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INDO-UK Diabetes Summit

18th Jan 2013

The Indo-British Diabetes Summit was held on the 18th and 19th of January 2013, at the Taj Coromandel, Chennai. It was organised by the collaborative efforts of IBHI and the British Deputy High Commission, Chennai, to take on the challenge of dealing with the dramatic increase of diabetes in India and in the UK.

The event attracted leading experts from across all verticals of the diabetes domain, and served as a platform for the participants to discuss long-term solutions for diabetes based issues and concerns. The event was also attended by a large delegation of experts from the UK, including members from the government, academia, research and business.

Quick stats: The event included over 600 registrations and 200+ online participants.

Core Organising Committee

Organising Chairman Dr. V. Mohan Chairman, Dr Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Centre, Chennai
Joint Organising Chairman Dr. Vijay Viswanathan Managing Director, MV Hospital for Diabetes, Chennai
Founder of IBHI Dr. Prithvi Mohandas Joint Managing Director, MIOT Hospitals, Chennai
British Deputy High Commission Mr. Mike Nithavrianakis British Deputy High Commissioner, Chennai

Steering Committee members – India

  • Dr. Georgi Abraham, Host Examiner for MRCP UK Examiners/Tanker Foundation, Chennai.
  • Dr. Ennapadam S Krishnamoorthy, Honorary Secretary, Voluntary Health Services, Chennai.
  • Dr. Anand Moses, Director, Institute of Diabetology, Government General Hospital, Chennai.

The organising committee is continuously consulting with domain experts and expert knowledge to ramp up the content of the programme. The programme will be split across multiple sessions covering a wide range of topics:

  • Prevention & Management of Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Research & Innovation
  • Wound Care
  • Education & Training
  • Nursing & Allied health

The following objectives will be the main focus of the summit:

  • Stage a series of scientific and technical presentations by Indian and British experts on the latest epidemiology, treatments, protocols, technological developments and innovations.
  • Identify opportunities for enhanced partnerships in diabetes education & training and research, including in curriculum development, nursing and allied health.
  • Showcase the products and services of UK commercial providers by giving them access to a wide range of clinicians, hospital promoters and decision-makers.
Day One: Friday, January 18, 2013
  • Registration (08:00 – 09:00)
  • Quiz on Diabetes (9:00 – 10:00)
  • Inaguration Ceremony (10.15 AM to 12 noon)
Day Two: Saturday, January 19, 2013
  • Breakout Sessions (8.00)
  • Closing Plenary Session (16:00 – 17:00)

Detailed Schedule Day One

10:15 Introduction Mike Nithavrianakis, British Deputy High Commissioner
10:20 Chairman’s Opening Address Dr V Mohan, Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Centre
10:40 Keynote Address Prof Andrew Boulton, Manchester Royal Infirmary
11:00 Chief Guest’s Address Mr Keshav Desiraju, Additional Secretary for Health, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India
11:15 Inaugural Address Minister of Health, Ms Anna Soubry MP
11:30 Summit Aims & Objectives Dr Vijay Viswanathan, MV Hospital for Diabetes, Joint Organising Chairman
11:35 Vote of Thanks Dr Prithvi Mohandas, Founder of Indo-British Health Initiative
11:40 -11:55 Coffee Break
12:00 Breakout sessions begin in Halls A, B and C
Time Hall A Hall B Hall C
11:55 – 12:00 Prize Distribution
12:00 – 13:00 A picture of Diabetes in India & UK Chair: Prof Simon Heller Speakers: Dr. Rowan Hillson, Prof. Steve O’ Rahilly, Dr. R. M. Anjana How can alliances be forged between organisations ? Chair: Dr. S. Arulrhaj, Dr.T. N. Ravishankar, IMA Speakers: Prof. Desmond Johnston, Prof. Andrew Boulton Screening & Prevention of diabetes Chair: Dr. A. Ramachandran Speakers: Dr. A. Ramachandran, Dr Nihal Thomas, Dr. Nick Finer
13:00 – 13:45 Diabetes team in primary care Chair: Dr. Rowan Hillson Speakers: Dr Bob Young, Ms. Anna Morton, Prof. Anand Moses How will diabetes be reduced in developed and developing nations? Chair: Dr V Mohan Panel: Prof Philip Home, Dr. Ashok Kumar Das, Dr.Mala Dharmalingam Nutrition & Exercise Chair: Ms. June James Speakers: Ms. June James Dr. Rohini Samuels Dr. Ranjani Harish
13:45 – 14:30 LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH
14:30 – 15:30 Wound Healing & the Diabetic Foot Chair: Prof Andrew Boulton Speakers: Dr Vijay Viswanathan Dr Raj Mani Prof Andrew Boulton Innovations in Pharmacology Chair: Prof Sally Marshall Speakers: Prof Philip Home Dr. Ajay Kumar Weight management, Role of Bariatric Surgery Chair: Prof Sudhesh Kumar Speakers: Dr Nick Finer, Dr Meher Prasad
15:30 – 16:30 Other diabetic complications CV and Renal Chair: Dr Georgi Abraham, Dr.Vijay Viswanathan Speakers: Prof. Sally Marshall, Prof Simon Heller What scope is there for Indo-UK collaborations in research techniques, e.g. in molecular, cellular, genetics? Chair: Dr.V.Mohan, Prof Stephen Greene Panel: Prof Sudhesh Kumar, Prof Steve O’Rahilly, Dr Sudip Chatterjee, Dr Nihal Thomas Diabetes management in hospitals Chair: Prof Anand Moses, Dr. A. Muruganathan Speakers: Dr Rowan Hillson Dr.Harish Kumar
17:00 – 18:00 Reduction in the Burden of Cardio-Vascular Disease Chair: Dr. Raj Mani Speaker: Prof Mark Hanson followed by a Panel Discussion with Dr.S.N.Narasingan & Dr. Sengottuvelu Networks and the Patient Experience in the NHS Chair: Prof Sally Marshall, Prof Simon Heller

Speakers: Ms. Anna Morton Ms. June James


Detailed Schedule Day Two

Time Hall A Hall B Hall C
08:00 – 09:00 Meet the Masters Gestational Diabetes mellitusProf. V. Seshiah Prof. Desmond Johnston Meet the Masters Hypoglycemia Prof Simon Heller, Dr Meher Prasad, Dr Vijay Viswanathan
09:00 – 10:00 Showcasing the Best of British and Indian Innovation Chair: Dr GSK Velu, Dr.MS Ashraf Speakers: Prof. Andrew Boulton Dr. Sandeep Bhalla, Public Health Foundation of India Mr.Gautham Gopalakrishna, Central Leather Research Institute Ms Gemma Scotcher, Public Affairs Manager, BIVDA New treatments and drugs: are they working? Chair: Dr.Harish Kumar Speakers: Prof Philip Home, Dr.Sudip Chatterjee, Dr Harish Kumar Diabetes & the Brain : An interactive workshop Chair: Dr. Raj Mani Speaker: Dr. E. S. Krishnamoorthy
10:00 – 11:00 Opportunities in Higher Education and Training Partnerships Chair: Dr.V. Raji Speakers: Prof Desmond Johnston, Prof Sudhesh Kumar, Dr. Nick Finer The use of information in improving local and national diabetes care – The Salford Experience Chair: Dr V Mohan Speaker: Dr Bob Young, Dr. V. Mohan Education & Training Chair: Prof Simon Heller, Prof Stephen Greene Speakers: Prof Simon Heller, Ms. June James, Prof Stephen Greene
11:30 -12:30 Nursing Care and Allied Health in Diabetes Chair: Dr Rowan Hillson Speakers: Ms. June James Dr Anne Philips Are there lessons in treating the UK population of South Asian origin with diabetes? Chair: Dr. Ashok Kumar Das Speakers: Prof Sudhesh Kumar, Dr. Ashok Kumar Das, Prof Sally Marshall Innovative Technologies

Chair: Prof Mark Hanson Speakers: Dr.Ganapathi Krishnan (VAC), Dr Raj Mani

12:30 – 13:30 Gliptins: The New Star on the Horizon for Type 2 Treatment Chair: Dr V Mohan Speakers: Dr Shashank Joshi Dr.Anil Bhansali Diabetes in children Chair: Prof Stephen Greene, Ms. Anna Morton Speakers: Ms Anna Morton, Dr. Mala Dharmalingam, Prof Stephen Greene Debate on Insulin Pump for all diabetic patients For – Dr.Jothy Dev Against – Dr.Arthur Asirvatham
13:30 – 14:30 LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH
14:30 – 16:00 Young Innovator Award Chair: Dr. Prithvi Mohandas Speaker: Five short presentations from our young innovators followed by an audience vote. What are the likely future developments in diabetes management? Chair: Dr.Nihal Thomas Speakers: Prof Desmond Johnston Dr. Rajeev Chawla Researchers of the Future Chair: Dr Raj Mani Speakers: Dr. Shashank Joshi Dr. Anil Bhansali
16:00 – 17:00 Closing Plenary Session
16:00 Announcement of Winner of “Young Innovator Award” Dr. Prithvi Mohandas, Founder of Indo-British Health Initiative (IBHI)
16:10 Chief Guest’s Address Dr J Radhakrishnan IAS, Principal Secretary for Health, Government of Tamil Nadu
16:25 Closing Statement Dr V Mohan and Prof Steve O’Rahilly
16:40 Vote of Thanks Mike Nithavrianakis, British Deputy High Commissioner
This special quiz contest was designed to promote knowledge about Diabetes. Quiz Results

The following teams participated in the final On-gound of Quiz held at IBHI Diabetes Summit in Taj Coromandel, Chennai on 18th January, 2013 from 9A.M to 10A.M.

Team A: Dr. Raja . M, Dr. Suresh Kumar. S, Dr. Sujitha D.R.S Team B: Dr. Sandhya .S, Dr. S. Suresh Kumar, Dr. Saranya .V Team C: Dr. Upama Giri, Dr. Vasanthi, Dr. Ramya Team D: Dr. Charles Bronson, Dr. Venkatesh .D, Dr. Amudha J

The final winner is Team D.

Winners was received a prize of Rs. 15,000.

Preliminary Round – Online Quiz Final Round – Jan 18 (on stage and webcast live)
The winners of this round are listed below. Winners from the prelim round will qualify for the final round of Quiz. This will be a team event on stage at the Diabetes Summit on Jan 18, 2013 in front of a large audience. The event will be webcast live.
Eligibility for Quiz:

  • This quiz is open for medical students.
  • Each team should have 3 participants.
  • Registration for Diabetes Event with same email id is mandatory before participation
  • The last date for participation in prelim round is Monday, January 7, 2013.

Please Contact Ms. Shabeena on +91 98808 80682 for any clarifications.

Dr. Anjana Dr. Anil Bhansali
Dr. Rowan Hillson, National Clinical Director for Diabetes, Department of Health, UK Dr. Mark Hanson, Director, Human Development & Health, University of Southampton
Dr. Simon Heller, Director of R & D, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust Dr. Andrew JMB, Medicine, Manchester Royal Infirmary
Dr. June James, Diabetes Nurse consultant, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust (UHL) Dr. Ajay Kumar, Consultant Diabetologist, Diabetes Care & Research Centre, Patna
Dr. Raj Mani, Head of Clinical Measurements, University Hospital Southampton Dr. Anna Morton, Director, NHS Diabetes
Dr. V. Mohan, Chairman, Dr Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Centre, Chennai Prof. Sally Marshall, Diabetes, Department of Medicine, Newcastle University
Dr. O’Rahilly, Clinical Biochemistry and Medicine, University of Cambridge Dr. Philip, Diabetes Medicine, Newcastle University
Dr. Bob Young, Clinical Lead, National Diabetes Information Service, NHS
  • Prof. Anand Moses, Director, Institute of Diabetology, Madras Medical College, Chennai
  • Dr. Ambrish Mithal, Chairman, Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes, Haryana
  • Dr. Ashok Kumar Das, Medical Superintendent, JIPMER, Pondicherry
  • Dr. Georgi Abraham, Host Examiner for MRCP UK Examiners, Tanker Foundation, Chennai
  • Dr. Harish Kumar, Prof & HOD, Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Podiatric Surgery, AIMS, Kochi
  • Dr. Y.D. Meher Prasad, Consultant Bariatric Physician, Diabetes and Endocrinology, Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Centre, Chennai
  • Dr. Mala Dharmalingam, Diabetologist & Endocrinologist, M.S.Ramaiah Hospital, Bangalore
  • Prof. Nihal Thomas, Head, Dept.of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, CMC, Vellore
  • Prof. Nikhil Tandon, Endocrinology & Metabolism, AIIMS, Delhi
  • Dr. A. Ramachandran, Chairman, Dr.A.Ramachandran’s Diabetes Hospitals, Chennai
  • Dr. Shashank Joshi, Endocrinologist, Joshi Clinic, Lilavati & Bhatia Hospital, Mumbai
  • Prof. Sudip Chatterjee, Endocrinology, Vivekananda Institute of Medical Sciences, Kolkata
  • Dr. Vijay Viswanathan, Managing Director, MV Hospital for Diabetes , Chennai.
  • Prof. Desmond Johnston, Clinical Professor, Imperial College, London
  • Prof. David Matthews, Diabetes Medicine, Emeritus Chairman, Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology & Metabolism
  • Dr. Nick Finer, Hon Professor, University College London Hospitals
  • Prof. Sudhesh Kumar, Pro Dean (Research), Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick
  • Prof. Stephen Greene, Professor of Child and Adolescent Health, University of Dundee

Young Innovator Award is shared by 2 contestants.

  • Dr. R. M. Anjana from MDRF, Chennai whose abstract was “National prevalence of Diabetes in India- THE ICMR INDIAB STUDY”
  • Dr. Upama Giri from Madurai Medical College whose abstract was “USG evaluation of Gall Bladder volume for assessment of Diabetic Autonomic Neuropathy”

The award amount of Rs.50000 was shared by the 2 winners.

The finalists for IBHI Young Innovator Award were:

Name Institutions Abstract
Dr. V. Saranya JIPMER, Pondicherry Abstract on Influence of SLC22A1 and ATM Gene Polymorphmisms on Glycemic response to Metformin in T2DM patients of South India.
Dr. Lavanya Mandli JSS Medical College, Mysore A Clinico Histopathological study to identify non-Diabetic Renal disease of T2DM patients with renal involvement.
Dr. R. M. Anjana MDRF, Chennai National prevalence of Diabetes in India- THE ICMR INDIAB STUDY.
Dr. ARS Badrinath VIT University Genomic instability in Diabetic Neuropathy patients.
Dr. Upama Giri Madurai Medical College USG evaluation of Gall Bladder volume for assessment of Diabetic Autonomic Neuropathy.

The above papers was presented on Jan 19, 2013 from 2.30 PM. Check the event schedule for details and webcast information.

About Young Innovator’s Award

The Young Innovator’s Award will be presented to a healthcare professional or student achieving excellence in his/her chosen field, whether in developing a new technology/solution or authoring a reputable paper. We will use the awards to highlight emerging talent and innovation in the field of diabetes, and we expect this element of the summit to generate significant interest.

The young innovator award is an unique initiative to encourage budding talents. Young scientists below the age of 40 from clinical sciences or basic sciences in the field of Diabetology are invited to compete and send in their entries.

Structure of the Abstract:

The abstract of the scientific paper should be less than 250 words.

It should be structured under the following headings
Aims and Objectives Briefly outline why the study was undertaken
Method Type of study being reported: RCT, case control, retrospective, etc and the duration of the study period
Results Salient finding in terms of demographics, Outcomes Statistical significance (if any)
Conclusion What is the conclusion from your paper

Selection process

The papers should be submitted online. The top 5 entries will be invited to give a live presentation to an elite panel of judges on 19th January 2013. Judgement will be based on originality, experimental design, scientic / clinical value and data supporting conclusion.

Winner will be awarded

  • Rs. 50,000/-
  • A plaque
  • A 6 – week probable fellowship in a state-of-the-art Diabetes centre

Last Date : Jan 7, 2013

Submission is now closed. The list of top 5 entries selected to present live at the event will be announced shortly.

Event Highlights:

Event Brochure.