The department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at Christian Medical College, Vellore hosted the 11th Annual Conference of the Indian Society of Bone and Mineral Research on the 27th and 28th Nov 2015 which was preceded by a preconference CME – for Post graduate teaching on 26th November 2015.
About 45 national and International Experts in the field of metabolic bone disorders led the deliberations. More than 500 delegates participated in this event. The conference was inaugurated on 27th evening. Dr. George D’souza, Dean, St. Johns Research Institute, Bangalore was the chief guest for the evening. The inaugural function and was also attended by administrators both from the ISBMR and CMC.
There were special quiz sessions organized for MBBS, MD/DNB(Internal Medicine) and DM/DNB(Endocrine) students. 20 medical colleges from different parts of Tamil Nadu and elsewhere participated in these events. There were 32 scientific abstracts presented in the platform/poster sessions of the conference. Attractive cash prizes and medals were awarded at the Valedictory function.
The following topics were covered during the 3 days–Post menopausal osteoporosis and the latest trends in its treatment, vitamin D deficiency, sclerotic bone disorders, parathyroid disease, post organ transplantation bone disease, diabetes associated bone disease and thyroid related bone disorders.
This conference was designated by the Centre for Accreditation, Dr. MGR Medical University, Tamil Nadu for a maximum of 30 CME credits under Category 1.
The department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at Christian Medical College, Vellore organized an alumni meet for its past endocrine and diabetes trainees on 28th November 2015. It celebrated 20 years of the existence of their department from 1995-2015. It was attended by 17 Alumni with families apart from the current trainees and faculty. Prof. M.S.Seshadri and Prof. Nihal Thomas spoke on how the department had come into existence and how it has reached the current position. All alumni presented their memories from their tenure in the department and spoke about their current work and position. It was definitely a nostalgic moment for all, reminiscing their past and thanking the department and CMC, for having nurtured them to be able to hold their current positions today.