South Asia Initiative for Diabetes In Pregnancy (Conference) Free
ITC Gardenia Bengaluru, Bengaluru, India | Karnataka Bangalore
Fri 25th May 2018 | Sun 27th May 2018


South Asia Initiative for Diabetes In Pregnancy

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to attend the  The 2nd Congress of South Asia Initiative for Diabetes In Pregnancy (SAIDIP).

 SAIDIP 2018 will be held on 25th – 27th of MAY 2018 in BENGALURU,  “The Silicon Valley of India”  

The great success of the first SAIDIP Congress held in Colombo, Srilanka, in 2016, has paved the way to create a similar Congress in yet another destination in South Asia – SAIDIP 2018 Bengaluru INDIA

To bring increased attention and encourage exploration on diabetes in pregnancy within the South Asia region and replicate over a decade of success of the Diabetes in Pregnancy Study Group in India it was decided earlier to form group called the South Asia Initiative for Diabetes in Pregnancy (SAIDIP).

The SAIDIP 2018 will provide a prospect for all accomplices to interact with health care providers enthusiastic across the country. The scientific committee is planning a state of the art scientific program which will be of interest to diabetologists, endocrinologists, internists, obstetricians, gynecologists and basic research scientists. A galaxy of achievers from India and abroad will grace this conference and share their experiences with us. We hope this congress will add a great value to your clinical practice and you will enjoy the magnificence of Silicon Valley of India.

Additionally, controversial topics and use of new technologies in perinatal medicine will be discussed in detail. This will allow participants to formulate a modus operandi through evidence provided by the presenting experts.

The faculty comprises of renowned specialists and experts from all over the Galaxy, who will present the most updated clinical and laboratory revolutions, based on evidence as well as practical experience.

We look forward to your participation

With best wishes and hoping to see you in Bengaluru.


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In the past few years it has become apparent that diabetes in pregnancy is starting to become a public health issue impacting both the immediate maternal and neonatal health as well as fueling the diabetes and NCD epidemic in South Asia. With close geographic proximity, long history of neighborly relations (despite occasional conflicts) common traditions and similar socio economic developments, it makes sense that responses and experiences of tackling similar health challenges be shared to allow better practices in the region to become more widely known and to provide opportunities for exchange of ideas and help build capacity in the region for the common good. This will also provide a greater share of voice to articulate common issues and views of the region at international fora more strongly.

In line with this thinking key opinion leaders and participants from South Asia, in particular Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka were invited to the DIPSI meeting in Bangalore and Udhagamandalam (Ooty). A special session on diabetes in pregnancy in South Asia was built in the congress program where esteemed colleagues made enlightening presentations reflecting a sense that the problem is similar to that in India. The application of the DIPSI approach was seen relevant and meaningful to these colleagues and several expressed the intention to adapt the same principles in their countries.

As a consequence a few key people working in the area of the gestational diabetes in countries in South Asia (some of them WDF project partners) decided earlier this year to create an informal group called the South Asia Initiative for Diabetes In Pregnancy.

As you are well aware hyperglycemia is one of the most common medical conditions women encounter during pregnancy. It is estimated that one in six live births (16.8%) occur to women with some form of hyperglycemia in pregnancy. The occurrence of GDM parallels the prevalence of impaired glucose tolerance (IGT), obesity and type 2 diabetes melli 

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