About Conference

We are pleased to welcome you to participate in the 6th edition of Debate-2023 at Chennai, Debate is the annual education event of PRIMER, and helps clinicians translate concepts, advances and controversies in diabetes and endocrinology into meaningful care. We thank you for the over whelming response from the last three years that has made DEBATE a Chennai and India brand. We guarantee the quality, clinical relevance and hospitality that is the hall mark of Debate over the years. Plenaries, case seminars, debates and selections from the literature will be delivered by the top scientific minds of the world with the crispness, punctuality and excellence that any program from the PRIMER stable is associated with. Married to world class technology DEBATE 2023 will be a physical meeting with online streaming providing onsite learning and networking to a select audience and reaching out to the world through some first of its kind technology that takes the fatigue out of remote learning and provides a onsite like experience. Debate is an ideal platform for industry partners to express their solidarity with the medical profession. Debate is a program with high practice impact from a team with high credibility. The program is designed to provide doctors with sessions that are relevant to practice, with a focus on learning newer therapies and skills while honing and strengthening existing ones. Debate provides a special opportunity for the industry to showcase itself and connect, interact and network with health care professionals. We have worked hard to ensure that physical and online connect with stakeholders is unmatched.

The conference is designed to bring recent advances, new concepts, clinical dilemmas and practice perspectives combining global and local expertise, wisdom and flavor. The faculty and scientific content have been chosen to ensure relevance to a spectrum of learners importantly clinical practitioners. The expertise and experience of the faculty has been harnessed in a uniquely designed program to maximize a seamless translation of advances in Diabetology and Endocrinology to your prescription and care strategy. Unique sessions, many of them interactive raise your learning to new levels. These include:

  • Plenary: Science from the master’s perspective
  • Clinical Case Seminars: Every day medicine gets an expert treatment
  • Symposia: Getting the basics right in care
  • Translating advances to future therapies: Which advance will become a standard of care?
  • Debates: incident reflection
  • Is there enough evidence or reason for? Questioning our beliefs
  • An abstract or publication that changed my practice: Because practice changes one advance at a time
  • Conversations: wisdom trumps data

About PRIMER

PRIMER is a medical education firm managed by Dr. K M Prasanna Kumar, Dr. S R Aravind & Dr. Krishna G Seshadri. Operational since 2009, PRIMER has been a desired provider of continuing medical education for health care professionals. Besides immensely successful high impact CMEs PRIMER helps create medical education content, commissions & publishes books, periodicals and also partners with technology development. We also create patient centered programs and foster research.

Organising Committee

Dr. K M Prasanna Kumar

Chairman – Organising Committee

Dr. Aravind Sosale

Co-Chair – Organising Committee

Dr. Krishna G Seshadri

Chairman – Scientific Committee

Dr. Sanjay Reddy

Organising Secretary

Dr. Bhavana Sosale

Scientific Co-Ordinator

Local Organising Committee

Dr. Balaji Chidambaram

Dr. Damodharan J

Dr. Gowri Shanker R

Dr. Kannan N

Dr. Mohan K

Dr. Rajesh R P

Dr. Selvapandian

Dr. Sruti Chandrasekaran

Dr. Usha Ayyagari

Faculty

Scientific Program

DEBATE FACE TO FACE

Day 3 - Saturday, 04 February 2023

Workshop 1
Workshop Objectives: The practioner will be able to : a) Recognise address the care needs of patients with T1DM and limited resources b) Use cost effective strategies that will allow patients to reach targets and reduce morbidity

09:00 - 09:45

Dr. Archana Sarda, Dr. Prasanna Kumar K M

Management of T1DM in resource limited settings

Workshop 4
Made possible with sponsorship support by:Abbott India Limited

09:45 - 10:30

Dr. Sruti Chandrasekaran, Dr. Anand Kumar Annamalai

Nuts and bolts approach to thyroid dysfunction

Clinical Case Seminar 1
The practitioner will be able to : 1. Enumerate the physiologic disturbances that contribute to poor control and outcomes in shift workers with diabetes 2. Recognise the unique challenges of clinical care in shift workers 3. Outline a management app

Chairpersons/Moderator : Dr. Bhavana Sosale

10:30 - 11:10

Dr. Venkatraman S, Dr. Aravind Sosale, Dr. Mohan K

Diabetes in shift workers

Clinical Case Seminar 4
The practitioner will be able to : 1. enumerate the metabolic changes in diabetic patients exposed to supraphysiologic glucocorticoid therapy 2. Identify HPA suppression and manage 3. Manage glycemia in patients on GC therapy 4. Identify bone risk

Chairpersons/Moderator : Dr. Usha Ayyagari

11:10 - 11:50

Dr. Chitra Selvan, Dr. Anand Kumar Annamalai, Dr. Vijayakumar G

Metabolic care of the patient requiring chronic glucocorticoid therapy

Keynotes

Chairpersons/Moderator : Dr. Anand Moses, Dr. Shantharam D

11:50 - 12:10

Dr. Ashok Kumar Das

Keynote 1: The first year of diabetes - a lesson in compounding

12:10 - 12:30

Dr. Vijay Viswanathan

Keynote 4: Future Directions for Better Diabetic Foot care in India

12:30 - 12:50

Dr. Subhash Wangnoo

Keynote 7: What are the new therapies that will join the diabetes armamentarium in the coming decade? What will be impact?

12:50 - 13:05

Discussion

Lunch Break

13:05 - 13:45

Lunch Break - Halls A and B Unite

PRIMER Honors

Chairpersons/Moderator : Dr. Krishna G. Seshadri, Dr. Aravind Sosale

13:45 - 13:55

Invocation

13:55 - 14:00

Dr. Archana Sarda

Outstanding community service

14:00 - 14:05

Dr. Vijayakumar G

Outstanding contribution to profession

K M Prasanna Kumar Oration

Chairpersons/Moderator : Dr. Aravind Sosale, Dr. Manoj Chadha

14:05 - 14:35

Dr. Mohan V

Controlling the Diabetes epidemic in India - The Carbohydrate Connection

Translational Medicine Honor Lecture

Chairpersons/Moderator : Dr. Prasanna Kumar K M, Dr. Ashok Kumar Das

14:35 - 15:00

Dr. Rohit N. Kulkarni

Basic research – The foundation of clinical care

Plenary

Chairpersons/Moderator : Dr. Prasanna Kumar K M, Dr. Ashok Kumar Das

15:00 - 15:25

Dr. Tiny Nair

Evidence Based Clinical Care: Weighing the tools

Break - Halls get divided

15:25 - 15:40

Break - Halls get divided

State of the Art

Chairpersons/Moderator : Dr. Harpal Singh Malhotra, Dr. Kannan N

15:40 - 16:00

Dr. Prasanna Kumar K M

Remission and Cure of Type 1 DM Reality or Pipe Dream

16:00 - 16:20

Dr. Anjana R M

The metabolic health of women in india - Lessons from epidemiologic studies and implications for prevention and care

16:20 - 16:40

Dr. Neetu Mishra

Molecular markers of Diabetic Complications - their relevance to clinical care

16:40 - 16:50

Discussion

Break

16:50 - 17:00

Break

Industry Spotlight 1
Made possible with sponsorship support by:Boehringer Ingelheim

17:00 - 17:17

Dr. Subhash Wangnoo

Clinical excellence in Cardio-Renal-Metabolic care in T2DM with a Harmonious blend of SGLT2i+DPP4i FDC

17:17 - 17:34

Dr. Sruti Chandrasekaran

Holistic Cardio Renal Metabolic care in T2DM An Evidence based optimum approach

17:34 - 17:40

Discussion

Industry Spotlight 6
Made possible with sponsorship support by:Micro Labs Limited

18:00 - 18:15

Dr. Lakshmi Nagendra

The Emerging DUO with a Special focus on Sitagliptin + Dapagliflozin

18:15 - 18:30

Dr. Selvapandian P

Revisiting the FDC of Glimepride + Metformin in Modern era of OAD

18:30 - 18:45

Dr. Sanjay Reddy

A Novel 3D approach in managing T2DM with special focus on Vildagliptin + Dapagliflozin

18:45 - 19:00

Discussion

Industry Spotlight 11
Made possible with sponsorship support by:Eris Life Sciences Limited

19:00 - 19:20

Dr. Jayashree Gopal

Technology as an enabler of Insulin initiation

19:20 - 19:40

Dr. Usha Ayyagari

Glucose in range - A new dimension with DPP4 inhibitor

19:40 - 20:00

Discussion

Dinner and Close

20:00

Dinner and Close for the day

Workshop 2
Workshop Objectives: The practitioner will be able to 1. identify NAFLD in patients with T2DM 2. Will be able to risk stratify and identify patients with increased risk of progression to cirrhosis 3. Prescribe therapies that prevent progression to c

09:00 - 09:45

Dr. Bhavana Sosale, Dr. Sanjay Agarwal, Dr. Shanthi Vijayaraghavan

NAFLD - Detection risk estimation and management for the practicing diabetologist

Workshop 5
Workshop Objectives: The practitioner will be able to 1. Use tools to recognise and identify patients with T2DM and dyssomnia anxiety and psychosocial dysfunction 2. Enumerate a clinical approach to manage patients with dyssomnia anxiety and psychosoc

09:45 - 10:30

Dr. Chitra Selvan, Dr. Jayashree Gopal, Dr. Vasantha Jayaraman

Managing sleep anxiety and other psychosocial dysfunction in the diabetic patient

Clinical Case Seminar 2
The practitioner will be able to 1. Identify the metabolic needs of the diabetic patient undergoing elective and emergency surgery 2. Outline a clinical approach to prepare the diabetic patient for surgery based on risk 3. Outline peri and post oper

Chairpersons/Moderator : Dr. Balaji Chidambaram

10:30 - 11:10

Dr. Sanjay Agarwal, Dr. Jayant Panda, Dr. Balamurugan R

Perioperative management of diabetes

Clinical Case Seminar 5
The practitoner will be able to 1. approach the diabetic patient with recurrent hypoglycemia 2. identify causes of recurrent hypoglycemia 3. enumerate management strategies that prevent recurrent hypoglycemia while achieving glycemic targets

Chairpersons/Moderator : Dr. Aiswarya Yalamanchi

11:10 - 11:50

Dr. Subhash Wangnoo, Dr. Manoj Chadha, Dr. Narayanan N K

Approach to the diabetic with recurrent hypoglycemia

Keynotes

Chairpersons/Moderator : Dr. Prasanna Kumar K M

11:50 - 12:10

Dr. Sandeep Mathur

Keynote 2: Abdominal vs Peripheral Fat and expression of metabolic disease

12:10 - 12:30

Dr. Rohit N. Kulkarni

Keynote 5: mRNA modifications in brown fat and insulin sensitivity

12:30 - 12:50

Dr. Manoj Chadha

Keynote 8: Bone mineral Metabolism and Diabetes

12:50 - 13:05

Discussion

Lunch Break

13:05 - 13:45

Lunch Break - Halls A and B Unite

Usually Unusual

Chairpersons/Moderator : Dr. Boochandran T S

15:40 - 16:00

Dr. Arun S Menon

Exogenous Cushings and glucocorticoid induced HPA suppression

16:00 - 16:20

Dr. Anand Kumar Annamalai

Autoimmune Polyglandular Syndromes - an approach for the clinician

16:20 - 16:40

Dr. Narayanan N K

Drug induced Hypoglycemia

16:40 - 16:50

Discussion

Break

16:50 - 17:00

Break

Industry Spotlight 2
Made possible with sponsorship support by:Biocon Biologics Limited

17:00 - 17:20

Dr. Venkatraman S

Interchangeable Biosimilar Glargine

17:20 - 17:25

Discussion

Industry Spotlight 4
Made possible with sponsorship support by:MSD Pharmaceuticals Private Limited

Chairpersons/Moderator : Dr. Mahadevan V

17:30 - 17:55

Dr. Manoj Chadha

Glycemic Variability in Type 2 DM should we and can we prevent it

17:55 - 18:20

Dr. Kaushik Biswas

DPP4i and basal insulin in Type 2 DM Challenging patient scenarios

18:20 - 18:30

Discussion

Industry Spotlight 8: Practical Diabetes Symposia
Made possible with sponsorship support by:USV Private Limited

18:30 - 18:47

Dr. Krishna G. Seshadri

From Diabetes care to metabolic care

18:47 - 19:04

Dr. Aravind Sosale

Marrying SU MF to newer OADs – learning the art

19:04 - 19:21

Dr. Neeta Deshpande

Role of DPP4i in individualised patient care

19:21 - 19:30

Discussion

Industry Spotlight 12: Special Symposia and Molecule Launch
Made possible with sponsorship support by:USV Private Limited

Chairpersons/Moderator : Dr. Ashok Kumar Das

19:30 - 19:40

TBA

UDAPA Trio Clinical trial

19:40 - 19:50

TBA

UDAPA S Time In Range

19:50 - 20:00

Molecule Launch

Dinner and Close

20:00

Dinner and Close for the day

Workshop 3
Workshop Objectives: The practioner will be able to a) discriminate between remission and reversal b) Evaluate evidence vs claims of remission strategies c) Guide motivated patients to remission through nutritional approaches

09:00 - 09:45

Dr. Neeta Deshpande, Dr. Usha Ayyagari

Working to remission - new approaches to nutrition management in Diabetes

Workshop 6
Workshop Objectives: The practitioner will be 1. introduced to the emerging challenges and opportunities for clinical care in the near future 2. identify some emerging technologies and workflows that improve patient care experiences and outcomes 3.

09:45 - 10:30

Dr. Manoj Chawla, Dr. Aravind Sosale, Dr. Sanjay Reddy

Setting up a diabetes clinic that is future ready

Clinical Case Seminar 3
The practitioner will be able to 1. identify patients who might benefit from pharmacologic therapy for obesity 2. enumerate goals for pharmacologic weight reduction 3. enumerate and evaluate currently availabe and future therapeutic options 4. Cho

Chairpersons/Moderator : Dr. Selvapandian P

10:30 - 11:10

Dr. Neeta Deshpande, Dr. Abhay Kumar Sahoo, Dr. Shriraam Mahadevan

Choosing medical therapies in obesity

Clinical Case Seminar 6
The practitioner will be able to 1. identify diabetic patients with established or high risk for cardiac events 2. enumerate LDL targets for patients with established or high risk for CV events 3. Choose appropriate statin therapy and dose 4. Choo

Chairpersons/Moderator : Dr. Gowri Shanker R

11:10 - 11:50

Dr. Tirthankar Chaudhury, Dr. Jayant Panda, Dr. Arun S Menon

Dyslipidemia management in the diabetic at increased risk for CVD

Keynotes

Chairpersons/Moderator : Dr. Sai Kandula

11:50 - 12:10

Dr. Tirthankar Chaudhury

Keynote 3: Prevention of complications in diabetes: A simplified approach for clinical care

12:10 - 12:30

Dr. Abraham Oomman

Keynote 6: HFpEF and Stage B heart disease in the diabetic simplified for primary care

12:30 - 12:50

Dr. Georgi Abraham

Keynote 9: Non Albuminuric DKD: A perspective

12:50 - 13:05

Discussion

Lunch Break

13:05 - 13:45

Lunch Break

Hidden Gems

Chairpersons/Moderator : Dr. Rajendiran N

15:40 - 16:00

Dr. Rama Kumar V V

Laughter is the best medicine : My personal experiences using laughter as therapy

16:00 - 16:20

Dr. Abhay Kumar Sahoo

Do SUs still have a frontline role in the care of the diabetic patient? If yes what is their position?

16:20 - 16:40

Dr. Shriraam Mahadevan

Recognizing secondary causes of diabetes - an approach

16:40 - 16:50

Discussion

Break

16:50 - 17:00

Break

Industry Spotlight 3: Nutrition Symposia
Made possible with sponsorship support by:British Biologicals

Chairpersons/Moderator : Dr. Sadashiva Rao Y

17:00 - 17:17

Dr. Manoj Chadha

Meal replacement in the care of diabetes and obesity: Review of evidence

17:17 - 17:34

Dr. Sanjay Reddy

Role of protein macronutrient supplements – What is the evidence?

17:34 - 17:40

Discussion

Industry Spotlight 5
Made possible with sponsorship support by:Abbott Healthcare Limited

17:40 - 17:57

Dr. Narayanan N K

Changing dynamics in Type 2 DM Management: Role of SGLT2i and DPP4i

17:57 - 18:05

Discussion

Industry Spotlight 7
Made possible with sponsorship support by:AstraZeneca Pharma India Limited

18:05 - 18:22

Dr. Jayashree Gopal

Forxiga a Class Apart in SGLT-2i – An Unanticipated Journey

18:22 - 18:30

Discussion

Industry Spotlight 9: Injectable GLP1RA Symposia
Made possible with sponsorship support by:Cipla Limited

18:30 - 18:47

Dr. Neeta Deshpande

Multifactorial approach to T2DM management: Role of GLP1 RA

18:47 - 18:55

Discussion

Industry Spotlight 10
Made possible with sponsorship support by:Ipca Laboratories Limited

18:55 - 19:12

Dr. Chitra Selvan

Is Diabetes an inflammatory disease

19:12 - 19:20

Discussion

Dinner and Close

20:00

Dinner and Close for the day

Day 4 - Sunday, 05 February 2023

Clinical Case Seminar 7
The participant will be able to : 1. Define difficult to treat HTN 2. Identify patients for investigating secondary causes of Hypertension 3. Choose appropriate testing for secondary causes 4. Enumerate management strategies and targets in patient

Chairpersons/Moderator : Dr. Damodharan J

09:15 - 09:55

Dr. Muruganathan A, Dr. Anuj Maheshwari, Dr. Kumar J S

Difficult Hypertension

Clinical Case Seminar 8
The practitioner will be able to 1. Recognise declining renal function in the diabetic patient 2. Use tests calculators and scores appropriately for evaluating and estimating renal risk 3. enumerate first line and addon therapies for prevention of p

Chairpersons/Moderator : Dr. Rajesh R P

09:55 - 10:35

Dr. Vijay Bhaskar Reddy, Dr. Shunmugavelu M, Dr. Sarita Dasari

Treatment options in the diabetic with declining renal function

Industry Spotlight 13
Made possible with sponsorship support by:Sanofi India Ltd

10:35 - 10:52

Dr. Shashank R Joshi

Moving forward: Gaining a wider outlook of diabetes management with gen 2.0 basal insulin

10:52 - 11:09

Dr. Unnikrishnan A G

Lessons Learned: 20 Years of Clinical Experience with Basal Insulin

11:09 - 11:26

Dr. Ashok Kumar Das

Landmarc Study

11:26 - 11:35

Discussion

Break

11:35 - 11:50

Break

Keynotes

Chairpersons/Moderator : Dr. Kannan N, Dr. Rajendiran N

11:50 - 12:10

Dr. Shashank R Joshi

Keynote 11: Highly effective habits of diabetic people

12:10 - 12:30

Dr. Unnikrishnan A G

Keynote 13: Does tissue hypothyroidism exists - What can one do about it?

12:30 - 12:40

Discussion

Special Lecture: Mind Body Soul

Chairpersons/Moderator : Dr. Krishna G. Seshadri, Dr. Aravind Sosale

12:40 - 13:00

Dr. Sudha Seshayyan

The intersection of spirituality and science and how can it help our patients

13:00 - 13:10

Discussion

Plenary

Chairpersons/Moderator : Dr. Krishna G. Seshadri, Dr. Aravind Sosale

13:10 - 13:35

Dr. Anoop Misra

Preloading: A new concept in Nutritional management of Glycemia

Lunch and Close

13:40

Lunch and Close of the Conference

Gadget Guru

Chairpersons/Moderator : Dr. Aravind Sosale, Dr. Sanjay Reddy

09:15 - 09:45

Showcase of devices and technology for small clinics

Workshop 8: Premix Insulin Workshop
Made possible with sponsorship support by:Cipla Limited

09:55 - 10:10

Dr. Aravind Sosale

Choosing the right premix insulin ratio

10:10 - 10:25

Dr. Tirthankar Chaudhury

Initiating with premix insulin

10:25 - 10:35

Discussion

Industry Spotlight 14
Made possible with sponsorship support by:Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited

10:35 - 10:52

Dr. Ezhilan J

Treatment of Hypertension with comorbidities

10:52 - 11:14

Dr. Krishna G. Seshadri

Mitochondrial modulators in clinical care

11:14 - 11:20

Discussion

Break

11:20 - 11:35

Break

Debate1: Should imeglimin replace metformin

11:35 - 11:45

Dr. Lakshmi Nagendra

For Yes

11:45 - 11:55

Dr. Lakshmi R H

For No

11:55 - 12:05

Dr. Chandrashekar S

Balanced View

Industry Spotlight 15: GLP1RA Symposia
Made possible with sponsorship support by:Novo Nordisk India Pvt Ltd

12:05 - 12:22

Dr. Jasjeet Singh Wasir

Effect of weight loss on CV risk factors and Diabetes

12:22 - 12:39

Dr. Awadhesh Kumar Singh

Beyond the frontiers of glucocentric with oral semaglutide

12:39 - 12:45

Discussion

Industry Spotlight 16: Insulin Symposia
Made possible with sponsorship support by:Novo Nordisk India Pvt Ltd

12:45 - 13:02

Dr. Shanmugam A

Insulin coformulation: Unravelling the strong wall of evidence

13:02 - 13:19

Dr. Venkatraman S

Ultra long-acting basal insulins: Out with the old. In with the new

13:19 - 13:25

Discussion

Lunch and Close

13:25

Lunch and Close of the Conference

Workshop 7
Workshop Objectives: The participant will be able to 1: Enumerate the challenges and requirements of a woman with T2DM planning for pregnancy 2. Identify glycemic and other targets to be met for a patient preparing for pregnancy 3. Enumerate the man

09:15 - 10:00

Dr. Anjalakshi C, Dr. Bhavana Sosale, Dr. Meenakshi Bajaj

Preparing the diabetic woman for pregnancy and mangement of diabetes in early pregnancy

Clinical Case Seminar 9
The practioner will be able to 1. Work a male or female patient with subfertility for an endocrine cause 2. Investigate and outline the management of common endocrine causes of subfertility

Chairpersons/Moderator : Dr. Sruti Chandrasekaran

10:00 - 10:45

Dr. Unnikrishnan A G, Dr. Jeyarani Kamaraj K S, Dr. Mala Raj

Endocrine causes of infertility

Clinical Case Seminar 10
The practioner will be able to 1. enumerate the link between TSH levels autoimmunity and subfertility 2. enumerate the link between TSH elevation autoimmunity and fertility outcomes 3. Approach and manage the patient with subfertility and mild TSH e

Chairpersons/Moderator : Dr. Kumar Thulasidas

10:45 - 11:20

Dr. Muthu Kumaran Jayapaul, Dr. Vijaya S, Dr. Meena Mahalingam, Dr. Murthy S

TSH elevation in subfertility and pregnancy

Break

11:20 - 11:35

Break

Keynotes

Chairpersons/Moderator : Dr. Krishna Prasanthi, Dr. Vishnu Vandana

11:35 - 11:55

Dr. Kumaravel Velayudham

Keynote 10: Diagnosis and management of CAH in women

11:55 - 12:15

Dr. Jeyarani Kamaraj K S

Keynote 12: Recurrent pregnancy loss

12:15 - 12:25

Discussion

Clinical Case Seminar 11
Made possible with sponsorship support by:Abbott India Limited

Chairpersons/Moderator : Dr. Lakshmi Nagendra

12:25 - 13:05

Dr. Jayashree Gopal, Dr. Hephzibah Kirubamani N, Dr. Vijay Bhaskar Reddy

Menopause and beyond - revisiting clinical use of HRT

Debate 2: Is GDM over diagnosed and over treated

13:05 - 13:15

Dr. Priya Kannappan

For

13:15 - 13:25

Dr. Karpagambal Sairam

Against

13:25 - 13:35

Dr. Cynthia Alexander

Balanced View

Lunch and Close

13:35

Lunch and Close of the Conference

Conference Venue

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ITC Grand Chola, Chennai

 

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