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Scientific Programme - 71st Annual Conference of
The Association of Physicians of India
28th-31st January, 2016. Hyderabad

Scientific Programme - Highlights

Theme: Translating Evidence to Practice- Indian Perspective.

The present day challenge for us physicians is, to provide cost effective, high quality, evidence based, scientifically correct, ethical and compassionate care to our patients. We need to generate our own Indian data and look at the western literature from our Indian perspective and then translate it into good medical practices. The gap between evidence and practice has to be bridged so that our patients derive maximum benefit. The Indian practitioners expertise and experience is unmatched. If we can cap it with evidence based Indian trials and guidelines it can be an ideal system. The salient features of the programme will be as follows:

  • Format: Didactic lectures, key note address, clinical workshops, symposia, debates, controversies in medicine, medical quiz, Indian guidelines on common subjects and buzzer based case discussions.
  • Disease patterns: Rural & urban diseases, communicable & non-communicable diseases, recently upsurgent infectious diseases.
  • Special Topics: Genetics & Medicine, Immunology & Medicine, Stem cell Research-current status.
  • Clinical Relevance: Interpretation of specialised investigations of sub specialities in medicine, indications and follow up by physicians of patients getting interventional procedure of various subspecialities, interesting cases encountered by experts with clinical message for delegates.
  • Recent Developments: Newer therapeutic agents (drugs & devices) available in our country & in the world, new disease entities realised in the medical field that are being diagnosed.
  • Comprehensive Journal review: JAPI, NEJM, Lancet, Nature, Science, Indian speciality Journals- landmark publications.
  • Historical Data: Landmark publications in the past that have changed our practises.
  • Indian Perspective: Most significant Indian research & publications that have highlighted the differences of Indian pattern of diseases.
  • Practise of Medicine: Documentation, Hospital information system (HIS), Legal issues in practising Medicine.
  • National Medical Bodies: ICMR and other important medical regulatory bodies, Standardisation and Accreditation in Medicine.
  • Changing Knowledge Sources: Internet, Apps & websites of medical literature- How to search and extract information.

Dr. Gurpreet S Wander


President Elect API 2015,Chairman Scientific Committee , APICON - 2016 (Hyderabad)

“Knowledge comes but wisdom lingers” –Alfred Tennyson