Lecture Series in Chennai, Mumbai & Delhi by

Lecture Series in Chennai, Mumbai & Delhi by

Lecture Series in Chennai, Mumbai & Delhi by Dr Tanveer P. Mir Member ACPs Board of Regents and Chair ACPs International Council 2 to 6 September, 2013 Lecture/Meeting Schedule - Chennai Chennai 2September 2013 (Monday) Sr.# Hospital/Govt. College Concerned person 1 Stanley Medical College & Hospital Dr. P. Vijayaraghavan 2

Madras Medical Mission Dr. Mullasari Ajit S.., Director - Cardiology Topic of Lecture Update on Stroke: Who Should Get Intervention Time 12:00 to 13:00 Acute Coronary Syndrome: Who 12:30 to 13:00 should get an intervention Remarks Meeting with Dr. S. Geethalakshmi , Dean accompanied Directors of other departments, followed by the lecture attended by physicians, HODs, studentds and faculty

Introduce ACP and how it wants to partner with hospitals/medical colleges. Talk about ACP activities, products and member benefits. Chennai 3September 2013 (Tuesday) Hospital/Govt. College Concerned person 1 Kilpauk Medical College & Hospital Dr. R. Narayana Babu, Deputy Superintendent 2 Sri Ramchandra Medical College & Hospital Dr. S. Anandan, Dean Medical College

Sr.# Topic of Lecture Time Update in 12:30 to 13:00 Congestive Heart Failure The Top Five threats to Global 13:00 to 14:00 Health: Focus on India Remarks Meeting with Dr. Narayana Babu and other HODs followed by lecture attended by physicians, internists, students and faculty Lecture to be attended by physicians, internists, students and faculty Dinner with ACP Members from Chennai at Seasonal Tastes, The Westin Velachery

Lecture at Stanley Medical College Stanley Medical College (SMC) was formally established on July 2, 1938. The College is associated with the well known Government Stanley Hospital which has 1280 beds for in-patient treatment. The hospital has an out-patient attendance of around 5000 patients per day. The three well known departments of the Stanley Medical Hospitals are Surgical Gastroenterology, Urology and the Institute of Hand Rehabilitation and Plastic Surgery. The Institute for Research and Rehabilitation of Hand and the Department of Plastic Surgery (IRRH & DPS) is one of the best centres in Southeast Asia. People met: Prof. Dr. S. Geethalakshmi - Dean Dr. R. Sridhar, Associate Professor Dr. P. Vijayaraghavan Head of Department Lecture at Stanley Medical College Lecture topic Update on Stroke: Who Should Get an Intervention?

Attended by approximately 50-60 post graduate students, Resident Doctors and hospital staff. This was followed by Q&A session. Discussion points: Welcome by the Head of Department (HOD) and Dean. Dean spoke about STEMI project in Cardiology and continuing engagement with ACP. Students go for 3 months Observership during their 4.5 years study so they are ready to practice as soon as they graduate. ACP could help with the Observership identify hospitals, mentors etc. Dr. Geethalakshmi wants to be engaged with ACP. Dr Mir invited her to become a Fellow of ACP and to send her CV. HOD spoke of possible tie-ups. Appreciative of lecture.

Dr Mir highlighted benefits of ACP Membership. Encouraged students and residents to become members as college is IMED approved and therefore student membership is free. ACP to revert with an Institutional rate for subscription to Annals of Medicine and MKSAP. Photos Stanley Medical College Welcome by the Dean Rapt Audience at Dr. Mirs lecture Lecture at Madras Medical Mission The Madras Medical Mission(MMM) is an International Health Care Provider and a 256 bed Quaternary care centre of excellence providing healthcare services in the areas of Adult/Paediatric Cardiac care, Reproductive Medicine, Liver & Digestive diseases, Kidney and Multi-Organ transplantation. The hospital has an MOU with the Cleveland Clinic and the European Stent for Life. Holds joint conferences and workshops with Cleveland Clinic. People met:

Dr. Mullasari Ajit S. - Director Cardiology Lecture Topic: Acute Coronary Syndrome: Who Should Get An Intervention? Attended by 15 resident doctors and cardiologists Lecture at Madras Medical Mission Discussion Points: Dr. Mullasari Ajit S. - Director Cardiology to be included in the Steering Committee. Has many publications to his credit. Open to workshops and conferences Lot of patients come from overseas for treatment. At least 2 patients from South Africa daily. Therefore need to have quality health care. Photos - Madras Medical Mission

Lecture by Dr. Mir Audience at Dr. Mirs lecture Lecture at Govt. Kilpauk Medical College Kilpauk Medical College (KMC) is one of the premier government medical instituitions in India. Founded in 1960, the college has been instrumental in producing many world renowned doctors. There are 2 busy hospitals affiliated with the KMC - Government Kilpauk Medical College Hospital and Government Royapettah Hospital. People met: Dr. R. Narayana Babu - Deputy Superintendent Dr. Balan Prof. Dr. Usha Lakshmi, Professor of Medicine (faculty) Lecture Topic: Update in Congestive Heart Failure

Attended by 50 post graduate students, Residents and physicians. Lecture at Govt. Kilpauk Medical College Discussion points: Dr Mir welcomed by Dr Narayana Babu and Head of Cardiology International brochures and flyers distributed to students. Keen on student membership and a possible tie up where they could exchange best practices etc. College is IMED approved and therefore student membership is free. Welcomed such lectures by experts. Dr Mir asked Prof. Dr. Usha Lakshmi, Professor of Medicine (faculty) to

send her CV for consideration of Fellowship Dr Mir highlighted benefits of ACP Membership. Encouraged students and residents to become members. Institutional rate for subscription to Annals of Medicine and MKSAP to be sent. Photos - Govt. Kilpauk Medical College Welcome address Lecture by Dr. Mir Lecture at Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute (SRMC & RI), now named Sri Ramachandra University (SRU), is a deemed university. SRU consists of eight constituent colleges with over 45 departments offering about 92 courses in health care and medical studies and research with more than 3500 students.

In 1997, SRU entered into a relationship with Partners Harvard Medical International to pursue curriculum reform, faculty development, and improvements in health care quality and patient safety in the school's affiliated medical centre. One of the results of this collaboration was the achievement of accreditation by Joint Commission International in 2009, the first teaching hospital in India to obtain such accreditation from JCI. The university has been accredited by NAAC with A Grade with a GCPA of 3.52 on a 4-point scale, the highest to be awarded to a private medical university in India. Lecture at Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute People met: Dr. M.K. Sudhakar, MD; Professor & Unit Chief; Sr. Consultant - Dept. of Medicine

Dr. Preetam Arthur, Professor of Medicine, Dept. of General Medicine Lecture Topic: Top Five Threats to Global Health Attended by 40 undergraduate students, post graduate students, professors and physicians Discussion points: Interested in subscribing to MKSAP and Annals. Need to revert with institutional rate for both. Presently subscribe to 'Update'. Dr Mir asked Dr. Preetam Arthur who is a FRCP to send his CV to her so she can review for Fellowship. Dr Mir highlighted benefits of ACP Membership. Encouraged students and residents to become members as college is IMED approved and therefore student membership is free.

Photos - Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute Lecture by Dr. Mir Audience at the lecture Members Dinner at the Westin, Velachery Chennai List of confirmations/final attendees Dr. Bellarmine V. Lawrence, MD, FACP (USA) - attended Dr. Mahmaud Shirazi, MBBS; MD (USA); AB (USA); FACP (USA); FMMC; MRCP (UK) Consultant Physician, General/Internal Medicine - attended Dr. Krishna Seshadri confirmed but did not attend

Dr. Srinivasan Bhaskar - confirmed but did not attend Dr. R.V.S.N. Sarma, MD (Med), MSc (Canada), FCGP, FIMSA, FICP (USA), FACP (USA), FRCP (Glasgow), Senior Consultant Physician - attended Dr. Arul Rhaj - confirmed but did not attend Dr. Nadathur Devanathan Ramanujam, MBBS, MD (Gen Med), FACP (USA), FIMSA; Consultant Physician & Liaison Neurologist - attended Dr. Chennur Arshad Akeel, MD (Gen Med), FRCP (Glasgow), FRCP (Dublin), FACP (USA), DABTM (USA), FICA (USA), FCCP (USA); Senior Consultant, Internal Medicine attended Dr. G. Sengottuvelu, MD (Gen. Med), DM (Card), DNB (Card), FRCP (Glasgow),

FSCAI, Fellowship in Interventional Cardiology (France), FMMC, FCSI; Senior Consultant & Interventional Cardiologist - attended Dr. Rajan Ravichandran, MD, MNAMS, FACP (USA), FRCP (Edin); Senior Nephrologist attended Note: 10 members confirmed but 7 attended the dinner 6 were ACP Fellows. Members Dinner at the Westin, Velachery Chennai Discussion points Members welcomed the opportunity to interact with a member of the Board of Regents Suggested that ACP in India target post graduate students like is done in the USA. Have Post graduate updates specialty-wise.

Suggested that for national conference have 'updates' across sub specialties, academics and research. Invite Abstracts/Posters. Procedures need to be taught. Non-invasive Content knowledge minimal. ACP could help fill this gap. ACP can help with Observership. Since ACP can sponsor only 3 persons it was suggested that ACP can help identify hospitals and mentors if medical student/Resident can pay for own fare. More visibility. Reach out to post graduate students. Post graduate updates specialty-wise. Dr Shirazi and Dr. Sengottuvelu work closely with the Tamilnadu Dr MGR Medical University that has 30 medical colleges in Tamilnadu affiliated to it. Will help ACP connect with them.

Dr Ravichandran holds his own conference in India and would like Dr Mir to suggest a senior Nephrologist as speaker for the conference All keen to help with and support the forthcoming conference and the India Chapter. Dr ND Ramanujam keen to be a speaker at the conference. Photos - Members Dinner at the Westin, Velachery, Chennai Discussions over dinner Photos - Members Dinner at the Westin, Velachery, Chennai From Left to Right (Back Row): Priti Khanna, Dr. Shirazi, Dr. Sarma, Dr. ND Ramanujam, Dr. Rajan Ravichandran, Rohini Dhar (Front Row): Dr. Sengottuvelu, Dr. Mir, Dr. Arshad Akeel, Dr. Bellarmine Lawrence Lecture/Meeting Schedule - Mumbai Mumbai 4 September 2013 (Wednesday) Sr.#

Hospital/Govt. College Concerned person Topic of Lecture 1 Dr. Ramakant Panda Asian Heart Institute Director, Medical Services 1. Evaluation & Management of Sepsis 2. The current status of Antibiotic resistance 3. Introduction of pain management 4. Hazards of Hospitalisation 2 K. J. Somaiya Medical College and Dr. Geeta Niyogi - Dean Research Centre

Evaluation & Management of Sepsis Time Remarks 9:00 to 12:00 Lectures to be attended by physicians, internists, nurses and HODs 15:00 to 16:30 Lectures to be attended by physicians, internists, nurses and HODs Mumbai 5 September 2013 (Thursday) Sr.# Hospital/Govt. College Concerned person Topic of Lecture

Dr. V. P. de Sa Director Medical Services Evaluation & Management of Sepsis 1 Saifee Hospital 2 Dr. Ashok Asthana - Sr. Seven Hills Hospital VP - Quality 1.Evaluation & Management of Sepsis 2.The Global Aging Tsunami (Gerontology) Time Remarks 12:00 13:30 Lectures to be attended by physicians, internists,

nurses and HODs 15:00 17:30 Lectures to be attended by physicians, internists, nurses and HODs. 2 other lectures to be conducted by Seven Hills Hospital doctors followed by panel discussions Dinner with ACP Members from Mumbai at Maya, The Trident, BKC Lecture at Asian Heart Institute Asian Heart Institute (AHI) is a world-class 250 bed Indian cardiac care hospital, established in 2002 with ALL the medical and patient facilities you would expect in a world-grade cardiac hospital. As of July 2012, it was one of the two private hospitals in India to participate in a government insurance scheme to provide coverage for the poor. AHI has been built, and functions to, the guidelines of the Cleveland Clinic in

USA. People met: Dr. Susheel Kumar Bindroo, Consultant Dr. Suresh Mehtalia, diabetologist Dr Manoj Chawla Lecture Topics: Evaluation and Management of Sepsis in 2013 The Current State of Antibiotic Resistance Introduction to Pain Management The Global Aging Tsunami (Gerontology) Lecture at Asian Heart Institute Attended by approximately 45-50 post graduate students, Resident Doctors and hospital staff. This was followed by Q&A session.

Discussion points: The Director Dr. Ramakant Panda was unavailable due to a medical emergency, however, the lecture series was well attended by the physicians, internists, nursing and faculty Dr. Susheel Kumar Bindroo was vocal about methodologies used in India and the way medical care is provided in India. Diabetologists, Dr. Suresh Mehtalia and Dr. Manoj Chawla too expressed concerns about addressing specific medical interventions in India. Showed interest in Gerontology. Much to be done in the area of Geriatrics. Institutional rate for subscription to Annals of Medicine and MKSAP to be sent.

Photos Asian Heart Institute Lecture by Dr. Mir Audience at the lecture Photos Asian Heart Institute Welcome branding Audience interaction at the lecture Lecture at K.J. Somaiya Medical College Hospital & Research Centre The K. J. Somaiya Medical College is a private Medical College owned and managed by the Somaiya Medical Trust. The College has around 145 qualified experienced teaching faculty and 104 Resident Doctors working in 21 well equipped departments. The College runs Undergraduate course of MBBS and Postgraduate Courses in Pediatrics(M.D.) and Obstetrics and Gynaecology (M.S.). It is affiliated to The Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS), Nashik. People met: Dr. Geeta Niyogi, MD - Dean

Dr. Damayanti Shah, MD - Medical Superintendent Lecture Topic: Evaluation and Management of Sepsis in 2013 Attended by 40 graduate, post graduate students, Residents and Professors Lecture at K.J. Somaiya Medical College Hospital & Research Centre Discussion points: Student membership. Encouraged students and residents to become members as college is IMED approved and therefore student membership is free. Faculty membership

Welcomed such lectures in the future - keen on anything that has academic value Institutional rate for subscription to Annals of Medicine and MKSAP to be sent. Photos K.J. Somaiya Medical College Hospital & Research Centre Lecture by Dr. Mir Audience at the lecture Lecture at Saifee Hospital The Saifee Hospital has 33 specialised departments, more than 400 doctors and 236 beds. Today, the hospital is one of the most technologically advanced hospitals in the entire country. Saifee Hospital is recognised by Diplomate of National Board New Delhi for Post Graduate Programs in Medicine, General Surgery and Imaging. College of Physicians and Surgeons for Diploma Programs in Ophthalmology, Diabetes, Orthopedics and Imaging. The Hospital is also recognised by The Maharashtra Medical Council as an Accredited Medical Teaching Institute for conducting CME's, Seminars, Workshops and Conferences.

People met: Dr. Vernon P. de Sa, Medical Director Dr. Iqbal B. Bagasrawala, Consulting Physician, Cardiologist, Diabetologist Dr. Vidya B. Doshi, MD (Med); Consulting Physician Dr. Janki - past General Secy. of ISCC Dr. Charu Jani Senior Intensivist & Treasurer Elect of API Lecture at Saifee Hospital Lecture Topic: Evaluation and Management of Sepsis in 2013

Attended by approximately 30-35 post graduate students, Resident Doctors and hospital staff. This was followed by Q&A session. Discussion points: Subscribe to the Indian Journal of Critical Medicine - journal of the Indian Society of Critical Care. Dr. Mir fielded questions about management of Sepsis in India and comparisons with US. Dr. Sachin Jain, HOD of Microbiology at the hospital was enthusiastic about participating in the 2014 conference to be held in Delhi Institutional/corporate membership to be considered Interest shown by some attending Residents to become ACP member

Photos Saifee Hospital Welcome by Medical Director Lecture by Dr. Mir Photos Saifee Hospital Group Photograph with Attendees Audience Lecture at Seven Hills Hospital Seven Hills Hospital is built on a sprawling area of 17 acres with up to 2 million sq. ft. of built up area. Design complaint with international accredited hospital architectural norms. One of the very few hospitals in the world having an inpatient bed capacity of 1500, 24 Dialysis units, 36 Operation Theatres & 4 Cath Labs. People met: Dr. Ashok Asthana, Sr. Vice President - Quality

KumKum Baidyaroy, Vice President - Administration Lecture Topics: Evaluation and Management of Sepsis in 2013 The Global Aging Tsunami (Gerontology) Lecture at Seven Hills Hospital Attended by approximately 35-40 post graduate students, Resident Doctors and hospital staff. Presentations were made by their own doctors and a panel discussion took place after Dr. Mirs lectures. This was followed by Q&A session. Discussion points: Seven Hills Hospital is keen to collaborate for such future lecture series Would like to consider special conferences/workshops specially in the area of Hospital Management

Dr Asthana wants ACP to consider a certification program that will assure competency levels and fill gap that exists in skill sets of students coming from medical colleges of mixed repute Photos Seven Hills Hospital Dr. Mir being Felicitated Welcome address Photos Seven Hills Hospital Lecture by Dr. Mir with Panel on stage Members Dinner at the Trident, BKC, Mumbai List of confirmations/final attendees Dr. Preeti Chhabria, MD (USA); Consultant in Internal Medicine, PD Hinduja National Hospital & Research Centre - attended

Dr. Hemraj Chandalia confirmed but did not attend Dr. Kanjaksha Ghosh, MD (Med), DNB (Haem.), MNAMS, FRC Path. (Lon), FACP (USA), MRCP (Ire), MRCP (UK), FICP, FNASc; Director National Institute of Immunohaematology - attended Dr. S.B. Gupta, MD (Int. Med), FISE, FICN, FICP, FICC (India), FCSI, FICC (Int.), FACP (Hon.), FICA (USA), FCCP (USA); Chief Medical Superintendent and Chief Physician-Cardiologist, Central Railway HQ Hospital, Dean Indian College of Physicians (Academic wing of API) - attended Dr. Niranjan N. Rathod, DM, MD, FACP (USA), Fellowship in BMT, Seattle, USA; Visiting Consultant Haematology & Bone Marrow Transplant, Hiranandani Hospital - attended Dr. Sandhya Kamath, Ex Dean Sion Hospital, KEM Hospital, Lokmanya Tilak

Medical College, Indian College of Physicians (ICP), Dean of G.S. Seth Medical College, Past President API; Hony. FACP - attended Note: 6 members confirmed but 5 attended the dinner 2 were ACP Fellows, 2 were Hony Fellows as they were ex Presidents of API Members Dinner at the Trident, BKC, Mumbai Discussion points Members welcomed the opportunity to interact with a member of the Board of Regents Suggested that ACP be more visible in India. Willing to share benefits of ACP Membership with colleagues. ACP Flyers and International Brochure to be sent when required. Dr Niranjan Rathod has promised to get 10 new members for ACP. Suggested that for national conference have 'updates' across sub specialties, like done at the Annual Conference in the USA. Thought it was a great idea to Invite Abstracts/Posters at the Indian Conference and get them published thereby

earning CME credits. Dr. Chabbria who has been a member of ACP for the last 11 years is a great ambassador for ACP. Hinduja Hospital had expressed interest during Dr Mirs visit in September 2012 in sponsoring candidates for fellowships (for upto 10 candidates). They were working with Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (APIO) but it did not materialise. They were open to Fellowships/Mentorships. Dr Chhabria to take this up again with the hospital. Interest shown in Gerontology/Geriatrics. Dr Mir to help. All keen to help with and support the forthcoming conference and the India Chapter.

Suggested that ACP work closely with API. Dr SB Gupta, Dean ICP to discuss ACP Booth and speaking opportunity for ACP at the APICON 2014 at the Governing Body Meeting to be held on 7th & 8th September. Photos - Members Dinner at the Trident, BKC, Mumbai Discussions over dinner Photos - Members Dinner at the Trident, BKC, Mumbai From Left to Right: Priti Khanna, Rohini Dhar, Dr. Sandhya Kamath, Dr. Mir, Dr. SB Gupta, Dr. Priti Chhabria, Prof. K Ghosh, Dr. Niranjan Rathod Lecture/Meeting Schedule - Delhi Delhi 6 September 2013 (Friday) Sr.# Hospital/Govt. College Concerned person

1 Delhi Medical Council Dr .A.K. Agarwal President 2 Fortis Hospital, Gurgaon Dr. H. H. Das, Director, Anaesthesia 3 Artemis Health Institute, Gurgaon Dr. Arpit Jain, Senior Consultant Internal Medicine

Topic of Lecture One on one meeting 1. 2. Introduction to Pain Management Symptom Management in the Cancer Patient One on one meeting Time Remarks 10:00 am to 11:00 am Meeting to discuss accreditation of ACP courses, materials and resources for CME credits 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm Meeting at 12 noon followed by Lectures to be

attended by physicians, internists, nurses and HODs. Lunch organized by Hospital. 4:30 pm to 5:00 pm Site visit for 2014 Conference followed by Dinner with ACP members from Delhi at Monsoon, Le Meridien, Janpath 40 Meeting at Delhi Medical Council People Met: Dr. A.K. Agarwal, Professor of Excellence (ENT), Ex Dean Maulana Azad Medical College, Additional Director General of Health Services, President Delhi Medical Council Dr. Suneela Garg, MD; Director Professor, Maulana Azad Medical College, Ex Head, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Delhi University

Dr. Girish Tyagi, Registrar cum Secretary, Delhi Medical Council Discussion points: Dr Agarwal offered to fully support the ACP Conference to be held in New Delhi in Sept. 2014. Welcomed offer to be on the Steering Committee. Gave consent for Dr Suneela Garg to be on the Scientific Committee of the conference. To help with getting key people from the Ministry of Health, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) the Director General, Dr. Katoch who is a Microbiologist to be involved in some way with the conference thereby raising the stature of the same. Dr Agarwal said he could try get Ex President of India, Dr Abdul Kalam as Chief Guest. This will help get publicity for the conference as also attract participation and attendance. Meeting at Delhi Medical Council Discussion points contd.:

Suggested that topics of the Conference should be in line with areas of focus of the Indian Government. This will generate interest of the medical fraternity in India as also grab the attention of the policy makers. Suggested tracks on Communicable Diseases; Non-Communicable Diseases; Chronic Respiratory Diseases; Mental Health; Health Administration & Leadership; Geriatrics; Womens Health. Will help with potential pharma participation as also will suggest and try and get key physicians as speakers/panelists/moderators at the conference. Highly recommended Padma Shri Dr. V. Mohan, M.D., FRCP (London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Ireland), Ph.D., D.Sc., D.Sc (Hon. Causa), FNASc, FASc, FNA, FACP, FACE; Chairman & Chief Diabetologist, Dr. Mohan's Diabetes Specialities Centre, Chennai as one of the speakers.

Dr Agarwal confirmed that the Online CME Credit proposal sent by ACP will be discussed with the CME Committee of Delhi Medical Council at their meeting on 18th September, 2014. Favourably inclined to it. Dr Mir also informed them that ACP could develop a customised product for online credits if so required. Confirmed that at a stage of signing contract with BMJ for online CME Credits but that in no way should stop DMC for partnering with ACP. Lecture at Fortis Memorial Research Institute Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon, is a multi-super specialty, quaternary care hospital with an enviable international faculty, reputed clinicians, including super-sub-specialists and speciality nurses, supported by cutting-edge technology. A premium, referral hospital, it endeavours to be the 'Mecca of Healthcare' for Asia Pacific and beyond. Set on a spacious 11acre campus with 1000 beds, this 'Next Generation Hospital' is built on the foundation of 'Trust' and rests on the four strong pillars Talent, Technology, Infrastructure and Service People met: Dr. Rimy Khurana, Deputy Manager, Operations

Dr. Dilpreet Brar, Regional Director Dr. H.H. Das, Director Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Management Ms. Nilanjana Roy, Deputy Manager - PCS Lecture at Fortis Memorial Research Institute Lecture topic: Introduction to Pain Management, Emphasis on the Older Adult Attended by approximately 25-30 by Senior Physicians, Resident Doctors, Oncologists and hospital staff. This was followed by Q&A session. Discussion points: Appreciative of lecture. Would welcome such lectures/workshops on specific topics in the future too.

Fortis has a nice Meditorium that can seat 110 pax. Dr Mir discussed having a possible Pre-Session on Gerontology at the Fortis Hospital, Gurgaon on 4th Sept. (a day prior to the 2014 Conference in Delhi). To involve Dr H.H Das and Dr Samir Parikh of the hospital in the sessions on Pain Management & Mental Health respectively. Corporate membership package to be considered. ACP to revert with Institutional rate for subscription to Annals of Medicine and MKSAP. Photos Fortis Memorial Research Institute Lecture by Dr. Mir Dr Das and Dr Kaul felicitating Dr. Mir Members Dinner at the Le Meridien,

Delhi List of confirmations/final attendees Dr. Pervez Ali Ahmed, MBBS confirmed but did not attend Dr. Sona S. Abraham, MBBS, FACP (USA) - attended Dr. Suchitra Behl, MD, ABIM Internal Medicine, NYMC (USA), Fellow Advanced Endocrinology & Diabetes; Consultant Fortis C-DOC - attended Dr. Atul Bhasin, MD, FACP - confirmed but did not attend Dr. Navin Kumar Soni, MD, FACP (USA), FICP, FIACM; Senior Physician Consultant & Head Dept. of Internal Medicine, Yashoda Superspeciality Hospital attended

Dr. Ashutosh Shukla, MBBS, MD, FACP (USA); Director Dept. of Medicine and Incharge of the DNB program, Artemis Hospitals attended Dr. Vikram Sarbhai, MBBS, FACP - confirmed but did not attend Note: 7 members confirmed but 4 attended the dinner 3 were ACP Fellows. Members Dinner at the Le Meridien, Delhi Discussion points Members welcomed the opportunity to interact with a member of the Board of Regents Felt that aggressive marketing should be done in India so ACP is more visible.

Members offered to help grow membership will talk to colleagues. Dr Mir asked them to avail reduction on dues by giving references. Welcomed idea of having 'updates' across sub specialties, at the Conference as also publication of the abstracts and posters. All were willing to help with the Conference and gave consent Steering Committee. Dr Behl suggested that Dr. Anoop Mishra, Director and Head, Department of Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases, Fortis Hospitals, Vasant Kunj; President, National Diabetes Obesity & Cholesterol Foundation (N-DOC), President, Center for Diabetes Obesity & Cholesterol Disorders (C-DOC), Director, Diabetes Obesity & Metabolic Diseases, Diabetes Foundation (India) could be invited to talk on Diabetes and Obesity at the 2014 Conference in Delhi Felt that ACP needs to ease the process of re-accreditation. Not easy for ACP

Members in India to earn the required CME credits. Areas of concern Ethics of Medical practice in India and Hospital Management. Felt that ACP could consider a certification program that will help standardize/recognize competency levels; help bridge gaps in skill sets. to be on the Photos - Members Dinner at the Le Meridien, Delhi From Left to Right: Dr. Sona S. Abraham, Dr. Ashutosh Shukla, Dr. Mir and Dr. Suchitra Behl Note: Dr. NK Soni left early Conclusion Dr. Mirs lectures were well received. ACP Member Benefits highlighted before each lecture. Need to follow-up with e-mailers and posters to increase visibility of ACP in India and grow the membership as India needs 200 dues paying members to launch the India Chapter.

Great interest shown by Medical Colleges and Hospitals in the topic Evaluation and Management of Sepsis 2013 and The Global Aging Tsunami (Gerontology). Lectures held at only IMED approved Medical Colleges in each city as students of these colleges can become members for free. Members endorsed the idea that ACP should target the post graduate students as done in USA. Member Dinners were fairly well attended though held on week days. Allowed for great interaction and gave a lot of insight on challenges and possible opportunities for ACP in India. Need to meet/engage with members on a quarterly basis. Announcement of the forthcoming ACP conference to be held in New Delhi on 5-6 September 2014 has been well received. Dr Mir was able to put together a tentative Scientific Committee and Steering Committee

for the same as also a tentative program based on discussions with members, physicians of the hospitals visited in the 3 cities. Conclusion Contd. Should partner/engage with API and Delhi Medical Council for a successful first conference in India. Need to hold lecture series in Bangalore and Pune in February 2014 so one can increase awareness/visibility as regards ACP in these towns.

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