About Conference

The conference is designed to bring recent advances, new concepts, clinical dilemmas and practice perspectives combining global and local expertise, wisdom and flavour. 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. S R Aravind

Co-Chair – Organising Committee

Dr. Krishna G Seshadri

Chairman – Scientific Committee

Dr. Sanjay Reddy

Organising Secretary

Dr. Bhavana Sosale

Scientific Co-Ordinator

Tentative Scientific Program

Day 1 / Friday, 19th March 2021

Opening Symposia: A hundred Years of Insulin

Chairpersons/Moderator : S R Aravind

17:00 - 17:20

Vijay kumar G

Why is Insulin still a taboo and what can we do about it?

17:20 - 17:40

Bipin Sethi

The future of Insulin - What is in store?

17:40 - 17:50

Discussion

Out of mind

Chairpersons/Moderator : S R Aravind

17:55 - 18:15

Manoj Chadha

The Bone and its metabolism in Diabetes and the lessons for the clinician

18:15 - 18:35

Sruti Chandrasekaran

Diabetes menstrual health and fertility and menopause: Implications for clinical care

18:35 - 18:45

Discussion

Special Lecture

Chairpersons/Moderator : S R Aravind

18:50 - 19:15 Virtual

Mohan V

Making Excellence a habit

19:20 - 19:45 Virtual

TBA

Dyslipidemia and Diabetes: Screening Targets and Therapies - State of the art review

19:45 - 08:05 Virtual

Dale Abel

Translational Medicine: Diabetes and Heart Failure - Pathophysiology and Therapeutic opportunities

20:10 - 20:30 Virtual

Sunder Mudaliar

Fuel energetics and retinopathy

20:30 - 20:45 Virtual

Discussion

Dinner

20:45

Dinner and Close for the day

The Thyroid and Diabetes

Chairpersons/Moderator : TBA

17:55 - 18:00

Sanjay Aggrawal

Context Setting

18:00 - 18:15

Prasanna Kumar K M

Current evidence - Diabetes and Thyroid

18:15 - 18:25

Krishna G Seshadri

RSSDI Guidelines on Thyroid and T2DM

18:25 - 18:35

Vijay Bhaskar Reddy

RSSDI Guidelines on Thyroid and T1DM

18:35 - 18:55

Panel Discussion

Day 2 / Saturday, 20th March 2021

Workshop1

Chairpersons/Moderator : TBA

10:00 - 11:20

Tejal Lathia, Chitra Selvan

Mind your language - Workshop on communicating with patients - in person and digital

Workshop3

Chairpersons/Moderator : TBA

11:30 - 12:50

Sanjay Reddy

Digital devices and technology to enhance your clinical practice - What, When and How?

Lunch

12:50 - 13:45

Lunch Break

Opening Remarks

13:45 - 14:00

Homage to a lost generation, National and State Anthem

Short Treats

Chairpersons/Moderator : Sai Kandula

14:00 - 14:10

Selvapandian

Management of insomnia in the diabetic patient

14:10 - 14:20

K Mohan

Dry skin in diabetes - What works

14:20 - 14:30

Rajesh R P

Adhesive capsulitis

14:30 - 14:45

Discussion

Clinical Grand Rounds: New onset Diabetes

Chairpersons/Moderator : Y Sadashiva Rao

14:50 - 15:10

Rajesh Rajput

34 year old IT shift worker with new onset diabetes

15:10 - 15:30

Sanjay Agarwal

Thin young adult with weight loss and new onset diabetes

15:30 - 15:50

Manoj Chawla

New onset diabetes in patient with a BMI > 35

Industry Symposia

Chairpersons/Moderator : TBA

16:00 - 17:00

TBA

Industry Symposia

PRIMER Honors

Chairpersons/Moderator : K M Prasanna Kumar, S R Aravind

17:15 - 17:30

PRIMER Honors

Featured Lecture

Chairpersons/Moderator : TBA

17:30 - 17:50

Banshi Saboo

Making a difference - Unsung heroes of Indian Diabetes and what can we learn from them

State of the art

Chairpersons/Moderator : TBA

17:55 - 18:15 Virtual

Susan Mandel

Thyroid Nodules

Translational Medicine

Chairpersons/Moderator : TBA

18:20 - 18:45 Virtual

Rohit N. Kulkarni

TBA

18:45 - 19:10 Virtual

Heiko Lickert

TBA

Honor Lecture

Chairpersons/Moderator : TBA

19:15 - 19:55 Virtual

Venkat Narayan K M

The origins of diabetes in Indians

Concept Lecure

Chairpersons/Moderator : TBA

20:00 - 20:45 Virtual

Ajith Varki

Sialic acid evolution and "Uniquely Human" diseases

20:45

Close for the day

Workshop2

Chairpersons/Moderator : TBA

10:00 - 11:20

Manoj Chawla, Usha Ayyagari

Choosing and interpreting glucose monitoring from SMBG to FGM

Workshop4

Chairpersons/Moderator : TBA

11:30 - 12:50

Manoj Chadha, Bipin Sethi

Choosing the right patient for an SGLT2i

Lunch

12:50 - 13:45

Lunch Break

Debate: Isocaloric diet modifications are pseudoscience

Chairpersons/Moderator : J Damodaran

14:00 - 14:05

J Damodaran

Context

14:05 - 14:15

Rama Mohan

Absolutely

14:15 - 14:25

Purvi Chawla

Certainly not

14:25 - 14:35

Audience Interaction

Rebuttal

14:35 - 14:40

J Damodaran

Balance view and Summary

Potpourri

Chairpersons/Moderator : TBA

14:50 - 15:10

Anjana Mohan

Diabetes in Women - the Indian story

15:10 - 15:30

TBA

TBA

15:30 - 15:50

TBA

TBA

15:50 - 16:00

Discussion

Industry Symposia

Chairpersons/Moderator : TBA

16:00 - 17:00

TBA

Industry Symposia

PRIMER Honors

Chairpersons/Moderator : TBA

18:00 - 18:10 Virtual
Honor Lecture

Chairpersons/Moderator : TBA

18:10 - 19:00 Virtual

Ele Ferrannini

TBA

Day 3 / Sunday, 21st March 2021

Workshop5

Chairpersons/Moderator : S Murthy

08:45 - 10:05

Bharath Ramji, Muthukumaran Jayapaul

Testing and interpreting thyroid function and managing hypothyroidism - A case based workshop

Special Symposia: Cardio-renal metabolic syndrome

Chairpersons/Moderator : TBA

10:15 - 10:35

Abraham Oomman

The Cardiology perspective

10:35 - 10:55

George Abraham

The Renal perspective

10:55 - 11:15

TBA

Metabolic perturbations in the Cardio Renal metabolic syndrome

11:15 - 11:30

Discussion

Industry Symposia

Chairpersons/Moderator : TBA

11:30 - 12:30

TBA

Industry Symposia

12:30 - 13:30

TBA

Industry Symposia

Lunch and Close of Conference

13:30

Lunch and Close of Conference

Workshop6

08:45 - 10:05

Muruganathan, Balamurugan R, Mangesh Tiwaskar

Difficult to control hypertension

Endocrine Googlies

Chairpersons/Moderator : P G Sundarraman

10:15 - 10:35

Kumaravel Velayutham

Drug induced endocrinopathies

10:35 - 10:55

TBA

Incidentalomas

10:55 - 11:15

TBA

Labomas

11:15 - 11:30

Discussion

Industry Symposia

Chairpersons/Moderator : TBA

11:30 - 12:30

TBA

Industry Symposia

12:30 - 13:30

TBA

Industry Symposia

Lunch and Close of Conference

13:30

Lunch and Close of Conference

Conference Venue

Venue Details

 

Address:

Westin Velachery, Chennai

 

Conference Secretariat

 
Address:

175, Brahmaputra Street, Palaniappa Nagar, Valasaravakkam, Chennai – 600087

 
Phone :

+91 44 24862822

 

PRIMER Office:

 
Address:

C/o CDEC, 410/A, 1st Stage, 3rd Block, Near BDA Complex, HBR Layour, Kalyannagar Post, Bengaluru – 560043

 
Phone :

+91 80 25440011 / 25440055