The Nagpur chapter of Diabetes Care Foundation of India (DCFI) in collaboration with Dr Sunil Gupta’s Diabetes Care n’ Research Centre Private Limited (DCRC) will be organising an international conference – Hello Diabetes Academia 2018: An International Update – from July 6 to July 8 at Hotel Centre Point in Nagpur. The conference is being organised by DCFI and DCRC in association with Diabetes India (DI), Association of Physicians of India (API, Vidarbha Chapter), Indian Medical Association (IMA, Nagpur) and the Maharashtra chapter of Research Society for Study of Diabetes in India (RSSDI). The information was shared by Dr Sunil Gupta at DCRC during a press meet. The conference will be attended by more than 1200 medical professionals, 200 diabetes educators and around 300 diabetic children with their caretakers.
The conference will have several academic and scientific sessions, which will have plenary lectures, symposium, debates, hot spots, clinical case discussions, research paper session and workshops. Apart from experts from across India, four international speakers will also be sharing their knowledge at the conference. These international speakers include: Dr David Cherney (Assistant Professor, University of Toronto, Canada), Dr Laurence Hirsch (Vice President, BD, New Jersey, USA), Dr Luis Gardete Correa (Vice President, IDF, Portugal) and Dr Sunder Mudaliar (Endocrinologist, San Diego, USA).
On July 6, a satellite symposium on ‘Diabetes in Pregnancy (DIP)’ will be held in collaboration with Nagpur Obstetric and Gynecological Society (NOGS). The symposia will focus on various issues related to diabetes during pregnancy. To spread awareness about diabetes, a Diabetes Educators Conclave (DE-CON) will also be held on July 6 in collaboration with Nutrition Society of India Nagpur Chapter (NSI-NC). DIP symposium and DE-CON will be inaugurated by Kanchan Gadkari, social worker Dr Rani Bang, Dr Gardete and Dr Hirsh.
The academia, on July 7, will be inaugurated by Dr Shaukat Sadikot, Dr Shashank Joshi, Dr Rajan Velukar (Ex-Vice Chancellor, Mumbai University) and Dr Gardete. On July 7, a workshop on nutrition and Insulin will also be held.
With an intention to empower patients with knowledge to fight with diabetes, DCFI will be organising a special workshop – Juvenile Diabetes Conclave (JD-CON) – for Type 1 Diabetic children and their caretakers. JD-CON will be inaugurated by Dr Ajay Keoliya, Dr Amrish Mittal, Dr Mudaliar and Dr Hirsh.