Hosted by Dr. V C Mathew Roy Medical Academy and Trivandrum Medical College Alumni Association was the 5th International Webinar on ‘Diabetes Mellitus - Changing Concepts’ on Saturday, July 4, 2020. The online session was inaugurated by Dr. R V Jayakumar, Former Head of Endocrinology, AIMS, Kochi. Welcoming the participants of the online session was Dr. S Vasudevan, Vice President, TMCAA, and Coordinator. The first half of the session witnessed three different speakers. Speaking on the recent concept in Type 1 DM was Dr. Anoop Iqbal, Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist, MarshField Clinic, Wisconsin, USA. Dr. Sreejith N Kumar, Consultant Diabetologist, Diabetes Care Centre, Trivandrum spoke on the lifestyle changes we can indulge in to reverse diabetes. Touching upon the Pharmaco Therapy of Diabetes was Dr. Jothydev Keshavdas, Chairman, Jothydev’s Diabetes Research Centre, Trivandrum. The moderators for the first session were Prof. K. R Vinayakumar, Chairman, Dr. VCMR Academy and Prof. Santosh Kumar, Prof. and HOD of Paediatrics, TMC.
The second half of the online meeting was case discussions which were headed by Prof. K Sukumaran Nair, Prof. of Medicine and Consultant Endocrinologist, Mayo Clinic, USA. The moderator for this session was Dr. Sunil Prashob, Asst. Prof. General Medicine, GMC, Kollam. The session ended with a token of thanks extended by Dr. Riyaz I, Secretary, Dr. VMCR Academy.
Spreading light on key lifestyle problems and various different health problems, these sessions are beyond informative. Stay tuned for more such sessions!