74th Annual Conference Of
The Association Of Physicians Of India

7th - 10th, Febuary, 2019 - Kochi


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Tentative Topics For Scientific Programme

  • Cardiology
  • Hypertension
  • Endocrinology
  • Diabetes
  • Neurology
  • Rheumatology
  • Nephrology
  • HIV
  • Interventional Radiology
  • Pulmonology
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Gastroenterology
  • Infections
  • Hepatology
  • Oncology & Hematology
  • Poisioning & Toxicology
  • Geriatrics
  • Environmental Med
  • Lipidology
  • Tuberculosis
  • Venous Diseases
  • Pregnancy
  • Miscellaneous
  • Nutrition


  • Approach to Chest Pain beyond MI
  • Thrombosis in young adults: clinician’s approach
  • STEMI: An interactive session
  • The new world of NOACs: Moving ahead from VTE to AF to CAD
  • Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in Acute ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction: Therapeutic Use
  • Infective Endocarditis: Current Scenario
  • Current Management Strategies for Non-ST Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction
  • Cardiomyopathies– Clinical and Echocardiographic Evaluation
  • Pitfalls and Limitations of the Stress Test
  • Cardiovascular CT Angiography
  • Post Fibrinolytic Strategies in ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction
  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: Current Concepts
  • Atrial Fibrillation- Advances in Treatment
  • Post Myocardial Infarction Left Ventricular Dysfunction and Failure
  • Acute ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction “The First 12 Hours"
  • Cardiogenic Shock- Management
  • Ranolazine and Ivabradine- their Current Use
  • Anti-platelet therapy for Acute Coronary Syndrome (Aspirin, Clopidogrel, Prasugrel, Ticagrelor and what next?)
  • Advances in Management of Heart Failure
  • Antiplatelet Therapy for Post - PCI Patients, Current Trends and Future Directions
  • Thrombolytics in Current Era
  • Revascularization for Stable Angina
  • Management of Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction (Diastolic Heart Failure): Myths and Realities
  • Microalbuminuria an independent risk factor for CVD
  • Origin of Cardio metabolic diseases and steps to ameliorate
  • Sudden Cardiac Death
  • Progressive Left Ventricular Dysfunction - Clinical approach


  • How to refine and redefine the CV risk in patients with hypertension?
  • Salt sensitivity and hypertension
  • Resurgence of diuretics in the treatment of hypertension.
  • Blood Pressure Measurements – Methods, Techniques and Current Relevance
  • Ambulatory Blood Pressure Measurement is Indispensable to Good Clinical Practice
  • Isolated Systolic Hypertension
  • Blood Pressure Variability: How to Deal?
  • Masked Hypertension: Current Scenario
  • Management of Hypertension in Diabetes
  • Common Mistakes in Hypertension Management
  • Resistant Hypertension: A Clinical Perspective
  • Prehypertension - Time To Act


  • Unravelling the enigma of thyroid disorders
  • Role of Tocotrienol in Cardio-Metabolic syndrome
  • Thyroid disorders in ICU
  • A Physician’s Approach to Management of Obesity
  • The concept of sick fat
  • Thyroid Disorders in Diabetes
  • Hypothyroidism and Comorbid Conditions
  • Sub Clinical Hypothyroidism - To Treat or Not to Treat?
  • Use and Abuse of Calcium
  • Hyperthyroidism: Relevant Investigations and Guidelines for Management
  • DPP4 Inhibitors in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus : An Indian Perspective
  • Sulfonylureas versus DPP-IV Inhibitors: Lessons Learnt so far…
  • Oral Anti-Diabetic Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation
  • Sodium–Glucose Linked Transporter (SGLT) Inhibitors in the Management of Type 2 Diabetes
  • Tips of Managing Diabetes Foot
  • Rapid Acting Insulin Analogues
  • Is Degludec the Insulin of Tomorrow?
  • Prevention of Diabetic Complications: Is it Possible?
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Targeting ectopic fat: therapeutic strategy for diabetes
  • Lifestyle Management of Diabetes
  • Pharmacogenomics of anti-diabetic drugs
  • Endocrine disruptors and diabetes
  • Vitamin D deficiency and Lifestyle Diseases: The Relation and the Solutions
  • Metaboloc Syndrome & Cardiovascular Risk : Indian Perspective
  • Cushing’s Syndrome- An update in Diagnosis and Management
  • Prolactinoma
  • Male Hypogonadism in Diabetes
  • Interpreting bone density for Physicians
  • Hypervitaminosis D
  • Suspecting and Managing an Adrenal patient
  • Recent Advances in the Management of Pheochromocytoma
  • Primary Hyperparathyroidism(PHPT) changing Scenario
  • Panhypopituitarism
  • Application of molecular diagnostics in clinical Endocrinology
  • Overview of Multiple Endocrine & Other Tumor Syndromes
  •  Lung involvement in Thyroid disorders



  • Challenges and integrated management of type-1 diabetes in india
  • Diabetes in the young: Challenges in India
  • Serum Cystatin C Level Is Associated With Carotid Arterial Wall Elasticity In Subjects With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus; A Potential Marker Of Early-Stage Atherosclerosis
  • Molecular Basis of Asian Indian Phenotype
  • Intricacies of diabetes management in women
  • Periodontal disease and Diabetes
  • Top TEN-Newewr Modalities in mangaing NIDDM.
  • Targeting ectopic fat: therapeutic strategy for diabetes
  • Severe insulin resitance syndromes: Clinical Perspective
  • Cardiovigilance in Diabetes Mellitus
  • Does Diabetes contribute to the TB epidemic in India
  • Anemia and diabetes
  • Managing diabetes- moving from patient-centric approach to community-centric approach
  • Management options for diabesity (diabetes and obesity)
  • Technological innovations in the field of diabetes
  • Diabetes, obesity and cancers: the interlink!
  • Management of Gestational Diabetes
  • Infections as acute and chronic non vascular Diabetic complication
  • Insulin : initiation, intensification, barriers
  • New insulins and devices
  • Role of alpha-cells in diabetes
  • Diabetes in elderly
  • In hospital glycemic control: Have we achieved?
  • How to achieve Euglycemia in diabetic pregnancy by Insulin Therapy: Indian experience
  • Prediabetes – beyond the tip of the iceberg
  • Role Of Gycaemic Varaiability In Diabetic Microvascular Complications N Role Of Gliptins
  • Diabesity in Women - Is it Different?
  • Clinical Relevance of Pathophysiology of Type 2 Diabetes
  • Pathophysiology of Diabetes Complications - Indian Perspective
  • Individualised Treatment for Diabetes to Prevents Disease Progression
  • Future Insulins, Technologies and Diabetes Outcomes
  • Diabetes Ketoacidosis and Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar State
  • Hypoglycemia : Unawareness, Cognition and Long Term Consequences: Some New Insights
  • Surgery and Diabetes – Current Concepts
  • What Should After Metformin in Indian Diabetes Patients
  • Approach to Systemic Vasculitis
  • Chirally Pure Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs
  • Mixed Connective Tissue Disorders (MCTD)
  • Biosimilars in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Sooner Than Later
  • Current Recommendations for the Management of Ankylosing Spondylitis


  • Confusion in Elderly patients
  • Update on Idiopathic Inflammatory Myopathies.
  • Approach to Parkinson plus syndrome
  • New vistas in the treatment of epilepsy
  • Neurocysticercosis – Indian Scenario
  • Acute Symptomatic Seizures
  • Approach to Sleep Disorders
  • Syncope - A Clinical Point of View
  • An approach to a comatose patients
  • Chronic Pain – Approach and Therapies
  • Multiple Sclerosis – Indian Perspective
  • VERTIGO -and what is New in it from the General Physician’s Perspective
  • Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis
  • Evaluation and Management of Dementia
  • Neuroimaging In Parkinsonian Disorders
  • Potential Drug Targets For Treatment Of Refractory Epilepsy
  • Diagnostic & therapeutic role of EEG In Epilepsy
  • Neurosteroids And Ischemic Stroke: Promising Agent
  • Evolving Pattern And Outcome Of Stroke
  • Advances In Acute Stroke Management
  • Headache – Symptom Analysis
  • Peripheral Neuropathy - Some Newer Concepts and Diagnostic Ways.
  • Muscle Cramps


  • Rheumatoid Arthritis, Treat to Target: Myth or Reality
  • Sarcopenia.
  • Mimics of RA
  • Overlaps in Rheumatology
  • Infections n autoimmunity
  • Coetaneous autoimmunity.
  • Autoimmunity...apart from Arthritis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
  • Rheumatological Manifestations of Systemic Diseases.
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Low Back Pain (L.B.P.) - How Do I Approach
  • Approach to Foot Pain: A Rheumatologist’s Perspective
  • Spondyloarthropathies : Treatment Target
  • Management of Osteoarthritis
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  • New Classification Criteria for Rheumatoid Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis:
  • Gout - Updated
  • Corticosteroids in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Resurrection, Revival or Rethinking?
  • Biologics in RA
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (ASP) An Update –


  • The prevention of chronic renal failure
  • Current concepts of the nephrotic syndrome
  • Hypertension and the kidney
  • Legal & Ethical issues in renal transplantation; Renal Disease in India
  • HCV infection in Renal transplant;
  • Hyponatraemia : Causes and Consequences
  • Acute Renal Failure in Tropics
  • Principles of Drug Dose Modification in Renal Failure
  • Rational Use of Diuretics and Pathophysiology of Edema
  • eGFR: What the Internist Should Know
  • Chronic Kidney Disease- Pre-Dialysis Management: The Action Plan
  • Approach to Hypokalemia
  • Metabolic Acid Base Disorders
  • Retarding Progression of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
  • Complicated Urinary Tract Infection
  • Renal Transplantation: Newer Insights


  • HIV and Hepatitis B Virus Co-infection : An Overview
  • Evolution of antiretroviral therapy in India.
  • Rheumatological Manifestations of HIV.
  • HIV - An Overview for the Internist
  • Drug Resistance in HIV
  • Emergencies in HIV Medicine
  • Current Guidelines for Antiretroviral Therapy
  • HIV & TB - The “Deadly Duo”
  • HIV Drug Resistance and Second Line of ART
  • National ART Guidelines

Interventional Radiology

  • Utility of Positron Emission Tomography (PET) in Medicine
  • Imaging Infection & Inflammation
  • Interpretation of pathological and radiological investigations by primary care physician


  • Essentials for the management of Asthma
  • COPD - Erupting Volcano (A global emergency)
  • Hypereosinophilic syndrome: a step-wise approach
  • Ultrasound in chest disease
  • Intrstitial Lung Disease
  • Cardiopulmanory Efects of Tobacco
  • Rising air pollution and remedies
  • Cardpulmanory changes in sarcoidosis
  • Simplifying IPF - Amplifying life
  • Pulmonary Function Test Interpretation : Clinical Pearls Using a Case Based Approach
  • The Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
  • Ventilator Associated Pneumonia
  • Pneumococcal Vaccine- Clinical Utility
  • Asthma in the Elderly
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea- Clinical Spectrum and Management
  • HRCT: Increasing Role in the Diagnosis of Pulmonary Diseases
  • Rational Choice of Antibiotics in Pneumonia
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Current Guidelines for Treatment

Critical Care Medicine

  • Right IV Fluid for Resuscitation - Current Trend
  • Haematological Challenges in the Intensive Care Unit
  • Transfusion in critical care setting Monitoring of critical ICU patents
  • Approach to fluid , electrolyte and acid base disturbances-clinical appraisal and handling
  • Fever In ICU
  • Sepsis and Septic Shock-- What have We Learnt Over The Years
  • Role of Steroids and vasopressors in ICU
  • ICU Infections
  • ECMO- An Important ICU tool
  • Approach to refractory Hypoxemia
  • Antibiotic Use in Critically Sick
  • Current Guidelines for Management of Sepsis
  • Fungal Infections in Critically III Patients
  • Nutrition in Critically III Patients



  • Acute Pancreatitis – What the physician should know
  • Drug induced liver injury- diagnosis and management
  • GI or liver malignancy
  • Acute liver failure,
  • Auto-immune liver disease,
  • BuddChiary syn,
  • HCC
  • GERD
  • Management of Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding: What is New?
  • Chronic Pancreatitis: Newer Concepts
  • Constipation: A Holistic Approach to Management
  • Management of Ascites
  • Management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome A Practical Approach
  • Chronic Diarrhoea – An Approach
  • Management of Ulcerative Colitis : Step up or Step –down Approach ?
  • Prebiotics and Probiotics: A critical Analysis
  • Capsule Endoscopy: Newer Vistas
  • A Novel Approach in the Treatment of Acute infective Diarrhea


  • Beta- Lactamase Threat in Respiratory Tract Infections
  • Emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases- Indian perspective
  • Tropical Fever in Critical Care Setting in India
  • Scrub typhus :As it stands today
  • Sepsis Management Guidelines
  • Physician approach to a patient with fever & Neutropenia
  • H1N1:Diverse Implications
  • Viral Hemorrhagic Fever
  • Syndromic approach to Pyrexia
  • Clinical presentation and systemic manifestations of ebola virus"
  • Adult vaccination- Indian Scenario
  • Management of Enteric Fever
  • Spectrum of Dengue illness
  • Malaria in India: Challenges and Opportunity in Today’s Scenario
  • Chikungunya
  • Rational Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy
  • Drug Resistance – How to Suspect, How to Manage?
  • Antifungals : Which, When and Where
  • Fever of Unknown Origin: Revisited
  • Vivax Malaria: Not benign Any More


  • Noncirrhotic Portal Fibrosis
  • Indications Contraindications & Long Term Care in Liver Transplantation
  • A Practical Approach to a Person with Positive HBsAg
  • Prescribing in patients with Liver Diseases
  • NASH: Advances in Evaluation and Management
  • Acute Fulminant Hepatic Failure
  • Alcoholic hepatitis- the growing burden and the current management
  • Fatty Liver - Endocrine Perspective

Oncology & Hematology

  • RDW & Histogram: tools for bedside diagnosis of red cell disorders
  • Approach to pancytopenia in adults
  • How important is Celiac disease in haematology practice
  • Haemoglobin opathis - burden and prevention
  • Chemo free world of hematological malignancy
  • Blood Component Transfusion with special reference to Platelet Transfusion
  • Bad obstetric history: a hematologist’s point of view
  • Hypereosinophilic syndrome: a step-wise approach
  • G-6PD Deficiency: under-diagnosed entity in physician’s practice
  • Refractory ITP in adults: how to deal?
  • Acquired Haemophagocytic disorders: often-missed entity in clinical practice
  • CML - Current state-of-the-art Management
  • Multiple Myeloma - Recent Advances
  • Immuno-Oncology - The 'advance of the decade' in Cancer Treatment
  • Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation in India - Status Update
  • Recent Advances in Transfusion Medicine
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia - Recent Advances
  • An Overview of Lung Cancer
  • Imaging in Cancer for Clinicians : Newer Concepts
  • Lymphoma: An Update for Physician
  • Management of Patients on Antiplatelet Drugs Undergoing Surgery” To Stop or not to Stop?
  • Judicious Use of Blood Components in Clinical Practice
  • A Clinical Approach to Polycythemia
  • Myeloproliferative Neoplasms
  • When and How to Treat Chronic Lymphatic Leukemia
  • How to Interpret BT, PT and APTT
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Clinical Approach to a Case of Anemia
  • Current Guidelines for Management of Hemophilia
  • Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation
  • Management of Malignant Pleural Effusion
  • New Treatment Strategies in B-cell Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Poisioning & Toxicology

  • Organophosphorus Poisoning: Current Management Guidelines
  • Aluminum Phosphide Poisoning
  • Scorpion sting
  • Advances In Management Of Snake Bite
  • Snake Bite and Critical Care Medicine
  • Decontamination Method in Poisoning: Dilemma in Gastrointestinal Decontamination


  • Evaluation and Preventionof falls in elderly
  • Infections in Elderly
  • Home-Based Care in Geriatrics
  • Immunization in Elderly
  • Principles of Geriatric Pharmacology
  • Coronary Heart Disease in the Elderly
  • Prevention of Infection in Elderly
  • Implications of Polypharmacy in Senior Citizens
  • Approach to A Comatosed Elderly in Emergency Room
  • Diabetes in Elderly

Environmental Med

  • Global warming - physician's perspective.
  • Effect of extremes of temperature.
  • High altitude medicine.
  • Mobile towers and radiation hazards.


  • Familial Hypercholesterolemia
  • Dyslipidemia: Flash back and vision ahead.
  • Metabolic Syndrome : Myth Of Reality
  • Edible Oil for Healthy Cooking
  • Management of Atherogenic Dyslipidemia
  • Management of Dyslipidemia: Intolerant to Statin Therapy
  • Lipid Management: How Aggressive is Aggressive?
  • PCSK9 Inhibitor : Potential as Future Lipid - Lowering


  • Tuberculosis in Special Situations
  • What we did not do in last hundred & twenty five years ( Problem of TB)
  • Role of the laboratory in the Management of TB
  • Approaching Tuberculosis eradication in India- how realistic he target is?
  • Role of Immunomodulators in Management of Drug Resistant TB
  • Atypical Mycobacterial Infection
  • Multidrug Resistant Tuberculosis – The Present Scenario
  • Newer Diagnostic Techniques in TB and its Impact on Treatment
  • MDR-TB: Diagnosis and Management
  • Central Nervous System Tuberculosis: A Challenge in India
  • Diabetes and Tuberculosis
  • Newer Guideline in Management of Tuberculosis

Venous Diseases

  • Non - Surgical Treatment Options for Varicose Veins
  • Medical Treatment of Chronic Venous Diseases
  • Distal DVT
  • When to Intervene in Pulmonary Embolism - and how


  • Pregnancy and Heart Disease
  • Malaria In Pregnancy
  • Thrombocytopenia in pregnancy- how one should investigate & manage?
  • Liver disorders in pregnancy
  • Management of Infections during Pregnancy
  • Management of Jaundice in Pregnancy
  • Use of Oral Hyperglycemic Agents in Pregnancy Diabetes
  • Management of Hypertension in Pregnancy


  • Euthanasia- the law and the present-day pitfalls
  • 3D printing of organs and use in organ transplant
  • Role of physician play in the outcomes of their patients.
  • Incretins physiology in health and diseases
  • Basis of Asian Indian Phenotype
  • Prevention & control of NCD - Digital Medicine
  • Challenges beyond Science in today's Healthcare
  • Rapid clinical examination in emergency
  • Lifestyle Factors in Non-communicable Diseases in India -
  • Health problem in healthcare workers - a matter of concern
  • Relevance of newer diagnostic modalities in our social structure.
  • Medical Problems at Sea – Challenges in Management : The Physician’s Role
  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy : The Role in Modern Day Medicine
  • Medical Ethics, Spirituality and the Physician
  • Integral Health in Clinical Practice
  • Allergy - Evolving Concepts Through A Century
  • Erectile Dysfunction (Male Sexual Dysfunction) "Hardness Matters"
  • Professionalism and Communication in Medical Practice
  • Smart Way to Select Antibiotics
  • Ethics in Medical Practice: Pearls and Perils of Medical Practice Today
  • Stress Management by Yoga
  • Is clinical examination still relevant
  • Art of practising Medicine in this current/difficult ERA
  • Continuous Professional Development : An Essential Lifelong Learning Activity for Physicians
  • Creating Value: Cost effective, High Quality Health Care
  • Team-Based Healthcare
  • Who will Care the Doctor’s Health?
  • Smart Phones in Clinical Medicine


  • Parenteral nutrition in physicians practice.
  • Diet in Diabetes
  • Assessment and management of elderly malnutrition person.
  • Vitamin D supplementation in each and every individual is really necessary?
  • Role of vitamin B12 in health and disease.

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74th API Annual Conference,
2019 S N Pareek Memorial Hospital,
3-Basant Vihar, Kota(Rajasthan) India

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