Monday, September 17
8:15 – 9:00 hours Registration
9:00 – 9:30 hours Inauguration and welcome address (by Shri. R P N Singh, Chairman, SSR Medical College, Belle Rive, Mauritius)
9:30 - 9:45 hours Diabetes - A global health problem
Henry Cruz, Chroma Multicultural Healthcare Communications, New York, USA
9:45 - 10:00 hours Tea Break
10:00 – 12:00 hours Session 1 - Pathophysiology of Diabetes and its complications (Chaired by Theeshan Bahorun, Chair in Applied Biochemistry, National Research Chair, ANDI Centre of Excellence for Biomedical and Biomaterials Research, University of Mauritius, Reduit, Mauritius and David Owens, Clinical Professor, Department of Endocrinology & Diabetes, Cardiff University School of Medicine, Wales, UK)
10:00 – 10:15 hours Introduction to topics and speakers - Session Chairs
10:15 – 10:40 hours Alterations in the antioxidant status of Mauritian patients suffering from diabetes mellitus and its associated cardiovascular complications
Vidushi S Neergheen-Bhujun, Lecturer, Department of Health Sciences, University of Mauritius, Mauritius
10:40 – 11:05 hours Integrative biological approaches to diabetic complications
Okezie I. Aruoma, Dean, American University of Health Sciences, Signal Hill, CA 90755, USA
11:05 – 11:30 hours Proteomic biomarkers of diabetic complications
Emmanuel Bourdon, Groupe d'Etude sur l'Inflammation Chronique et l'Obésité, Faculté des Sciences, La Réunion – France
11:30 – 11:55 hours Global clinical research in diabetes
Fatima Morad, Vice-President, Apollo Bramwell Clinical Research, Mauritius
11:55 – 12:15 hours Discussion and conclusion remarks by Chairperson
12:15 – 13:15 hours Lunch
13:15 – 15:30 hours Session 2 - Diabetic Complications (Chaired by Sandip Hindocha, Clinical Lecturer / Registrar Plastic Surgery, Whiston Teaching Hospital, Liverpool, UK and Emmanuel Bourdon MCU HDR, Groupe d'Etude sur l'Inflammation Chronique et l'Obésité, Faculté des Sciences, La Réunion – France)
13:15 – 13:30 hours Introduction to topics and speakers - Session Chairs
13:30 – 13:55 hours Management of Cognition Deficit in Diabetes and Neurodegeneration
Joseph Indelicato, Chair of Touro College Health Sciences, Bay Shore, New York, USA
13:55 – 14:20 hours The glycaemic management of persons with type 2 diabetes mellitus
David Owens, Clinical Professor, Department of Endocrinology & Diabetes, Cardiff University School of Medicine, Wales, UK
14:20 – 14:45 hours Ocular complications of diabetes
Rimli Barthakur, Additional Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, SSR Medical College, Mauritius
14:45 – 15:10 hours Gestational diabetes - risk or myth?
Shilpa Sinha, Consultant Obstetrics and Gynecology, Apollo Bramwell Hospital, Mauritius
15:10 – 15:30 hours Discussion and conclusion remarks by Chairperson
15:30 – 15:45 hours Tea break
15:45 – 16:45 hours Session 3 - Poster Session
Tuesday, September 18
9:00 – 11:30 hours Session 4 - Prevention and management of diabetic complications (Chaired by Okezie I. Aruoma, Dean, American University of Health Sciences, Signal Hill, CA 90755, USA and Joseph Indelicato, Chair of Touro College Health Sciences, Bay Shore, New York, USA)
9:00 – 9:15 hours Introduction to topics and speakers - Session Chairs
9:15 – 9:40 hours Management of diabetes - molecular events and clinical evidences
Theeshan Bahorun, Chair in Applied Biochemistry, National Research Chair, ANDI Centre of Excellence for Biomedical and Biomaterials Research, University of Mauritius, Reduit, Mauritius
9:40 – 10:05 hours Role of surgery in diabetic patients
Sandip Hindocha, Clinical Lecturer / Registrar Plastic Surgery, Whiston Teaching Hospital, Liverpool, UK
10:05 – 10:20 hours Tea break
10:20 – 10:45 hours Oral health and Diabetes
David Owens, Clinical Professor, Department of Endocrinology & Diabetes, Cardiff University School of Medicine, Wales, UK
10:45 – 11:10 hours Effective health outreach to "multi-cultural" communities: the value of collaboration between a community's health-related stakeholders
Arnold Joseph, CEO, Chroma Multicultural Healthcare Communications, New York, USA
11:10 – 11:30 hours Discussion and conclusion remarks by Chairperson
11:30 – 11:45 hours

Vote of thanks and Adjournment

11:45 hours onwards Lunch, Prize Giving Ceremony and Cultural Program
 
   
         
   
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