Mark your calendar and plan to attend the second annual symposium on 'DIABETES THE WAY FORWARD' on September 17-18, 2012 at SSR Medical College, Belle Rive, Mauritius. This symposium is organized by SSR Medical College, Mauritius and International Association of Medical and Biomedical Researchers.
Diabetes mellitus has attained epidemic proportions worldwide with a global prevalence of 6.4%. Mauritius has the second highest prevalence of DM in the world. Of every ten adult Mauritians, one is a known diabetic and, what is worse, another is as yet undiagnosed.
The burden on healthcare and the economy caused by diabetic complications such as cardiovascular disease, retinopathy, neuropathy and nephropathy is measurably immense but the consequent human suffering can never be quantified. Over half the patients on dialysis for kidney failure are diabetics. Four out of five limb amputations are the result of diabetic complications. Diabetes is also responsible for most permanent loss of vision. More than half of these patients will die from ischaemic heart disease.
Mauritius, with its rapid urbanization and predominantly Asian genetic background, compounded with today’s sedentary lifestyle and obesity epidemic, is at the forefront of this modern scourge. The strongest weapon in hand is scientific information. The implementation of this knowledge towards prevention and delay of Type 2 diabetes, good control and management to reduce complications and increase lifespan, as well as education towards early detection and self-management will go far to mitigate this stealthy epidemic.
It is for Mauritius to be at the vanguard of the global battle against Diabetes and it is the purpose of this conference to augment the national effort.
- Speaker 1 - Henry Cruz, Chroma Multicultural Healthcare Communications, New York, USA
- Speaker 2 - Vidushi S Neergheen-Bhujun, Lecturer, Department of Health Sciences, University of Mauritius, Mauritius
- Speaker 3 - Okezie I. Aruoma, Dean, American University of Health Sciences, Signal Hill, CA 90755, USA
- Speaker 4 - Emmanuel Bourdon, Groupe d'Etude sur l'Inflammation Chronique et l'Obésité, Faculté des Sciences, La Réunion – France
- Speaker 5 - Fatima Morad, Vice-President, Apollo Bramwell Clinical Research, Mauritius
- Speaker 6 - Joseph Indelicato, Chair of Touro College Health Sciences, Bay Shore, new York, USA
- Speaker 7 - David Owens, Clinical Professor, Department of Endocrinology & Diabetes, Cardiff University School of Medicine, Wales, UK
- Speaker 8 - Rimli Barthakur, Additional Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, SSR Medical College, Mauritius
- Speaker 9 - Shilpa Sinha, Consultant Obstetrics and Gynecology, pollo Bramwell Hospital, Mauritius
- Speaker 10 - Theeshan Bahorun, Chair in Applied Biochemistry, National Research Chair, ANDI Centre of Excellence for Biomedical and Biomaterials Research, University of Mauritius, Reduit, Mauritius
- Speaker 11 - Sandip Hindocha, Clinical Lecturer / Registrar Plastic Surgery, Whiston Teaching Hospital, Liverpool, UK
- Speaker 12 - Arnold Joseph, CEO, Chroma Multicultural Healthcare Communications, New York, USA