Announcement of Elections for IASG President Elect and Member Executive Committee|

Chennai Oration

Prof. M. Ahmed Ali, organized the 5th Annual conference of IASG in Chennai, in 1995 and sponsored "Chennai Oration", to be delivered by an authority in Surgical Gastroenterology, National and/or International, every year at the annual conference as it's a prime Oration. A corpus was created and a specified amount was donated to the association.

From 2012 onwards Chennai oration will be every alternate year (Even Year).
The nominating/screening committee consists of President, President Elect and Secretary of IASG.
Oration is to be chaired by the President / President Elect / Secretary of IASG (any two).
The orator is awarded a plaque and Certificate.

Lucknow Oration

The Department of Surgical Gastroenterology at Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of medical Sciences, Lucknow, under the stewardship of it's First Professor and Head of the Department- Prof. S.P.Kaushik, organized the 4th Annual conference of IASG in 1994 and sponsored "Lucknow Oration", to be delivered by an authority in Surgical Gastroenterology, National and/or International, every year at the annual conference as it's a prime Oration. A corpus was created and a specified amount donated to the association.

The executive committee of IASG accepted Prof. Kaushik proposal and the first Lucknow oration was delivered in 1995 by Prof.NJ Lygidakis at the fifth Annual conference of IASG.
From 2011 onwards Lucknow oration will be every alternate year (Odd Year).

The nominating/screening committee consists of President, President Elect, Secretary of IASG and HOD of the department of SGE, SGPGI.
Oration is to be chaired by the President of IASG, President Elect, Secretary of IASG (Any two) and HOD of SGE, SGPGI or his representative.
The orator is awarded a plaque and a token Honorarium.

Mrs Veerabhai JR Das Agarwal Oration

A New Delhi Surgeon Dr TJ Aggarwal came forward with a donation, which helped the Founder Secretary Dr RC Aranya to run the IASG in the first few years of its formation. To thank him, an oration was instituted in the memory of mother of Dr TJ Aggarwal, Mrs Veerabhai JR Das Aggarwal.

The Executive committee has decided that this would be delivered by the Immediate Past President of IASG at its Annual Conference.

The Executive committee and General Body of IASG in 2016, has decided that this oration will be delivered by an Eminent Member of IASG, who has contributed significantly to the field of surgical gastroenterology.

Member should be nominated by another member of IASG.
Screening and selection Committee consists of three past presidents of IASG appointed by the President, President elect and Secretary of IASG.

Oration is to be chaired by the President of IASG, President Elect, Secretary of IASG (Any two)

Veerabhai JR Das Agarwal Oration - Guidelines

Time lines (May vary depending on the dates of the IASGCON - Please check website)

  • Call for applications for the year - 1st April
  • Last date for submission of the nomination form - 31st May
  • Selection of the awardee - 30th June
  • Mail intimation of the awardee - 15th July
  • If awardee Declines - Mail to next person finalised - 30th July

Eligibility :

  • Applicant should be a member of IASG and of good standing
  • Applicant should not have been awarded this oration previously
  • Applicant should have made significant contribution in GI Surgery

Application Procedure :

  • Application should be submitted only after the call for applications and will be valid only for the year for which it was submitted.
  • Eligible Member should be nominated and seconded by two IASG members, in the prescribed application form (VEERABHAI JR DAS AGARWAL ORATION: NOMINATION FORM, downloadable from IASG Website).
  • Filled in application form should be accompanied by one copy of Curriculum vitae (including full list of publications, awards, contribution to the society of Indian Association of surgical gastroenterology).
    One electronic copy along with attachment of curriculum vitae should be sent to Secretary, IASG and one hard copy should be sent by post to Secretariat office.
  • Hard copies of the duly filled in application form along with necessary documents should reach Secretary, IASG before 5 PM of the last date.
  • The selection committee will short list three eligible members in order of preference. (If the first member declines, the oration will be offered to the next person in the list)
  • The selected member, should submit the letter of acceptance of the oration (VEERABHAI JR DAS AGARWAL ORATION: ACCEPTANCE FORM, downloadable from IASG Website) along with brief summary of the proposed oration. (The subject of oration, preferably should be the original work or of philosophical in nature with reference to surgical gastroenterology.)

Selection Process :

  • The selection committee consists of three past presidents of IASG, selected by the President, President Elect and Secretary of IASG.
  • The committee's decision will be Final.
  • The committee can withhold the oration for that year, if there is no suitable candidate.

Entitlements :

  • Medallion, Certificate and plaque will be given after the delivery of the oration
  • Local Hospitality will be provided by the local Organising Secretary of the IASGCON

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