Indian society of anaesthesiologists, Shivamogga branch was first established in the year 1994-95. ISA Shivamogga was the first anaesthesiologists’ association to be established in the Malnad region of Karnataka. Since its formation with a handful of anaesthesiologists as members of the city branch, ISA Shivamogga branch has grown by leaps and bounds to the current strength of over 65 members, due to the establishment of two medical colleges and various corporate health care institutes. To provide the benefits of ISA to practising anaesthesiologists from the neighbouring towns, all the anaesthesiologists from the Malnad region were incorporated under the banner of ISA Shivamogga city branch
ISA Shivamogga branch hosted the first state conference in the year 2002 at Indian Medical Association premises with Dr NL Naik(General Physician) as the organising Chairman and Dr Ravindra GL as organising secretary. At that time, ISA Shivamogga city branch received enormous support from the IMA Shivamogga.
Under the ISA banner, “Difficult airway workshop” was conducted in the year 2005. The workshop was conducted in Shivammogga Institute of Medical Sciences under the leadership of Prerana group of anaesthesiologist.
Recently in the year 2018 “Mechanical Ventilation workshop “was conducted in Subbaiah Institute of Medical Sciences under the leadership of Dr Shivakumar MC. We had an overwhelming response with 400 registrations, which was commendable. ISA Shivamogga city branch is also training nursing and para-medical personnel by conducting regular “Basic life support” workshops with support from ISA national.
In the recent years ISA Shivamogga city branch has become strong and self sustaining. To commemorate the 25th anniversary of ISA Shivamogga city branch, We are organising the 35th annual state conference of Indian Society of Anaesthesiologists Karnataka chapter 2020.