. Raghava Dutt Mululkutla

ASSI Case Discussion forum Task Force

Role and Responsibility

  • Development of Case Discussion mobile app
  • Setting up some reward processes
  • Looking on the expansion program covering the remote areas of the country in the form Different Wings of ASSI CONNECT.
  • Planning to spread it to different Union Territories and other remote areas of our country.
  • Upgrade of ASSI CONNECT to versatile ASSI Connect where App will be functional on mobile as well as on Laptop (on ASSI Web) with further additional new features.
  • Club it with ASSI.elearnspine.org website

Team Members:

  • Dr. S K Srivastava

    (Chair)
  • Dr. Kshitj Chaudhary

    (Co-Chair)
  • Dr. Jitendra Rout

  • Dr. Montu Jain

  • Dr. Raghava Dutt Mululkutla

  • Dr. Ranjith Unnikrishnan

  • Dr. Saheel Maajid

  • Dr. Sajesh K Menon

  • Dr. Yogesh Pithwa

ASSI Outreach Program Task Force

Role and Responsibility

  • Establishing a zonal distribution
  • Structured Course Program
  • Start working on already finalized cities for the Outreach program at
    • Pondicherry.
    • Darbhanga.
    • Siliguri.
    • Bhubaneswar.
    • Raipur.
  • Could search options to do Outreach program with various regional societies and medical colleges too

Team Members:

  • Dr. R S Chahal

    (Chair)
  • Dr. Charanjit Singh Dhillon

    (Co-Chair) (EC)
  • Dr. Abhishek Srivastava

    (EC)
  • Dr. Bikram Kar

  • Dr. Feroze Ali

  • Dr. Manoj Phalak

  • Dr. Raghava Dutt Mululkutla

  • Dr. Samir Dalvie

  • Dr. Suhail Afzal