HISTORY OF AOI MUMBAI WEST BRANCH
Between 1998-2000, Senior members like Dr. Umerjee, Dr. Mardia, Dr. Vadher, Dr. Dhond, Dr. Jobanputra, Dr. Shah Dhaval, Dr. Shah Bimal were toying with the idea of an association which would take care of the E.N.T. Surgeons practicing in the suburbs of Mumbai, because traveling to town requires a whole day. It was the need of the hour & that's how AOI Mumbai West Branch originated.
AOI Mumbai West Branch was formally inaugurated on 30th July 2000 by the hands of Padmabhusan Dr. L H Hiranandani. It is having its jurisdiction in the western suburbs of Mumbai from Bandra to Dahanu.
AOI Mumbai West Branch became part of the FMSB of AOI in Dec. 2002.
AOI Mumbai West Branch is registered with charity commissioner of greater Mumbai & we have obtained 80 G certificate in Jan 2005.
It has been arduous as well as fulfilling journey; through a plethora of events organized by the managing committee, catering to the scientific & the cultural facets of our members year after year till date.
AOI Mumbai West Branch has successfully conducted various scientific seminars / workshop on various current E.N.T. topics like FESS, Middle ear surgery, & Skull Base Surgery.
Major conferences were also organized during the course:-
AOI Mumbai West Branch has also organized scientific seminars covering a wide variety of topic in the field of Otolaryngology, head-neck surgery, audiology & speech therapy. Silent feature of our branch is that we always try to conduct approx. six seminars on some recent E.N.T. topic in a year & approx. 40 seminars on various current topics have been conducted till date.
We never forget families; our fun filled cultural events have been a huge hit with our members. We try to organize one cultural event along with family members in a year, up till now we have gone for 2 overnight picnics, 2 full day picnics, 1 overseas trip to Mauritius, & 4 cultural events with families in last 8 years.
Total strength of our branch Life Members in the last 8 years has gone up to 106.
We as a branch have come a long way . This year we won the Dhule'97 MENTCON Best Branch Trophy Award for the year 2006-2007 at the 39th MENTCON of FMBS of AOI held at Kolhapur in Nov.2007.
It has been our sincere endeavor to improve upon our performance year after year & living up to the expectation of our members & society.