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 Upcoming Symposium on Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic Syndrome
and Its Consequences in South Asians

India House Houston

1:00 - 4:45 p.m.
February 9,  2013
Houston, Texas

Online registration is now closed but you may register at the event.

Program Objectives

At the conclusion of this symposium, participants should be able to–  

  • Discuss the  recent advances in diagnosis and prevention of metabolic syndrome in South Asians
  • Discuss the pathogenesis and treatment of Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease in South Asians
  • Describe the pathogenesis and prevention of complications related to metabolic syndrome in South Asians   

Target Audience

This symposium has been designed for clinicians, primary care and family physicians, as well as Internists and specialists, whose patient population includes many South Asians.

Program Schedule

Saturday February 9, 2013  

1:00 p.m.    
Obesity, Fat Topography, Adiopocytokines, and Insulin Resistance in South Asians  
Mandeep Bajaj, MD

Diabetes in South Asians  
Ashok Balasubramanyam, MD 

Gastrointestinal Disorders Associated with Metabolic Syndrome in South Asians
Bincy Abraham, MD


Dyslipidemia and Cardiovascular Disease in South Asians 
Vijay Nambi, MD

Metabolic Syndrome and Endothelial Dysfunction in South Asians
Sridevi Devaraj, PhD 

Linking Chlamydia and Other Infections with Coronary Artery Disease in South Asians - Myth or Reality?
Shital Patel, MD 

4:00 p.m.               
Diet in South Asians (Not for CME Credit)                              Karmeen Kulkarni, RD, CDE
Former President, American Diabetes Association, Healthcare Education 

Program Co-Directors 

Mandeep Bajaj, MD
Professor of Medicine and Molecular and Cellular Biology,
Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism,
Baylor College of Medicine and St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital Houston, Texas

Virendra Mathur, MD  
Clinical Associate Professor, Division of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Baylor College of Medicine
Cardiologist, St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital
Houston, Texas 

Presented by
Endocrinology Division at Baylor College of Medicine, St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, and Texas Heart Institute

Accreditation and Credit Designation
Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

An evaluation form sent via email will provide each participant with the opportunity to review the speakers and their presentations, to identify educational needs, and to comment on any perceived commercial or promotional bias in the presentation.

Meeting Site 

The symposium will be held at the
India House Houston 
8888 West Belfort
Houston, Texas 77031   

Registration is free but preregistration is recommended.

Online registration is now closed but you may register at the event.   

Cancellation Policy

Texas Heart Institute reserves the right to cancel this activity if registration is deemed insufficient.

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