Recent Activities

World Anaesthesia Day Celebration 2021
1. World Anaesthesia Day was celebrated across the state by several institutions and city branches. Several programmes including blood donation camp, walkathon, BLS demonstration, public awareness talks and articles in print media in English and Kannada were undertaken to mark the occasion.

2. ISA Secretariat conducted voluntary blood donation camp at SUIMS and distributed leaflets containing information about anaesthesia to patients and their family on the occasion of world anaesthesia day 2021.

Dr. Shivakumar MC ISA Karnataka Secretary, wrote a public awareness article on anaesthesia in a Kannada language weekly Sudha on the occasion of world anaesthesia day 2021.
Article on Anaesthesia awareness By Dr. Shivakumar MC in Kannada Weekly “SUDHA” by Secretary ISA Karnataka during World Anaesthesia Day 2021.

Article by Dr. Sreenivas Harappanahalli, ISA Hubli, in” SUDHA” weekly on world Anaesthesia day 2021

Public awareness activities 2021

Various articles were written in kannada daily to condemn violence on health care workers and doctors during COVID pandemic and podcast named “HARATAKATTE” was released by Dr Anand from Mangaluru about the merits and demerits of medical colleges in every district.

Poem written by Dr. Anand Bangera from KSHEMA Mangaluru About Anaesthesia in Kavyamruta, Vaidya lokada Bhava Sanchalana

Awareness program about anaesthesia by ISA Mysuru through walkathon covered by Kannada daily Andolana Mysore edition

Article written by ISA Mysuru Secretary Dr Vaidyanathan in Kannada daily during WAD 2021

ISA Mysore City branch on WAD 2021

President ISA Karnataka Inaugurated WALKATHON to create awareness about anaesthesia on WAD 2021

Secretary ISA Mysuru Dr Vaidyanathan , Dr Srinivas Kulkarni EC Member ISA Karnataka and other members Participating in WALKATHON to create awareness about anaesthesia on WAD 2021

Felicitation of Senior Anesthesiologist’s on World Anaesthesia Day by ISA Mysuru

Awareness about anaesthesia through TV Program by ISA Mysore on WAD 2021, Dr Vaidyanathan Secretary ISA Mysuru and Dr Vijaykumar Participate

Public awareness pamphlet created and distributed by ISA Mysuru on World anaesthesia day 2021
ISA VIJAPURA World anaesthesia Day 2021
ISA Vijayapura Conducted various activities including CME on world anaesthesia day 2021

CME on world anaesthesia day by ISA Vijayapura

ISA Shivamogga World anaesthesia day celebrations

ISA Ballari World anaesthesia day 2021
ISA Ballari celebrated World Anaesthesia Day by conducting several programmes. These included COLS training for public, conducting quiz on anaesthesia, skit on progress of anesthesia and electing new office bearers.

COLS Activity ISA Ballari

ISA Bidar-Gulbarga city branch
World anaesthesia day was celebrated by Bidar-Gulbarga city branch on 16th October 2021. President ISA Bidar-Kalburgi Chapter Dr Gajendra singh, Secretary Dr Pratima and other members participated in various awareness program during WAD 2021.

Article on role of Anaesthesiologist’s during present day health care, editorial by Kannada Daily VIJYAVANI on world anaesthesia day 2021 Kalburgi Edition.

ISA Hassan
ISA Hassan celebrated World Anaesthesia Day in a grand manner by conducting several activities.

ISA Hassan also conducted programme on Restart a Heart Day on 23 October 2020. Training in COLS was provided in 2 batches to about 300 personnel at Police Training School, Hassan. A lot of enthusiasm was shown by the participants and the programme was well appreciated by all.

ISA Hubli Dharwad Chapter
ISA HUBBALLI DHARWAD branch celebrated World Anaesthesia Day in Ocean Pearl Resort. Three senior Anaesthetists of our branch were felicitated on the occasion. Dr Torgal, Dr Manikant Lodaya and Dr Shyamsundar Kamath were the anaesthists felicitated. Dr Sameer Desai, the outgoing President gave a brief account of the activities conducted by the branch in last two years. Charge was handed over to the new team of office bearers for the year 2021-22.

Handing over of President baton to Dr Basavaraj by President ISA Hubballi Dharawada by Dr. Sameer

Felicitation of Senior Anaesthesiologists by ISA Hubballi Dharawada during world anaesthesia Day 2021

ISA Bengaluru Metro chapter:
ISA Bengaluru Conducted programmes on World anaesthesia day, President Dr VB Gowda inaugurating WAD 2021 program at Kudwai Intitute of Oncology along with others.

Inauguration of world anaesthesia day function at Kidwai Institute of Oncology By Dr. VB Gowda President ISA Bengaluru Metro Chapter, Senior anaesthesiologist and former Professor HOD of Kidwai Institute Of Oncology Dr. Saraswati Devi, Dr. Arathi BH and others were present during the Function
Depiction of multifaceted role of anesthesiologist by BMCRI Anesthesiologists on the Occasion of Vijayadashami / WAD 2021

17th PG EXCEL 2021
The Department of Anaesthesiology & Critical Care, KSHEMA successfully completed of 17th PGEXCEL 2021 on 13th and 14th February 2021 in association with ISA Mangaluru Branch under the banner of ISA Karnataka. This annual programme is aimed at the preparation of exam going Anaesthesiology postgraduate and is an important event in the calendar of ISA.

With the ongoing pandemic, this event had to be conducted online and the humongous task was handed to us. We went into action and had an all-time high of 711 registrations from postgraduates of all corners of India. As this was a virtual meeting. The speciality of this PGEXCEL 2021 were, a NITTE PG Debate in which the postgraduates debated on contentious topics in anaesthesia and 7 Master Classes spread over 3 days from 6 to 9pm, on various topics covering the viva in Anaesthesiology.

NITTE PG Debate was introduced for the first time in PGEXCEL 2021, after the resounding success observed in our department as a part of the curriculum. We had around 30 registrants of which, 6 were selected for the finals. The first place in debate went to, Dr. Paccha Priya from Vijayanagar Institute of Medical Sciences, Bellary and second place was bagged by Dr. Sukanya Sampath from Bangaluru Medical College and Research Institution, Bangaluru. They won cash price and meritorious certificate for their excellent performances. The idea for Master Classes on various topic in anaesthesia came up as a plan to provide opportunity to all the postgraduates after regular work hours and provide them a platform to discuss. There were 10 registrants in each Master class and the rest of the registrants viewed and raised questions in the YouTube. The 7 classes took almost 11 hours and was attended with minimum of 250 at any time frame in the YouTube link. We are very exalted with the success of both the concepts of PG Debate and the Master classes.

The PGEXCEL 2021 was officially inaugurated with the messages from our Honourable Vice Chancellor, Prof. Dr Satheesh Kumar Bhandary B, and dignitaries of ISA National, Karnataka and Mangaluru. The official lighting the lamp was conducted in the Seminar Hall, KSHEMA and went online. The cultural bonanza was provided by the postgraduates and staffs of Dept of Anaesthesiology of medical colleges in Mangaluru.

The PGEXCEL 2021 had many firsts, virtual programme of more than 22 hours with maximum attendees (621 logins), 7 Master Classes (11 hours in total), highest number of faculty members (58 Speakers and 41 Chairpersons), panel discussions (22) and Nitte PG Debate 2021. Overall, it was a tremendously successful conglomeration of academics with cultural event provided by the ISA members of Mangaluru ISA branch.


ISA support for IMA hunger strike - 04th Feb 2021
Indian society of anesthesiologists Karnataka Chapter along with Indian Medical Association (IMA) members across the state held a relay hunger strike from February 1 till 14 protesting against mixopathy. ISA Karnataka along with Indian medical association released joint press statement that instead of promoting all the systems of medicine the government is encouraging a new method called mixopathy which will endanger life of patents
“Local branches will have hunger strike centres and women doctors will be on hunger strike all across the nation on 7th February 2021.


The annual conference of the ISA, Karnataka was held at Subbaiah Institute of medical sciences, Shivamogga from 7th October to 10th October 2021in Hybrid way, Dr Chandrashekarappa K was Organising Chairman, Dr Shivakumar MC was Organising secretary. on 7th we conducted 4 master classes, Difficult airway, Ultrasound in anaesthesia, TIVA and obstetric critical care with more than 48 faculties participated across the world. We received more than 1000 registration for hybrid conference registrations for conference.

We received more than 400 paper and poster presentation across India and we initiated undergraduate session to create anaesthesia awareness among undergrade students, we received more than 100 application and best 3 papers were given prize with memento and 7 finalists were given finalist certificate and all other applicants received appreciation certificate with amazon voucher.

The CME and the conference were inaugurated by the Hon. Vice chancellor NITTE University Dr Sathish Kumar Bandari and addressed by President of ISA National, Dr Muralidhar Joshi, Hon. Secretary ISA National Dr Naveen Malhotra and President Elect Dr Venkatagari in virtual platform. The conference saw the highest number of registrations surpassing 900. New programs such as Young Speaker Session, Trainee Talent Session, Web-streaming of Conference and uploading of abstracts of 231 papers and 361 e- posters with CrossRef® with allotment of DOI were initiated. One session was exclusively dedicated to private practitioners. Dr SB Gangadhar was felicitated with the Lifetime Achievement Award and KLE Oration was delivered by Dr Madhusudan Upadhya.

The award winner details are below:
Trainee Talent Session Award
1. Dr Nehali Maiya, Kidwai Institute Of oncology, Bengaluru
2. Dr Ridhi Rao, MS Ramiah college of medical sciences, Bengaluru
2. Dr Niveda P, Raja Rajeshwari Medical College, Bengaluru
3. Dr Anagha, Gadag Institute of Medical Sciences

ISA Tumkur E-Poster Award
1. Dr Sumitha AN, Karnataka Institute Of Medical Sciences, Hubli
2. Dr Purva Makhija, KMC, Manipal
3. Dr Gautham Reddy, JSS Medical College Mysore,

Shri BM Patil Memorial Best Paper Award
1. Dr Dharshan SD, KMC, Manipal
2. Dr Ishita Raj, Sri DevarajUrs Medical College, Kolar
3. Dr Arunima KG, KIMS Hubli,

Under graduate Best paper Award
1. Dr Anusha Shivamogga Institute of Medical Sciences, Shivamogga
2. Dr Gayathri Lakshmi BK, Raja Rajeshwari Medical College, Bengaluru
3. Dr Nithya Padmaja Raja Rajeshwari medical college Bengaluru

The ISA Karnataka Executive Committee meeting was held on 9th October 2021 at 4:10 PM, This was followed AGBM at 5.30 PM, cultural activity was arranged at Subbiah institute of medical science on 9th of October 2021 from 7pm to 10 pm


Glimpse of Scientific Program: ISACON KARNATAKA 2021


Executive committee meetings 2021


World Anaesthesia Day 2020
ISA Karnataka conducted various activities on world anaesthesia day, to create awareness among public, various public awareness articles were written by many anesthesiologists.

WAD 2020 ISA Program

Virtucon Karnataka 2020
In the View of Covid pandemic, 35th Annual state conference of Indian society of anaesthesiologists, Karnataka chapter was postponed and VIRTUCON KARNATAKA was conducted by ISA Karnataka from 12th to 13th December 2020 with the support of ISA Karnataka Executive body, we had record number of registrations 2200 with credit hours530 paper presentations 50 teams for quiz first time in state conference, 1 hour cultural activities in 3 virtual 3 halls with 68 lectures by eminent speakers from within the state, out of state and abroad (England, Australia and Middle East).

Apart from the lectures, the conference presentations included KLE oration, Panel discussions, young speaker session, Trainee talent session and Private practitioners’ session. About 530 paper and e-posters were also presented by postgraduate students and anesthesiologists and 3 best papers and posters were awarded. The programme concluded on 13th noon with a valedictory function.

WAD 2020 Public Awarness - Media

Awareness program on COVID-19 Pandemic:
ISA Karnataka was actively involved in various awareness program to minimize the spread of COVID -19, and also involved actively with government of Karnataka to assist the management of COVID-19 patients and to educate healthcare providers on various aspects of COVID 19 Management

Awareness program on COVID-19 Pandemic:
ISA Karnataka was actively involved in various awareness program to minimize the spread of COVID -19, and also involved actively with government of Karnataka to assist the management of COVID-19 patients and to educate healthcare providers on various aspects of COVID 19 Management

Meeting of associations with Hon. Medical Education minister and RGUHS VC - 13th April 2020



Representation from ISA to ACS, GoK and Hon. Minister regarding Covid19



Public awarness about Covid - 19



PG Excel - 2020



PG Excel - 2020


Educational Programs on COVID 19 by ISA KARNATAKA


Representation from ISA to ACS, GoK and Hon. Minister regarding Covid19


Meeting with Hon. Health Minister - 13th May 2020


ISACON Karnataka 2018, Davangere
The 34th Annual State Conference of the Indian Society of Anaesthesiologists, Karnataka was held at Davangere from 9th to 12th August 2018 with the support of ISA Davangere, JJMMC and SSIMS & RC, with Dr. Ravi R and Dr. Arunkumar A as the Organizing Chairpersons and Dr. Prabhu BG as the Organizing Secretary. A total of 630 delegates attended the meeting. The 4 workshops - USG - guided Nerve Blocks, Difficult Airway, Mechanical Ventilation & Research Methodology were conducted on 9th August at SSIMS & RC with 220 participants in attendance. The pre-conference CME was held on 10th August at JJMMC with 23 lectures and 400 participants. The conference was held on 11th & 12th August in 3 halls with 68 lectures by eminent speakers from within the state, out of state and abroad (England, Australia and Middle East).

The conference was inaugurated by Dr. Shamanur Shivashankarappa, MLA, Davangere South and Chairman, Bapuji Educational Association in the august presence of Dr. Venkatagiri KM, Secretary ISA National, Dr. Balabhaskar, President - Elect ISA National, Principals of SSIMS and JJMMC, Dr. B S Prasad and Dr. S B Murugesh, President, Secretary and Treasurer of ISA, Karnataka - Dr. Srinivasalu D, Dr. Sriganesh K and Dr. Sudhir V, President ISA Davangere Dr. Ashok, Organizing Chairpersons of ISACON Karnataka 2018 Dr. Ravi and Dr. Arunkumar, Organizing Secretary Dr. Prabhu BG, Scientific Chairperson Dr. Ravishankar and KMC Observer Dr. Uma on the dais.

Apart from the lectures, the conference presentations included KLE oration, Panel discussions, Young speaker session, Trainee talent session and Private practitioners session. About 200 paper and e-posters were also presented by postgraduate students and anesthesiologists and 3 best papers and posters were awarded. The programme concluded on 12th noon with a valedictory function. The proceedings of the conference were provided to all delegates as Souvenir and CD.

AGBM Participants at ISACON Karnataka 2018

Annual GB meeting at ISACON Karnataka 2018

E-Poster Presentation

Felicitation of Eminent Anaesthesia Teacher Awardee Dr. SS Harsoor

Felicitation of Lifetime Achievement Awardee
Dr. Mallikarjuna D

Flag Hoisting Ceremony

ISA Karnataka EC meeting at ISACON Karnataka 2018

ISACON Karnataka 2018 CME Inauguration

ISACON Karnataka 2018 Inauguration

Presentation of Best City Branch Award to ISA Hubli Dharwad

Presentation of Freelance Practitioner award to Dr Renukaradhya

Presentation of Freelance Practitioner Award to Dr Shivakumar Kumbar

Research Methodology workshop

Workshop inauguration

ISA Sponsored CME
ISA Mysore city branch under the guidance of ISA National organized a CME on "Pain Mangement" at Hotel Coorg International at Madikeri on 20th may 2018. Dr. Venkatagiri, Honorary Secretary, ISA National was the chief guest and Dr. Balabhaskar, President-elect was the guest of honor for the inaugural function. Dr. Kiran Kumar Gera was the coordinator for this CME. Dr. Srinivasalu, President of ISA Karnataka graced the occasion. The CME was attended by 80 delegates. Eminent Faculty across south India shared their expertise with the attendees. The program had active participation and discussion during the sessions.

ISA sponsored CME Inauguration at Mysuru

CME Talk in Progress

PGEXCEL 2018 AIMS, B G Nagara, Mandya
PGEXCEL, the annual postgraduate exam oriented programme of ISA Karnataka was held on 10-11 February 2018 at Adichunchanagiri Institute of Medical Sciences, BG Nagara, Mandya under the aegis of newly formed ISA Mandya city branch. 285 postgraduates participated in this event. The hallmark was excellent interactive sessions and active participation of both faculty and postgraduates. President-Elect ISA National Dr Balabhaskar, ISA Karnataka President Dr Srinivasalu, Secretary Dr Sriganesh, Organising Chairman Dr Kempachar, Organising Secretaries Dr Shashank and Dr Prajwal, ISA Mandya Secretary Dr Krishna, and Medical Superintendent of AIMS Dr Manohar were present on the dais during the inauguration. Sri Sri Sri Dr Nirmalanandanatha Mahaswamiji released the souvenir during the PGEXCEL programme.

Dignitaries on the Dais

Souvenir Release

Participants at PGEXCEL 2018

Discussion between Faculty and Postgraduates

ISA, Mandya Branch
ISA, Mandya Branch was inaugurated on 17-12-2017 at Sports Club, Mandya by Dr. Balabhaskar, President Elect, ISA National in presence of Dr. Venkata Giri , Guest of Honor, Secretary, ISA National, Dr. Srinivasalu, President, ISA, Karnataka , Dr. SB Gangadhar, Past GC Member, ISA National and Editor, KAJ and Dr. Sriganesh K, Secretary, ISA, Karnataka. Dr. Kempachar was installed as the President and Dr. Krishna as the Secretary along with all the office bearers of the ISA, Mandya City Branch.