Chennai, Aug. 5:
Over 700 delegates from across 12 countries who participated at the 10th edition of the International Clinical Nutrition Updates Conference in Chennai and organised by the Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics departments of the Apollo Hospitals, shared their knowledge in the two-day conference held on Saturday and Sunday on the latest and advanced developments and updates in the field of ‘Clinical Nutrition’.
Principal Secretary, Health and Family Welfare Department, Government of Tamil Nadu, Dr J.Radhakrishnan, inaugurated the conference.
The theme of this year’s conference named as “Enhancing Clinical Nutrition Practice” has provided a forum to enrich the dietetic profession through dialogue, learning and to showcase leading-edge practice and nutrition research.
This forum addressed aspects of patient care at hospitals, hospital-based nutritional intervention and in the scientific sessions, the doctors and dietitians addressed medical and nutritional requirements of varied clinical conditions. The conference highlighted the current scientific trends, Nutrition Care Process, Nutrition Focused Physical Examinations (NFPE), and Nutrition Assessment -Identifying Malnutrition.
Dr. Bhuvaneshwari Shankar, Organizing Chair Person , AICNU, said, “In today’s fast paced world, Dietetics is no longer dictated by just meal planning, administration and nutritional recuperation.It is much more- addressing dynamic assessment and timely intervening to minimise complications, sepsis and reduce the average length of hospital stay.”
She added, “At Apollo Hospitals, we also trust in combining evidence-based care with our signature ‘Tender Loving Care’. Dietetics team in the clinical settings work in improving the patient specific nutrition and outcome. It is very important for all practicing dietitians to constantly upgrade their knowledge on the latest trends in clinical nutrition and practice evidence based nutrition”.
International speakers from USA, UAE, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand and Sri Lanka addressed the sessions and presented papers. Around 675 delegates from 12 countries who attended the conference shared and imbibed knowledge from the stalwarts and peers in the field.
It was in 1983, Dr. Prathap Reddy made a pioneering endeavour by launching India’s first corporate hospital – Apollo Hospitals in Chennai. Over the years Apollo Hospitals has established itself as home to the largest cardiac practice in India with over 1,60,000 cardiac surgeries. Apollo Hospitals is also the world’s largest private cancer care provider and runs the world’s leading solid organ transplant program.
As Asia’s largest and most trusted healthcare group, its presence includes 9,215 beds across 64 Hospitals, 2,500 Pharmacies, over 90 Primary Care and Diagnostic Clinics, 110 plus Telemedicine Centres and 80 plus Apollo Munich Insurance branches spanning the length and breadth of the Country.
As an integrated healthcare service provider with Health Insurance services, Global Projects Consultancy capability, over 15 medical education centres and a Research Foundation with a focus on global Clinical Trials, epidemiological studies, stem cell & genetic research Apollo Hospitals has been at the forefront of new medical breakthroughs with the most recent investment being that of commissioning the first Proton Therapy Center across Asia, Africa and Australia in Chennai, India. Every four days, the Apollo Hospitals Group touches a million lives, in its mission to bring healthcare of International standards within the reach of every individual.
The Government of India issued a commemorative stamp in recognition of Apollo’s contribution, the first for a healthcare organization. Apollo Hospitals Chairman, Dr. Prathap C Reddy, was conferred with the prestigious Padma Vibhushan in 2010.