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2015 Asia Pacific conference on cardiometabolic diseases management

2015 Asia Pacific conference on cardiometabolic diseases management
  • Cardiometabolic
    Endocrinology and metabolism
  • Diabetes
    Thyroid disorder
International conference by Excemed
Saturday, Jul 4 - Sunday, Jul 5 2015
Mumbai, India



Event format



The official language of this live educational conference will be English.

Registration status

To register for this event, contact

Debora Urbinelli

c/o Meridiano Congress International

T +39 06 88 595 232 - F +39 06 88595 234

Registration fee


This fee includes:

  • Scientific sessions
  • Coffee breaks and luncheons
  • Dinner on 4 July 2015
  • Educational materials
  • Certificate of attendance


One of the biggest problems in modern patient care is to correctly manage “complexity”. In medicine the term “complexity” refers not only to difficult cases, but quite often to co morbidities. Hypertension, diabetes and thyroid disorders represent the most common pathologies in our daily clinical practice. According to the Global Burden of Disease study (Lancet 2012), high blood pressure is still the leading cause of death in the world and remains an unsolved problem in cardiovascular medicine despite the effort of scientific societies. Diabetes Mellitus, especially type 2, is a growing epidemic in Asia, as the population is increasingly adopting western life styles. A particular genetic predisposition in these populations is also present. The 6th Edition of the International Diabetes Federation Atlas indicates that 8.2% of the population (75 million people) in South-East Asia countries and 8.5% of the population (138 million people) in Western Pacific countries have diabetes. Management of this disease and its complications and co morbidities are big challenges, especially for the healthcare community, especially when considering the low level of funding dedicated to diabetes. Finally, thyroid disorders are also very common in Asia Pacific countries, mostly due to iodine deficiency combined with genetic factors.

EXCEMED is involved in a comprehensive educational programme to increase knowledge in hypertension, diabetes and thyroid disorder, and is proud to organize the 2015 APAC conference on cardiometabolic diseases management. This meeting will address the most recent advancements of research in these three areas of cardiometabolic medicine and, in particular, will discuss the best approaches for clinical management of such diseases in daily practice. Possibility for the exchange of ideas and knowledge will be facilitated by direct interaction with participants through the use of clinical case studies.

Learning objectives

By attending this live educational symposium, learners will be able to:

  • Manage hypertension and related cardiovascular complications
  • Update the issue of  heart rate as a primary cardiovascular risk factor
  • Use the right diagnostic and therapeutic strategies in clinical practice to face difficult cases
  • Manage diabetes or thyroid disorders and related complications
  • Improve the proper use of oral anti diabetic agents in different conditions
  • Manage the complexity of the relationship between hypertension, diabetes and thyroid disorders and heart failure.

Accreditation details

An application will be made to the EACCME ® for CME accreditation of the  EXCEMED  “2015  Asia Pacific conference on cardiometabolic diseases management” to be held on 4-5 July 2015 in Mumbai, India.

EXCEMED adheres to the principles of the Good CME Practice group (gCMEp).

Scientific programme

Saturday, 4 July

Legend: L : Lecture; WS : Workshop; D : Debate

09.00 Welcome and introduction, Chair:  J.J. Dalal (India); A.J. Manolis (Greece)

Session I: Hypertension

09.15 L1:    Pre-hypertension, C. Borghi (Italy)

09.35 L2:    High heart rate and the CV risk in Hypertension, P. Palatini (Italy)

09.55 L3:    Coronary artery disease, A.J. Manolis (Greece)

10.15 Questions and answers

10.30 Coffee break

Session II: Problem based learning approach workshops on hypertension

11.00 - 12.30 Parallel workshops*

        WS1: Hypertension management, S.M.S. Hiremath (India)

        WS2: Coronary heart disease, P. Sritara (Thailand)

12.30 Take home message from clinical cases (plenary room)

12.45 Lunch

Session III: Heart failure

Chair: P. Palatini (Italy); B. Tomlinson (Hong Kong, China)

13.45 L4: Hypertension and risk of heart failure, B. Tomlinson (Hong Kong, China)

14.05 L5: Diabetes as a promoter of heart failure, S.M. Bandukwala (India)

14.25 L6: Heart failure and co-morbidities, S. Taddei (Italy)

15.45 Questions and answers

16.00 Coffee break

Session IV Problem based learning approach workshops on heart failure

16.30 - 18.00 Parallel workshops*

        WS3: Heart failure management, B. Tomlinson (Hong Kong, China)

        WS4: Heart rate management, J.J. Dalal (India)

18.00 Take home messages and concluding remarks (plenary room)

End of the first day

*The workshops will involve participants in an interactive discussion, giving them the chance to share opinions and test their understanding of different topics based on clinical cases presentations. There will be two parallel workshops, each lasting 45 minutes. The audience will be divided into two groups and each participant will attend both workshops in rotation. Take- home messages from the speakers will be delivered at the end of the session in the plenary room.


Sunday, 5 July

Session V Diabetes

Chair: C. Borghi (Italy); M. Chadha (India)

09.00 L7: International guidelines for the management of diabetes: evidence based medicine vs personalized medicine, M. Mafauzy (Malaysia)

09.20 L8: Thyroid nodules in clinical practice: from medical therapy to ultrasonically-guide intervention, N.A. Nicodemus (Philippines)

09.40 Questions and answers

10.00 Coffee break

Session VI Debates on hot topics

Chair: S. Joshi (India); N.A. Nicodemus (Philippines)

10.30 L9: Management of pre-diabetes: lifestyle vs drug therapy


Lifestyle S. Shah (India)    

Drug therapy P. Gatbonton (Philippines)

11.10 L10: Subclinical hypothyroidism: to treat or not to treat?


To treat S. Yu Gan (Philippines)

Not to treat  M. Chadha (India)

12.00 Lunch

Session VII Complications

Chair: S. Yu Gan (Philippines); S. Taddei (Italy)

13.00 L11: Diabetes in pregnancy, B. Sethi (India)

13.20 L12: Hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism in pregnancy, M. Mafauzy (Malaysia)

13.40 L13: Hypertension in pregnancy, J.J. Dalal (India)

14.00 L14: Thyroid cancer guidelines, S. Joshi (India)

14.20 Take home message

14.30 Closing remarks from the scientific organizer

End of the conference


CME provider

EXCEMED - Excellence in Medical Education

Salita di San Nicola da Tolentino, 1/b - 00187 Rome, Italy

Associate Programme Manager: Francesca Cucciolla

T +39 06 420413 315 - F +39 06 420413 677


EXCEMED is a Swiss Foundation with headquarters in 14, Rue du Rhône, 1204 Geneva, Switzerland


Stefano Taddei

Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine
Hypertension Unit
University of Pisa
Pisa, Italy

Claudio Borghi

Department of Medicine / Hypertension Unit
University of Bologna
Bologna, Italy

Patricia Gatbonton

Past President, PSEDM Chair
Department of Medicine
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital
Manila, Philippines

Shashank Joshi

President API - The Association of Physicians of IndiaPresident IAD – Indian Academy of Diabetes
Lilavati & Bhatia Hospital
Mumbai, India

Nemencio Nicodemus

Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
College of Medicine
University of the Philippines
Manila, Philippines
Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
Philippine General Hospital
Manila, Philippines

Paolo Palatini

Department of medicine
University of Padua
Padua, Italy

Bipin K Sethi

Endocrinology Department
Care Outpatient Centre
Hyderabad, India

Sanjiv Shah

Diabetologist & Endocrinologist
Diabetes Action Centre
Mumbai, India

Piyamitr Sritara

Department of Medicine
Cardiology Unit
Ramathiboi Hospital Mahidol University
Bangkok, Thailand

Stefano Taddei

Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine
Hypertension Unit
University of Pisa
Pisa, Italy

Brian Tomlinson

Professor of Medicine and Therapeutics, Head of Division of Clinical Pharmacology
Department of Medicine and Therapeutics
Division of Clinical Pharmacology
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong, China


Meridiano Congress International

Via Sapri, 6 - 00185 Rome, Italy

Congress Coordinator: Debora Urbinelli

T +39 06 88 595 232 - F +39 06 88595 234

Cardiometabolic, Endocrinology and metabolism
Bipin K Sethi
Endocrinology and metabolism
Slide kit
Sanjiv Shah
Endocrinology and metabolism
Slide kit
Bipin K Sethi
Endocrinology and metabolism
Slide kit
Patricia Gatbonton
Endocrinology and metabolism