JPEF Mini CME 2020
Jothydev’s Professional Education Forum (JPEF) is purely a scientific platform for the knowledge update of doctors and their multi-disciplinary team to apply the technologies and skills in day to day clinical practice. JPEF in association with Kesavadev Trust is actively indulged in educating the doctors about the various aspects of management of diabetes since decades by conducting International and national diabetes conventions and monthly JPEF mini CMEs.
Due to the prevailing pandemic of COVID-19, JPEF Mini CME 2020 was conducted virtually, as education should not cease during these difficult times. The JPEF Mini CME was organized in a virtual platform on 9 October 2020, in association with Kesavadev Trust and Medical Association AMS Nemom Chapter. The theme of the digital convention was ‘Fighting COVID- Providing patient the best’.
JPEF Mini CME 2020 was conducted from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm and was marked by 6 lectures. Welcome was by Ms.Gopika Krishnan, Academic Head Jothydev’s Diabetes Research Centres and Dr.Jothydev Kesavadev, Chairman and Managing Director, Jothydev’s Diabetes Research Centres.
The scientific session commenced with lecture by Dr.Sunil Prasobh P, Physician & Diabetologist, additional Prof. of Internal Medicine, Govt. Medical College, Kollam, who spoke on ‘Staging and treatment of COVID-19: October 2020 update’. The session was moderated by Dr.Sumesh Raj, Prof. of Internal Medicine & Diabetology Sree Gokulam Medical College.
This was followed by a momentary inaugural ceremony. The guest of the virtual event was Dr.Gopinathan Nair, President, Indian Medical Association, Nemom Chapter.
Next was a lecture by Dr.Jothydev Kesavadev on ‘Two upcoming launches in India: Rybelsus(oral semaglutide) and Libre-a teaser’, which was chaired by Ms.Gopika Krishnan. This session was succeeded by Dr.A.G. Unnikrishnan, CEO and Chief of Endocrinology, Chellaram Diabetes Institute, Pune, who spoke on ‘Tackling time in range with newer basal insulins’. Dr.Arun Shankar, Medical Director of Jothydev’s Diabetes Research Centres was the chairperson of the session.
The next three lectures were chaired by Dr.Mohanan Nair, Chairman IMA-AMS, Nemom Chapter and Dr.Prasanth Sankar, Consultant in Internal Medicine & Diabetes, MGM Muthoot Hospitals, Pathanamthitta.
The first talk of this session was ‘SGLT2i: evolving science in the space of CKD’ given by Dr.Georgi Abraham, Prof. of Medicine, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Science, Director, Nephrology, Madras Medical Mission, Chennai. Subsequently Dr.A.G. Unnikrishnan spoke about ‘CKD with diabetes: a case-based discussion’. The last talk of this session was given Dr.MadhuSreedhar, Director, NIMS Heart foundation, on ‘heart failure with CKD-A case-based approach and was followed by a panel discussion. The convention was concluded with a vote of thanks by Dr.Arun Shankar.