PRESIDENT MESSAGE

Dear Colleagues,

It is a great honor and privilege for me to take over as 3rd President of the Paediatric Orthopaedic Society of Pakistan (POSP). We are indeed at a time of transition from being almost a small union to a nonprofit organization thrusting ahead in the pursuit of providing knowledge to its members and to modulate the career of applicants who wish to pursue Paediatric orthopedics as their profession. I am thankful to Prof Anis Ud Deen Bhatti for his valuable contribution in the field and making this society a recognizable one. Indeed, it was Prof Javed Iqbal, who took the initiative and we are indebted to his services for the society. I am honored to be its President and will do my utmost to protect its core values and advance its aims.

It’s a great pleasure for me to welcome you all to the 7th Annual Paediatric Orthopaedic conference at The Children’s Hospital and Institute of Child Health, Lahore, Pakistan In February 2021 with the theme “REJUVENATIONG THE MUSCULOSKELETAL DEFORMITIES”. This scientific symposium is not to be missed as it will cover a diverse range of topics on pediatric upper and lower limb congenital and acquired deformities. The scientific committee will try best to gather a team of national and international experts to speak about different topics, research and recent advances. The lectures and symposia will provide all delegates with information that is most relevant with our field.

This conference is being organized in Lahore which is a beautiful and cultural city. It is Pakistan's second largest city, and the capital of the north-eastern Punjab province. It is widely considered the country's cultural capital. Founded in legendary times, and a cultural centre for over a thousand years, Lahore has many attractions to keep the tourist busy. The Mughal and Sikh legacy survives in the Lahore Fort, Badshahi Mosque and Gurdwara, the Mall is lined with colonial-gothic buildings from the British Raj. There will be many social and cultural events, optional tours and shopping at the various famous Lahori markets.

We are looking forward to see you and your family at the Meeting - you will be glad that you came to enjoy the scientific and cultural extravaganza, local cuisine, shopping and the warm Pakistani hospitality.