GERICON 2019 Schedule

We are proud to present the schedule for the 17th National Conference of Indian Academy of Geriatrics – GERICON 2019.

 

Awarded 25 Credit Points by The Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University

Day 1 – Friday Dec, 6

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9:00am – 9:15am

Hall a

Role of antipsychotics and cholinesterase inhibitors in Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia – An evidence based approach

By Dr. Mathew Varghese, Professor of Psychiatry, NIMHANS Bengaluru

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9:00am – 9:15am

HALL B

Lifestyle medicine – Is it relevant in the older person?

By  Dr. Herb Giebel, Consultant, Lifestyle Medicine Service, Department of Medicine Unit IV, CMC Vellore

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9:15am – 9:30am

HALL a

Subjective cognitive impairment – ? Harbinger of dementia

By Dr. S.R. Chandra, Neurophysician, Ramachandra Charitable Hospital, Thiruvananthapuram

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9:15am – 9:30am

HALL B

Acute ischemic stroke : Role of imaging and interventional radiology

By Dr. Shyam Kumar N.K., Professor, Department of Radiology, CMC Vellore

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9:30am – 9:45am

HALL a

Rapidly progressive dementia in the older person – An evidence based approach

By Dr. Ravi Bhat, Divisional Clinical Director and Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist, GV Area Mental Health Service, Shepparton, Victoria, Australia

Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Rural Health, The University of Melbourne, Shepparton, Victoria, Australia 

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9:30am – 9:45am

HALL B

Conservative vs Invasive management of unstable Ischemic Heart Disease in the very old

By Dr. George Joseph, Professor, Unit I, Department of Cardiology, CMC Vellore

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9:45am – 10:00am

HALL a

Assessment and management of delirium in the Intensive Care setting- a rising need

By Dr. Kishore Pichamuthu,  Professor, Department of Critical Care, CMC Vellore

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9:45am – 10:00am

HALL b

Five challenges of delivering healthcare to India’s community dwelling elderly population

By Dr. Arvind Kasthuri, Professor, Department of Community Medicine, St. Johns Medical College, Bengaluru

10:15 am – 10:45 am

ORATION

HALL b

VENKOBA RAO ORATION

  – Frailty: Disease Burden and Screening

By Dr. Renuka Visvanathan, Director, Adelaide Geriatrics Training and Research with Aged Care (GTRAC) Centre, Australia

10:45 - 11:00 AM

COFFEE BREAK

11:00 am – 12 NOON

HALL a

INAUGURAL CEREMONY

Chief Guest: Mr. G. Viswanathan, Founder and Chancellor of Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore

Guest of Honor: Thiru. A. Shanmuga Sundaram, IAS, Collector, Vellore District

12 NOON – 12:30 pm

ORATION

HALL a

PRESIDENTIAL ORATION

    – Management of chronic pain in the older person

By Dr. Prasad K. Mathews, President, Indian Academy of Geriatrics

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

LUNCH BREAK

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1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

HALL a

Debate – Vitamin K antagonists vs newer anticoagulants – Do we know enough to decide?

By Dr. Magesh R, Consultant Geriatric Physician, Apollo Hospitals, Chennai

And Dr.V Sreenivas, Founder, Chennai Geriatrics Centre, Indira Nagar, Chennai and Senior Geriatrician, Fortis Malar Hospital, Chennai

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2:00 PM - 2:15 PM

HALL a

Peri-operative assessment and management of the frail older person

By Dr. S.S. Lehl,  Professor and Head, Department of General Medicine, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh

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2:00 PM - 2:15 PM

HALL b

A rational approach to motor fluctuations in Parkinson’s Disease

By Dr. B. Vengamma, Director and Vice Chancellor, SVIMS Tirupatti

Senior Professor of Neurology, SVIMS, Tirupathi

 

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2:15 PM - 2:30 PM

HALL a

Interpreting the DEXA and FRAX scores

By Dr. Swapna Alexander, Consultant, Orthogeriatrician, North Wales

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2:15 PM - 2:30 PM

HALL b

COPD – improving quality of life in the older person

By Dr. Y. S. Raju, Professor and Head of Departments of General Medicine and Geriatrics, NIMS, Hyderabad

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2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

HALL a

Newer drugs for osteoporosis

By Dr. Thangam D, Senior Assistant Professor, Department of Geriatrics, Madras Medical College, Chennai

 

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2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

HALL b

Current guidelines for use of combined anticoagulation and antiplatelets in Coronary Artery Disease and Atrial fibrillation –A rational approach in the older person

By Dr. Priya Vijayakumar, Professor, Department of Geriatrics, AIMS, Kochi

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2:45 PM - 3:00 PM

HALL a

Current status of drug holiday in osteoporosis

By Dr. Dominic Benjamin, Head of Department of Medicine, Baptist Hospital, Bengaluru

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2:45 PM - 3:00 PM

HALL b

Diuretics in the treatment of hypertension in the older person

By Dr. I. S. Gambhir, Professor, Department of Medicine, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University

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3:00 PM - 3:15 PM

HALL a

Deep Vein Thrombosis prophylaxis after orthopedic procedures

By Dr. Anu Korula, Associate Professor, Department of Hematology, CMC Vellore

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3:00 PM - 3:15 PM

HALL b

Nutrition in the elderly

By Dr. Sumathi Swaminathan, Associate Professor, Department of Nutrition, St. John’s Medical College and Research Institute, Bengaluru

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

ORATION

HALL a

Dr. V. S. NATARAJAN ORATION

Osteoporosis in the postmenopausal female- A South Indian perspective

By Dr. Thomas Paul, Professor and Head of Unit II, Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, CMC Vellore

3:45 pm

TEA BREAK

4:030 PM - 5:00 PM

HALL b

Quiz Prelims

For Post Graduate students 

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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

HALL C

Fall Prevention – Innovation and Technology – Teleconference

Dr. Courtney D. Hall, PT, PhD., Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, East Tennessee State University

Moderator: Mr. Lenny Vasanthan T.

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

HALL a

Annual General Body Meeting

Indian Academy of Geriatrics (for IAG members only)

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5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

HALL b

Research and Publication Workshop

By Research Wing, Indian Academy of Geriatrics

7:00 PM onwards

eden gardens

Banquet

Theme: Star Burst

Color Code: White, Red or Blue

 

Entertainment

Stand-up Comedy : Dr Jagdish Chaturvedy

Band: Redwine lead by Vishnu S Nair

 

Day 2 – Saturday Dec, 7

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8:00 aM - 11:00 aM

HALL b

Paper and Poster Presentations 

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08:00 aM - 08:30 aM

HALL C

Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment

Mrs. Illavarasi J., MSc(Nursing) Prof and Head of Medical Surgical and Specialty Nursing III, College of Nursing, CMC Vellore

Deputy Nursing Superintendent, Nursing Service, CMC Vellore

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08:30 aM - 09:00 aM

HALL C

Delirium

By Mrs. Bharathy R., MSc (Nursing), Reader, College of Nursing, CMC Vellore

Nurse Manager -Medical Nursing Department and Ophthalmology
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8:45 AM - 9:00 aM

HALL a

Unintentional weight loss in the elderly

By Dr. Meenakshi Sharda, Senior Professor (Medicine) and Head, Geriatric Medicine, Government Medical College, Kota

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9:00 aM - 9:15 AM

HALL a

Live Stronger for Longer – Falls and fragility fracture prevention in older people in New Zealand

By Dr. Shankar Sankaran, Clinical Leader, Whole of Systems, Health of Older People and Consultant Geriatrician, New Zealand

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09:00 aM - 9:25 aM

HALL C

Discharge Planning

Mrs. Sasikala Umesh. MSc (Nursing) Reader, College of Nursing, CMC Vellore

Nurse Manager, Private Block, CMC Vellore
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9:15 AM - 9:30 aM

HALL a

Merchants of Immortality – Longevity Research

By Dr. Prem Narasimhan, Consultant in Geriatric Medicine, Jaslok Hospital and Research Center, Mumbai

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09:25 aM - 09:45 aM

HALL C

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo

Mr. Lenny Vasanthan T., Lecturer, PMR Department, CMC Vellore

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9:30 AM - 9:45 aM

HALL a

Worry and Anxiety – A major health concern among residents in senior care homes

By Dr. D. Jamuna, Professor Emeritus & ICSSR Senior Fellow, Centre for Research on Ageing, S.V. University, Tirupathi

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09:45 aM - 10:15 aM

HALL C

Foot Care

 Ms. Flory, Diabetic Nurse Educator, Department of Endocrinology, CMC Vellore

 

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9:45 AM - 10:00 aM

HALL a

Suicides in the elderly – Is it an area of concern?

By Dr. Anju Kuruvilla, Professor, Department of Psychiatry – Unit I, CMC Vellore

10:15 AM

COFFEE BREAK

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10:30 AM - 10:45 aM

HALL a

Stroke thrombolysis in the older person – Is it safe?

By Dr. Senthil Raghunathan, Consultant Stroke Physician, Foundation Training Program, Director Lead, NHS United Kingdom

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10:30 aM - 11:00 aM

HALL C

Community Care

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10:45 aM - 11:00 aM

HALL a

Mechanical thrombectomy – A game changer in stroke management

By Dr. Ganesh Subramanian, Consultant in Stroke Medicine, Hon. Clinical Associate Professor, NHS United Kingdom

11:00 aM - 11:30 aM

ORATION

HALL a

TRIVANDRUM ORATION

  -Women and aging

By Prof. Alka Ganesh, Geriatric Consultant, GKNMH, Coimbatore

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11:30 AM - 11:45 aM

HALL a

National Program for Healthcare in the Elderly -Goals attained and the way forward

By Dr. Gowri Sengupta, Assistant Director General(Geriatric Health), Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health & Family welfare, Delhi

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11:30 aM - 11:45 aM

HALL b

More than skin deep : Dermatological problems in the elderly

 Dr. Anil Abraham, Consultant Dermatologist, Former Professor and Head, Department of Dermatology, St.John’s Medical College, Bengaluru

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11:30 aM - 12:00 pm

HALL C

Implementing Physical Activity in the Elderly

Dr. Sundar Kumar V., PhD (PT), Assistant Professor, Department of Physiotherapy. Ramaiah Medical College, Bengaluru
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11:45 AM - 12 noon

HALL a

Facilitating implementation of NPHCE in three states 

 By Dr. Pretesh Kiran, Associate Professor, Community Health, St John’s Medical College, Bengaluru

And Dr. Shrikanth Kalsakar, Program officer, Elderly Care, Tata Trusts

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11:45 aM - 12 NOON

HALL b

Management of seizure disorder in the elderly

 Dr. Vivek Mathew, Professor and Head of Department, Department of Neurology, CMC Vellore

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12 NOON - 12:15 pM

HALL a

Talk by HelpAge India

By Dr. Ritu Rana, Mission Head, Health Care at HelpAge India, New Delhi

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12 noon - 12:15 PM

HALL b

Female Incontinence

Dr. Lily Varghese, Professor and Head, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Unit II, CMC Vellore

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12:00 aM - 12:30 PM

HALL C

Day Care Center

Mr. Rakesh, Training Officer, RUHSA Department, CMC Vellore

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12:15 pM - 12:30 pM

HALL a

Hospital at Home – Hope or Hype in the Future of Geriatrics?

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12:15 PM - 12:30 PM

HALL b

Lower urinary tract symptoms in the older male – When to refer?

By Dr. Santhosh Kumar, Professor and Head, Department of Urology, CMC Vellore

12:45 pM - 01:15 pM

ORATION

HALL b

JODHPUR ORATION

  -Integrated Care of Older People (ICOPE) : Old wine in a new bottle?

By Dr A. B. Dey, Professor and Head, Department of Geriatric Medicine, AIIMS New Delhi

1:15 pm - 2:00pm

LUNCH BREAK

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02:00 pM - 02:15 pM

HALL a

Diastolic dysfunction in the older person

By Dr. Oommen K. George, Head, Department of Cardiology, CMC Vellore

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02:00 PM - 02:15 PM

HALL b

Management of urinary tract infections in the era of drug resistance

 By Dr. O. C. Abraham, Professor, Department of Medicine Unit IV, CMC Vellore

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02:15 pM - 02:30 pM

HALL a

Strategies for prevention of delirium in the hospitalized older person

By Dr. G.S. Shanthi, Professor and Head, Geriatric Medicine, Madras Medical College, Chennai

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02:15 PM - 02:30 PM

HALL b

Diabetes and offloading in the lower limb

By Dr. Nihal Thomas, Professor and Head, Unit I, Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, CMC Vellore

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02:30 pM - 02:45 pM

HALL a

Vaccination in the older person

By Dr. George M. Varghese, Professor and Head, Department of Infectious Diseases, CMC Vellore

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02:30 PM - 02:45 PM

HALL b

Choice of insulin in the older person

By Dr. Usha G., Professor of Geriatrics, Madras Medical College, Chennai

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02:45 pM - 03:00 pM

HALL a

Novel biomarkers for sarcopenia and frailty in old age

By Dr. Sharmista Dey, Associate Professor, Department of Biophysics, AIIMS, New Delhi

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02:45 PM - 03:00 PM

HALL b

Non alcoholic fatty liver disease in older people

Dr. Uday George Zachariah, Professor and Head, Department of Hepatology, CMC Vellore

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03:00 pM - 03:15 pM

HALL a

Current status of experimental therapies in Alzheimers disease

Dr. Ashish Goel, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, University College of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

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03:00 PM - 03:15 PM

HALL b

Assessment of mental capacity in older adults

 Dr. Prasun Chatterjee, Assistant Professor, Department of Geriatric Medicine, AIIMS, New Delhi

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03:15 pM - 03:30 pM

HALL a

An approach to polyarthralgias in the older person

By Dr. Shivraj Padiyar, Assistant Physician, Department of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, CMC Vellore

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03:40 pm - 4:10 pm

HALL a

Dr J S Sachdeva Panel Discussion – End of Life issues

Dr. Stanley C. Macaden, Honorary Palliative Care Consultant, Bangalore Baptist Hospital, Bengaluru

Dr. Prabha Adhikari, Professor and Head , Department of Internal Medicine, Yenepoya Medical College, Mangalore

Dr. Gopinath K. G., Professor, Department of Geriatrics, CMC Vellore

4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

HALL b

Quiz Finals

On stage Finals with Audio-Visual rounds

5:15 pm onwards

HALL a

VALEDICTORY FUNCTION

 

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