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February 7, 2020: Gokulam AIAARO update 2020

 
 

Sree Gokulam Medical College and Research Foundation(SGMC), in association with AIAARO Kerala Chapter organized a one day state conference on ‘COMBAT OBESITY’ at SGMC, Trivandrum on 7th February 2020. Around 120 delegates from different disciplines attended the program.

The scientific program started at 8 am with the Oral/Poster presentation of Post graduate medical students. Dr.Elizabeth K.E, Professor and Head of Department of Paediatrics, Sree Mookambika Institute of Medical Sciences, Tamil nadu spoke on 'Infant feeding and prevention of Obesity'. Dr.Benny P.V, Professor and Head of Department of Community Medicine, SGMC dealt with 'Obesity care-A population based approach'. Dr.Jothydev Kesavadev, Chairman and Managing Director, Jothydev’s Diabetes Research Centers, lectured on 'Novel therapies to fight Obesity'. The sessions were chaired by Dr.Jeesha C Haran,Retd. Professor of Community medicine, SGMC and Dr.Lalitha Kailas, Principal, SGMC.

The conference was inaugurated by Dr.K.K. Manojan, Director, SGMC. He spoke on the need for doctors to practice what they preach and to follow a healthy lifestyle. Dr.Lalitha Kailas, Principal, SGMC (Co-patron, Organising Committee, AIAARO Kerala Chapter), Dr.Manojan K.K, Director, SGMC ( Patron, Organising Committee, AIAARO Kerala Chapter), Dr.Chandramohan. P, Dean, SGMC (Co-patron, Organising Committee, AIAARO Kerala Chapter), Dr.Benny P.V, Professor and Head of Department of Community Medicine, SGMC (Organising Chairperson, AIAARO Kerala Chapter), Dr.Susanna John, Asst. Professor of Community medicine (Organising Secretary, AIAARO Kerala Chapter), Dr.Jothydev Kesavadev, Chairman and Managing Director of Jothydev’s Diabetes Research centers (President, AIAARO Kerala Chapter) and Ms.Geethu Sanal, Head of Department of Dietetics, Jothydev’s Diabetes Research Center (Secretary, AIAARO Kerala Chapter) offered felicitations.

Ms Gopika Krishnan, Director, Research and Academics, Jothydev’s Diabetes Research Centers (Treasurer, AIAARO, Kerala Chapter), lectured on 'Mobile health Apps and weight management'. This talk was chaired by Dr.Sumesh Raj, Professor of General Medicine, SGMC and RF. Ms Geethu Sanal, Head of Department of Dietetics, Jothydev’s Diabetes Research Center, spoke on 'Intermittent Fasting'.

Dr.Sreejith N Kumar, National Convenor of IMA Food Safety initiative (IFSI) lectured on 'Practical approach to Healthy diet'. Dr.Indu P.S, Professor and Head of Department of Community Medicine, Govt. Medical College, Trivandrum and Dr.Ajith Kumar P.V, Professor of General Medicine and Diabetology, SGMC and RF chaired the talk.

'Obesity prevention- current concerns and challenges' was the topic for panel discussion. Dr.JothydevKesavadev, Dr.Gopinathan.K, Professor and Head of Department of Paediatrics, SGMC, Dr.Benny P.V, Dr.Indu P.S and Dr.Tony Joseph, Endocrinologist were the panellists. The interactive scientific session concluded at 4 pm. The Travancore Cochin Medical Council approved 1.5 credit hours for the program.

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