Indian Association of Cardiovascular Thoracic Anaesthesiologists (IACTA)
IACTA is an academic body of anaesthesiologists practicing cardiac anaesthesia. We are total 1550 members of this society working in govt. as well as private big institutes.
IACTA society was formed on the last day of IACTS conference held at Ootacumund in the month February 1997. The unfair treatment meted out to the cardiac anesthesiologists was the proverbial final straw on the back of the camel. Five of us met and decided to break off from our surgical colleagues and form a separate society. Dr R K Kalyan Singh, Dr I S Naidu, Brig P N Bhatt, Dr (Mrs.) Vjayalakshmi Kamath and I (Conveners) decided to form an Indian Association of Cardiovascular Thoracic Anaesthesiologists and have our first conference in November of same year (1997). Dr (Mrs.) Kamath volunteered to organize 1st IACTA conference at Chennai. Dr (Mrs.) Neeta Saxena, Professor and Head at AIIMS, was made the interim President. Brig P N Bhatt and myself were given the task of preparing the bylaws of our society.