The Annual Conference of Tamilnadu Orthopaedic Association TNOACON is held during the second weekend of February each year – 2 nd Saturday, Sunday and preceding Friday. The venue of the Conference is decided two years in advance in the Annual General Body Meeting held during the TNOACON only.
TNOACON is to be conducted zone wise – 11 zones in rotation in the following order:
i. North Zone – 2020 (Vellore)
ii. Central Zone I – 2021
iii. Chennai – 2022
iv. West Zone II – 2023
v. East Zone – 2024
vi. South Zone I – 2025
vii. West Zone II – 2026
viii. Central Zone II – 2027
ix. Coimbatore – 2028
x. Madurai – 2029
xi. South Zone II – 2030
Conference Hall Facilities
i. There should be a Main Auditorium with a capacity of around 600 persons. The acoustics of the hall should be good and should be air-conditioned.
ii. Two satellite halls with a capacity of around 300 persons each must be available. The facilities should be such that three sessions should be conducted simultaneously in the three halls available.
iii. A separate site should be identified for display of posters.
iv. A centralized preview hall should be arranged and connected to all halls.
Two orations are held in the Annual Conference of the Association(TNOACON)
i. Dr. N. S. Narasimhan Oration – Orator will be decided by the Association during the First Executive Committee Meeting of TNOA
ii. Dr. M. Natarajan Oration – shall be delivered by the Immediate Past President of TNOA
Scientific Programme: The following sessions should form part of the Scientific Programme of the TNOACON.
i. TNOA Prof. M. Natarajan Medal Session
ii. TNOA Prof. T. K. Shanmugasundaram Medal Session
iii. TNOA Prof. Vyageswardu Medal Session
iv. TNOA Prof. A. Subramaniam Medal Session
v. TNOA Prof. P. Dhanarajan Medal Session
vi. TNOA Prof. M. Ramanathan Medal Session
vii. TNOA Prof. T. S. Xavier Medal Session
viii. TNOA Erode Ortho Club Poster Medal
ix. TNOA Dr. Vidyashankar Best Poster Medal (Arthroplasty)
x. Free Paper Sessions
xi. Symposia xii. Guest Lectures
xiii. Interactive Session (How I do it? / My worst complication)
xiv. Sub-speciality Medal Sessions
a. TNOA Prof. S. Rajasekaran Gold Medal for Spine
b. TNOA Prof. K. Sriram Gold Medal for Paediatric orthopaedics
c. TNOA Dr. David rajan Gold Medal for arthroscopy & sports medicine
d. TNOA Prof. Mayilvahanan Natarajan Gold Medal for orthopaedic oncology
e. TNOA Prof. B. Radhakrishnan Gold Medal for foot & ankle
f. TNOACON Gold Medal for Arthroplasty
xv. Any other interesting programme may be included only with the concurrence of the Executive Committee, TNOA
General Requirements for all papers
a. The presenting author should be a member of TNOA and should have registered for the Conference.
b. Decision on inclusion of paper for medals is at the discretion of the Scientific Committee and TNOA Office Bearers.
The Inaugural Function shall be held on the first day after conclusion of sessions (evening of Friday).
The General Body will meet once in a year at the venue of the Annual Conference of TNOA during the second day (Saturday) immediately after the scientific sessions.
The Valedictory function shall be held at the conclusion of the scientific sessions on the concluding day of main Conference.
Sports Events at TNOACON: Dr. Rajendran Memorial Shuttle Meet and other sports.
Social Events at TNOACON: Social events held in conjunction with the Annual Conference.