I am pleased to present the scientific programme of APICON 2018.
These, indeed, are exciting times in medicine as better understanding of disease
pathobiology has translated into newer medications and improved treatment strategies.
The thrust is on translational medicine. APICONs are multidisciplinary meetings which
provide an unparalleled opportunity to meet, discuss and share current concepts with
experts and researchers from India and overseas. The Association headed by Dr BR
Bansode, the Scientific Committee led by Dr Pritam Gupta, the Physicians Research
Foundation chaired by Dr YP Munjal and the Indian College of Physicians have
converged at this mega conference.
The theme of my CME is “Current Concepts and Future Trends in Medicine.”
Workshops, panel discussions, WIN (what is new) and evidence based approach sessions
complement state of the art lectures. We have tried to put together a contemporary
programme that blends basic and clinical science and caters to the ardent researcher as
well as the avid clinician!
It is for the fifth time that APICON returns to Bengaluru. The earlier APICONs in 1965,
1975, 1985 and 1998 bear eloquent testimony to the organizational skills of the
Karnataka chapter of API and popularity of Bangalore as a venue. Dr P Chandrasekhara
and his team have spared no efforts to provide the right ambience and ensure delegate
I am sure all participants shall find the scientific programme and the conference
academically stimulating and socially rewarding.
With best wishes for the New Year.
Dr Rohini Handa
MD, DNB, FAMS, FICP, FRCP (Glasgow)
Senior Consultant Rheumatologist
Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi
Dean Indian College of Physicians