68th Annual Conference (2013) of The Association of Physicians of India

Venue of APICON -2013 Coimbatore : Codissia Trade Fair Complex
Dates: Jan 31st, Feb 1, 2, & 3rd2013
Organizing Secretary – APICON 2013 : Dr. Isaac Christian Moses  
Bethesda Hospital,
No. 11, Simpson Nagar,
Shivaji Colony
Coimbatore – 641 025
E-Mail: drisaacmoses@yahoo.co.in
President Elect & Chairman, Scientific : Dr. A. Muruganathan
Committee APICON – 2013 : No. 58, KPN Colony, 3rd Street, Tirupur – 641 601
Mobile: +91 – 98430 60666/+91- 98941 45678
Direct & Fax: +91 – 421 – 4243553
E-Mail: Muruganathan@airtelmail.in
Website: www.muruganathan.com 

Theme: Indian/Practical Guidelines and Protocols


1. Only abstract papers, duly typed in the abstract format (copy attached) are to be submitted for APICON 2013.The abstracts should be submitted in triplicate in the   abstract format only (one copy  in original and two Photocopies). An abstract that is not submitted in the abstract format will not be considered. The material should be accommodated within the frame of the format. The abstract must be sent on CD also.

2. The name of the person who would be presenting the paper must be clearly
underlined amongst the names of authors and the name and address of this person must be clearly mentioned with his signature. The correspondence address must also have the Pin Code Number, Mobile Number, and Fax Number & E - Mail address.

3. The last date for submission of abstracts will be 31st July 2011 which will not be extended. The abstracts should be submitted to Dr. A. Muruganathan, Chairman, Scientific Committee APICON – 2013.

4. Presenting authors must register for APICON – 2013.

5. If the authors of accepted paper remain absent without prior intimation to the Chairman of the Scientific Committee of API, the authors will not be considered for two subsequent conferences.

6. Please suggest names for Chairman, Co-Chairman for the scientific sessions. The written consent with registration number of   APICON 2013 may be sent to Dr. A. Murganathan, Chairman Scientific Committee of APICON 2013 at the above address.

7. For further details, please refer to the abstract format.

68th APICON – 2013 (Jan 31st, Feb 1 - 3), Coimbatore
Proposed Scientific Programme for APICON – 2013 Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.
January 31st Feb 1, 2, &3rd 2013.

Presidential Oration: Dr. A. Muruganathan

  • Netaji Oration:
  • Dr. G. S. Sainani Oration:
  • Prof Rathnavelu Subramaniam Endowment Oration:
  • Sanofi Aventis lecturer ship in Diabetes:
  • Dr. P. J. Mehta Oration:
  • Dr. Coelho Memorial lecturer ship in experimental medicine:
  • API Novo Novordisk lecture:

Free Papers Sessions (Oral Presentation)
Dr. M. Vishwanathan Poster Presentation
Infectious Diseases

  • Typhoid Fever
  • Malaria
  • Dengue  
  • Leptospirosis
  • Swine Flu
  • Viral Infections
  • Rabies , Amoebiasis
  • Opportunistic Fungal Infections
  • Chikungunya Fever
  • Neurocysticercosis
  • Treatment of cryptococcosis what is new
  • Management of Infections During Pregnancy
  • Managing Nosocomial Infections
  • Emerging and Re – Emerging Infectious Diseases: The Challenge to Global Health


  • Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Heart Failure
  • Angioplasty
  • Cardio Myopathy
  • Arrhythmias
  • Acute Rheumatic fever
  • Coronary CT Angio
  • Management of Valvular Heart Disease in Pregnancy
  • Thromboembolic Diseases in Pregnancy
  • Hyperhomocysteinemia and its Implications in Atherosclerosis – The Indian Scenario


  • Pregnancy induced Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Emergencies
  • Hypertension in Elderly
  • Investigations
  • Complications
  • Evolving Clinical Strategy in the Treatment of Hypertension
  • Current Status of Diuretics in Management of Hypertension
  • Hypertension in Patients with Renal Failure
  • Therapeutic Challenge of Resistant Hypertension – Indian Perspective
  • Isolated Systolic Hypertension


  • Gestational Diabetes Mellitus
  • Diabetic Foot
  • Treatment-- Type 2 Diabetes
  • Insulin Guidelines
  • Diabetic Emergencies
  • Metabolic Syndrome –
  • Diabetes in the Elderly
  • Evaluation of Diabetic Nephropathy
  • Diabetic Gastropathy
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease in Diabetes: Special Considerations
  • How Tight is Right? Debating the Issue of Optimal Diabetes Control
  • Diet in Diabetes with Special Relevance to Dietary Fat Intake
  • OHA and Pregnancy: Current Scenario


  • Epilepsy
  • Stoke
  • Headache
  • Meningitis
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Parkinsonism
  • Vertigo  ,  Myopathy
  • Neurosyphilis
  • Secondary Prevention of Ischemic Stroke
  • Recent Trends in Management of Migraine
  • Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

Glomerular Nephritis

  • Newer Investigations
  • Renal Tuberculosis
  • Chronic Renal Failure
  • UTI
  • Drug Dose Adjustment in Chronic Renal Diseases
  • Anemia of Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Medical Treatment of Benign Prostatic Enlargement


  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • SLE
  • Low Backache
  • Gout
  • Vasculitides
  • Emergencies in Rheumatology
  • Biotechnology Solutions for Inflammatory Arthritides – RA and SPA
  • Uncensored Saga Of Interventional Rheumatology
  • Treatment of Spondylo arthopathy


  • Laboratory Investigations in Immune – Mediated Diseases
  • Pharmacological Manipulation of the Immune System
  • Primary Immunodeficiency Disorders – A Clinical Approach

Crohn’s Disease

  • Irritable bowel Syndrome
  • Chronic Pancreatitis
  • Mal Absorption
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Asymptomatic Patients with Raised Enzymes: What to do?
  • Management of Acute Pancreatitis
  • Abdominal Tuberculosis – Current Concepts in Diagnosis and Management


  • Hepatitis C
  • Jaundice
  • Safe Drugs in Liver Disease
  • Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Management of Hepatitis B: Recent Advances
  • Pharmacological Control of Portal Hypertension
  • Autoimmune Hepatitis
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome: Clinical Considerations
  • Current Status of Liver Transplantation in Asia


  • Sex in the Elderly
  • Immune Status in the Elderly
  • Anemia in Elderly
  • Bladder Disturbance in Elderly
  • Contemporary Issues in the Health of the Elderly
  • Comprehensive geriatrics assessment
  • Infection in elderly or Dementia- mini mental scoring how much applicable in India
  • Neuronal Control of Aging: Hormonal Signaling and Metabolic Pathways


  • Anemia A Clinical Approach
  • Myelodyplastic Syndromes
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Disorders of Coagulations
  • Platelet Disorders
  • How to interpret BT, PT and APTT
  • New Blood Transfusion Guidelines
  • Diagnosis and Management of Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Multiple Myeloma – Recent Advances and the Management of the Released/Refractory Patient
  • Blood Component Therapy


  • Endocrine Disorders – A Clinical Approach
  • Disorders of Thyroid Glands
  • Disorders of Growth and Development
  • Hirsutism
  • Andropause – How Relevant
  • Testosterone as a Therapeutic Tool
  • An Approach to Chronic Diarrhoea
  • Clinical Approach to a Patient with Dysphagia
  • Hypothyroidism – Treatment Issues: Towards an Indian Consensus


  • Management of Obesity
  • Obesity Diets


  • Assessment of Nutritional Status
  • Water Soluble Vitamins
  • Food Allergy and Food Intolerance
  • Traditional vs Non – Traditional Diets – Did our Grandmother Know the best
  • Minerals, Trace Elements and Antioxidants
  • Micronutrients in Health and Disease
  • Vitamin – D3


  • Emergencies in HIV Medicine
  • Current Guidelines for Antiretroviral Therapy
  • HIV and TB
  • HIV in the Intensive Care Unit
  • HIV Drug Resistance and Second line of ART
  • Opportunistic Infection
  • HIV – TB Co infection: Nuts and Bolts
  • AIDS and the Lung
  • AIDS Wasting Syndrome: Current Concepts in Management
  • HIV and Pregnancy
  • AIDS – Related Malignancies
  • Management of HIV – Various Protocols, Rational Behind them, Pros and Cons in Ref to our Country

Respiratory System

  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Brachial Asthma
  • Pulmonary Tuberculosis
  • Acute Respiratory Distress
  • Guidelines for Community Acquired Pneumonia (CAP)
  • Role of Immunomodulators in the Management of MDR – TB
  • Management of COPD – A Clinical Scenario
  • Recent Advances in the Diagnosis of Tuberculosis\
  • Non – Invasive Ventilation


  • Principles of Cancer Biology and Pathology
  • Gynaecological Malignancies
  • Oncological Emergencies
  • Paraneoplastic Syndrome
  • Principles of Drug Treatments
  • Principles of Radiotherapy
  • Supportive Care in Cancer
  • Oncology and Haematological Malignancies
  • Malignant Gliomas


  • Environmental Pollution
  • Climate Change – Health and Disease
  • Electric Shock and Lightning Injury
  • Radiation Hazards
  • Environmental Disasters
  • Heat Stoke
  • Hypothermia – Recognition and Treatment

Poisoning and Toxicology

  • Scorpion Sting
  • Snake Bite

Nuclear Medicine

  • PET scan
  • ASNC Imaging Guidelines for Nuclear Cardiology Procedures.

Aviation Medicine

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