Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Centre, a world class centre for diabetes inaugurated the fifth edition of Dr. Mohan’s International Diabetes Update at ITC Grand Chola, Chennai. The three day conference was inaugurated by Shri. Gopalkrishna Gandhi, former Governor of West Bengal and Bihar. The annual International Diabetes Update is conducted to increase awareness and update knowledge on basic epidemics of diabetes.
The fifth edition of the conference witnessed the participation of doctors and faculty members from all around the globe sharing their insights on diabetes. This year, the landmark event comprised of key sessions on the latest developments in the ever changing field of diabetes and the importance of modifying lifestyle factors such as diet and physical activity in the prevention and control of diabetes.
The conference witnessed several eminent clinicians and scientists as international faculty including Dr. Paresh Dandona, Professor of Medicine and Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, The State University of New York , Buffalo, USA, Prof. Philippe Froguel, Professor, Department of Endocrinology and Director of Lille University and CNRS 8199 research group, Pasteur Institute, Lille, France, Dr. Satish Garg, Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, Director, Adult Diabetes Program, Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes, University of Colorado, Denver, USA, Prof. Leif Groop, Senior Professor,Diabetes and Endocrinology, Department of Clinical Sciences, Lund University, Sweden,Dr. Jeyakumar Henry, Director, Clinical Nutrition Research Centre, Singapore, Prof. Colin Palmer, Chair, Department of Pharmacogenomics, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, University of Dundee, Scotland, UK, Prof. Ewan Pearson, Professor, Diabetic Medicine,Division of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, School of Medicine,University of Dundee, Scotland, UK and Dr. Michael Pratt, Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Public Health, University of California San Diego , San Diego, USA. In addition, over 95 senior diabetologists and scientists working in the field of diabetes from India serve as the National faculty.
Dr.V.Mohan, Organizing Chairman of the Diabetes Update and Chairman, Dr.Mohan’s Group of Diabetes Institutions, elaborates “Diabetology is one of the most rapidly advancing branches of medicine. Over the past year, there have been fundamental changes in the way we prevent, diagnose and treat diabetes and its complications. The principal aim of the diabetes update is to provide insights into the basics as well as the latest advances in diabetes prevention and management in an interactive manner. We are proud to say that after the successful run for the last four years we have come back with the 5th edition of the Diabetes Update 2018. The Update will help clinicians and scientists to keep abreast with the latest developments in this ever changing field. Just like past years, this year too our speakers include an eminent lineup of International & National Faculty represented at this International Update.”
Dr.Ranjit Unnikrishnan, Member Organizing Committee and Vice Chairman, Dr.Mohan’s Group of Diabetes Institutions, says “More than 2500 delegates are participating in this event. We have over 100 National and International faculty working in the field of diabetes contributing to the scientific programs.The scientific programme has special sessions on Precision diabetes, newer therapies in diabetes, workshops on Insulin and foot and diabetes, panel discussions and many others. We are sure that this Update will be an academic feast for all those who are attending it”
Dr.R.M.Anjana, Member Organizing Committee and Managing Director, Dr.Mohan’s Group of Diabetes Institutions, says “Over the course of three days, the update will offer a sumptuous academic feast featuring the doyens in the field of diabetes from India and rest of the world. Topics of general and special interest will be dealt with through orations, lectures, themed symposia and workshops. We have a special symposium on “Lifestyle modification in diabetes”. The evidence for the importance of healthy lifestyles is now overwhelming. This symposium will highlight the importance of modifying lifestyle factors such as diet and physical activity in the prevention and control of diabetes.”
Dr. Guha Pradeepa, Member Organizing Committee and Head, Research Operation, MDRF, added, “ Dr.Mohan’s Diabetes Update will help in capacity building of doctors not only from all parts of India, but also from abroad. With the presence of eminent national and international experts from renowned Universities and Medical centres, this Update will serve as a forum for exchange of clinical knowledge and advances in the field of diabetes health care and research.”