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India-Britain diabetes summit in Chennai next month

Tamil Nadu,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine, Wed, 05 Dec 2012 IANS

Chennai, Dec 5 (IANS) A delegation from Britain comprising of 50 officials from universities and medical technology companies will participate in a diabetes summit by Indo-British Health Initiative (IBHI) here next month.

"We are focusing on what we believe will be the largest ever bilateral healthcare event staged between India and the UK," Mike Nithavrianakis, Britain's Deputy High Commissioner and ex-officio president of IBHI, told reporters Wednesday.

The summit is targeted at several hundred private and public sector experts across India and Britain and would cover prevention, diagnosis, treatment of diabetes, obesity, wound care and others.

The summit will bring together experts from India and Britain to find solutions to the crisis of diabetes.

Senior diabetologists and endocrinologists are expected to speak at the summit.

Prithvi Mohandas, founder-secretary of IBHI and joint managing director of MIOT Hospitals, said IBHI helped Indian healthcare institutions to build on their relationship with Britain's healthcare sector and forge partnerships in academics, healthcare delivery, technologies and innovative solutions.

A Young Innovator Award will also be presented at the summit.

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